Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 Stitching Plans

 UPDATED  1 -10 2018  Happy New Year!!

Stocking 1 Winter Wildlife Christmas started and top band is done. 
Stocking 1 Winter Wildlife Christmas update Slowly working on it in a rotation. Update where I am at as of 2 weeks ago when it come up in rotation.

Stocking 3 is now Stocking 2 Celtic Christmas started. This is this weeks rotation piece. Top 2 bands done working on #3 band

 Stocking 2 Celtic Christmas  Update as of a week ago when it come up in rotation..
I finished the infinity chain(green) I'll give details as to what thread color I was using versus the called for threads. I've been making some changes as I go. That chain ( if someone can tell me the actual name of the band) has a lot of quarter stitches in it that's why you see the sharp needle , makes it easier to do the quarter stitches when working on a stiff 18 count aida.

 I haven't started on the Christmas Eve Stocking it comes up next week 1 -15-2018
***This one I have started and it is going a little faster that the other 2 so far I am happy with the results
 Stocking 3 Christmas Eve. This one is Week 3 rotation piece. This is 2 stitching sessions.

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles ... xxx

I've planned on stitching 3 stockings, 8 ornaments and work on an old WIP Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse.
The stocking are

 1. Winter Wildlife Christmas from Stoney Creek Collection Book 387 Best of Stoney Creek Stockings 1 found Stocking 1

2. Christmas Eve Stocking from Jean Farish Needleworks. Village Stocking Collection No. 1 found  Stocking 2

3. Celtic Christmas  from Rosewood Manor- Designed by Karen Kluba This one I found on 123Stitch Stocking 3

I'll be working on the stockings in a rotation. One a week until complete. No pictures yet..

Last one in my rotation is a WIP I've pulled back out called Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse.. I haven't worked on it yet this year but it will be coming into rotation as #4

The ornaments are from Foxwood Crossings called Snowy Visitors. These are my Sunday Smalls

My Sunday Smalls updates... I have 3 of 8 finished and working on the fourth one.

Here's to another year filled with stitching to all

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles ... xxx

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Project 2017 - finished in 2018

UPDATE - She is FINISHED! I have not had the time to do any updates here with her. But on New Years Day 2018 ( evening) I finally finished the stitching and started adding beads to her over 2 evenings so here's to my second Mirablia finished!!!

I've been stitching on a new project for a SAL I am running in my community. The SAL is Mira March SAL. I purchased and am stitching Deepest Love designed by Nora Corbett.
From the Web..
My progress so far since March 1st 2017. I am stitching this on 28 count Jobelan Twilight Mist found on 123Stitch

***9-10-2017 - - - I just started back on this after getting caught up with the Great Cheshire Pumpkin SAL being offered by Tempting Tangles
So far everything is still on point with count and I feel I am making progress now thankfully. Doesn't look as if much is done due to having to restitch the parts but there's progress.
Until next time... Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles


*8-30-17 When I last left off I was frogging the inner ribbon due to being off quite a bit on the count.. I have caught back up to where I was originally and added some stitches to the far left side.. Progress until I get back to this in a couple of weeks. "ON POINT" means my stitch count is correct on both sides of the inner ribbon. Until next time...Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles xxx

* 8-18-2017 - I haven't updated this one as much as I would have liked. Work has been very busy and I've added the progress of Deepest Love to other post. The Ribbons have been a thorn in my side thus far, I was up past the half way point on this and found a big mistake in the ribbon next to her body. It wasn't close enough to her body.... So I started frogging it last night
I have started restitching the ribbon counting twice and watching my placement. DON'T stitch when you are tired! I think that's why I made such a major mistake on this. Anyhow I have managed to stitch some on this before this update and now back up to here...

Back to stitching... Until next time. Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles
6-6-2017 Work has been crazy busy so I haven't been able to update much. I have however been able to stitch a bit on Deepest Love along with 3 other projects. I'm working from the bottom up now. Progress so far... Outer ribbon and seaweed done up to scroll frame, I am stitching the middle ribbon and then the body before moving my scroll frame up...
Until Next Time.... Happy Stitching xxx 
5-12-2017 Update on Deepest Love for the Mira March SAL  Finished the Fin and working my way back up..

4-15-2017  I loosened up the scroll frame to move it up as I am working on the bottom part....

I hope that this finds everyone doing well. Until next time Happy Stitching and may Mr. Frog stay away.

* 7-5-2017 *
Unfortunately I have been unable to post as much as I want due to busy season at work. I am trying to stitch when I can and have made some progress on Deepest Love only to find some mistakes and have a major frogging session last night. I WAS up to the halfway point of the pattern when 2 of the outer ribbons were getting too close together. I found the mistakes a little too late and had to frog the entire outer ribbon and seaweed. I've restarted the ribbon and am counting at least 3 times as I stitch... She is just too beautiful to fudge up. I want her right or it will haunt me when I look at it.... So here's some progress. The mistakes and frogging I have done...
Outer ribbon and middle ribbon too close together
Frogging has begun(7-4-2017)
Restarted the outer ribbon. Counting, recounting and counting again.
Until next time .....Happy Stitching xxx

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 A year in stitches...

Well so much for trying to keep updated here. Life such as it is has thrown me for a loop. Work has been busy, had some issues with a job I was at for 3 years and finally called it quits at the last of Aug. and started a new job in Sept. Same pay but much better conditions, No Drama, No Name Calling etc. I am much happier than I was 4 months ago. How ever this post is about all the finishes I did for the year 2017. This is going to be quite picture heavy as I have many friends in the cross stitching/embroidery world now that have helped me by encouraging me, offering advice, answering questions and motivating me to stitch more. It's a hobby that I truly enjoy and I have enjoyed meeting new friends and getting to know many of them. So here's to ALL my stitching friends. Love ya'll bunches and hope to see you and talk to you in the New Year and hope  we have many more years of friendship.

                                           2017 FINISHES

                  In no particular order as I have not renamed the files for each of the finishes I did this year. I'll count them as I post them.I counted 36 finishes for 2017!!! Granted some are smalls  though



Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles.. xxx