Wednesday, March 2, 2016

February 2016 Update .. just a little late

Hello everyone,
I'm a little late with my monthly posting since strong winds have been playing havoc with our internet connection. March came in like a lion as you can see by our spruce tree at the bottom of our driveway. The wind was strong enough to split the trunk and force the top into a near cluster of pines. We spent most of the morning getting the tree down and cut up.

This month it's all about a page finish, a small ornament and some stash.

So here it is my page finish!
2013BB SAL QS Mystic Garden (It is a cropped version of Peacock Garden.)
Design by Michele Sayetta Artwork by Ciro Marchetti
28ct Picture this Plus Valor
Stitch Count: 139 x 138, 1 over 1 full cross
DMC & Kreinik#4
Last time I shared a picture it was 6040 stitches finished.

Now Page 1 completed! (7840 stitches).

Next is my monthly ornament finish...
Foxwood Crossings Harrisburg Winter© 2015 Cynthia Stalcup Smelcer DBA Foxwood Crossings
14ct perforated paper Mill Hill Midnight Blue
DMC Threads and Kreinik #4
Stitch Count 29 x 51, 3 strands over 1
Cross stitch, backstitch, long stitch

This month's new stash:
Foxwood Crossings Small Sleds -Mini Village, Just Nan's Tiny Christmas Biscornu, and Just Nan's Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse and sparkle flake pin.

Then I found these Erica Michaels Sweetberry patterns. I read that they are slightly different so I picked up both the linen and silk options. I also picked out some threads I will use for the TW Knotwork Bookmarks and replaced some Weeks colors that I had almost used up.

While waiting for my new stash to arrive, I started cleaning and attempting to organize what I have. I found this lovely kit that I had forgotten about - so I expect it will be my new start for March. I just have to unfold the fabric and sort the threads. It's been awhile since I have stitched a design with blended threads. Hopefully this will be a fun stitch.

Dimensions Gold Collection - Petites Kit # 8720
Christmas in the Adirondacks © 2003 Dimensions
Designed by Martha Edwards
Stitch Count: 90 x 122, varies over 1
18ct Aida
Cross Stitch, Half Cross Stitch, Backstitch, Blended threads

Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa M.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sled finishes - I'm looking forward to stitching some of my own for the tree! 🎄