Monday, January 19, 2015

January Turtle Trot.

Well this is the first time I am taking part in all these SALs.
This is the first time for the Turtle Trot too.

The rules are simple like I had posted earlier :-

Choose 10 pieces for 2015, make progress on them and post pictures on the 10th of each month.
Link back to the blog and check  out others awesome projects.

Here are my 10 projects and progress on a few.

1. Randje Per Week 2015..Havent started yet.

3. EMS August Gladiolus 

4. EMS July Larkspur

5. EMS September Aster.

6. Fleurs DuCiel

7. HAED QS Hearth Of Gold

8. Istitch 2014 Sew Advent SAL 

I finished this on the 10th..Perfect for the turtle trot.

So I chose as my next project

HAED SK Trick or Treat

9. Mirabilia 2012 Holiday Cherub

10. Save The Stitches. Not started yet.

Well thats all for this edition. See you in February with more progress and more finishes.

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new WIP.

As I finished my Istitch Sew Advent SAL I had to choose another project to make it 10.
I had a hard time choosing as loads were screaming pick me, pick me.
 I finally chose HAED SK Trick or Treat. This was a freebie sal on the Yuku board from 2013. Life was very tough for me that year and I couldnt stitch at all. It took me a year from 2013 to 2014 just to finish page 1. Hope to finish Page 2 this year I think.

A progress upto now. I am doing on 18ct Aida.

2015 1st Finish.

Finally I had a finish..My first for 2015..Better late than never!!

2014 Istitch Sew Advent SAL.
I have to finish this into something soon. This is a present for my mum's Patchwork teacher.
Hope she likes it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January 5 2015 WIPocalypse.

This is my very first time writing like this. I am a bit nervous also.

Full moon came and went, elections came and went and I got late making a post for January WIPocalypse.

I was really busy as I had to attend a funeral out of Colombo and then family and we went sight seeing. Then I had some functions in mosque and then we chose our 6th President Maithripala Sirisena. I just hope he fulfills the peoples wishes.

This month's topic is

Introduce yourself, your projects and any goals you have for the year!!

Well I am really bad at introductions. Here is a little about me. My name is Fatema and I am from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I am in my early 30s and I live with my mum and my BFF Rila. I used to live with my grandparents ,but they passed away.
I have been stitching for a very long time now. I consider myself an intermediate stitcher. I still have my very first project. It was a belt for a dress. I also do patchwork and quilting.

My projects..Well I am taking part in the Turtle Trot. So I need 10 projects for that so I chose 10. I had decided to do with 8,but 10 it will be.

I am also doing Randje Per Week 2015 ( No I didnt do the 2014 one, but I have all the charts),Save The Stitches and 2014 Istitch Sew Advent SAL.

I only managed to start two projects upto now. The HAED and The  Mirabilia. I am concentrating more on finishing the Istitch SAL.

Here are the progress pictures :-

HAED QS Hearth Of Gold


Here is the progress for the Istitch

My goals..well they are simple and sweet. To complete 15 projects this year..Why 15 if you ask? As we are in to represent the number 15.

Well this is my first ever WIPocalypse post. I will try to do better in the future.

Monday, January 12, 2015

January YOTA

Ok I think 5 SALS were not enough for me. When I read this I realised UFO SAL AKA YOTA SAL is just for me.

YOTA stands for Year of the Acronym.

For my first YOTA project I have decided to choose HAED SK Trick and Treat. It was a freebie sal on the HAED bulletin board in 2013. I am doing it on 18ct. I am on the 2nd page. I


2015 I have decided to join in a few SALS. I saw many blog SALS, but I know I cant make justice to them all. I joined and left a few. Finally I chose 5 out of which this HAP SAL is one of them.

By now you all must be wondering what is this HAP SAL and what HAP stands for??

Well HAP stands for Huge A** Project. It is a made up acronym.

So for this project I decided another project out of the chosen 10. So right now I have 11 projects on the go.

I decided to do HAED's Old World Map  I had started this on December 1st 2014 for a FB SAL. I dont think I have done even 5% on it.
The finished size is 450 W by 376 H 

The first picture is the design. The second picture is the progress upto January 1st. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 2nd Start

HAED QS Hearth Of Gold

This is  a freebie sal on the HAED Yuku Bulletin board. There are only 14,700 stitches in this. 
I am doing this on 18ct Magic Guide.
This is my first day progress.

2015 1st start.

Mirabilia 2012 Garland Cherub.

I am doing it on unknown colour 18ct Aida. Above is my first day progress. Its my first time doing a Mirabilia. Its a SAL for a FB group. Its going really good with lots of blocks of one colour.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 10 PROJECTS.

I am starting 2015 with the following 10 projects.

There are 6 new starts and 4 carry over 2014 wips.

1. Mirabilia - 2012 Garland Cherub.

     I am doing this on unknown colour Aida using DMC.
   Stitch count is 96 * 112.
I am doing this as a SAL with a facebook group.

  2.    HAED QS Hearth Of Gold. 

Artist is Kevin Daniel.
                                                Stitch count is 100W by 147H.                                                       
I am doing this on 18ct Magic Guide using DMC.
This is a freebie sal on the HAED Yuku Forum.
I am also doing this as a SAL on a facebook group.

3.  Save The Stitches - Blackwork.

                There are 131+ blackwork patterns in this project. It is called Blackwork Journey by Liz Almond.
Stitch Count is 14.29W by 29.29H.
I am also doing this as a SAL on a facebook group.


   This is  a continuation of 2014. I couldnt stitch the 2014 one. Maybe next year...who knows?? 
I cut around 2 meters of fabric for this. Its a huge one. I have yet to choose my floss for this.
 Here is the Link :-  2015 Randje Per Week


Angie creates some beautiful designs. I have joined both of them this year. I havent decided on the fabric, but I know I will be using Anchor floss. I will be stitching on this with another friend.
Stitch count is 275 x 313.


Another Angie's creations. 
Stitch count is 299 x 299. 
Not sure about the fabric and floss.
Part 1 for both will be sent on 10th.  Its election weekend here so will have loads of stitchy time.


             Carol holds some great SALS. I love stitching her designs. I couldnt finish this on time. This will be a present for my mum's patchwork teacher.Hope she likes it as much as I loved stitching on it.

8. EMS JULY Larkspur

An incomplete wip from 2014. It is stitched on some unknown colour Aida. Beautiful flowers by EMS

9. EMS AUGUST Gladiolus

EMS design again. Stitched on some unknwown blue Aida.


EMS design. It is stitched on 14ct Charles Craft Oatmeal Aida. I really love the fabric colour.

These are my starting 10 2015 projects.