Monday, December 13, 2021

It's Been A While / Yumiko Higuchi: Simply Stitched with Embroidery...


Yes, it has definitely been a long while. My personal volunteer work commitment is on a regular basis nowadays. Although I still keep working on my needlework here and there, I do not feel the urge to post as I used to. 

I've been doing more printed cross stitch lately, but a couple of days ago the desire to work on a hand embroidery project was very strong. The photo above is what I have embroidered so far. The design is by Yumiko Higuchi, from her book: Simply Stitched with Embroidery: Embroidery Motifs for Purses and More. I have the Japanese version, this project is pictured on page 38, and the embroidery pattern on page 73 (on the Japanese book).

Perhaps when I complete the entire project I may stop by and upload a post. However, can't say for sure if I'll start posting more often from now on. Will see how things go. Until next time! Be well!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Finished Cross Stitch: Bloom

Started: May 9, 2021 / Finished: May 21st, 2021
Even though I did not work on it everyday, it was quick to stitch. The chart was very easy to read. I made a tiny mistake when stitching this, thankfully it all worked out without having to rip any stitches. No frogging... yippee! The pattern called for over-dyed threads, however for such a tiny design I went with DMC threads.
Also, I did not stitch the watering can exactly as charted. I like it better this way. This was a very enjoyable design to stitch! Especially since there is enough variety to keep you interested in it, plus the colors are happy colors. For more detailed information about this cross stitch pattern please see my previous blog entry.
Thinking now on my next start. In fact there are quite a few ready to go projects in my stash, projects that have been kitted for awhile. However, I just recently kitted this one above more on it later in June.

On the top of my list is completing my volunteer work hours for this month, and preparing an assignment that is do the first week in June. Once I'm able to check these two things off my list, I will be able to focus on my needlework. Priorities!  

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Cross Stitch: Bloom

Started: May 9, 2021
Cross stitch pattern name: Bloom
Designer: Stitching with the Housewives
Fabric: Picture This Plus 16 count Aida in Glacier
Threads: My choice of DMC
(Ecru, 3371, 761, 703, 57, 3821, 04)
So proud of how much progress I've made this week!
Trying to finish it by this coming Sunday.... will see!