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Posts made in July, 2010

Fairy Update

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in Cross stitching, Faces of Faery 70 | 0 comments

Fairy Update

It’s taken just over a week but I managed to finish page 2 and stitch the small page 3 on Faces of Faery #70.  Once I had got her hair done it was time to move onto those lovely feathery wings.  I’m not sure that the photograph picks it up but the highlights in the wings are sparkly thread, I’m using the Rainbow Galleries Petite Treasure Braid and using some Thread Heaven on it to help it through the fabric.  The top row of my faery is now complete so there are only 3 smaller...

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Cookies

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Cookies

I thought that finishing page 12 would take longer that it did to complete because of the details in the page.  The little jewelled box felt like it took ages there were lots of colour changes in it.  But I finally have a cookie in my stitching.  Before going onto page 4 the plan is to finish page 2 of Faces of Faery #70 as I’m about halfway through that at the moment.  When I picked it up though I noticed that page 3 is only about 20 stitches wide so I may do that page as well before...

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Here comes the Sun

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Here comes the Sun

This has been the 12th week on Train of Dreams, I’ve finished page 3 now so I’m going to finish page 12 before going back to finish a page on faces of faery.  The sleeping sun is just beginning to appear, that’s his sleeping cap you can see at the edge of the picture.  I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made this week I didn’t expect to get the page finished so quickly at the moment it looks like it will be my usual two weeks before moving onto the...

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Stitching along

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Cross stitching, Sunny | 0 comments

Stitching along

This week has mostly been about the Sunny Storykeep stitch-a-long.  I got a lot done after my initial huff with the flower which taught me that I prefer to work in columns in areas packed full of colour changes.  Once I got onto the blocks of colour I was able to go back to following the colours happily enough.  I want to get to a point where I can start putting in the white stitching for her face before putting in all of the dark and detail colours, just because it’s a very bright white...

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Too Hot…

Posted by on Jul 4, 2010 in Sunny, Train of Dreams, Website news | 0 comments

Too Hot…

I really don’t like the hot weather and it’s been hot and stuffy here for quite long enough, which although it’s only been a week or two is still long enough for me.  It’s so stuffy and it’s putting me off my sewing so last week I didn’t get much done on the train at all.  I can’t blame it all on the weather though, I’ve had a few columns now where there’s been a lot of colour changes.  Suddenly there’s a lot of detail in the books at...

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