Saturday, October 8, 2016

It's been awhile...

Long time no see...
I apologize for disappearing...
...things got a bit crazy.

But, I am back, with lots (and lots) of pictures and stitching progress.

First, my in-laws received their gifts and everything was a huge hit...
...including the bubble wrap. (The older kids had a lot of fun popping all the bubbles.)

Next, some progress photos...
The 2nd National Parks SAL clue (run by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery) was released...
(where I left off)

(and now)

(close up of my progress on the 2nd clue)

Not a lot of progress...
...I really do need to put in some more stitches, but just haven't felt the desire to work on this piece.  I'm sure it will call to me eventually.

Next, more progress on my Halloween Typography piece...
(where I left off)

(and now)
I really love this piece!  It is very relaxing to work on.
(Pattern from the Halloween (2016) issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.)

And, my green mermaid...
(where I left off)

(and now)
Finally, we have a complete tail!
(Pattern from Fuzzy Fox Designs on Etsy)

Lastly, some progress on my winter snowman...
(where I left off)

(and now)
 He's coming along...
...rather slowly, though.
(Pattern by B is for Bumblebee on Etsy)

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And now, on to the new starts...
My hubby asked me to make him a special piece, so once I had the fabric, I started working on it...
This piece shows just how much I love my husband...
...it is being stitched on bright yellow fabric (I really dislike the color yellow) and it will eventually be a snake (I am terrified of snakes). 
So, you can see how much I love him.  ;)

Next, I started another mermaid piece...
This piece is a bit of different style for me and the 16ct. Aida gives me a bit of headache, but I am looking forward to having it finished. (I all ready have a framed picked out!)
(Pattern is by Little Stitcher Shop on Etsy)

With all the Doctor Who that my son and I have been watching (we are almost through season 5), I couldn't resist starting a Doctor Who themed piece...
 "Don't Blink..."
(One of my favorite episodes, so far...)
(Pattern from Clouds Factory)

And yet another mermaid...
(I don't know why, but I've been obsessed with stitching mermaids lately.)
I fell in love with this pattern a year ago, but waited to purchase it...
...my birthday was at the end of September and this pattern was my present to myself.
(Pattern by Stunning Cross Stitch on Etsy)

Thanks to Instagram, I found this adorable Halloween witch design, that I just had to purchase and start...
This piece has some really fun colors...
...I adore working with all the different shades of purple.
(Pattern by The Compass Needle on Etsy)

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This last month, I've spent quite a bit of time in waiting rooms...
...nothing serious, just regular appointments...
But of course, I needed to something to stitch...
So, I started working on a cute pair of deer...
I've miscounted somewhere...
...not exactly sure where, so I will have some fixing to do.
(Pattern by Patterns Cross Stitch on Etsy)

Then I just started working on a polar bear ornament...
Not much to see yet, but every piece has to start somewhere.
(Pattern is from the Christmas 2016 issue of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine)

So, with all these new starts, have I finished anything?
Yep, I actually did manage a couple of small finishes...
Another quote from the Princess Bride movie...
(Pattern by Unexpected Hobby on Etsy)

And lastly, a completely finished ornament...

And the back...
I am very proud of this little ornament...
It was the first time I had stitched with beads and it was first time I hand sewed anything.
The ornament is far from perfect, but I love it!
(Pattern by Suiren Designs on Etsy)

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Phew...that was a lot of pictures and typing!
I hope I didn't bore everyone too much...
...I will definitely try to be better about updating my progress.

Well, I am off to finish laundry and then sit down with my son, to watch Doctor Who and stitch...
...hope everyone has a great weekend!


10 comments:

  1. Awesome progress on all of them Carrie. Congrats on the cute finishes and all of the great starts.

    Linda

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  2. Lots of lovely stitches you have been adding to your projects and new ones.

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  3. Glad to read you again Carrie :)
    Great stitching, you've certainly been busy!
    Love your little finished ornament.

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  4. It just amazes me how many wonderful charts you are able to find on ETSY. Good luck with your Snake. It looks like it is a fun stitch. You have so many wonderful projects.

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  5. Lots of fantastic stitching. Love your finishes they are both so cute!

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  6. Wow, that's a lot of stitching! I love your National Parks stitching. Can't wait to see the progress on the other pieces! :D

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  7. Wow, you've been busy, so many new starts! Looking forward to watching your progress on them.

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  8. What wonderful gifts for your niece and nephews. They are beautiful. And the butterfly for your neighbor is perfect.

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