Tuesday, December 25, 2018

FFO ornaments!!!

My absolutely wonderful talented Mama finished some ornaments just in time for Christmas for me! I would have nothing finished if it wasn't for her and her magic fingers.

I will link each ornament up to their finish post if any of you want more info.

First up is Sweet Heart by Stone Street Stitchworks

Christmas ABC by Shepherd's Bush

Hot Cocoa by M Designs

Kis Betlehem by aMINT

Winter Squirrel by The Victoria Sampler

First Snow by The Drawn Thread

Yuletide by Plum Street Samplers

Wishing every one a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December TUSAL


TUSAL time again!  How are we at the end of the year already?!  My little ort jar looks hungry doesn't it?  Oh well January will hopefully bring more stitching time for me.

Now onto the progress

Hannah Lynn by Heaven and Earth Designs.  My goal was 600 stitches and I put in 666.5!  My goal will stay the same at 600 stitches.

Halloween Rules by LizzieKate.  My goal was to finish the Howl block and get started on the last block but I did not come even close.  New goal will be to finish the Howl block.

Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  My goal was to finish the page I was working on and I am close but didn't quite manage.  Do you see where the line is on the edge of her arm?  That is the page end so really I just have a little bit more of her hair to stitch and it will be finished.  My new goal will be to finish that page and the white thing in her hand.

Frog Biscornu by Casey Buonaugurio Designs.  My goal was to finish 2 frogs and I only got about halfway there.  New goal is to finish this.

Spring Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkins.  My goal was to finish the fifth block and I did!  Top row is finished!  No new goal since I don't know when I will stitch on this again.

ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  My goal was to finish the word Angel and I did.

I also made a good start on Yule Log so my new goal will be to finish it.

New start #1 was Alistair Aligator by Brooke's Books.  Goal is to finish him by next time.

New start #2 was Deborah Donkey by Brooke's Books.  New goal is to get all the white stitches stitched on her.

And new start #3 was Disney Mickey by Digipoint.  No goal for this one as I am not sure when I will get back to it.

Heather Hemstitch and Hardanger I have decided this is my stitching guild night project as it was originally a guild project and I need the teacher's help with it.  There are quite a few new stitches that I have never done and need assistance with.  Last month I completed the top section and I think I will only have one meeting before next TUSAL so my goal will be to finish that next section.

Draft Horses This one had no goal but I managed to add 231.5 stitches.  New goal is to add another 200 stitches.

Crazy Socks by Rosewood Manor did not have a goal and I am not even sure when I had last stitched on it but I did finish the stitching on the first sock and added a bunch more stitches to the border.

Phew!  I stitched on a lot of things last month.  Between Novem, which required me to stitch on 9 different projects and Stitching Bingo I was busy trying to get all my stitches in!  But I did have some time for fun with my boys.  Here they are having a chat with Santa.

And finally the badges I earned this past month 

This was a fun one.  Each day there was a clue and you had to find the answer in the word search, which was a number, then stitch that many stitches.  

Sorry it is so long.  It has literally taken me days to finish between work and wrapping presents and Christmas concerts.  I am tuckered out!  I hope you all have Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

Happy Stitching!

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!