Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger May 2017 Update

I do love working on Charting Creation's Fractal White Tiger, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

This month's progress is difficult to see. I have been filling in some of the confetti stitches that I skipped on my quest to add the eye.

651 stitches were added this month and the top two rows of page 6 are now complete.

I hit the 18,000 stitches milestone today. 

This is how the piece looked last month.

There are some larger blocks of color coming up, so next month's progress should be more visible. 

Reptiles-I am Obsessed

I don't want to put this down although I have other, more pressing projects. And, it really doesn't look like much. I need to set it up somewhere so I can stitch on it at least once a week.
Here is where I was in March:
 And this is where I am today:
I am close to finishing the first page, but I have a bit more to do. Maybe by the end of June?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II May Progress

Hello everyone! May was a crazy stitchy month.  With Stitch Maynia, I made 5 starts and worked on 10 WIPs over the first two weeks of May.  Still, Winnie the Pooh got some dedicated attention afterwards.  I've started using highlighters on the chart since more colors are being incorporated.  Previous progress:


I'm happy with my progress.  I finished columns 3 & 4 (down to the midline), including the blended thread & blending filament, and got a good start on column 5.  The empty squares are charted for 1 x 1, which I will do later.  I think the detail will be a swarm of bees.  I'm loving this project and wish I had room in my rotation to dedicate more time to it, but it will be a focus piece someday.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger April 2017 Update

In March, I failed to add a single stitch to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger project. In April, I managed to add over 1,300 stitches and finally reached the 10% complete mark.

I am anxious to finish page 6 and see how it looks with more of the area around the eye filled in.

This is how it looked on my update at the end of February.

Some of the fur above the eye was filled in.

My schedule in May is looking a little crazier than normal. I do hope to have some progress to share, as I love working on this one.

Happy Stitching,

April 2017 - Happy Haunts

I left off Happy Haunts last month here: Haunts013
And, although I really tried to give it my all this past week, I didn't do so well: Haunts018
I really wanted to finish the row (simply because the slack on the left side is driving me insane and I want to wind it up a row), but I just can't manage it all in a week. Oh well, maybe next month!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II April progress

Third time is the charm, friends!  So, I am using the chart from the kit, subbed DMC and antique white monoco for the floss and fabric, respectively.  I restarted and gave it 4 days effort in April.

I finished the first 2 columns down to the midpoint, and most of the third column.  What's undone in the third column are over 1 sections, and blended floss (with filament)... I didn't feel like getting into the fiddly stuff and I intend to stitch all the 2 over 2 before doing the 1 over 1 sections.  It's about 2,000 stitches.  I also got a tiny start on the 4th column.

I'm pleased with it now.  I won't finish this year but hopefully I can finish at least 25%.

Friday, April 28, 2017

April Birds

I'm really not enjoying this project any more, but I want to see it to the end.

For April I worked on the Fall section.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Scarfs and new yarn

Micheals has a new yarn that is only 1.99 yahoo and you know what its a 4 weight its soft and comes in tons of colours. (Just wish they could keep them all stocked).
So Elk studios released a video and a new pattern using the yarn and i have started it. Actually I am half done it now. Its called the love me more scarf. Sometimes I find scarfs boring to crochet but this one called to me and I am enjoying it.

You can find the link to the pattern and she has a link to her video on her page too HERE.

Enjoy I will post a picture of my scarf later on


Sunday, April 9, 2017

March 2017 - Happy Haunts

I almost forgot to post this month's progress. I left off here last month: Haunts011
And made it a bit farther to here: Haunts013
Hopefully next month will be better!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


 The above is where I left off in February and below is my stitching for this month. Pitiful.
But, this blog makes me stitch a little each month instead of letting it sit in the basement. I may finish this before I hit 100!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Winnie the Pooh March Progress

Hello friends!  I restarted Winnie the Pooh II using a Candamar-DMC conversion.  The colors, and the coverage, are much better with the DMC.  I began at upper left, worked the first column down to the midline of the chart, feathering into the next column.  I also got a start on the 2nd column. This is tree, sky, and a bit of tree trunk.

I'm so happy with the look and I'm really enjoying the chart.  It has lots of color changes, but it's not confetti.   However, there is a problem: I spaced it wrong.  Now I don't have enough room at the bottom, I'll have to crop the last row.  That's not a huge deal and I'm not sure it's worth re-starting yet again.  I did sew some extra to the bottom to allow for scrolling and framing.  Any thoughts- should I crop or start over?

ETA: I did more counting and measuring.  The kit says 12" high.  The way I placed it, is for 12".  However, my gridding comes out larger, about 14".  The fabric, supposedly 28 count evenweave, is not!  It's 28 across, but only 24 down.  I am quite cheesed off!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

I Caught Up!

hi everyone!  I know I'm a few days late but I'm happy to report I caught up with my SAL.  I haven't started this month yet but I was making progress with my other progress and wanted to finish a section before I posted.  So last post I had only finished part of January:
But now I've finished January and February:
March is a pretty blue but I might make some changes to the eye.  See you next month!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 2017 - Happy Haunts

I left off here last month: Haunts006

And my heart really wasn't into this project this month because I only made it to here:

Better luck next month maybe!

Renee's Fractal White Tiger February 2017 Update

Late this evening, I put an hour and fifteen minutes in to this piece just so I would have progress to share. I have been itching to work on it, but other projects have demanded my small amount of crafty time this month.

Anyway... I did manage to add 175 stitches in that time, filling in around the eye a bit.

This is how it looked last month. I do hope to have more progress to share in my March update.

The pattern is Fractal White Tiger and it is artwork by Ricky Barnard charted by Charting Creations. Watching it come together is a joy.

I hope you are all able to find plenty of stitching time in March.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Reptiles for February

I have not made much progress. I think I have done 100 stitches, but maybe not.
I never really introduced myself. I am Beth and I live in Illinois. I normally stitch needlepoint or Mill Hill bead kits, but I love this HAED and had to do it. I also have a son who had a bearded dragon. When I get it finished,it will belong to him.