scifisentai: tree with red leaves (red tree)
[personal profile] scifisentai
I'm probably going to turn it into a coaster or something, assuming it's not too big for any of the ones I have in my drawer.

scifisentai: music notes backlight by rainbow light (rainbow notes)
[personal profile] scifisentai
It's only small but it's the first thing I've been able to finish in over year for one reason or another and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Kokeshi doll )
celli: the soccer team from Bend it Like Beckham helping Jess get dressed in her sari (Beckham girls)
[personal profile] celli
I've updated my Photobucket cross-stitch album with all my accomplishments over the last couple of years. The housewarming one and the engagement one are my two newest.

cut for size )

I picked up a new trick from a friend that makes starting lines (especially the backstitch) a million times easier and neater. I'm really happy with how neat the back looks. I should have taken a picture of that. :) And my sister and future BIL cracked up, which is of course the point.

Next I'm getting really ambitious with baby blankets for my friends' new twins: Pooh and Eeyore. I'm trying not to be nervous at the sheer scope of it all. :)

Success!

May. 1st, 2011 07:26 pm
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Mulder in Elvis glasses, with text "fierce" (fierce)
[personal profile] amalnahurriyeh
Thanks, everyone, for the super-nice comments on my first post. I just finished working the lion for my son, and wanted to show it off. :)

cut for 2 photos )

In terms of all of your advice, I got a hoop while I was at the craft store. It did help with the wrist pain, but I actually had a sizing problems; I got a good-sized hoop (8 inches), but I'd already trimmed some scrap off my piece of cloth, so the part I was working wasn't 8 inches across! This meant it was hard to stretch. I'm going to be starting my next piece on a bigger piece of cloth, so I won't have that problem this time.

And working with shorter pieces of floss when dividing is definitely easier. It does mean I have to rethread more often, which can be annoying, but not ending up with terrible knots is much more important.

If I can pick your brains again: I'm starting work on this tonight, which I'm working for my son's cousin. (There was a LOT of debate about whether Cousin should get A LION JUST LIKE ME or A WHALE.) The pattern has big swatches of a single color at the center, and then smaller stripes above and below. My instinct is to work it linearly, starting from the left-hand side and working the tail first. But should I start with the big, medium blue shape of the body, and then add in the above-and-below bits? Would that make it structurally stronger?
ancientsavvy: (Default)
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Just started up stitching again after weeks of not having the time or desire to.

Finished a small pattern (FINALLY) for a Round Robin:
From Cross-stitch


And progress on the Splash of Yellow:
From Splash of Yellow WIP
ancientsavvy: (arthur)
[personal profile] ancientsavvy
This year has been my most productive year in a LONG time... maybe ever. I'm hoping to continue that productivity within the new year.

Finishes )

WIP )

Planned Starts )
ancientsavvy: (cross-stitch dreamwidth sheep)
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I finished St. Michael's Steeple today! Picture behind the cut!


Pictures! )
explorer0713: (Default)
[personal profile] explorer0713

My BAP, Renoir's Great Vase of Flowers is now finished and framed and ready to enter in the local needlework show at the end of the month.

Details ahead. . .

ancientsavvy: (cross-stitch bobbins)
[personal profile] ancientsavvy
The Church Street house is complete after about 8 years!!

UPDATE: Finished Size: 23 1/2 inches by 12 3/4 inches on 32 count.

Photos )
foxfirefey: Fox stealing an egg. (mischief)
[personal profile] foxfirefey
I did this one for Valentine's day last year for my sweetheart, using this image as a guide.

To the pictures! )

Intro

May. 31st, 2009 04:20 pm
blendedleg: (pretty blue)
[personal profile] blendedleg
Hello everyone. I'm Julia and I sometimes post on the lj group as [livejournal.com profile] hildy. [personal profile] blendedleg is my crafty journal on DW and you're welcome to friend it or read the blog version.

I needed smallish projects for the recent Stitch N Pitch game, so I decided on Aury's Quaker-inpsired animals. They're usually only one color and fairly small, so I thought they'd be easy to stitch up.

Two small finishes )
slm76: (Default)
[personal profile] slm76
Hurrah! The project for my husband's manager is complete. I gave her both pieces yesterday.

photos under the cut )

I have another WIP but I'm going to take a break from stitching for a few days because I have other things I need to do.
ancientsavvy: (Default)
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I finished the Lady Bug Birth Announcement!

Picture behind cut )
xinef: (cross stitch)
[personal profile] xinef
The wall colour is closer to a medium Wedgwood blue, and the fabric should be bluer. But not bad otherwise. I had to take the photo on an angle to avoid reflections from the flash. Will try to get my husband to do a better one for me at some point. Framed by Gitta's. Andrew and Gitta picked the mattes and frame (I have a lousy colour eye for such).

photo behind the cut )