Status: Finished! This took longer than expected.
Finish Mill Hill Flamingo (just needed beads)
Progress on Mill Hill Spring Robin (finish back-stitching)
Status:Finished! Completed the back-stitching and the beading.
Progress on Frosted Pumpkin Mysterious Halloween Town (finish p. 1, start p. 2)
Status: Ehhhhhh. I have just not been feeling this one. Putting it away until the next time I am in the mood to stitch something cute.
Progress on Tempting Tangles Feathers n Fins (Stitch Maynia 2017)
Status: Fail, no progress. :(
Progress on Bleeding Heart Pixie
Status: Progress made (no 'before' pic, because it was just one thread's worth of stitching). I REALLY love this. The last projects I stitched before (temporarily) giving up on cross stitch a few years ago were Lavender and Lace (Angel of Autumn and Nantucket Rose); there is something soothing about stitching folds of fabric created by gentle gradations of color. Plus I love the combination of oranges, yellows, white and blue.
Keep up with Faby Reilly Lizzie Stitching Wallet SAL
Status: Keeping up! The thick green back stitch is done with 6 strands of DMC, and while it creates a nice visual texture it is such a pain to stitch. I think that's largely the fault of the fabric, though - it's very stiff, which makes it extra difficult to pull multiple threads through the weave.
Start Summer Mouse House
Status: Started; haven't gotten terribly far, as I had to wait til I finished "August" before picking this up.
No purchases except DMC
Status: Spent $12.75, but I'm ok with that:
- I thought I had enough black fabric to start a SAL thingie on Aug 1, but I didn't, so I had to purchase some. However, I had a 50% off coupon for Joann's, so I only spent $2.75!
- I also picked up the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue - I had budgeted to buy it in August at the Needlework Galleria, but spotted it at the bookstore and decided to get it, just in case no one had it at NG. $10
Two unplanned stitching projects - not a lot of at-home stitching time to work on the bigger things, so I grabbed a couple smaller things that were more portable.
- Picked up Jolly Jack by All Through the Night (Stitch Maynia 2017 start) as my Halloween project. Not much progress yet; went from a bit of yellow + 4 rows of orange, to this:
- And Merry Moose by Mill Hill had a few stitches put in it last November; I worked on it while house-sitting last weekend and I'm onto beading now.
- Finish Prairie Schooler September (Maynia 2017 start)
- Start/finish Satsuma Street Sorry We're Dead for FB Halloween SAL
- Finish Just Nan Summer House (probably won't be able to finish, but going to try)
- Progress on Tempting Tangles Feathers n Fins (Stitch Maynia 2017 start)
- Progress on Nora Corbett Bleeding Heart Pixie
- Keep up with Faby Reilly Lizzie Stitching Wallet SAL
- Progress on Jolly Jack by All Through the Night (Stitch Maynia 2017 start)
- Purchases: $90 budget for Needlework Galleria (I have a wish list. It includes display hardware for an FO, a fun green linen I saw last year and hope is still floating around somewhere this year, pattern/linen for a brand new Ink Circles design [I can't help it, it's an Egypt mandala!], and possibly specialty threads for a pattern that I have in my stash. I also would like more neutral linens in my stash, so I may pick up one or two.)
- Just Nan's Mouse in a House series - goal is to actually get them all done within a reasonable timeframe.
- Faby Reilly Lizzie Stitching Wallet - this is a stitch along that runs through October. Goal is to keep up with it.
- Tempting Tangles Feathers n Fins - I love this, but stitching on 40 count is a challenge, so it's slow going. Goal is at least one or two threads per month.
- Nora Corbett Bleeding Heart Pixie - I sort of accidentally started this; goal is at least one or two threads per month.
- Stitch Maynia starts - the small designs will be take-to-work projects. The larger designs will be picked up as the mood strikes.