Enchanted Stitching

Enchanted Manor The past couple of weeks I've been working on page two of my Enchanted Manor Crop.

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Iris I also stitched in all the parked threads leftover from the Challenge.  This is page 6 of Iris Keeper of the Rainbow:

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Happy Stitching! xxx

The Summer Challenge

Heaven & Earth Challenge I've been working on the HAED Summer Challenge over the past couple of weeks.  The weather in Australian has been far from summery! Anyway, the challenge was to stitch 10 squares in a checkerboard format, feathering the edges.  I've used Iris Keeper of the Rainbow again.  I'm working on page 6, which I'd previously skipped.  I decided to park threads on this one, like I did with the previous Checkerboard Challenge.

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Violet Light For my Birthday back in August I received this beautiful piece of 25 count violet cross stitch fabric from my friend Cathy Jordan.  Sending out another big thanks to Cathy!  This one will be for the Elementals chart by Josephine Wall.
I was also blessed to receive a magnifier lamp for my Birthday too... I've wanted one of these for quite awhile and have really enjoyed using it with my challenge piece.  It will be especially great for the higher count projects I'm wor…

More Treasure Uncovered!

Well, I've been stitching on Treasure Hunt Bookshelf for the past couple of weeks and here is a quick update to show how far it has progressed.  There is a lot of confetti happening, so progress is still moving quite slowly. 

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Happy Stitching! xxx 

Bits & Pieces…

I'm feeling a bit dismayed by the scale of restoring all the photos on my blog since the "Photobucket Incident".So far, there are around 500 photos I've been working to re-match to all my blogs!Thankfully most of them have the date labelled on them, which sort of helps.  It's still a work in progress, so if you're exploring my earlier blogs then you may find some images still missing. Unfinished Bits & Matisse'sI’ve completed a few little projects I’ve been meaning to do for some time… Matisse (my cat) destroyed her scratchy pole… Rather than purchase a new one I decided to restore it using the small amount of green rope leftover from making the rope mat back in May.I also purchased some more sisal rope for the top.  A big thank-you also goes out to my neighbor Rob for the hot-glue gun and for helping to re-stick and splice the rope!
Here are the results: Before, Totally Destroyed... lol!: After, Totally Restored: Matisse's Trail of DestructionOne day…

Blog Issues

Apologies for Blog Picture Display Issues

I just wanted to post a quick apology to all my blog followers.  I have used Photobucket image hosting on my blog for quite some time.  Over the past couple of days Photobucket have now changed their policies so that it costs 399 US dollars a year to display photos on a "third party site" such as Blogger.  As a consequence of this change, most of the photos on my blog (and no doubt thousands and thousands of other people's blogs and websites) are not displaying.  

I was not aware of this policy change until today!  Over the next couple of weeks (maybe even months) I will be working to reinstate all the pictures on my blog.  I will need to move them to another hosting platform and re-link them all. Please bear with me through the process of getting this sorted.



Buried Treasure

Back to Stitching... Treasure Hunt Bookshelf has been buried in my wip pile for awhile, so I decided to get it out and stitch for a bit!  I last worked on this back in June 2015!  With so many wips, it's kind of unavoidable that some of them start to get neglected.   Still it's been such a long time since working on it, that it almost felt like a new start lol!

Reminder of the Cropped Version I'm Stitching of Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by Aimee Stewart:
Regular Chart by Heaven and Earth Designs:

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Happy Stitching!!! xxx

A Golden Thread

Cosy Stripe BlanketMy Cosy Stripe Blanket is almost halfway with 43 stripes (86 rows) completed.  I've had golden thread sitting in my stash for quite some time and decided to crochet it into one of the stripes.  I'm hoping there will be enough leftover to do another golden stripe later on too!  I've also got some metallic bronze to introduce into the colour palette as well! 

Matisse and I snuggling up and crocheting the golden thread into the latest stripe:

It's been really fun using so many different colours.  I do have a plan I'm working off... but I've also spontaneously changed things as I go along, so the colour order hasn't been completely set in stone.   The pattern is from Lucy at Attic 24

Previous progress at 18 stripes:

WIP, 22 stripes:

WIP, 27 stripes:

WIP, 30 stripes:

WIP, working on stripe 34:

Stripes 34 to 43 close up:

Current progress, 43 stripes/86 rows:

Happy Stitching! xxx