Stitching Saturday 1.8.22

I had a great week of cross stitching. I actually had a finish and I completed the first stop of the full coverage fanatics “bike around Germany” challenge. Unfortunately, I didn’t work on my husbands Oslo hat at all but I am so happy with my cross stitch progress that I don’t mind. I also may have been avoiding that project since I have already frogged it a couple of times.

WIP’s

Stitching Housewives on Etsy

My first finish of 2022! I love the way it turned out and I hope that I actually fully finish it so I can display it when spring/summer comes around. This project was called for WIPGO so I feel really accomplished that I already marked a square off my board.

This is my second piece called for Wipgo so this will stay in my rotation until it’s done. My youngest picked this Santa out to go on our tree but I barely worked on it last year so I’ll definitely have it ready for next Christmas!

This is my year long focus piece so you will be seeing this every week. To finish it by the end of the year I need at least 280 stitches a week and I did 423 this week so I’m very happy with my progress. I used this for the first stop on the “bike around Germany” challenge which only called for 120 stitches so I was able to move onto my second full coverage piece of the week. I’m now at 4.86% done with this project. I’m working on this every single Monday with Needlecraft Dani on YouTube for our #goldenkitemonday SAL (stitch-a-long).

This is a huge project that will take me many years to compete but I’m loving working on it. It is very confetti heavy but it is fun to see the colors come together. I’m currently stitching on this today so combined with today and tomorrow I have done 350 stitches on it which brings me up to a total of 1,342 stitches, which is a whopping 0.67% done. I’m using this for back to back stops on the bike challenge and I’m roughly 200 stitches short of completing the second stop. So this piece will roll over into next week as well.

Plans

I’ve added two projects to the three I’ve already mentioned. One cross stitch and one diamond painting that I bought awhile ago and never started.

From Amazon. It is currently unavailable.

I’m stitching this for my niece. Her birthday is in September and I’m about half done. I was hoping to have it done for Christmas but my Mom’s shawl was higher priority. It also gives me time to find the perfect frame for it whenever I do get it done.

-Cassie

Stitching Saturday 1.1.22

Happy first of the year! And I love that it falls on a Saturday and I get to share all my stitching progress that I’ve made the past couple of weeks since I last showed my projects. I will share my WIP update first and then share my plans for the next week. I spent the week of Christmas finishing up the shawl I made my Mom. I didn’t completely read through the pattern and I thought the border was only 7 rows but it ended up being 18 rows and I had over 500 stitches on the needles so it was a lot of knitting. But it was so worth it and it came out beautifully. Although, I had to hurry and wrap it so I didn’t manage to get a picture. Maybe in the future I will get one to share with you. It is the Campfire Cozy by Espace Tricot.

WIP Update

I worked on this December 18 and in the car on Christmas plus a little bit in the mornings the last few days of last year. I actually have it in the awesome Clue bag that I got for Christmas and it is staying in my purse so I can put stitches in it while I’m out and about and waiting in the school pick up lines.

I only stitched on this a little bit on Christmas Eve. I’m excited to start on the Owl (my favorite animal) this year.

I have such a hard time seeing on this fabric which is weird since 28 ct is my sweet spot. For Christmas my husband got me the side table that I’ve been eyeing for awhile and now I’m trying to figure out what light I want for my stitching. I’m hopeful that the new light will make this project move a lot faster.

This was a new start and I really loved working on this. It doesn’t look like it but this is 242 stitches.

I’m making this for my husband since Evil Dead is his favorite movie.

This one is frustrating because all the progress on the bottom motif needs to be frogged plus some of what I had previously done. I miscounted where the flower is shooting off to the left and it has thrown the whole motif off. I did actually spend some time frogging this so when I do pick it back up again I won’t have that much left to do.

This is another project that I had to rip back on. For some incredibly frustrating reason I started this with the fabric oriented the wrong way. I can’t believe I did that. I had the word For and had just started the N for nothing before I realized what I did.

*Yesterday I did one row on my Shawlography and there’s no point showing it because you can’t tell any difference with it.

Plans

This was one of my projects called in WIPGO (a Facebook group) and I am aiming to finish it. It will be my morning stitch until I’m done with it and my focus piece for today.

This is my second piece called for WIPGO and this will stay in my rotation until I finish it. Also, sorry for the cat hair. I don’t let my cats hang out on my projects so I’m confused why there is so much on this one!

This is my year long focus piece. I don’t have a picture of my small amount of progress on this but you will be seeing it every week for months to come. I need 40 stitches a day to finish it this year but I will be working on this every Monday and possibly another day during the week to get my stitches in. I’m also using this for the “bike around Germany” challenge in the Full Coverage Fanatics Facebook group.

I will start stitching on this after I get 120 stitches on Children by a Stream. I am using this for two back to back challenges for the Bike Around Germany challenge so this will stay in my rotation until I get 940 stitches on it.

This is my last project for the week. If you have been around for awhile you will know my ongoing battle with this project. I have frogged this hat twice because for some reason my brain really struggles with the part where you turn the work. I don’t know why but I’m hopefully that the third time is the charm.

~Cassie

Stitching Saturday 12.25.21 (2022 plans)

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates! And if you don’t, then I hope you are having a relaxed and wonderful Saturday! I’m posting in the car on the way to Christmas dinner so it will be short and sweet. I just want to briefly go over my stitchy plans for next year.

Goals

1. I want to cross stitch something that requires beads next year.

2. I want to complete multiple pairs of socks.

3. I also want to knit a few sweaters. I always choose cardigans to knit and I want to have some sweaters I can wear.

4. When it comes to threads and yarn I always want to fall back to the cheapest options and I would like to branch out to some hand dyed yarns and yarns sourced from other countries. I would also like to try cross stitching with some silks when the right project comes a long.

Rotation

1. Without getting too confusing, I plan on always having at least one full coverage cross stitch in my rotation that will be chosen by the Full Coverage Fanatics Facebook group “bike across Germany” challenge. I will share more as we go but basically for every kilometer between cities in Germany you have to stitch one stitch. And I will share exactly how many stitches that is and which project I’ll be using for each city as we come across them.

2. Going along with the full coverage theme my biggest cross stitch goal is to finish my small Golden Kite “children by a stream”.

I’m sorry this is such a blurry photo.

3. Every Sunday I will be working on my temperature butterflies.

4. I will be choosing five projects each week to work on from my tiny decisions wheel. One will be a full coverage. And one of the five will be my morning focus stitch that I will work on every day to get some extra progress on it.

~Cassie

Stitching Saturday 12.18.21

This was not a good crafting week for me and I don’t anticipate next week being any better but such is life this time of year. The weeks leading up to Christmas are intense but always so worth it to make this time of year special for my boys.

WIP Update

Knitting: I did restart my socks but I only managed a couple of rounds so they aren’t worth showing. I really should read tonight but if I decide to watch anything later I will work more on my fjer cardigan. I’ve barely started that too but I hope to make a lot of progress on it in 2022. Especially since I started it for my birthday (which was in June!).

A finish! I’m so excited that I have one more finish for this year. I think I’m going to mount this on sticky board and display it that way. Maybe on a spring clipboard piece I find next year. I’m pretty terrible at fully finishing things though so we’ll see if that actually happens.

Plans

The only thing I’m planning on working on (other than wrapping up some projects for people who may visit this blog) are the rest of my December acrostic projects.

O: ornament- snow much in love by haed *I’ve been struggling with starting this. I’ve changed fabric colors and I think I’m going to move forward with 2 over 1 tent stitch on 28ct fabric.

R: red, white, & blue by Stitching Housewives

S: the stitching shelves by Galiana on the Silk app *This will be a new start

E: evil dead (this is my boomstick) found on Etsy *also a new start.

L: love thy neighbor by modern folk embroidery on the Silk app

F: For With God found on Etsy *new start

~Cassie

Stitching… Sunday 12.12.21

Happy Sunday! I missed posting yesterday because it was a pretty busy day. I still wanted to make sure that I came back today and shared my stitchy update. First I’ll show my progress for the week and then I will share my plans for this week.

WIP Update

I stitched 325 stitches into this the one day I worked on it for the December Acrostic challenge for the 24 hrs of cross stitch Facebook group. Here’s the cover photo of what this will eventually look like:

I worked on this for two days. Although I took the beginning picture after I had already stitched one wedge. I enjoy working on these Stephen West knit a longs (KAL) because I always learn something new. Although this entire KAL took place in October and I’m still working on clue 1!

I don’t think you can see much a difference in the two photos but I did do over 100 stitches. I think the next time I pick this up I will start working on some motifs and only put a thread in on the border every once in a while because I want to see the pattern start to come to life. Here’s what this pattern will look like when it’s done:

I’m loving the way this project is turning out. I would love to finish the first half of this before the year is over but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Unless it comes up on my wheel again in the next few couple of weeks.

I was supposed to work on my 12 days of Christmas project yesterday but didn’t get the chance.

Plans

My acrostic challenges for this week are:

H- How Sweet It Is by Hello from Liz Matthews (My pattern doesn’t come with a cover image but it’s just the words “how sweet it is to be loved by you”)

F- Fourth of July. Although the last time I went to work on this I couldn’t find it. Which makes me think I meant to restart it and forgot. When I first got back into stitching I started some projects on fabric that wasn’t right and I’ve been slowly restarting them.

O- ornament- snow much in love. This will be a new start for me. I’m planning on stitching this on a 28ct gray fabric to make all the white stitching pop.

R- Red, white and blue.

My regular weekly projects this week are a focus project that I can’t share and three others. I have two knitting projects and one cross stitch project that is so close to a finish.

-Cassie

Stitching Saturday 12.4.21

I haven’t done one of these posts since July (I think) but I have been itching to do them again for awhile. However, I was overwhelmed by the idea of showing ALL the projects I’ve worked on the past few months. It occurred to me this week that I could just start fresh and show you week by week so that’s what I’m going to do.

This is a good week to start too, since it’s not only the beginning of a new month but I’m also working my rotation different and taking part in a Facebook challenge group. I have always spun a tiny decisions wheel to decide what I work on every day (minus my focus project) but I decided to try out something new this week to maybe bring into the new year. I’m not going to go into my New Year’s plans in this post but I want to try to get more focused on a handful of projects at a time. So, last Sunday, I spun my tiny decisions wheel and picked three projects on top of my focus project and that’s what I could work on this week. I only ended up working on two of the three but that is because I’m also taking part in the challenge group. On Facebook there is a 24 hours of cross stitch group and for December they are doing either a holiday challenge or an acrostic challenge. I chose the acrostic challenge and since it is a 12 days of Christmas challenge I am only doing it on the even days of the month. This is a huge info dump so let’s just get into the projects.

Oh, but I won’t be sharing my focus project because it is a Christmas present for someone who may read this blog.

Sew Berry Sweet

This was for my first Acrostic challenge “S”. I have definitely gotten a lot better and faster at stitching the past few weeks. The picture on the left is three days of work and I almost doubled that in one day. Which is pretty impressive (if I do say so myself) since I’m still putting quite a lot of time into my focus project every day.

Tomato Seeds

I’ve actually restarted this since you last saw it during my mid year WIP parade. Because I was pretty much a novice when I picked stitching back up I started this pattern on a 10 ct fabric which made this way too big. I have since restarted it on a 14 ct and I like it a lot more. The picture above is from one day of work since I forgot to take a picture when I first picked it up this week. I also worked on this one day for the acrostic challenge for the letter “T”.

*I did work on one more project this week but I forgot to take a picture of it but it doesn’t matter since I will he working on it again soon for the acrostic challenge for another letter “S”. And I did a tiny start on a diamond painting project that is not worth showing since I only did the smallest amount.

Plans

One of my projects for next week is Shawlography which I haven’t shared yet since it is a knit pattern that just came out in October. It was a KAL (knit a long) but I didn’t even finish the first clue! It is so cool though and I love how it is coming out even with my baby start.

12 days of Christmas freebie by Plum Street Sampler

This is a picture from July and I’ve worked on it once or twice since then so I will try to take an accurate before picture when I pick it up next week.

Wow, I’ve worked on this a lot since I showed it in July! I will definitely take a before picture of this one since I am almost done with the first page (the left half).

*I will also have three days of acrostic challenges next week for the letters: I, T, C. “C” is going to be a new start since it is a good excuse for me to start one of the first Etsy patterns I ever bought. A clue game board!

The Christmas Sampler by Galiana cross stitch

This is another one that I have put more work into since last time I took a picture of it.

In the Springtime by HAED

I have become a full on lover of full coverage and I’m excited to have another excuse to work on this.

-Cassie

Stitching Saturday 8.21.21

I’m back for the first time in practically a month to do another Stitching Saturday post. I have quite a few projects to update you on and a few new starts. I found out in late July that there is an event in the cross stitch world called “arbitrary August” which means everything you work on is randomly chosen for you. Well, I already do that everyday since I use the tiny decisions app every morning to figure out what I’m going to focus on for the day. But I was inspired after watching Needlecraft Dani to throw in some randomly chosen starts during August. Since I work on both knitting and cross stitch I decided that I would get to have a new start after I worked on my cross stitch projects three times. So the morning after my third cross stitch project I spin a wheel comprised of most of the charts that I currently own and have a new start.

WIPS

My six month old kitten, Simba, decided to “help” me take the pictures for this post and I don’t take the best pictures usually but these were taken as quick as possible since he was very interested in putting everything in his mouth. I will include a picture of him at the end so you can see how beautiful he is! Since it has been so long since I posted one of these I will only be sharing pictures of my progress unless I have something that I want to share with you about it.

I ran out of a yarn I needed for the blanket I’m knitting in the mornings so I made this my morning project after I finished Spooky House (which I will share next week) and I worked on this until I received the yarn in the mail.

Every time this one comes up it is always a day with hardly any time for stitching.

I decided to restart this one since I last shared it. I was originally stitching it on a 10 count fabric and I wasn’t enjoying stitching on it or the way it was looking. I’m now stitching it on a 14ct Aida and I’m liking it a lot more.

This project never photographs well. The fabric is a bright blue and the colors are all more vibrant than it shows up.

This is my new knitting start for August and it took me a while to figure out what yarn I wanted to use for this one. I decided to go with an oatmeal Lettlopi yarn and I can’t wait to actually start this.

I am doing each block as an ornament and I’m almost done with the first block. I wasn’t going to stitch the square border around each one but I think it might make it look nicer to do it so we will see if I end up putting it in the next time I work on this.

My first full coverage piece! I barely made a start on it because I was experimenting with whether I wanted to stitch 2 over 2, 1 over 2 or 1 over 1 and I ultimately decided I liked 1 over 1 the best on this 28ct Cashel linen.

I completely frogged out the bat that I had started on the left because I was using a thicker dmc floss and I wasn’t liking how it was stitching up. I’m happy that I have made it over to the witch and I hope next time I work on this to also make a start on the house.

This was another new start this month. I want to stitch pretty much everything in this magazine so I plan to go through this magazine in order until I have stitched everything. You can’t see it too well in this picture but I’m stitching the tiny broomstick brigade pattern towards the bottom of the cover. This is also the first time I’m stitching on 36ct and I caught on a lot faster to working with it then I thought I would so I’m pretty pleased with myself.

Rectangular Colorblock Bias blanket by Purl Soho

I love this blanket so much and I’m so proud of how it is turning out. I might have to place another yarn order for the current color that I am on but I’m going to wait until I get to the end of my ball and then measure it to see how much more I need. This blanket is huge and pretty much everyone in my family wants their own so as soon as I finish this one I will be casting on another one for my niece. This is my current morning stitch until it is finished (or I’m waiting for yarn to work on it) so I will finish this next month.

My second full coverage! I’m stitching this with 2 threads on 18ct easy grid Aida. I realized that we had an old kindle fire that my youngest was previously using as a tablet before he got his iPad and so I asked my husband to put pattern keeper on it and it was a lot of fun stitching with it. It is pretty similar to the Silk app which is an IOS app and I wish they could just make the both of them cross compatible. This project was added to my wheel for my July new start and it finally came up this week!

This was my new start yesterday and he is so small that I am confident that I can have him done by Thanksgiving. Which might give me the motivation I need to spend a day or weekend fully finishing some pieces.

This is a freebie that comes with the Bless this Farm pattern by Stitching with the Housewives

This is my project for today so the only new progress I have made so far is the white in the cow. I plan on finishing my audiobook tonight and working on this.

Some notes: The Oslo hat that I was knitting for my husband got completely frogged and I have bought new yarn to make him a Buffalo Bills inspired beanie. I also have a few Bills patches saved on Etsy that I will be buying to put on the hat when it’s done. I’m also knitting on a Christmas present for my mom and she sometimes reads my blog so I won’t be sharing it to keep it a surprise. I will share my new August cross stitch and diamond painting starts next week.

~Cassie

Stitching Saturday 7.24.21 Cross Stitch Mid Year Wip Parade

I’m back today to share all of my cross stitch wips (works in progress). Some of these I haven’t worked on since you last saw them but I thought I would still share them so this is a comprehensive list. I have 25 current wips and two planned start that I haven’t gotten around to yet so there will soon be 27. Unfortunately, the area where I live has been hit hard by fires in the surrounding areas and the smoke isn’t great for anyone and it has caused me to have a few rough days but I still really wanted to get this out today since I haven’t posted a stitching post in awhile. For that reason I won’t have any details listed but if you have any questions about a chart or fabric then let me know.

Unfinished Object

Before we get into Wip’s I want to share my one Ufo (unfinished object). I have decided that I don’t wan to work on my stamped cross stitch anymore because I don’t really enjoy working on it.

WIPS

I ran out of yarn for the section of the blanket that I am knitting as my morning stitch so I have been using this as my morning stitch until the yarn comes in. I am hoping to have this done by the time it does but if not then I will be a lot closer to a finish then I was.

I finished the Christmas ornament that I was working on so I recently started a new one. I am using a pattern from the August 2016 Just Cross Stitch magazine.

This is the Fourth of July cup from Stitching with the Housewives on Etsy. I haven’t worked on this at all since starting it in May.

This is another Stitching with the Housewives pattern.

This is yet again another Stitching with the Housewives chart.

This is another one that I haven’t touched since I started it.

This is the 12 days of Christmas freebie from Plum Street Sampler. It is comprised of 12 different blocks and I think I will finish each block as a separate ornament or pillow.

This is a freebie from Little Stitch Girl. The fabric is more of a bright blue than the picture is showing.

Can you tell yet that Stitching with the Housewives are my favorite cross stitch designers?

I feel like you know by now but this is a Stitching with the Housewives pattern.

I have worked on this one day this month and I have worked my way down to starting the cup. And for the sake of being receptive this is a Stitching with the Housewives pattern.

We all know who this is by so I won’t say it. I will say that this is stitched on Lori Holt’s black 10 count and in the future I won’t be buying it because the holes are so big and the pattern is going to come out so large. I have a few more projects started on this before I knew a lot about fabric so I will use it all up since I bought it. I have learned that I prefer 28ct fabric or linen and 16-18ct Aida.

I only worked this once when I started it for Stitch Maynia.

This is one that I want to get back to soon since I plan on framing it for the gallery wall in my bedroom.

This pattern also comes with two smaller patterns that I will also be stitching when I finish this big one.

It is hard to see the white stitching in this picture but it is definitely easier in real life.

I’m stitching this using the Silk app which is an amazing app that I highly recommend. You can buy pattens from select designers and mark off your progress. This is a Modern Folk Embroidery design that I have worked on twice and am 0.7% complete.

I’ve worked on this pattern twice and I am obsessed with it. I love owls and I can’t wait to stitch this one. This pattern is from the October 2020 Just Cross Stitch magazine.

This is another one that I am stitching on the Silk app and I am 0.8% done.

This is my favorite Aida to stitch on. If you are looking for buttery soft Aida to stitch on then you need to buy Fiber on the Whim fabric. I get mine from Fat Quarter Shop and I buy more every time I order something from them.

I randomly did a middle start for this one even though I usually start in the upper left. And of course this is another Stitching with the Housewives pattern.

Sorry this picture is blurry. Farm Sweet Farm is a freebie pattern when you purchase the Bless this Farm pattern from Stitching with the Housewives.

This is the last Stitching with the Housewives pattern I have started.

I have only made a tiny start on this one. The more I look at this one the more I think I might finish it as a pillow.

This is my last Silk app start. This is a Galliana cross stitch and she also has an Etsy store where she has more charts then what is currently on the app. I want to stitch pretty much everything that she designs. I worked on this two days and I have 1.2% completed.

This is a pretty long post and I’m a little nervous for how many wips I will have by the end of the year!

~Cassie

Stitching Saturday 7.3.21 (Mid Year Knitting Update)

I definitely failed on these posts last month so I have a lot to share. I thought I would do things a little different this month though since we are officially in the second half of the year. I want to break down all my different crafts (knitting, cross stitching, and diamond painting) and share updates on where they were when I first started them and where they are now. At the end of the month I will be sharing my finish parade because I have actually finished quite a few things so far this year.

Pritchard Sweater by Christina Danaee

I restarted this sweater last month because I wasn’t liking my yarn choice and I knew that if I spent the time making this sweater I wouldn’t wear it. So I went on Knit Picks and bought six skeins of Wool of the Andes bulky weight yarn in the color Gosling. I’m using the called for needles which are size 8 circulars. I think it looks way better in the new yarn and I’m excited to work more on it. Although, now that I’m writing this I’m realizing that I didn’t make a gauge swatch so I hope that it fits me by the end!

Midwinter Sock Set by Summer Lee

I am sharing this picture of version 1 of these socks from when I last worked on them in April because I have decided to start over on these socks using 9in circulars. I was watching an old Fiber Tales video on Youtube and she mentioned that it’s easier to knit color work socks on them the short circulars so I thought I would give it a try. I am going to keep this sock on the DPN’s though so I can practice putting in an afterthought heel on them before I try it on my *hopefully* nice sock. I was using a six ball set of yarn from Hobby Lobby but I am considering buying a bunch of Filcolana Arwetta Classic yarn to make these socks and the other versions as well so we will see what I feel like doing when I start these up again.

The Oslo Hat by PetiteKnit

I am making this hat for my husband but unfortunately the only work that I have done on it since April is to rip back. I was knitting the wrong way after making the turn and I didn’t catch it until I was a few inches in. If I remember correctly I only have to rip back another row or two but I have put this away in the naughty corner for awhile and I didn’t look at it too closely when I took it out to take a picture of it. I am knitting this with the called for needles with Knit Picks Palette Yarn in the Asphalt Heather color. This is a fingering weight yarn and I am holding it double.

Fjer Cardigan by Fiber Tales

All I have done with this project is a swatch. I am having a hard time making gauge because I really wan to use the yarn that my Mom got me for my birthday which is this beautiful Holst Garn Coast in the color Lead. The pattern calls for fingering weight and this is more of a light fingering so I need to go down with my needle size. Hopefully my next swatch will be correct and I can finally cast on this beautiful cardigan.

Rectangular Color Bias Blanket by Purl Soho

This blanket is my current morning stitch and you can see that I have made a lot of great progress on it. The first section is supposed to be 23″ in length but I only had enough yarn to get it to 21″ so I plan on adding an extra 2″ to the grey color to make up the difference. I really love this blanket because it is a relaxing and mindless knit with only some detail at the edges which really makes the yarn shine. This pattern uses a variety of colors and weights of yarn which I am loving. The first section was knit with Andean Treasure sport weight in the color Midnight Heather held double with Palette Twist fingering weight in the color Marble. The second section is knit with Brava worsted weight in the color Cobblestone Heather. This is a free pattern and one that I think I will remake multiple times in my life. My niece has already requested I make her a blanket like this since this one is for my youngest son.

~Cassie

Stitching Saturday 6.5.21

Happy Sunday! I’m here today to share the last 9 days of Stitch Maynia projects with you. Last month was a pretty productive month for me despite not being able to knit or cross stitch for 10 days. I finished both cardigans that I had been working on as well as kept up with a new cross stitch start all the days that I could. I already shared my finish of my Pajama Cardigan a couple of weeks ago and I decided I would share my completed Uptown Cardigan next week since today’s post is so cross stitch heavy. Today I also want to share all my new projects that I have added to my now huge wheel of projects that I spin every morning. Since I finished both my cardigans I needed a new morning knit and I decided to pick up my Slipstravaganza shawl and I am thrilled to share that I *fingers crossed* might have this one off the needles sometime next week. I am going to finish section 5 today and then the only thing I have left is section 6. Once I finish the shawl my new morning knit will be the Rectangular Color Bias blanket I am working on for my youngest son.

New Projects

Knitting

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This is the Fjer Cardigan by Fiber Tales. She is one of my favorites to watch on Youtube and since June is my birthday month I decided I wanted to pick one of her patterns and this seemed perfect since I no longer have any cardigans on the needles. It is a cropped one which is great and I plan on wearing it over dresses. My local yarn store is having a huge sale for their 17th anniversary so I will be going there next week to pick up some yarn for this project. And more some more yummy yarn for future projects.

Cross Stitch

I asked for a HAED (heaven and earth design) for my birthday but I’m not sure if I’m getting it or not. If I don’t I do have a free pattern from their website that I will start instead so either way I hope to start my first HAED this month. If you are not familiar with HAED’s they are full coverage pieces and I’m sure that it will take me at least five years to complete one but I think the designs are so beautiful and I would love to stitch many. I have learned that I am a process stitcher or really any hobby because I just enjoy working on them and the finish isn’t necessarily the best part, although it is always exciting to complete something.

Diamond Painting

I bought a set of diamond painting stickers for my boys back in February and since summer break is now upon us I thought it would be fun to work on a few more of these. The set that I bought also comes with Disney Princesses so we still have a fair amount of characters to work on.

Stitch Maynia

The pictures today are not great quality because I was losing the sun as I was taking them. I also will go into more detail every other time that I talk about these projects but I’m unfortunately not that organized right now.

May 22- Let’s Talk Autumn by Hands on Design

May 23- Christmas Eve by Hands on Design

May 24- Love Thy Neighbor by Modern Folk Embroidery

I’m using the Silk app to stitch this. It is an IOS app where you can purchase patterns in the app and it has an amazing feature that helps you mark off and keep track of your progress.

May 26- Owls and Bats by Evdokia Nikolaeva of Punochka (taken from the October 2020 Just Cross Stitch magazine)

May 27- North Pole Cookie Co by Cherry Hill Stitchery (from the Silk app)

May 28- Sweater Weather by Plum Street Samplers

May 29- Berry Sweet Cup by Stitching with the Housewives (from Etsy)

May 30- Farm Sweet Farm by Stitching with the Housewives (from Etsy)

I’m stitching the freebie that was included with the Bless this Farm chart. Also this is two days of work since I also worked on this June 2.

May 31- The Christmas Sampler by Galliana Cross Stitch Designs (from the Silk app)

~Cassie