Sunday, July 22, 2018

Puppy TLC

Hi stitchers

This week didn't go as I planned. 

Sunday night Jess did something and wouldn't put her weight on her back right leg, and she was very sore. So Monday we went to the vet. After the X-ray told us nothing was wrong we all think it's the 2 pins she has in her knee. She had both back knees done at the start of the year. So Jess had a little op to get the pins out of her right knee and she has a few stitches. This week she has been very mummy, sore and sorry. She wants lots of holding, cuddles and TLC. She has been on my lap a lot. I keep getting covered in her white fur.

So not lots of stitching. I even put off housework so what little time I got went to wisteria. I'm going to play catch up this week as Jess is feeling better that she now goes to her bed or other members of the family. I'm the one she goes to when she's sick or not feeling well. The good news is she is walking great, so it was the pins.

Poor baby!




So here is wisteria before


And now


I want to get her done. This week I will still be stitching her. 

I also wanted to thank you all for your comments about how many Wips. This week I got a lot of time just to see/look at my big growing pile of Wips, charts, kits, everything and I think my problem is not so much how many Wips I have but where to put everything. I will start new ones soon as they are already kitted, as I want to and keep working on my Wips. Right now I have 6 projects I would love to stitch after wisteria, Wips and new starts so we will see what happens. My problem is there's too many charts I love. 

Until next time Happy Stitching!!!

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!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teal Stitchy Box

Hi stitchers tonight I got the teal stitchy box in the mail. I have to say it's a great box if you love beads.


So what I got

1 fiber on a whim thread called rain forest
2 delica beads in mint
3 ribbon, it's cool.
4 natural amazonite faceted round (beads)
5 florimell silk floss in Sumatra 
6 more beads in dark teal
7 seed beads in frosted teal
8 14 count Aida misty by zweigcrt it's a gray which in a teal box is just wrong.
9 teal ric rac
10 more teal seed beads
11 teal buttons
12 spring teal thread I think I got this in my other stitchy box to.
13 light green fabric not sure if its linen or evenweave 
14 limited edition gloriana silk floss love the color
And 15 even more seed beads turquoise blue.


That's it for the teal box. Lots of beads. 
Just a note for Kay the box we are waiting for is going to be sent soon, I haven't forgotten you.
Happy stitching!!

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!!!