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!!!


Monday, September 25, 2017

Fabric

Hi stitchers

Sorry I did not post last week, it got very busy. I did not stitch for 3/4 days.

I did a lot on seasons that weekend. 

Last week I had planed to start one of the pixies but the fabric I got was way to blue. 
I'm after a mid, silver grey and I feel I'm goldilocks. I'm finding it too light, too dark. Too blue, green or brown, it has mix colors. All I want is a nice mid grey that looks grey. On 16 count Aida. 
So hard to find. I think I've found it but now have to wait until October. Fingers crossed.

So last week as it was busy and I could not do my plan stitch I just kept stitching seasons when I could. 

So here is before


And now


Close to a page finish.

I have a question for you all, what is the longest time you have had to wait for fabric?

I ordered fabric from a place I will not name on 3/4th August and I still don't have it. I have not even had a email to say it's on the way which I do not like. 

I was watching flosstube and a lady said that this place just had a sale to wait 8 weeks but I ordered before the sale. I'm not happy.

The longest I've had to wait before this was 3 weeks and they let me know that it's in the mail on the way to me. 

I'm going to wait until October before emailing them but I will not be buying from them again. If they emailed me on what's going on, ok, I would feel better, but they are not and it just puts me off. Sad too as I liked a few fabrics they had.

I tell you between not finding the right fabric for my pixies and a fabric order that's taking too long to get here, I think I will stay with the places I know and trust. Or try too anyway.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Still A Duck to Me

Hi stitchers

This week I have been stitching on the fairy and the dove. 

My stitching slowed right down by the end of this week because every time I would look at the chart  I would see the lines for the backstitch that I'm going to have to do, now I have ages before that, but it put me off stitching it. 

She will been put away for a while, I will still stitch her, just later, she also doesn't work in with my plans for October.

Here is before


And now


I got to the bottom and I still say it's a duck, I mean doves are white right? 

Time to work on seasons which I'm looking forward to stitching, I don't want to lose my stitchy bug.

Post Monday 

Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Seasons

Hi stitchers

Thanks for your comments on my posts, they are so nice and I love reading them. 

Over the weekend I stitched Storykeep Seasons Spring, my gift stitch.

Here's a recap on what it will look like


Here it is now, 
I stitched all the gray, green at the bottom corner and a little of the cream/white, page 1.
Not bad for a project I couldn't get into stitching until now. 


This week I will be stitching The Fairy and the Dove. 
I will post Friday. Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Moon and a few other things

Hi stitchers 

I would like to start off by saying I hope everyone is safe and alright or stays safe with the hurricanes over there that I've been hearing on the news. 

I would also like to say sorry for my up and down stitchy plans, rotations. I've found out what I like and don't like and have a plan in place that will now work for me.

Stitching...

This week I've been stitching moon sweet moon

Before 


And now


Not as much as I would have liked but still progress.

I don't think I have told you that when I kitted this up I couldn't get 2 of the treasure braids so most of the moon is kreinik.
I'm ok with it so far but this week treasure braid PB201 yellow was driving me nuts.

I also got back my Queen Mermaid (because of the glass it's hard to take a good photo)


I've also been buying up big lately. It's been a while since I've had a cross stitch shopping spree but now it will be back to stitch what I got. It was fun. Just got to sit and wait for the post. 

In the mail I got my 4 charts, just waiting on the fabric to get here. 
 

Over the weekend I will be stitching my gift stitch Storykeep seasons. 

The plan is to stitch this every weekend as I would love to give it to my friend and unless I start stitching on it that's not going to happen. Progress is still progress even if it's only a few stitchers right.

That's it, I will post Monday with update.
Happy Stitching!!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Gift Stitch Finished

Hi stitchers

Over the weekend I stitched the gift mum wanted me to do. 

I've changed a few things but she loves it and I think her friend will to.

It's a design by Emma Congdon.


So mum told me its for the lady's birthday, mums going to send it with her card.

Hope she likes it.

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Finish and Plans Change

Hi stitchers

This week I tried I really did to get into Sweet Pea or any of my week 1 kits, charts but I did not want to stitch them.

So out with the rotation it is no more, kind off.

I have 3 I really want to stitch, that I have been stitching in the week rotation I've been on. So I'm going to stitch them and I've now got a gift stitch to do as well. That's 4 weeks, maybe.

When I get my new stuff I would love to start that too, I'm hopeful I will get them September. 

I will still do a weekly update here. That's the new plans.

So stitching...

Here is before with sweet pea sorry about photo


And now, with a arm and a few flowers 


I love her but can't stitch her right now. 

I got a magazine and it had a free chart book with designs by Emma Congdon.

 I just had to stitch this... I've changed a few colors and added charms, I love it.

Here is my finish


The fabric is darker then the photo and it's a off cut I don't know what it's called.
I think it's a 16 count Aida.

My gift stitch is from this chart book.

My mum asked me if I would stitch the friend one for her very good friend/pen pal. I said sure. She wants it like the picture, same colors and they are bright on white.
I found a off cut white Aida and had to get a few DMC but now I can start it.

Until next time, 
I'm sorry about the rotation guys, I did like moving onto the next after a week so might keep doing that.

Happy Stitching!!!


Monday, August 28, 2017

The Queen is Finished

Hi stitchers

Between all the housework, baking a banana bread and everyday stuff I got stitching and beading done.

She is done. The Queen Mermaid is finished.




She is so pretty and it's the first time I've used crystal treasures. 

Today well this year I'm into Halloween charts, I don't know why because it's so not my thing but this year I really like them. Maybe flosstube has a part in it because so may stitchers are doing them.

I have my Halloween magic one I'm just waiting on the fabric to come, I hope soon.

Today I got 4, yes 4 Nora Corbett bewitching pixies charts and also got the beads and dmc for one of them from 123 stitch. Just have to get fabric.

Their fantasy right. You know thats what I stitch. 

I have no Halloween stitching done, never wanted to until now. 

So ya I'm thinking my rotation is going out the window soon.

Until the end of the week update happy stitching!!!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Two new starts

Hi stitchers

I'm cutting this week short as I want a few extra days to get the queen mermaid finished.
I hope this will be ok with you all.

This week I could not choose between two so thought I would stitch both.

1st up is a kit called The Fairy And The Dove. 
I'm using everything in the kit, I think it's 14 count cream Aida fabric.

What she will look like


I'm thinking of not stitching the border, I like her without it. What do you think?

Oh and I have to say the dove looks more like a duck to me.

Here is my progress 


She was hard to put down.

Next is a chart I have wanted to start for ages but never had all the dmc blues at the same time until now. 

It's called Veronique la Fee and Robyn the Majestic Dragon,
I'm just going to call it Robyn The Majestic Dragon.

I also got the 18 count black Aida fabric when I got the chart. I think it will look great on black.

Here is what it will look like


And after one day and a bit.


It's part of the wing.

So that's it, hope to now get out the queen mermaid and get her finished.
Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Not a good week

Hi stitchers
This week I got sick with a cold so I've only stitched a few hours if that. 
I'm now starting to feel better so hope to pick up my stitching for week 4.

I don't have a before photo of mini pirate as the last one I took was of the page I was working on only so sorry about that.

I had a goal this week to finish page 8 which did not happen. Oh well.

Here she is now



Better week next week I hope. 
Happy Healthy Stitching!!!

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!!!