Wednesday, 13 July 2011

What've been doing...

I know, I know, it's been a while since my last posting regarding my projects. But as it happens in the beggining of every month I've had tons of work to do and little stitching time. But I did stitch and spent my "weekend" (my days of are Monday and Tuesday" dedicated to stitching. And I was able to complete one of my monthly goals, not that they are that many xD.
I finally caught up with the SAL Tree of Stitches of Abi, and now I've completed part 13 (it's nearly finishing). I've to do some adjustments since I made some mistakes like wrongly finding the center and therefore getting a wee bit short on the top and miscounting some stitches and so I went round the issue when there was too much to frog. But I think it's ok, and apart the big center problem, i don't think you can tell where the other misltakes are.

And here are the piccs a general view:

And a close up to the new stitched parts:
   Part 7-9 
Part 10-11
Part 12-13

Also I dyed another piece of fabric, this time it was blue, and here is the final result. I really like it :)
I've put a piece of white paper on top. To work as a comparisson.

And this is what I'll be stithing on it:
It's from Cross Stitch Magazine, and it's perfect for one of my grandmother's since she loves orchids and I think that by now she has one sample of almost all orchids in her house and they are gorgeous.

And to finish this huge post, I'll be stitching on Jasmin until the SK SAL starts... this is how I left it the last time I stithed on it:

Ohhhh!! By the way... if you managed to read this far I also wanted to let you know about the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend that Joysze hosts on her blog... I'm already in for this month and if you want to try it just go here.

And finally stop with the talk and back to stitching :)

Happy Stitches everyone 


Ewa said...

I love how colorful the tree is and all the specialty stitches. The orchids are going to look fab on that fabric, too!

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow I love your stitches tree. You are so talented. It's so cool!
Alicia xo

cucki said...

wow...really the tree is simply looking so beautiful..well done dear..very lovely stitching on the tree..
i really love your hand dyed fabric.the blue is looking so cool..the orchid is really going to look so lovely on this fabric..
keep well dear and happy stitching xx

wendy111 said...

Your tree look lovely - I still love all your colour choices and I like what you have done with Part 13. I have some misplaced stitches in my tree as well, but the beauty of this design is that you can't see the booboo's.

Love your dyed fabric, the orchids will look lovely stitched on this - can't wait to see a progress piccis

Happy stitching

Mary Joan said...

You are doing so well with the Tree of Stitches. You are much more forward than myself. I've also made a few mistakes, and managed to work around them. Love the colours you have chosen. Well done.

Happy Stitching

Mary Joan

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hi, returning the following! I love your stitching, the Dragon Fae is my favourite of all the WIPS, looking forward to seeing that one grow.
I have signed onto the Tree of Stitches forum but have yet to ask for the charts... lack of time!

Joysze said...

LOVE your tree, Xeihua. It's so colorful and reminds me all all things Spring. :D

Great job on the fabbie dyeing. It's going to serve as the perfect backdrop for those orchids. :D

Happy IHSW'ing on Monday and Tuesday!!