Monday, April 22, 2019

Finish #8

Started January 14, 2019
Finished April 9, 2019
Stitched on unknown linen
Fibers - DMC

The whole set!
Started January 2, 2016
Finished April 9, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019


Hello friends!

I am late this month but I actually have a valid excuse this time!  My job went from 12 hours a week to 40ish hours a week so my time for anything has been cut.  I haven't officially accepted the job so I am going to give it a go for a month or so then decide if a full time job will work for our family.  So far so good though!

Now on to the orts!
Pretty skimpy :(

I had one finish this month.  Deborah Donkey by Brooke`s Books.  Only 1 to go!

Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Designs.  My goal was to add 600 and I added 1507!  I know I won`t get that many in again this month but I am going to try for 900 or a page finish.  Whatever comes first.

Rudolph Reindeer by Brooke`s Books.  My goal was to finish him and I am very close so my goal will remain the same.

Spring Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkins.  I had no goal for this but I did manage to finish the second row.  My goal for this will be to finish the block I am stitching on right now.

April from The Joyful World SAL by The Snowflower Diaries.  My goal was to finish the bunny and I only got his bottom half stitched.  New goal is to finish this.

Manger Ornament by Alessandra Adelaide.  My goal was to add 200 stitches and I added 210.  I am going to keep my goal at 200 stitches.

So for all that stitching I managed to finish stitching another planet for the Semi Sane Stitches Facebook group.

I also received a couple badges from The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group for completing some SALs.

And another from the Semi Sane Stitches.  This one was a SAL where each letter in your name had a value so a=10, b=20 and so on.  And then you doubled your number... I had to stitch 2260... and they all had to be on Hannah Lynn, which is why I made such great progress on her.

And a few pictures of my boys.  Tom turned 6 this past month and here he is opening gifts at his party.  Just a little excited :)

Here is Bray at the Heritage Fair at his school.  His grade had to take in an artifact that had to do with their family history.  He chose to take a cream can that came from his great grandparents farm.  They would take the cream to the creamery once a week and to keep it cold between trips they would keep the can in the brook.

So I guess that is it for me.  I have to work in the morning so I best head off to bed.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Finish #7

Deborah Donkey a freebie from Brooke's Books Advent Animals
Started on November 8, 2018
Finished on April 2, 2019
Stitched on 14ct Ivory Aida
Fibers used - DMC

Monday, March 18, 2019



I'm late once again but that isn't anything new is it?  Ha!

Here are my orts.  It is a little fuller than it should be though.  My dog got ahold of a spool of Kreinik :(

Now on to the stitching!

I had 2 more finishes this month.  First one was Avada Kedavra by PixelPower

And the second one was Deepest Love by Mirabilia.

Crazy Socks by Rosewood Manor.  My goal was to finish filling in the second sock and I only managed about a third.  So my goal will remain the same of filling that sock in.

Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Designs.  My goal was to add 600 stitches and I added 881.5.  My goal will stay the same at 600 stitches.

Deborah Donkey by Brooke's Books.  My goal was to finish her and I am so very close.  Just need to finish the backstitching so my goal will remain the same.

Rudolph Reindeer by Brooke's Books.  I didn't have a goal for him but my new goal is to finish him.

Mickey by ElCrossstitch.  My goal was to finish Dopey.  I almost made it.  New goal is to finish Dopey and start on Bolt.

Spring Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin.  It looks like I hadn't stitched on this since December and I didn't have a goal but I did manage to almost finish the second row this month.  Not sure when I will stitch on this again so no new goal.

I had a couple new starts this past month.  First one was April by The Snowflower Diaries.  My new goal is finish stitching the bunny.

And my second new start was Manager Ornament by Alessandra Adelaide.  My goal on it is to add 200 stitches.

And that is my friends is all the progress I made for this time around.  And because of that progress I was able to complete another planet in the Stitching Around The Solar System SAL in the Semi Sane Stitchers group. 

These next few badges are for completing the SALs in the Ultimate Cross Stitch Group.

Now some life stuff.  My best friend and I went to a cookie decorating class with At Your Service Creations and it was so much fun!  I really learned a lot and plan to make and decorate cookies at home now.

She even gave a couple extra cookies to take home so the boys got to decorate cookies too.

I don't know about you guys but when you see a cow in an airport you have to take a picture with it.  We are lucky enough to live where Cows Ice Cream originated and it isn't unusual to find a large fiberglass (? I'm assuming that is what they are made of) cow indoors.

And finally if you are still here that is the end.  We are in our first day of March Break here and Thomas has a stomach bug so we aren't doing too much and I am quite ok with that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Finish #6

Avada Kedavra by PixelPower - 
It was a freebie and I am not sure where I got it and haven't been able to find it again.
Started - February 5, 2019
Finished - February 22, 2019
Fabric - 32ct overdyed Belfast Linen Witche's Brew by Silkweavers
Fibers - called for DMC

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Finish #5

Deepest Love by Mirabilia
Started on March 1, 2017
Finished February 21, 2019
Stitched on 32ct Iris Garden Over Dyed Belfast Linen by Silkweaver
Fibers - Used what was called for

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Giveaway alert!

Hey guys! 

Head over to Miniz Diary and enter her birthday giveaway for a beautiful Butternut Road pattern.  And if this is the first time you ever visited Mini's blog have a look around, she does beautiful stitching, shares pictures of Kuwait where she lives, which looks amazing and is quite the foodie.  The winner will be drawn on February 27, 2019 so hurry and get your name in the draw!