Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WIPS and Rotation

Hello my lovely stitching friends! I hope this finds ya'll doing well. I've been trying to do a rotation and was working on a main project for the Mira March SAL I am running. You can find all the lovely ladies post over on this blog to see what everyone is up to.

     Back to my rotation. I suppose I was getting bored trying to work on 4 projects each week rotating days. I've decided to clean up, reorganize and get my projects in order and work on each 1 a week at a time. I'll be trying this for a little while to see how it works. I did have them in order on a bookshelf each with it's threads and patterns but I got tired of the way it looked so I decided to clean out my 4 drawer rolling storage cart and use it. I've got each drawer labeled Week 1, Week 2 etc.
1st week is a small ornament that I have stitched 8 of the 9 so far of Daffy Cat's Reindeer
I have one left to stitch then I'll replace it with the 12 Days of Christmas by Micheala Learner - Found here
and add another Mirabilia by Nora Corbet for the community's up coming L&L/General Fall SAL due to start August 1st.
  Here's a few pictures of what I am working on and the way I have them in the drawers

Also working on Tempting Tangles The Great Cheshire Pumpkin SAL pictured above part 1 is finished and started on part 2  ^ find the SAL details on the link above

 That's all for now, Back to stitching and I hope to have ya'll another update soon....
                           Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles....

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Project 2017

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Stardust Fairy by Joan Elliott- FINISHED

3-27-2017. When I last left off here I had the back stitching left. I finally finished Stardust Fairy and  I have a finish!!!! I hope that you enjoyed this journey with me and Now onto another large project that I am doing for a Mira March SAL ( plus another year long SAL) that I and a few others have going on , you can join us on our journey here

   Happy Stitching!!

 3-16-2017 Almost completed. Just some back stitching left. Stuck fingers and a few choice words, flying beads and roughly 145 beaded on her dress. Happy Stitching!

2-28-2017. I'm working on the last column of stitches. Hoping to finish this soon...

Happy Stitching!

2-22-17An update on Stardust Fairy, I've been wanting to update this for 2 days now and Blogger just didn't like the browser I was using, I've downloaded another one and it's working..... So without further ado Here's where I am at the moment. I was hoping to have this done by March 1st but it doesn't look like I am going to...
Until next time... Happy Stitching and may you have smokin'

2-1-2017- I”m back again with an update and with a updated picture of Stardust. First off I would like to welcome all the new followers and thank you to those who have been following me on this journey, Your friendship , encouragement, and sweet comments mean a lot to me. I value each of you and hope that you will continue to enjoy reading about my cross stitch projects and other things. Thank you all so very much for being my friends and stitching sisters.
This is still page 3 of 4. I am hoping to get this done very soon… Until next time Happy Stitching and may you have smokin’ needles…. East Coast Stitcher


1-1-2017 Happy New Year! I've brought back Stardust Fairy for a SAL I have going on in the community over on Google+ Currently there are numerous things going on with in the SAL. You can find the details here and how to join me and the wonderful group of ladies here
1-26-2017 Update on Stardust. I'm working on page 3 of 4 now. pages 1 and 2 are complete. I would say this is about quarter to half done on page 3. I've been under the weather for a couple of weeks but I have now begun healing and getting better. Working and being sick have put me a bit behind though I am determined to catch up. Happy Stitching!

Here is the starting point again for the Stardust Fairy.
I'm working on her dress now. I am hoping to be finished by March in time for the second SAL of the year to start -  Mira March 2017
Happy Stitching!

* 3-20-2016 little update not much stitching as I've been gathering items for Jar Toppers to stitch. Counting how many I need for Family at Christmas this year and doing price checks as well as working full time. So Stardust Fairy has been slow going but hoping I can get some stitch time in again soon. Without further ado here she is. I've almost completed the sphere she is holding so that I can  move on to the bottom part. Happy Stitching till next time and hoping Mr. Frog stays away! C's Cross Stitch Creations.

* 3- 16- 2016 Time for an update although not much work done. I was working on another project and real life gets in the way ( work).Anyhow, here is what I have managed so far . Her hand holding the sphere is done backstitched that and part of her arm. Once the top half is stitched I will  move on to the bottom which is her dress. Wanting to get this done before I start Earthdancer ( separate page for that once started). As always Happy Stitching and may Mr. frog stay away. ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~

* 2-28-2016. Update on Stardust Fairy. Got some progress done, she now has 2 hands and 2 arms holding a flower spray. Very tired after a long day of work so I'll leave you with a pic and Happy Stitching! Till next time, may Mr. Frog stay away and you get lots of stitchy time in. ~C's Cross Stitch Creations~

* 2-21-2016 A day late updating and not much progress. Quite upset this time because once again my grid count was off by a WHOLE row ( * note to self  DON'T grid when tired), and the Mark-b-Gone pen I used last year to mark the grid would not come out. I almost cried thinking I would have to restart the Stardust Fairy once again. But I found a nice product ( OxiClean pre-treatment laundry stain remover spray )
I dared to try this to get the lines out and lo and behold it worked! One happy camper now. Hoping to make more progress this week. Here's before and after pictures.
Using easy count grid line now.
Happy Stitching! Until next time , may the frog stay away and you find stitching time.
~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~

* 2 - 7- 2016 And back once again, not a whole lot of stitching going on. I've been working on a frame for another cross stitch I finished ( 1st Finish for 2016 ) pics will be posted there. Now back to the beautiful Stardust Fairy. I've filled in a little of her dress , face , shoulders, upper body  are mostly done. It doesn't look like a lot of progress so I am hoping to remedy that for a little while this evening before sleep takes over. Happy Stitching! ~ C. Cross Stitch Creations ~ * NOTE this is the first page I made for the StarDust Fairy, found here ---> Stardust Fairy by Joan Elliott

* Yay another update(2-2-2016) however it is 2 days late(work & life issues got in the way) but I've managed to sneak in a few stitches *Update below* - I'll be updating this wip hopefully each Sunday as I work on it. I had started this one back in May of 2015 with the dress, had my count all messed up and decided to frog ( yes Mr. Frog ) it all and start her over. I started with the wings at the time but had to put it aside for a while. I decided after I finished one wip I was working on ( separate post) I would pull this one back out so without further ado here's is my stopping and now my starting point. You can find this lovely pattern here as a freebie - Stardust Fairy
And see more of Joan Elliott's beautiful work here - Joan Elliott
Happy Stitching! ~ C. Cross Stitch Creations ~

***Good evening everyone, I'm back to do an update on my Stardust Fairy. I played around with the camera and angles so decided I'd give you a peek.

As you can see I tried to get up close and take some pics from different angles.I did manage to capture some of the sparkle from the material which is 14 count Charles Craft silver dusted Aida and the Light Effects threads in the crown along with the DMC Satin floss in her crown.

Until next time Happy Stitching ~ C. Cross Stitch Creations~

When I last left off I didn't have her face and arms started, It doesn't take long when you can sneak in a few stitches before work ;) * note also helps start your day off right most times. Any how here is the latest update. Quarter stitches on 14 count advice, make sure you use a sharp needle, it helps. I used a dull needle and found I was fighting trying to get the floss centered for the quarter stitches to look right.  First time using satin floss & I  love working with DMC Satin threads in her crown. -List of floss here DMC Satin-Floss

And here she is so far. I don't have a lot of stitching time but when I do catch a few minutes I try to make the most of them. I am really hoping I can get this one done within the next 6 months. Happy Stitching!
Until next time ~C. Cross Stitch Creations~

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rotation/Plans in Cross stitching

Hello there my sweet stitching sisters! I hope this finds you well. I wanted to give a shout out to +Khristine Doiron  for introducing me to working on my projects in a rotation. I called on my stitching community for help last year because I was overwhelmed. I kept starting projects because it was a "Oh I like that! Must stitch it"  thing with me and I have had as much as 20 WIPs at once. I know it may not seem like a lot to others but I got overwhelmed big time. What started me was I had seen so many other stitchers  stitching ornaments for their Christmas Trees and I want to do that as well  because I really didn't have any and  I had so many projects started I wasn't sure I would accomplish it. But with advice I resolved and scolded myself and started doing projects on a rotation and now I have a nice little rotation going and a few small projects done. With the help of SALs I have also managed to get 3 rather large(to me) projects completed. I have chosen a large project as my focus piece with 3 small projects. This is how I have rotated.
First up Stardust Fairy I've made more progress on this one than I have when I first started it. I had put her away to finish up a Birthday present for my mom.  Anyway this is where I had left off........
I started back on her last year.  +Bekka Stitches  is also working on this one and   she along with the other stitchers have helped tremendously in motivating me and I   in turn motivate her and the others. When I found out thru talking with her that she had this one too I wanted to bring mine back out so now we are both stitching on her in hopes of getting it done by March so that we can start a Mira for the Community  Mira March SAL we will begin on March 1st. So with out further ramblin' here is where I am today.
I have more done than this I just haven't taken a photo yet.

    Now for the smalls I have in rotation.... I am working on 12 Days of Christmas by Michaela Learner
 I have one complete - Partridge in a pear tree which you can see the picture Here

I am also working on Daffy Cat's Reindeer so far I have 4 of 9 complete and working on #5 Stocking Reindeer( far right). Progress so far....
My rotation consist of  - Every other day - Focus piece.On the other days I rotate the 2 smalls. Example - Monday Focus Piece, Tuesday Reindeer,Wednesday - Focus, Thursday- 12 Days etc. I sometimes just work on 1 small in one week along with my focus piece. The reindeer don't take as long to stitch as 12 Days. I hope that this helps those who wish to start a rotation. If you need advice or motivation please ask and ye shall receive :) There's plenty of us in the Community  ( this is a private community)(feel free to join) that can and will help you and remember no question is a silly question. Doesn't matter what it is don't be afraid to ask!
That's all for now..... Happy Stitchin' and May you have smokin' needles xxxx

Saturday, January 28, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Bunting by Michaela Learner

Hello my stitching friends. I hope this blog post finds every one well and you have smokin' needles. I wanted to talk about Michaela Learner's 12 Days of Christmas Bunting and hope that you will join me on my stitching journey.
First up you may ask " Where do I find the patterns?"  I've always liked her patterns. She has some beautiful patterns that you can find in her Etsy Shop - Charts and Stuff

Second up is the First Day of Christmas - Partridge in a Pear Tree
 I started this one around Jan. 4th - 2017 and finished it up on Jan. 10th 2017
New start - January 28th 2017. Two Turtle Doves
Happy Stitching and may Mr. Frog stay away!