Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Mirabilia-Sun Goddess

Happy 15th of the month and Mirabilia Release Day! I really like this new one. She reminds me quite a bit of the queens. Enjoy and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Weekly Stitching and Haul

Happy Fat Tuesday!!! It seems very early to be saying that but I hope everyone get in a little celebration today as we get the start of the Easter season going.

I started a new project. What a shocker! I bought a pattern of Elsa and one of Anna from Frozen to do for my nieces and I decided to start them, in hopes of having them both finished by Christmas. It is a beautiful stained glass look but the confetti is killing me. I must start looking at patterns closer before I purchase. I don't have much done but pretty decent for only a few days work.

She will look like this when finished.

I decided to pull out the Early Americans series on Thursday. I had to rip a good portion out of the Betsy Ross square and then I stitched on this project all weekend. I know I put it in time out due to having to rip out but I wish I had done it at the time and continued to work on it, as I love this project. It is my goal to continue working on this until I finish or feel like I need to rotate. I have discovered that I started it too far over on the fabric and I am going to be close to the right edge but it is just going to have to work.

I purchased the Mirabilia in January and the Plum Street in February. I really want to start the Plum Street Sampler one soon but I still need fabric for it. I was enabled by a flosstuber!

I hope your temps are getting warmer and lots of stitching is had by all this week!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Weekly Stitching

Good Morning! It is a brisk 21 this morning and a few flurries were falling as I walked into work. I am hoping we don't have bad weather at the end of the week as my monthly stitch group is set to meet on Saturday. We haven't met since December as January date had snow.

I stitched quite a bit this week.

Love Never Fails-Barbara Ana

I love the colors on this and it was hard to put down.

Henry VIII-Heaven and Earth Designs

I was in need of a few threads and I picked those up on Saturday and started filling in the spots that were in need of those threads.

I have just about decided that I will work on Henry, one other project, and an ornament as my rotation. I will add in the Man a Month SAL and the new Farmhouse Series by Little House as they come out. I want to be able to get several finished this year and I think maybe this will allow me to. I would love to finish Henry this year as well. What are you working on this week?

Friday, February 2, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas Series-Little House Needleworks

Is anyone else a sucker for a series? I am, especially when it is from Little House Needleworks. I am sure that you all have seen the new series entitled Farmhouse Christmas. I have the first pattern on order and need to look through my fabric to see if I have anything that works. Would anyone like to join me in a SAL? I most likely will not start it until the middle/end of February.

You can check out the site for information on items needed to complete the series and there is also a free border to do all the patterns on one large piece of fabric, which is what I will be doing.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Weekly Stitching

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did a lot of stitches this weekend.

I worked on Henry VIII-HAED
I have skipped around a little bit as I need to get a few threads. It is starting to get confetti heavy but I can't wait to be able to see the picture come to life.

I am doing a Man of the Month SAL-Amy Bruecken
This is so cute! I saw it finished at a retreat I went to last year and just got it this past Thursday and had to start it right away. I am determined to stay caught up on so that it will be finished in December.

I signed up for Stitch from Stash this year and I have a budget of $25 a month. This month I spend 32.55 but I had 7.00 credit for a finish on Dog Rules for People so that makes me only in the hole for 55 cents for January! I am pretty proud as I was afraid it would be much worse.

We are getting snow flurries today and I have heard the Big One will be here by the weekend. Do you have snow where you are?

Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekly Stitching, Haul, and Cross Stitch Crushes

Good Morning!!! I hope you all had a great week full of stitching. I feel like I got quite a bit accomplished.

Mary-Nativity Series by Mill Hill

Joseph-Nativity Series by Mill Hill
I have joined an event on Stitch Maynia where you start a new project on the 18th of each month. This was my start for January 18 and it is just barely a start.

London-Thea Gouveneur
The picture makes the phone book look orange but it is more red in person.

Henry VIII-Heaven and Earth Designs
I am participating in an event called Stitchathon on the facebook group Cross Stitch Finish Line. Two weekends a month are designated as Stitchathons and you post a picture on Friday of your starting point, stitch as much as you can, and then post a picture of what you accomplished on Monday morning. Every 500 stitches gets you an entry into a drawing to win a gift card at the end of the year. I was able to get 1000 stitches done on Henry. It was pretty easy to get that many done as it was mostly just two colors. However, I am getting to a point of lots of confetti.

Love Never Fails-Barbara Ana
I picked up a couple of threads that I needed for this on Saturday and stitched the heart portion around the words. I had to rip out some and restitch and there is a small amount on the right side that isn't correct that I need to rip out as well. I didn't have good luck with this one over the weekend.

I went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday to get thread and saw this kit. I have had this pattern on my wish list and with their weekly 40% off coupon, it was only 19 for the whole kit so I couldn't pass it up.

12 Days of Christmas-Joan Elliott you are probably wondering what the heck is a Cross Stitch Crush. I am talking about other stitchers or flosstubers that you just love the projects they work on. For me, it is Nicole of Nicole's Needleworks. I LOVE everything she works on and I feel like I need it all. Also, Stephanie of MsOhSewCrafty. You can click on their names to check out their blogs and they both are flosstubers with the same name. If you haven't watched them or read their blogs, you should go check them out.
Who is your cross stitch crush?

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly Stitching

Good Monday morning! I hope you are staying warm. It is cold here and we have a small amount of snow on the ground from Friday. We are supposed to get around 3 inches tonight and tomorrow and I really like snow, but I hope we don't get it so I am able to get to work. I told my husband yesterday that I am now ready to move to Florida!!

I purchased this stamped wall quilt from Herrschners for only $6 and I wish I had gotten a couple of more to do for gifts. It was a fun and quick stitch. I still have to quilt it.

Dog Rules for People-Lizzie Kate
This piece was a round robin that I participated in last year but I didn't finish it until the end of December. I stitched the top row, bottom row, and half the middle row.

Advent Animal 4-Brookes Books I finished this the end of December as well.

The Kings of Queens of England-Bothy Threads

Mary-Nativity Trilogy by Mill Hill I started this last week.

Alphabet-Prairie Schooler I started this on January 1. I am doing the entire alphabet all on one large piece of fabric. It is my goal to do at least one letter each month.

Love Never Fails-Barbara Ana I started this in January 2018.

London-Thea Gouveneur I started this on this past Saturday.

I would love to hear what you started for the new year.