Thursday, November 26, 2015

12 Days framework is done!

Hello stitchy friends!!

I managed today to finish all the borders on 12 Days of Christmas.
No more counting!!
Praise the heavens!!

  I am really hoping to get Day 4 finished this weekend.  Wish me luck!

Happy Stitching!

P.S. I read somewhere today that if you polish some toothpaste (the paste kind not the gel kind) into the lens of your camera it will take the scratches out.  Well I tried it and I think that the middle of my picture looks less foggy.  Perhaps this is a poor picture to decide if it did work but hopefully there will be no more foggy pictures!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Promise Me progress

Hi!  The finish is in sight on Promise Me, but it is back to 12 Days to finish another day.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Three French Hens

Hello!  Happy Weekend!

I have finished Day 3 on Plum Street Samplers' 12 Days of Christmas freebies.  To find the charts just go back through the last few blog posts or there is a link down the right side that says "Sunday Mystery Sampler".  I am really excited for Day 4 because it has black in it so I am interested to see how the black I chose looks with these colors.  But back to Promise me for now.  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching :)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Halfway there on Promise Me

Hello stitchy friends!!  This is a double halfway point.  Halfway on this stitch and halfway done of the 3 I am doing.  It is all down hill from here.

Happy almost Friday!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Temari Tuesday

Hi!  Last night at stitching was Temari Tuesday so below is the Temari Ball that I made.  This one definitely had the most preparation involved but was really simple once all the divisions were all marked off.  You start with a north and south pole, then you mark off the equator.  From there I am not sure what happened really but the other lines came together some how and it turned out perfect.  Also the guild member who hosted the meeting last night made the most wonderful meringues, they were divine!     

And I almost have another row finished on Promise Me.  So it will soon be time to stitch day 3 on 12 days!!  I am a little excited to get back to that project.

Well it is time to go put Thomas down for his nap and hopefully I will get this row finished today.                                                                            Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Two Turtle Doves

Hello!  I have another day done on Plum Street's 12 Days of Christmas freebie.  

And I finished a line on Promise Me round #2.  The second line has been started and it seems to be stitching up much quicker the second time around.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stitching!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Promise Me round 2

Hello again!  I have started my second Promise Me.  My plan right now to get this finished without losing my mind to bordom is to tell myself that every time I finish a line on this one I will do another 12 Days day.  I am not much for doing the same thing over more than once.  I also can't believe what a difference it is going from 40ct to 32ct!  32ct seems so huge now.   

I also finished another tatted bookmark.  I don't know if you all will remember the thread I dyed but this is it!  I am pretty pleased with the colors and can't wait to try some more combos.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Partridge In A Pear Tree and a little TUSAL

Hi!  I finished the first day!  Still in love with it :)

And November TUSAL is today.  I have been tatting some bookmarks for Christmas presents so lots of red, white and green orts in there, and since I had Christmas orts I thought my mug that I am using today fit in with that theme.  That is Micah all ready for Santa a few years ago.  She was not too impressed with me ha!

Today is Rememberance Day in Canada and I know it is a special day in other parts of the world also so I included these beautiful words written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

On the first day of Christimas...

Hi friends!  I almost have the first day done and I think this may be my most favorite project ever!  And that is saying a lot since earlier today I had the crown, the bird, the top part of the tree and 2 pears all stitched when I realized they were in the wrong spot and had to haul all that work out and I am still loving it.  If anyone is interested, I am stitching this on 40ct Dirty Linen and I am using Classic Colorworks/Crescent Colours Manor Red, The Gentle Art Cucumber and Treasure Braid PB02.  I am also going to need a black later on and I am not sure yet which one I will use, but I will let you all know when I decide.

I also got a few goodies at stitching night tonight.  One of the ladies was given someone's stash who isn't stitching anymore or who was just cleaning some things out and I got 2 small pieces of fabric 25ct dark blue Lugana and a 28ct black evenweave of some sort, a bunch of Mill Hill beads and some spools of Kreinik.  So thank you kind person who donated these things, I will definitely put them to good use! :)

Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Cars page finish!

Hello!  I am back with a page finish!  Page 7 of 36 is done on Cars and I am happy to be able to put this one away for awhile again! 

Here is the close up, you can just see the corner of Sally starting. 

And here is the whole thing.

And I made a little start on Plum Street Samplers 12 Days of Christmas freebie, which can be found here on their blog.  I don't know if 40ct was a wise choice but it sure is going to be pretty!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Oops! I meant 30th

Hey!  I had a wonderful time yesterday with my stitching group!  And I was totally wrong about what anniversary the Chickadee Guild was celebrating, it was actually their 30th anniversary.  They are a lovely group of talented ladies and I am happy we decided to go over and celebrate with the.  

I also had a very good time shopping at Because You Count,  I was able to get the fabric and threads for Plum Streets Samplers 12 Days of Christmas freebie.  I can't wait to get a start on this one.  4 or 5 of us from the guild are all planning to stitch this so it will be fun to stitch along in person instead of just over the internet.  I wasn't able to get the called for threads but I am pretty happy with the 2 I chose and I really wanted to try 40ct so wish me luck on that.  

In the 50% off bin I found these 2 jems!  $1.60 each!  And there was at least 1 left but it was the same as one of these and there was also a few other Prairie Schooler charts.  Great find as this designer is retirering.  So if you are in Moncton have a peek or if you are not I do know that Because You Count will mail an order to you at actually shipping cost.

I have decided to stitch Celtic Christmas for a Lavender and Lace SAL starting in the new year and while I was looking at conversions I fell in love with this one.  I don't know if I am prepared for the amount of work it is going to be but I bought the metallic and Wisper thread I will need and 4 out of the 5 beads.  So I feel like I am committing even though the thought of it is scaring me.  

These are some of the thread for Halloween Rules by Lizzie*Kate.  Sorry for the cruddy picture they are really much more bright

 I always have a look in the remnants bin for little ornament size pieces so I got this little bundle of 32ct linen and the final spool of Kreinik for Titania

 And lastly these sweet little scissors.

It was such a lovely day I can't wait until we do it again!!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cars progress

Hi!!  Quick little post today.  I have had my niece here for 2 days while her family had to go away so I best not spend all my time writing blog posts ha!  I am getting very close to a page finish on Cars only 1 more column to go!  

Tomorrow I am heading to Mocton with my stitching group to attend a stitch-in hosted by the Mocton stitching guild as it is their 35th anniversary (maybe 25th but I am pretty sure it is their 35th).
So I will have a little haul to share as we are going to visit the stitching shop while we are over.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!  Happy stitching!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I Ice-dyed some tatting thread

Hello!  I was having fun yesterday, well it was fun up until the point I realized I am a moron and didn't straighten the thread out before I dyed it and just put it in a big heap and threw the ice on it.  It took me about 24 hours to untangle this mess of thread!  Not a straight 24 hours, I had my 8 hours of beauty rest in there somewhere ;)  I spent the whole day today untangling this mess, I didn't do any laundry, dishes, sweeping, nothing.  Poor Thomas is lucky he even got fed today, I was on a mission!   But it is now in ball form and I have even started tatting a bookmark and it is so pretty!  The actual color of the thread is somewhere in between the 2 pictures below.  

I started off with white with iridescent sparkles crochet thread.  I was lucky enough to inherit some of my man's grandmother's crochet thread.  I wasn't planning on dying this one but there was some staining on it so I thought what is there to lose?  Anybody have any ideas on a name for this color in case I try to make it again?

Happy stitching,