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Summer stitching

Finally I´m able to blog again. My laptop crashed again but has now been fixed. I have been busy stitching though and here is an update of some of the things I finished this summer.

In middle of August I took my family on a little vacation. We stayed in a summer house in Húsafell for a week. We had the best time. We did some sight seeing, relaxed in the hot tub and we tried to take a walk but were too busy picking blueberries on the way so we didn´t get very far 🙂 LOL

I managed to get a lot of stitching done over there. First of all I finished By Golly Be Jolly. As you can see I changed the words into Icelandic.

By Golly - Be Jolly
By Golly Be Jolly by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 32 ct linen with DMC

I also started something new. Don´t bug me when I´m stitching! This is a kit I bought in Florida in summer 2008 and have been meaning to stitch it ever since. I finally dit it and the plan is to finish it as a pinkeep and hang it on my stitching lamp. I translated the words into Icelandic just to make sure my kids understand them!

Don´t bug me when I´m stitching
Don´t bug me when I´m stitching by the Sweetheart Tree

Two of my coworkers had their babies this summer. Sara got a girl and Eva got a boy. Of course I had to stitch them both a baby card.

Babycards

And now for some ATC´s. I´m totally hooked on them.

July Theme 1 - Pay it foward
July ATC – Pay it foward sent to Line in Abu Dhabi
We all had to stitch the same design

August birthday ATC
August Birthday ATC stitched for Angie Monroe in USA

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Bumble bee and a new HAED start

I just can´t put my needle down these days and so I have another finish.  It´s the Bumble bee in the Garden Party series from CCN which I actually started in April.  I wanted to do something that I could finish soon and so I decided it was time to finish this one.


Bumble bee ‘Garden Party Series’ by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched with Cresent Colours on 32 ct Linen Flax

Now I have finished 3 out of 4 and I have only the Butterfly left. I think I will start it soon but it might take a while to finish it.

I have a new HAED start! I´m taking part in July-Dec Freebie SAL on HAED Bulletin board. It started July 1st and we had 5 pieces to choose from. I chose SK Sunny just because I love all the vibrant colours in her. Here is how she will look like when she´s finished.

And her is my start after 2 hours of stitching. I better keep on going!


Stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct white linen

Finally here is a July birthday ATC I stitched for Line who lives in Abu Dhabi. I hope she will like it 🙂

More of Round Robins and ATC´s

Ru´s Round Robin took a month to get here from Australia and we were getting a bit worried it had gotten lost when it finally showed up. Her theme is Precious Moments girls as she wants it to go into her daughters room when finished. I choose to stitch her Some day my prince will come and I think it came out really well.

And here is Ru´s Round Robin before I sent it to Jessica.

I took part  in June´s exchange on the ATC group on Facebook and decided to do both themes this time.

Theme 1 was Letter N which I sent to Laura Borst in Scotland.

Theme 2 was Fifa which I sent to Christopher Colin in Australia.

More of Red Poppy and ATC

I´ve been working really really hard on my Red Poppy and just finished page 5 which was her arm and wing. Doesn´t she look gorgeous!

Now I need to take a little break from her to work on a Round Robin but will pick her right back up when I´m done.

I joined a new group on Facebook called Cross stitch ATC.  ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards and measures only 2,5×3,5 inches. We sign up every month for an exchange of 1 or 2 themes. Since this was my first time I decided to do only 1 theme. This month of May Theme 1 was Letter C.  This was so much fun and I think I´m totally hooked from now on. This is such a quick stitch but so pretty and enjoyable. Here is my Letter C which I sent to Kerrie in UK.