Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Sierra Supreme" 5 pages of 16 finished - January 24, 2016


Design by Artecy; Original Photogragh by Mackenzie Zabo;  Owner of Sierra - Lynsay Atcheson

When I first saw Mackenzie's photograph of Sierra, I was in love!!
I knew it would be a wonderful cross stitch design if I could get someone to do it.  Mackenzie gave me permission and Lynsay gave me permission to try to get it charted.  I first contacted HAED about doing one, they promptly deleted me from all of their FB groups without giving me a reason why (that's what pissed me off).  So I then contacted Artecy and the rest is history!  I'm stitching this as a gift for Lynsay, so when it's finished it will wing it's way to Canada.

I've finished 5 pages of 16.  I always start at the bottom right corner and work my way across the bottom row of pages, then go back to the right and start the next row of pages.  My stitches just look and lay better.  I'll post another picture when I get the 6th page finished.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

1st Finish of 2016 - Tam's Creations - Blackwork Challenge I

by Tam's Creations

This is the 3rd time I attempted this one.  The 1st two I messed up somewhere.  I started the 3rd one in November of 2015 and finished January 23, 2016.  The thread is a dark maroon mystery spool that I got from Vikki of Hand Dyed Fibers and the fabric is a Silkweaver's Solo with some really pretty shades of pink, purple and burgundy.   I'm very pleased with it, now I just need to get it ironed, mounted and take it to Hobby Lobby and have it framed.

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1, 21016

Well, here it is January 1st of 2016!!  I so hope this year turns out better than last year!  I spent part of the day working (I work from home).  Then I spent some hours cross stitching!!!  I'm seriously going to try and make this year a finishing year.

I have deleted everything I could find having anything to do with HAED (they pissed me off).  I have about 10 of their designs and am not sure I will do them.  Haven't made up my mind yet.

Right now, I'm about 3/4 of the way on Tam's Creations "Blackwork Challenge I".  I'm also working on an Artecy design "Sierra Supreme" (horse) and have 5 of 16 pages finished.  This is a gift for the lady that owned Sierra and it will be flying it's way to Canada as soon as I'm finished with it.

I'll post pics when I get Blackwork Challenge I finished and page by page on Sierra!