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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Doodle-head stitches Episode 18

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Show Notes

  • Josephine shawl - finished! This is a project I kept at work mostly to knit at lunch, or took to waiting rooms for doctors' appointments or car services, etc.
  • Hiro sweater - the first sleeve is making progress.
  • Be With You shawl - Clue 4 was finished, working on Clue 5.
  • Maize Mitts - finished!
  • I started a new pair of mitts for another recipient, this time the pattern is Vancouver Fog, and I'm knitting them with yarn from Australia indie dyer Toomuc Valley Yarns.
  • Eldon gets a little love, still quite a lot of inset seams to do to finish this quilt top.
  • Jungle Baby quilt - 7 blocks left to quilt. One block to re-quilt a portion.
  • Chateau Hexagon - working on block 4.

Cross Stitch

Update on the Prairie Schooler ABC Charts giveaway: Since I never heard from the original winner and had no way to get in touch with her, a new winner has been chosen. Random Number Generator selected #10, Margaret! Please contact me with your address so I can get your charts out to you - congratulations!

Happy crafting all!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Feathered Friend Finish!

I just put the finishing stitches in my first Mill Hill Laurel Burch kitty tonight! Here is Feathered Friend, hooray!

Feathered Friend finished

Happy dancing with my first cross stitch finish of 2015. :)

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 17

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Show Notes

Crochet: I started making more squares for my Sock Scraps Granny Square blanket. I got some sparkle rainbow mini skeins from Canon Hand Dyes to sprinkle in among the other squares.

Cross Stitch: I finished the bottom left corner of Spooky House. I also worked some more on Feathered Friend and may have a happy dance there by the end of the year.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 16

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Show Notes

  • Jungle Baby quilt - All of the interior blocks are quilted. Next I will start on the exterior blocks.
  • A Rainbow Garden - block 10 of 13 is complete.
  • Eldon - the bottom left blocks are pieced together.
After Eldon is pieced, I plan to get back to Smith Mountain Morning by Bonnie Hunter, and after I finish A Rainbow Garden, I would like to either start Wind in the Whiskers by McKenna Ryan (link may expire) or re-start Hop To It by Edyta Sitar.

Crochet: I added 5 squares to my Sock Scraps Granny Square blanket, bringing the total to 80 attached.

Cross Stitch: I stitched more of the greenery at the bottom left area of Spooky House.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 15

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Show Notes

Knitting: I've worked on 6 different knitting projects since the last time I updated - a little bit of each.
  • Monkey socks - the legs are finished, and I'm working on the heel flaps
  • Be With You shawl - I've worked a little more on clue 2, a different color of lace, with more beads
  • Voodoo MKAL - finished Clue 1
  • Hitchhiker shawl - 37 of 42 teeth now, so I met my goal again of 1 pattern repeat per week.
  • Hiro sweater - I've made it through the first body increase.
  • Cupcake Mittlets - finished one mitt except for the thumb, and started the second mitt
Quilting: My first green hexie block of the Over the Rainbow Quilt is finished.

I'm also working a little each week on quilting the Jungle Baby quilt. I've included a photo for a closeup view, since the video camera not showing it very well.

closeup of quilting of the Jungle Baby quilt

Crochet: I added 3 squares to my Sock Scraps Granny Square blanket, bringing the total to 75 attached. I also continue to crochet new granny squares.

Cross Stitch: I finished-finished (with the small exception of sewing closed the little hole I used to stuff it) my Pumpkin Patch pincushion.

I filled out more of the far right pumpkin on my DVG Pumpkin Patch Pillow.

I also started stitching the greenery at the bottom left area of Spooky House.

I shared another older WIP that I want to get back to, Around the World in 80 Stitches.

The Autumn Mosaic pillow I showed was from an issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine, not Stitcher's World as I mentioned.

My favorite tapestry needles are Bohin needles. They carry them at 1-2-3 Stitch if you can't find them at your local needlework shop.

Giveaway: The winner was announced at the end of the podcast. Congratulations, and thanks to all who entered!!

Audiobook: I'm currently listening to the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and highly recommend it if you're into that sort of story.

Happy crafting!