Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day....

YEAH!!!  I was able to get this little Valentine freebie from iStitch Designs finished!!!  You can click on Carol's blog name to get to her website.

I stitched this adorable design 1 strand over 2 on 40ct white linen using Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas Red thread.  Although after I had turned it and had it all stuffed up, I am realizing that I may have left a little too much between the stitching and the finishing fabric.  It's all stuffed and I'm not taking all that Polyfil back out.  I think it still looks cute though.

I did pick my finishing fabric BEFORE I actually stitched this.  I wanted to make sure the floss matched the finishing fabric.  Sometimes I forget to do that before stitching a small quick project.  I just used what was in my stash and I may restitch it again and make 1 in a pink color.  I will have to look at my finsihing fabrics to decide.


Monday, February 13, 2017

MBT 10 Commandments FINISHED!!!!

Come and HAPPY DANCE with me as I finished stitching My Big Toe 10 Commandments!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  I put the last of the stitches in on last Saturday night, but DH and I had a formal dinner to attend so I was not able to blog about it.  I'm sure though if you heard a small...ok loud...squeal that would have been from me when I put in that last stitch!!!  However, I did manage to get the picture taken so I would know exactly when I finished it before leaving for the dinner.

Here she is!!!  Now.....to take her to be framed!!!!

Thank you for allowing me to share my progress on this project with you.  I hope I have not bored you to tears with it.

It is stitched on 36ct Legacy Edinburgh Linen by Picture This Plus using 2 7/8 skeins of Gloriana Midnight Silk thread and 1 skein of NPI #503 (the red accent color).  I stitched this with one strand over 2 threads for the entire project with the exception of the Hebrew word underneath "I AM".   That is stitched with one strand of Midnight over one linen thread.

I will be sure to post a picture of it when it gets framed.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, February 6, 2017

New iStitch chart is out!!!

WOOHOO!!!  Carol of iStitch Designs has a new chart called Sew White Rabbit.  It is sooooo cute stitched on this red linen that it just can't help to catch your eye!!!  So head on over to her blog and get yours today!!!  I will be!!!  Just click on the link above for her blog or HERE.

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Friday and a new project to start.....

Happy Friday everyone!!!!  I just had to post a quick picture of what I am going to stitch for myself.  WOW!!!  Yes.....this project will be for me.  I find that I stitch so much for everyone throughout the year that I do try to get a project for myself in throughout the year for myself.  And this one is not a B.O.P.!  (Big ole project is my acronym to say versus using the other name that people tend to use.)

Because I am leaving up my little Whimzi tree that I put every year for Christmas, I thought it needed a new Whimzi for this Christmas.  I meant to start this back in January when we were having some snow here but unfortunately, that didn't happen.

This is JN Frost Flower chart and supplies to stitch it up,  Yes I do have the Whizmi to frame it with but I just forgot to pull it out to photograph with the other supplies.  One great thing about JN whimzi's they can be made in to small ornaments without using the frames.  That is what I will be doing once I have used up all my Whimzi's!

Of course with it being February, I needed to change out my scissor fob for something with Love on it and what better choice than SB Love scissor fob!!!  I made this long ago and I pull it out every year to use.  Yes.....I do change my scissor fobs for the seasons as well as my ORT catchers.  My husband always asks when I buy a new pair of scissor if I really do need another pair and do I actually use them all?  Well OF COURSE I USE THEM ALL!!!  What better excuse to change your scissor fob and scissors for the different seasons and holidays??!!!  LOL   Only other cross stitchers can understand this concept.

I'm off to stitch the day away!!!  Hopefully I can complete this one today as I have NO CHORES to do today!!!  YEAH ME!!!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday.....

Well it is time for my WIP and 1st of the month report for the Stitcher's Garden Vintage SAL.   As you most know, my chart really isn't all that vintage.  Well if you call it being in my stash ever since it was released, then YES....it's Vintage!

I have been concentrating on working on MBT 10 Commandments as I was nearing the end of it and that has taken my attention away from Mirabilia's The Lady of the Flag.  I started to stitch on her the other day so I could have some progress to report only to find out that I had stitched one area 2X.  So I ripped out the wrong portion and now have it restitched in correctly.

I have checked my stash and I did have the Kreinik Braid that is used in the flag pole so hopefully by my next post on Feb 15, it will be somewhat stitched in!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read and follow my blog.


Friday, January 27, 2017

TUSAL report...

I knew I forgot something when I posted my Smalls SAL today.  I meant to also post my TUSAL report!!!  It was listed on It's Daffeycat blog that today was the day to post and I STILL forgot to do it earlier.  Oh well.

Here is what all I have from this year.  You can read about what I have been stitching on my Smalls post.  Not too bad for all the things I have gotten stitched this year thus far!!!

Now I REALLY am off to stitch!!!

Happy Stitching everyone and thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

January Smalls SAL .....

Once again we are starting our Smalls SAL!!!  Heather from Stitching Lotus is our wonderful hostess for this SAL.  You can click on her blog title Stitching Lotus to find our more about it and to sign up if you want to join us!!!

I've been quite busy stitching trying to stay ahead of the game for birthday presents and my ornaments.....and anything else stitching that might catch my interest!!!!  LOL

This is Foxwood Crossing's K initial on a medium sled.  I bought it while visiting family in TN at Dixie Darlin cross stitch shop in Pigeon Forge, TN.  It is stitched in the bead colors and DMC floss suggested!!  This was such a fun design to stitch, and I foresee many more gifts being stitched like this one.  (Thank you again Robin for getting me addicted to these sleds!)

This next project is from BBD In Friendship's Way book.  I did not use the box that BBD suggested as it was not available at my local Hobby Lobby.  So I just used the next best thing......chose another size box.

I stained the box with Minwax Wood Stain Early American 230 color.  Here is the Wood Stain if anyone wanted to know exactly what it looks like, and I found it at Lowes.

I finally got around to sewing the ribbon onto my SB 2015 O Christmas Tree ornament.  Ribbon finishing is not my favorite thing to do when sewing it onto ornaments with the beads.  I find it very "fiddley" to get the ribbon to lay the way I think it should lay.  And yes.... I have watched Teri Richard's of SB You Tube video on how to attach it properly.  Numerous times in fact to make sure I am doing it right.  I guess I wasn't in the right mood for finishing it the other day as a couple sides didn't turn out the way I wanted them to and stick out too far.  But IT'S DONE....and I'm not taking it apart.  I would MUCH RATHER attach rickrack and beads or make a cording and sew it on to go around my ornaments than attach the ribbon edging.

This is SB Happy Christmas freebie.

And the back of Happy Christmas.

The last picture is an ornament for myself which was inspired for me to start after reading Vonna's blog The Twisted Stitcher.  She had posted about her Christmas trees on Days 21 and 22 last year and said she had a PS tree.  You can see it here on her blog.

I have stitched many PS ornaments for friends over the years but have never kept one for myself.  Well I did this past December but I wanted to add to that ornament this year.  So I stitched PS 2006 Santa, and he is stitched on 36ct Summer Khaki.

Now....to decide on which PS Santa to do next.  I'm thinking of starting 2014 Santa, but I will have to go look in my PS binder to see which Santa or ornament INSPIRES me to stitch next!

I'm off to stitch for the rest of the day.  Happy Stitching everyone!