November 2014 WIPs

I don’t feel like I worked on much this month. I worked a little on Alphonse Mucha’s Moon from miniature set 11 from Art of Stitching:

Mucha Moon progress November 2014

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Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat

This is Nyan Cat (wikipedia) from Birdie Stitching. My nephew started this over the summer, but lost interest in it; his progress is here. It was bothering me that it was partially done and I knew it wouldn’t take long, so I finished it and gave it to him. It’s on 14 count perforated plastic; he found that much easier to work with than Aida because he didn’t have to worry about making his own holes.

Blue Halloween Bookmark

Blue Halloween Bookmark

This is the blue Halloween bookmark from Artecy; it was one of the free patterns for October 24.

October 2014 WIPs

I don’t feel like I stitched much on my WIPs this month. This is the top third of the bookmark version of Fractal 345 from Cross-Stitch Collectibles. As near as I can tell, I last worked on it in August 2012. I took this on vacation because it was small and I had the chart printed out; I work of my laptop a lot, especially for smaller projects. I don’t know when I’ll work on it next; my goal was to finish those two pages.

Fractal 345 bookmark progress Oct 2014

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Fluttershy

Fluttershy

This is Fluttershy for a birthday card for my niece. The pattern is from mylittlecscharts at deviantART and the alphabet is by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. This was more trouble than it should have been; I started with a different pony, and after two tries could not get the colors right. I suffered from a complete inability to count while working on it as well; aside from problems with the head, the word “HAPPY” took three tries (one with a smaller alphabet and one too far left) and I’m still not entirely happy with its position or the position of “BIRTHDAY”.

September 2014 WIPs

This is The Moon by Alphonse Mucha from Miniature Set 11 at The Art of Stitching. I’ve hit an annoying part; the flowers in her hair are confetti stitching and in that part, I think I’m spending more time beginning and ending threads instead of stitching. I’m approaching five squares (a page) across and four down (out of eleven across and fifteen plus four stitches down). It’s going to take a while.

Alphonse Mucha's The Moon progress Sept 2014

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Stained Glass Holly

Stained Glass Holly

This is Stained Glass Holly by Ink Circles; it’s from the Christmas ornament preview in Just Cross Stitch August 2014. I think I’m going to use it as a Christmas card and might do it again for another card. I started it in June; it took a bit longer than I expected, though I did work on other things as well. I had one small problem with it: I did the square around it first, and I accidentally turned it so that the stitches on the outside are crossed differently than the stitches on the inside.

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