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Sunday, 23 April 2017

April Stitch Finish

          4th Day of Christmas
           By Margaret Sherry

  This month is moving way too fast. I'm a full week behind on all of my stitching. This lady is awesome! !  Like my other days she is outlined in darker shades of the colors used. I of course made mistakes, but some I just rolled with.  

   For instance, I had stitched the perfect 4. At least I thought that I had. As I was organizing my outline colors, I realized I had stitched it in the wrong color. Then I discovered I had used the shade for my number for the legs. I already had a bad headache, but really wanted to try to finish my outlining.  I left the color of the legs alone. I frogged the number, and stitched it in the shade that was for the legs. Yes, I switched them. Of course between my head pounding, and my husband distracting me, I goofed stitching the number. I just left it, and evened it out before adding the backstitching. 

   I'm happy with her. She stitched up so fast, and has style. I wanted to give these some individuality, and she has it!

      Happy Stitching, and may the frogs stay far away!

       XX - Renee'  (Creating Beauty Mrs S )

Saturday, 22 April 2017

April - 4th Day of Christmas progress

   This month I get to stitch 4 Calling Birds by Margaret Sherry. This little sassy lady has been so fun to stitch! 
    I thought that I would share my progress so far. 

    XX'S - Renee' (Creating Beauty Mrs S)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Faith's April Ornament

Now presenting, April's Calling Birds!

Day 4
Four Calling Birds
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas
She is a sassy one, making calls
on her cell while standing around!

Thanks for looking and for the kind
comments left on my previous posts!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Serendipitous Jo's April's Four Calling Birds

I'm following the 12 Days theme using Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas design.  Here is the Fourth block:

Because there is a lot of dense stitching in this design, I have made a small change.  All the backgrounds are stitched with just one strand instead of two.  It is most obvious on the full coverage parts like the Angels and the Pear Tree but you can see that it works well here.

I also decided to make the berries as over one stitches instead of French Knots.  I tried the knots on the Second Day and didn't like them so I unpicked them and redid them as tiny crosses.  Much neater and just as effective.

Here's where the piece was last month:

And here's where we are now:

I finally completed all the red outer border and have stitched the double metallic rows on the top.  Now I'm going to start on the holly vine inside the top border.  Just for a change from straight lines!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Janurary - Christmas Tree

Hello!  Just me again.

I finished my Janurary "ornament".  I decided for this year I will stitch ABC Christmas by LizzieKate instead of individual ornaments because... well... you all seen how that worked out for me last year.  Haha!  Actually I shouldn't complain, I kept up with them all year until that last month.

Hopefully talk to you all again soon!


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Blast from the past

Hello everyone!

Long time, no posting.

I have been stitching though.  And I really underestimated how long it would take me to stitch this sweet little design.  I also decided in November that I was going to stitch 2 fairly large projects for Christmas gifts so everything else got put on hold.  But finally yesterday I finished my December 2016 ornament.  It is The Gift by Blackberry Lane Designs from the 2011 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.

I will now get to stitching on this years project.  Hopefully I can catch up!