Sunday, 29 January 2012

Christmas Angel finished

I must be on about 4 blogs geared to UFOs lol.
I forgot about posting on here when I pulled out Christmas Angel to finish.
Anyways here she is. Joan Elliott's design from The Cross Stitcher 1996 done on 28 ct Antique White cashel linen. Started in 2005.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Dragons... finished...

Okay it's not finished. Just another row but it's still very exciting. Only three more rows to go!!!
Doesn't add much from the last time you saw the design as his head is there and such, just filled the space in around. As I work on the next page you'll start to see the second dragon come into view better (the blue stuff on the left side is the beginning of that dragon).
I think that a bunch of the rest of this pattern is going to go much faster as the scales are no where near as elaborate as on the green dragon and there is sky over water which is much more solid.
I'm always excited to make progress on dragons. Here they be so far:
And from an angle:
I need to remember to put a coin or something next time I take a photo as it helps with the sizing. My MIL saw it in person for the first time a few weeks back and commented on how she really wasn't sure what it's sizing was or how tiny the stitches were from just seeing it on my blog. Noted to myself to do that next time.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Hi all!  I'm back working on one of my oldest UFOs, now an active WiP! I started this in 2001 for my DSIL down under in New Zealand. She bought the pattern and asked me to stitch it. I should say that this was a very large project for me at the time (pre-TW and pre-Chatelaine). I got it out early this month, and within a week I had finished the South Island!  After years of "training" on other BAPs, now it seems much easier!  All I had done in 2001 was the outline shown...(sorry about the picture quality-older camera!)
And here is my first week's progress.....
I have been working on the North Island and just have to finish the coat of arms (which is off shore to the west) and it will be done.  I'm going to make it into a door banner because DSIL is coming for a visit this spring and that way it will be easier for her to take it home.  Hope to have more pictures soon!

Monday, 2 January 2012

I'm Back!!!!

After a year of not stitching on the Peacock Tapestry (Teresa Wentzler), I finally picked it on December 31st and added a few stitches to the left hand border.   I am determined to finish this one in 2012.

This is where I was at after I stopped stitching on it.

This what the section looked like before I began stitching again.

This is what I managed to stitch on New Year's Eve.

Hopefully, I will be back soon with more updates.

Take care and happy stitching!!!!!!!!!!!