Saturday, 23 May 2015

Two finishes in one week, or where Alice gets some hair

Hello to all and hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I've not one but two finishes to show you today.  First up is this one by Imaginatings, called Let's Do Coffee.

Let's Do Coffee by Imaginatings
Stitched on 16 count Rustico aida with DMC 3031
Started 9th January 2015, finished 21st May 2015

This is my 8th finish of the 15 projects I started in January for Debbie's Crazy January Challenge, so I'm now officially over halfway!  I know I probably won't finish the challenge as the 15th project I selected was a mini HAED but hey ho.  I'm having fun.

I also finished page 2 of Alice and the Dodo, which I am counting as a mini finish as the pages have over 4000 stitches each!  Alice now has some hair, hairband and part of her forehead.  Here's what she will look like when finished...



And here's where I'm up to...


Alice and the Dodo by GeckoRouge

I'm still really enjoying stitching her and am pleased I have managed to finish more than one page (unlike my progress on Treasure Hunt Bookshelf).

Here's another fun cross stitch news story for you, about a man who got so fed up waiting for his bank to replace his debit card that he cross stitched his own!

Hope to have another stitchy update soon.

Justine

52 comments:

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Congrats on a great finish and of getting 8/15 done! I have 10/30 and I know I'm not going to finish them all either, but I'm happy with my completions. Alice and the Dodo looks great!

Heather said...

Lol that story is great. Good cross stitching progress!

rosey175 said...

Haaah, I remember seeing this story too. I think the thing that struck me the most is the fact that there are so many male stitchers! Here in the boonies it's very much a woman's craft.

Weeee you're ahead of the game so far! That HaED will present a challenge but at this rate you may finish it anyway haha. :D Are you going across or down next on Alice?

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finishes Justine. Love the bank story.

Linda

Justine said...

Thanks Tiffany. 10 finishes already? Wow! I'll look forward to seeing you finish the rest one day.

Linda said...

Well done on your coffee finish. Alice is really coming along too.

Annie said...

I love your new blog look!! And your progress on Alice is wonderful!

Deb said...

Congrats on your finish! Well done.
Who cares if you don't finish a big project this year. As long as you are having fun!

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Cute finish!

gominam said...

That's a very nice finish. Your Alice is looking great:)

Megan Joelle said...

I love coffee too, great finish! Alice is also looking fantastic :) To be fair I think half a page of Treasure Hunt Bookshelf is quite an achievement considering the detail in that pattern-it's a pretty intense stitch!

Happiness is Stitching said...

congrats on your finish, and good work on Alice

Justine said...

Thanks Annie. I'm really enjoying stitching her.

Justine said...

Thank you! I was excited to start stitching hair...

Justine said...

Thank you! I really want to go back to Treasure Hunt Bookshelf as I love it but you're right, there's a lot of confetti!

Pull the other thread said...

Great finish and your progress on Alice is looking wonderful. I can understand your excitement at getting to the focus of the pieces. loving watching you stitch this one.

Sally said...

Love your finish and Alice is coming along wonderfully. You've done great to get two pages finished!

Oh yes I saw that about the man stitching his own debit card! Brilliant!

Lesley said...

Great stitching on Alice and a lovely finish on your coffee design.

Annie said...

Great finish! I love that design. Alice is looking awesome, you're doing wonderful work on her:)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on the finish! 8/15 already is fantastic. Lovely progress on Alice too :D

Barb said...

Alice is looking good and I just love the coffee one.Of course, I am quite the coffee lover.

Preeti said...

Beautiful finish , Justine !! :) You have made a great progress on Alice !

sharine said...

Page finishes definitely count lol. Great stitching:)

Thea Wilson said...

Fabulous work, I love them both xx

Kate said...

Terrific finish, Justine! Congrats! And wonderful progress on Alice :-)

Anthea said...

Justine, wow, the Alice design is SO detailed, my eyes are in pain!

Weronika said...

Congrats on your finish! This is a great progress with Alice. Looks great!

Julie said...

Super finish. Alice is growing so quickly for you.

Renee said...

I love, love, love the Let's Do Coffee piece. Beautiful work! And, how exciting to be able to work on Alice's hair. Page two is a great finish. Thanks for the link on the debit card cross-stitch. How embarrassing for the bank. The related article about the man in Texas being arrested for trying to pay his property taxes with one dollar bills was kind of comical, too.

Beth said...

Alice would be a lifetime project for me! Wow!

Hooked on Stitches said...

Lovely progress and a lovely finish!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Love your coffee finish and you are speeding through Alice :). I love it when cross stitch makes it into the news!

Brigitte said...

More than halfway done on your challenge pieces is really something. And they weren't little somethings so far. Congrats.
Alice is coming along great. It must feel great to have this big colour change from the background to the hair.

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes Justine x

Lumiruusu said...

Alice in Wonderland is really lovely an kind of differen project! Well done!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely finish, I'm a coffee drinker myself.
I'm also a fan of Alice! I'm loving all the anniversary merchandise this year.

Miamina said...

Well done on the lovely finish and the page finish on Alice! They are both amazing!

Katie said...

Wohoo a finish and a page finish. Definitely worth celebrating. Alice looks great!! Keep it up!!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh what a dash of prettyness ...

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh what a dash of prettyness ...

Loretta Oliver said...

Congrats on the finishes :) Let's Do Coffee is one of my favorite of the Imaginatings word samplers.

Jennifer M. said...

I love the coffee design. Awesome progress on Alice. That's a cool design.

Thea Wilson said...

Your finish is gorgeous and I just love your Bond piece, I love Tanya Bond myself having stitched one of hers myself. Fab work!

Thea @  Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

Kaisievic said...

Well done on your finish and great progress on Alice.

Kaisievic said...

I just followed the link to the article - hilarious!

Hooked on Stitches said...

Lovely finishes :)

Steph said...

Fantastic progress on Alice and lovely coffee stitch. XOX

The Crafty Princess said...

Congrats on finishing Coffee! It's look really cool. Alice and the Dodo is coming along really well. Nice work on completing another page on them. It's a wicked chart, love it!
xo Alicia

Chris said...

Amazing stitching on Alice and good work on the coffee stitch finish.
Chrisx

Heather said...

I love your finish! Your work on Alice is amazing! I'm always awed by stitchers like you, who have the patience to stitch HAED designs! Great job!

Lillie said...

Love your coffee finished. Alice is going to be fabulous once finish. WIP looking good.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Wow what an amazing design Alice is. So much stitching but it will be worth it.