Monday, January 22, 2018

Finish #1

Larry Lion by Brooke's Books from the Advent Animals
Started September 2, 2017
Finished January 19, 2018
Stitched on unknown linen from my stash
Fibers used - DMC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

November TUSAL

Well hello again!

It was super busy my first holiday season at work and I got way behind in my blogging so I am trying to play catch up.

Please just pretend like it is still November and humor me while I pretend like I am not 2 months behind on my TUSAL.

So here is my jar.  This picture wasn't taken on November 18th but I hadn't been doing any stitching at all so this is exactly what my jar looked like on November 18th.

And here are the projects that contributed to the jar:

Mothers And Daughters by The Victoria Sampler - My goal was to finish the rest of the verse I am close to doing so, only two more lines after this one.  New goal will be to finish that verse once and for all and maybe 1 more band after that.

Larry Lion by Brooke's Books - My goal was to finish him and as you can see he isn't.  New goal is finish him!  And get the next one at least half finished.

ABC Christmas by LizzieKate - Apparently I didn't make a goal for this one last month but since I was trying to finish one word each month I am going to say that was my goal.  And I did finish the word but not the little bit of evergreen branches that go next to it.  New goal - finish this word and the next one.

Hannah Lynn by Hannah Lynn from Heaven and Earth Designs - My goal was to add 1000 stitches and while I didn't really keep track I am pretty sure I added about 600.  New goal - same as last month, 1000 stitches.

Halloween Rules by LizzieKate - My goal was to finish block 4 and 5.  That was lofty since I still haven't finished the third block!  New goal - finish block 3 and 4

 Deepest Love by Mirabilia - My goal was to finish her tail.  That did not happen.  And more than likely won't happen next month either because since this picture was taken I found a booboo.  A big booboo.  This chart has 3 different blended thread colors and what I usually do if I run out of symbols to stitch but still have blended thread left on my needles is I will neatly wind it up and stick it on my fabric and then write the symbols on my chart in order of needle left to right on my fabric.  Well somehow I mixed two blended threads up.  I know, shocking with my method of keeping track of them!  <- sarcasm  So you see on this part below how it goes white, light green, whitesh then darker green?  Well the light green and the whitesh are backwards.  And sadly that isn't the only section I messed up on.  New goal - fix my booboo.

So that's all folks.  Work has slowed down to a snails pace so I am back to regular stitching I think.  And I will hopefully be back soon with a finish post and another TUSAL.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

October TUSAL

Well guys, this is all I got.  Since I posted all my updated photos a couple posts ago I figured I would just leave them there and I will just write my goals for each project here.

Here's my orts for the month.  

Larry Lion - My goal was to have him finished this month but sadly he isn't.  New goal - finish him and make a good start on the next one.  Only 6 to go once Larry is done!

The Joyful World SAL - My goal was to finish March and March is finished!

Halloween Rules - My goal was to be stitching on block 3 and I am and it is almost finished.  New goal - finish block 4 and 5.

Deepest Love - My goal was to have her tail finished and get a start on her skin... who was I kidding with that?!  New goal - finish that tail.

Hannah Lynn - My goal was another 500 stitches and I did add another 500!  New goal - Since The Joyful World is finished Hannah Lynn is becoming a regular in my rotation until I get a page finish so I am going to up that 500 stitches to 1000.

Mothers and Daughters - My goal was to get 4 rows of the verse finished and I did!  New goal - finish the rest of the verse.

ABC Christmas - My goal was to finish the next word I was working on and since I haven't shown this one yet here it is.

New goal - finish next months word.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Finish #11

March from The Joyful World SAL by The Snowflower Diaries
Started May 28, 2017
Finished October 29, 2017
Stitched on 32ct linen handdyed by me
Fibers used - DMC, Weeks, Mo's, Gentle Art and Fiberlicious

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Life and a few pictures

Well well well.  It's been quite awhile since I have had a second to sit down and write a post.  And in all honesty I really should be folding clothes right now but it can wait.

Actually Thomas really needs a bath so I am going to do that and be right back.

Ok that is done.  I really have no idea how single moms do it.

So how have you all been?  I am struggling to keep up with my blog reading but so far I am managing, kinda.  Work is going quite well.  My part time job turned into a full time job while one of the managers had to take a leave but she will be back in 2 more weeks so I will be back to part time and that is quite fine with me.  My house is very neglected and I miss my family but the extra money right now is very nice.

On to the stitching!

Halloween Rules - I am actually quite a bit further on this block but I guess I haven't taken a picture lately.  How I would love to have this hanging on my wall right now but hopefully it will be next Halloween.

Deepest Love - I am enjoying this one so much!  

Larry Lion - Looking quite creepy here.  I guess that works for this time of year.  I am also quite a bit further on this one.  I think I need to be a little more on top of taking progress pictures.

Mothers and Daughters - This one is accurate except for the few stitches I put in today. 

And lastly is Hannah Lynn.  I am actually closer to the top of her head which means I almost have another column done!  Yay!

Well yall, it's been nice to catch up but I am tired so I am gong to go to bed and hopefully watch a whole episode of Downton Abbey before I fall asleep.

I am hoping to be back tomorrow... maybe... with a finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 25, 2017

I'm going back to work!

Hi guys!

So today is going to be my first day of work at my new job!  It is in a little store at our local mall.  It doesn't open until 9 am so perfect for me to get the kiddos to school and is only open until 9pm so no late nights.

I have been getting a little stitching done, not much but a little.

I am so close to finishing March on the Joyful World SAL.  Another couple days, maybe even one day will finish it up. 

I finished block 2 on Halloween Rules.  This one is a fun stitch.

I finished another word on ABC Christmas, Zzzz.  

I hope you all are having a wonderful day and I better go and get ready for work!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September TUSAL

Well it is TUSAL time again so here we go!

My jar is filthy but a little fuller than it was last month.

And here are the wips that contributed to my orts this month.

Remy Rabbit - finally finished!

Larry Lion - started and will hopefully be finished by next TUSAL

The Joyful World SAL - Well I didn't manage to finish this but I am close and will have it finished by next TUSAL.  

Halloween Rules - Last month I had just started the orange border (which looks yellow in this picture) on the second block and I am very close to having it finished.  So hopefully by next month I will be stitching on block 3.

Deepest Love - I finished her tail fin and most of the stitching above the highest vine.  By next TUSAL I would like to get most of her tail stitched up to where her skin starts.

Hannah Lynn - I was hoping to get 500 stitches added and I was successful!  So I am hoping for another 500.

 Mothers and Daughters - I was hoping for 4 rows of the verse finished and while I have it cut off in this picture I only have about 1.5 rows so I am going for 4 rows again.

ABC Christmas - I added another word, "Ornament" and I have a good start on the next word and hope to have it finished by next month.  

And that's it.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!