Cross stitching
  • Good Progress January 24, 2010

    Very often with sewing I have found that it’s difficult to tell how fast a picture is progressing.  Sometimes I can spend most of the day working on something and feel like I haven’t made any progress at all.  Other ...

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  • The trouble with plans January 17, 2010

    The trouble with plans is that they can be difficult to stick to.  This week’s rotation was Fairy Tales and I’ve completed page one and I’m about halfway through page two. The trouble is that it’s now the end of the ...

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  • Rotations January 10, 2010

    Since starting on the detailed and time consuming Heaven and Earth Design picture I decided that I would allow myself to have two sewings in progress at a time to keep the enthusiasm going.  I got off to such a ...

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  • A good start to the January 3, 2010

    It isn’t often that I start the new year by finishing a cross stitch but I managed it this year.  I have finally finished The Enchanter by Teresa Wentzler. I say finally because I started it roughly 10 years ago, so ...

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  • New project December 27, 2009

    I started this one back in early December after my last finish.  The design is called Fairy Tales and is a freebie from Heaven and Earth Designs, just a pdf download from their website ...

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  • Finally Finished November 25, 2009

    It has been a little while since I finished the main stitching of Woodland Enchantress, I needed a bit of a break from her before I got to work on the actual finishing.  It’s funny how I can happily spend ...

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  • New pictures November 1, 2009

    Finally a picture of Woodland enchantress mostly done; just the finishing bits to do now, backstitch, beading, french knots and couching.  I did give it a bit of a gentle wash which brought the stitches back to plumpness after being ...

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  • The end is in sight October 26, 2009

    After a break from stitching to recover from my cold here’s a picture of it mostly done which is now out of date. Yes I have finally finished the main stitching for Woodland Enchantress, as you can see from the picture ...

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  • Detail is in the Backstitch September 28, 2009

    Backstitch is among the least enjoyable parts of stitching for me; I say among because french knots rate highly in my least liked list.  I think it comes down to knowing that the project is nearly finished I leave all ...

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  • Getting Behind September 17, 2009

    A catchup with the picture, this is a few weeks ago and I have done some more since so I’ll do another picture soon.  After I rolled the picture on the frame the sewing kicked on a bit and I’ve ...

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