Thursday, December 30, 2010
So on the stitching front, I'm so mad at myself. I was merrily stitching away on the snowflakes and I couldn't figure out why things were not lining up right. Yep you guessed right the whole piece I've stitched in the middle is 1 stitch down to far. So I've spent who knows how many hours unpicking it all. As you can see from the picture I still have the verse and the alphabet to unpick before I can start stitching again.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I need to figure out what I'm missing for the January challenge, so hopefully I'll be some what ready for it.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Not sure why I'm jumping all over the place on this piece, that isn't usually my stitching style, I know I hate stitching the half stitches on 25 count fabric, I know there was a reason I should have picked a linen and stitched over 2.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
and the back
I've never finished an oval ornament before, so I hope it isn't too lopsided for my first try.
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful night.
Not sure with the holidays approaching how much stitchy stuff I'll have to show next week. Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.
If your still reading, a quick question on my stitched piece. I messed up at the bottom border around JOY, if you look at the corners of PEACE and the bird you can see the corners should be notched. Now which way do you like them better, should I unpick the 2 corner stitches at joy or fill in the 2 corners at peace. Hope I haven't confused or lost you.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
So keep your fingers crossed they fix the problem sooner then later.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Once again a bad dark photo, but it shows what I got done today. I'm still playing with my list of 15 charts for the Crazy January Challenge hopefully I'll have it fine tuned in the next couple of days to share. Hope everyone is having a warm and wonderful Wednesday.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Hopefully next week I'll have some new stitchy stuff to share. Wishing everyone a safe and warm weekend.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
So after contemplating I decided on these colours
I'm still not certain of the red I picked might change my mind on that still. I have time I'm stitching this with Cat and Wendy and just between us I don't think either of them have picked out fabric or thread yet. LOL Hurry up ladies are I'll have to get out the wet noodle.
My first apology is to Gillian, I was in a humbug exchange with Gillian and received the most gorgeous humbug from her but have been neglecting posting a pic. Here is some pics of the beautiful humbug she designed just for me.
My next apology I owe is to Jane I entered her draw for this wonderful owl kit
So to my amazement went I opened the envelope all of these goodies came tumbling out, it was like Christmas morning.
Included was a cross stitcher project bag, a bookmark to cross stitch, 2 packages of Dress It Up buttons,a cute bookmark, a package of 14 count fabby in buttermilk, a skein of Metallic DMC, and some super cute ribbon that says "No Peeking" and of course the Owl Kit. I love everything Thank you again Jane for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.
Oh just so you don't think I have no manners both ladies were Thanked promptly by email, but I should have posted pictures sooner my mother raised better then that.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The first picture is of our snow dog Jack, I'm sure he would move outside until it melts he is like a big kid.
This is a picture looking across one of our fields.
This is looking up our driveway towards the road.
I'm sad to say I didn't get a lot of time to work on the SAL I'm doing with Denise, just seemed something was always coming up. I did get a fair bit of stitching done on various ornaments known that I can show pictures of anyways. My plans for the day after building a snowman with the youngest child include stitching stitching and more stitching, so hopeful there will be more progress to show next Friday.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
All I have left to do on the first page is the rest of the spiders, the bat. The letters I'm leaving for last not sure if I'm going stitch them in black or maybe introduce a new colour purple or orange maybe. Check out Denise's progress on her blog, her stitching is beautiful. Oh I see I forgot a stitch on the witch it will be filled in by next update.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The next two pictures I borrowed from Gillie's blog.
I'll post a picture of mine that I receive as soon as the snails arrive with it, the post is getting awful these days.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Not sure why the fabric is showing up this dark.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I got my pattern quite a while ago, made myself a working copy thank goodness. I hummed and hawed about fabric then decided to try dyeing my own which turned out fantastic. The only thin I was left with was deciding on thread, my not so well stocked, not so local LNS didn't have much of a selection. I didn't want to use DMC I wanted to try something different so I went with Blacksmith Blue - Perle Cotton Floss by Crescent Colours. I was happy, just had to wait for Denise and if you look at her blog you can read about her frustrations so far. So anyway I got my fabric out, my chart out, my thread out to take a before pic and got distracted with a 2 and half year old and a potty training mishap. When I came back to gather my stuff to take a pic it wasn't there. So you probably imagining that things like that don't just walk away on there own. So I looked around a found what was left of my beautiful stash. You see I have a dog, who at the moment is not in my good graces. When Jack needs to be sick, he eats things outside mostly grass, leafs typical doggy behaviour. But in the house anything and everything is fair game so I found what was left of my floss mixed with who knows what with my fabric and chart. Like I said before super glad I made a working copy. So now I have no fabric and no floss. I'm not about to make the long drive to my not so local LNS so I will be dying more fabric this afternoon and stitching with DMC black. So I'm sure you will understand why no pics today, I'm sure most of you wouldn't appreciate the pics anyway. So hopefully bright and early I'll be stitching up a storm and will post a pic tomorrow.
Hope everyone has had a better day then me.
P.S A quick Thank You to Cat for showing me how to do my links the right way. Thank you Cat.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
So on to the ones I can show you, first is a freebie I found on Heidi's blog http://allmyscatteringmoments.blogspot.com/ it was a lot of fun to stitch and super quick and easy. I didn't have the called for Carrie's threads so I substituted DMC. Sleigh rides stitched on 28 count mystery fabric from my stash.
The second one is from Victoria Sampler in the button up for Christmas collection, I should have stitched it on something other then 28 count fabric it was getting larger then I wanted so I decided not to stitch the greenery that was at the top. So here is Melt your heart.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Inside was a necklace for my DD and cute Halloween colouring book for my DS. Candy goody bags for everyone in my family. Warm fuzzy socks for me if I can keep them away from a certain sock thief. And these 2 Halloween stitchy gifts.
I love both the pumpkin scissor fob and the wonderfully stitched little Halloween ornament. It brought tears to my eyes, and I just want to let everyone in blogland know what a special and caring person Cat is, she is also very talented check out her blog here http://kttycatcrossstitchblog.blogspot.com/ Sorry about the bad pictures but it is a grey and overcast day here.
I'm a bit computer challenged how do, I do a link like the above but instead of the web site it would just say the name Cat, did that make sense.
Monday, October 25, 2010
This reindeer was stitched on 18 count white Aida and it is from the simply red ornament collection from Imaginating.
Sorry its not exactly finished. Will share another pic when I find my scissors.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I was planning on posting an updated pic of my afghan project but it will have to wait seems my camera walked away with a teenage daughter. So when she returns Sunday I'll be posting a few new pictures.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Oh a Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian neighbours
Friday, October 8, 2010
I wasn't going to share this with everyone, I've lost too many babies to get my hopes up. So far things look good, keeping fingers and toes crossed this little one make an appearance at the beginning of March. Going to go sneak in a few stitches on my exchange piece. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I wasn't sure if I should back stitch Eeyore or let him remain the blue lump. Winnie demand to be stitched so I might go back to Eeyore or maybe wait until I've completed the whole afghan. So my question of the day is to you guys back stitch as you go or wait until the end and do it all at once.
I started a new start this morning but I can't share because it's for an exchange, all I can say its its fun so far and I will be stitching another one for myself.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I just need to go along and put the top coat of blue over all those half stitches, not sure I like this 2 different colours in 1 stitch idea.
Friday, September 17, 2010
So at the beginning of the post I mentioned stitchy so the good news is I'm stitching again, I started something new. My friend is expecting her first baby so I thought I would give an afghan a try, not too sure I like stitching on the fabric but it might grow me on.
As you can see its not much of a start but it is a start, this chart calls for a weird way to stitch. I've tried to explain it to 3 people so far and I'm not doing a great job so I thought that I would post a pic to show you what I mean
I've never had a chart call for 2 colours before in one stitch like that. Have a wonderful fun filled day everyone.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
This is all 264 skiens of DMC thread heaped up on my counter, not bad for 5 dollars.
What a nice start to the week, now to wind it all on floss holders.
Seeing that it is the first Monday of the month, I had to pack this away for a week. So I'm back to working on Polar Santa for the Christmas design SAL. I'll post a pic of him later in the week.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This is what it will look like eventually.