Wednesday, January 16, 2019

First finish of the year!!

As promised here is the ornament I was working on the first half of the month, I was able to get it finished!  So, now since it is the second half of the month, I will be working on Flower Bride for the four days of the week that I was working on my ornament. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy stitching!!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January WIP list

Here are the projects I'll be working on this month:

 "Flower Bride"

"The Gaze"

Here's where I am on this one:

"Wish You Were Here"

Here's where I'm at with this one:

I'm also working on an ornament, which I will share in my next post.  Thank you for reading! I'll be back soon for an update! 
Joyful stitching!

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

A HUGE finish!!

"Day Surrendering to Night"
By: Kustom Krafts
Total of 44,522 stitches
Stitched on 18 count aida
started Feb. 1st 2014 Finished Dec. 6th 2018
Took approximately 500 hours to complete

Happy New Year!! 

I am really hoping to get back into this blogging thing seriously again this year. (I don't set resolutions, but I do set goals, and this is one of my goals for the year.) 

Just wanted to share this. I finished this on December 6th. It was one of my yearly goals for last year, to finish this, as I'd started it almost 5 years ago! But it kept getting pushed aside for other projects. But 2018 was the year I really wanted to have it done! And I made that goal! 

2019 will not be a "huge project" finishing year, as I started way too many new pieces last year for that to happen. I am shooting for one BIG finish, (Flower Bride, by HAED) as I am almost half way finished with it, so think I may see a finish on it. Though I am counting on a lot of page finishes, which, to anyone who is a full coverage stitcher, each page finish feels like a mini finish. 

I am also going to be working on my Christmas smalls again this year. I had taken a long break from them, but decided that with all these huge projects in the works, I wanted to try to get some smalls in here and there, just to break it up a bit. 

I thank you for dropping in, if you have stuck in there with me even with my huge break from blogging last year. It was completely unintentional, just life gets in the way sometimes. But I am really going to try to get back into it, full throttle again this year. I find that I tend to post at FB a lot more, simply because it's so much easier. But, I do love writing, so am going to try to get back into this. 

There is just one snafu that may lead to my having to stop working on this blog, and that is in August, my husband will be retiring, and we will be moving to Alaska, so things are gonna change ALOT, and so I'm not sure how consistently I'll be able to keep up posting here once that happens, but we will see. I'll give it my best shot! 

Thank you all for stopping in, and reading, I hope you have a great week, and I will see you again very soon! Until then...Joyful Stitching!! 


Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Progress on Emerald Forest

This is my progress at the end of October. I started this on March 1st for a SAL at the Full Coverage Fanatics group on FB. I really enjoy working on this piece. I love tigers. I just think this is so beautiful! 

“Emerald Forest “
By Kustom Krafts 

Hope you are having a great week! And happy stitching!! Thank you for dropping in!

Monday, November 05, 2018

November ALREADY?!?!

Well, this year is quickly coming to a close, and I have blogged all of 9 times so far this year! What is wrong with me?! I’m still stitching like crazy, just never quite feel like signing in and updating the ole blog.

This year has been a year of crazy starts. For me, at least, because I’m a full coverage stitcher, so all my projects are VERY big, and take a VERY long time to finish!  (2+ years a piece) so I normally just have three pieces going at a time in a rotation that allows me to see pretty good progress. However, this year I joined a wonderful Facebook Group called “Full Coverage Fanatics”... Where they have challenges and SALs galore!! And not wanting to miss out on all the variously themed SALs, I found myself with a BUNCH of new starts this year! (What’s a girl to do?!)

So, here are some of the beautiful pieces I started this year. Mind you, this is what they’ll look like completed. So, here we go:

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Haven't been blogging, but I've still been stitching!

Autumn Peace
Mystic Stitches
Started June 1st, 2016
Finished July 31st 2018
2 over 1 on 18 count Aida

So, this happened!! I finally finished Autumn Peace!! I finished it on the morning of July 31st. I was SO happy to have it done! 

We had to go out to California early August, for a death in the family, and so I was able to take the finished piece home to my mom, and show her (it is a gift for her)...I thought she was gonna cry.  But I brought it back home with me, and will hopefully get it framed by Christmas as my parents are supposed to come out at Christmas for a visit. So, Hopefully it will be fully finished by then! 

I have more progress to show on other projects as well, so I will be back with an update on other pieces soon. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A new start- The Gaze

Here is my meager start on Kustom Krafts "The Gaze".

Here is what it will look like when finished:
See the source image

Not much progress. But still a start.  This one was for The New Starts SAL at Full Coverage Fanatics FB group.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy stitching!