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. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sans Souci SAL

This is my current progress on San Souci by Long Dog Samplers. I'll finish stitching page 3 tonight so I can start working on the second row of pages this week. 

I'm using this project for a 100 day stitching challenge that's taking place on a Spanish Facebook group. I'm working on it for half an hour everyday (well almost everyday ;P ); 74 of those 100 days have passed and I think I've made good progress on this piece. 

Este es mi avance en San Souci de Long Dog Samplers. Terminaré la página 3 hoy para poder así comenzar la segunda fila de páginas esta semana.

Este proyecto lo estoy haciendo para el desafío de los 100 días de un grupo de Facebook. Estoy bordando en él media hora todos los días (bueno, casi todos los días ;P); 74 de esos 100 días ya han pasado y creo que he logrado un buen avance en este bordado.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

A chimpanzee

Last year I signed up for the Into the Jungle SAL by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I didn't keep up with it so I'm still working on it. Last night, I finished the 7th block, the chimpanzee.

The chimpanzee was the first thing I stitched in that block and I messed up the placement so I had to make little adjustments to the block. 

El año pasado, me anoté al SAL de The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, Into the Jungle. Para variar no me mantuve al día con el por lo que sigue siendo un proyecto en progreso. Anoche, terminé el séptimo bloque, el chimpancé.

El chimpancé fue lo primero que bordé en ese bloque y me equivoqué en la ubicación por lo que tuve que hacer pequeñas modificaciones en el bloque. 

Friday, May 03, 2019

Creepy but cute

This week I've been working on a small design called Pennywise (the clown from the movie "It").
The designer of this piece is Alisa Okneas and I'm stitching it on 32ct Sudden Storm Jobelan (Silkweaver). The original design is only the head of the clown and the balloon and I will be adding a quote from the movie.

I love this kind of designs... creepy but cute :P

Esta semana he estado bordando en un diseño pequeño llamado Pennywise (el payaso de la película "Eso")

La diseñadora de este proyecto es Alisa Okneas y lo estoy realizando en 32ct Sudden Storm Jobelan de Silkweaver. El diseño original es solo la cabeza del payaso y el globo rojo y yo además le añadiré una frase de la película. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sans Souci SAL

This year Sew and So released a Mystery Stitch-A-Long designed by Long Dog Samplers. The design is called Sans Souci (in English, no worries) and so far four pages have been released (Im' still working on page 2). 

I'm stitching on it on a daily basis (half an hour each day). I'm doing mine on 32ct Antique White Jobelan with two strands of Anchor 134. 

Este año Sew and So publicó un Mystery Stitch-A-Long diseñado por Long Dog Samplers. El diseño se llama Sans Souci (es español, sin preocupaciones) y a la fecha ya han sido publicadas cuatro paginas (yo aún estoy por terminar la página 2). 

Este proyecto lo estoy bordando media hora al día y lo estoy realizando en 32ct Jobelan (Blanco Antiguo) con dos hebras de hilo Anchor 134. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

First post of the year and third cross stitch finish :)

Third finish of 2019! This one has been on my WIP pile since 2012!!!
This year I decided to have a few old wips in my rotation and I'm happy to say I finished the first one *Ü*

The design is from Soda Stitch and it's called Scent of Wind (SO-380). I'm a huge fan of this designer, her designs are always super cute and I have many more to stitch some day ;)

I started this piece when my daugther was almost 2 years old and I kind of forgot about it for a few years. This year my stitchy bug has return in full force so I'm trying to finish some old wips while still starting new projects. 

Design: SO-380 Scent Of Wind by Soda Stitch
Stitch count 105w x 100h
Fabric: 32ct Antique White Jobelan
Threads: DMC & Anchor
Started: 06. January. 2012
Finished: 19. April. 2019 

¡Tercer proyecto terminado del 2019! ¡Este ha estado en mi pila de proyectos en progreso desde el 2012!!!
Este año decidí tener algunos proyectos antiguos en mi rotación y me alegra decir que terminé el primero * Ü *

El diseño es de Soda Stitch y se llama Scent of Wind (SO-380). Me encantan los diseños de Soda Stitch, sus diseños son siempre super tiernos y tengo muchos más para bordar algún dia ;)

Comencé a bordar este proyecto cuando mi hija tenía casi 2 años y  por algunos años me olvidé de él. Este año mis ganas de bordar han retornado con mucha fuerza así que estoy tratando de terminar algunos proyectos antiguos mientras sigo iniciando nuevos proyectos.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Black Hat Society is done!

On Friday I had my third cross stitch finish of the year! I finally finished Black Hat Society by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

I started this piece last year but, as always, I got distracted with other projects so it took me a little over a year to finish it :P

I have an idea of how I want to finish it but that will have to wait until next week because I have a few crochet pieces I need to finish before Monday.

Design: Black Hat Society by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Stitch count 129w x 106h
Fabric: 28ct Echo Cashel Linen (Pïcture This Plus)
Threads: DMC
Started: 17. September. 2017
Finished: 21. September. 2018 

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