A La-D-Da-A-Thon!

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I have been working on 4 La-D-Da designs this past week. And because I have one more in my “Do in 2018” pile and another on the way, neither of which I can justify starting without a finish, I needed a La-D-Da-A-Thon! But lest you think I neglected the Just Nan birth record (Baby Celebration) I did not! So I will show you that first.

Some of what I did was that time-consuming detail work in the almost finished bands, backstitching, over-one etc. And then I added the satin stitch triangles band and made the white lace and floral bands. Now I just need to do the rice stitch band, the top picture, and put in the name! SO CLOSE!

And now on to the La-D-Da’s!

First up is “In the Sweet.”

It’s FINISHED! This was a complete kit with backing and trim so now I’ll get it finished up into a pillow. I love this. I picked it up right after my Grandma died in January this year and although I’m not sure the style or verse are particular to HER, the sentiment is particular to ME, so that’s why it’s important.

Next is Lazy Alphabet. Of course. I’m always raving how much I love it. Here I am  working on the top third. It almost feels like starting over since the bottom bit is so filled in. But I know it will come along quickly.

Now if you read regularly you will know I was working on Leaping Cat back in the spring but got frustrated with it. So I put it away. I pulled it out again this week to work on something I knew I *could* do without frustration: the alphabet. I figured I couldn’t mess it up and it would get the momentum going again. So I made a little progress on the alphabet and it’s getting there.

I worked on Kitty too. He’s done now except for his toes and he’s so cute!

My fourth La-D-Da is Merry Christmas from Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2009.

I am using the recommended silk from Gloriana, on a lighter than suggested 40 ct linen. So I am using my magnifier, which is not so bad, but am wondering if the lighter linen is a good choice because the lightest sections of floss seem to be getting lost. Nonetheless, I will continue with it as is because I like working with the materials I have chosen. We’ll see how it comes out and if I don’t love it, I will try it again on darker linen.

So that was my week in stitching! It was quite enjoyable! Thanks for visiting me!

5 Responses

  1. Joanne P

    Lovely work. I’m not so familiar with La Di Da’s designs. I think I’ve only stitched one but these are lovely. I like lettering and that cat is so much fun.

  2. Your Baby sampler is amazing, everything is so beautiful!
    Congrats for the finish, it is so lovely! La-D-Da designs are gorgeous, you have so pretty projects in your hands! 🙂

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