Monday, October 29, 2018

Last Halloween Post For A While

Hi stitchers, thank you for all your comments.

You should really try the mill hill kits. If your not sure on the paper you can use plastic or even fabric. They will look great on anything and it's all full cross no half stitch.

For everyone that celebrates Halloween, I hope it's a great one with lots of candy, and stitchin.

I have a finish.

Spirits & Spells by With thy needle and thread.
I did all dmc and they are 152,318,420,731,733,844,921,922,948,3799,3821,3852,3866 and 5200.
Just if you want to know.

So I'm now going to pass the stash

If you would like to stitch this chart yourself write Ghost in the comments so I know you what the chart. If you don't write Ghost you will not get put in my pass the stash!!.

I'm glad I stitched all Halloween in October. I'm also glad I can now stitch other things.

I got 4 finished, worked on 4 Wips and started 4. Lucky number 4 in October hay.

Happy Halloween everyone, I hope it gives you lots of stitchin time!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

October Smalls Sal

Hi stitchers, it's that time again.

October was all about Halloween stitching for me so my smalls this month are mill hill kits.

Next month I think I will do Christmas smalls, we will see. Happy stitching!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Witches, ghosts, spiders oh my

Hi stitchers, how was your week? 

Let's see this week I started off with A Wip Minerva by Nora Corbett 


And now I love the colours on her.

Next I started Witch Way by Just Nan. Fabric 28ct evenweave black holed sun by colour cascade. I love this fabric, it's so witchy. 

Here is what it will look like

And so far

Next I started another new one but can't show you my start yet.

Wicked Christmas by Sara and fabric ivory evenweave 28ct I'm doing it 1 over 1.
Yes it's a Christmas one but it has witches flying in it, so it's still a little Halloween right!

Here's what it looks like

As I was stitching on the fabric the edges were fraying so I got all my new evenweave and took them to get sewed. I will get them back Monday. Aida frays but not so much or so quick. Wish sew it all did the edges for us.

Next I started Spirits and Spells by with thy needle and thread fabric 18ct Aida confederate gray.

Will look like this

And last night.

For the rest of October I'm going to try and finish this one. 
I'm stitching in dmc and having to pick my own colours.

I have more Halloween ones but I'm not feeling them. I think I'm now over stitching witches and ghosts. I want to get back to mermaids and add in Christmas.

A friends mum give me some cross stitch she found. I don't know how but it looks like I'm having to stitch her the butterfly kit by dimensions. One minute I'm looking at them and the next my friend said I would stitch the kit for her mum, I don't even think I said yes. lol. It's pretty so I will, it's a nice thing to do anyway. Guess it gets added to my growing Wips soon.

Here's a photo of what she gave me
I love the wizard in the Stoney creek book, will be on my list for sure.

That's it for my stitching this week. I now have 64 Wips so I only added 4 new starts in October, or is it 3. Anyway not bad. I have a lot more to come in the next 2 months, new starts that is. Most are Christmas charts. Until next week happy stitching!!!

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!!!