Dienstag, 31. Oktober 2017

WIPocalypse - October

Considering how late I usually am for my monthly SALs, I am nearly on time when I am only two days late :D This wonderful SAL is hosted by Measi and you can find the link-up for this month here.

This months question is: How did you begin stitching?
I guess there are two answers for that. I first came across stitching in elementary school, I remember that we had to stitch bookmarks, just a few simple crosses and straight stitches in two or three colors. I created a small bookmark and liked it, but my teacher insisted, that it wasn't finished and forced me to add more things to it. It messed up the "proportions" of my bookmark (in my view) and I didn't (and still don't) like when people tell me when something that I created is not done (had some trouble with some art teachers). It's a bit like "I am doing this for me and I like it and I don't want to change it the way you like it unless it's something I do" or something like that. Anyway, the lady forced me to "ruin" my bookmark, so I didn't pick up the needle again (very consequent girl - I think I was 7).
When I was 18 I was searching the internet for some knitting blogs and I found one blog that also featured some stitching. A lady did the Woodland Enchantress by Dimensions Gold and it was like the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! So I started to look up some stitchy stuff, I cam across the Dimensions kits and Haed and many many more. I found an old cross stitch kit in my mums cupboard and stitched this  (it was horrible - twisted crosses, not centered, the backstitching was awful) and then I bought my first Dimensions Gold kit (Paris Market - go big or go home) and a few months later my first Haed - and now I am here ;-)
Funny thing: I bought the Dimensions kit for Woodland Enchantress this spring and I think I will start das one next year - I just feel like I should stitch her because I owe her that because she was my introduction to this fabulous hobby ;-)


Ok, now for my progress, I really feel like I got a bunch of things done!
First up is an update on my Ride of the Yokai by Ruth Thompson. I finished the partial page I started and decided to add another row.
I went from here:
To here:
I added some 1890 stitches. The crosses are so tiny on 32ct, I always take some time to get used to it.

The next one I worked on is my Kreimhilds Revenge - as every month. I started page 29 and stitches half of it. I went from here:
To here:
So this is another 2230 stiches added to her, next month I will meet the halfway point! Yay!

The next huge project I took out is Crossing the Stream by Golden Kite. It is currently on my frame and I will share another picture next month.
I went from here:
To here:
I added some 1100 stitches so far, it's the getting used to 32ct thing again... but I am fine with it by now and will work on this for a few more days.

I also stitched a small Just Nan design . it's a cute little Halloween Mouse!
It's a bit complicated to take a picture of her, but she is really cute =) It was my first Just Nan kit and it was so much fun, I'm glad I have a few more in my stash ;-)

The last project I worked on is my Mill Hill design called Hydrangeas. I finished all the cross stitching for the blossoms and now I am stitching the leaves. I went from here:
To here:
I hope my November progress will be as good as my October progress, maybe I can finish the leaves and start beading in December, I love beading! =)

I think that's all I have for now! I am well over 5 000 stitches for this month, so I am truly happy =)

Happy stitching =)

Kommentare:

  1. Great progress!5,000 stitches is way more than Ihave probably done all year :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing the beautiful progress you have made on your various projects. It is a joy seeing them slowly coming along. Your little mouse looks fantastic!

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  3. Great to get so much stitching finished. The detail is great on your projects and I excited to keep seeing them grow. Kreimhild is my favorite I think.

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  4. Wow, that is a lot of progress! Your projects are all lovely. Ruth Thompson is one of my favorites. Beautiful work!

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  5. That is a great amount of stitching! It's nice to hear your story... It's lucky you found stitching again years after the experience you had when you were 7! 😊

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  6. Beautiful progress on all your projects. The mouse came out really cute. Kreinhild looks fantastic as always and the Mill Hill seems quite close to the beading stage. Happy stitching!

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  7. Your incredible progress on all your beautiful projects is always very inspirational!

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  8. Wow, that's a lot of stitching! I love the colours on Ride of the Yokai, but it must be so tiny on the 32ct!

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  9. Wow honey you have been very productive. I love all of your projects. Very excited to see that you've reached Kreimhild again, the dress is going to stitch up beautifully. And the Halloween mouse is adorable. Great post stunner xo Alicia

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