Sunday, August 2, 2020

Twilight Dual: SAL Update 8

429 stitches were added to Twilight Duel since our last update.

The photo below shows how page 9 looked on July 12th. I hope to have this page finished for our next update.

I do hope you will hop over to see what the other bloggers in our Stitch-a-Long (SAL) are working on. We live all over the world and choose our own project. If a post is not up yet, please check back later. 

Wishing you all a fantastic week!


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt July 2020 Update

One of my goals for the year is to finally finish this crazy quilted wall quilt. Way, way back in 2014, I completed a round robin with 5 very talented crazy quilters through the Crazy Quilt International Group.

After embellishing the final block, I pieced all six blocks together to create a small wall quilt. Then I came up with the brilliant idea of quilting the borders with hand embroidered and beaded snowflakes. 

I love the look, but began to dread stitching the snowflakes after a while. As a result, this has been sitting in a bag for years. I made a tiny bit of progress in February, and set it aside again. 

This month, I worked on it a few days during my lunch break at work and actually made some visible progress. In August, I hope to be much closer to a finish! 

To push me along, this is my current project for the 1 Xmas Item a Month Blog and it is #9 on my 2020 UFO list.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying some relaxing crafting time.


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Twilight Duel - SAL Update 7

Less than 300 stitches were added to Twilight Duel these past 3 weeks. I had just under 3 hours to spend stitching since our last update. At least I can still see a bit of progress filling in page 9 and extending up into page 10. (The black dragon's abdomen is beginning to show.)

This is how it looked in my last update. I will share a photo of the full piece in our next SAL update on August 2nd. There should be a lot more progress. (I hope!)

72,962 of 147,600 stitches are complete, so it is 49.43% done. (It was 49.23%.)

Page 9 is 70.28% complete. (It was 67.7%.)

Page 10 is 4.47% complete. (It was 2.08%.)

I do hope you will hop over to see the amazing projects the other bloggers in our Stitch Along (SAL) are working on. We are in different parts of the world, so if a post is not up yet, please check back later.

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!