Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cars update

Hello friends!!  I have been stitching away on Cars again.  This is what it looked like last time you saw it.

And here is where I am now.  I am really not sure about these colors but Lightening McQueen looks so good that I am sure they will look fine in the end.

Happy stitching!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Never trust a 2 year old with your stitching...

Hello stitchy friends!  So this is what your stitching will look like if you leave it alone with a 2 year old.  Not all 2 year olds will be this creative, my own 2 year old doesn't ever touch my stitching.  He doesn't seem to have any interest in it but my little niece Elly was all over this!  Anyway it has been returned to it original state and I am going to have to get her her own stitching to do.  

The is a Disney Cars pattern from Etsy but it is no longer available.  

Last night was Temari Tuesday and I made this one.

One more Christmas present off the list!

I have been searching for a Halloween tree for awhile and today I found one for $15!  It even lights up!  I am planning to stitch some little ornaments so hopefully next year this tree will be all decked out!  The pumpkin was decorated by my Thomas, the next Michelangelo I am sure, and I bought the little table at Value Village for $4!  I just couldn't let it stay there for $4!  I think I will paint it but I am just not sure what color yet.  

Here is my little tree up close.  All the little pumpkins go over lights and I stuck them all on thinking there would be enough to cover every light and once I saw that there wasn't I found out that they don't come off very easily or maybe not at all as I didn't get any back off because I was scared I was going to rip the lights off.  So we are a little pumpkin heavy on one side but with some more ornaments on there I am sure you won't even notice... right??

Thanks for stopping by!!  And if you have a Halloween tree I would love to see it, let me know in the comments if you have a picture of yours any where :) 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Finish #7

Halloween Spooky Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Started Nov.18.2014
Finished Oct.15.2015
Stitched on 28ct Doubloon Cashel from Picture This Plus
Fibers used : DMC and Weeks Dye Works

Post #200!!!

Well who would have thought that I would start a blog, keep it going for 2+ years and have posted on it 200 times??  Not this girl!  haha!  I thought at the first that I would start this blog and my children and grand children might read it someday and have a bit of info to go with my stitched pieces.  I really didn't think anyone that I didn't know would be interested enough to read my thoughts one time let alone come back for the second or third time.  And I am completely blown away that there are some very dear to me souls that read and comment regularly.  So for that I am thankful to all of you who have ever stopped in here and had a look and I am over the top thankful to all of you who keep coming back and subscribing and leaving the most wonderful comments!!  XOXO to all of you!

I also just wanted to say that everyone who leaves a comment I go and check out your blog.  And this might be showing my OCD tendencies but I have to start at the first and read all the way to the present.  Some of the newer blogs I am all caught up and commenting away.  But some of you older blogs that have started back in 2005(!!??!!) it is taking me a little longer as you can imagine, but I will get there I promise :)  

So if there was an award for posting to your blog 200 times I would dedicate it to all of you <3  Thank you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October TUSAL

Hey!  Here is my October TUSAL.  I am pretty happy with my progress this month, 3 or possibly 4 different project orts in the jar this time.  Actually there might even be 5 but one small project I can't show yet but hopefully pretty soon I will be able to.  

Happy stitching!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

E is for Eyeballs

Hello stitchy friends!  I didn't get as much accomplished as I had hoped for on Halloween Spooky Sampler but I did finish one of the E blocks.  Only 2 more to go and small little bit of the border and I will be all done.  The finish line is in sight!  And how cute are those little candy corns?!?

Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pam Reid's Stitching Style Tag

Hey!!  I just finished watching a tag video on youtube about stitching style so since I don't make youtube videos I thought I would answer the tag on here.  Also if you wanted to watch the original tag video I have inserted it below.  She is from NFLD and I just love her accent and I think she is hilarious!  

1)Favorite fabric - I really enjoy stitching on linen but with nothing close by except a Micheals I will use what ever I can get my hands on.

2)Hoop or Frame - I love my Q-snap!!

3)Do you use a stand or just hold your frame - I just hold it.  I would love to get a stand to hold my Q-snap some day but for now holding it is fine.

4)What is your favorite time to stitch - Probably in the afternoon during Thomas's nap, though those are getting shorter so my favorite time is probably going to change to any moment I can get a few stitches in :)

5)Do you use a printed paper copy of your chart or digital - I am a paper copy kinda gal.  

6)Are you a floss licker - Floss licker all the way.

7)Do you hoard or buy supplies as needed - I pretty much buy as needed.  I do have a little stash of Mo's Sale floss and quite a few patterns but I only kit up as I am getting ready to stitch them.

8)What is your favorite floss - Mo's Sale is lovely but as for DMC/Anchor I would have to choose DMC.

9)Are you a serial starter or do you have a WIP at a time - I would have to say I am somewhere in between.  I probably have 10-15 WIPs/UFOs but I don't really feel the urge to start something new all the time but I definitely need to have more than one WIP on the go at a time or I would be so bored.

10)do you have more FFOs or UFOs - FFOs

11)Do you watch tv while stitching - YES!  They go hand in hand, I can't stitch without something to watch and I can't watch something without having something to stitch.

12)Do you mostly stitch alone or do you ever get together with someone to stitch - I meet up with a stitching guild once a week to have a stitching evening.  I also stitch a lot with my sister but she is a seasonal worker and doesn't really have time to stitch in the summer so that hasn't been happening much lately.  

13)Do you like to experiment and alter things with your charts or do you stitch them just as written - Always stitch them as written.  I wish I was braver when it comes to altering them but I feel I decided to stitch them because I liked how they looked and I am much better off leaving the designing to the professionals.

14)Do you bobbinate floss or not - I have a lot of floss on bobbins but I am slowly switching to floss bags. 

15)Do you start a project in the middle of your fabric or at the corner - I always start in a corner but it doesn't always have to be the same corner.  If it is a smaller project I will most likely start in the top left corner but if it is a full coverage piece with multiple pages I will start on page 1 where ever that may be.  But I never start in the middle.  That possibly could be my touch of OCD showing.  

16)Do you have a WIP rotation - I have a rotation with my full coverage pieces but it isn't a timed rotation.  I stitch one full page and then move on to the next but lately I have been adding a smaller piece in between the large pieces just so I get a finish now and then.  

17)do you use a time keeper to keep track of how long it takes you to complete a project - Not by the hour.  I usually write down when I started a piece.  On one of my full coverage pieces I am keeping track of how many days I have stitched on it but I would be nutty if I had to keep track of the 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there.  Ugh!!  That would take all the fun out of it :)

18)Do you use the parking technique - I do... but not always.

19)Do you keep your orts - Of course!

20)Do you like to have a snack or drink while stitching - I always have water beside me.  

Thanks for stopping by!!  And if anyone would like to do this tag by all means go ahead!!  The one rule is you have to let me know in the comments if you do it so I can go read yours :)  Happy tagging and happy stitching!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

W is for witch

How cute is she?!  

Happy Thanksgiving Canadian Stitchy Friends!!
And happy weekend to everyone else!! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Spooky Sampler

Hello stitchy friends!!  I have been working on The Frosted Pumpkins Halloween Spooky Sampler.  This is what is looked like last time you saw it.

And here is it now.  I am quite done with that border but it sure is pretty but very aggravating! 

And I found something out today.  The Frosted Pumpkins will send you a copy of any pattern they have updated that you previously purchased.  You just have to used the same email address you used to purchase them the first time.  For example below is the old Autumn Sampler with the numbers on it and next to it is the updated version without the numbers.  I didn't realized until I had these pictures side-by-side that they are the exact same just one has the numbers removed.  haha!  I thought they had filled in each block more after they took the numbers out but I am pretty sure they are the exact same.  Anyway good to know for future patterns.  

I hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday!  Tonight we are off to our second 4H meeting Brayden really enjoyed himself at the last one so I am looking forward to going again tonight.  :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Save The Stitches Part 5

Hello my stitching friends!  I was feeling the urge to stitch on my Save The Stitches so that is just what I did and I completed Part 5.  

And here is the whole thing, wrinkles and all... next purchase will be an iron.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!