torsdag den 16. januar 2014

New blog...

So after almost a year of complete silence on my part, I decided for a new start on a new blog: You can find my new blog here:

I hope to see you there! :-)

lørdag den 23. februar 2013

Finally another update on Snowdrop!

So, I've done quite a bit on Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy during the past couple of weeks. She finally has a face (though no eyes yet, which does make her look kinda spooky). I've yet to do the backstitching and beading in her necklace and headdress.

Joan Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy, the 23rd of February 2013

Close-up of spooky Snowdrop Fairy

 In this month's issue of Cross Stitch Collection magazine there was a nice preview of Elliott's next historical lady: This time around we'll some Victorian fashion. I absolutely love this design (much more than the Medieval Lady, actually), and I definitely intend to start stitching her once I recieve April's issue of Cross Stitch Collection!
This does mean, however, that all of my stitchy goals are going out the window, since I simply do not have the time to work on both the Elliott designs and the Heaven & Earth Designs at the same time. Oh well - anything for the Victorian Era, I guess :-)

Preview Elliott's Victorian Lady
Happy stitchings, everyone!
- Cat.

onsdag den 6. februar 2013

Another update on Snowdrop Fairy

So, when I'm not correcting my students' essays I'm working on Snowdrop Fairy. Here's my current progress:

Snowdrop Fairy, the 6th of February 2013
Not bad, eh? You can now see her upper body, which I intend to finish over the upcoming weekend :-)

Happy Stitchings!
- Cat.

onsdag den 23. januar 2013

January IHSW

A late IHSW update from me :-) But better late than never. I've worked on Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy:

Before IHSW

After IHSW
So I got quite a bit done this weekend :-)

My fingers have been itching for yet another start though. Cross Stitch Collection Magazine just came out with Elliott's latest design and start of a new series: The Medieval Ladies.

I think she's gorgeous, and I hope I'll get started some time in the future - for now there'll be no new starts however. I need to finish at least one of my projects first.

Happy Stitchings

mandag den 14. januar 2013

2013 New Start

I've made some progress on QS Sapphire (not a lot though).

I finally received my hand-dyed fabric and beads so I could start Joan Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy, which was featured in December's issue of the Cross Stitch Collection magazine.

I've chosen to stitch it on the aida fabric called Aphrodite from I am a bit surprised it turned out to be so dark, as it did not seem to be as dark in the finished photographs I've seen of this design. Nevertheless, it'll only let the white beads stand out even more.

(I apologize for wrinkly fabric).

QS Sapphire

Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy
And here's a picture of Snowdrop Fairy all finished and framed. As you can see, it'll take some time for me to finish. This is also my first time working with Kreinik thread and beads, so I am interested to see how this one turns out.

Joan Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy.
Happy Stitchings!
- Cat.

søndag den 30. december 2012

Last update of 2012

I've been working on QS Sapphire during the holiday. Here are some before and after shots :-)

QS Saphhire

QS Sapphire progress, the 16th of December

QS Sapphire progress as of today, the30th of December

So this is this year's final update. I hope to have a page finish on QS Sapphire soon to show off :-)

Happy stitchings

søndag den 23. december 2012

A short video of my latest cross stitch project!

I collected all of the photos of "Beloved Child" and made this short video of my progress on this design. Enjoy :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy stitchings everyone! :-)
- Cat.