Friday, August 19, 2016

Olympic Stitching Challenge - Update #3

Good afternoon everyone!
It has been quite the eventful week here, with lots of stitching progress to share and a bit of sad news...

but, lets start with the stitching...
I am still hard at work with my Olympic Stitching Challenge...
Today was a Friday, which means it was time for a "follow-up" project...
I decided to pull out my Princess Bride movie quote piece and I finished it!
Seriously love this piece!  Can't wait to frame it and hang it.

(Pattern designed by Unexpected Hobby on Etsy)

Decided to start Halloween Typography from 2016 Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine...

I am really loving these typography pieces!

 I picked PlatoSquirrel's Kawaii Macaroons to work on...

Not a ton of progress...
...I was quite busy that day, packing my son up for a last minute summer trip.
I am looking forward to getting back to work on this is going to be adorable when finished.

Worked on another cactus from the October 2016 issue of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine.

Love all of the cacti featured and hope to have them all stitched soon.

I picked something small to work on...
...the next tiny spaceship, designed by dinosaurspaceshop on Etsy...

I didn't get as far as I wanted, but my hands were a bit sore that day, so I stopped stitching early.

Today was "Work in Progress Wednesday"...
...time to work on any project, as long as it wasn't started during this challenge...

I pulled out my dream-catcher owl...
(where I left off)

And, where I am now...
Quite a bit of progress...

(The pattern came from an Etsy shop, but I'm afraid the shop is no longer available.)

Decided to start a much larger piece than I normally work on...
Working on the background for now...

(Pattern designed by Fuzzy Fox Designs on Etsy.)

So, that is my stitching progress for the last week...
...I think I am doing quite well!

Lastly, some sad news...
On Tuesday, we had to put down our oldest cat, Dahlia.
I'm afraid her health had been fading over the last 6 months and reached a point of no return this past weekend.
It was very hard to say goodbye to her as she had been my faithful companion for the last 11 years...
...but, she had a good, long life (she was 17 years old) and I know we did what was best for her...
I will certainly miss her, though.

Anyway, I do hope that everyone has a good weekend, full of stitching...


  1. I'm so sad for your loss Carrie. We had to put down one of our Schnauzers last month. He was nine and half and had cancer. We still have his brother and he is fine. Congrats on all of the amazing stitching. You always get so much done each week. What is the name of your day 14 start. It looks like a fun stitch.


    1. Thank you Linda! Losing a pet is never easy...
      My day fourteen start is called "Woodland Animal Silhouette" and it is from Fuzzy Fox Design on Etsy.

  2. Great stitching update despite your busy schedules :)
    Dahlia is in a better place now and is not suffering anymore. What a beautiful kitty she was! Xxx

    1. Thank you Ingrid!
      She was a very pretty cat and definitely the sweetest cats I've ever had.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your loss. We had to put our 17 year old cat to sleep back in April. Your stitching is really coming along and you have gotten a lot done!

  5. o dear, it's always so sad to put down a furry family member. We had to put down ours when she developed a type of kitty leukemia and due to her age (she was 18), would've suffered greatly with treatments. She was with me for more than half my life. Your Dahlia was a beautiful calico! I imagine she liked to share all that fuzz with you, too. :)

    Thanks for the enabling link! Fuzzy Fox has some really adorable designs, wow. I love the cloud tree.

    1. Thank you Rosey!
      Having to say goodbye to our furry friends is never easy...

      I really love Fuzzy Fox, she has so many adorable patterns.

  6. Sorry to hear about your sweet Dahlia. Lovely stitching progress, the Halloween letters look awesome.

  7. Oh, I'm so sorry about your cat! I hope stitching has been a help. Those macaroons are absolutely adorable! And congrats on the finish :D

    1. Thank you Sarah! Stitching has been a huge this week...

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


  9. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!