Friday, August 11, 2017

Sparkly

Hi stitchers

Week 2 was Passione Ricamo week and I stitched Moon Sweet Moon.

I had a goal this week to finish step 2 and I did that with a little more. Yay me.

Before 


And now


It will been nice now to stitch with everyday DMC

Happy Stitching!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Off With Her Head

Hi stitchers

I have been stitching the queen mermaid and I'm so happy with the progress I've made this week.

Warning she doesn't have a head, ya a Queen without her head. Lol

Before


And now


She will get her head in a few weeks time, or maybe sooner, not sure.

I see the finish line with her but want to stitch on other charts, a little rotation if you will.

One chart per week for maybe four weeks and again, we will see how it goes. It can change.

I also hope to blog once a week now, so you can see any progress I make or not.

A few new starts will also happen as I go. 

Lots to come, Wips, new starts, heaven and earth, and a few old ones maybe.

Till next week Happy Stitching!!!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mosaic

Hi stitchers last night I finished my 1st mosaic kit

I like cross stitch better I have to say. You will see the 2 other kits at a later date.

Here she is



She doesn't look happy to me.

So after that I miss my stitching.

Now what to stitch? So many to choose.

Happy Stitching !!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Craft Show

Hi stitchers

Well the craft show was a big let down, I'm so disappointed. Last time I went there was so many exhibits for cross stitch, kits, charts and fabrics. 

This year I only got to see one and it was little. Very little.

Linen and threads, I don't use linen as you guys know by now and other then I few Mirabilla charts not much for me. Not any fantasy stuff.

I did get Enchanted Mermaid from her as I've had my eye on this one for a while.


There was 3 mosaic kit places and I got 3 little ones all from the same place.
I want to try it and the fairies are pretty.




And I got a needle minder


That's it, if I had known there was no cross stitch I would have saved my money and got something online, which I might still do.

I think that's it with me and craft shows from now on, everything I get will be in a store or online.

Happy Stitching !!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PR Sal

Hi stitchers

I needed to put April Fairy away and as I was looking for what to stitch next I found the PR Sal right down the bottom. It needed some love.

So here is the lady I was stitching before it went away


And now all done but for beads


And I stitched another lady


I have 5 more to stitch before I can have fun with the beading, and it's done.

Tomorrow I go to a craft show in the city, I've saved up for it and can not wait. Hope to find lots of great stitching stash. So looking forward to it.

Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

QS April Fairy

Hi stitchers 

I have page 6 QS April Fairy all stitched up. I love her blue eyes.

Thanks for your comments she has been a nice stitch so far but I thought page 6 would never end.

I've been watching a lot of flosstube as I stitch her, I've never watched it before and there's so many. Who do you love/like to watch? and I will look them up. 

So here she is, I really like how she looks so far.


That's all of row 2 done.

I don't know if I will keep going on page 1 or do something else.
Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I stitched a page

I think it's been a while since I've stitched a hole page or finished one that was started.

Here is QS April Fairy before 


And now with page 4 finished


The hair had so many different pinks and gold/brown colors in it. 
I think I have 2 pages full of hair to look forward to that's going to be fun.

Until next time Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Little bit of stitching

Right now I can not stay on any chart maybe because it's been real busy lately, or its just me.
This week will be better, I will have more time.

Anyway here is what I've been stitching 

Mini Pirate page 11 got started. I did around 11 or 12 blocks of 10 by 10.
You can now see another rock.


Mystery Sal Moon Sweet Moon. It not a mystery anymore.
I'm not going to show you what she will look like so it's still a mystery on my blog but she is pretty.
I'm thinking of still stitching her in the steps.

Here is what I've stitched with step 2 and no it's not done but I'm moving on.
A little more moon


I don't know what I'm going to stitch now, I'm thinking the Queen mermaid.
Until next time Happy Stitching!!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Finish

Hi 
There was a problem with the line up of the mystery Sal chart between step 1 and 2. 
When I found where I was to keep going it kind of put me off stitching it.
I will get back to it just not now. Sorry.
Oh and I had to order more kreinik anyway.

I thought I would go back to where this year started for me and I now have a finish.

Hide n Squeak


It took all Saturday to stitch the backstitching and I think I liked it better without it but I'm not going to unpick it all no way.

So what do you think?

Now onto something that has no backstitch, so over the backstitching for a while.

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mystery Sal Starts

Hi all

Here is step 1 of the mystery Sal I'm doing. 


I hope my counting is right and its on the right spot with the fabric.

MS is called Moon Sweet Moon

I'm using fabric from Sew it all called stormy sky and its 16 count Aida.

So far it's very sparkly. I'm doing all the backstitch and any beads last.

And here is a update on the Queen mermaid, she has been put away for now as I've been coloring my animorphia coloring book.


My next post should be step 2 on the sal. Happy Stitching!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter With A Mermaid

Hi, Happy Easter to all my stitchy friends 



I would like to thank the 3 lady's who helped me find a new place for threads and beads. 
I went with 123 stitch and hope I get them in the mail soon. 

So I'm still stitch the queen mermaid and here is a update on her


I'm hoping to stitch her over Easter. I want to move on to A Stitch In Time but right now I'm staying with my queen. 

I was thinking the other day as I was looking at a few blogs that we show our stitching but not what we use. Eg type, size of frame if we use one. A few charts I see like the huge heaven and earth ones I would love to know how people handle all the fabric. 

So I ask you out there on your blog if you have one to take a photo of your frames with your stitching and also how you hold them if not by hand. Pass the question along on your blogs? 

If you ask me I would say most of the time i use my hand to hold and stitch, I used to use a frame for the small ones but now I don't. For a really big heaven and earth one like a stitch in time I'm using a big frame here is a photo, it needs a like fix and then I hope to stitch again on it.


It's not a great photo but you get the idea.

Happy Easter and I hope you find lots of time to eat chocolate and stitch! Look forward to seeing how you all stitch.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Queen Mermaid

Hi, I would like to thank you for all your best wishes for my mum. 
She is doing ok, has a long list of things she can and can not do for a year but with my help she will be ok.

On to stitching

Here is before


And now


I ready like the colors and stitching her. 

I've joined up to Passione Ricamo Mystery Sal MO5. 
It starts 1st May. 

Don't know if I will be starting then.

I need help!

I've been trying to get the Kreinik and Petite Treasure braid rainbow galley threads and mill hill beads. The place I go to has closed down on me and now I don't know where to go.

Can anyone tell me of a place that sends to Australia or is in Australia that has all the above in one place and a big huge range? I don't want to go to 3 different places if possible. 

Please help.

That's it for now Happy Stitching

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sorry it's been a while.

Hi, sorry I have not posted in a few weeks, so not like me.
My mum has been in and out of hospital like a yo yo since December. She will be having major surgery this Thursday so it might be a while before I can post again.

On to the good news in my family, we have a new baby girl added. My niece had her 2nd baby, she now has one of each a boy called Rivah and a new girl called Savannah born 7th March, who I did bear for baby.

Now it's all done.


I did a little stitching on mini pirate 

Here is before


And now


Right now I've been stitching the queen mermaid and I really like it so I'm going to keep going.

Here is before


And today


I will get there Happy Stitching!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Plans change

Hi, I've been so busy and when I do have time I have not wanted to stitch on hide.
Not a lot has been done.

I say in my title plans change because I've been stitching mini pirate for the last 2 days when I can at night and I'm loving it.

So I know I would stitch charts by month, I'm not going to do that anymore but you will still see all the charts I said I was going to stitch this year and the new one hide n squeak will get done sometime this year too. That is my hope.

So update on hide n squeak 


My next post will be on mini pirate with a page finish.
Hope you all understand my change of plans, I did say I never keep them.

Happy stitching!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hide Again

I'm still stitching on Hide n Squeak. 

I'm going to finish this chart before I move on even if it goes into February, which I think it will. 

I'm having a hard time just being able to stitch for any length of time, so it's a little here and there over the week, when I can fit it in.

So here is my weeks update


Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

New Start

Hi Yes a new start, I wanted something not so big and found out most charts and kits I have are just that, huge or big with lots of stitching. 

So this new start is from cross stitch crazy, I don't know what issue. I just keep the charts I like and thou away the magazine. 

It's called Hide n Squeak

Here is what I've got done this week


Not as much as I was hoping for but its a start.

I love this fabric, the photo doesn't really show you but it blue, green and purple. It from sew it all and called mist forest and it does have a forest feel to it. It 16 count Aida but it feels more like 18 so not sure on that. 

Chart was for a 14 count so it's not as big on my fabric and I'm ok with that.

I don't know if I will keep stitching this as Queen mermaid is calling, I think it's because it's the February stitch and next on my list, so I'm feeling a little bad not stitching her right now.

What would you do? Keep stitching hide n squeak or start back up with Queen mermaid?

Until next time
Happy Stitching!!! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Finished

Well kind of. Now I just have to wait for baby to be born, for a name and date of birth.
 I've been told it's going to be a girl.

I really liked stitching this one.


Now what to stitch next? Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bear For Baby

So far so good with my 2017 plan for January with bear for baby. 

Here is what it was


And now


It would be great if I finish before the end of January. 
If so I get to stitch whatever I feel like until the next month. 

I do like stitching this bear when I get the time.

Happy Stitching!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Page 10 Mini Pirate

Today I finished page 10 on my pirate. 

Before I show you mine, heaven and earth have a new freebie to let you all know.


My page 10 Pirate 


I don't know what to make of the rock that's done in pinks, it looks better when you take a step back, like the photo.

Hope to do lots of stitching in 2017!! Happy New Year!

Now to stitch Bear For Baby.