Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ninth finish ABCs of Parenting!

Hello everyone!  I am back with a finish to the project I have been meaning to introduce you to! 

Way back on July 11th I started stitching Lizzie Kate's ABCs of Parenting and I finished it on August 31st.  I received the pattern and threads for Mothers Day.  This one has been on my wish list since I first had my daughter.  The fabric I chose is April Showers 28 count Lugana stitched over two by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie because it picked up all the colors in the design, especially pink and blue for both of my babies. 

Here is the first pic I took after I used up the first skein of the dark blue.

At this point I thought I was about 1/3 of the way finished...but I was wrong.

I am very happy that I was able to finish this project in about a month and a half because it includes weeks where I didnt touch it because I lost my inspiration and the stitching seemed to drag on.

Here are some more progress pics...

But I did love working on this design also.  The words seemed to stitch up quickly and I really enjoyed working on a more simple design.  I didn't work top to bottom and left to right so I did get a little bit off but I think I was able to hide it well in the finished piece.

This was my first time doing a piece this big without using a hoop or frame to stitch it.  I tried using Q Snaps but they kept stretching the fabric too much.  Also this was my first time using hand dyed verigated threads and I really enjoy how they turned out.  

Thanks for taking a look!  I'll be back soon with a YOTA update.  I hope this summer has been filled with lots of stitching and fun for you all!


  1. Wow this looks great! Well done on a fantastic finish! The fabby is just perfect for it. See you for YOTA.

  2. Thank you! I'm looking forward to sharing my YOTA progress next weekend.

  3. Congrats on the gorgeous finish.


  4. It's lovely! Congrats on stitching it up so quickly. I love it! :D

  5. Congratulations on your finish, it looks fantastic!