Sunday, July 29, 2018

Butterfly Stitch-a-Long, part 2

How is it possible that three weeks has passed since our last check-in? Perhaps I was abducted by aliens in the interim? Or perhaps it's just summer and weirdly busy...

Here's where I was last time, where my stitchery looked a bit too much like a red panda.


Well, somehow, I managed to get some stitching done, despite not being quite sure how three weeks have passed. And my red panda has turned into a beautiful butterfly!



I love how the simple process of using two different-colored threads makes the stitches shimmer. It's also so wonderful to work in cross stitch, where there are SO MANY COLORS!

Oh, and also -- thanks to the amazing stitchers in this stitch-a-long, I learned about the existence of the "Q-Snap" frame, and bought one a couple of weeks ago. And it's amazing. My fabric isn't getting creased, and I think it will be great for larger projects, too. Though I haven't made a super cool "cover" for it yet. I can already see how great it will be for stitching when I don't want to set up my big floor frame.


There's a lot left to do on this piece ... and I have two other projects I really really want to work on, but I'm going to try to get this close to done in the next three weeks. #famouslastwords.

My fellow stitchers in this stitch-a-long are all working on projects that will completely inspire you ... so go along and check them out. I want to give a special shout-out to Catherine, whose stitching I adore, and who officially rejoined us last session ... and I forgot to add her to the links below! Also, welcome to Deborah, joining us for the first time. Fancy joining in, too? Reach out to Avis and she'll get you hooked up!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, LindaMary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Hayley, Tony, MeganTimothyCatherine and Deborah.

Our next check-in is in three weeks, August 19.

13 comments:

  1. Bye bye panda, hello flutterby! It's beautiful, love the colours. I like a Q-Snap myself, but my current work is too large for the frames I can get locally :-(

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    1. Thanks Kate! I think I'll stick with my big wooden frame for needlepoint, but this little Q-Snap is amazing for this small cross stitch project.

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  2. The butterfly is looking absolutely gorgeous !!! I never used a Qsnap but I wonder if maybe I should haha.

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    1. Thanks! I feel like I have turned a corner, and it was fun to see the colors filling in. it's now moving on to the less interesting colors, sadly, but the design is still fun to stitch.

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  3. i love the colors on that butterfly! You really made excellent progress on this!

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  4. You got a lot done! Good for you!

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    1. Thanks Tony! I hope I just haven't gotten excited about the bright colors and get bogged down in the pale background...

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  5. For a busy person you sure did get a lot done! What a beautiful butterfly! Thanks for such kind words too 😊

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  6. Ah....what a beautiful butterfly!!!

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  7. amazing what colour can do!

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  8. Love your butterfly, he's stunning!

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  9. Thanks for the welcome - the butterfly looks fab. I love the colours!

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