Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gifted and IHSW September

Hi Stunners!!!

This months Gifted Gorgesousness SAL and IHSW were so close I thought it would be more prudent to moosh them into one post.  

This months GG is Supersized Butterfly Ball Max Colours by Aimee Stewart from HAED. My months progress on this crazy confetti piece. The chart was a gift from my lovely friend Nina. 

And for the IHSW weekend I managed to finish the row. THis puts me at the halfway point for the HAED challenge #3. It's the large format chart so to qualify I have to stitch just under 1 and a half pages. It's pretty slow going with all the colour changes but well worth if for the detail. I've decided to go down the chart instead of across as I just can't face another page of confetti yellow/browns.  So the next colour coming up is a beautiful lavender shade on the tree. 

As you can see I have a ways to go yet. But I can't wait till I reach the fairies! 

I'll be continuing with this one till the next GG or at least till I finish the challenge, the deadline coincidentally is Oct 15th so just in time for GG SAL. 

Those of you lucky enough LOL to be friends with me on fb know that I have recently overhauled the craft room. Thanks to Rai Rai's group craft storage ideas, I was inspired to tackle this problem.

I have now got a clear and workable craft room. I even found the natural colour of my carpet and my lost Crafty Diamond Tiara which I used to wear when I was stitching. So win win all around. 

Now I don't have to pull everything out when I need something as I have logged and tagged everything on my X-stitch app. It took 3 full days but it's done now. Woo Hoo!!!!

Hopefully this will mean more wips progress as that's one job that I don't need to worry about.

Off to check everyone's progress now. 

Take care of yourselves and if you have a choice, choose happiness.

Love you

xoxo Alicia


  1. Good work on cleaning up the craft room, now you have many hours of happy stitching ahead of you without guilt! Kim -

  2. You have made impressive progress on this stunning design!
    I absolutely LOVE it but think you're insane coping with all the confetti :)
    Well done and keep stitching, I'm looking forward to your next update!

  3. Amazing progress. The detail on this piece is fantastic and you got a lot done. Well done for getting your craft room organized, that can be a big job.

  4. You've made great progress on this WIP. Any chance of showing us some photos of your craft room. I love to look at other peoples stash ;-) Congrats on the organisation though xx

  5. Wonderful progress Alicia. Its a beautiful design.


  6. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Love the colours you've stitched in this design even if it was a lot of confetti!
    Nice to know the craft room is sorted too. I have a craft cupboard in the utility room and two craft corners in the living room and the bedroom. I wish I could have it all in one room but not unless a child leaves home LOL

  7. That is a beautiful piece and great progress. The confetti can drive you crazy until you step back and look at it, then it's WOW! Congrats on sorting out your craft room - I'm still not finished putting mine back together after moving a year ago. Eep!

  8. Love seeing the progress. Congrats on getting your craft room organized. Happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~

  9. I love this piece and your progress looks fabulous! Congrats on cleaning up and organizing your craft room; that is always a major accomplishment that makes you feel good. I always try to choose happiness - the alternative just doesn't work for me!

  10. Beautiful work on you Butterfly Ball, it looks like soooo much confetti, but the depth is amazing. I'm looking forward to next months update, good luck with the challenge =)

  11. Love this chart. happy stitching x

  12. Beautiful work on this gorgeous project. I enlarged the photo as I am reading on my phone on the train and almost squealed out loud at how much confetti and how neat your stitching is! Great job.
    I'd love to see a photo of your craft room too! And your tiara.


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