Dec 28, 2014

Christmas and stitching.

Hello everybody!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas this year. In my family Christmas this year are different because of my grandma illness. She was released from hospital few days before Dec 24 and she returned to her house. Unfortunately she is unable to walk or even sit by herself by now so she spends all the time in a special bed. We are taking shifts by her so she won’t be alone any minute. This gives me the opportunity to stitch a little more because at my grandma's house there is no internet connection. So I am focusing on stitching and reading most of the time.

That is how I managed to finally finish my Christmas ornaments. I told you that I am a lazy stitcher. By this time I should have done much more but half a loaf is better than none. I even try to do some beading for the first time. It was fun. Now I think I will use beads more often in my stitching. 

All four Christmas animals.


Here there are separately, so you can see the details:

Owl
Reindeer
Bear
Bird
It is the first time when I used beads in my stitching so I only used them for finishing some of the edges. Here is some closeup:

Beading

Now I am going to plan my stitching for the next year. Maybe when I will write it down here so everybody will be able to see it, it will be easier to accomplish my plans. There will be some WIP’s that I haven’t done yet and some new projects – big and small – that I always wanted to do. I know that I probably won’t be able to do them ALL, but I will be happy if I will manage to do at least 50% of them. I also hope to get some encouragement from you friends.

Dec 8, 2014

New challenges for 2015 – signing for SAL’s

Hello Friends!

As I am addicted to cross stitch (but I find it really difficult to end some of my started projects) I decided to join some SAL (stitch a long) groups.  The idea is to start a new project each month of the year and finish it by the end of the year.

So from the beginning of 2015 I will join 2 SAL’s. First one started by Alyssa from http://brownieschair.blogspot.com/. This one is focused on stitch 12 flowers – each for one month of the year – from “Flower of the month” charts by EMS Designs. Second one is started by Heather from http://stitchinglotus.ca/2015-sal/. This one is focused on stitch 12 small project, again – one every month. You can read more about it on their blogs.

As I am a lazy stitcher and I often abandon my projects for a long time that will be a big challenge for me. I will have to organize and move myself. I hope that taking part in SAL’s will help me with that. Maybe this will minimize the stack of started cross stitch project that are lying in my room waiting to be ended at last. I will also start some projects that I always wanted to do but never had time, energy or motivation to do that.

Four of my Christmas ornaments are stitched already (sadly only four of them, there is much more waiting in the queue), but they have to be sew together and stuff to become proper ornaments. I will post some pictures of them later.  I hope they will some new pieces soon.

Have a good week everyone! See you soon!


Weronika

Dec 4, 2014

Lazy stitcher

Hello Friends!

Lastly I am a very lazy stitcher. There are so many things to do that there is not much time left for stitching. I planned that at the beginning of December I will already have 5 or 6 ornaments done and prepared to be hang on a Christmas tree. But my constant changes in the duty roster at my workplace completely changed my plans.

So there is not much progress to show, but let me post here a few photos. There will be at least 4 more. And of course they all will be sew into proper Christmas ornaments. So that’s how my work looks like now:

First from the set of 4 winter animals.
Nutcracers

Because I planned to do some more Christmas stitching and I found a beautiful pattern for a Christmas candlestick ( just need to find a proper glass and stitch a pattern on a proper piece of fabric) I’ve also done some shopping. So here are my first metallic DMC flosses. I’ve never used metallic floss before and I hope the effect will be worth the cost of it. And to make a difference this time I decided to buy green and red fabric instead of white. I hope to show you something made from this soon.
My first metallic DMC flosses.

And the rest of the purchase.
And the only question is: why does this cross stitch stuff have to be so expensive?

I took part in a Christmas card exchange. Shirlee from farmhouseponderings.blogspot.com start a great idea of exchanging Christmas cards from different places. It is such a nice idea especially because sending traditional Christmas cards seems to be abandoned and replace by emails and text messages. I’ve already prepared some beautiful Christmas cards and I will send them tomorrow. I hope Shirlee will like them. I really like the idea of such exchanges. I would like to take part in some more of them. Maybe I will start one by myself? Would you like to take part in some nice Christmas themed exchange? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time!

Weronika