Stitchlympics: New Start Marathon
Summer Olympic Challenge: A piece with specialty stitches
I had planned and planned and planned for the new start marathon event of Stitchlympics, but I didn't realize that it was on a weekday instead of a weekend. Shucks. Going to work really puts a dent in my stitching time, LOL. In order to count as a new start, you had to put in at least 50 stitches. I only managed two projects in the time I had after work. The start of a Margaret Sherry Christmas card:
And the beginning of my next Lizzie Kate Round Robin piece (Believe from Living with Charm series):
I also put a few stitches into a 3rd project, but didn't quite manage 50 stitches before I crashed and had to go to bed. This was also what I was going to count as my specialty stitches (the piece had Smyrna crosses), but since I didn't get that far, I got a nil on the Maynia challenge. Forgot to take a picture of what I did manage to do, so I'll have to share that one later.
Stitchlympics: Specialty stitches
Summer Olympic Challenge: A piece with green in it
Didn't do any stitching this day. :(
Stitchlympics: Wind bobbins for 10 minutes
Summer Olympic Challenge: Triathlon, stitch on 3 pieces
I don't usually use bobbins to store my floss at the moment, so I was out for this challenge. And this day was also a non-stitching day (had a date instead).
Stitchlympics: Go For Gold: Stitch with something sparkly
Summer Olympic Challenge: A piece with red in it
This was Saturday, so I finally got some progress to report! For the sparkle challenge, I pulled out the materials to start Brooke's Books Annie the Autumn Witch, and started on her hat brim because it's all Kreinik #8 braid. It was my first time working with a Kreinik braid and it went much easier than I thought it would! I managed to get the whole hat brim done:
I wish you could see it in person, the color is actually a combo of orange, purple, and black that's so nice and Halloween-y and it doesn't come out in the picture at all.
I also started a ladybug design that is a Durene Jones freebie called Love Bug for my red piece. Don't know what I'll do with this when it's finished yet.
The red was the only color I could find in my stash on short notice (the rest are likely all kitted up with something else, so I just did a good chunk of the red outline around the ladybug's spots).
Stitchlympics: Stitch with beads
Summer Olympic Challenge: A piece with animals in it (especially horses if possible)
I had planned on pulling out a Mill Hill project for beading day, but by the time it actually rolled around I didn't have any that were ready for beads yet. So I decided to focus on my Lizzie Kate project instead while watching a movie:
After the movie was over, I didn't really feel like switching projects, so I compromised on the animal piece by stitching while watching The Incredible Dr. Pol, which at least is a show full of animals. Got almost done with the word "believe" before I stopped for the night.
So that brings me up to tonight. We have company coming off so I'm fairly certain I won't be meeting tonight's challenges. But we'll have to see.
How is everyone else's stitching go?