Saturday, December 31, 2016

Finish #32

Sophie Squirrel by Broooke's Books from the Advent Animals freebie
Started on December 26, 2016
Finished December 31, 2016
Stitched on unknown Aida
Fibers used - DMC

2017 goals

Hello again!

I have been reading others 2017 plans/goals and have been enjoying them so I thought maybe you all would enjoy reading my plans/goals.

First off is my Advent Animals by Brooke's Books.  I completed 12 in 2016 and plan to stitch another 12 in 2017.  There are 25 all together so it would be the icing on the cake if I stitched all 13 this year.

Next up, I joined a Christmas Ornament SAL last year and you choose an ornament to stitch according to the theme for the month.  I was finding by the end of the year that it was becoming a chore to stitch 2 ornaments each month (with the advent animal ornament), so this year (and I hope I am not breaking too many rules) I am going to stitch ABC Christmas by Lizzie Kate.  I had a look and there is a word on it to fit each theme, so I will still be able to belong to the SAL and I am sure 1 word a month isn't too much for me.

I also have ABC's of Parenting in my wip pile that I would like to get finished.  I started it for the Lizzie Kate SAL and I last left off here

For my new year, new start I am going to start Halloween Rules by Lizzie Kate.  I am going to start it on January 1st but I don't know if I will get any further with it until I finish ABC's of Parenting and ABC Christmas.  I kinda made a rule a while back that I can only have 1 wip per designer going at once so if I finish up the other 2 I will put all my time into it.

My Save The Stitches last left off here

I would like to get at least 1 more block done this year.

I have one month finished on The Joyful World by The Snowflower Diaries and would like to get 1 more month stitched

Now on to my full coverage pieces, I am going to start from oldest to newest

Draft Horses - where I left off 

I would like to put in at least 1 stitch on this.  Not very ambitious with this one.

Next is Beatrix Potter Bunnies - where I last left off

I would love to get another page finish on this

Cars - left off here

I will be stitching on this one this month for at least a day so I am pretty confident I can get a page finish on this one sometime this year.

Pitbulls left off here 

I would be happy with a page finish on this one

And last but not least is Hannah Lynn which left off here

I would love to manage another page finish but with the diagonal columns getting so long I would be happy with 2 diagonal columns.

I will also be starting a Mirabilia in March, Mermaid of the Pearls.  I will be happy with any progress I make on it.  I also want to stitch the new freebie from Blackwork Journey called Sublime Stitches but that will only happen if I somehow manage to finish Save the Stitches, so probably not.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my goals for the year.

Happy Stitching!

Last TUSAL of 2016!


Last TUSAL of the year!

I was quite productive this month, the extra 2 days that I forgot to dump my jar helped too.

Here is what I worked on this month

Horror Movie Alphabet by Cloudsfactory - Finished

My sister was very happy with it and could hardly wait to get home to hang it on the wall.

Sophie Squirrel by Brooke's Books from the Advent Animal freebie - Finished

Hocus Pocus - Cat Spell by Cloudsfactory - Finished
My friend was very pleased with this and was happy that all the years she made me watch this movie finally paid off.

That's it for this month.

I hope you all have a safe and happy New Years Eve!

Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Holiday Love

Wishing each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays or just Happy Sunday if today is just another day for you.

My kiddos had a great Christmas, my living room is a disaster and my belly hurts from too many sweets but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Finish #30

 Hocus Pocus - Cat Spell by Cloudsfactory
Started on October 19, 2016
Finished on December 17, 2016
Stitched on 32ct Over Dyed Belfast Linen - Witche's Brew from Stitch In Time Fine Needlework
Fibers used - DMC and Petite Treasure Braid

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sad day

We had to say goodbye to our Micah yesterday.  She was 12 and was in pretty good health right up until yesterday.  I got her when I was 19, my first dog as an adult out on my own.  My kids grew up with her and she was wonderful with them.  

I miss you so much old girl.  xo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

End of November TUSAL

Hey everyone!!

It is TUSAL time again!  Here are my orts. 

And here are the projects that added to those orts :

First Snow a freebie from The Drawn Thread - finished

Fitzwilliam Frog freebie from Brooke's Books Advent Animals - completed

ABC's of Parenting by Lizzie Kate - still working on it

There were also 2 other projects I worked on but they are hopefully going to be Christmas presents so I don't want to ruin the surprise.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Finish #29

Fitzwilliam Frog by Brooke's Books part of the Advent Animals freebies
Started on November 1, 2016
Finished on November 20, 2016
Stitched on unknown linen
Fibers used - DMC

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Haircut day!


Today was finally haircut day.  Please don't judge me on the state of my children's hair. :)

As you can see they were not very excited.  Especially Brayden.

Here is my wild man Thomas with his new doo.  He sat like a little angel while getting his hair cut.  A lady even commented on how well behaved he was.  And then he was done getting his hair cut and the poop hit the fan.  He was crawling behind chairs and he didn't want to wait for Brayden to get his cut and was yelling that he didn't like me because he had to wait.  So he got to sit on a time out and was much better behaved after a little break from reality.  

And here is Brayden doing a silly face.  We never went though any tantrums like Thomas does with Brayden so I am still trying to figure that whole part of parenting out.

I have put a few more stitches in on ABC's Of Parenting which I really need to get finished as I need this hanging in my house as soon as possible.  You know so I don't put Thomas on a permanent time out!

Happy Stitching

Saturday, November 19, 2016

We have a new little stitcher!

Hello stitchy friends!

My boy decided the other night he wanted to stitch so I got him a piece of aida and gave him a little bag of odd and ends threads and let him go to town.  He has since picked up his stitching a few different times and seems to enjoy it.  

Meanwhile I have been working on my Brooke's Books Advent Animal for this month, Fitzwilliam Frog.  I am losing steam on these little guys but Brayden really wants to be able to use them next Christmas so I will keep stitching them.  They also seem to get more involved as the months go by so maybe that is part of the problem too.  

And I put a few more stitched in on ABC's Of Parenting by Lizzie Kate.  Still loving this and can't wait to have it hanging up in my house as a reminder to be as good of a mom as I can be.

I hope you all are getting lots of stitching done.  The weather has gotten chilly the last few days so I hope that kicks my stitchy bug right in the behind and I am able to finish a few things I have on the go that are Christmas presents in time for Christmas this year instead of next.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Finish #28

First Snow freebie from The Drawn Thread
Started November 2, 2016
Finished November 14, 2016
Stitched on unknown linen
Fibers used - Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts and Classic Colorworks from my stash

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A little update

Hello out there!

Not much stitching going on here but a little bit.

I am up to the letter D on ABC's of Parenting.

And a new start on a freebie from The Drawn Thread First Snow.  It is pretty slow going, all those little snowflakes are smyrna crosses so they take twice as long to do.

I hope you are all well!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

My 400th post!

Hello again!

Can you imagine that I have posted here 400 times?!  I am shocked you all haven't gotten sick of me by now :)

So I have started on Fitzwilliam Frog from Brooke's Books Advent Animals.  He is #11 in the series and I can't wait to have them all done.

I also added the hand-dyed lace trim I bought from XJudesign to my Halloween Spooky Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.  I am now going to call this one completely finished!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New start and a couple pirates

Hello again!

I just realized that I shared this project on my TUSAL post but didn't actually tell you all that I had started it.  This is ABC's of Parenting by Lizzie Kate.  I started in on October 24 and am stitching it as part of a Lizzie Kate SAL.  

I am a little late with this picture but here are my 2 loves on Halloween.  They both went into the costume store with different ideas of what they wanted to be but once they saw the hook and sword and gun it was a done deal.  They had a great time out trick-or-treating and I am still tired from all the excitement ha!

Hope you all are well!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

On time October TUSAL #2


I am back for another October TUSAL and here are my orts.

This TUSAL period I worked on :

Hannah Lynn from Heaven and Earth Designs - Worked on this every Saturday for a facebook group SAL

Save The Stitches - finished block 7

12 Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers - finished

Christmas ABC by Sheperd's Bush - finished

Sheila Sheep by Brooke's Books - finished

Trick or Treat Couple by The Frosted Pumpkin - finished

ABC's of Parenting by Lizzie Kate

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!