Sunday, October 4, 2020

Tiger Stitch-a-Long, part 3

 Hi everyone! Hope you are all safe and well. Let's see how Mr. Tiger is progressing! Here's where I was 3 weeks ago:


I honestly can't believe that it's been three weeks -- getting our reminder this week came as a shock. But I have gotten quite a bit done. 


I finished the leaves at the bottom and most of the leaves at the top, and then I started working on the background -- largely because I wanted to keep stitching while I was watching television. Just filling in the blanks!

I love that the background in the center is a blend of 2 strands of one color, and 1 strand of another -- creating a mottled effect. 


As we're in October, I'm going to take a break from Mr. Tiger to make some calavera ornaments from Mill Hill:


I couldn't decide which color I wanted to make, and I saw a set of all six available, and, well, you know how it is. 

I got a head start on one ornament, but I honestly can't tell how long it will take me to complete them. There not very big, so by next time I hope to have two or three done. 

Our next check in is on October 25. Till then, check out all the great projects that the other stitchers in this stitch-a-long are working on:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, SueConstanze, Christina, KathyMargaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, CarmelaSharon, DaisyAnne, Connie, AJ, JennyLaura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen.

23 comments:

  1. I enjoy working with blended colours too. Your tiger is coming along really well. I laughed out loud when I read you'd bought all six mini kits. Why not, eh? Fun x 6 :-)

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    1. Thanks Avis -- the best thing about the kits is that I bought them knowing they wouldn't ship for a few weeks, and then almost forgot about them! The little bundle came and I thought, "Oh, dear, what have I done?!?"

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  2. I find it interesting that you work the background on the diagonal. I do like the blended colors.

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    1. Thanks Cathie! With needlepoint, filling in large patches on the diagonal helps keep the fabric from pulling too much in one direction and becoming diamond-shaped rather than square. It uses up a bit more wool, but it also makes the stitched piece a bit more dense. And it somehow makes the filling in a little less tedious. :)

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  3. I like the effect of blended colors as well. Your tiger is really looking great.

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    1. Thanks Connie -- he's been fun to stitch.

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  4. Great kits x 6! I would have bought all 6 too :) The Tiger is coming along beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Sharon -- how was I supposed to choose??? They're all so cute!

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  5. Your tiger is coming on great and I love your skulls, they are going to be great fun to stitch! Crafty hugs, Jenny xx

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I've done a bit more stitching since Sunday and they're super fun. It's almost like two different projects -- cross stitch and then all the beading. I hope I'll be able to show them all off next time!

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  6. I like blending colors too. Makes everything more interesting, the stitching as well as the end product. I love that you just went for the whole set of skulls! You can do some this year and some next year if you so choose. ;-)

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    1. Sue - I really couldn't choose just one color. :) I'm enjoying them so much I feel like I'll get most of them done.

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  7. The tiger piece is so cute! The skull ornaments are so much fun too. I agree, might as well get the set, lol!

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    1. Thanks Christina! It's great to have multiple projects I am enjoying.

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  8. love the sugar skulls ^^
    claire93

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    1. Thanks Claire! I love the colors, and it's fun to stitch something so different.

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  9. Gotta love having background you can do while enjoying a movie, etc! Mr. Tiger is looking great, and I'm sure he won't mind you turning your attention to those little Calevaras!

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    1. Thanks Kathy -- I'm planning on focusing on the calaveras, but keeping Mr. Tiger nearby when I can't focus as much.

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  10. Looks like the tiger is dancing his way into the dungle!

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    1. Thanks Gun - I love looking at his sweet face.

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  11. Tiger is looking good and love the fact you have "a head start" on a skull lol. xx

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    1. Ha! Helen I honestly didn't mean to say it. :)

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  12. Well! it's really relaxing to work with just one color! Happy Embroidery!
    Hugs, Carmela

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