SAL-Fraktur Hex #10

Good morning! I am excited to say that I got a lot accomplished in three weeks even with all of the gardening I have been doing 🙂

Here is where I left off three weeks ago:

And here is where I am now:


There are 37 leaves in each corner to stitch so although the scrollwork goes fast it’s those darn leaves that take me forever.

I hope to have all four corners done by next update and then I can start stitching the center design. Fingers crossed.

Hope you are all doing well!

Please visit the other bloggers in the SAL to see what they have accomplished in three weeks. We are all working on different projects. The links to them are below.

See you at the end of June! -MM

SAL-Fraktur Hex #6

It’s been a cold miserable week here but I have been getting a lot done inside!

The last three weeks have flown by and admittedly I haven’t worked much on Fraktur Hex. Here is where I left off last time:

And here is where I am now:

Just got around the corner on the border. That’s it. I’ll get more done next time.

I have also been working on Modern Folk Embroidery’s year long SAL which has been taking most of my time.

I have been stitching it upside down because it’s easier for me to hold lol.

That’s what I have been up to stitching wise. 🙂

Please check out the other bloggers in our SAL by clicking on the links below. Can’t wait to see what they are up to 😉 Welcome back Jenny!! -MM

SAL- Fraktur Hex #5

Good morning! It is a raining snowy mess here in Western NY but we are all warm inside dreaming of our Spring gardens.

I didn’t get a ton of work done on my Fraktur Hex. I have many large projects going including the SAL for Modern Folk Embroidery and one I created myself on my brand new computer program Winstitch.

Here is where I left off last update on Fraktur Hex:

And here is where I am now:

The border is going to be my nemesis.

Just for fun this is also what I am working on from Modern Folk Embroidery:

It’s going to be another huge project. The black 20ct aida is a killer though!

And here is the chart I have developed on my Winstitch program:

I know it’s ridiculously huge but this china pattern, Limoges Lyric was one of the first I ever sold in my Etsy Shop and can you imagine how gorgeous it will be when finished?

That’s it for me! Please visit the other stitchers in this group. Their links are at the bottom of this post. Can’t wait to see what everyone is up to! -MM

SAL – Fraktur Hex #4

Happy New Year! I am working on two large projects simultaneously which is good because I might go blind doing one of them because it’s on a dark charcoal 20 ct fabric. It’s really hard!

Fraktur Hex from Modern Folk Embroidery is the SAL project I am working on for this group.

Here is where I left off last time:

And here is where I am now:

One entire corner is complete. And no ripping out this time!

We have added a new member to the group! Welcome AJ! Can’t wait to see what you are up too. 🙂

Please go check out the other bloggers to see what they are working on. Links are below.

Here’s to another great year!

MM

SAL – Fraktur Hex #3

Good Morning!

It’s been three weeks since our last update and 2 of those weeks were pretty miserable as I slowly ripped out all of the stitching that was off. But I did have some forward progress.

Here is where I ended yesterday.

No sense in showing the before!

I won’t even mention that I had to rip out another line in the border. Grrr…

I should be back on track (hopefully).

Please do some blog hopping and visit the other wonderful bloggers in this group.

Thank you Avis for your organization of this group. We appreciate you so much!

Hope you all have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful start to your new year.

See you in 3 weeks! -MM

SAL – Project Fraktur Hex #1

This is my first post on my newest project, Modern Folk Embroidery’s Fraktur Hex.

The original design photo showed the entire project stitched in blue.

I knew I would get bored only stitching the same color so I have switched up the color scheme.

Just the single outside border was 1072 stitches! It’s a very big project.

I have gotten a lot done in 3 weeks. Here is where I ended last night.

I can’t wait to watch this project develop and so far I am really liking the colors. Though I am still not sure of the pink.

Please visit the other members’ blogs to see what they are working on. I am going to check them out now!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie

We welcome back Connie to the group but hope that Helen will be back soon. We will miss you Clare it was fun seeing your projects!

See you in three weeks! -MM

SAL – Autumn House #3 – Finish!

Autumn House is finished! Happy Dance!

It’s been a really bad week with sickness and personal loss but I am back on the mend and will get into my newest large project Fraktur Hex asap.

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Hope you are all doing well! Please do some blog hopping and visit the other fine stitchers in our group. The links to their blogs are below.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne

SAL – Autumn House #1

I am sorry for such a late update. I didn’t forget. I had to work a full day today and then had to get 7 pints of pickled beets canned. Lots to do to catch up since we got back from our trip to Ireland on Thursday night.

I decided that I needed a bit of a “palette cleanser” after such a difficult last project so I started on the “Autumn House” which was a free download from designer Brooke Nolan.

Super cute isn’t it? I have worked on the Spring House in the past but have not finished it yet.

With a 7 hour flight to Ireland and a 7 hour flight back with lots of time to wait in the airport I got a lot accomplished on this piece.

Here is where I ended on Thursday night so far:

I promise a better photo next time.

This group of stitchers are working on some pretty fantastic pieces. Please visit their blogs to see what they are up to.

I look forward to posting my progress on this project in three weeks. See you then! -MM

SAL-Crown of Thorns #11 -Finish

I am doing my happy dance! Thirty-three weeks working on this project and I am finished.

Here is where I left off last time:

And here is the finished piece:

I had my husband hold the fabric up in a different light and look at the difference it made below:

The better light completely transformed the face of Jesus so you can see His full jaw line.

This was a very challenging project for me because of the colors and the thread quality but in the end I hate to be cliche but it certainly was a journey for me.

Thanks all for cheering me on! See you in three weeks with a new project. -MM

Please visit the other stitchers in this lovely group I belong to by clicking on the links below. If you are interested in joining us contact Avis who is the first link in the list for more info.

SAL #9 Crown of Thorns

I really can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since our last update! I still haven’t finished this project. Summer has finally arrived here in NY and I have been in my garden and outside on hikes when I am not at work.

I did make some progress though so hopefully you can tell the difference. Here is where I left off last time:

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and here is the point I am at now:

More of the thorns is completed and I am slowly making my way to the left side of the chart.

I hope to complete this project in the next week. I might need a snow storm to get it done though!

Please visit the other stitchy bloggers in our group by clicking on the links below. We post from all over the world!

See you in three weeks – MM