Saturday, December 30, 2017

Last Post For 2017

Hi stitchers, 

Late last night I joined the small Sal 2018


http://stitchinglotus.ca/smalls-sal-2018/ (sorry can't link it)

As I'm going to be stitching Lizzie Kate holiday spirit and 3 little words plus my months. I thought why not, maybe I will get more people finding and likeing my blog. Maybe I will get a few more followers, can only hope right?.

So if you will be stitching any small charts in 2018 why not join up to the Sal.

I forgot to also tell you that I've gone and got 2 stitchy boxes for 2018.

The purple one that's in January, I want to get 3 other colors but they are not out yet.
The summer one, under the sea box which is mid year I think.

As you know I have been watching a lot of flosstube this year and there's been a lot of talk about the Stitchy box so I wanted to see what all the fass is about. 2018 I find out, I will also tell you and show you what I get.

Also you will be seeing mini pirate in January and over the year, as I plan to get her finished in 2018. My hope!

So since Christmas I've had lots of stitchy time, here is what I've been doing.

Halloween Quarter 

Before


And now the witch is done


Also my abc stitch, I love, love, love stitching this.

Before


And now


I think I will keep going on this until 1st January, I don't want to put it down yet.

So that's it. Thanks for a great stitchy year in 2017 and I hope you all have a great safe happy new year! I will see you all in 2018. Happy Stitching!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2018 Stitchy Plans

Hi stitchers. I hope you all had a great Christmas.

I would like to take the time to say a big Thank You for everyone's comments in 2017, they make my day and I love reading them so thanks and I hope there will be many more in 2018.

My plans for 2018 are

Every month for the year or when finished.
I'm thinking it will only take a week each month to stitch them.

My month chart for my box of charts next is February 


One word from Lizzie Kate Holiday Spirit charts every month



I also want to stitch Lizzie Kate 3 little words, charts are in the mail. I will get them soon. So I will do one every month when I have it all kitted up


I will be adding the free one to this to, it's on her web site.

My other plans only go so far.

In January I plan to stitch

Halloween Quaker 


Abc Stitch


As soon as I get the thread I need, I will stitch Dear Santa


And Scissors and Coils, here's a update as I have been stitching it



I hope to stitch them all until finished and then I will add new ones into their spot. 

Like every year I have a must stitch gift which I will do in February (I want lots of time) it's a kit for my sister. 
She is on the no sugar diet, I don't know how she does it as I couldn't give up my chocolate.
Anyway for Easter I thought I would stitch her a gift. 

Blue is her color and it's so cute


I had to get myself one too. Don't know if I will stitch it in February.


So that's my plans so far for 2018

Happy New Year Stitchers and I will see you all in 2018.
Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Day 25 Merry Christmas

Hi Stitchers, Merry Christmas, I hope you all have a great time with family and friends today.

I made it to the end of 25 days of cross stitch. Yay me.
The last few have been hard because I've wanted to stitch on charts I had started in the first week, but I got to the end. Don't think I will do it next year.

Today's chart again has very little, it is Christmas Day after all. It's going to be the only stitching I get done today too.

Best friend Santa by mill hill
My start is his arm


Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and my next post will be 2018 stitchy plans.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Day 24, Christmas Eve

Hi stitchers, hope you're all ready for the big day tomorrow.

I could not get into today's wip. Sad because I wanted to stitch it. I think it's because I've seen a lot of people stitch this one this year, or I'm not in the mood to stitch a Christmas one.

It is Candy Cane Santa


Here is before 


And now with very little stitched.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Day 23

I did not stitch last night, too tired.

Today's chart is Spring Fairy by Joan Elliott
Fabric 16 count Aida white by sew it all ( I think)



Housework is now done and my chart of the day so now I can stitch more on scissors and coils.

Yay happy time.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Day 22

Last of the shopping is done and the gift wrapping too. On the weekend is all the housework and I'm good for Christmas.

How are you all doing, ready for the big day?

Today's chart was the last bewitching pixie I have Raven.
Fabric 16 count misty grey by Garibaldi's needle works, like the others.



Not much as I still want to stitch more on scissors and coils.
3 more days to go.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Day 21

Today's chart was Electra 
Fabric 16 count Aida misty grey by Garibaldi's needle works



Not much as I wanted to stitch more on scissors and coils, but it's a start right.

4 days to go people. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Day 20

I loved stitching on this one again.

Day 20 was a wip. QS April Fairy

Here is page 1 before 


And now, with more black and gold

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Day 19

Bewitching pixies are back. I love the colors in this one.

Day 19 chart Minerva

Fabric 16 count Aida misty grey by Garibaldi's needle works



Only 6 more days to go.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Day 18

It was a busy day so not much to show you.

Chart is from this book.



It's the believe one, but I will be stitching them all and 4 others I have found.

Fabric is 16 count Aida swallow by sew it all, photo doesn't show it that well.


I also found a blog that has lots of free charts

http://free-crossstitch-patterns.blogspot.com.au

You should check it out. 




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Day 17

I liked this one. Owl from this mag


Fabric 16 count Aida iced coffee by sew it all

This chart has lots of half stitch and beads.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Day 16

Thanks for your comments, I love hearing from you.

Day 16 was busy with friends so not much to show.

Chart Seeking Fairies by Shannon Christine. So pretty.
Fabric 16 count Aida mid grey opalescent by sew it all


This is her back, which was the middle.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Day 15

Day 15 was a little on my wip mini pirate. I've missed her.

Here is before page 8


And my little bit of stitching


Last night I finished my month one. January. I have a box that I put the cross stitch charts I'm going to stitch per month in so that's why I wanted to stitch the months but I'm going to leave out the hello and borders. Every month will be in a different weeks dye works thread. Maybe a charm will be added to some of them.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day 14 - A Christmas One

Hi stitchers, 

I got most of today to stitch so I started and finished my 1st block. Yay me

Day 14 was Lizzie Kate holiday spirit series and I started and finished holly.

I'm stitching all of them but 3 across. It will be different from everyone else that has stitched this. I also did not want it long if I could help it.

Fabric 16 count Iced Coffee by sew it all

Charms will go on at the end and I will see about a border when the words are done.


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!!!