Friday, October 19, 2018

More Halloween Stitching

Hi stitchers, thank you for all your comments.
With my new fabric post I've changed my mind on 1 or 2 but you will see that when I get around to stitching the charts.

This week I stitched Halloween Quaker by Lila's studio
I'm so happy I got the little village stitched, it's part of the chart that I really love.


And now

It's getting there.

Next was a new start called Moonbeams and Stardust Witch by Stoney Creek

Will look like this

And what I've stitched so far. 
She is on 16ct Aida jacaranda haze by stitches and spice who closed down years ago. I've had this purple grey in my stash for ages. 

I also got more fabric this week. My order from colour cascade.

This week I changed around my Wips and finished stitching. 
All my Wips are now in a storage container and my finished stitching in a drawer with charts that are kitted with fabric. Really to start.

As you know I watch YouTube, flosstube. People are starting to talk about plans in the new year.
Here are mine.

Rest of October I will still stitch Halloween. 
It is getting harder not to stitch on my Sal, the October mermaid came out this week. 

November and December I'm going to start lots of Christmas charts, maybe a few others too, stitch on the Wips that have been calling me but also use that coloured wheel to pick a wip.

New year I'm going to use the wheel. I have all my Wips on it and I've added mill hill kit and start a new start. I will add all the new starts that I do this year. If a wip calls to me then I will stitch it but mostly it will be a pick from the wheel. How long I stitch on a project is up to me at the time.

I want to stitch on many and it's hard to pick sometimes.

My one goal next year is to get my Wips down. I would like to end 2019 with less then I started the year with but we will see how that goes. If I don't then I don't.

That's my plan anyway. Sound good. I'm pretty sure I can stay with this plan I've made.

Until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 15, 2018


Hi stitchers, 
I got my fabric from sew it all.
I thought you would like to see the charts I already had, and the fabric I just got for them.
You will see many in November and December because most are Christmas that I would love to start.

So here goes lots of photos. It was a feel better shopping spree after all. Ha ha

Mini red queen red dragon by heaven and earth fabric 28ct evenweave called ballerina a pretty pink.

QS black rose immortal by Haven and earth design fabric 28ct evenweave antique white.

Earth angel by lavender and lace fabric was hard to get a good photo its 32ct evenweave rainbow cloud and it's a pale rainbow so pretty.

Now the next one might change as I also have more fabric coming for it that I forgot about so it's a will see. Chart merry gentlemen by just nan fabric 28ct evenweave holly and has big holly all over it.

Stitcher's days of Christmas by sue hillis fabric 16ct Aida light grey. I can't wait to start this one.

Tiny tidings #176 by Lizzie Kate fabric 16ct stone I will be doing the big one and putting the elf where the snowman is.

O Christmas tree by Barbara Ana design fabric 32ct evenweave mid blue which is darker then I thought so not sure as yet.

Christmas peace angel by Joan Elliott fabric 16ct Aida kelp a nice light green

Wicked Christmas by Sara fabric 28ct evenweave ivory I wanted it small.

This kit I didn't like the fabric, but love the Santa with the puppys and a few cats. Kit called Santa by Bucilla fabric I got for it is 18ct Aida blue swirl. (I like this fabric for the Barbara Ana one might have to get more)

Welcome to the forest re start fabric 28ct evenweave rain forest it's more green then it's showing right now.

A stitchers four seasons by Shirley wiseman designs I love the words fabric 28ct evenweave sherbet it pink and yellow and I think it will work well.

Witch's stitches by sue hillis again on sherbet but 36ct evenweave. I will start this very soon and I'm only stitching the witch.

The blue one is for a chart that's in my 123 stitch order and the other I got just because but I see a mermaid on it.

That's it my new fabric and like I said all charts I had already. Lots of stitching ahead of me hay.

Until next time happy stitching

Saturday, October 13, 2018

New Blog

Hi stitchy friends

I've started another blog for my finished cross stitch as the page above was too hard to do anymore with all the photos on here.

I'm still using this blog for my weekly updates.

The other blog will just be my finished projects to look back on.

It's at

It's now updated from October and on.

I really did try to make it to the end of the year but that could not happen. 

So keep coming here for what I'm stitching weekly.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Finish Or Two

Hi stitchy friends, thank you for all your birthday wishes and comments.

This week daylight savings started. Which means the clock went forward 1 hour.
 It's been hard getting used to, all that sun for longer and it's also been hard getting up in the mornings when I just want to sleep more. I hate the 1st/2nd week when the time changes. You get used to it but it takes a while.

I stayed with my plan from last week. Are you all in stock ha ha.

I finished Wicked by Barbara Ana Designs

Here is last weeks again

And all done

The box with the date took forever to stitch. I'm happy with how it looks.

Next I got out Wanda's Witchery by mill hill 
Every time I get this one out, I feel like I was wrong to stitch it on fabric and ivory fabric at that. I've started this 3 times now I think and don't want to start it again. I do a little then put it away. It's one I'm not sure about but don't want to start all over again so just keep stitching.

Here is before 

And now

Next was Halloween greetings fae wip, by Passione Ricamo 

And now with more of her dress

The black in her dress has rainbow gallery, so does a little of the purple and that little bit of orange. 

I think I've said this before but I hate using rainbow gallery, give me kreinik any day. Rainbow gallery is so thin that you have to blend it with the dmc, it breaks very easy and when it knots, it's hard to undo. Kreinik on the other hand is not thin, so can use without blending. When it knots it's easy to undo and I don't have many breaking on me. I would change over for this project but I've already got the rainbow gallery and I'm not going to be using it on anything else. I don't want to waste my money by not using it. 

Today I got another finish in Dracula by mill hill and he's so cute

I still have lots of Halloween charts, Wips to stitch but I have to say my mermaid Sal is calling me. Maybe in November the Sal will be the first one I stitch on. We will see.

So how's everyone's October stitching going? Lots of Halloween stitching I hope.
Until next week happy scary stitching!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Halloween Stitching Has Started

Hi my stitchy friends, thanks for all your nice comments to my posts new and old.

It's October and that means Halloween stitching. 

Started of with a mill hill kit

Then a new start o Halloween Tree by Barbara Ana

It's on 18ct Aida gold digger by colour cascade fabrics.
Had to stitch the witch before moving on.

Had my birthday this week. My plans didn't happen so it ended up being just another day.

I did get a choc mint cake, was so yum.

I was feeling a little down so what's a girl to do.... Shop of course, spend all that birthday money.

I went online to sew it all and got lots of fabric, mostly Aida but also evenweave.
 I got 2 evenweaves for 2 heaven and earth charts that I want to start. I want to re start welcome to the forest as right now it's on white but there's a lot of white in it. Im hopeful that the new fabric will work. I also got a lot of fabric for Christmas charts. I don't have many Christmas projects in my Wips and I have a few charts I would like to start.

I also went to 123stitch and got more charts, fabric, kreinik, beads, things I needed for the charts I have going. 

I'm also waiting on a colour cascade fabric order I made in September and I'm in her monthly subscription.

 so I have lots of cross stitch goodies to come in the mail. 

Next up I got back to my wip Wicked by Barbara Ana



I'm thinking of staying with wicked this week and see if I can get it done. I still want to stitch on it. I have so many charts with keys in them. 

That's it this week. Happy Scary Stitching!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

3 Wips, New Start and a Finish

Hi my stitchy friends.

Thank you for all your really nice comments and all your encouragement with evenweave. I haven't been able to play much yet maybe this week, but I think you will see evenweave next year in my blog posts for sure.

My little Halloween giveaway goes to Katie. I know from your blog you are on holiday and a stitchers retreat so when you have time or get back home can you send me your full address with country to and I will send the magazine chart to you.

My week started with one of Jessie's balls missing a big thing for her ( long story) which we found under one of the beds. 

Also a missing cross stitch wip.

I had a wip in my head to start off the week stitching and going over all 58 Wips and not finding number 59 was not a good feeling, and of course it's the one I wanted to stitch on right. It took me being pulled away as you are with life, and having lunch to think it might be at the back of the drawers. So I had to pull everything out and the drawer. Found my wip, pens, a cross stitch print out from a book year ago, a writing book and Scap paper. 

So now I could stitch after putting everything back in the drawer. 
The wip was Renaissance mermaid by Mirabilia 

Here is before

And now

As you can see not a lot. It very kreinik heavy her tail and I found out I wasn't in the mood for kreinik.

After stitching on my pirate last week and all the color changes I thought maybe I need to stitch something that used just one thread.

So got out Damask Square by ink circles


I got bored and found myself looking at cross stitch online. 

I ended up looking at cross stitch kits on Etsy. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I have a kit in my drawer that was going for $300.00, I had stitched a kit that was now $600.00. Not only that but kits that are still easy to get, that I have are now $60/$70 and I got them a while ago for $30.00. Wow!

Cross stitch is now like a house, the price gets better with age. 

Makes me wonder just how much for everything I have that's just waiting to get stitched.

Looking at kits I remembered a kit I saw....somewhere and thought I would look it up. It's called kingdom of books and I did find it at a good price but the postage to get it to me was way more then the kit. I like it but not that much.

Still looking around I got the shock of my life. The best of Teresa wentzler book that I have was going for $3000.00 you see all those 0s on my god. I know it's now rare but oh my god that's a lot of money for a cross stitch book.

After the fun of finding all that online I got out Miss black swallowtail by Nora Corbett 


I was going to stay with her for the rest of this week as I really got into stitching on a project finally but then the mail was in and a kit I had brought was here.

I couldn't wait to get stitching on it so now I'm back to 60 Wips and counting.

My new start Enchanted Luna by Bothy Threads

She will look like this, you see why I had to get her!

Now on the printed 14 count Aida 

No head and sitting in the air right now but I love her. It's a very easy kit with only a few colors and I will get back to her in November.

I have let go of my goal with mini pirate to finish her by the end of the year. 

I didn't want to stitch her. I think because of the goal I set and how close the end of the year now is I was feeling like I had to and had a weight on my shoulders about it. When I got my new kit I let go of stitching on my pirate and feel lighter for it. If she gets finished in 2019 or even 2020 so be it. 

I realized I want to stitch other projects not be forced to stitch something because of time. 

So that was my week. Oh and just after posting my October plans I found 2 more Halloween charts, one I will be starting. 

Opps forgot one I also stitched a gift this week which goes somewhere in this post I think Wednesday.
Anyway it's from a free chart I got from a blog called the snow flower diaries you should look it up as there's a few free charts that are cute. The one I stitched was little mermaid.

How cute is she. Well happy October stitching!!! 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

October Stitching

Hi stitchers. This is not my weekly update. You will get that in the next 2 days or so.

I know, I know I shouldn't make plans but this one I'm keeping I'm 99.9% sure I'm going to do it.

October stitching means Halloween stitching for many.

I don't celebrate Halloween but today I found out I like stitching it.

It's fantasy with witches and such which is my type of stitching.

Here is most of my Halloween charts. I say most because I think I have a few books with Halloween charts in them too.

Hope you can see all the pictures from all the charts.

Now 7 are Wips.

I was thinking of stitching on all my Halloween.

My 7 Wips. Stitch 4 mill hill kits. Start 4 (maybe 5 if fabric shows up) new projects that today I found fabric for in my stash, yay me. So right now I don't have to buy anything as its all dmc, or fabric on the way.

All in October. That's my plan. If I don't get to everything that's ok too. I might like to stay with a chart for a few days.

So we will see just how many Halloween charts I get to by October 31st.

I'm not going to push myself but my plan is mostly to say I will be stitching only Halloween in October.

Come join me, if you do let me know please!.

Oh and the heaven and earth QS black rose I plan to start next year on evenweave. It's the one on the right. Last photo.

If your still with me here I have a magazine chart to giveaway. I'm not going to stitch it. 

It's by Joan Elliott 6 little charts to stitch. 
I will send it folded in a envelope and anywhere in the world.
If you would like this magazine chart only (no full magazine, just this chart) say Joan Elliott in your comment. Easy.

Happy scary October stitching!!! 
My weekly blog post in a day or so, look out for it.