Monday, August 22, 2016

Final Olympic Stitching Update and WIPocalypse...

Happy Monday!

First, I want to say a huge "Thank You" to everyone that commented on my previous post, about the loss of my kitty Dahlia...
...all the comments and warm thoughts were greatly appreciate.  It has been a bit of a rough week, but I've been keeping busy with work and stitching. 

Speaking of stitching...
...the Olympic Stitching Challenge is complete!
And, here is a look at what I have been working on the last couple of days...
DAY FIFTEEN 
Another "Follow-Up Friday"...
I decided to put in some more stitches on the Pokemon piece for my son...
(where I left off)

And now...
Another character finished and a new one starting to make an appearance.

Close up of the newly finished Pokemon...
...a shiny Flareon. (At least that is what my son tells me.)

And, a quick peek at the next character...

DAY SIXTEEN
I decided to start another large project...
...this one is a DoNaStitch pattern, called "Sweet Peacocks". (It is part of the love bird series.)

Not a huge start, but I'm happy with the progress I made...

There may be some wondering why I haven't started a DoNa fairy tale pattern, since I did mention starting one when I was planning this challenge.
Well, I had every intentions of starting the Frozen fairy tale piece, but I've had trouble getting all the floss I need.
I've been trying to buy a lot of it locally, but there just never seems to be enough in stock.  I will be placing an order to 123stitch soon, for some fabric, so I'll purchase my missing threads at that time.
Hopefully I'll get some new starts finished and I can add a fairy tale pattern to my rotation.

And the last day...
DAY SEVENTEEN 
I actually found the pattern, purchased it and started it on the same day...

This is the newest pattern from Fuzzy Fox Design, called "Bella, the Pretty Coral Mermaid"...

Obviously, my mermaid is not going to be coral...
...I changed the color on her tail and seashells, since I like more green/blue tones and I thought it would look better on the lavender fabric I am stitching the piece on...
Really looking forward to finishing this piece!

So that has been my Olympic Stitching....
...lots of great projects started and one finish!
I think I would call this a successful challenge.

The WIPocalypse question for this month...
Have you ever read any fictional books that involve embroidery?  If so, give us some recommendations?
I have not read any books that involve embroidery.
At one time, I did find some mystery series that had a knitting or stitching theme, but I never did purchase the book(s).
I'm afraid I don't read as much as I should (or used to)...
I just never seem to have the time anymore. 


Well, I must be off...
...getting to be dinner time.
Hope everyone has a terrific week!

8 comments:

  1. More great pieces started and worked on Carrie. You really need to quit shopping on Etsy cause I want them all.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda!
      Believe me, I really need to stop shopping on Etsy...
      ...you wouldn't believe how many patterns I have in shopping cart.

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  2. Lovely starts you have! I can't wait to see them finished.

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  3. Great stitching!
    You always find cute little designs to work on :)

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  4. As usual, super cute stitching! Hoping you can find the floss you're missing :D

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    1. Thank you Sarah!
      I think I finally have all the colors I need...

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