Tagged with mystery gift

April’s Blue Diamond (Updated)

April’s Blue Diamond (Updated)

I picked up April’s Blue Diamond from the framer, and of course, I’m very pleased with the final piece. April’s Blue Diamond was stitched on Hand-Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie, Storm, 28-ct Jobelan, 2 over 2.  Normally, I would list my framing cost here, but I won’t in this case, because it’s a gift. This time … Continue reading

April’s Blue Diamond

April’s Blue Diamond

April’s Blue Diamond by Mirabilia (Nora Corbett) The mystery gift reveal is finally here.  I’m sure any Mirabilia/Nora Corbett fan figured this one out ages ago.  I really don’t think that the person for whom this gift is intended knows about my blog, so I don’t think she’ll see it.  Besides, I never mentioned who … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 10

Mystery Gift Progress No. 10

Yay!  My final progress post for this project.  All stitching is now complete, including the lazy daisy stitches, which I almost looked over.  Thank goodness I quickly read through the back stitching instructions one last time to make sure I got everything. As I was completing my lazy daisy stitches, the power went out!  Thankfully, … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 9

Mystery Gift Progress No. 9

Yay!  I’m making progress.  The upside to not being able to work out is that I have more time to stitch.  I’ve been spending my evenings in front of the TV stitching away.  Besides, who wants to go out in this cold anyway?  I don’t know about anywhere else, but where I am, temps are … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 8

Mystery Gift Progress No. 8

Stitching, stitching, and more stitching. That’s what I’ve been up to.  I’ve made some progress on the bottom.  I’m diligently working my way through the confetti stitching.  I also did as much back stitching (as my stitching progress would allow) on the bottom.  My son made a comment about the bottom of her dress.  He … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 7

Mystery Gift Progress No. 7

I’m happy to report that I’ve been spending a little more time stitching during the evenings. I’m content with the way the design is growing.  Finally, some new colours came in to play as well–pinks.  It’s a pleasant change from the endless white, greens, and blues.  My goal is to finish up the bottom portion … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 6

Mystery Gift Progress No. 6

Happy New Year, everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season.  I had some time away from work, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  Although I had pledged to get as much stitching as I could, I failed at that attempt. Two of my evenings were occupied when I set about filing and … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 5

Mystery Gift Progress No. 5

I’ve been able to work on my cross-stitch more than I was previously.  I took a couple of extra days off when my back needed rest, and I took advantage of that time to make some progress. Here’s the latest on my mystery gift: I spent one evening working on back-stitching on her wings and … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 4

Mystery Gift Progress No. 4

Progress has been slow going.  I’ve been spending way too much time doing my gym workouts.  Because of this, I’ve been using the majority of my down time just resting.  I’m too pooped to even stitch.  I have made some progress, however slight as that may be. Here’s the latest on my mystery gift: My … Continue reading

Mystery Gift Progress No. 3

Mystery Gift Progress No. 3

I’ve been making some great progress, and I’ve been meaning to update the blog, but I’ve been so busy at work, I just haven’t had a chance. I forgot my project at work last Friday, so I didn’t get to stitch at all this past weekend.  Instead, I decided to work on the beading of … Continue reading