Monday, August 14, 2017

Camping is the life for me!

Hey guys!

Get a drink and sit back...this could take awhile.

I am camping!
Right now as we speak I am sitting at my table, waiting for my coffee to get here, while Brayden gets ready for his first day of swimming lessons.  So I thought I should catch up with all of you while I pass the time.  And it sure is a time passer!  Campground wi-fi leaves a lot to be desired!

Onto the first picture which only took 10 minutes to upload. Ha!  Good thing I have all week.

Halloween Rules - I finally finished the first block!  I just love how cute it is.


Remy Rabbit - Finished the red on the stocking.  Not much left to go now.


Hannah Lynn - started up the next row.


Steotchalong - Finished the main part.  Now I have to choose from 16 different possibilities for the bottom.  I am pretty sure it is either going to say "The King of the North" or "Dumbledore's Army"


Joyful World SAL - Finished all the green stitching.


Cars - added 3 more movies worth of stitching to this.  It was only supposed to be 2 movies worth but I guess I can't tell the difference between a movie from 1994 and one from 2016.  Ha!  The movies for the Stitcher's Film Club this month were Labyrinth and The Jungle Book (2016).  I started with Labyrinth which I had never seen and I am a little angry that my parents didn't show it to me as a kid.  We had seen everything else Jim Henson had a hand in so I am not sure why this one slipped through the cracks.  


My most favorite Jim Henson movie is A Muppet Family Christmas where all the muppets go to Fozzie's mother's house and Miss Piggy gets stuck in the snowstorm and Kermit finds the Fraggles.  The best!  I found it on youtube if you are in a Christmas movie mood - 




My second and third movies for the month were both The Jungle Book.  My boys were hogging the tv so I figured I would just watch it online.  Quick search and there we go.  I had watched half of it when my sister came for a visit and I knew she had watched it so I asked her what she thought about it.  She was raving about the young boy in it and the special effects.  I was shocked she was so impressed with the special effects as I hadn't noticed any and then I asked her when the animals start talking and she quickly figured out we had not watched the same movie.  I was watching the 1994 version, none the wiser.  And really it has held up pretty well over the last 20 years.  So once I finished the first one I told the boys we were all going to watch a movie and got the proper one playing and I loved it!  Christopher Walkin as King Louie was so good!  And Bill Murray was the perfect Baloo.  

And now a few pictures of my babies.

This is the only picture I have of Thomas recently and while his mouth is blue and his pose is a little awkward it is all I got.  Him and Monty are slowly coming to some sort of understanding. I really hadn't thought through a 4 year old and a maniac puppy.


This is from Brayden's last day of soccer for the year.


This one is his 8th birthday picture!  That's right I am now mom to an 8 year old!  We spent his day yesterday hanging around the campground and last night he chose a round of mini golf and cheeseburgers for supper.  Perfect way to spend the day turning 8!


Well I hope this takes you all less time to read than it did for me to write it.  Ha!

Happy Stitching!  


Friday, July 28, 2017

July TUSAL

Hello!

July is almost over!!!  Where is the summer going?!  I only have one more month of my baby being home with me everyday until he starts pre-school and Brayden starts grade 3!  I could cry.  I need a moment.

Ok back to business.

Here is my July TUSAL.  It looks like a good amount but is actually more frogging orts than stitching orts.


And since I just posted all my progress a few days ago I am only going to show the projects that have progress on them since that post.

First up Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  I fixed all the mistakes and added a few stitches to the puppy's face.  I hope to get this first block finished by next month.


I finished the first page of my working copy on Deepest Love by Mirabilia


 I am falling behind on my Brooke's Books Advent Animals.  This is the first month since I started that I don't think I am going to have one finished.  I love them but I am going to be happy to be when they are done!


Part 4 of the Steotchalong mystery stitch-a-long is complete.  I don't even have half a guess what it is going to be.  Do any of you?  All their other mystery stitch-a-longs have been movie/tv related...if that helps any!


I have finished 3 colors so far on the March portion of The Joyful World SAL by The Snowflower Diaries.


And lastly I added another word to ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  This month over at the Christmas Ornie SAL Blog the theme was birds/animals so I stitched Dove.  There is an actual dove beside the word and in real life he doesn't blend into the fabric.


Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving comments!  I love each and every one of them :)

Happy stitching!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Slack blogger!

Hello out there!

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.  My boys and I have been keeping busy trying to enjoy as much of our little island as we can.  

I have also been getting in a little stitching here and there which I will show you now.

Still stitching away on the Joyful World SAL from The Snowflower Diaries.  


I made it to the top of another row on Hannah Lynn.  Those rows sure are getting long!


I started on the word "Dove" from ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.


I stitched a bit on Cars while watching The Stitcher's Film Club movies this month.  The two movies chosen this month were Into The Wood and Moulin Rouge!  I really enjoyed both of them!  If any of you would like to join us we have a facebook group, just look up "Stitcher's Film Club"


I finally managed to finish the over one birds on Mothers And Daughters by The Victoria Sampler.  I sure am glad those little birds are finished!


My little puppy dog is almost finished on Halloween Rules  but I found out I made a mistake on the word "Costume" so it is in the process of coming out.


And lastly is my mystery sampler from Steotch.  I have no idea at all what it is going to turn out to be.  I think they only do tv and movie themed patterns, not that that is much help in figuring out what this is going to be.


Well guys I am pretty near cooked!  It has been hot and humid here on PEI so I am going to go get a big glass of ice water and try not to move too much until the sun goes down.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy 6th Blogaversary Mini!

Hi friends!

I just want to congratulate Mini from Miniz Diary on her 6th Blogaversary!  Mini has a wonderful blog full of pictures of her travels and of course her beautiful stitching which she is very generous with as she always seems to be stitching a gift for someone.

And Mini is having a giveaway right now that you all should check out.  The post is right here.

Thanks Mini and wishing you many more Blogaversaries!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Belated Canada Day and 4th of July!!

And since I got sidetracked yesterday, now belated 4th of July!

Hello to you all!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday if you celebrate and if not I hope you had a great time with whatever you were doing.  (Hopefully getting some stitching in!)

Here are a couple pictures of my boys from the Canada Day parade.



And here is Brayden on his last day of grade 2!  I can't believe how fast this school year went!


And now a little stitching update!

All I have left on the first block of Halloween Rules is the dog.


I am very close to finishing the first "page" on Deepest Love.  I say "page" because I made a working copy so it will be the first page of my working copy, the actually pattern is really only 1 huge page, front and back.


Remy Rabbit is slow going but getting there.


March from the Joyful World SAL by The Snowflower Diaries is coming along too.  All the orange color is finished and I started adding the prettiest shade of blue.


So yesterday turned out to be quite a day.  I had made plans with a good friend of mine to have an evening of stitching.  After I ate supper, which I had burnt fairly well on the BBQ...yum... I headed out.  I decided to stop for 5 skeins of floss at Micheal's so I just grabbed some change and headed in when I thought no I better go back to the van and grab my wallet, I shouldn't leave it in the van.  While doing so I set my keys on the seat and then proceeded to lock the doors.  45 minutes and a coat hanger later I was on the road again.  I did make it to my friends house but our evening ended up being a lot shorter than we had planned.  Oh well we had a fun time anyway.

Wishing all of you a happy day and hoping you all are getting to do something you love.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June TUSAL

Hiya!

I am a little late with my TUSAL but I did dump my jar and take the picture on the right day.  Pretty pitiful this month.


I did work on quite a few projects this month just didn't finish off many threads I guess.

Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Design - I added about 200 stitches.  I only stitch on this one on the 5th of each month for a SAL and I will also stitch on it if I have a finish for the rest of that day so she doesn't get a whole lot of time.


March from the Joyful World SAL by The Snowflower Diaries - Hoping to get this finished before the next TUSAL


Mothers And Daughters by The Victoria Sampler - Last month I had just finished the letter "Z".  I am almost halfway finished.


Deepest Love by Mirabilia - added most of the stitching above the leaves this month.  


ABC Christmas by LizzieKate - added "Candy Cane"


Halloween Rules by Lizzie Kate - added the ghost


Hamilton Horse by Brooke's Books - finished and I have started on Remy Rabbit but I only have his border done and a little bit of the snow so not much to see yet.


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Little bit of stitching

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are well and getting lots of stitching in!

Here is what I have been up to lately.

Hannah Lynn has almost another row finished.


I am almost finished with the border on March from The Joyful World SAL.


I finished the first page on Mothers and Daughters by The Victoria Sampler.  This one is just so much fun to stitch!


I am almost finished with the cute little ghost on Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  All he needs is his little pumpkin basket.


 My mermaid almost has a fin on Deepest Love by Mirabilia.


And lastly is ABC Christmas by LizzieKate with a paw from my little friend.


And speaking of my little friend, here he is enjoying an afternoon nap.  Excuse my bare foot :)


Thank you all so much for stopping by to visit with me!

Happy Stitching!