Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It's been a bit

So some things happened which left me wondering how, why, etc.  But I don't want to go there.  

My stitching is kind of limping along right now.  I've only made a little progress in the last month.

Here's as far as I made it on Irish Chain before I got tired of dealing with the fiddly color changes with the Kreinik silk.


I've had Nora Corbett's Santa's Sleigh in the new start pile for a while.  Fabric is Wicked Garden from Colour Cascade Fabrics.





Sunday, September 17, 2017

An update

So it's been a rough couple of weeks.

 On August 30, I became, unexpectedly, unemployed.  And let me just say, that sucked.

Things are looking up now and I have to totally agree with "When one door closes, another door opens" because I've found my open door and have gone through it.  

Sadly, I didn't do a lot of stitching over the last two weeks.  My stitchy bug was chased away by the funk I found myself in.  Maybe it went on vacation with my appetite since I didn't have that either.  I lost 15 pounds which I'm totally aware isn't good.

Anyway.  I finished band 4 on Loara Standish

Then she was put away.

I pulled Beaded Dragonfly Tile back out and did make a bit of progress, mostly over a weekend.

Sea Witch came back out.

And I couldn't settle in with it.  So it was put away.

Then I decided maybe a new start would help and I pulled out a Kreinik Kit I bought at Hobby Lobby years ago, back when they actually had more than Dimensions kits.  This was probably about the time I was buying Mirabilia charts there.

I started 

 and progress my first night

Monday, August 28, 2017

Two more goals met!

I hope all my readers had a great weekend!  Mine was a little busy with a birthday but I still managed to meet two more of my goals.

This WIP turned 15 Saturday

Love that kid!

Saturday, I finished page 2 of Tilton's Feathers in the Wind.

It then went back in with all the other WIPs and Loara Standish came back out.  Sunday, I finished band 3.  And since I'm a little crazy and stitching this pretty girl reversibly on 50ct Kingston, here are the 

and back

Loara is still out and I'm working on band 4 which is all double running stitch.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Did anyone get a good view of the eclipse yesterday?  We live in the area of totality and the sky ended up being very cloudy so we couldn't see the eclipse itself but the 360 degree sunset was interesting.  I'm very glad I took yesterday off from work too since we live in a little village in the country and the highway was packed.  The interstate to the north was a madhouse.  No thank you!

Instead, I got to do way more cooking than I generally do since my in-laws came up for the eclipse.  I did get some stitching done though.  This is page one of He Came With the Rain from UnconventionalXS.  That bottom right corner starts to see the girl's headwear and was all confetti.  The rest of it wasn't too bad though.

Saturday morning, I pulled out Feathers in the Wind from Tilton Crafts.  I think I made some huge progress!  Here's before

And here's my progress as of last night

I LOVE tent with large blocks of color!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Page 24

Saturday afternoon, I finished page 24 of Lust.  

I had planned on starting page 25 but I just couldn't do it so I went downstairs to my bag o WIPs and pulled out several.  He Came With The Rain from UnconventionalXS is the project that went on the QSnaps.   I'm hoping to finish page 1 in the next week or so since they're not very big pages.

Today, my kiddos went back to school!  I can't believe I have a 9th grader and a 6th grader!  I finished up some of the paperwork last night so the 9th grader can play football and he can get his chromebook for class.  Today, he also has concussion testing so he can start football practice tomorrow.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Page 23

Last night, I finished page 23 of Lust!

I've started page 24 and am hoping to finish that page by the weekend, but since school starts next week, we have meetings and open houses tonight.  This weekend, I'm planning on making salsa verde and doing something with the over abundance of elderberries on the bushes.  The corn also needs picked, cut off cobs and frozen and I think there are tomatoes ready to go.  Busy, busy!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Working on a page finish

I made lots of progress this weekend!  I have under 1000 stitches left on this page and page 24 is maybe 10 stitches wide.  I'm hoping I'll have both pages finished by next weekend.