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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Progree

Progress is slow but steady. I have almost made it across the top border.

More project details here.

I am enjoying the 40 count fabric and the Au ver à Soie 100/3 silks.

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Green Gables is Finished

Green Gables Cross Stitch

I finished! Admittedly it is a small cross stitch. I enjoyed working on it – I made a mistake on Matthew and had to unpick quite a bit (I had already moved onto Marilla).

The pattern is from Petal Pusher. I used 32 count zweigart (Platinum) and the called for DMC thread.

I think I might do the Longbourne one as well.

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New Project

Start of a new project

I have started a new cross stitch project.

It’s this one from Modern Folk Embroidery.

Image from Modern Folk Embroidery

I am using a 40 count linen from Zweitgart – I am not sure of the colour possibly ivory – and a silk (au ver à soie) 100/3 colour 650.

I am enjoying 40 count and one strand.

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Green Gables Progress

Progress on Green Gables

A bit more progress, I got a bit obsessed about my crosses this week. The white thread in particular doesn’t seem to work as well – my crosses look a bit drunk – despite railroading my stitches.

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Green Gables Cross Stitch

Green Gables Progress

I have been working on this a bit every day – aiming for 30 minutes.

I started in the top left corner because this is an enormous piece of fabric and I want to put other designs on it.

I am using 32 count linen (Platinum from Zweigart) and DMC floss. The design is from Petal Pusher on Etsy.

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Another finish! Cross Stitch

Dame Nature Du Printemps

I finished my cross stitch – Dame Nature Du Printemps. I bought the kit from Jardin Privé.

I did run out of one of the greens, but I had the right shade in my stash.

I started in August 2023 and worked on it (mostly monogamously), so six months from start to finish.

  • 32 count linen (country mocha)
  • DMC floss

Now I am working on this Green Gables cross stitch

Green Gables by Petal Pusher

I am using 32 count linen (Platinum from Zweigart) and DMC floss.

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Dame Nature Du Printemps

Dame Nature Du Printemps (from Jardin Privé)

I had to move the hoop so I took the opportunity to take a progress photo. I am probably about two-thirds of the way through. I have been enjoying the process, thinking about the path of the stitches (making sure I don’t stitch myself into a corner).

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2023 in Review

Finished Objects 2023

I was a bit more successful this year.

I am going to try to have modest goals next year

  • Finish my Dame Nature Du Printemps cross stitch.
  • Start working on my fabric book of special things – I have quite the collection. I just need to get it clear in my head how I am going to tackle this.
  • Finish my christmas socks and my cashmere socks (one of these is already finished)
  • Knit something with my Advent Calendar yarn.
  • Baby clothes quilt (I am rethinking this whole project – more on that later)
  • Historic Sampler Course (I am doing the Historic Sampler Course at Thistle Threads, so I plan to design and then create a sampler unique to me).

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Dame Nature du Printemps Update

It’s a bit weird because of my magnifier

I have been working on my Dame Nature du Printemps (from Jardin Prive). Progress has been slow – lots of unpicking. I bought this pattern for the sheep and chook, so I am enjoying this bit.

I am using the called for DMC and 32 count linen (colour way mocha – the linen is beautiful).

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Dame Nature Du Printemps

Dame Nature Du Temps from Jardin Privé

Any stitching time that I have had, I have been working on my Spring piece from Jardin Privé. To feel less over-whelmed I am being a monogamous stitcher. Progress is very slow. Yesterday I think I achieved 10 stitches (after I had to unpick).

I bought the kit as well as the pattern.

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