Sunday 12 November 2017

Pretty Little London - finished

Hello all,

I'm late again with posting another Debbie's Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge (DSDUCJFC) 2015 finish as this should have been posted three weeks ago!! During October I finished Pretty Little London. You won't have seen this project for a couple of months, as I did not post a September update, so here are the final progress pictures and the finished piece:

How you last saw it at the end of August:

At the end of September:

And all finished:

Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street Designs (etsy)
Stitched on 16ct Sunset Sky hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 123 wide by 110 high
Started - 5th February 2015
Finished - 23rd October 2017
Total stitching time - 44 hours 45 minutes

Obviously I'm going to say I thoroughly enjoyed stitching it, especially when London means so much to me. It seemed to start off really slowly but once past the halfway mark it roller-coastered along. I'm not quite sure yet how I'm going to frame it - the colours in the fabric and stitching aren't going to make it easy but I'm leaning towards dark grey at the moment. We'll see.....

Pretty Little Paris was also started in 2015 and is on my finishing list for 2018.

Speaking of 2018, I've devised two stitching plans - one heavily concentrated on finishing more WIPs and one more skewed towards new starts. At present I'm not feeling the excitement in finishing projects, nor in starting new ones so it's still very much up in the air which direction I'll go. I haven't lost my mojo, nor my interest - I suppose I'm just plodding along until something screams out to me which isn't happening at present but will one day!

In the meantime, there should be another finish soon.

Take care,
Rachel x

Monday 6 November 2017

Red Foxes - finished

Hello all,

I'm just a wee bit late posting this! September's finish from Debbie's Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge (DSDUCJFC) 2015 was Red Foxes. Whilst stitching this design and showing updates, a lot of you commented how cute they are. I hope you are as happy with the finished piece as I am!

Here's how I left it at the end of August:

And here's the finished piece (with more accurate colours):

From Young'uns by Gloria and Pat
Designed by Ruth Morehead
Stitched on 16ct Iced Coffe hand-dyed Aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 101 wide by 89 high
Started - 14th February 2015
Finished - 16th September 2017
Total stitching time - 38 hours 50 minutes

Progress on my remaining pieces is progressing steadily. I have one more finish to post and am working on the final two Challenge finishes for 2017.

Rachel x