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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May Stitch from Stash... and a Finish

Hey Blog Buddies,

Mel from Epic Stitching is hosting the Stitch From Stash SAL this year wherein the goal is to keep to a budget of $25/month or less for all your stitching purchases.  I'm happy to report that, for the first time this year, I spent nothing during the month on stitching supplies!  I worked on several WIPs, one of which was Needle Delights Originals' Winter Logs, which is now finished (woo hoo!):

 I stitched the optional border in Watercolours Quicksilver.
I knew that I wanted to use a gray for the border,
and this had the subtlest variegation.
Since there's a lot going on in the piece,
I didn't want the border to look too stripey.
Kreinik metallic braid was used in several spots,
including in the backstitching separating the four quadrants,
to give the piece a subtle glimmer.
It's hard to see in a photograph.

Here are some close-ups,
to give you a better idea of the texture of the piece:

And now for something completely different,
I also had a new start from stash.
I've had this little chart kitted up for a couple of years now.

I just love that funky bird!
DH says he's a ham radio bird
because he has what appears to be an antenna on his head.

Here is my start.
I'm using 35-count WDW Straw linen and almost all of the
recommended NPI silks, 1 over 2.
It's quite a shock to the eyeballs going from
18-count canvas to 35-count linen! 

Well, that's it from here.
Hope you all are enjoying your spring
(or autumn, as the case may be).

Thanks for visiting!


Penny said...

Winter Logs is so pretty! I love the colors. Nice start on the La-D-Da piece!

Julie said...

Winter Logs is AMAZING ... I love it.
Great new starts and well done on the zero spend.

Rachael said...

Wow Winter Logs is beautiful! Well done you.

cucki said...

Super sweet stitches..
Cute start..stitch..
Big hugs x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous stitching

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish. Great new start.


Anne said...

Congratulations on both the absolutely gorgeous Winter Logs, and on not spending anything this month. Amazing!!!

Karol Johns said...

Winter logs is Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Winter logs turned out beautiful! Can't wait to see it framed. Love your little bird cross stitch!

Carol said...

Congratulations on that lovely finish--the close-ups really show off its beauty! And what a cute new project! Have a relaxing weekend...

Faith... said...

Winter Logs looks gorgeous! Congrats on your finish. Great job with not spending anything this month.

Chris said...

I have really enjoyed seeing Winter Logs progress. The finish is stunning.
I love your new start too.
Have a great upcoming week!

Fidike said...

Wonderful finish and a nice start!

Giovanna said...

What a gorgeous finish - congratulations!

Sharon said...

Winter Logs is gorgeous! Congrats!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on finishing Winter is just beautiful and looks like it was so much fun to stitch!