Friday, December 31, 2010

First stitches of 2011

I think that I will be putting my first stitches of 2011 into Twilight. I figure there are about 400-500 stitches left to finish out page 2 and that's what I will be doing. I really can't wait to see this one finished. I really like how the finished piece looks , but darn there is so much dark blue in it. My baby girl "Baby Red" has already claimed it as her's and has a spot all ready for it above the head of her bed LOL ! She ask's me all the time why I'm not working on it :) So to appease the 7 year old I will attempt to get page 2 finished then only 7 more to go ! I will be back by the end of the week with photo's, if I am lucky maybe sooner !

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crazy Quilt RR - My Block

This little pretty is the block that I made for the CQ RR that I am in. Well it's really 4 wee little blocks that measure 4x5 each sewn into a kind of mini CQ . This little one hold lots of memories for me already. I started this 2 days before Nana went into the Hospital and did the work that you see on it while sitting with her. I still need to stitch her name and some dates on it. I want this to have a garden theme to it as Nana loved gardens! When it comes back home I will finish it with a black satin backing and binding then it will hang on my wall next to some photo's of Nana. Below you can see some detail photo's of my stitching.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Another cute Ornament Freebie

So while hunting for ornaments to stitch for the 2011 challenge of an ornament a month I stumbled across this little cutie. I really have been wanting to practice my bullion knots and this would be perfect for that ! Anyways if you want a copy of this chart click ------> Here.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone !!

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas Everyone !!

I really need to stay off of Facebook. I have done barely no stitching this week because I have been so engrossed with Farmville and Frontierville LOL !! Next week no Facebook for me !

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Terra Fairy !!!

I am so excited I opened up my e-mail this morning to find an e-mail that contained the floss list for Terra Fairy. She is from the SAL that I am taking part in over at the HEAD BB on Yuka. On the 1st of January I will receive the first part of the pattern. I can't wait to put the first few stitches into her :) To boot if I post 6 WIP pic in 6 month out of the 12 that the SAL runs I will receive the other charts from the SAL. One of them is an Amy Brown Fairy so you know darn well I will be posting those WIP pic's . It was a hard choice between the Amy Brown Fairy or this one the deciding vote which came from DH who just loves green! Anyways I guess I have rambled enough for now. I will be back soon with pics of what I am working on.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cute Freebie

So this was just to cute and I think that it may be my first stitch for the 2011 ornament challenge which I am a part of. You can find the link here : Quaker stocking

Saturday, December 18, 2010

An ornament and some progress

I sat down and stitched this little cutie up last night. It is a freebie from HERE. It was a first for me on a couple of levels, first time using over-dyed threads and first time for using even-weave. I think the count is 28 but I'm not sure.

I also made a bit of progress on my SK. Only 2 more blocks before row 3 is finished . However it is going off the hoop today for a much needed bath. Larry touched it with grubby hands and now it has a black smudge on the back so i will be trying to get that out today.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gone and done it !

I don't know if you have heard about the cool new challenge for 2011 or not. Anyways the challenge is to pick 15 projects and finish them for 2011. I think that this is an awesome idea. I have at least 14 UFO's/sWIP in my craft drawers that I would love to see done for 2011. I will work on a list over the next week or so :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Well I am now at just over 700 stitches into this. I am really enjoying working on it though it seems to take forever to finish 1 block with all the color changes. I am setting this as my focus piece for this week. My eldest DD is really liking how it is coming along and is excited it be able to see the tip of the flower. I hope to be able to get this second row done by tonight, we'll see though. Next week I am switching my focus piece over to the EMS flower's. I am excited that I will be able to start the February flower.
This SK is really hard to take a picture of. I think it is because the background kind of blends into the off white Aida. I see it on my screen and it doesn't even look 1/2 as good as it does in person. The subtle shading that the background has does not come out well in the pictures. I think that when Income Tax comes in I will be buying several more of the Molly Harrison charts . There are 3 or 4 that I would love to stitch up, however they are all large so I may not be able to stitch them all in this lifetime but DD #1 is starting to show some interest in stitching so she may end up with them LOL!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SK Flower Fairy's Rest

Yes crappy photo I know, my camera is having issues right now :( Anyway's I am 5 hrs into the SK called Flower Fairy's Rest by HAED. It looks so much better in person. This will be for my eldest DD who is 14, she wanted it as a picture to hang in her room instead of a bookmark so I am stitching it on 14 ct off white aida instead of the 25ct that I was going to stitch it on. I hope to have it done and framed by next Christmas, we'll see though.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just Thinking Out Loud :)

So I have been thinking about what I would like my goals to be for 2011. I have alot that I would like to start and yet alot that I would like to make a huge dent in , if not finish. But heck new patterns come out all the time and as all stitchers know it's hard to stay on the wagon ;)

1. Finish the EMS Flowers
2. At least 4 pages on Lissandea
3. Start a couple of HAED patterns
4. At least 4 pages on Twilight
5. Do at least 8 new ornies for the tree
6. Start Waiting for Ships
7. Do a few flat folds
8. try a finish technique that is new to me
9. Start and finish Pumpkin Hollow
10. Start and do 3 pages on Vin Desiel
11. Start and do 3 pages on the David Draimen chart
12. Start stitching some of the adorable freebies that I have saved to my computer so I can make room for more :)
13. Finish that Edible Flower's UFO that has been a UFO for way to long !!

I hope that 2011 is a good year for me and I can get at least 1/2 of my goals done

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well I finished the EMS January flower but alas no pic to share as the camera just doesn't want to play with the computer right now. I think I am going to pick up my much neglected Lissandrea for a few days and see if I can get that hole in page 1 closed up. I really , really want to see her hanging on my wall but dang that darn confetti just gets to me. I will try later to upload a photo of the Carnation. It came out so pretty, I may go on and finish the February flower after I put in some time on Lissandrea.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A New Start

This is the January block of the month from EMS. I saw the whole set done up on another blog and just couldn't resist starting it. This will go into my new rotation that i will be starting for 2011. I also am about to start a new SAL in January, it is from the HAED board, they have several patterns to choose from, all that I have to do is decided which one I want to do !!