Moirae's Misc Stitches (WIP-Egyptian Sampler update 10/19)

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Moirae's Misc Stitches (WIP-Egyptian Sampler update 10/19)

Postby Moirae » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:51 pm

I've dabbled in cross stitch and other crafts since I was a kid, but only started stitching in earnest the last year, year and a half. Just sharing what I have done or things I am currently working on.

My sister saw me doing some small cross stitching kits when I was staying with her last year, got excited and decided she wanted to learn and that we should do a project together. She bought a pattern she liked off etsy and the materials and we both started it, but she has the worst ADHD I've ever seen and got maybe 100 stitches into it at most. Thus ended her attempt at cross-stitching. LOL. I wasn't too excited about the pattern, especially when I had started doing video game projects :Mario , but I made sure to pick it up occasionally and made it my travel project. I finished last month.

2 Strands DMC Floss on 14ct White Aida
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Pattern : https://www.etsy.com/listing/158098399/ ... last-cross

Last week I took this latch hook out of my closet. It's been sitting around for a decade (perhaps longer) only getting a few hundred stitches every couple years lol - less than 15% complete. The canvas had started to degrade at one of the spots it was folded so I figured I should work on it and leave it out until I'm done. Luckily it goes much faster than cross stitch. Almost 60% now.

Garfield's Wreath (24"x24") - J&P Coats
Sorry that the picture is a bit dark.
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Re: Moirae's Misc Stitches

Postby Firehawke » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:27 am

That looks great!

LOVE Garfield...have fun working on it!
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Re: Moirae's Misc Stitches

Postby Moirae » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:52 am

Finished about a week ago, but didn't remember to take pictures. Should wait til there's daylight but then I'd forget again.
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and the other side
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Postby Firehawke » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:28 am

It's so cute!!!
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Re: Moirae's Misc Stitches

Postby Moirae » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:09 am

Here's a small stitch I finished last week.
I only stitched the snowman on the bottom row, but it's part of a set (of 30) my mom is working on. I probably won't do anymore. I promised to do at least one, but stitching in hand for more than a few minutes at a time is uncomfortable [for me]. Eventually they are supposed to be worked into stockings, but I don't think that's happening in time for this xmas season.

Bucilla- More Tiny Stockings
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Postby Firehawke » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:14 am

Those are adorable...LOVE the snowman! Hope that they can be finished up for next Christmas! :good:
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Postby FluffyBunnySlippers » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:58 am

I love those little stockings! Maybe I'll try something similar for next year for my friends.
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Re: Moirae's Misc Stitches

Postby Moirae » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:55 am

Hope everyone's been having a happy holiday season.
I've been trying out blackwork last 2 weeks.
[WIP] Many firsts here. First time working on 28-count and over 2. First blackwork and biscornu. I do still have to finish the back before I try turning it into a pincushion.

Fabric:28-count Ice Blue Lugana by Zweigart
Approximate DMC Equivalent: 3841 (but it's pinned to a corkboard in the photo and you can see the brown showing through the holes)
Over 2
Pattern: Oberon Blackwork Biscornu by RainburstEmbroidery - $3
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Biscornu1

Made this needlebook as a quick(ish) Christmas present for my mom.
Fabric:14 count off-white aida
Pattern: "I <3 Blackwork" by Valentina Sardu (ajisaipress.com) - Free
Pattern I kind of followed for the needlebook - http://domesticdoozie.blogspot.com.au/2 ... plate.html
With minimum amount of sewing because (drawing, cutting, sewing) straight lines are my kryptonite.
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Needlebook

This last piece was to keep busy while I watched cheesy hallmark movies with my mom last two days.\
Fabric:14-count off-white aida
Pattern: Blackwork Journey - Simplicity - Elizabeth Almond - Free
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Re: Moirae's Misc Stitches

Postby Firehawke » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:27 am

Wow...these look beautiful!
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Re: Moirae's Misc Stitches

Postby Moirae » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:19 am

I started a new cross stitch sampler 3 weeks ago. This is probably going to be my major project of the year, but I'm going to need to start up other less intense projects for the sake of my sanity. The design is a slightly older (15+ years)one by Teresa Wentzler. While I haven't done that many cross stitch pieces yet, I've seen enough to imagine that she probably ranks amongst the most complicated designers. If you ever feel like stitching one of her patterns, be prepared for tons of blended threads and fractional stitches as well as changing out colors every few stitches. Oh, and backstitch. So much backstitch. What have I gotten myself into :help: I just really wanted to do something Egyptian themed.

3 Weeks.
Over 2 on 28-Count Antique White Monaco (cotton)
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a couple close-ups
Satin stitch with lazy daisies. The Eye of Ra is stitched over 1. Luckily there aren't too many over 1 parts in the design.
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Here's a section of the main border that's finished (except just started BS). That gold and green part in the middle has about 3 dozen fractional stitches and uses 13 DMC colors (blended threads). I get to do 40 of these.
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