Monday, December 11, 2017

Sea Witch

Last night I finished page 2 of Sea Witch.

I almost kept her out since most of the next page is black and would not have taken long to do but there are lots of other things to stitch!

The Forgotten from Tilton Crafts came out next.  It was one of my new starts this year and only had a few stitches in it.

As it turns out. Those were the wrong color so I frogged them and restitched them in the correct color.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Master and Sea Witch

Saturday, I finished page 5 of The Master and I'm very pleased how it's looking so far.  This also completed the first row of pages.

After I took him off the q-snaps, Sea Witch came back out.  I struggled with her last time she was out since these wings are a little confetti heavy.  I think I made pretty good progress this weekend.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Page 4

I did finish page 4 of Tilton's The Master last Saturday.  I'm really pleased with how the cat in the bottom right came out. 

I started the partial page 5 and haven't managed to stitch since Sunday.  I want to pull this back out tonight and make some progress.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Master

The Master saw lots of progress this weekend.

Since it's Thanksgiving this week, I would really like to see a page finish this week but we'll see.  I'm almost done with the top half the page so it may be doable.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Old European Sampler page finish

Last night I finished page 2 of Steve Rousseau's Old European Sampler.  I'm really enjoying this one with just the few colors it has and I think the conversion, especially the browns, work well together.

The Master has been using Jedi mind tricks and has made a reappearance.  I haven't worked on him at all this year and my goal is to finish the full page and partial page of this row.  Here's where I left him last year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Old European Sampler update

After my finish of Santa's Sleigh I dug through my bag 'o WIPs and pulled out Old European Sampler.  Here's where I started last week.

And here is where I was last night.

I'm hoping for a page finish in the next couple of days.

Monday, November 6, 2017


Yesterday afternoon, I finally finished the stitching on Santa's Sleigh.

I hoped to get the beading done and I managed it just after midnight.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A little more progress

Fall must officially be here since we got some snow yesterday.  Maybe it won't feel quite so odd to be stitching something Christmas themed.

This is last night's progress on Santa's Sleigh.  I'm hoping to start beading this weekend.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Santa's Sleigh, an update

Fall has finally arrived.  I had to turn the heat on yesterday and we're supposed to get our first hard freeze tonight.  My DH says we're going to get whatever we plan to save out of the garden after we get home tonight.  Since I've already picked tomatoes, it shouldn't be too bad.  Just peppers to go.

I don't have much to update this time.  I'm still working on Santa's Sleigh by Nora Corbett and since my stitchy bug has made a strong reappearance, I've been making pretty good progress.




I've started on the packages since the last picture but I haven't taken another one yet.  Beading will be done after the stitching is completed.

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.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The detail is in the confetti!

I'm still working on those confetti filled flames.  I'm hoping to have them done tonight or tomorrow so I can move onto the rest of the page.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hello there!

I saw this guy early Saturday morning.  I don't know what kind he is, but if anyone knows, please tell me.

I made some nice progress on Lust last week.  I'm hoping to finish all the confetti in the flames over the next week or so.  Then, the bulk of the rest of the chart should be big blocks of color for the most part.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dang, it's hot out there!

I think summer is here, with a vengeance!!  It's supposed to be 100 degrees here today and that's before you account for humidity.  Yuck!

Last weekend was hot but Saturday morning, we brought this lovely home from where it's been stored.  I would really love to get it running again and be able to drive it.

This is where Blue Moroccan Lace is right now.  I spent 30 minutes last night trying to decide on the next color to add and put it away.  Lust came back out instead.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blue Moroccan Lace

I've made some slow progress on Blue Moroccan Lace over the last week.  We've had a baseball tournament which has slowed me down!

This isn't the outside border but it still matched up!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Since Photobucket is being a pain and wants to charge a lot of money to be able to use their photo sharing ability with blogger, I need to look for a new photo hosting service.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Anyway,  I finally made it to the end of the row I was working on in Heritage Sampler.

At that point, I needed a change  of scenery so I pulled out Star Spangled Banner from Northern Expressions Needlework.  I finished the stripe I had been working on last time it was out and started the next white stripe.  I was having problems with stitch placement so I started the next red stripe.  At that point, I decided I'd had enough of all specialty stitches.

Yesterday, I'd also worked on finishing kitting up Chatelaine's Blue Moroccan Lace Mandala.

Here's what I've got.  My helper approved!

I hope to get a start on this tonight but there's baseball, so maybe.