Saturday, June 16, 2018

New Start, Finished

Hi Stitchy friends.

Today I finished my new start. I don't know why it took so long to stitch. I was hoping for only 3 days until done but it didn't work out that way, which is ok.

Barbara Ana Designs owl-o-ween scissor fob.


I'm not doing it as a scissor fob but maybe a pillow.
It's on 16 count Aida Haunted by picture this plus.


The writing looks better then in the photo, don't know why it's not really showing up better.
That's it for now.
 What to stitch now? Maybe another small new start and finish, we will see.
Until next week thanks for all your comments and happy stitching!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Mix

Hi stitchers, 

I needed a new start on Monday so got out my fiberlicious treasures of the deep Sal that I went into at the start of the year. It was pricey so thought I better start it soon. 
I got the fiberlicious fabric and the beads too. I ended up not useing the fabric because of some of the dmc colors.

So I'm stitching treasures of the deep Sal on 16 count Aida colour cascade fabrics called sweet child of mine. I think I'm going to get more of it later, love the colour.


Not much stitched on it but I got a start. The blue bit is a little tail of March mermaid.

Next I got out moon sweet moon and did a little on the moon.
Here is before


And now not that you can really see any progress but it's there.


Next I got out my monthly word stitched in weeks dye works foliage. I'm thinking I might add a snowflake charm just above the u as its cold in July it's our winter.


And last I stitched my Lizzie Kate holiday spirit word


I love how it is turning out. I have 5 words to go.


I was brave and went to the dentist, now I'm not in any pain before going or now but after a very hard time doing a X-ray and being told she could give me a temporary fix but I would be in pain later on and have to come back for the next thing which would be a lot of money and me having to go back. I could not get out of there faster if I tried. So looks like later I'm going to get sedated hopefully when I call the dental hospital who took out my wisdom teeth. I can get it out totally which will be less stressful for me and save me a lot of money and hopefully never see a dentist again for years to come. I was so stressed that it took me 4 days to carm down. I'm still not in any pain and no I did not let the dentist give me the temporary fix. So I will see what happens, it's right at the back so it's not that bad.

Back to stitching 

Today I'm thinking of just picking a project and working on it until finished or I'm bored. I think I'm done with my rotation for a while. I don't know maybe I will just leave it all open and say I will stitch on what I want until I what. I keep going back to the wips in it after all.

Thank you for all your nice comments on my finish in my last post, it was a fun stitch when I got the big scissors done. I would hate to be the little people in the little houses with a big lady with scissors running around, don't think they would leave the house. Ha ha 

I finding out I have a few charts with scissors in them, I don't know why.

Untill next week and who knows what I will stitch, I need to stop making plans really.
 Happy stitching!!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

On A Roll With Another Finish

Hi stitchers, how was your week? My stitchy week was great, I have a finish today.

My life week went down hill. I'm having to go to the dentist next week and I'm freaked out about it. Needles and dentists are my fears and when I say freaked out I mean really fearful of going. I'm fine after, even if I'm in pain but the going and doing... Oh help.

Anyway My finish was Let It Snow by Barbara Anna Designs. 
I used 18 count Aida Forget me not blue by sew it all
I only changed the date from1839 to 2018 and I think I did a good job doing it. Everything else was called for. 

Here is before


And my finish


The white did not show up as much on the blue as I would have liked but it's brighter then the photo.

I don't know how my stitching will go next week, it's words week but I think I might charge that this month. See what happens. Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Another Finish

Hi stitchers, this week I got another finish!. Yay.

Number 25 from my 25 days of cross stitch

Best friend Santa by Jim shore / mill hill

Here is before


And finished 


Will go on the Christmas tree this year.

Next I picked number 10 from my 25 days of cross stitch

Let it snow by Barbara Ana Designs

Here is what It will look like sorry took the photo a little far away


Before


And now


This week was to be my pirate but I'm finding lately that I'm going back to my old ways before my rotation. That's pick a project I want to stitch and stitch it until done or I get bored with it and pick another. The last few finished, I've not wanted to stop stitching until they were done. I didn't want to work on anything else or move on as a rotation is all about. So I'm just going to go with it. I do know my words week will stay the first week of every month but the rest can always be moved around or changed. See where my stitching takes me.

So let it snow is what I'm stitching this week and maybe I can show another finish soon. I'm loving getting my Wips done.

Until next time everyone happy stitching!!!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Smalls Sal May

Hi stitchers.

If you have followed my blog you have seen everything I'm about to show you for the smalls Sal. 
Just saying!

Before I show off the photos. 

This week I saw a beautiful necklace  in the window of a jewelry store and went inside for the price. It was $250 or $189.00 US for my blogging friends and I walked out without the necklace. 
It got me thinking. I would pay that and more on cross stitch but not on jewelry. 
So I ask you? Are you the same, have you gone in a store, seen something you like but think not for that price but if it's cross stitch or something to do with cross stitch just buy it?

I'm curious!

Now onto my May smalls Sal

My mill hill kit Boris the bat


My monthly which I used Gloriana thead Olallieberry from a stitchy box it's a dark purple.


3 little words by Lizzie Kate 



And holiday spirit by Lizzie Kate 



That's it. Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mirabilia and Plans

Hi stitchers, I'm busy tomorrow so I thought I would do my weekly update today.

This week starts off with me frogin the top and bottom of the garden bed in Spring topiary garden as I didn't like how it looked.

Here is before the frog


And now


Next was Rose of Sharon 

Before


And now



Now plans

I've been watching everyone's stitch maynia on flosstube. It's a new start everyday for 15 or 30 days, but same are doing Wips and new starts.

Got me thinking about when I did my 25 days of cross stitch in December 2017. I guess it was my maynia.

 I fell in love with the idea people had of working on a past maynia wip, on the day they started. If it was finished, before the next maynia,they got to do a new start.

All this to say my rotation has changed a little. 

I looked back on all 25 I stitched in December and so far only 2 are done. 

I like the idea of working on my 25 less 2 Wips from now on. I guess you can now call it my year of Wips list too.

December this year I will do my 25 days of cross stitch again with the Wips still in there and new or older ones I put in on the days I finished a wip.

I hope you get what I'm trying to say.

So the Rose of Sharon has now been put away, but as you all like her I will stitch her in December as one of my new/ older Wips. And so I will have a list of 25 wip to work on in 2019, some old some new to my list and so on.  Do you get it.

I'm hoping it will also cut on my buying stash. 

So that's my plans. I only have a few changes to rotation most are added charts.

Until next week Happy Stitching!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Feeling Halloween

Hi stitchers.

After my finish Nora Corbett it was back to my rotation Halloween Quaker by Lila's studio.
I'm happy with my progress as I got to the other end. 

Before 


And now



Sunday was Mother's Day, happy Mother's Day to all the mums.
I didn't want to stitch any more on my Quaker but I was still feeling like Halloween and I didn't have a lot of time left in the day so I got out a mill hill kit and today I finished it.

Meet Boris the bat ( with the egg eyes, no really don't you think so?)


It's a magnet one but I'm making it into a hanging, when I cut it out.

I would like to thank everyone that left a comment on my finish and my posts, even the ones I did weeks ago. It is never to late.

A update on my chart the birds and the bees 


I have decided on using 2 colors, most will be in waterlilies Mediterranean it's a blue and the birds are going to be in waterlilies Emerald a green. I think it will be bright and tropical looking.

Here's a photo of the fabric and threads. Think it will work?


I will need to send for more as I don't think one will do.
 
Now that brings me to my rotation, I'm going to be adding to it. I'm thinking of doing 2 projects a week, not just the one. I want to stitch all the things but I like the 4 I have so why not add to it. I'm going to make it a see what happens thing. Whatever happens I will post about it.

So that's it. I'm off to start back up on Rose, until next Monday Happy Stitching!!!