Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Quick Finish!

I decided Saturday I wanted a small to take a break from Lust.  Since it was Memorial Day weekend, something patriotic fit the bill.  I pulled out Free and Brave from The Drawn Thread.  

A quick dive into my fabric stash came up with 32ct Iconic from Picture this Plus.  I knew I didn't have any of the called for fibers so I went to my HDF and leftover silks from Chatelaine kits and came up with this.

I've changed the red and the brown from this picture.  
DMC white - HDF BeCreamed
The Gentle Art Freedom - Gloriana Velvet Night Sky
The Gentle Art Endive - HDF BeLeaved
The Gentle Art  The Wood Trail - HDF Rubbed Sampler Brown
The Gentle Art Old Red Paint - HDF Old Maid of the Heart

Now, it's back to my son's stocking.  I hope to finish the house before the weekend when I'll pick Lust back up.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Page 40 and a start

Saturday, I made lots of progress.  Not only did I finish my needlepoint, I finished page 40 of Lust.

Since this is Memorial Day weekend, I have been thinking about a patriotic start.  Yesterday, while watching flosstube, Priscilla & Chelsea, The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch where Priscilla was talking about The Drawn Thread's Free & Brave.  I thought I had this one, so I went for a stash dive.  Found the chart, found 32ct Icon from Picture This Plus and found a HDF conversion that works for me though, the red I picked might still change since it's a fairly bright red.

And so far it's stitching up pretty quick.  
Started 5/25/19 and I'm at the roof line of the house.

Happy Dance!!

This has been one of my travel projects since last Christmas.  Before that, it was stuck in UFO land since I had a problem with one of the silks and hadn't taken the time to figure it out.


After a few track meets and parts of my lunch hour.  

We have a finish!

Love it!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Page 34!

Still pushing for a finish!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


I've made a little more progress on my needlepoint.  I really like how this one is turning out.

I'm almost halfway though page 24 of Lust.  I'm hoping to finish the bulk of the 310 in the next couple of nights then most of the rest of the page is 154.