Wednesday, September 13, 2023

13x13, September edition

In August I made another of my beloved Mill Hill kits. As always, it was fun to stitch. Somehow, however, I only managed to take a crummy, dusky photo of the finished product: 

This time -- number 13 of 13! I'm making a Satsuma Street kit. I love her designs, the colors she chooses, and how spooky/whimsical they are. This one is called, simply, R.I.P.:

I'll be back on October 13 to share my finished ornament, my little glass pumpkin patch, and my now heavily laden Halloween tree. I also plan to talk about my next ongoing project, as I've really enjoyed having these little distractions from my larger pieces.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Lily Pad Frog Stitch-a-Long, part 3

Hi everyone! Just back from a weekend of camping and I forgot to schedule this before I headed out. As such, I can share this lovely view from Lincoln Rock State Park, where we camped: 

But back to the stitching!

Last time I showed how I was progressing on Mr. Frog: 

It's still such a pleasure to stitch this piece -- gorgeous wool and those seemingly gigantic 10-point holes. As such, I've made a lot of progress and I'm really happy about it. 

All of the confetti work on the frog is done, which means stitching those little bits will go quickly. The lily pad really only has confetting around the edges, and most of that is already stitched. So I feel like I can finish the frog in the next couple of days. 

That means that stitching the background in that lovely teal is just around the corner ... but what stitch to do? I've decided I'll play with a few different things. I'd like texture that doesn't overwhelm the lovely, delicate colors in the frog. We shall see!

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the amazing projects my fellow stitchers are working on -- I love seeing what they're up to! Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, KathyMargaret, Heidi, JackieMegan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, Cathie, LindaHelenCindy, and Mary Margaret.