Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Day 13

I got more time to stitch today, yay me!

Day 13 chart is a Jardin Prive ciseaux and bobines (Scissors and Coils)
Fabric 16 count Aida iced coffee by sew it all

I'm not going to stitch the alphabet but I have ideas on what I'm going to stitch in its place. I'm not one to stitch abc charts but I love the rest of it.

I think my taste in charts is changing a bit as in the past I would not have even looked at this type of pattern. Now I like it.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 12

Thanks for your comments. I've been starting a lot more charts then I thought I would be.

Day 12 is called Italian lady by Shannon Christine ( I like so many of her charts)

Fabric 16 count Aida Autumn glade by stitches and spice, they are no more sadly.
Photo is bad but it's like a tan with pink.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Day 11

Busy night so posting now.

Day 11 chart is for my mum and has no time limit on it. Chart sweet bears by soda stitch.

Fabric 18 count white by sew it all. Mum wanted white, myself I liked it on a light brown or light pink but it was her choice.

Not much was stitched and its white on white so hope you can see my little start.



Looks like a candy cane right now but it's the middle of the chart and the table cloth.

Happy Stitching!!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Day 10

Hi stitchers,
I didn't want to stop stitchin this.

Day 10 chart let it snow
Fabric 18 count forget me not blue by sew it all

I hoped the fabric would be a darker blue, not light but it will work. Photo doesn't show the color much.


Part of the big key


I can not wait until this is all over. I'm having fun but I want to stitch on a few charts longer.

Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time for a Christmas stitch yes day 9

Day 9 

I love this chart, the words are great because most Christmas's I'm buying for myself what I want.
You give your family a list and you don't get anything on it. That's me. Oh well, it is what it is. Thought that counts anyway right?.

Sadly I can not do anymore as I've lost one of the threads I need, or did not get it. So have to order a weeks dye works thread. Sigh. This chart is a fast stitch too.

Chart called Dear Santa, I've been good

Fabric 16 count Aida stone by sew it all


If you can not read it it says 

Dear Santa, I've been good all year. Ok, most of the time. Once in a while. Forget it. I'll buy my own presents.

Tomorrow's going to be hard as I'm Christmas cooking, cakes, cookies and such so even if it's only a little stitching that would be good.

Thanks for letting me know what sal's your doing, if you hear about anymore let me know please.

Happy stitching!!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Day 8

Day 8 was a kit called Hydrangea in bloom

Fabric was in the kit 18 count ivory Aida 


So I have a question do you know of any stitch alongs that are happening in 2018?

Not that I need anymore stitching but I would like to still know please.

Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Days 5 to 7

Hi stitchers

Not much was stitched but every stitch counts right?

Day 5 I call this chart ABC stitch and can not wait to stitch this again.

Fabric 18 count Aida by sew it all


Day 6 chart Halloween greetings fae, I call it Halloween magic.

Fabric 16 count Aida monster mash by fabulous fabrics


And today day 7 was the never ending moon in moon sweet moon

Before 


And now



Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 4

Day 4 tonight I want to read so this is all I'm stitching.

Chart Wisteria Pixie


And my start


Fabric is 16 count Aida swallow by sew it all
Photos not that great to show off the fabric sorry.

Thanks for all your comments.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 3

Day 3 chart was a wip, I did not want to stop stitching it.

The fairy and the dove

Before 


Day 3

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Day 2 of 25 days of cross stitch

Hi again,

Day 2 the chart is from a book of months. I plan to stitch everyone of them.

This is January.

Fabric is 18 count Aida by sew it all

Thread for the word January is weeks dye works 4131 fiesta, I've never used weeks before and have to say I like the classic better but love the color changes in it.


Happy stitching!!

25 Day of cross stitch begins

Hi stitchers,

Day 1 chart is Halloween Quaker 


Fabric 16/18 count Aida Dappled Light by sew it all

I could not wait for 1st dec to start so here is before


And Day 1


Not much as it was a busy day that ended with a headache, but I got a few stitches in.

It was also my first time using classic color works threads, they are nice to stitch with. I like them.

On to day 2. Happy stitching!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

3 new starts into 1 big finish

Hi stitchers,

I have never stitched a snowman. I have never wanted to, I don't get any snow. Most snowman also have something to do with Christmas but my Christmas is in summer and hot.

So why did I have to stitch 3? Maybe it was the colors.

I'm now over stitching snowman and also beading, so much beading.

3 Jim shore, mill hill kits 




Pinecone snowman 


Snowy owl snowman 


Evergreen snowman 


Fabric is 14 ct Aida snowfall opalescent by sew it all.

Also in November I stitched a little on

Moon sweet moon

Before


Now


And Storykeep seasons

Before


And now, it gone really dark and I don't know it I like it. Not much in the way of how the girl is to look.


That's it. 
Now to get ready for my 25 days of cross stitching. 
Happy stitching!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days

Hi Stitchers,

This is not a Wip update, but a thought as I was stitching today.

I've been buying a lot of dmc, beads, fabrics and a few chart's lately. It's been fun to top up my stash to go with the kits and charts I already have but when am I going to start it all? 

I find it a bit hard to start things when I have around 19 wips, some I really don't want to stitch most of the time but still like. I really want to start things. 

So my thought was 25 days to Christmas countdown.

Why not do a 25 days cross stitch in December?

25 charts, new, old, wip or new start. One everyday until Christmas 25th.

I've gone over all my cross stitch and found a few all ready or will be when I get stuff in the mail to start stitching.

My 25 will be a mix of old kits, new charts and Wips. (Not all my Wips)

I know most of you will stitch a new start everyday in January but next year I'm thinking for me it will be a year of Wips with a few more new starts and this 25 days of cross stitch will help with that.

So I ask you what you think? Am I crazy, I mean its busy in December and all. 

If you want to join me on the 25 days of cross stitch, it will start the 1st of December, blog about it, and also let me know in the comments so I can see what you all stitch. Up to you.

So my next update will be the end of November and then I will start the 25 days, don't think I will blog about it everyday, see what happens.

Please let me know what you think and hope you join me in 25 days of cross stitch.

Happy Stitching!!!


Friday, November 3, 2017

Zenia is Finished

Hi stitchers, I put in the last bead today. 
In the picture they are a little, well they don't line up but they moved on me and they just need a little push back into line. The beads that is. Anyway she is done.

I changed one dmc from 524 to 367 as it was to light on the fabric. 

Here she is


One down and 3 to go. One day.

Oh and I got a comment about using my iPad to blog. I use a app called blogger for all my posting and when I need to do my finish page I use the normal behind the scenes Google part. Does that make sense.

I also think everyone else for your comments, love them.

Happy Stitching!!!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween

Hi stitchers 

Thanks for all your comments on Zenia.

My iPad is playing up and I need to get a new one, so I will not be posting as much. It's what I use to write my blog.

Stitching since my last post.

Here is Zenia before


And now


Again this is not the fabric color. 
I will be stitching her this week, hope to get her done in November.

Next is StoryKeep Seasons

Before


And now, the black is at the bottom of page 2.


And a re start on Wanda's Witchery, it's a long story.

Here it is now 


And I would love to finish this in November to.

Until next time, happy stitching!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Start

Hi stitchers

My new start is Zenia Bewitching Pixies


Here is what I've stitched


The fabric is a little darker in real life.
It's on 16 count Aida called misty gray. I found it on Amazon of all places but they have a web
Www.garibaldisneedleworks.com

The fabric is so nice but what I love about them is they give you a dmc color match to the fabric so you know what the color is like. I love this idea. They will also mix 2 colors for you. I will be buying from them again for sure. They also do the other fabrics most stitchers use so check them out if you don't know about them already.

It's going to be busy on the weekend and next week so I will not be posting Monday and don't know about next Friday. We will see.

If I'm able I will try and stitch on seasons for the weekend and more on Zenia next week but again we will see if I have a hour or so.

Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Page Finished Yay!

Hi stitchers

Hope your weekend went great.

Yes a page finished and started on page 2. I can not see her in the chart so hope it all works out.

Here is seasons before


And now


It looks like a water painting to me, what do you think?

I know in my last post I said this week I was stitching Wanda's Witchery but... I got my fabric for the pixies and I really want to start one so that's what I'm doing this week.

See Friday what pixie I'm stitching. 

You will still see the Witchery in October still.

Thanks for your comments, I love to hear from you.

Happy Stitching!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Witches

Hi stitchers

I got lots of stitching done this week, which was great.

I've been stitching from a free book I got with a cross stitch crazy magazine. I don't know what issue.
So many I want to still stitch in here.


So both witches are designed by Shannon Wasilieff (they look so much like a Joan Elliott).

Both are on 14 count Aida.



I love them. 

I also started next weeks planed stitch. 

A Mill Hill kit called Wanda's Witchery, will look like


And what I've done


It's on the same fabric as the two witches. 

The plan is to put the Witchery between both witches all in one frame. 

I was going to use the blue paper from the kit but it looks too dark with the witches so I hope it will still look good on the fabric. 

Now onto seasons again.

Until Monday Happy Stitching!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Seasons

Hi stitchers,

Not much stitching this weekend as I went out with friends for my birthday that's this Thursday 5th.

Here is before


And now


Next weekend I hope to finish the page.

Lots of new starts I hope to do in October, maybe a finish or two as well. Same of my new starts are small.

Until Friday happy stitching!!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

New start/finish and one other

Hi stitchers, I hope you are all doing well.

This week my planed stitch was Robyn the majestic dragon. I only stitched on it Monday and Tuesday, so 2 days.

Here is before 


And now


I like stitching this once I get used to the black again.

A few of my stitchy orders came Tuesday. Most of it was beads and kreinik for a few charts I have but I also got a few more kits and charts, I will show as I stitch them.

I did stitch a mill hill kit that I got for my mum.

Its called Love Gardening. My new start and finish.


I have never stitched on perforated paper before and in October I want to stitch a bigger one, so thought I would do this small kit to see how it goes. Other then my needle falling out of the holes until I got used to it, it's ok. My mum loves it.

About my fabric I did email them and they are doing it now and will send Monday. I think they forgot my order, so not good for business and will not go there again.

On to seasons again, I don't know how much I will get done this weekend but we will see.
Happy Stitching!!!