Stitching Saturday: Current Progress on All WIPs #14

It’s been a long day, but I’m still making this post 🙂

I’ve been primarily focusing on Gwen, formerly known as Witch, and she’s nearly done now. Here is what she looked like last week:

And here is where my lovely is now:

All of the spaces in the dress are where beads are supposed to go, and the flowers have beads in them as well. I’ll get to those this week, and I already have an idea on how I want to finish this completely.

I didn’t keep track of stitch count and since this a knock off pattern of a Nora Corbett design all I can tell you about the fabric is it’s 18 ct, and the floss is cotton. The beads are an off brand as well. I highly recommend buying an actual pattern by Nora Corbett so she gets paid for her talent.

Peppermint Purple SAL

This is still such fun to do! I’m enjoying all the different fillers this designer is coming up with. I decided to drop my membership to the “club” because I didn’t see where I was getting all that much more than non members were getting where the SAL is concerned. I can still get the fillers as a non member.

Here is where it was last week:

And here is where we are this week:

I’m working this project on 25ct Natural Lugana with the crosses being 2 over 2 and the backstitches being 1 over 2. I’m also using DMC cotton floss. I have about 10,144 stitches in this now. It’s going to be amazing when it’s done, and I may just make a small pillow out of it.

Last but not least is:

Girl With the Pearl Earring

This one has been a bit odd looking, but there is a method to my madness as I make sure there’s enough room to finish her this time. Here is where she was last week:

And here she is this week:

Yup, she’s still weird looking, but I promise she won’t be when you see her next week.

This is a chart based on a famous painting by Johannes Vermeer. I am working it on 14ct black Aida with cotton DMC floss called for in the chart. I’ve worked 623 stitches so far, and they’re 2 over 2.

Once Gwen the Witch is complete, I’ll add Land Baby back to the line up so I can get more work done on it. I might add a small as well but not right away.

I hope you liked what I had for you today. I will have my Market Recap #2 tomorrow.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!


2 thoughts on “Stitching Saturday: Current Progress on All WIPs #14

  1. The blackwork would look super-amazing as a pillow! I’m really waiting for you to finish it now. 😉

    You seem to have made much progress on The Girl! Having seen her a million times, I can actually picture her from your stitching. I’m looking forward to your updates on her. I can’t say this enough, but I do admire your courage 😉 for your use of black fabric. I’ve been inspired to buy black fabric recently as well, and hope to make something nice with it some time.

    Gwen / The Witch looks just beautiful, and I’m sure the beads will add so much more bling. Can’t wait to see her again.


    1. Thank you so much for all the kind words! I actually chose to work Girl on black so as not to have to stitch the black surrounding her – that much of a solid color would have put me off doing her. She’s going to be a present to my daughter in law, Em, when she’s done. Surprisingly, 14 ct black isn’t that hard to work on. 25ct black Lugana is another story,

      I’d like to see what you make with the black you bought.

      Gwen/The Witch is an amazing project with just the right amount of beading to be fun. I hope I get her done this week, but we’ll see.

      The SAL is a blast to do and yet again, I’m glad I decided to join it. The designer at Peppermint Purple is talented.

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