Sunday, June 01, 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk... June and July...

 Not much stitching got done in May.  I did attend a class at Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH.  The class was taught by Lauren Sauer.  I should have taken a photo, as I got a bit done at home after the class...  next post, for sure...  I did manage to finish the May block for the Once Upon a Time Sampler... super cute, here is Jack and the Beanstalk. 
 and... how the sampler is coming along now.  Received the June chart today...  I must say, this sampler is getting cuter and cuter each month.  I love what they did for June!!  For those who do not know, this is Once Upon A Time Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery...  stitching it on PTP 40 ct Gold Doubloon linen with called for Weeks Dye Works and DMC Floss.
 Also finished in May...  the next two blocks of A Year of Celebrations.  Here is June... time for the beach!
 And July...  oh, a patriotic block, I see!
And here I am so far.  When the next issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework comes in, I can stitch three blocks. Since the December block was released in the first issue, I can stitch it under September once that is finished.  More than halfway home now with A Year of Celebrations by Hands On Design, 40 ct Vintage Country Mocha Linen, using the called for Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Crescent Colours flosses.  Still really loving how this one is coming along as well.


11 comments:

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful updates, love your fabric choice

butterfly said...

All your stitching looks just wonderful.

Dani - tkdchick said...

those are great fun pieces to be working

valerie said...

Great progress Carol! Such a cute and fun sampler!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really pretty pieces.

Kay said...

All your stitching looks so beautiful!

Nicole Williams said...

Very nice! I really like that Once Upon a Time sampler, i may have to look into that one myself! Something fun and whimsical that I could do in short bursts is perfect since I have so little stitching time now!

Karoline said...

Both projects are looking gorgeous, great progress

Andrea said...

Both are wonderful pieces.

Marie said...

So many cute projects. You have been busy. I look forward to seeing what you stitched in the class at Celebration of Needlework this year.

Beauty Bonnet said...

Very kawaii!
I am also interested in stitching Once Upon A Time next year.
If you don't mind my asking, how large a piece of fabric is needed if it's stitched on 40ct?

Thank you!

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