Saturday, 30 January 2016

Collect Moments - Lizzie Kate




Good afternoon Peeps!

Now that my CJC 2016 is finished and that
I have gone back to my normal stitching rhythm,
I can show you my first finish out of the 15.


Collect Moments
from Lizzie Kate




Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric
Tin colour, from Sew It All

2 over 1 with DMC threads




Started & finished on 2nd Jan 2016 
Total stitching time: No idea as I wasn't yet keeping track!




Finished off as a pinkeep
Using Tilda fabric & pink trim from stash
The backing fabric is the one showing on my first picture.




I am currently working on a small Easter exchange piece, however
I have already managed to finish off a second CJC 2016 piece.
Stay tuned!




Toodles,
Mii

Saturday, 16 January 2016

CJC 2016 #15



Hello Peeps!

Well I've done it!
Today is my last CJC post :)

CJC 2016 #15 is

Be Kind To Animals - Green series

This is how it will look when finished


Image result for be kind to animals, lizzie kate
Source: www.lizziekate.com


And this is my tiny start...
- Note today I am treating you to a daylight blurry picture -




Stitched on Sew It All 16 count Aida fabric
Cloud clay colour

2 over 1 using DMC threads
Stitching time so far: 1hr 25mn

Not impressed with my start so far.
The B is in one colour & the E & K in an other,
I bet you didn't notice!
Well, that's why I'm not too happy with it.
Next time I work on it, I might unpick and start with a more vibrant choice.


oOoOo


This is where the CJC 2016 stops for Mii.
I am really glad I took part,
as I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching on all my choices.
However, it is definitely a one off.
I have found it too hard to not be able to carry on stitching on my projects &
very frustrating keeping up with the daily posts!

I want to thank all the readers who have come
back everyday and cheered me along by leaving regular comments.
It was really appreciated!

My hat off to all of you who will be carrying on until the end of the month... or longer.
I am just happy to go back to my stitching routine.


Toodles,
Mii


Friday, 15 January 2016

CJC 2016 #14

 
 
Good morning!
 
 
CJC 2016 #14 is
 
 
Best Friends
 
 
This is how it looks when finished
 
 
Source: My Big Toe Designs
 
 
This is my start...
 
 
 
 
The chart was kindly gifted by Rachel when we first met.
 
Stitched on Sew It All 16 count Aida fabric
Aqua colour
 
Using DMC threads 2 over 1
Stitching time so far: 2hr 15mn
 
 
Apologies again for the poor quality photo.
It was dark outside at the time & I had to switch the light on.
No doubt it will look much better & different next time I blog about it,
when it will be finished :)
 
Bear with me, only one more start to go for the CJC 2016...
 
Toodles,
Mii

Thursday, 14 January 2016

CJC 2016 #13

 
 
 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
CJC 2016 #13 is
 
Let It Snow - 6 Fat Men series
 
 
This is what the finished design looks like
 
 
 
 
This is what my start looks like so far
 
 
 
 
My model is stitched on Sew It All 16 count Aida fabric
Cloud winter sky
2 over 1, using DMC threads
Stitching time to date: 2hr 55mn
 
Surprisingly this is adequate to this morning's weather as
we woke up with a lovely dusting of snow
(which soon disappeared thanks to the rain!)
 
I love this design, the colours are perfect and
doesn't that snowman looks handsome with his colourful scarf? :)
 
 
Only 2 more starts to go and then back to normal.
 
Toodles,
Mii
 
 


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

CJC 2016 #12

 
 
Good morning!
 
 
Another day in the challenge.
CJC 2016 #12 is
 
Wonderland
From The Trilogy
 
 
This is how the design will look when finished
 
 

 
And this is my small start...
 
 
 
 
This is a kit, and was gifted to me by Shirlee many moons ago.
 
The design is stitched on 30 count Grey Clay Northern Cross linen
2 over 2 using Weeks Dye Works threads.
Also provided are the little snowflakes embellishments
 
The design include cross stitch, Rhodes, Smyrna & Long Stitch
 
Stitching time so far: 2hrs
 
 
Although this is worked on linen (which I am not a fan of),
this is actually really nice and pleasant to stitch on.
It is also fun thanks to the variety of stitches used.
These I can cope with, they are not difficult and do look lovely when finished.
I am looking forward to go back on this cardinal design :)
 
3 more starts to go...
 
Toodles,
Mii

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

CJC 2016 #11

 
 
Hello!
 
 
CJC 2016 #11 is
  
Moutons de Saisons - Hiver
From Tralala
 
 
This is what it will look like when finished
(the design on the right)
 
 
 
 
And this where I am now



 
Stitched on Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Stormy Sea colour
 
2 over 1, using DMC threads
Stitching time to date: 2h40mns
 
I love this series & have already stitched 2 before.
 
 
Toodles,
Mii
 


Monday, 11 January 2016

CJC 2016 #10

 
 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
CJC 2016 #10 is
 
 
Snow Day - 6 Fat Men series
 
 
I have been carrying on with the series of small.
This is how it will look when finished
 
 
Image result for snow day, 6 fat men, lizzie kate
 
 
And this is how my start looks like.
Apologies for the awful picture.
Taking snaps early in the morning is not the cleverest idea
when the weather tends to be so dull!
 
 
 
 
Stitched on Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Cloud winter sky colour
 
2 over 1 using DMC threads
Stitching time so far: 2h & 30mns
 
 
Toodles,
Mii

Sunday, 10 January 2016

CJC 2016 #9



Good morning Peeps!

CJC 2016 #9 is

Afternoon in Paris


Here is an idea of what it should look like when finished




and here is my start!




Stitched on Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Cloud blue

2 over 1 using DMC threads
Stitching time so far: 4 hours


Toodles,
Mii

Saturday, 9 January 2016

CJC 2016 #8




Good morning Peeps!

Well I am now past the halfway mark of my CJC 2016,
I hope you're not getting bored with all these quick start posts!


CJC 2016 #8 is

Snow Friends - 6 Fat Men series

Here is how it will look when finished,
if you don't already know, after all it is quite a popular design




Here is how my start looks
A scarf & beginning of a coat




A little close up,




Stitched on 
Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Cloud winter sky colour

2 over 1 using DMC threads
Stitching time so far: 2hrs


I love this series, no doubt you'll see more of those in the coming days.
Enjoy your stitch-tastic weekend


Toodles,
Mii


Friday, 8 January 2016

CJC 2016 #7

 
 
 
Good morning Peeps!
 
 
 
This is CJC 2016 #7
and I am back with my favourites: LK small projects :)
 
 
Live Simply
 
This is what it will look like when finished
 
 
 
  
And this is what my pitiful start looks like!
 
 
 
 
Stitched on Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Confetti colour
2 over 1 using DMC threads
Stitching time so far: 2h15mns
 
 
 
 
Not sure if I like it yet.
I've tried to be bold with my choice of fabric but
I don't think it's working for this design.
 
It is most likely that I will start it again on a less daring fabric.
What do you think, any advice??
 
Only 8 more days to go!
 
Toodles,
Mii

Thursday, 7 January 2016

CJC 2016 #6

 
 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
CJC 2016 #6 is
 
Pretty Little Paris
 
 
This is how it should look once finished
 
Pretty Little Paris - Modern Cross stitch pattern PDF - Instant download
Source: Etsy Satsuma Street Designs
 
And this is what I have started...
 
 
 
Stitched on Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Cloud stone colour
 
2 over 1 using DMC thread
Stitching time so far: 3 hours
 
Apologies for my poor picture,
the weather is truly awful today.
 
Toodles,
Mii


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

CJC 2016 #5

 
 
 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
CJC 2016 #5
 
Plant a tree - Green Flip It series
 
 
This is what is should look like when finished
 
 
 
 
This is what I have managed to start
 
 

 
Stitched on Sew It All 16 count aida fabric
Clay colour
 
2 over 1 using DMC threads
 
 
Today I was back on my beloved smalls
but sadly not much got done!
 
 
Toodles,
Mii 


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

CJC 2016 #4

Hello Peeps!
CJC 2016 #4 is
Labybug & Daisy
This is what it will look like when finished
And this is my progress so far!
The top left hand side.


Stitched on Sew tt All 16ct aida fabric
White colour
1 over 1 using black DMC thread
I know blackwork is to be worked on evenweave fabric but had none handy, so aida will have to do...
I am still delighted with my start!
I have a long way to go but I thoroughly enjoyed working on something different.
I honestly can't wait to go back on this project.
Some of you will have also noticed this is not a small start!!
I hope you are impressed ;)
Toodles,
Mii




Monday, 4 January 2016

CJC 2016 #3

 
 
 
Hello Peeps!
 
 
CJC 2016 #3 is
 
A little witch of the night
 
 
Image result for a little witch of the night, soda stitch
 
 
This is what it will look like when finished.
And this is what I have started!
 
 

 
Stitched on Sew It All 16ct aida fabric
Provence colour
2 over 1 using DMC threads
 
 
 
 
Toodles,
Mii

Sunday, 3 January 2016

CJC 2016 #2





Hello Peeps!

CJC 2016 #2 is




Collect Moments

Stitched on Sew It All 16ct aida fabric, tin colour
2 over 1 using DMC threads

And it's all done! :)


Toodles,
Mii


Saturday, 2 January 2016

CJC 2016 #1



Hello Peeps!


The Crazy January Challenge 2016 has started.

I have decided to join the fun this year,
for the first 15 days.

Most of my starts will be smalls as
I want to make sure I finish them all before the end of the year.

oOo

CJC #1

Tea For Two - Tea Crazy collection




Stitched on Sew It All 16ct aida fabric,
Tumbleweed colour

2 over 2 using DMC threads




That was fun!
A lot got done but all I did was stitch!

Unfortunately, progress will go slowly as the holiday is now over

Toodles,
Mii