Thursday, August 08, 2019

A couple of finishes and progress

After a little hiatus I finally picked up my needles and started working on my cross stitch pieces. 

Since my last post, I finished two projects. The first one is "Viva la Vida" by Barbara Ana Designs, I started this design on December of last year, days before I went on a vacation to Mexico with my sister and our kids, as a way to commemorate our first trip to that country.
I really love the way it turned out!  I did everything as charted except the skin colors, for mine I used DMC 951 and DMC 3856 for the shadows. 

Design: Viva la Vida by Barbara Ana Designs
Stitch count 89w x 138h
Fabric: 32ct Chocolate Mil Lugana (Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie)
Threads: DMC
Started: 18. December. 2018
Finished: 15. June 2019 

The second piece I finished was Ice Princess by Heaven and Earth Designs. This was a freebie design that was posted on HAED's website many years ago, the original design had an owl on one of the princess' hand but I was not a fan so I cropped it off. I started this piece on 2015 when my daughter was 4 years old and a huge fan of Frozen, she's not into that movie anymore but she likes the design and is happy that it's done and that it will soon be hanged in her bedroom ;)

Design: Ice Princess by Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitch count 170w x 233h
Fabric: 25ct Lambswool Jobelan (1 over 1, full cross)
Threads: DMC
Started: 09. October. 2015
Finished: 24. June 2019

After I finished this pieces I lost my stitch bug but I did add a few stitched on a couple of pieces. 

One of the projects I worked on was Sans Souci by Long Dog Samplers, you can see in my previous post that I was almost done with page 3. That page is now done and made a start on page 4. 

The designs has a total of 9 pages so  I'm not even 50% done with it. I will try to work on it on a regular basis, because I feel I make a lot of progress on each stitchy session and I don't have to change colors constantly. 

Another piece I worked on was Pennywise by Alisa Okneas. I'm missing a few color for this design so it will be put away for a few days until I get them. 

Hopefully I'll finish it before the second part of the movie "IT" ;)

At the beginning of the  year I started a YouTube channel about my cross stitch. The videos are in Spanish but if you are interested in watching here is a link to my latest video. 

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