Friday, 10 October 2014

Mega Mini Monthly Madness Post 2

I'm enjoying Mega Mini Monthly Madness!  This is a really fun SAL organised by Pull The Other Thread in which we work on minis all month and post our progress each week.

My own personal challenge was to reduce some of my stash of magazine cover kits.

So, here's my progress for the week...


Margaret Sherry Christmas Mice
from World of Cross Stitching magazine

Emily Peacock bookmark
from Cross Stitcher magazine

And I also found these cute reindeer in my stash which just needed finishing into cards!

I was quite disappointed with the Emily Peacock bookmark.  The piece of aida included in the kit wasn't big enough to stitch all of the design, and the cardboard bookmark backing included wasn't long enough either.  I love the colours and enjoyed stitching it but this made it a disappointing project over all.

Next out of the bag is another World of Cross Stitching one from earlier in the year.  I don't think I am going to get them all finished as I'd hoped, as I had 18 kits (now 16) but I am enjoying these quick stitches.

I also caved in and signed up for autoship of the CCN Classic Ornaments Collection, and finished my first one last week.


I haven't finish finished it yet.  As always this was a lovely stitch.

In another news I am keeping up with the Halloween SAL arranged by Stitchers Anon.  There are 21 of us in this SAL.  I will share a photo in my next post but in the meantime if you can, head over to Stitchers Anon and enter her fantastic raffle in aid of breast cancer research.  There are some wonderful prizes, some of which have been handmade by fantastic stitchers.

Hope you are all well and getting lots of stitchy time!

Justine

20 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh the little mice turned out so cute!!! I'm a step closer to stitch mine, I actually got everything ready :) I did stitch the little reindeer last year, I think they look just perfect :) Have a great weekend xoxo

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love those MS Mice! Do you happen to know which magazine they were from? I might have to look for one on Ebay!

Tricia

Neilteil said...

I love the Christmas mice and reindeer! All your finishes look great :)

Pull the other thread said...

Lots of great mini progress so far Justine. The mice are really cute. The bookmark looks great but I can understand why it made a disappointing project to work on.

Preeti said...

You made lots of progress. Cute finishes:)

cucki said...

Super cute finishes xx

rosey175 said...

Wow that's a lot of progress! It's a shame the bookmark was a bit disappointing; it looks so fun though! And those angels are adorable.

RuthB said...

Dang! Someone bought the special turbo-charged needles I guess. Whew-- all your progress makes me tired (and jealous). congrats--- and even though the bookmark disappointed, it looks very nice. We'll never tell is was supposed to be longer.

Linda said...

I absolutely love those little mice and the deer Justine. Fantastic job and your getting so many done.

Linda

Shannon K said...

Love all of your finishes! Great job! :)

Katie said...

Wow! Love them all. That is disappointing about the bookmark but it turned out really cute. Keep up that gorgeous stitching!!

Beth said...

Lots of wonderful stitching Justine. The reindeer are terribly cute.

Michelle said...

Lovely work Justine I adore the Angels on High one xx

CJ said...

Great post, I love all the minis, I am getting ready to start my second today. Plan to do lost of stitching and watch football with hubby.

Thoeria said...

Great great stitches Justine!! Love the MS mice :) Her pieces are always so cute and just screams stitch me!!
I can understand your disappointment with the cover kit ....my gripe is about the same,,,,they either have just about enough supplies in them to finish it....or they have really shoddy threads that knot and break ....very frustrating! But you did great with the bookmark :)

Rhona said...

Wow....you had a very productive week! What great finishes.

Julie said...

Such sweet finishes, the little mice and reindeer are really cute.

Brigitte said...

Oh Justine, they are so so sweet, your Margaret Sherry mice. I do love all her designs but these mice are so very special. And so are the reindeer. These magazine kits are not bad. Besides the bookmark one. The design is very lovely but not the fact that the supplies provided weren't big enough. That's a shame.

Shebafudge said...

They are all really cute, even if the bookmark was a bit of a pain!

stacy said...

Hello Justine ! je reconnais une des ces charmantes petites souris, trop craquante merci mille fois ! amitiés