Same projects again…



Black on black… Yay πŸ˜›

Some more



Only a few stitches left in part 14….

Just the gold on the right hand side:



And a little more of Fred:

Stitching on black is such fun!

Playing with Macro and a little more of 14…

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Right hand side and left hand side blackwork… and the first of the greenery πŸ˜€

Now macro fun:

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Extreme close ups, using a reading spotlight for the light source. I think it works pretty well.


And a helper:

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He started off lying stretched out down my legs, adn ended up curling round so I could see his face. He is a very calm and placid cat when he is like this. I bury him in my stitchng supplies – the pattern often lives on his back, and, after 7 years, he is used to being buried like this.

Most other times he is a normal cat – slightly psychotic, slightly neurotic.

Papillon Creations Castles in the Air Part 11

DSCF0339 I haven’t worked on this one for a while and so I got stuck into it today – was a bit of a hermit and stitched and watched TV.

Part 11 is completely done:


And I have finished at least half of part 12:


Oldies but goodies…

So I pulled out a couple of my older WiPs, and started working on them a little.

First off was a little on New World. After finally working out where I made the mistake, frogging it and re-stitching it correctly the last time I worked on it, it looked like this:

Now it looks like this:

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I also pulled out my Quaker Seasons of Friendship. Last time it looked like this:

Now it looks like this:


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I had a few issues with the snowflake on the side, so had to frog it, and then for some reason it worked perfectly:



And also, just to prove she hasn’t been forgotton, here is Titania:

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Castle in the Air part 9

Except for a small amount of back stitching part 9 is done. Only 15 parts to go.



Better photos and a few other things…

So I finally got some better photos off my camera – yesterdays photos were taken with my phone.

I think these are better photos πŸ˜€


These colours are truer to life I think…


A close up of progress on New World:

And my floss toss for Winter Water Garden
The fabric is pale grey, and I now have most of the metallics:


I have also made quite a bit of progress on Lily. She is at work, so I don’t have photos. but I think she is now over half done.

Now a poll:

Happy Dance…

Yes, it was Water Goddess that I finished. Here she is – I will have better photos later, but my camera went flat!!!

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Trying to show the sparklies πŸ˜€ The moon was solid Kreinik metallics!!

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And I finally got around to unpicking and started restitching PapillonCreations New World:

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A walk back through time…

I went back to my family’s house for Christmas and my Mum
pulled out my finishes that have been kept from when I was first
starting, through high school and beyond. I, of course, had to take
photos of different pieces I have done. First piece ever –
Bluebells – this was stitched when I was about 10 or 11. I was self
taught and so not all the x’s went in the same direction… 1989 The centre marking was drawn on
in pencil. 1989 I *think* this was my second
piece: 1990s In about year 10 or so (14
years old) I started the whales. I didn’t know about finishing
then, so I am not sure how I am going to finish it as there is no
fabric to do anything with. I am thinking about stitching it to a
scroll somehow… 1996 And a few other bits and
pieces: 1990s 1990s 1990s I don’t have all my pieces I
have stitched photographed. I did a heap of Australiana ones in
1997 and they were all gifts. I have done a few for my sister and
her children too. Unfortunately though, someone has lost the
birthday sampler I did for my oldest nephew. He is very upset about
it 😦 snow leopard I have decided that I
am going to stitch him another piece from the same collection – the
Ocelot – seen here: Ocelot
While on holidays I did get a little stitching done: A bit of Fairy
Moon: fairy moon And Papillon Creations

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