SAL Update – DWXS1 #4 & Finish

Last time-

To those who demanded the Doctor’s head, I can oblige –

Apart from that, you’ll notice I put in some background stitches as well. You really didn’t expect me to bore you with the umpteenth update on the background progress, did you? 😀

As I mentioned last time, I had a little floss conversion issue. The replacement for DMC 3747 should have been Anchor 120 and not 1020. In addition, the replacements for DMC 157 and 159 also were Anchor 120, according to my table. Time for a little improvisation.

I had DMC 3747 in my stash, so I used it. For DMC 159 I used ANC 120 as suggested. Then I replaced DMC 157 with ANC 1031. All of them were background stitches, so it wasn’t crucial to use the exact colour.

And I made another adjustment for DMC 793/ANC 177 and DMC 3838/ANC 176 – I swapped them. It made more sense colourwise to have the darker blue floss moved to the border of the design.

The third Doctor Who cross stitch project finished this year and only two more left – not too bad, methinks. 🙂

And last but not least, please welcome our new member Sue at From the Magpie’s Nest. All the links to the other SAL participants are in the left sidebar as usual. (Edit: not, as I’m no longer I’m participatiing). We are scattered around the world in different time zones so not all the postings show up at the same time. Anyway, their sites are always worth visiting as they all have interesting projects on the go. (Apologies – I forgot to mention this last time.)

 

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SAL Update – DWXS1 #3

Last time –

This time –

Lots of single stitches in different colours made progress a little slower than planned. 🙂

The pattern uses DMC colours which I converted to Anchor threads using a conversion table by Purple Kitty Yarns. A little surprise was waiting for me. According to the table, the matching colour for DMC 3747 was ANC 1020. Maybe not quite the match you would expect. 😉

Luckily, I had some DMC 3747 left in my stash from my previous DW project.

There’s another little colour conversion challenge coming up. I’ll tell you about that next time.

SAL Update – DWXS1 #2

I’ve tried basting a piece of fabric to one side of the project – it makes stitching a lot easier. Thanks for the suggestion!

This is where I was last time –

And this is where I’m now –

As always, you’ll find the links to the other SAL participants (Edit: no longer) in the left sidebar. Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth visiting as they all have interesting projects on the go.

New SAL Project: DWXS1

This is a scheduled post. Feel free to leave your comments – I will answer them as soon as possible.

For a while I wondered if I should continue in this SAL as I’m a little indisposed these days but then I decided not to give in.

I’ve got a couple of running projects as well as some kits and patterns, so which one to chose? Finally, I went for my ‘problem child’ which hasn’t seen any progress for about a year. It’s my first Doctor Who cross stitch pattern which I have downloaded from myphotostitch.com, shared by user Solobacc. I’ve only got the pattern, but this is how it’s supposed to look like.

I’m stitching on a scrap of 18 ct. white Aida which is just big enough for the design but too small for a hoop. Maybe that’s why I left it untouched for a while.

After picking it up again, there has been a little progress already.

Southwest Beauties – 6

The sixth and last cactus is done and Southwest Beauties is now finished.

This is the top row:

I have combined six individual cactus patterns from a couple of torn out pages from a German craft magazine, Anna, so I don’t remember the exact volume. I shifted the patterns around until I was satisfied with the layout. Also, I didn’t follow the exact colour scheme but used similar or different floss colours from my stash, taking some liberties in the decoration of the pots as well as with the backstitching.

Here’s my individual take of the cacti:

You’ll find the links to the other SAL participants in the left sidebar (Edit: removed). Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth a visit as they all have interesting projects on the go.

Southwest Beauties – 5

Here’s cactus #5 with the usual alterations on the backstitching. 😉 Only one more to go now.

You’ll find the links to the other SAL participants in the left sidebar. (Edit: removed) Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth a visit as they all have interesting projects on the go.

Southwest Beauties – 4

Cactus # 4, with a few alterations in the backstitching in places where it wasn’t crucial.

You’ll find the links to the other SAL participants in the left sidebar. (Edit: removed) Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth a visit as they all have interesting projects on the go.

Southwest Beauties – 3


The third one in my collection of cacti. I didn’t backstitch the outline, because only two of the cacti had one.

My favorite cactus so far. 🙂

Here’s what I got now:


You’ll find the links to the other SAL participants in the left sidebar. (Edit: removed) Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth a visit as they all have interesting projects on the go.

Southwest Beauties – 2

Just a short post today as I’m away on a photo expedition in town.

The second one in my collection of cacti – the only one that hasn’t got any spines. I omitted some of the backstitching in places where it’s not crucial. Yes, I’m a bit lazy sometimes and I hate unnecessary work. 🙂

You’ll find the links to the other SAL participants in the left sidebar. (Edit: removed) Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth a visit as they all have interesting projects on the go.

Southwest Beauties – 1

I’m back in the SAL with Avis and Claire and everyone else, this time trying my luck as a gardener growing some cacti. Not a project that was on my list but a find when leafing through my small pattern collection searching for something completely different.

As I only had six individual cactus patterns on different torn out pages from a German craft magazine, Anna, I had to make a layout first. I shifted the patterns around until I was satisfied with the layout.

This time I’m not following the exact colour scheme but I’m taking some liberties using similar or different ones from my stash. For instance, I had some green floss left from the Beetles project which I’m using here for the cacti. The pots are stitched in lighter colours than the pattern suggested as I didn’t have the original ones in my stash.

A project that reminds me of a couple of days I spent in Albuquerque many years ago. I love the colours and the designs of the Southwest.

I have moved the links to the other participants in this SAL to the left sidebar. (Edit: removed) Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth a visit as they all have interesting projects on the go.