This is a Minecraft creeper from Happy Cupcake Creations. It’s for my nephew, who’s very into Minecraft. It’s on the small end of bookmark-sized, but he can use it for whatever he wants. Last time I went to Michael’s, they had sheets of 14 count plastic canvas on clearance for $0.29 (white and clear); I picked some up and used a little of the white for this.
This is a Spring bookmark by Lesley Teare. it’s a freebie from cross-stitching.com; you do have to register there to be able to download patterns. It’s on a bookmark form from Joann that I bought mostly because I liked the chart that came with it, but the design didn’t fit on the form. I chose to make this because I was getting burned out on the peacock that I’ve been working on and wanted something I could finish fairly quickly; also, I keep losing bookmarks.
Mostly, I worked on the peacock from Just Cross Stitch April 2015. Looking at the picture, I feel like I can see the end; looking at the pattern, there’s still a long way to go. The branch on the right is about ten stitches above the bottom, but the tail fills in the width of the piece. I still should finish it by late October, unless I get severely distracted.
The only thing I worked on this month was the peacock from the April 2015 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. It’s for my sister; hopefully I’ll finish it in time for her birthday in October. I think I’m approaching finishing the top half, but the lower half has considerably more stitching in it.
This is the Mockingjay pin (Hunger Games) from Happy Cupcake Creations. It is for my nephew; I was looking for something else entirely, and he saw this and liked it. It took much longer than I thought it would (a couple of weeks instead of a few days), but it’s finally finished. It’s on 14 count plastic canvas.
I think the only WIP I touched this month was Alphonse Mucha’s Moon from miniature set 11 from Art of Stitching. I did finish the first page and the first row of 10×10 squares on the second and third pages. I went ahead and did page three because it’s only ten stitches wide and three of those are overlap from page two: