Regular readers of my blog may recall that I cross-stitch an ornament every year for our Christmas tree. This year’s subject was a no-brainer – what was one of the most incredible things we did this year? Go see puffins, of course! I thought the ornament turned out pretty well. It looks very similar to […]
Today I finished my Snow Leopard cross-stitch. I placed the final stitch of blue on Thursday night, and today I finished the back-stitch outlining. The cat looks a lot better with his whiskers! They are almost as long as Whiskey Loopy’s. Below is an animated GIF showing the difference that the outlining makes. Give it […]
I’m almost done with my Snow Leopard cross-stitch. I made major progress on it this weekend, when the cold windy weather kept me inside. This cross-stitch has been a wonderful distraction while I’ve had mono. It’s kept my hands busy while I couldn’t get out and do my photography. Now that I’m (finally!) starting to […]
I’ve been making major progress on the Snow Leopard cross-stitch since the last time I posted a picture. I’ve filled in the bottom left corner, and added a bunch of the snowy branch detail. This Snow Leopard cross-stitch design is a kit from the Dimensions Gold collection. The kit came with Aida cloth, but I […]
I’ve had a lot of time for cross-stitch lately, so my Snow Leopard cross-stitch project is coming along nicely. I take pictures of it every couple of days, when I’ve made major progress. Usually I post those as separate posts, but this time I decided to save a few and post them as an animated […]
No, I’m not talking about a version of the MacOS, I’m talking about my new cross-stitch. Although I’d decided my next project would be one of my own designs, I fell in love with this cross-stitch design in the craft store. It’s helping keep my hands busy while I wait for this stupid bug to […]
The warm weather has kept me inside a little more, and one of my favorite hobbies is cross-stitch. I just finished my latest one, of a hummingbird perched on a flowering vine. I like use bead accents instead of French knots, especially for the tips of the flowers in designs like this one. This particular […]
…then I will have to have them inside! This is my latest cross-stitch, a hummingbird on a morning glory vine.
Whiskey is eagerly anticipating his first Christmas. Every year I cross-stitch a dated ornament for our tree, and this year’s featured the newest member of our family. Merry Christmas Eve!
I put the final touches on the bird feeder cross-stitch today. The outlining makes such a big difference! Now it’s ready to iron and frame! :)
I finally finished the cross-stitch on the bird feeder design that I’m stitching for my parents. It was supposed to be a Christmas present…better late than never, right?
Home sick with a flu bug today, I had time to continue working the bird feeder cross-stitch for my parents. Now if only I could convince some of these guys to come visit my real-life feeders…!!
I did this cross-stitch about seven years ago, always intending it to be made into a tree skirt. But we finally decided to frame it instead. It’s safer when you have two felines who love to hang out under the Christmas tree!
I finished the cross-stitch portion of my current project, nicknamed Cranky the Turtle. (When I took his picture, he kept turning his back on me – very cranky indeed!) I worked on this really intensely from January through March, then finished it up in the past two weeks or so. Now all I have left […]
I’ve reached another milestone mark in my Cranky the Turtle cross-stitch. I finished the third fin and the fourth corner. Now I just have to fill in the middle!
Another big milestone in Cranky the Turtle – the bottom left corner is conquered! It’s fun to see the turtle as I fill in his tummy, too. Rich is excited that Fin #3 is coming so quickly after Fin #2.
OK, Rich, Cranky the Turtle has his second fin.
I’m officially half done and the background really makes the turtle pop! It’s going to look even better after I backstitch the turtle outline (especially around the mouth).
More progress on the water…the blue and gray colors are growing on me. The shading in the background is intricate enough to keep it interesting.
More progress on the water…I reached the top of the design!