Sunday, June 21, 2020

Twilight Duel - SAL Update 6




Over the past 3 weeks, I managed to make visible progress on my Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Twilight Duel cross-stitch project. 1,684 stitches were added.



The photo above is from my last update.



Most of the stitches were added to page 9, but a few worked up into page 10 and over into page 15.

The project is now 49.23% complete. (It was 48.09%.)
Page 9 is now 67.7% complete. (It was 46.48%.)
Page 10 is now 3.03% complete. (It was 2.56%.)
Page 13 is now 8.84% complete. (It was 7.52%.)

I hope to hit the halfway milestone in my next update!


3 Week SAL

I do hope you are able to visit the other bloggers participating in this Stitch-Along, hosted by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea. We are in different time zones, so if a post is not up yet, please check again later. Linda, we are glad to have you join us all again!


If you have missed recent posts (as I have), here are a few finishes these talented ladies have shared over the past few updates:

Avis completed her Anchor Counted Cross Stitch Kit, Highland Landscape. I absolutely love this piece! You may see it here.

Claire finished her Sugar Skull Panda designed by Lindashee, and it is such a fun and colorful piece! See it here

Gun finished the embroidery for her lovely floral table runner, as seen here.

Sue finished a darling bunny that you may see here.

Megan finished her gorgeous peacock, as seen here.

Sharon finished her Sweet Cactus. You may see it here.

Jenny finished her kitten and heart cross-stitch project, as you may see here.

Linda finished her fabulous bear sampler, as seen here.

Margaret finished Harry the Hare. He's adorable. You may find him here. She also finished a lovely postcard kit from the Nutmeg Company, as seen here

I hope I did not miss any other fabulous finishes!

Hugs and Happy Stitching!
Renee

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Twilight Duel - SAL Update 5


It felt so nice to put some time into my Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Twilight Duel cross-stitch this weekend! I only managed about 3 and a half hours, but put in 326 stitches in that time.



The photo above shows my progress on page 9 in my previous update (back in March.) And the photo below shows how it looks now.  More of the sky above and to the left of the white dragon's talon was filled in.



The project is now 48.09% complete. (It was 47.87%)
Page 9 is now 46.48% complete. (It was 42.02%)

USA Road Trip Challenge
I am participating with a challenge through the Stitchtalk HAED Challenges Group on Facebook to reach a list of 108 destinations in 2020.  Each stitch is a mile. On May 29th, I reached Destination #37: Holland, MI. 6,149 of 32,364 "miles" have been traveled this year.


3 Week SAL
I do hope you are able to visit the other talented bloggers participating in this Stitch Along (SAL) hosted by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea. We select our own project to work on and share an update every third Sunday. We are all in different time zones, so if you do not see a post, please check back later. Thank you!

AvisClaireGunCarole,
SueConstanzeChristinaKathy,
MargaretCindyHeidiJackie,
SunnyHayleyMeganDeborah,
Mary MargaretCarmelaJocelynSharon,
DaisyAnneConnieAJ,
JennyLauraCathieLinda,
SherrieHelen

Happy Stitching!
Renee

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Fractal White Tiger May 2020 Update



This month, I was thrilled to complete another page on the Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch I am working on for my eldest son. We can now see the tip of the tiger's nose!

Due to the way this piece sits on my frame, I am working down the chart. Pages 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, and 12 are now complete. Pages 16 and 17 are next and they will reveal whiskers and more of the nose.

The piece is now 23.08% complete. 1,070 stitches were added in May. Although I began this project on January 1, 2016 for the Stitchy Start blog, there have been only 130 days of actual stitching progress.


This is how it looked at the end of April. It was really hard to put him away, but Twilight Duel needed some attention, too.

Happy Stitching!
Renee




Sunday, May 10, 2020

Twilight Duel - SAL Update 4


Wow! 3 weeks went by quickly! I am afraid I still have no progress to share on the Heaven and Earth Designs Twilight Duel chart I am stitching for my youngest son. 

To be honest, I am down to 3 needles and I forgot just how fast I go through them on this piece. 2 strands of floss over 25-count fabric makes it pretty tight to get through sometimes and the eyes of the needles tend to snap. I am happy to say the needles I wanted to order are finally in stock again, so I plan to resume this piece soon.


Over the past 3 weeks, I did manage to put 839 stitches into the Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger chart I am stitching for my oldest son. Although I am working this one with 2 strands over 28-count fabric, I am using the continental tent-stitch and it is soooo much easier to get a needle through. But I do love the coverage the full cross-stitch gives to Twilight Duel.

On our May 31st update, I will definitely have progress to share on Twilight Duel.

Confession... My boys remembered how much I enjoyed playing Animal Crossing with them on their GameCube when they were younger. So, my eldest bought the game for his Nintendo Switch and said it was just for me. So, for the past 2 weeks, I confess my little bit of "me time" after work has been playing or watching my boys play instead of stitching. 

It is Mother's Day here today. I do hope all of you moms have an amazing day! (Even if it is Covid-19 style...) 

Happy Stitching and Healthy Wishes!
Renee

Please do stop by to see the progress everyone else has made. I am happy to announce Helen has rejoined us. Welcome back, Helen! I look forward to seeing more of your Garden Alphabet.

AvisClaireGunCarole,
SueConstanzeChristinaKathy,
MargaretCindyHeidiJackie,
SunnyHayleyMeganDeborah,
Mary MargaretCarmelaJocelynSharon,
DaisyAnneConnieAJ,
JennyLauraCathieLinda,
SherrieHelen


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Twilight Duel SAL - Update 3


It is time for our Stitch Along (SAL) update. No progress has been made since March 21st.

Please hop over to see the progress other participants have made. Many of us are in different time zones, so if a post is not up yet, please check back later. Links are at the end of this post.

We have a new member, too. Sherrie, welcome to the SAL! 

In case you missed finishes shared in our last update:

  • Christina of Petals and Pins finished Madame Chantilly's Pumpkin Thieves, as seen here.
  • Carmela of Pyros & Patch finished her lovely sampler "Casette Innevate" as seen here.


Wishing you all good health,
Renee

AvisClaireGunCaroleSue,
ConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindy,
HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMegan,
Deborah, Mary MargaretCarmelaJocelyn,
SharonDaisyAnneConnieAJ,
JennyLauraCathieLindaSherrie