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    Archive for October, 2007

    Quite a disappointing result…

    Posted by Lady Periphaeria on October 22, 2007

    … but progress nevertheless.

    <My goals (even I forgot to post them) were:

    1. Stitch remaining few motifs on a model and finish it.
    2. Stitch rest of Loy’s page four.

    Well… I managed to stitch the model, but decided to concentrate on finishing it in Sunday. That kind of failed as I was busy with other things whole Sunday – and I can’t finish it because I don’t have suitable ribbon… before tomorrow.
    That also means that I didn’t made that many stitches on Loy… though I started a new complimentary design for Periphaeria Designs in Saturday, but as it’s not done yet no pictures of it either.
    …so, Loy it is. Those few stitches I managed… Before and after.


    Disappointing progress, but still closer to the ultimate finish.

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    Posted by mombasa67 on October 22, 2007

    … got done what I had planned. Well, the biscornue is ready and on it’s way to Australia, the card is ready and on it’s way here in Finland and the Christmas ornament is still on paper…. I did get some hardanger done though ๐Ÿ˜€

    And since I’m still so out of adding pictures to my post I’ll have to ask you to take a trip to my blog where you can see my doings in pictures ๐Ÿ˜€

    Waiting for the next SAT!

    Terveisin Mia

    When I count life’s greatest riches…I count my friends who count their stitches (unknown author)


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    Posted by Stargazer on October 22, 2007

    Fifteen years after first seeing this design and five years after first starting it, it’s finally finished!

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to see this complete. I put in about 20 hours on it this weekend – finishing around lunchtime yesterday. So that left me time to do some more work on Colourful Cat by Durene Jones from Cross Stitch Gold issue 23. This has been my weekend project since about June. I’m stitching it on 28ct Silver Lurex Jobelan 1 over 1 and there are 23,400 stitches. This was the before pic:

    I stitched until midnight last night and this is how much more I got done:

    I’m really pleased with how this is coming along. There are a lot of blocks of single colour but it’s a really relaxing stitch. I will continue to work on this at weekends and may pick a different project for next month’s SAT. I’m really looking forward to it already! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement. I don’t know how long it would have taken me to finish Little Friends if I hadn’t had SAT to spur me on! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cathy’s October Progress

    Posted by cruzstitch on October 22, 2007

    I’m really pleased with the amount of stitching I finished this weekend. Edit: I can’t post a picture here because this is a gift for my father, who often looks at my photo host. You can find pictures of this weekend’s progress on my blog at It will Be Funny Tomorrow

    Posted in Achievements | 1 Comment »

    A Good Start on a Jinxed Project

    Posted by tropo on October 22, 2007


    Three Days Stitching on Warm Water WashWarm Water Wash
    by Raise the Roof Designs




    Crescent Colors on 32 count Glacier linen,
    2 over 2


    More on my blog.

    Posted in Achievements | Tagged: | 4 Comments »

    Not Quite

    Posted by Renรฉe Goodvin on October 22, 2007

    Above the Clouds, Progress as of 21.10.07 - Click for a larger image! … a happy dance, but significant progress nonetheless! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Forest Goddess Progress

    Posted by vkchev on October 22, 2007

    I still am having a problem posting pics. But I have put my progress pic in my blog

    ย I got a bit done. I knew I wouldn’t get it finished but I am happy with my progress. I did a bit of beading on it also.

    Posted in Achievements | 3 Comments »

    My October Goals Achieved:)

    Posted by ralphy36 on October 22, 2007

    Yeah! I am quite proud to say I did meet my October goal and Outi’s Winter Dragon is completed. This RR will now go back to Jenna to be completed, just a little out of order. Here he is all done:)

    Posted in Achievements | 6 Comments »


    Posted by chiasmata on October 21, 2007

    Sorry for the lack of progress pics… but I have a finish to make up for it. All done!

    Lioness Gaze

    This finish took a deceptively long amount of time (15 hours this weekend), lots of colour changes. But I love it. A Jayne Neatly Mayhew design from Cross Stitch Safari.

    Posted in Achievements | 4 Comments »

    I’m so happy…

    Posted by Stargazer on October 19, 2007

    It’s half term so the washing can wait.ย  I did my grocery shopping this morning.ย  My son is old enough to feed himself at least some of the weekend.ย  And that means that I’ve got a whole beautiful weekend of almost non-stop stitching ahead of me!ย  Woohoo!

    I’ll be working on Little Friends again.ย  I haven’t posted a photo as I haven’t touched it since last SAT weekend but I’m really hoping to finish the design this weekend.ย  I’m sure I will but in case I don’t, I’ll carry on until it’s done then post a pic.

    If I do get it finished before Sunday night, I’ve got another fab project lined up.

    I hope everyone has a good stitchy weekend and you all reach your goals.ย  Thanks Lady P for setting this up and to everyone for all the encouragement and kind comments.ย  This is just the best idea and it’s great to have something specific to focus on.

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    Finally Decided

    Posted by cruzstitch on October 19, 2007

    I could not decide what I wanted to work on this weekend for a long time. This morning, I finally settled on working on my dad’s Christmas stocking. I don’t want to post a picture of the completed project here, but if you want to go to my blog ( you’ll find a picture of it there. This is my progress so far.

    Let’s get stitching!

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    Posted by iris1973 on October 19, 2007

    Gonna work on my Princess Wandabee again, as much as I can, because I have a very busy weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Here’s where I’m now

    Image removed by administrator, please read the Read Me!.

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    Mia’s goals

    Posted by mombasa67 on October 19, 2007

    Hi everyone,

    since I’ve got the whole weekend free I’ve decided to take on a few small projects. First I want to finish off a biscornue I’ve got stitched – just need to sew it together, then I’ll be stitching a birthdaycard – a celtic or art deco themed, haven’t found a chart yet, but I’ll be looking for it today and I also hope to get a Christmas ornament stitched.

    I still don’t get it how to add photo’s… here is the link to my blog where you can see part of the biscornue ๐Ÿ˜€

    Terveisin Mia

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    My weekend goal

    Posted by vkchev on October 19, 2007

    I missed last months stitch a thon. This month I am going to be stitching on Mirabilia’s Forest Goddess. I won’t get her finished but I plan to make a big dent in her.
    I am having trouble posting a pic but I will post pics as I go in my blog

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    Leslie’s October Goals

    Posted by ralphy36 on October 19, 2007

    Yeah, it is stitch-a-thon time again. My goal for this month is to finish the snowflake backstitching on Winter Dragon for Outi’s RR. I really wish i had finished this last month, but hopefully it will get done this time around. Here is about where I will be starting from (I have done a bit more since this picture).

    BTW, Cooper the Cat wants to say hi and help this month:)

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    Almost There

    Posted by Renรฉe Goodvin on October 18, 2007

    Above the Clouds, Progress as of 17.10.07 - Click for a larger image! I will be working on “Above the Clouds” by TW this weekend. I am very close to a happy dance, so I will work with that in mind. I am not sure I will make it, but I am going to give it a go! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Warm Water Wash

    Posted by tropo on October 18, 2007

    Warm Water Wash Since I am almost finished with the Michael Powell Mini Christmas Window that I started the last Stitch-A-Thon, I am going to start another project. This one is Warm Water Wash from Raise the Roof. It has lots of lovely variegated threads from GAST. I am not letting summer go.

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    This weekend’s challenge

    Posted by chiasmata on October 18, 2007

    For the stitchathon this weekend I’m going to try to finish a current Jayne Neatly Mayhew WIP – Lioness Gaze.

    Lioness Gaze

    Here’s what I’ve done so far. As you can see, I’ve got a bit to go yet! Hopefully I can manage a happy dance.

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    It’s soon time for another SAT!

    Posted by Lady Periphaeria on October 14, 2007

    Next weekend (from 19th to 21st) will be the official SAT weekend so prepare your projects! ๐Ÿ™‚

    See you then! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Better late than never

    Posted by Lady Periphaeria on October 9, 2007

    I finally finished the Read Me! page and expect that you all read it – it’s there to make things easier for all of us. ๐Ÿ™‚

    When it comes to the draft deletion I will delete the first batch before next SAT – unless you who have drafts hanging in the writing area delete your own. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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