Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Finished my first Miribilia!

This one is a small compared to the other Mira I am working on.
This one I picked for my community's L&L/General Fall SAL
Mari the Bewitching Pixie designed by Nora Corbett( Mirabilia) for Wichelt Imports, Inc. A Mirabilia Cross Stitch Design. Using 14 count Milk Chocolate Aida, DMC Theads, Mill Hill seed beads and Crystal Treasure beads.
   I started on August 1, 2017 and finished October 31, 2017
This is the finished pic but I'll make a short video of the progress as I went along.
Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles...xxxx

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Followers are missing!

Seems there is some trouble with Blogger for a few days now. Lots of Bloggers are missing their followers either to the left or the right of our blogs. You can still comment etc.
   Hoping blogger gets this fix soon. More updates to come later.

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

Sunday, September 10, 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

***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

Friday, August 11, 2017

World Cross Stitch Day 8-11-2017

Hello everyone! I hope this finds you doing well and stitching... Why Stitching??? Because it's WORLD CROSS STITCH DAY!

Here's a 2 year old cross stitch pattern from Stitching the Night Away

Link to the website for World Cross Stitch Day

I'm stitching a little , trying to get caught up on Tempting Tangles Great Cheshire Pumpkin SAL.

I'm working on parts 3 & 4  so here's my progress...

 I'll be working on this tonight and tomorrow night then on Sunday I'll switch to my next one in rotation..
Happy Stitching and May you have Smokin' Needles

Monday, August 7, 2017

Way Behind.....

Hello all, I hope this finds everyone doing well. I do apologize for not posting as often but due to my full time job, we are in busy season , so that means long days and a little time to stitch, Life such as it is gets in the way sometimes, but I am grateful that I have a full time job and  be able to do the things that need to be done around my home. The weather has been really hot and humid as well which drains the energy faster. 
    A little about what I've been up to as far as stitching, As many of you know I manage a Google Community(private) and we have quite a few ladies there that are stitching in SALs I've created from ideas from all the wonderful people.
 First up is out General Year Long SAL, I've been working on various projects and have completed 1 project which was Daffy Cat's Reindeer. There were 9 and I finished them up a couple of months ago...
I also finished Stardust Fairy by Joan Elliott this year(2017) 
Next up another finish is Tempting Tangles-  Crimson Cardinal 
I began working on a Mirabilia in March for our Mira March SAL. Had a few problems with it on the left side and had to frog the whole left side and restart it. I am finally back up to a little past the half way point with Deepest Love by Nora Corbett
Next up is our new SAL we started on August 1st. L&L/General Fall SAL, you can work on anything Fall related or any L&L you have. I chose to work on Mari from Nora Corbett's Bewitching Pixies, pretty much the middle part of her dress is done....
Now there's another SAL I have joined by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles
This SAL is called Great Cheshire Pumpkin SAL. Parts 1-4 of 8 have been released. I've finished up part 2 and working on part 3 this week. progress
And last but not least of my rotation is 12 Days of Christmas by Micheala Learner . I've stitched so far this year 5 Days and will start the 6th Day next week but here is the 5th day
So now my rotation consist of just 4 projects, I feel better working on 1 project a week. I feel I am making better progress this way and I hope to continue to do so. 
So until next time, Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles...

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....

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~