Monday, November 12, 2018

November TUSAL

 Hey guys!!
TUSAL time again!
Here are my orts - 


And now onto the stitching!

Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Designs had a goal of 600 stitches.  And I did... 2023!  I surprised myself when I added up my stitches.  New goal will remain at 600 as I don't have as many days this month to stitch on her.


Halloween Rules by LizzieKate's goal was to finish the Brew Some Fun block and stitch half the Greet A Ghost block and I did it!  Actually the Greet A Ghost block is pretty much done so my new goal is to finish the next block and get started on the last block!


Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  My goal was to finish the page I am stitching on and I did not finish it so my goal will remain the same.


Noel 2013 by Le Chalet Des Perelles.  My goal was to finish it and I did!


Frog Biscornu by Casey Buonaugurio Designs.  My goal was to finish the first side and get started on the second side and I did!  New goal is to completely stitch 2 frogs.


Spring Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.  I had no goal as I hadn't stitched on this in a long time.  New goal is to finish the next block.


Hardanger Needlebook designed by the Needlenut.  This was a guild project that I hadn't finished so it started being the project I brought to guild meeting and I finally finished it!


ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  This one had no goal as I hadn't stitched on it in awhile.  New goal is to finish the word Angel.


And that is what I stitched on this month.  I have a few new starts that will be started by the next TUSAL and I am also participating in a SAL that requires you to stitch on 9 different wips during the month so next TUSAL report will be even bigger.  So you have been warned!  

I earned a badge for a SAL I participated in.  This one you had a to stitch 1111 stitches for Rememberance Day.


Other than that there is nothing else much new with me.

Hope you are all well!

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Just some pictures

Hey guys!

Thought I would share some pictures now as my next post will be a TUSAL post and those are always very picture heavy so lets spread the love <3

First up will be some stitching because well this is a stitching blog after all.

I am getting so close to finishing Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  I think there are just 2 more blocks after this one.


And this Frog Biscornu by Casey Buonaugurio is going to be the death of me.  The pattern printed out so tiny and is so hard to read but I am getting there.  The first side only needs little hearts in the corners and it will be finished.


The most wonderful Mama in the whole world, mine ;), made this beautiful wall hanging for me.  It fits in in my kitchen perfectly.  Thanks Mama!


Fall colors on Prince Edward Island


My oldest bambino at his 4H Halloween dance


This one is from last night before we went trick-or-treating.  Also notice there are no leaves left on the trees and the grass has turned a not so pretty shade of brown :( winter is on it's way.  Also would like to note I was not for the scary clown costume...


And my youngest at a community Halloween party


I also earned a couple badges from a stitching SAL on The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group on Facebook.  For this SAL each day the amount of stitches you had to stitch for that day was revealed and thankfully there were 4 or 5 days at the end to catch up if you fell behind... I needed those days.

The first one was for making it to the halfway point


And this one was for completing


And I guess that is all.

Hope you are all well and getting lots of stitching time in!

Happy Stitching!

Finish #13

Hardanger Needle book designed by The Needle Nut
Started November 28, 2017
Finished October 30, 2018
Stitched on unknown fabric
Fibers used - unknown
My first ever needle book.


Finish #12

Noel 2013 a freebie from Le Chalet Des Perelles
Started May 18, 2018
Finished October 30, 2018
Stitched on unknown evenweave
Fibers used - DMC, Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works, Crescent Colors - my own choices

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October TUSAL

Hello friends!

It is TUSAL time again!!  Life has been busy as usual.  My stitching guild has started up again for the year so it is nice to get out a few times a month to stitch with my friends.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving in Canada so Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Other than that just trying to get ready for winter.

And now here are my orts and my stitching buddy.


And now my wips!

Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Deisgns.  My goal was 600 stitches and I did 902!  My goal is going to stay the same at 600.


Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  My goal was to finish this block and I am close but didn't manage.  New goal is to finish this block and half the next one.


Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  My goal was to finish her arms and I am so so close!  And really I did finish all of her arms that I could on the page I am working on.  New goal is to finish the page I am stitching on right now.



Noel 2013 by Les Chalet Des Perelles.  My goal was to finish this and I didn't even put one stitch in on it.  My goal will remain the same to get this finished.


Frog Biscornu by Casey Buonaugurio.  My goal was to finish filling in this side and I am 2 dark pick petals away from that goal.  New goal will be finish filling in this side and make a good start on the next side.


And lastly my Draft Horses.  I had no goal on this one.  So any progress is great.  I added 354 stitches since last time and I don't think I will make a goal for this one since I don't know when I will haul it out again.


I earned a badge for completing 1000 stitches for the Mini Million Marathon in the Ultimate Cross Stitch Goup.  It was a 20 day event to try as a group to stitch 1,000,000 stitches.  We didn't quite manage but were very close with 981,127 stitches.  I ended with about 1800 stitches.


Yesterday I was taken out finished off the Dodgeball event in Semi Sane Stitchers on facebook.  It was so much fun and had some great teammates and competition.

Here are my boys waiting for the bus one pretty morning.


And this is what our morning are looking like lately.  Very cool and frosty!


And I guess that is if for me.  

Hope you all are well!

Happy Stitching!



Monday, September 17, 2018

September TUSAL

Hi guys!!

TUSAL time came and went and all I managed was to get the picture!  I was working all last week and after a long day of lugging 50lb bags of feed I am too tired to do much of anything in the evenings.  Thankfully this week I am back to my normal schedule so I am hoping to get some things done around the house and some stitching too!

Here are my orts:


And here is what I stitched on this month:

Ping Panda by Brooke's Books.  My goal was to finish her and I did!


Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Designs.  My goal was 600 stitches.  I did 406.  Not even close.  New goal will be 600 stitches.


Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  My goal was to finish the Sit For A Spell block and I did and even started on the next block!  New Goal - finish this block.


Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  My goal was to start stitching her hair and I think the little bit of browns at the very top is her hair so yay!  New goal finish her arms.


Noel 2013 by Le Chalet Des Perelles.  My goal was to finish the house and I probably only managed about a third of it but I did finish the snowman and most of the tree on the right so still pretty happy with my progress.  New goal - finish this.


Frog Biscornu by Casey Buonaugurio Designs.  My goal was to finish filling in this side and that has been my goal for 2 months now but I still haven't managed to complete it.  New goal - finish filling in this side!


And that is all the stitching I did last month.  Now onto some life updates!

Both my boys are in school this year.  Here they are on the first day of kindergarten and grade 4.


We went on a little vacation at the end of the summer to attend a wedding and here we are on the ferry to the mainland.  There are three ways off our little island, the ferry, the Confederation bridge and by plane.  I have never left by plane but have used the other 2 ways many times but the ferry is my favorite.


I recently joined a new stitching group on facebook called The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group (click the link and come join us!) and every time you complete an event they give you a badge so I thought I would start posting the badges I earn here.  I earned this badge by stitching 1000 stitches during the first week of school.


And well that is it for me this month.

Hope you are all doing well and stitching as much as your heart desires.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Finish #11

Ping Panda a freebie from Brooke's Books advent animals
Started on May 14, 2018
Finished on Sept 5, 2018
Stitched on unknown Aida
Fibers used - DMC