Sunday, July 15, 2018

Let's talk Wips

Hi stitchers, how's your week? I'm going to be busy tomorrow so I thought I would post today.

So I've finished my monthly with the last one. In weeks dye works Noel. I liked it on the card but not when stitched up, I'm not doing it again so I will put up with it.


Not very Christmas to me. 

Now let's talk Wips!

I counted all 12 months as 1 wip so as of right now I have 41 Wips.

A few I don't see me stitching on again but I'm a never say never so they get counted.

This week I've been thinking what is the number of Wips I'm happy with. 

Do I make it 40 Wips, so finish 2 more before I can do a new start and only go to 40. So I have to finish somethings before I can start something. 

Or do I make it 50 and start all the things that I want to start, very easy to do.

I don't know. At the start of the week I was of the mind with 40 Wips as I do like getting things done too. 

But as the week went on I was thinking I would love to start this or that and ya I can do 50 Wips.

I know 50 is it, no more then 50 Wips before I think I have too many. 

What would you do? I'm still up in the air about it all.

The rest of the week I've been stitching Wisteria by Nora Corbett. I will keep stitching her until done. I love her and can't put her down.

Here is before


And now


This week I also got my first ever stitchy gift. I was so excited about it. I love everything that June from butterfly wings sent me. A big hug and thank you June.


The Mirabilia is mermaid of the pearls, one I don't have so very happy, and the girl in the middle is from one of my favorite designers Shannon Wasilieff. June you could not have picked better. Again a big thanks.

Talking about gifts. Kay I will be sending yours this week sometime. Sorry it's taken me so long.
 Also can you tell me your blog?. 

That's it from me. Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sick

Every winter I just have to get someone's cold. Ya I've been sick this week. Not a lot of stitching and I'm starting to miss it. I'm getting better which is good.

So this weeks stitching was on the rest of my monthly ones I just want to get them done.

Weeks dye works calypso.


Weeks dye works trick or treat. Has a brunt fire look to it.


Weeks dye works confetti.


I hope to stitch Decembers this week to finish them.

That's it until next time.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Under the sea stitchy box

Hi stitchers 

I've also gone in for the silver box, out in December and the peacock box out next year February I think. That will be the last of my stitchy countdown boxes that I will be getting. They are nice to get in the mail but I don't really use it. 


So Under The Sea








1 tiny octopus scissors so cute
2 Gloriana florimel silk Sumatra blues and greens
3 seed beads matte purple 
4 ceramic turtle bead cute little thing
5 seahorse charm so small
6 crystal starfish
7 seed beads blue
8 weeks dye works 12 perle marigold not really a sea color I think.
9 woven whale ribbon cute.
10 black lip shell buttons 
11 28ct ivory linen
12 seed beads tropical sunset
13 the gentle art floss royal purple ( a lot of purple in this box)
14 seahorse waxed
15 dolphin charm very small
16 the gentle art floss limited edition seaweed forest
17 crystal glass drop blue
18 weeks dye works porpoise
19 32ct linen seafoam 
20 hand blown glass round blue
21 glistening ric rac
22 planet earth silk floss
23 NPI silk peacock green
24 14 ct Aida opalescent blue
25 cloisonné turtle
26 seed beads dark blue
27 seed beads teal
28 silver peacock freshwater pearls
29 rainbow glass fish
30,31 two charts that are not that great when you see what's out there.

That's it. Not bad. Lots of turtles. I was also hoping for a cool Needleminder but oh well.
Kay your fabric will be sent to you soon.
Happy stitching!!!

Monday, July 2, 2018

What is it about the number 3?

Hi stitchers, 

Thanks for all you comments, you voted and I guess I will be keeping the posts for the smalls Sal but I think it will just be the photos.

This week I stitched on 3 projects again. I'm thinking it my number right now per week...

Treasures of the deep sal February mermaid and a little on the gold border.



I love how cute the mermaids are. Last post I told you I was thinking about beading as I go but I need January mermaid to do that as I'm stitching in hand and I'm left handed it would make it a pain. Of course the January one is the last out. Sigh. So beads at the end.

Next I wanted something fast to stitch and that was my month.
Stitched in weeks dye works mermaid 


I'm really thinking about just doing the rest of them this week, get it all done.

Next was a new start. I liked stitching with only one color, I was in that type of mood so started ink circles Damask Square.


I'm stitching it on white Aida with waterlilies 281 Hudson Bay. I love how it looks so far and that it's only one silk. 


That's it this week, until next time Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Smalls Sal June

Hi, I'm late with this because I was thinking of not posting it anymore. I don't think it's going now. 3 months and no sign in. I hope heather at stitching lotus is ok. 
As you all see what I stitch I'm going to ask you? Do I keep doing the smalls post or give it up? Or do I just post all the photos like I'm about to.

Here is June's in photos






Happy Stitching!!

Monday, June 25, 2018

3 Mermaids

Hi Stitchy friends.

Thank you for all your comments. You are all so nice to take the time out of your day to do them, so a big thanks.

This week I was in a mermaid mood, so why not stitch on 3! 

Number one was my mini pirate page 9 

Here is before on page 9


And now. I think I did a lot on her. Mostly background and more arm.


Number two was Treasures of the deep sal the March mermaid.

Before I show you...

I was thinking about beading as I go, or as I feel I can, there's so much beading in this one.
So I looked at my bead pack that I also got.
The chart calls for seed beads and I got petite seed beads, so very small ones. I've also heard that you don't get the right number of gold. 
For me I don't like the type of gold next to the 002 kreinik. You know there's a lot of different golds. 
So my idea is this I will use the bead pack on the mermaids unless when I do bead they are to small, but I think it might still work and for the border use mill hill seed beads 00557 a better gold next to the kreinik. The mermaids also have gold in them so it will stand out more with the two different golds. We will see how it goes.

Here is a picture of the Sal that's out so far so you know what it's going to look like sorry it small.


Here is before


And the March mermaid without beads for now.


I loved stitching on this Sal and want to get back to it next week.

Number three was a new start. Princess Mermaids by Soda Stitch


I'm stitching two mermaids per fabric but all four are going to be on 16 count Aida bubbles - blue by sew it all. I wanted something fun. I hope you can see the bubbles in the photo.


This week I want to finish this mermaid and then move back to my Sal. After that we will see.
That's it for me, I hope you all had a great stitchy week and a good one this week. Post again next Monday. Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Just a Note

Hi stitchers, like most of you I haven't been getting your comments via email but I will be now thanks to serendipitous stitching. Look her blog up on my side bar to see the fix. A big thank you.

June if you could leave a comment or email me at tigersactivewinter@gmail.com I will give you my address.

Thanks all and happy stitching!!!