Projects Galore

I have a few projects going on, with a little bit of progress on each of them this month. Since I usually don't have a lot of WIPs, it feels like a flood of projects to me. 🙂 I'd expected September to be pretty busy life-wise, but Murphy strikes again, because some of the necessary-evil … Continue reading Projects Galore

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

The August section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL had a solid rounded motif that I didn't know how to proceed with--I didn't want a big, rounded blob of a motif in there. Eventually, I decided to fill it up with back stitches--yes, the very type of stitches that I have a love-hate … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

Red as a Rose | Collaborative Project

My super-creative sister and I joined forces a while ago to make an anniversary card for our parents! ❤️ (I love our collaborations and challenges.) I hope you'll check out her blog to read more. Hello and welcome! I am showing off today a card I made, with my sister providing the gorgeous, cross-stitched roses!! … Continue reading Red as a Rose | Collaborative Project

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

The July section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL is the smallest as the number of stitches go, but it was just as fun as all of the other sections. This month, it was all about the horizontal spaces between the main square-shaped sections. The stitching went smoothly, since I didn't change my … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

The June section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL was a bag of mixed results. It went on okay almost till the end, then it gave me some problems. When I charted out the colors, I liked what I saw. I've been happy with the number of combinations I can make with the … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

Helix Hat

Here's the hat that I'd been knitting for my mom! I made this hat after frogging the Grimm Hat project from earlier, which had turned out a tighter fit than we'd expected. I used the same yarn for this hat too, and held the yarn double just like I did earlier. My mom'd liked the … Continue reading Helix Hat

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /6

I'm done with the May section of my Linen and Threads MSAL, and it was a pleasant experience when it comes to experiments. I didn't want to fill up the 'feathery' parts with a single block of color, so I tried out some gradients in this section - I moved from one color to another … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /6

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Well, I seem to have gravitated towards blue for the April section of my Linen and Threads MSAL... I'd thought of adding more colors to the light blue sections, but in the end, I went with a single color. The newly-revealed May section also has similar huge components, and this time around, I think I'll … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

I eventually completed the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL, after I worked on the border of the April section as a kind of a break. For the March section's flowers, I stuck with my idea of a 'scribbly' version, with one strand each of yellow and red held together. This resulted in … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Oh the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I'm still plodding through it since March turned out to be a busy month. I seem to have finished about 3/4th of the section so far. There are flowers in the gaps between the greens, which I will get to next. I'd kept the flowers … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3