Hello, Stitchy Friends! Thank you for sticking with me through my unexpected (and far too long) break. I needed some time away from blogging, social media, and all that other stuff and when I got away from it I found I wasn’t to eager to return. But, ultimately I missed all my stitch friends and the inspiration I get from seeing your projects.
I’m back in business again. I’m crafting and soon I’ll be back to posting here, on Twitter (@StitchingLotus), and on Instagram (@stitchinglotus). If you don’t already follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, please consider doing so. And, please leave your Twitter and Instagram names in the comments below so I can follow you.
On to the finishes! I’m share my April, May, and June projects in one post.
For April I stitched an old Victoria Sampler from their Beyond Cross Stitch Learning Series. The piece is BSC #5-3 Dove’s Eye and Weaving. I’ve done both of these techniques before on several occasions, so I stitched the design because I really loved it not because it was a teaching piece. (If you want to learn dove’s eyes, this would be a good piece to stitch.) It is stitched on evenweave using DMC and Kreinik threads along with a few Mill Hill beads.
For May I stitched Pizza Slice, one of the new kits from Mill Hill’s 2018 Autumn Harvest series. It is stitched as per the chart using the fibres, paper, and beads included in the kit. I finished the back with a piece of tan felt and attached the magnet that comes in the kit.
And finally, for June I stitched Moonlit Night, another new kit from Mill Hill’s 2018 Autumn Harvest collection. And, again, it is stitched as per the chart with the materials in the kit. I finished the back with black felt and added a hanging cord using leftover floss from the kit.
So, what have you been stitching? I’ve really missed seeing everyone’s finished pieces. Below you will find three different check-in forms, one for each month I missed. Please feel free to enter your finishes in the correct month, or just enter all three of them in June (or two, or one depending on how many you completed). Each list will stay open to new entries until about midnight Eastern time on July 18th. So, you’ve got lots of time to dig up your old posts and share them. Also, please spread the word on your blog, Instagram, and Twitter that I am back in business. I really, really appreciate your support.
Like always, you will get one entry into the end of the year draw for each month you share a finish.
April 2018 Check-In
May 2018 Check-In
June 2018 Check-In
The next check-in will take place on Friday, July 27th. And I promise I won’t miss it.