Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Progress and Plans

Some progress on the Pitbulls.  

These are my colors for Save The Stitches.  This is the metallics and beads I chose.

These are the threads I chose.  I picked out 7 but I only need 5 and I am going to do it dark to light.  Right now I am leaning towards 910, 911, 913, 954 and 955. I think 3818 is way too dark and 912 looks the same as 913 so it can go too.  I can't wait to get this started.  I just need the fabric and I will have to order that from Because You Count.

Happy New Years everyone!!  My resolution is to get to bed earlier.  I hate waking up tired and I want to change that, but I am a night owl, always have been so this will be a challenge for me.  I hope you all and your families have a wonderful and prosperous new year!!  Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A few little things

If you are somebody who likes doing Stitch-A-Longs (SALs), there is a group on facebook called Cross Stitch, It's fun!!! that you should join.  You do need a facebook account to join.   I think there is a SAL every month and maybe even 2 a month.  WonderfullyHopeless, who is a youtuber who makes stitching videos started the group and is really putting a lot of work into it to make it fun.  I am a member of other stitching groups and there are so many rules on what you can post, SALs, and pretty much everything that I am nervous to post anything in case I am breaking a rule, but this group is not like that.  Of course there are rules, like do not share copyrighted charts and don't be mean but that is just common sense stuff.  Anyway they are a really great group of people and I am really enjoying being a member.

And a little/big freebie.  BrookesBooksPublishing is offering a freebie Advent Animals.  Click on the picture of each animal to view the chart.  They are very cute and look like they would be quick to stitch up.  I think I might make them into tree ornaments and the kids could put one on the tree everyday until Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

And to all a good night!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays or Happy or Merry whatever you celebrate from my family and me.  Brayden woke up sick this morning and is snoozing beside me on the couch right now so we might just have a very quiet Christmas and that is quite ok by me!

Monday, December 22, 2014

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas....

But I am pretty sure we aren't going to have one. :(  The weather person says +14 and major rainfall!  Not how I picture Christmas day but we will make do.

Here are my loves playing on their Daddy's phone.  

My mom, sister and niece were over for a morning of Christmas baking and here is Elly "helping" her Nona.  Thomas was way to cool to be helping us bake... instead he was trying to sneak presents to his room to unwrap.

I received my last package from LizzieKate.  I am sad to see these come to an end but they were so generous with the prizes.  If you ever get a chance to enter a LizzieKate contest do it!  Click here to visit LizzieKate blog.  They are always showing new designs they are releasing and that is where I found out about the contest.

I have been stitching away on these Pitbulls for my nephew.  Wowzers there is major confetti happening!  But I am really happy with how it is looking!  I hope he will be too.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Once Upon A Time is Complete!!!

First off I want to say a very big Thank You to The Frosted Pumpkins!  This pattern was so enjoyable to stitch.  Secondly, sorry about the wrinkles, I don't own an iron and I literally just put the final stitches in and snapped a picture.  Next time I go to my mothers I will iron it up.  If I am going to continue on with this stitching business, I should probably invest in my own iron, I think.  Here it is complete:

And here it is by row.  This bottom row was my favorite!  And see the Fleur De Lis at the very bottom?  That is covering up that blue highlighter my boy "accidentally" made.  Haha lesson learned, I now lock everything up tight when I am not working on it.  

Now on to the Pitbulls for my nephew.  And to decide if I need to get this or if I should finish up some things I already have on the go.  I will probably buy it.  :)  Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Just call me The Mad Tatter

A few of us ladies from the stitching guild have decided to learn how to do tatting.  Below is my first attempt.  I don't have the proper needles, I am just using a longish "Carpet??"  needle I have from a "home repair kit"  I am quite resourceful when I need to be.  

This was super fun.  I think I will make a few up and give them for Christmas ornaments. 
  I learned how to do this from a youtube video:
The kiddos made this last weekend.  I am surprised there is any candy on it as they sure had their fill while they were decorating!
 My little loves decorating the tree.  Thomas just took an ornament and shoved his hand into the tree and let them go.  I am worried that I will end up throwing some out with the tree this year.
 They did a pretty good job though!

And I totally stole "The Mad Tatter" from another blog, With Needle and Thread, her mom does tatting and that is what she calls her :)  Happy Stitching! or Tatting now I guess!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

1/6th finished of Cars!

I got the whole bottom of Cars done.  I feel like the most boring part is done... that road was hateful!  Brown, brown, brown and black.  

I started on December's block for Once Upon A Time and I can't wait to have it all done!

This is the new game in our house... at least Brayden just piles the toys high on one side and doesn't throw them all on the floor.   They make my heart smile.

Last night we took them to look at some Christmas lights and we went by a house that had a lot of lights and Brayden says "That is a disaster of lights"  

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!   Happy Stitching!