Category Archives: Cross-Stitch

Number 15

Even though she needed over 1100 stitches today, it turned out that finishing Cleo didn’t turn out to be all that difficult. It was mostly blocks of color…. She is stitched on 16 count chocolate Aida with the called for … Continue reading

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April shower in Feb

And, although I really don’t like the colors – I finished April Quaker by From the Heart which had been hanging out for a couple of years. Notice I am not quite breaking my arm, patting myself on the back … Continue reading

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Finishing

As you have been able to see – I have been putting a significant effort into finishing cross stitch projects started and left over from previous years. My tally thus far is 11 finished from previous years and two started … Continue reading

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And she’s done!

There were a lot more stitches left on Octavia than I had thought. Like between just over 2x my guestimate. But here she is – the fourth one of the Sheep punk series. The pattern comes from ForbiddenFiberCo and is … Continue reading

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Significant Progress

I would really like this particular little sheep completed. I can’t tell how many stitches I have left. I have the original printed pattern from which I loaded pictures into Pattern Keeper. Managing to match up the grid, but not … Continue reading

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Octavia

The quiet one of the Sheep Punk set. I didn’t get a chance to start stitching till after lunch time, but I have made decent progress – like 864 stitches according to my little counter. To review – here is … Continue reading

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It looks benign

This capsule that I get to take once a day for 21 days. Then I get a break for 7 days and then I get to do it again. The plan is X6 at this point. there are a ton … Continue reading

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Another trip

Into San Francisco early this morning. Making my usual stop at Peet’s just before they opened I still managed to get caught in the lane control lights at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. After that point, the traffic was reasonably … Continue reading

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Cancer (the Zodiac Girl) complete

I had originally titled this – Cancer Complete. And then I thought about it. Since “Cancer” is more than a sign in the Zodiac and the word is also used for various nasty diseases experienced by too many, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Starting Cancer

Just in case you are wondering – there is no particular order to my completing of the Zodiac Girls. I have them all clipped into a pants hanger and am just working down from the top. There are a dozen … Continue reading

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B&B

In this case stands for Backstitch & Beading. I detest backstitching. It is one of the reasons that I have a tendency to avoid most patterns out of Eastern Europe. It isn’t that many are interesting or lovely. It is … Continue reading

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Castle Complete!

And I present to you – The Castle. #2 in the Fabulous House series by Cottage Garden Samplings. 120×120 stitched on 18ct Vintage Stormy Clouds with the called for specialty & DMC Floss. This is my 9th finish of the … Continue reading

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Less than a thousand

Stitches to go on the Castle. Due to errands, this was the only project I worked on today. Even so, I zeroed out five colors. ┬áThis leaves me with the lower portion of the last tower and all the wavy … Continue reading

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More Castle

The downside of this fabric is that the white (B5200) doesn’t show up all that well. It is better than either of the other simple alternatives – blanc or 3865. So I am just ignoring it for the present. This … Continue reading

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Variable weather

I made it a point today to stay inside, warm and dry. I went out only twice – once to drop George at BART and a second trip to pick him up at the end of the afternoon. Otherwise – … Continue reading

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Yes, it is raining

Except for the moments when it is not. Like right at this moment. Intermittently we are getting some wind. Our house is relatively sheltered. I have a feeling that a bit closer to the coast/bay is getting hit harder than … Continue reading

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It was actually 19

Parts in the OwlForest 2021 Alice in Wonderland SAL. And there I was happily finishing parts 15, 16, & 17. But no, I didn’t panic when I put in the last stitch of the steam coming out of the teapot. … Continue reading

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Not the white rabbit

He was stitched back in Part 3. I have the table, and five motifs left in a combination of parts 16 & 17. Tomorrow evening I “will” have this completed… End of today’s progress – is a bit more of … Continue reading

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On to the tea party

Today was relatively productive. (well my cough is back but I am not counting that. Nor all the water or the three pots of tea…). The Mad Hatter section of Alice is now complete AND I got a start on … Continue reading

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Progress plus

Since everyone seemed to like Alice, but really thought that the Bewitching Pixies was ever so cute – she is the one I went for. there were about 350 black beads to add along edges, the band on her hat, … Continue reading

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