Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why are there not more hours in the day?


Well I made it through the time change...just barely though.  My body is starting to accept the new time of the day I have to wake up, it put up a good fight last week though.

Now onto the stitching!

I finally finished the little lamb on The Gift by Blackberry Lane.  Now just to finish the border and the verse and it will be all done.

I added a few leaves and stems to February on The Joyful World SAL.

And just yesterday I finished another row on ABC's Of Parenting by LizzieKate.  Only 2 rows to go on this one!

Yesterday was a pretty special day, Thomas turned 4!  I can't believe my baby is 4 years old!  He is full of beans and smart as a whip!  He loves to jump out and surprise people and is quick to give hugs.  He thinks there is no one like his big brother and takes every chance he gets to annoy his big brother also.  His favorite things are lego, WiiU, peanut butter on toast, and chips.  He likes to sneak out to the living room at night to sleep on the couch because he doesn't like the dark and he can't reach the light switch in his room.  He thinks I am magical because I catch him trying to do things he isn't allowed to and can't understand how I knew what he was doing.  He loves to snuggle with his dad in the evenings and me in the mornings.  He eats all of his great-grandmothers cookies when we go visit, and he loves to play with his best friend Elly, his cousin and he told me he doesn't need a girlfriend because he has Elly.  And she loves him just as much.

Happy Birthday Tom-O.  We love you lotsa, lotsa, lotsa!! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Some more progress and a new purchase!


So Brayden and I didn't make it to the embroidery event last weekend.  We were just having an off day and by that I mean there was attitudes flying and it was a wiser decision to just stay home and let everyone cool off.  So that is what we did and the rest of our weekend was so much better for it.  We had Brayden's parent-teacher interview which was wonderful, he is doing great in school and then on Saturday we went for a little road trip which I will talk about later.

I put a few more stitches in on ABC's Of Parenting.  I have decided for sure that I am going to stitch on this every other day until it is finished.  

The Gift by Blackberrylane is getting there.  I am stitching on it today and I am going to get that lamb finished no matter what!

February from the Joyful World SAL is coming along slowly but that is how all my stitching goes so this one is no different.  I took this with me on our road trip last Saturday and managed to get a little more stitched on the grass.

So now to our road trip.  There was a farm show happening in Moncton, NB so off we went early Saturday morning.  I am not one for early morning especially to go to a farm show but there is a stitching store in Moncton so that is what got me out of bed so early.

Here are my boys enjoying the tractors. 

And this was my purchase at Because You Count.  It is the Mothers And Daughters sampler by The Victoria Sampler.  I simply cannot wait to start this but as I was sorting the threads I noticed that I was missing 2 colors so I am going to have to wait until they come in.

Hope you all are well!

Happy Stitching!

Finish #3

Rascal Raccoon by Brooke's Books advent animals freebies
Started February 14, 2017
Finished March 13, 2017
Stitched on unknown Aida
Fibers used - DMC

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Overdue update

Hi guys!

Lots of progress pictures to share today!

Rascal Raccoon had a couple more colors added to him the last day I stitched on him. 

On The Gift by Blackberry Lane I filled in the lamb a little more, I hope to finish the lamb the next day I stitch on it.

I added half a column to Pitbulls.  This is the only column on this page so I should have a page finish very soon on this.

On the February block for the Joyful World SAL I finished the rest of the border and I got started on the fun stuff on the inside.

And I had a new start!  Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  I am stitching this for a SAL over on the Google+ SAL Blog.

Here was my first days progress.

And this was my second day progress.  I am so in love with the colors in this!

And last but not least I finished another row on ABC's Of Parenting.  Just 3 rows to go!  I am thinking about making this my focus piece and stitching on it every other day just to get it finished.  

Tomorrow Brayden and I are going to a little get together with the seniors in the community and the 4H club to learn some embroidery.  I am way more excited to do this than Brayden!  I will try to take some pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching! 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Another Save The Stitches block finished


I finished block 8 of Save The Stitches.  I really should stitch on this more, I can't wait until it is finished!

I almost finished the little lamb on The Gift by Blackberry Lane.  This one should go much faster now, all the tedious parts are over.

It is foggy and wet here today...I am ready for summer sun and warm days.  They can't come soon enough!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February TUSAL

Hi all!  It is TUSAL time again!

Here are my orts for the month

Contributing to the jar this month was -

Cassie Cow - Finished

Cars - Page 8/36 finished

The Gift by Blackberry Lane from 2011 Just Cross stitch ornament issue - in progress

Rascal Raccoon - in progress

February from the Joyful World SAL - in progress

ABC's of Parenting by Lizzie Kate - in progress

Save The Stitches - In progress on block 8

Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Reliving more of my childhood activities

Hello again!

My sister and I took all the kiddos sledding at my Dad's last night and had a ball.  The weather was warm, everyone had a great time and I even went down the hill a few times.  Thankfully there is no photo proof.

I have started kitting up Deepest Love, the beads and Kreinik have been ordered and I am already to start March 1. 

This was my project for guild night this week and I am very happy with my progress since we usually spend more time laughing than stitching.

I am now officially finished all the confetti-heavy bed of straw on The Gift by Blackberry Lane.  Hopefully things move a little quicker on this project now.

Well guys it is finally Friday!!
Happy Weekend!
Hope the sun is shining and you're doing something you love.