Friday, August 18, 2017

Needleminder Exchange Mailed!

This morning I mailed off my set of goodies for the Needleminder Exchange!

The requirements of the exchange was to send a needleminder, small stitched piece, and a skein of floss. I sent off a cute little purple/pink turtle needleminder, "Jewel Tone Geometric Pattern," 2 skeins (because I couldn't decide which one I wanted to send), and a little letter! Hopefully my recipient enjoys the package and hopefully it gets there before September 15th! *crosses fingers*

This was my first time participating in any sort of stitching exchange and I really did enjoy it! 

I can't wait to see what I receive from my mystery person and where it's coming from! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 2017 GG/WIP Wednesday

Today is a 2 for 1 posting: Gifted Gorgeousness and WIP Wednesday! 

The past week/weekend has been pretty busy for me but I have had time here and there to work on stitching. 

First, I worked more on the map! This satisfies GG and WIP!
Last week:
This week:

Much more border, the king on the horse, cornucopia, fish, and turtle all done. Just need to finish the rest of the border, another layer of color in North America, and then the words/banner are all that are left for this corner. I need to search for the last pages of the chart real soon so I can start working on the bottom half of the map! Yay for things getting misplaced a couple years ago when we were changing several rooms around in preparation for our baby girl being born.

Second, is also for GG and is the Jewel Tone Geometric Pattern, which I finished!

FINISHED! SeptemberLight's "Jewel Tone Geometric Pattern" 

This is will be sent to someone as part of Mii's Needleminder Exchange! I plan on shipping this out on Friday so it has enough time to get to it's recipient since it is actually going out of the country (hence the little USA) and will post all the goodies that I send probably on Friday as well. I truly enjoyed stitching this up and will more than likely stitch it again!

That's all for now!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WIP Wednesday

I am posting really late thanks to just getting home from work and picking up my daughter from the sitter's. However, I'm going to try to beat the clock to midnight to make sure this is still a Wednesday post! I have 30 mins :-P

First up is my usual, the map! Not too much progress this week thanks to being busy over the weekend and also stitching a couple other small things as well. 

Last week it looked like:

This week it looks like:

It's kind of hard to really notice a difference but the border is starting to be stitched and the horse has a mane, as well as some other little details starting to pop up. I hope to have much more progress on this by next Wednesday.

Next, I have 2 new small starts. The first is a jewel tone geometric pattern that I found on Etsy and I am absolutely loving how this is stitching up and is actually almost done after 1 day of stitching!

The second is a poinsettia that I am experimenting on plastic canvas with for the first time. If it works out then I would like to maybe make it into a magnet but we shall see. 

It is obviously not very far into the pattern but I hope to have this done in the next day or two, at least the stitching part that is. 

That's it for my WIP post and I beat the clock by about 15 minutes to still consider it WIP Wednesday! *does a happy dance*

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WIP Wednesday

So I figured I would try and start a WIP Wednesday post. We'll see how often I remember to actually post! 

Outside of small projects that take a day or 2, I've basically just been focusing on the "Olde World Map." I'd really like to try to complete it with enough time to get it professionally framed so I can give it to my mom for Christmas. I am very happy with how easy it has been to work on lately and how much progress I feel I have made on it. 

Here is what it looked at last time I posted about it:

And here is where I am at now:

This will continue to be my main focus piece with small distractions to stitch other little projects in between to keep me from getting bored!