Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dragons... again (but he has a head)

Okay forgive me I know I just updated about my dragons. But this is just an exciting milestone for me.
The first of the two dragons is complete! He has a whole head now!!
So I just had to share:

Again, sorry for a double post, but I was just too excited. lol.

Thanks so much for all your darling comments on my last update ladies. I really appreciate all the comments and support you've all given to this piece. It's come a long way from a green blob in the left hand corner. And now we're one dragon away (and some sky) from having a finished piece. (technically this is just past halfway in page count so there is still a lot to go)
*hugs* to all

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Dragons update: Past Halfway!

 It's been over 3 months since I had a page finish on Dragons. I know that means I'm a bit behind schedule. Maybe I'll be able to somehow, magically get the fourth page of the year done by Xmas... but i doubt it. Ah well in the long run of the years I've been working on this I suppose a few extra months here or there won't really matter.

So here Dragons be, with one page past halfway complete. I love that you can finally start to really see what it is and the one dragon, can't wait to see that second one up above show up!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Joan Elliott's Christmas Angel

I have been pulling her out one week a month. I have gotten a lot done on her.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Joan Elliott's Christmas Angel

I started this a few years ago and have been working on it for a couple of months now.

Monday, 26 September 2011

I See the Light

Sorry, I haven't posted my progress pics for a long time, but here he is:

I finished the first page and started the second (which is now 1/4 done). I won't reach my goal for this year (which was the first page and 2/3 of the second), but I'm ok with that. Please excuse the wrinkles from the Q-snaps, and the picture's not the best one as my camera is an oldie.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Another UFO finish

I am trying to get some things finished and so I pulled out another Crazy January Challenge. This is Stitchy Kitty St Paddy's Shamrock Paw.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

UFO progress and a UFO finish

First is a pic of a UFO that I started several years ago and pulled out to finish this year. It is Joan Elliott's Christmas Angel from an issue of The Cross Stitcher magazine.

Then today I pulled out Stitchy Kitty Easter Egg Paw. I started this in January as part of a Crazy January Challenge and I finished it.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Dragons page finish - Halfway!

I know it's been awhile. Those that follow my personal stitching blog know I took a few months off as I was overwhelmed personally nevermind adding social media into the mix. Though I am slowly reentering the fray. And with that I have an exciting page finish to share. Dragons is now officially halfway!!! Here's the latest page finish:

And here is the whole piece to date:

I'm so very pleased with it!! :)
Hope everyone has been well and stitching away.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Tuscan Gardens II is finished!

Late on Thursday evening I put the final stitch into Tuscan Gardens.

Thanks to everyone on this blog who has given me encouragement with this one. At one stage it was my final UFO but in the last twelve months two projects that were stitched on regularly have sadly become UFOs.  They both have a Christmas theme, which might be why. Anyway I have started stitching one of them again.  Progress pics next time.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Nearly there!

This weekend was spent stitching my Tuscan Gardens UFO. Here it is.

I might just go ahead and finish this now instead of waiting for another weekend away. I don't know.

Monday, 20 June 2011

At Long Last

Jane Longstreth is finished! This sampler has been a work-in-progress since 2005 (or so) and was finished on 6-17-11. The sampler is a reproduction of one done by Jane Longstreth, a resident of Chester County, Pennsylvania, when she was 14 years old. The original is in the collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. It includes over-one stitching, stem stitches and satin stitches done on 36-count with AVAS threads.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Next UFO please step up

I have been reviewing the UFOs I have, and I think this one is probably the best to tackle over summer...due to the black Aida.
The design is a Janlynn one, called Tropical Waterline.
I bought it I would guess more than 13 years ago, possibly 15..with the intention of completing it and presenting it to my ex...then husband, for a birthday/Xmas/anniversary. He has a thing about fish being a Pisces. Anyway, it got pushed to one side as our relationship grew worse. But, I think after being divorced for almost 10 years, and being on better terms with him than I was in the breakdown of our marriage...I can bear to finish it and give it to him, as I intended when I started it. I'm not going to say how long each day I will work on it, because I know I won't manage it, but I will try to work for around 2 hours/week on it. That isn't a big ask. I'll try to post progress every other Sunday, and fingers crossed it will be finished before the winter starts to creep up on us.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Well, here it is, Giraffes finished! In future any large projects will be done for family. Sorry the photo is sideways on, it just came off my camera like that.
Now....which UFO to tackle next?

The giraffe design is from Wild Babies by Mary Ellen Yanich and is printed/published by Jeanette Crew Designs Ltd, booklet number 1188. Other designs included are mare and foal, Kangaroo and Joey, Penguin and chick, Koala and babe, bay tiger, baby gorilla, seal cub, and baby orang untan

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Heart Paw is finished

This is Stitchy Kitty Heart Paw from the Valentine's Kitty Moon pattern.
Stitchy Kitty Heart Paw
28 cashel millenium blue
DMC & Kreinik
started 5/21/10
finished 4/28/11

You'll be missed, Friedie....

My hubby's sister passed away VERY suddenly today. We had just spoken with her a couple of days ago and she sounded just fine. This is such a shock to our family. We're trying to be happy for her and realize that this is her "birthday into heaven", but it's still a little tough on those of us left "behind".
We truly never know when we or those will love will be "called home". Hug those family members and friends tight and let them know how much they're loved. We'll be heading north to the funeral next week. I'll up-date when we return.

I "cherish" the memories of "Fredrecia" - she'll always be Friedie to me...


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Stitchy Kitty

I haven't posted on here for a very long time. I pulled out a UFO tonight. Stitchy Kitty Heart Paw. I started this in May 2010 and haven't stitched on it since.

Sunday, 24 April 2011


I have got around to doing some more on Giraffes. Thought I'd share my progress with you. As you can probably tell, I have nearly finished. Just a few more cross stitches to put in, then the backstitch.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

I See the Light - March update

Not much progress in March, but fortunately every stitch counts ;)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

UFO night progress

Here's how much I got done last Sunday

Should have this finished soon!!

xX Fiona Xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

I told you i'd be back...

remmeber that one project i was stithcing last time that was nearly finished? Well its still not done so i'm now classing it as a UFO. The project in question is Halloween Short Stack by Waxing Moon Designs.

this is how far i had gotten in December, i think it became a UFO because I was stitching christmas designs and now I'm stitching a lot of exchanges pieces and one very large design for myself, this just got sidelined. I plan to stitch on this ever Sunday on what I have nicknamed 'UFO Night'. Yesterday was my first UFO Night and this is how far I got:

Hoping to have this finished by mid April

xX Fiona Xx

A New Member

Hi to you all, I've just joined the blog. My name is Nina and I live in Finland. I love to rotate different kind of WIPs, but I have one which has been sadly neglected. And here how she's going to look like (eventually):

Shinysun's Cross Stitching: I See the Light

And here's my progress so far:

The main reason, why I haven't stitched her since last October is the fabric. It is 18ct black aida, and stitching black and dark navy blue on black isn't funny. But because it is almost spring here, the daylight has increase and I can make some good progress on her (with your support, of course :).

I've started her back on May 2010. Now there're over 3000 stitches (from the pages 1 and 2) which is almost 10% of all. My goal for this year is to finish the first page and 2/3 of the second page.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Dragons Page Update

I have another page done!!! Very excited about this.
And that I'm almost a month ahead of my schedule for this year on this project, maybe I'll get more than four pages done!
Here she be so far:

Friday, 25 February 2011

Celeste Update - February

Just a quick update, I have one of the four corners mostly done.  There is some couching and a little backstitching and the beads, that's what goes in the holes in the blue, gold beads.  You can see the gold that I didn't rip out yet in the coil by the tail.  It seems just a little too bright to me.  I'm not much into gold anyway.  Maybe that's part of the problem.  Next month I'm on the road for two weeks and am taking two smaller projects so this will be put aside for a little while.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Jane Longstreth

It's been awhile (over a year?) since I posted anything here. I finally got back to working on Jane Longstreth and you can see my progress here. The plan is to work on Jane for 15 days of every month until she is finished.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Celeste Update!

I finished the dragon!  Well almost, I still have to stitch the scales but the rest of the backstitching is done.  Next I'll start on the border pattern.  I tried doing some of the scales but apparently back when I bought the materials I grabbed the wrong gold blending filament and I don't like the one I have so I need to frog that and try it with the right color.  But still I can't be happier with the progress I've made.  Happy New Year!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Dragons Update - Two Rows Complete

Two of Five rows complete.
It took me all year to get this second row done. But hey you can almost see some actual dragons in there now!
Here's the latest: