Sunday, 6 November 2011

Work in progress.Big projects and Hand Made Monday.

Hello All. Nothing new finished this week. I just kept on stitching and stitching and stitching... till I got some eye strain, which ended up in a headache but never mind ;) Been working intensively on my big cushion cross stitch project and this is what it looks like now: Some new sampler elements can be recognized now.


Quite a progress since last Sunday, huh? :)
Saturday felt like Stitching Heaven to me, it's what I call when I'm happy stitching away :) Telly, cider with ice, some sweet goodies shared with my bf , sofa and a whole evening ahead, minutes and hours were passing by while I was working hard with my needle :) How good is that! I bet you all have a crafting heaven of your own, don't you?
This year I decided (mostly on the spur of the moment, as I tend to) for the first time to join 2 stitch-a-longs on some blogs. I fell for this project: Madame - 4 seasons



Those are the big projects and I mean BIG with capital "B". I'm gonna start with Winter Madame right after Christmas while winter lasts :) and hopefully go along with the seasons and keep up :) Wish me luck!I wanna all four Madames on my walls! :)


I've already made some preparations. Yesterday I went to a shop to get a fresh supply of embroidery floss. My Winter Madame will be stitched on a cream-coloured Zweigart quaker :) Now all printed and in waiting :)


Second stitch-a-long is all about Christmas. My chosen project is a cross stitch project  Val D'Abondance Blanc by Lili Soleil. The moment I saw those reindeer, heart, swirls and a chalet, all in Noel style, I knew I had to have this stitch this year.
My preparations for the oncoming project: Blanc DMC floss, red aida and a chart.


I've stitched quite a few projects with a red floss on white canvas, now I'm doing the reverse - it's going to be a white stitch on a red background. Still maintaining the Scandinavian style though :)   
So here I am now, rushing with my stitches, trying to spend all my free time either finishing something off or moving onto another item. On top of that I've also joined the local Christmas Craft Fair in a month's time, which means lots of crafting, crafting, crafting even at the end of the day, after work... Madness! 
Crikey! I really need to get a grip and get down to my crafts! Expect to see a lot here soon! 

Sunday evening is a perfect time to join the blog linking party at 1st Unique Gifts. Get clicking guys to see some lovely crafty places online.

20 comments:

  1. Wow! Your redwork looks fabulous and so crisp in its definition. Really interesting to see you use a quilting frame rather than a hoop.

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  2. That looks like it's going to be so pretty, I can't wait to see what that looks like! That red is SO deep and lovely. :) WOW.

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  3. your stitching heaven sounds like my sewing heaven - bliss!! I love the Madame project, can't wait to see the finished Winter Madame :)

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  4. You are a busy bee i hope you ,anage to keep up! Looking dorwars to seeing finoshed articles!

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  5. I look forward to seeing the 'Madames' I love the style of these :)

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  6. My goodness. Thats quite an undertaking. Can't wait to see them all completed. I too sit and sew in front of TV with glass on one side and needles and thread on the other, cotton bits all over the carpet around me.

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  7. Love the rework and those season ladies look great.

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  8. Wow, love the Scandinavian red & white cushion - will be stunning when finished. The Madames project looks fab too.

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  9. My crafting heaven - rainy day, whirring sewing machine, womans hour, endless supply of coffee.
    I love your cross stitching and each week it's lovely to see how much further along you are with it.

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  10. The red and white is lovely, can't wait to see the 'Madames' you have so much patience!

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  11. You have been busy. Love Scandanavian style Christmas things!

    Alison x

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  12. Looking forward to seeing the finished Madames - they look lovely already

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  13. Such beautiful things, I love the 4 seasons and the red and white is so rich and Christmassy. I love the idea of doing the colours in reverse, It's something I do with some of my paintings and it can be very effective.

    Jan x

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  14. Wow you've been busy, and will be for some time by the look of it! I used to love doing cross stitch as a kid but never had the patience to do anything more than those little sample kits you got free with magazines. I can't wait to see the finished cushion in red and white, it's going to look fab. x

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  15. You have almost got me itching to try some embroiderey again. Have only ever created one piece a little house which is about 2 inches square. Took me months of doing a bit each lunch time at work. Like the look of the 4 seasons and love your choice of colour for the winter picture. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. What a big job you have taken on with all your projects, they all look fantastic. Agree with everyone else that the red and white will be lovely

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  17. Wow you have some patients..... And all your work is sooooo beautiful.

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  18. Nice post, you have the next few months pretty well covered. Look forward to seeing the finished projects. The red WIP looks lovely. Good luck with all the others.

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  19. Very detailed work.. Look forward to seeing your progress on your 4 seasons project

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  20. Wow you will be busy. Your stitching is so beautiful I know your other projects will be wonderful good luck with the craft fair. x

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