Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Busy weekend!


Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!!

Here are my boys on Easter morning.

The weekend was so busy I had hardly any time to stitch.

On Halloween Rules I stitched one row on the moon.

And on Deepest Love I added one small green patch.

I am back at it today though since Brayden is back to school and I don't have to make food... constantly!!!!  I do not have any idea how I am going to be able to afford to feed 2 teenage boys if they eat this much at 7 and 4.  Win the lotto I guess.  Ha!

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Happy Stitching!

Finish #7

Gigi Giraffe by Brooke's Books from the Advent Animals
Started on March 31, 2017
Finished April 17, 2017
Stitched on unknown evenweave
Fibers used - DMC

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Finish #6

February from the Joyful World by The Snowflower Diaries
Started February 4, 2017
Finished April 14, 2017
Stitched on 32ct linen handyed by me
Fibers used - DMC, Week's Dye Works, Mo's Sale and Gentle Art

Friday, April 14, 2017

Update and a new start!

Hello my dear friends!

I hope you are all well!  We are all well here on PEI, the weather has been gorgeous and I actually got a sunburn the other day!  My first ever April sunburn!  Usually we would still have snow on the ground right now, not this year!

On to the stitching.

I am almost finished of the February block from The Joyful World by The Snowflower Diaries.  Actually I have been stitching on this today and I am gong to finish it before I go to bed tonight.

I finished off the world Halloween and started on the moon on Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.

Deepest Love by Mirablilia had some decent progress this week.  Between the gorgeous fabric and the pretty colors in the stitching I am really enjoying this one.

Gigi Giraffe from Brooke's Books Advent Animals is starting to make an appearance.  Speaking of giraffes, have any of you been following April the giraffe who is about to give birth?  I can't stop watching the live feed!  Luckily I have only been watching the last week or so and not months like some people.  I would be so sleep deprived!

And lastly I had a new start yesterday, ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  I am stitching this one for the Christmas Ornie SAL blog.  I decided this year to chose a design that had all the themes for the year in it and this one fit the bill.  I am way behind since it took me so long to stitch The Gift so this is for January, the theme was Christmas Trees.  

Well it is 10:30PM right now and I really want to get the February block of The Joyful World finished so I better get to it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Finish #5

The Gift by Blackberry Lane Designs
Started Janurary 3, 2017
Finished April 8, 2017
Stitched on 32ct Jobelan Lambswool
Fibers used - DMC

Friday, April 7, 2017

I have a page finish! And a few other things

Hello stitchy friends!!

I hope everyone has been well.  Everyone here has been great.  Lately I have been busy keeping up with Brayden's busy schedule.  I don't know what we will do once Thomas starts joining things too!

But I do have a little bit of progress to share.

I have finished page 5 on Pitbulls!  It was a quick one, only 1 column.

Look how close I am to finishing The Gift!  I can't wait to get this one finished.

And yet again I have another one close to a finish.  February from The Joyful World SAL only has a little left to stitch on it.  Those ducks turned out so sweet!

And last little bit of progress was on Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  The last day I stitched on it I added the rest of the a, the H and the start of the e, the W tree and all the border, it was guild night so I was a little more productive than normal.  I am absolutely loving this one!

Thank you to each and every one of you who stop by and leave me likes and comments.  You all make my day that much brighter!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 3, 2017

A little update


It has been pretty quite around these parts lately so I have managed to get some stitching done for a change!

Here is The Gift by Blackberry Lane.  I stitched on this yesterday so it is actually a bit further I just don't have a picture uploaded yet. But I do on Instagram if can't wait to see it and want to have a look now, @khristine_doiron

I am back to my old tricks, stitching headless things.  Going to try to remedy that today.  This is February from The Joyful World SAL by the Snowflower Diaries.

Lastly I started #16, Gigi Giraffe from the Advent Animals by Brooke's Books.

I hope you all are getting lots of stitchy time in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Finish #4

ABC's Of Parenting by LizzieKate
Started on October 24, 2016
Finished on April 1, 2017
Stitched on unknown 32ct linen
Stitched with called for threads - DMC and Crescent Colors 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Hey guys!

It is TUSAL time again!  Here are my orts for this month.

Pretty measly.

But I did work on lots of projects this month.

First up is The Gift by Blackberry Lane.  This month I finished the little lamb and started on the verse and filled in the sides.  And after yesterday's stitching on it all I have left to do is finish 2 and a half rows of words and the top of the border.  This will definitely be a finish next month!

Next up is February from the Joyful World SAL by The Snowflower Diaries.  Last month all I had stitched was the border and the letter F.  I hope to get this one finished this month too.

ABC's Of Parenting by LizzieKate is closing in on a finish also.  Last month I was at "take time" and part way through the month I adjusted my rotation to start stitching on this every other day.  I am stitching on it today and I have a guild meeting tonight as long as the weather holds out so I am hoping to get close to finishing it.

I did have one finish this month which was Rascal Raccoon by Brooke's Books which is part of her Advent Animals freebies.  I have yet to start on the next one and as much as I am loving these cuties I think I need a break.  But I really want to have them finished for Christmas this year so I am going to suffer through.

I spent 1 and half days stitching on Pitbulls from FlumpkinsXstitch and managed about half a column.  I hope to finish that column this month and that will make a page finish on this project.

A new start this month was Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  I put it aside to finish ABC's Of Parenting and I am hoping to bring it back into the rotation once ABC's is finished.

And last but not least was Save The Stitches.  I finished Block 8!  I so can't wait to have this finished and hanging on my wall.

Thanks everyone for coming to visit with me!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why are there not more hours in the day?


Well I made it through the time change...just barely though.  My body is starting to accept the new time of the day I have to wake up, it put up a good fight last week though.

Now onto the stitching!

I finally finished the little lamb on The Gift by Blackberry Lane.  Now just to finish the border and the verse and it will be all done.

I added a few leaves and stems to February on The Joyful World SAL.

And just yesterday I finished another row on ABC's Of Parenting by LizzieKate.  Only 2 rows to go on this one!

Yesterday was a pretty special day, Thomas turned 4!  I can't believe my baby is 4 years old!  He is full of beans and smart as a whip!  He loves to jump out and surprise people and is quick to give hugs.  He thinks there is no one like his big brother and takes every chance he gets to annoy his big brother also.  His favorite things are lego, WiiU, peanut butter on toast, and chips.  He likes to sneak out to the living room at night to sleep on the couch because he doesn't like the dark and he can't reach the light switch in his room.  He thinks I am magical because I catch him trying to do things he isn't allowed to and can't understand how I knew what he was doing.  He loves to snuggle with his dad in the evenings and me in the mornings.  He eats all of his great-grandmothers cookies when we go visit, and he loves to play with his best friend Elly, his cousin and he told me he doesn't need a girlfriend because he has Elly.  And she loves him just as much.

Happy Birthday Tom-O.  We love you lotsa, lotsa, lotsa!! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Some more progress and a new purchase!


So Brayden and I didn't make it to the embroidery event last weekend.  We were just having an off day and by that I mean there was attitudes flying and it was a wiser decision to just stay home and let everyone cool off.  So that is what we did and the rest of our weekend was so much better for it.  We had Brayden's parent-teacher interview which was wonderful, he is doing great in school and then on Saturday we went for a little road trip which I will talk about later.

I put a few more stitches in on ABC's Of Parenting.  I have decided for sure that I am going to stitch on this every other day until it is finished.  

The Gift by Blackberrylane is getting there.  I am stitching on it today and I am going to get that lamb finished no matter what!

February from the Joyful World SAL is coming along slowly but that is how all my stitching goes so this one is no different.  I took this with me on our road trip last Saturday and managed to get a little more stitched on the grass.

So now to our road trip.  There was a farm show happening in Moncton, NB so off we went early Saturday morning.  I am not one for early morning especially to go to a farm show but there is a stitching store in Moncton so that is what got me out of bed so early.

Here are my boys enjoying the tractors. 

And this was my purchase at Because You Count.  It is the Mothers And Daughters sampler by The Victoria Sampler.  I simply cannot wait to start this but as I was sorting the threads I noticed that I was missing 2 colors so I am going to have to wait until they come in.

Hope you all are well!

Happy Stitching!

Finish #3

Rascal Raccoon by Brooke's Books advent animals freebies
Started February 14, 2017
Finished March 13, 2017
Stitched on unknown Aida
Fibers used - DMC

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Overdue update

Hi guys!

Lots of progress pictures to share today!

Rascal Raccoon had a couple more colors added to him the last day I stitched on him. 

On The Gift by Blackberry Lane I filled in the lamb a little more, I hope to finish the lamb the next day I stitch on it.

I added half a column to Pitbulls.  This is the only column on this page so I should have a page finish very soon on this.

On the February block for the Joyful World SAL I finished the rest of the border and I got started on the fun stuff on the inside.

And I had a new start!  Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  I am stitching this for a SAL over on the Google+ SAL Blog.

Here was my first days progress.

And this was my second day progress.  I am so in love with the colors in this!

And last but not least I finished another row on ABC's Of Parenting.  Just 3 rows to go!  I am thinking about making this my focus piece and stitching on it every other day just to get it finished.  

Tomorrow Brayden and I are going to a little get together with the seniors in the community and the 4H club to learn some embroidery.  I am way more excited to do this than Brayden!  I will try to take some pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!