Episode 52: 100 Days

 

I am behind on posting show notes!!

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share share two finishes and the beginning of #100daychatelainechallenge.
Show notes:
Finishes:
  1. Yule: Winter Solstice freebie by The Primitive Hare – stitched on 28ct Cashel Linen FOTM Exclusive Silkweaver with my own conversion to overdyed threads.
  2. Spring Celebration: Ostara freebie by The Primitive Hare – stitched on 32ct Silkweaver Golden Harvest with my own conversion to overdyed threads.
WIPs:
  1. Colonial Garden by Plum Street Samplers
  2. The King’s Vegetable Garden (Le Potager du Roi) by Chatelaine Designs
Kitted Up:
  1. From the Deep by Plum Street Samplers
  2. A is for Apple by With Thy Needle (Ellen Chester)
  3. Thread by Carriage House Samplings
  4. Jinx by Raise the Roof Designs
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April WIPocalypse Check-In

Hard to believe it’s that time again for a WIPocalypse check in but here we are at the end of April/beginning of May!

Let me start off by showing you my progress on Mystery 9 (The King’s Vegetable Garden).  I am continuing with my 100 day challenge on this one and am currently at day 42 or so.

So here’s what it looked like on Day 1.

And the last time you saw it was on Day 6.  Here’s what it looks like now.

I completely finished the top right corner, including beads but no crystals.  Then I moved down and did the side pool and the steps.  I’ve made a good start on corner 3, the bottom right corner.  I’ve beaded those swirls on either side of the artichoke bed and stitched the green hedge with all the eyelet stitches.  I stitched and beaded the corner pool and then stitched and beaded the espalier trees.    Here’s a closer view of that corner.  The beads on the espalier trees are a very pale pink so they are a bit difficult to see.

I had hoped to get this corner completely finished in April, but that didn’t quite happen.  I did hit a point where I was feeling antsy to work on something else and I did start two new little pieces.

The first one is from the alphabet series by Carriage House Samplings (Kathy Barrick era).  I’ve had a plan to stitch this for my thread box for years and so I finally decided to just start it.  I’m stitching it with the called for threads except for the black – it calls for Black Crow which I don’t have, so I’m using DMC.  It also calls for an orange that I didn’t have so I’m just using the DMC equivalent.  I should be able to get it done without too much more work.

Next, I stumbled across another chart that’s been in my stash forever.  And I’ve been trying to find something to stitch on the beautiful Lovechild fabric that Christine from Stitch All the Things sent me.  Enter Friday the 13th coinciding with Dark 13 stitching and everything just clicked!

This is Jinx by Raise the Roof Designs that I’ve been in love with since I first laid eyes on it when it was released.  And there’s something I just love about the fact it’s on pink opalescent fabric.  So, I decided my Lovechild fabric had found its perfect pattern.

I started it on Friday the 13th and this is as far as I got before I switched back over to my Chatelaine stitching.  I’m using the called for thread for the yellow moon, but this chart also called for Black Crow (what are the odds?!) so I’m using Weeks Mascara instead.  And I didn’t have the white for the lightning bolt you can’t really see in the photo, so I’m using Parched Bones which was a limited edition thread for Jenny Bean Halloween (fun fact, Teresa from Shakespeare’s Peddler used to be half of Raise the Roof).

But, this is another piece I think will be a relatively quick stitch.  And it is something I’ve been wanting to stitch for a long time.

Finally, the last thing I worked on in April and managed to finish completely was my first design.  Completing this and releasing the pattern was on my WIPocalypse list for 2018, so it is a huge relief to have that finished.  If you want more info on it or want to purchase the chart, you can pop over here.

So, that wraps up April!  I’ll do a separate post with my May plans, including Stitch Maynia soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am grateful for gifted fabrics from friends.

 

January WIPocalypse Check-in

It’s time for my end of January wrap up and WIPocalypse check-in post.  (but seriously, how is it the end of January already?) So, I’m continuing with my weekly rotation and enjoying that.  A week seems to be the perfect amount of time to work on something.  I had originally been switching projects on Sundays, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been switching on Fridays so that I have a “new” project to work on for Friday Off the Grid stitch-in hosted by Caroline of Off the Grid Needlearts (info here).

After working on Ten for a week (progress shown on my last WIPocalypse post), I picked up His Eye is on the Sparrow and worked on it for a week.  I’m working toward a page finish.  That deer and I have had some issues. Currently Sparrow is in time out awaiting a replacement thread to use for his body since my Weeks Putty isn’t going to work.

Anyway, then it was time for #dark13stitching, so I picked up my Halloween Neighborhood to work on.

I finally finally finally was able to finish this block.  I got way bogged down in all the fill in.  But, I managed to finish the last tombstone, stitch the tree, and the bats, and voila – finis! I’m still mulling over what to add next but hopefully I’ll have that figured out before the 13th of the month rolls around.

I slipped in a little #santasundayxs and pulled out my Green Santa to give him some love.

I basically got everything below his pockets stitched.  He is so much fun to stitch and I’m looking forward to another Santa Sunday soon.

Last week I pulled out Dutch Beauty to work on.  I’d been itching to get back to it.  I managed to finish up the vase of lilies.  So, so, so happy with how they turned out.  And then I moved on to the roosters up at the top of the page.  It took about three tries, but this is what I finally landed on.

And then I stitched the Tree of Life between the two roosters.  And then I stepped back and decided I didn’t love it.

I don’t know if it’s the colors or the variegation or what.  But, I don’t love it.  So, instead of making a hasty decision and ripping it back out I decided to table it for now and work on the border.  I’m working my way across the bottom and trying to make sure everything fits.

So that’s where I’m at!  I haven’t yet worked on Anniversaries of the Heart, my model stitch, or Vierlande Winder’s Keeper but those are coming.  I did spend some time last night and pulled some new threads to replace the too-light ones.  It does feel good to make some progress on these pieces, despite some setbacks.

You can also take a look at my last video for a little more info on these projects.

I am grateful for Friday stitching parties.

Flosstube Episode 48: Oh Deer

 

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share WIP progress and my first finish of 2018.

WIPs:

  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery
  • Halloween Neighborhood – finished the cemetery block taken from Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings
  • Green Santa by Birds of a Feather
  • Dutch Beauty by Permin of Copenhagen with my own color conversion
  • Frances Eden by HandWork Samplers
  • Victorine Delacroix by The Essamplaire

Notions bag from Stitch All the Things.

Information on the film Adele and Everything After can be found here. And here’s the trailer.

Flosstube Episode 45: Party Girl

 

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share another Year of WIPs finish, seasonal stitching, and my Chatelaine.
Finishes:
  • Primitive Wizard of Oz by Midsummer Night Designs – Classic Colorworks, Weeks, PTB, and DMC on 40ct Natural Gander linen
WIPs:
  • Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings – stitching with DMC on 36ct Lakeside Vintage Light Examplar
  • Noel ornament by Catherine Theron (Theron Traditions) – stitching with GAST & Weeks on 40ct Weeks Confederate Grey
  • Jenny Bean’s Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare’s Peddler – GAST on 40ct Navy Bean by Lakeside
  • Mystery 9 (Le Potager du Roi) by Chatelaine Designs – silks and PTB on 32ct Lavender Mist Zweigart

Thanks so much for watching!

I am grateful for the vision and talent of Martina – she brought an enormous amount of beauty to this world and to our stitching.  She will be truly missed.