Friday, 1 July 2016

Blue Eyes - Kustom Krafts Inc.



 
 
Hello!
 
 
After the great success of "Faithful April"
I finished Close To You
- Now back from the framer and ready to be gifted to my mum -



 
I have decided to tag along Justine's latest challenge "Just One July"
 
 
I will be stitching away on
 
Blue Eyes
 



Stitched on 16 count white Aida fabric from Sew It All
Full crosses, 2 over 1
28 DMC threads


Started on the 25 June 2016

 
Here is how I left it yesterday evening.

I know it doesn't look like much at the moment.
I am currently working on the tiger's muzzle,
as I have started from the middle of the design.
 


  
I will be back mid month for an update.
 
Wishing everyone who takes part in the Just One July challenge
the best stitch-tastic time!
 
 
Toodles,
Mii

87 comments:

  1. Eh bien Mii,un tigre ma foi je ne sais que dire!tu n'est pas au bout de tes peines,dur a broder!non?
    Mais le tableau pour ta maman est merveilleux,vraiment trés joli.
    Bon week end a toi
    Bizzzz

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    1. Merci MC! Je suis ravie du travail du cadreur, il a vraiment fait une superbe finition.
      Le tigre, il faut accuse mon mari! Nous avons un faible pour les gros chats sauvages et celui la nous a tente...
      Pour l'instant j'avance bien et il n'y a pas trop de confetti.
      J'ai hate de broder les yeux bleus, ca va changer des marrons ;)

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  2. I'm sure your Mum will love the stitching you did for her, it's beautiful! As for the tiger design.....WOW! That's going to be fantastic. How big is the finished design? Can't wait to see your progress.

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    1. Thank you Rhona!
      The design is 196 x 154 stitches, so not big at all compared to HaEDs :)

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  3. Congratulations on your finish. It's absolutely wonderful and you choose perfect frame for it, really beautiful.
    Good luck for your "Just One July", your chart is great.

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    1. Thank you Irmeli!
      The framer did a fantastic job and the finish is perfect :)

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  4. Wow, the flowers looks so beautirful, and that Tiger.
    Greetings, Martina

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    1. Thanks Martina!
      I have a long way to go to finish the tiger...

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  5. Close to You is gorgeous! What a beautiful gift to your mum :)
    I love that tiger and look forward to seeing your progress over the month

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      I have managed to make good progress on the tiger over the weekend and hope to have a page finish by next weekend... if I set the turbo on my needle :D

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  6. What a gorgeous, gorgeous gift for your mother!
    That is quite the project you have undertaken Ingrid!!

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    1. Thanks Vickie!
      That tiger design is a great change for me but I am thoroughly enjoying it. It's a lovely and easy stitch so far!

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  7. Close to you is stunning. I'm sure your mum will treasure it. Good luck with the tiger it looks quite a challenging piece. Looking forward to seeing how much you get done in JOJ. I must do a post ready for mine.

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    1. Thanks Kerry!
      The tiger is actually quite fun to stitch and confetti not to bad.
      I'm hoping for a page finish by next weekend.

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  8. Wow, really lovely - both the earlier finish and the tiger! Love the idea of focusing on just one project for a month. :D

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    1. Thanks Rahenna!
      The tiger one is far from being finished, I've just started it :)
      I do hope it won't take me years to finish it, unlike the tulip one.

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  9. Oh wow. Your flowers are beautiful. I bet your mum will LOVE it. Can't wait to watch your tiger progress. Good luck!!

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    1. Thank you Katie!
      I'm getting a bit adventurous with my stitching at the moment.
      The tiger is more for my husband than me, but I'm having fun stitching it for now :)

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  10. Fabulous framing! I love it! And great choice for the Just One July! I'm excited to see how far you get!

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    1. Thanks sweetie!
      Well, I probably won't make as impressive progress as you but this chart being so different to my usuals, I'm quite motivated and fully enjoying working on it at the moment. Will I feel the same at the end of July?? Only time will tell :)

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  11. Congratulation.
    The tulips are wonderful and the frame is perfect.
    Your new project looks great. Happy Stitching.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Manuela

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    1. Thank you so much Manuela for your lovely words.

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  12. I've always loved seeing Close to You, and now it's framed, what a pretty finish indeed! Your tiger looks fierce, great progress!

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    1. Thanks!!
      I love that tiger, his blue eyes (although not real) are truly mesmerising. I can't wait to stitch them!

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  13. Great framing for the tulips. Gorgeous tiger too, it will be fun to see your progress on this one.

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    1. Thank you Jo, I hope I will manage to stitch quite a lot on it.
      I'm so far, pleased with my progress and thoroughly enjoying adding little crosses there and there :)

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  14. Congratulations on your finish. Your new project looks great. Can't wait to see your progress, Ingrid.
    Hugs

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  15. How wonderful your gift for your mom is, Ingrid--she will absolutely love it! I hope you make lots of project on your tiger this month :)

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  16. Beautiful frame it is perfect.
    Very great start

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  17. Perfect framing for Close to you. Your mum will love it.
    You have picked up a gorgeous design for JoJ and already made good progress in 5 days.looking at the design it would seem that it will have lots of colors , however you say its only 28 colors. A good example of good charting..

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    1. Thanks!
      Yes I was pleasantly surprised with the only 28 colours!!
      So far all is well in my stitchy world.. I might not say that by the end of July :)

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  18. Ingrid, mom certainly very pleased of beautiful gift!
    Blue eyes - it seems to me very difficult. I look forward to continuing!

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    1. Thank you Daniela!
      The tiger is surprisingly nice to work on and hasn't got much confetti, so far.
      I'm really enjoying it and hope to have a page finish by next weekend.

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  19. Close to you is gorgeous Ingrid. Love your Blue Eyes. I'm sorta doing Justine's SAL except I do have to throw some starts in there.

    Linda

    Linda

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  20. The flowers are just gorgeous, it's such a beautiful pattern! Congrats on your finish 🌺🌸🌷

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  21. I'm sure your mom will love that beautiful design!

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    1. Thank you Bard, I can't wait for her to see it.
      Not long to wait now :)

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  22. Beautiful beautiful beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmm I'm going to have to give some serious thought to the Just-One July adventure. I like the idea, but my problem is I have so many that need working on. Ack.

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    1. Lol, same here!
      One stitch at a time.
      I find it helps a lot to focus on one project at a time.
      Next thing you know, it will be crossed off my wip list... let's hope so anyway!

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  23. Beautiful gift for your mother , wonderful .
    Like your new stitch .

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    1. Thank you very much June!
      Have a lovely week x

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  24. Oh ! Quelle splendeur dans le cadeau que tu fais pour ta Maman ! Bravo Ingrid !!
    Et le tigre, j'adore ! Mais quelle patience et quelle minutie dans cette broderie !!
    Bonnes petites xxx ! Bisous

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    1. Merci Michele!
      Le tigre n'est pas si difficile (tout du moins jusqu'a present!) et j'espere terminer ma premiere page d'ici le weekend prochain..
      Il va falloir que je mette le turbo sur mon aiguille.

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  25. Beautiful stitching, what a wonderful gift, perfect.

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  26. your mum will be sooooooo happy! those flowers are really beautiful...
    the tiger looks very hard to stitch: how many stitches is it in length and width?
    have a nice Sunday!

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    1. Thank you :)
      It has 196 x 154 stitches.
      It's honestly not that big and so far has been fun to work on.
      Let's hope I feel the same by the end of July.

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  27. The flowes are stunning, wonderful gift for your mum!
    Is the tiger for yourself?Good luck this month!

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    1. Thanks Angel!
      The tiger is purely for fun.
      It looks gorgeous and both my hubby & myself have fallen for it.
      Although, I don't think I will display it on my walls.

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  28. What a lovely gift for you mother! That tiger is beautiful!

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  29. Perfect frame for the lovely flowers.
    July's choice will be interesting to watch grow as his eyes develop, I know a few stitchers who don't like projects with eyes in them

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    1. Thanks!
      I love that tiger and find its blue eyes mesmerising (although not realistic). I actually can't wait to stitch them :)

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  30. A beautiful frame for a gorgeous design.
    Look forward to seeing Tiger progress.

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  31. Beautiful framing job :). Good luck with the challenge!

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  32. Wow, that is an ambitious project! Beautiful finish, the frame looks lovely :D

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    1. Thanks Sarah!
      Hoping for a page finish soon, I'm having so much fun stitching it.
      It honestly is not that bad!

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  33. What a lucky mom! She is going to love this gift! Blue Eyes is stunning, those eyes are simply gorgeous and I can't wait to see you stitch it up.

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    1. Thank you Faith, this is exactly how I feel about those blue eyes!
      I can't wait to stitch them ;)

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  34. Beautiful finish for your Mom. Great design choice and stitching.

    And now for something completely different.. the tiger! Give him a month and he'll be almost done with your flying fingers!

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    1. Lol! I wish!!
      I'm not such a fast stitcher :)
      I hope to make great progress though I know it won't be finished.

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  35. What a wonderful perfect gift for your mom.
    You've made good progress on Blue Eyes. Happy stitchin'

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  36. Close to you looks absolutely beautiful, you really chose the perfect frame and mats. I love it and I'm sure your Mum will too.
    Your tiger is simply stunning! I can't wait to see his beautiful blue eyes appear. I wonder how much you will manage to stitch in July?

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    1. Thanks Justine!
      I'm off to a promising start, but then again we're only the 4th July today!
      I might be fed up with it by the end of the month :D

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  37. Your framed tulips look gorgeous. What a wonderful gift.
    I'm sure Just One July will go just as smoothly for you as Faithful April. Your start on the tiger is already very promising.

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    1. Thank you Brigitte for your lovely comment.
      I won't have a finish this time but am certainly having fun seeing the tiger grow slowly :)

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  38. i tulipani sono meravigliosi, ma la tigre è davvero superba!!

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  39. Stupendo questo schema che stai realizzando

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  40. Flowers look beautiful in the frame.
    But the cat's eyes are mesmerizing and strange that you captivated.
    Have a nice embroidery!
    :)

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    1. Thanks Violka!
      I love the big cat's blue eyes, they are indeed mesmerising and I can't wait to be able to stich them :)

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  41. What a gorgeous finish....the tiger will be stunning.
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Kim, I'm due an update soon on the tiger..

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  42. This is fantastic honey, I have a very similar one by Colin Bogle and now you've inspired me to pick it up again. Great start stunner
    xo Alicia

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    1. Thank you Alicia :)
      I really love working on it but it is so slow to see the progress and design appear...

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  43. Congrats on your beautiful finish! I'm sure you Mom loves it :). Also what a beautiful start on Tiger eyes. I can't wait to follow your progress.

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    1. Thank you Lulu for your sweet comment :)

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