Sunday, August 7, 2016

Olympic Stitching Challenge - Update #1

Happy Sunday everyone!
I hope everybody has had a fabulous weekend.

Are you guys enjoying the Olympic games?
I have actually been enjoying them quite a bit!  It has been fun watching them with the satellite dish, because I've been able to see a lot of different events. (Plus, I can pause the TV and then skip the commercials.)
I am really loving the women's rugby games...
...very interesting sport.

I am also participating in the Olympic stitching challenge, that is being held by Melissa from Measi's Musings. I decided to do the rotation challenge, but I took it a few steps further...
...I am doing a new start rotation challenge, with a few added extras...
Wednesdays will be WIP days. (I will work on any WIP, but it can't be a piece I started during this challenge.)
And, Fridays will be Follow Up Fridays...meaning, I will go back and work on a piece that I started during the challenge.
Otherwise, everyday will be a new start.

So, on to the pictures of what I have started these last few days...
This is a piece for my son, that features different evolutions of a Pokemon character.
(I will be honest, I have no idea what/who the character actually is, but the piece is really fun!  The little characters are adorable and there will be lots of fun colors coming up.)

The first character stitched up really quick and I love the sparkle of the metallic gold thread that runs through the fabric.

Started the second character...
(Pattern designed by 8bitstitching on Etsy)

Quotes from the movie The Princess Bride...
(One of my family's favorite movies!)

Over half way done with this piece...
(It stitched up really quickly.)
I just love all the colors!
(Pattern by Unexpected Hobby on Etsy)

So there you have the first two days of my Olympic stitching challenge...
...having a ton of fun with the challenge and looking forward to the rest of it!

I do have one more project to share...
...some work on my Big Bang Theory piece. (I stitched on this piece on Thursday, before the Olympics started.)
-where I left off-

-where I am now-
YAY!  Raj is all done!

This piece is so much fun to work on!
(Pattern by Good Morning Maui on Etsy)

Well, I am off to start on my project for today...
...hope everyone has a great day and upcoming week!


  1. Love your new starts Carrie. The Big Bang Theory is my all time favorite show.


    1. Thank you Linda! Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows, too.

  2. Cute little pokemon - my girls are into the new Pokemon Go ap but I still don't know which one is which. Good luck with the Olympic Challenge, sounds a great excuse to start new stuff.

    1. Thank you Cath!
      I love having a good excuse to start new projects. (Not that I really need much of an excuse.) ;)

  3. Cute stitching! Pokemon is all the rage now... I see them everywhere but so far I have managed to catch one! :o)
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!
    hugs xx

  4. I just found your blog and am enjoying your cute cross stitching! My daughter is into the Pokémon too which I'm like you have no idea what the different little creatures are.

    1. Thank you Barb!
      My son tries to explain the different characters to me, but I'm afraid they stick in my brain very well.

  5. You always have the cutest projects! Lovely starts :D

  6. My first time watching the Princess Bride was just this year - how I got through all those years with all those kids and never seeing it - I wonder. But it really is a very special movie -- love your cross stitching. My girlfriends daughter plays rugby - It is a fun sport.

    1. Thank you Melinda! My husband introduced me to the Princess Bride movie when we started dating and has been a family favorite.

      I have really enjoyed watching rugby! Very fun sport to watch.

  7. Adorable Pokemon stitch! I'm going to guess it's Eevee, starting with Shiny? Love the Princess Bride stitch too. :)

    1. Thank you Rosey!
      You are right, the first character is a shiny Eevee...

  8. Great work on your Olympic stitching.
    Here's a joke for your son-
    "How do you get four Pikachus on a bus?"
    "You poke'em on"
    ha ha ha

  9. Love Jo's joke :o)
    Pokemon is certainly all the rage at the moment and your Pokemon stitching is just too cute!
    Love seeing Raj appear too :o)
    Hugs xx

  10. Ooh, I'm excited to see more of your Pokemon character evolution stitching. Great job!

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