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Halloween Cat

Progress on my Halloween Cat

Progress is slow and I seem to spend a lot of time unpicking. I should have gridded the fabric.

The pattern is from Satsuma Street, and I am using DMC threads and a 25 count linen (two over two).

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Halloween Cat Cross Stitch

Halloween Cat Progress

I am still working on my Halloween Cat – progress is slow, but enjoyable.

I have been listening to An offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn (the Audible version) while stitching.

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Halloween Cat Update

Progress on Halloween Cat Cross Stitch

I have bought a new table clamp (the Elbesee Versatile Table Clamp – from here).

I like it. It means I can work two-handed and have it at the height and angle I want. I can also attach my magnifying glass (it pegs on) and because the hoop is stable, I know longer get nauseous.

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Halloween Cat

Halloween Cat

I have been having chemotherapy and now have neuropathy in my fingers and toes. I wasn’t sure how this would affect my embroidering, but it hasn’t made any difference. I have been able to work on my Halloween Cat project.

This is a Satsuma Street design. I am using DMC threads and a 25 count linen (2 strands over 2 threads).

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Temperature Cross Stitch

Temperature Cross Stitch Progress

Not much progress on this – how do people find time to get everything done?

I have been recording the temperature everyday, so I just need to marshal my forces and get on with it.

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Temperature Cross Stitch

Working on January

The temperature cross stitch has started – not up to date yet, but it is easy going. I think one of the maximums (maxima?) is the wrong shade of yellow, but I am not unpicking, so let’s hope this doesn’t (in a hundred years) become a significant historical document.

I think I need to put a key on – otherwise the actual temperature data will be lost. Thoughts?

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Temperature Cross Stitch

I am going to do a Temperature cross stitch. I have been diligently recording the daily maxima and minima.

In the image above are the flosses I’m planning to use – cold at the top (anything below 0 – very unlikely in Perth) and hot at the bottom (above 44 – I hope that doesn’t happen or not very often).

Each day will be a 4 by 4 square with the upper left corner the minumum and the bottom right the maximum. Like this

I think I will have a black line between days and months, but I am not certain of that yet.

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Halloween Cat Cross Stitch

Halloween Cat – from Satsuma Street

I seem to have my system working now – the ‘double decker’ hoop (so I can work two handed) from here, and the magnifying light (which I bought from an electronic hobby store).

This is coming together nicely – although I am very slow. It’s about the process though and not the final product.

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My Lady’s Quaker Finished

My Lady’s Quaker is Finished!

I finished! This project languished because I struggled to see the stitchers clearly. I got new glasses and while that helped it didn’t solve the problem. However, I bought this magnifier and it has made a huge difference.

The pattern is My Lady’s Quaker from Jardin Prive. I did it on a 32 count Belfast linen (from Zweigart). The black is standard DMC 310 and the red is a variegated DMC 115.

I started it in February 2018, so 18 months to finish it (although it’s about the process).

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My Lady’s Quaker

My Lady’s Quaker

I just have to finish the motif on the bottom right corner and then I am on to the alphabets – one upper case and one lower case.

Working on it in hand means I do actually work on it, but I don’t think my stitches are as well-formed.

The pattern is from Jardin Prive. As I have two more of her designs in my stash, I am quite keen to get this one finished (and I have been working on it for a year!).

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