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