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


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


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.


This week I've been stitching moon sweet moon


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!!!