Sunday, May 28, 2017

I'm Back! Well, Sort Of.

It's been so long since I've posted - I've missed you all. The health issues are being resolved, but it may be a while before the energy levels are back to normal. Meh!

I have been doing some stitching and knitting, more of the latter than the former, but I thought I would get you caught up.

I was knitting some outfits for a little doll (5") and I think I had finished the first one.

Here is #2

and #3

with blanket.

I gave this set to my Seniors' Centre as a raffle for our Spring Tea and it was very popular, but now all the seniors who have young granddaughters want me to knit outfits for them!

So here is set 2, with a smiling doll instead of a pouty one. Outfit #1

and #2.

There is still a bunting bag and a blanket to go for this set.

I've been pretty much keeping up with my Christmas Ornie SAL 2017, so it looks like this,

12 Dragonlets of 2012 by Dragon Dreams Inc. I will stitch #6 on this row - you can see my start - and then do #7-10 on the next row, then #11 & 12 on the next row, centred and hopefully it will have a Christmas tree shape.

The only other piece I have worked on at all has been my heron. What it will look like eventually,

where I was the last time I posted,

and now.

Much better fabric colour on the second picture. The eye is done 1 over 1 along with the dragonfly, so I will do them at the end.


Vickie said...

Oh Bea, I hope and pray you are well now my friend.
Your doll outfits are absolutely darling! I see why they are in demand! And good work keeping up with cross stitch as well.

Tiffstitch said...

So glad to hear from you and that you're improving. I hope things continue that way for you! Beautiful work on everything!

cucki said...

So glad to hear from you that you are improving ..sending you hugs and love x

FlashinScissors said...

So glad to hear from you, Bea! And that your health is improving.
Love the doll's outfits, and the cheery doll. Great work on all your cross stitch too!
Barbara x

Khristine Doiron said...

Those doll clothes are so sweet!! And it is so nice to see all your Dragonlets at once! I had forgotten you were stitching them in the shape of a Christmas tree. I think it will turn out great! Your heron is going to be one beautiful piece! Your stitches are so even! Gorgeous!!

Mini said...

Good to have you back. These doll clothes are lovely and you made so many of them.
The Heron is beautiful.

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

Nice to see you back! The knitted outfits are very sweet and I love the way you are stitching the 12 Dragonlets too.

Cathy said...

I wondered why I hadn't seen any posts from you, but then I haven't been posting either. I love all the doll outfits you made; they are adorable. I'm glad you've found some time for stitching, too.

Julie said...

Lovely to see a post from you Bea, I hope you are soon feeling much better.
Delightful outfits for two very lovely dolls.
The dragonlets look cute.

Faith... said...

Glad to see you are starting to improve and you are back online. Those doll outfits are adorable and looks like you are going to be busy with those knitting needles! Great progress on your Heron.

beadgirl said...

I hope your health continues to improve!

Your outfits for the dolls brings back a lot of memories for me; I had a babysitter who would knit clothes for my Cabbage Patch doll.

Barb said...

I just found your blog on Our Stitcher of Week blog by Jo and enjoyed it, so am following you. Glad you are doing better and hope to see more posts from you. Your dolls are darling and I liked your stitching pieces. Nice blog.