Wednesday 28 February 2018

Zodiac SAL - Aquarius

As has become the way of things, again I'm sneaking in for my Zodiac SAL check in on the very last day of the month.

First, here is my birthstone ornament for the month: As usual, the front was already stitched and I just added the back, a very simple on in this case. In fact I still need to finish-finish this one, which I will probably do together with the March ornament once that is ready.

This month's sign was Aquarius, and the corresponding Disney princess - according to my friend who knows about these things, since she has no 'official' birthday as far as I know - is Pocahontas. Now when I look at the character desciption Jo gave for Aquarius people - free spirits; running of to the other end of the world, then feeling lonely and disconnected; colourful characters and countercultural personalities as friends - that is quite a good fit actually!

I started working on her ornament, which is actually more of a pincushion/biscornu as it is quite big. I didn't get very far, but once I finish the creme lines It's just filling in and should go rather quickly.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

February IHSW

I actually managed to hermit and stitch on the proper IHSW weekend for the second time in a row! Felix has a persisting cold and was home from work all week, and I wasn't feeling all to well either, so we had a very lazy weekend, bingewatching Grey's Anatomy and stitching. I wanted to focus on the February Page of Fire and Ember and get as much as possible done on that, and I think I was quite successful. I started here:

and ended up here, having completely stitched four colours:

I'm continuing to work on this and hope to finish before the next weekend!

Saturday 17 February 2018

February Gifted Gorgeousness

Almost on time this month - it's time for my favourite SAL :) During the last month I worked on only two of my gift projects, but I did work quite a bit on both of them. Mostly I focused on 99 - since January 29th (I think) I stitched on bottle a day, and that has gotten me to another pagefinish, and a bit into the next page as well:

I also knitted a bit and completed a total of six repeats on the cabled headband. I think I'm about halfway there now!

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Secret Stitching Sweethearts Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! We're not really celebrating I think (Felix isn't particularly fond of this 'holiday'....and since he's also home sick he has a good excuse this year), but of course I get to celebrate online with Jo and her wonderful Secret Stitching Sweethearts Blog Hop.
So somewhere out there, there is a love-themed stitching of mine floating around, that I will set out to look for, and here is what cupid has brought me:

Such a cute heart, I love the colours and the finish is perfect! I wonder who my secret stitching sweetheart is this year?

Wednesday 7 February 2018

WIP Wednesday

I don't usually post for this, but since there was no finish to show or other reason to post lately, I'm taking the opportunity to show you what I've been working on. In my WIPocalypse post, I told you I'd try to stitch one bottle on 99 each day for the Stitching Olympics Challenge - actually, I started working on this right the next day. Everyday I have stitched either a bottle or a segment of the shelf they stand on, so I managed a total of 8 new bottles since my last post.

This is actually very much doable and I feel a lot more confident about finishing by August, but on some day, I don't get any other stitching done, so things have slowed down. But I think I'm getting better at it, and will have some other finishes to show again soon ^_^

By the way, only six more bottles until the top of the design and a page finish!