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Cross Stitch, an update – week 3, 2018

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
1/10/2018

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
01/17/2018

I had to move the scroll as it was becoming harder to stitch on the right side of the frame.  So going forward, here’s the pic that you’ll most likely see…

Mama’s Bukid
01/17/2018

I didn’t do a good job at getting the lighting right but I’ll pay more attention to that in the future.  For now, you get the idea.  I’ll try to unscroll and show you a picture of the full thing now and again because I love to look at it.  But I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to do that.  In the meantime, progress is slowly being made.  Once I get row 7 done, I’ll be halfway through this page.  And my 16 year timeframe, which was cut in half to 8 years recently maybe even shorter than that.

In addition, I still haven’t received Gamer.  I looked at my purchase order and they have a one month turn around.  I should have it early February at the latest.  Hopefully it comes sooner than that.  I may have to take out some little stitching projects to intersperse with Mama’s Bukid.  I’m enjoying Mama’s Bukid for now so I may just continue to work on it as much as possible before Gamer arrives.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

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Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

A lot of time has passed since my last update. I didn’t realize… The holidays happened and I was engrossed with enjoying the time rather than posting on the blog.  And then I got sick soon after Christmas through the New Years.  I finally started getting back into my normal crafty self on the 4th and then I had to catch up with work and other things.  Anyway, here’s my cross stitch update.

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
12/6/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
1/10/2018

Sorry for the not so great lighting but I did not have time to take it outside to get the right sunlight.  You can see the progress though.  On my Crafty Plan for Cross Stitching post, I mentioned the Gamer Nouveau cross stitch and I was able to purchase the kit a few days ago.  It’s coming from the UK so hopefully, the wait is not too long.

I’m really excited about getting this started.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
11/14/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
11/21/2017

 

Mama’s Bukid
11/21/2017
close up of the bottom spread

I reread my post from last week and realized that I said the wrong thing at the end. I meant to say I am hoping doing the project from bottom top to bottom instead of by thread colors will be less bunchy not more bunchy.  I am halfway through Row 3 and I’m hoping to get it finished this week.  I liked going from top to bottom even though I need to pay more attention and have better thread management.  The extra effort is worth the look of the project!

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
11/7/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
11/14/2017

The lighting on my more current picture is so much better.  That’s because I remembered to take the picture before it got dark! As you can see I’m making significant progress week by week.  It’s safe to say that my Cross Stitch mojo has come back with a vengeance.

Last week I was putting stitches in as I was working on a particular color.  But I found during the parts where there was a lot of intermingling (is that what they call “confetti”?)  my stitches were getting bunchy and it was not looking very nice.  So on Row 3 I will attempt to start on the top row and work my way down stitch by stitch rather than color by color.  I hope this will create a more bunchy affect.

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
10/15/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
11/7/2017

I’m sorry the lighting is so bad.  This was what I had available so this is what you see.

I didn’t realize when I listed my goal yesterday that I only had 2 stitches left in Row 1.  I finished that in a second and started working on the first line in Row 2.

My goal for the month is to finish Row 1 (done!) and Row 2.  So I’m working on Row 2 and we’ll see how that goes.  I’ve got 8 different threads to use in that row but the last one is a bit away from the main project.  I’ll do that one when I get to Row 3 as Row 3 connects to that part of the picture.  I can try to do the counting but that’s where errors happen so I’m happy to wait until Row 3 to minimize the risk of errors. 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
9/20/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
9/27/2017

 

Now that the project is on a frame, it’s harder to show the whole piece.  So, we’ll have to make due with this for now.  When I’m done with this page, I’m going to jump to page 5 which is the part that borders the bottom of page 1.  At that point, I’ll need to unravel the whole piece to get back to the left side again.  I’ll take a picture of the whole thing then.

If you read this post, you may be wondering what happened.  I haven’t found something that is really compelling me.  I am finding a lot of cool stuff but nothing that I feel like I can finish in a month.  I am thinking of looking for my old cross stitch books and possibly starting a small piece from there.  Or, run through my old projects and see if there is a small piece I might have missed.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
9/12/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
9/20/2017

I was able to find a needle minder at one of the quilt shops we visited when we went down to Orange a couple of weekends ago (the mouse) and I love it!  I also have my cross stitch on a scroll frame.  I’m still waiting to see if I enjoy it or not. It’s nice not to take it off and on a hoop but there are still cons to a hoop that I’m discovering. As I said in Monday’s post, I finished Row 12 and I’m now working on Row 13.  My goal for this month was to finish Row 12 and I accomplished that!  I am very close to finishing this page and it’s encouraged me to work on this more and more each week.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
9/5/2017

 

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
9/12/2017

I have 4 colorways left to finish Row 12.  It doesn’t sound like a lot but I know at least 2 of them takes up a lot of the stitching for the rest of Row 12.  I’m enjoying this project and even though it’s slow going I like the process.  I’m definitely a process person when it comes to crafting.  I like how those clouds are looking.

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie