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Cross Stitch #WIP Updates (June 2016)

Starting an old #ufo #WIP getting ready for #july “Patriotic Angel” from #dimensionsgoldcollection I want more of these Angels!! #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #craftbloggers #july4th #patriotic #usa from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Ym1Ud9 To start another #WIP #HAED or not to… Should I jump in this year or wait another? (The Enginerd has not made me another frame yet…) #heavenandearthdesigns #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix @RuthLSanderson #ruthsanderson from Instagram: http://ift.tt/25SvIjM Ready to start a new project. “Enchanted Aurora” by @joanelliottdesign #WIP #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #ohcanada #crossstitchersofinstagram from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1PLwo6B My place for stopping stitching after a good evening #WIP #xstitch #crossstitch “Enchanted Aurora” by @joanelliottdesign I went out today and bought all the rest of the floss that I needed for this project and @hobbylobby had it all! #joanelliott #ohcanada #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitchersofinstagram #needleminder from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1UID0OU “Canadian Beauty” by @joanelliottdesign #WIP #xstitch I thought this was an appropriate design with colors to focus. . .

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Sew ‘n Tell: Fall Faerie and Woodland Enchantress

*Well this is an old drafted post. As my birthday was in mid November.  You want to know a secret? My birthday is next Wednesday. I’ve been working daily on my Fall Faerie from the Dimensions Gold Collection and I’m really enjoying it. I am almost finished with the bottom right quadrant. I’m curious about gridding the next section I work on as I found was recommended in the HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs) Facebook Group. This group has provided an amazing blessing to find like-minded individuals just as passionate, if not much more so about cross stitching as I am! I need to buy my supplies for working on Ruth Sanderson’s Spring and Summer, and I’m still looking for bargains. Where do you buy your cross stitching supplies? Now we are about eight days into December. If you have been missing my cross stitch updates you might want to. . .

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WIP: Mermaid Birth Sampler & Fall Faerie 

Well, it seems it is time, so I’ve put my work-in-progress Mermaid birth sampler back in the bag until further notice and I’ve pulled out my Fall Faerie to continue to work on it for the autumn season. I’ve also received a brand new gift in a #teacupexchange and now with the help of my mama have gotten my participation headed toward my new author friend as well. We’ve finally received our copy of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I’m excited to start reading it with AppleBlossom, or rather having her read it to all of us. Now to start on my Fall Faerie!

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WIP Weekend

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I’ve been enjoying working hard on my projects lately. I’m putting away my Patriotic Angel until the next appropriate holiday. I finished my Be Happy banner and need to get a frame for it, 8×5 I believe. Now I’m working on AppleBlossom’s birth sampler of Holly Hobbie design. I have a mermaid one picked out for the princess, but I’m undecided on Rascal and I need to pick one out for my best friend’s expected daughter to do too…

(Not pictured) I have also set aside the Treasured Friend project for my mama, as I need to look at something other than ivory on kahki stitches for a bit.

This quilt top is finished and waiting on borders. I’m not as in love with it put together as I was when I was piecing it. It’s the first time I’ve ever used charm packs.

Frontier Girls

I’ve put badges on the Princess’ Penguin (pink) vest. I’ve put the Otter level ribbons and level tab on AppleBlossom’s vest and we’re working on re-earning some badges to add back to this level (yellow). I’ve also put a genealogy badge on my vest (well because it’s me and I couldn’t not order that one for me!). I’ve already put the Gen Award on my vest, and we need to add it to AppleBlossom’s vest for her Penguin level accomplishments. I also added a Patriot ribbon to all of our level tabs in honor of my father’s military service in the U.S. Air Force (before I was born). But I also think of my brother-in-law when I see it as well (U.S. Navy submariner).

Sew ‘n Tell Friday

Hmm… This was a fun week as Grandmama and Grandaddy visited for a few days. I had intended to keep up with my cross stitching but instead I was able to get some things done on my beloved Bernina (with Grandmama’s help and influence!). We completed the girls Frontier Girls Vests and mine is in progress. I had to go back and forth when I was ordering our badges because AppleBlossom is completing more than we can afford to buy. So for individual things that are not hugely something she’s proud of I’m going to have to figure something else out. But I plan to get us organized and go over things officially with them as so far it’s been more on the random. AppleBlossom has finished another!! cross stitch kit, this time a butterfly and has begged to get started on the second butterfly the Enginerd bought her. So. . .

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Sew ‘n Tell Friday

Does this still count as Friday? I’m still working hard on my Woodland Enchantress. I’m loving how the snow is a blue and deep purple shade. See that new grey tree or two? I’m loving it! Maybe I will finish it this winter. AppleBlossom (age 5) has finished her rainbow since Wednesday! Can you believe it?! I had the Enginerd stop on his way home to buy her a new kit. She requested a butterfly so he bought her three. She picked on to start as is already nearly finished in just one evening! The new kit has a plastic needle when she was using metal so that’s a step down but we can remedy that next time. This kit is still just needlepoint or a half cross stitch but it is still working on her patience and attention to detail. She is doing so well. One of her kits. . .

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