Thursday, December 31, 2015

Finish #9

Joy to the World freebie by La Comtesse & Le Point De Croix
Fabric: 28ct evenweave (?) hand dyed by myself
Threads: Red - hand dyed by myself
Green - Moss by Fiberlicious
Started Dec. 29. 2015
Finished Dec. 31. 2015

When I was stitching this my nephew looked at the fabric and says "Oh no what happened?  Let me guess, Thomas!"  I then had to tell him that it was me that made the fabric look like that and I did it on purpose.  

I am still not too sure about this fabric but let me know what you all think.  I think it is a little busy and that I should have stitched something on it in a solid color like all white stitching, which I still can do because I have a lot of it left.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Another row on Pitbulls

My stitching has been a little lacking lately with Christmas preparations and then I pulled a muscle in my neck one week, then next week I started getting migraines from the pulled muscle.  So a trip to the doctor fixed me all up and I am finally starting to feel like myself again so I spent all day yesterday finishing up this row on Pitbulls.  2 more rows to go and I will have a page finish, but first I am going to stitch another day on 12 Days of Christmas because I would like to have that done for next Christmas since I am now late for this past Christmas :) 

Happy Stitching!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry/Happy Christmas/Holidays!!!

Hello stitchy people!  Here I am again at the last minute, well the last 8 minutes of Christmas 2015 to be exact, to wish you Merry or Happy whatever you happen to be celebrating or just happy Friday if that is the case.

My boys had a wonderful day of chocolate, sugar, chocolate, a little turkey and more sugar.  So that pretty much sums up the level of craziness my day was.  But we made it through and everyone went to be happy and exhausted.

The boys seemed to like their cross stitches as much as a 2 and 6 year old can be excited by receiving a cross stitch.  Thomas the 2 year old kept telling me "that yours".  It took a little convincing or maybe he just got fed up with me but he ended up taking it and setting it in his pile.  I hope I can get them hung up in their rooms tomorrow.

I hope you all had lovely days today and that your families are happy and healthy and that maybe you all got to sneak some stitchy time in today!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Nothing like last minute

I finally remembered today to buy frames for Promise Me by Lizzie Kate.  So between my mother and myself we got these framed.  I wouldn't have anything finished if it wasn't for my mother so thank you Mom!

I also made a couple more Temari Balls.  I hope my Christmas crafting days are behind me for this year.  

I hope you all are ready for the holiday season and your families are healthy and happy!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Five Golden Ringgggsssss.

Please tell me you all sang the title just like I do every time I say it!!  

I finished up the fifth day today, I really enjoyed all the gold in this block which you pretty much can't see in this picture but it is there, I promise.

I also finished a row on Pitbulls.  I am about 99.9% sure my nephew will never find my blog, nor ever want to I am sure, so I will say this.  This is my least favorite project.  The chart is horrid!!  So many symbols look the exact same and that white dog used 12 different shades of white!  Even in real life you can't tell the difference between at least 8 of them.  But it does look quite nice and this is what he chose so I will suck it up and get it done.  But he better love it!!!  I'm just kidding but he at least better like it a lot! :)

Thanks for visiting with me!
Happy stitching!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Ornie SAL Blog

Hello again!

I have decided this year to join the Christmas Ornie SAL blog and try to stitch a Christmas ornament each month.  You should all go check it out if you haven't already, they do some beautiful stitching and I am very excited to join them in the new year!


Hello friends!
I don't know if this will be helpful to any of you out there but I feel that it will be super helpful for me.  And maybe you all already know about all of this cloud storage stuff but I have been to scared ever since they (I don't really know who they are...) hacked into the cloud and stole all the naked celebrity pictures.  Not that I have anything near that scandalous to put in the cloud but I guess I felt that it wouldn't stick around since it was so easy to hack into.  I think the hacking issues have been cleared up now though.

Anywhoo, I have been worried lately about something happening to my computer and losing all the pdf cross stitch patterns I have bought or found for free on the web so I did a little research, aka I typed in "best free online storage" on the Googles and they said that Dropbox was the best so here we are.  It was so easy to sign up, literally put you name, email and chose a password.  That was it. I didn't have to tell them my first best friend's second cousin removed's first dog's name or nothing of the like.  I then followed their instructions and moved my patterns into my Dropbox folder and now I can access them over the internet where ever I am at, even if this laptop breaks they will still be there.  I should also add that you do have to download something.  And I approximately have 50 patterns in there right now, 5 of them are Heaven and Earth Designs patterns which are pages and pages and I am only using about 5% of the space I am allowed to use!
If any of you don't have Dropbox and would like to get it I have a referral link that will give you and me 500mb of bonus space!  Click here to sign up.

Friday, December 11, 2015

December TUSAL

Hi everybody!  It is TUSAL time again.
This is the last TUSAL of the year!!  Where did 2015 go?
I really enjoyed participating in the TUSAL and a big thank you to Daffycat for hosting.  I hope to be able to participate again next year.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Hello stitchers!
I am working on Pitbulls by Flumpkins X Stitch.  Here is where I am at

We had our stitching guild Christmas party last night and it was so much fun, great food, great company, lots of laughs.  I couldn't have chosen a better group of people!  It is going to be hard waiting until January for our Tuesday night stitching to start up again!

I hope you all are having a lovely Wednesday!
Happy stitching!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

String stars

Hello friends!
Today I was making some ornaments.  I am not going to call them Christmas ornaments because I think I will find a use for them all year around.  

This is the video that shows how to make them.  It is not in english but will give you an idea.

And here is mine. 

These are the rest.  They were a little finicky but I think they look great hanging on my garland. I also think they would be really cute attached to the gift tag on a present. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Temari Tuesday #6... I think

 Hello stitchy people!!

We made another Temari Ball at stitching group last night.  I am going to have a hard time giving this one away!

Isn't he cute!!

Since I finished Promise Me I started on the fourth day of 12 Days of Christmas.

I couldn't leave this muchkin out since the other one is in the picture above.  Isn't he just as cute as the other one!!

And our book advent calendar is under way.  I am not much for giving my kids chocolate first thing in the morning like I was given as a child.  (I wonder what things I do now with my boys that I think is ok that they will think is crazy when they have kids.)  Plus the chocolate in those advent calendars is nasty!!  So instead I have 24 Christmas books that I wrap up every year and we open 1 a day until Christmas.

You will notice in this picture that Day 2 book is not at the top of the pile.  Nobody knew where it was, Brayden especially said he really didn't know until Daddy-O said "are you sure you didn't put it in your room"  Yep, there is was between his mattress and the fitted sheet, for safe keeping I guess.  Last place I would have ever looked.  Little stinker!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!!

Finish #8

Started November 12, 2015
Finished December 2, 2015
Fabric : 32ct Light Sand Belfast
Fibers : The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works

And I took a picture of the 2 of them together so you all would believe me when I said I stitched them twice.  ;)