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Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
9/27/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
10/15/2017

 

I’m working on getting the first line of stitches on the first row of page 5.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

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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

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
8/29/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
9/5/2017

 

I finished the 11th Row by August 31st and started working on Row 12.  My goal for September is to get Row 12 done.  I’m trying to pick up speed on this project because I’m starting to love cross stitching again.  I’ve added FlossTube (or Cross Stitching Podcasts on YouTube) to my YouTube subscriptions and I’m amazed at all the various projects out there.  I feel like I’ve been in a cross stitching bubble.  I haven’t had the urge to buy any new projects (a good thing) but I did make a purchase for a table/lap scroll frame.  When I buy things like this I usually buy big.  But I’m learning.  I was able to restrain myself from buying the floor stand and just get the table frame.  I was also able to restrain myself from getting a bunch of different size options that came in the “deluxe” kit and just get the size I need for this project.  I am afraid that if I have multiple options, I may have multiple projects happening at one time and at most, I would only want 1-2.  Right now I’m focusing just on Mama’s Bukid and I am enjoying it.  I know myself though and know that there will be a time where I will get bored and want to work on something else.  When that time comes, I’ll get a second set of scrolls for that project.

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
8/22/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
8/29/2017

I’ve got 3 more colorways left to finish up Row 11 before the end of the month.  I think I can do it!

I’ve been watching flosstube videos on YouTube and I’m enjoying them.  It’s very similar to other crafty podcasts but specific to Cross Stitching.  I want one of those sit-down frame hoops that I can keep this project in and roll up as I finish a section.  But I’m trying not to bring more things into the house.  I’m a big fail where fabric and yarn are concerned but apparently, I’m able to stop myself on this one.  The ones I want are kind of pricey so that helps me stop myself.  I am sure if I find a good deal (like free!) I’d happily take one in.  For now, the little plastic hoops I put on and take off each time I sit down to stitch works.  It’s a pain to put them on and get it all ready but I’m doing it so it’s working.

On a side note, my car is in the shop.  It’s been in the shop since Saturday.  I was on my way to take the girl to the mall as one of my stops before heading to my bag class when the car died on me suddenly.  Oh, boy did the people behind me glare at me!  But what could I do?  Anyway, it’s been in the shop since Saturday.  The service people know what’s wrong with it, but the extended warranty I purchased is not giving them the approval (even though it’s covered) because of some issue. I was on the phone with a variety of different people all afternoon yesterday.  I need one person at one shop to “release” my car to the service shop it is in so that the warranty company will pay for it to be fixed.  So, I was stuck at home all day yesterday and when it came time to pick the kids up at school I took Lyft.  I’m hoping it gets resolved today so I can pick them up in my car.

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
8/10/17

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
8/22/2017

I have 6 colorways left to finish row 11.  I’m a little behind if I want to get it done before the end of the month but I’m going to try to meet that goal!

Happy Monday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Sunday plans

Yesterday was a very productive day.  I was able to do the first 5 items on my crafty to do list and interspersed other non-crafty tasks within.  Then we had a wonderful dinner catching up with friends we hadn’t seen since the beginning of summer.

Today will be a mixed day of getting ready for the upcoming week, crossing things off my crafty to do list and Game of Thrones.

Here’s today’s crafty list:

#1 – wash and fold new fabric

#2 – A Rainbow Garden – spend some time applique-ing the first set of pieces on.  Here’s a picture from my Sunday stash post earlier today.

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – cut the pieces and pressed the paper onto the wool fabric
8/6/17

#3 – Maxwell Bag – I wasn’t able to do this task item yesterday so it’s closer to the top of the list today.  The next steps are to cut the rope to size for the handles, cover it with soft and stable, make the fabric tube and cover the rope with the fabric tube.  I want to get these tasks done before my next bag class this coming Saturday.

The outer and inner parts put together
5/2017

#4 – Starting Point Shawl – Yesterday, I was only able to do one front row.  I’m in the section that does a lot of PTBL and KTBL (purl through the back look and knit through the back loop) and that takes a lot of concentration from me.  I only have 1 row left in this section and then I can move onto the next color which is much easier.  So today I want to do that last row and the next two rows in the new section.  I also need to take a new picture.

Starting Point Shawl
8/9/17

#5 – secret project – hand sew the binding

#6 – Raining Cats and Dogs – spend some time hand quilting this project and apparently take a new picture.  The last picture I have of this project was from last year.

#7 – Kimono – continue working on it. The plan is to do a right side and a wrong side on each sleeve every day.  I hope by the time I make it out to knit night at my LYS, I’ve got the right sleeve done and I can concentrate on the left sleeve.

#8 – Cross Stitch – work more on Mama’s Bukid.

#9 – August socks – do a couple of the 4-row repeats.  Yesterday I finished by 7th repeat so I need 5 repeats to do.  At that point, I’ll try it on and hopefully, I can start on the toes this week.

#10 – And if I have time, pull out my pajama pants and get to the next step.  To be honest, I do not think I’ll have the brain power to do this if I get to task #10.  But I notice that if it’s on my to do list, I will get to it at some point.

 

 

Saturday Musings

I’m back again!  Thanks for being so patient.  We were out of town last Friday – Monday and I’ve been playing catch up ever since.  Work is work and by Friday I finally felt like I was getting into a groove.  I hope this feeling continues.

This week’s line up is:

#1 – continue to work on my Kimono… sorry no picture as it’s just a jumbled mess of yarn at the moment.  I’m working on the right and left sleeve.  The plan is to do a right side and wrong side on each sleeve every day.

#2 – Secret Project – machine sew the binding on (the front) and start the hand sewing part (the back).

Central Park Socks
8/19/17

#3 – August Socks for the Knitting Expat New York Sock Club.  It’s called Central Park and I’m currently working on the foot.  I like a foot with about 48 rows which means for a 4-row pattern I need to do 12 sets of that repeat.  I’m currently working on the 6th row.  It was hard to take a picture of this but there it is.

Mama’s Bukid
8/8/17

#4 – Cross Stitch – work a bit on Mama’s Bukid.

Starting Point Shawl
8/9/17

#5 – Starting Point Shawl – work a bit on this one.  I like to do a front and back row a day but haven’t touched this project since our return on Monday.  I worked on this project a lot while away so when I returned set it aside to give some love to the Kimono.  I need to touch this again this weekend.

Maxwell Bag – The outer and inner parts put together
5/2017

#6 – Maxwell Bag – the next step is to cut the rope to size for the handles.

And that’s the plan for today.  We’ve got plans for this evening so I think these 5 projects will be plenty over the next few hours.

~happy crafting.

Melanie