Sunday, June 10, 2018

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/10/18

Hello Friend! I hope you have been having a wonderful week! The weather is warming up here in Tucson and we are in the low 100's now and I am sure we will be getting a little warmer as the summer goes on.

Last post I was telling you how I started working on that darn half (tent) stitch for the snow on the Christmas Penguin piece and since I was in a groove with it I just kept on until I finished it!

Christmas Penguin
Designer - Gill Cooper
First Stitch 02/12/18
Finished 06/06/18

I must admit the snow looks good and really stands out but I'll tell ya I am glad to be finished with it!

And since I seem to be on a Christmas roll lately I have a new start that is also Christmas related! In addition to that it is my first HaED piece! It was a gift from a friend and as soon I received it I knew it had to stitch it up and added it to my "short list" of things to work on.

The Enchanted Christmas Snowman 
Artist - Dona Gelsinger
This is what it will look like once I finish it.

Here is the fabric all gridded up and ready to start the stitching.
The gridding alone took me three days since it is the boring part of stitching! 

and here it is with the first Xs and only LOTS more to go!
First Stitch 06/09/18
Progress as of 06/10/18

I am going to continue stitching this for the next week
and hope I can make some great progress on it.

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!


Rachel said...

Congratulations on persevering with the snow to finish your adorable little penguin; he looks fantastic! And very good luck with your HAED. I can see why you wanted to start him ASAP. :)

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on finishing the little Penguin.
And good luck with your new start. I can see why you had to start it, it's such a lovely design, Faith.

Manuela said...

Wonderful finish. The little penguin is very cute.
A beautiful new project. Happy Stitching.

Carol said...

Oh, my! Low 100s!! I can't imagine. I guess you must stay inside and stitch just like us northerners do all winter when it is so frigid :) Very nice stitching, Faith :)

Katie said...

Congrats on your finish. Too cute! Love your new start. Congrats on starting your first HAED. I've noticed you either love them or hate them.

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet stitching on the penguin!
Your snowman looks great,what a lovely choice. Have fun!

Justine said...

I love your cute penguin, the colours in his scarf are just lovely. Well done on starting your first HAED, they are lovely charts and your friend chose well for you.

Linda said...

Congrats on the super cute finish Faith. Love your new start.


The Crafty Princess said...

Awww he is so cute. The snow does look really effective. Good job on persevering with it. Lovely finish. And good luck with your first HAED, looking forward to your progress. Have fun with it.
xo Alicia

Lili said...

The penguin is adorable, Faith! Congrats for the finish!
Nice start on that huge and pretty design!!