Weekly update and exchange oh and a finish

I stitched on a halloween small last week.  I know, I know it was supposed to be a Mistress week, but halloween is coming, so……………….

This is from the Halloween book from JCS.   It’s Knock Knock by blackberry Lane Designs.

I stitched this on some unknown piece of fabric that I dyed myself.  It was to be stitched over one on 40 ct. But I am stitching over 2 on whatever that is, i’m guessing 28ct.  

I got an exchange in the mail Saturday, a chart exchange.   I just love what I got, both charts I love and have wanted for awhile.

I can’t seem to get the photo to turn, sorry everyone. You’ll have to turn your head or your computer.

So next week I am stitching on JG again.  I hope will get this corner ornament finished!

Few weeks back I finished a pirate monkey from this years JCS halloween ornament issue. Last week I finished it.  I made it into a cube.  My first ever, it doesn’t look too bad, though I will do a few things different next time.

Sierra

Two finishes

I’m back. I’ve been back for a week actually, but since I didn’t stitch at all while away, I didn’t have anything to post.  I won’t bother with the trip, it was as terrible as going back to a city of great pain is, and cleaning out your beloved grandparents house can be.    Anyone truly curious can read more at my other blog.

Now onto the real reason you read- stitching.  Okay it’s not Japanese Garden which is the real reason you read this, but hey it is stitching, and there are pictures so………….

I have two finishes that’s right two. The first I am counting though it is only sort of a finish-   Mary’s RR for the krafterskorner rr2011.  I really had a great time stitching this up and it stitched up really quick.   Normally I don’t stitch christmas trees (long story I’ll spare you)  but I decided to go ahead and stitch the tree, it was fun. I enjoyed it.

I believe this is from a UK magazine, though I can’t recall which one.

I started strawberry house……… then got decided part through the week to start a halloween ornament (quickly becoming my favorite holiday to stitch). I managed to start it and finish it.   I am hoping to get to finish it later this week, or the weekend. I know how I am going to finish it, but have to go get some stuff first.

Pirate Sock Monkey-Raise the roof Designs
JCS Halloween 2011 issue
18 ct pink aida
no floss changes.

I normally don’t use aida, but I had a piece the perfect size and color, and soooo…….. It was actually an enjoyable stitch.  I still don’t like aida for bigger pieces, but for ornaments I would use it again.  Those of you who have been long time readers may remember I did the christmas sock monkey last christmas from JCS ornament issue.  Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE sock monkeys??? I have two.

In other news- I was at the LNS shopping for an exchange partner when I came across—- LK’s new 6 fat men.  I picked up 2 charts, and of course the halloween JCS book. I already have 2 picked out to stitch. This week is JG but next week I will stitch on them.  I hope to have them both done before halloween, since they are small that shouldn’t be an issue. 

I do have a photo of my stash trip but since it included the charts that are for the exchange— I can’t show it.

Up this week—-   JG. I am getting so close. Time to order the bead pack. I have priced it and ordering the bead kit is cheaper.  I have the specialty stitches on the 3 o’clock corner ornament to do, then onto the next one I go.   

Sierra

A finish

It’s late but Winifred Witch is  done.  I didn’t make it before Halloween but that’s okay. I still have to finish it. I have decided on making it into a pillow.   I hope to get that done before the end of the week.

I have about half of my biscournu to finish, then I don’t know what I will do. I am thinking something for christmas. I may even do that before finishing the biscournu- depends what I feel like tomorrow I suppose.

So here is a picture.

winifred Witch- Halloween 2010 JCS magazine
28 ct fabby (no idea what color it is, it wasn’t marked)

Recent stash

This is stuff I hope to start soon. My next projects. The one on the left I got in a secret sister on a cross-stitch group. The one on the right I bought for my secret sister but liked so much I had to keep it. The one in the middle is for halloween from a cross-stitch ornament.
The rest of my new stash.

Recently when we were on vacation I got some stash. Here it is. I need to order the ladybug to finish the CCN set. Not sure if I will stitch them all together or separate.