Saturday, February 28, 2015

Another February Finish





Here is my last finish for February

Started: 2/22/15
Finished: 2/28/15

Pattern found: http://battybat.free.fr

Stitch Count:

Stitch Fabric: Cream 14ct Aida

Will be sending to World of Charity Stitching for the Spring category

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Totally Useless SAL - Ort #2





Here is the second ort view for 2015.

This was created by the Snoopy (WOCS- Finish), Spiderman (WOCS - Finish), Ladybug (WOCS - Finish), UFO - Turkey,

Carnation, Violets (Flower of the month SAL), Mickey Head








Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 2015 - Halloween Ornie SAL



Here is my Skeleton for the month of February


This come from th 2011 Easy Cross Stitch Calendar (I miss the calendar). The designs were by Elizabeth Spurlock. This appeared on Oct 31/Nov 1 date

The stitch count is 35x35 and I stitched on 14ct Fiddler Aida. The heart was actual suppose to be DMC603, but I'm not really a pink person so I changed to DMC740.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SUCM 2015



Since I missed Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge (I didn’t find it until after the sign-up deadline) I thought I would do my own for March.

SUCM – Sue’s Ultimate Crazy March will consist of some SAL items, WOCS projects and some personal projects.
Here is my partial list so far will be adding as I get more patterns and kits.

You can check out my progress here

1) Leopard Eg
2) Camo Egg
3) Zebra Egg
4) Chocolate Egg #1
5) Chocolate Egg #2
6) Strawberry Egg
7) Giraffe Egg
8) Green Provence Egg
9) Star of Aphrodite Quilt Block
10) Green Bay Packer Logo
11) Daffodil (Flower of the Month SAL)
12) Owl (Halloween Ornie SAL)
13) Boston Red Sox Logo
14) Ohio State Logo
15) Chicago Cubs Logo
16) University of Michigan Logo
17) Forty Niners Logo
18) Pawprint bookmark
19) Varigated Green Mickey Head
20) Frog Kit
21) Circus Clown
22) Cowboy Hat
23) Elephant
24) Zebra Butterfly (WOCS - Spring)
25) Ladybug Butterfly (WOCS - Spring)
26) Christmas Ornament
27) Christmas Ornament
28) Christmas Ornament
29) Tardis Bookmark #1
30) Tardis Bookmark #2
31) ?

Friday, February 13, 2015

UFOs Found


While cleaning out a box I found a couple of UFOs - that I think I should start to finish up

These are from the Cross Stitch Calendar Pattern a Day (no longer made and I really miss them)

Turkey


Realized that it's just the background that needs to be done (total fill in), plus a few spots with just one stitch.


Ladybugs



A little more needed on this one.....but nice pattern to work on.




Sunday, February 8, 2015

World of Charity Stitching #3- 2015



Here it is my third World of Charity Stitching (WOCS) finish for 2015. I had belong several years ago, but due to family issues dropped, I've decided this is the year to start up again.

I started Wednesday and finished today. This is for the mixed bag category



Found on Eggs Cross Stitch

Thursday, February 5, 2015

World of Charity Stitching #2- 2015




Here it is my second World of Charity Stitching (WOCS) finish for 2015. I had belong several years ago, but due to family issues dropped, I've decided this is the year to start up again.

I started Monday and finished today. This is for the cartoon category




Found on Mindcraft Pixel Art Templates

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

World of Charity Stitching #1- 2015


Here it is my first World of Charity Stitching (WOCS) finish for 2015. I had belong several years ago, but due to family issues dropped, I've decided this is the year to start up again.

I started Friday and finished today


Snoopy - the original pattern on Pinterest had a pink background, but I thought the red showed Snoopy off better.







Saturday, January 31, 2015

Flower of the Month SAL - January Progress



Well here is my progress - not very far - although I just start on week ago. I haven't been able to stitch every day as I would like.



I noticed that someone had started with the "frame" first and completed that - I wish I had done that first, so that it lays the rest out nicely.

I hope to finish within the first 2 weeks of February. I will be starting February's violets this weekend, so I don't get stuck at the last minute.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Smalls SAL 2015 - January





Well it's the first one of the year and I've completed stitching, but have to do the finishing.

I managed to do the stitching for 2 biscornus

Biscornu #1 - Piggy


Biscornu #2 - Tulips


I'm hoping to have them finished the first part of February.

I have a few of those $1 kits from Joanne's or Michaels that I hope to do for next months smalls.

If you are interested in joining this great quick stitch - stitch-a-Long - check it out here Stitching Lotus

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog Day



2 Bags Full


Well I thought if I have more followers it would be the job to put me over the top to stitch more and post about it.

I've been a stitcher (crafter for most of my life). Last year I didn't stitch much and decided this was the year were I had do some larger projects.

I've started small with some biscornu (I need to finish, but all the sides are stitch for pigs, teddies and tulips). I'm now stitching the Carnation for the Monthly Flower SAL on FB. I started yesterday and hope to have a picture up later today with some progress. I may have to be finished the first part of February.

I have planned to stitch this year - Frog Pile



I one of those that usually stitch one big one at a time, but may have to do 2 and rotate, since I have another patriotic kit I want to do this year.

I would love to have you follow my progress on how the stitching goes this year.

My goal is to post at least once a week with updates on stitching and of course if there is a scheduled posted needed for a SAL (Stitch-A-Long)

Thanks for the follow

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Totally Useless SAL - Ort #1



Here is the first ort view for 2015.

This was created by the pig biscornu, the tulip biscornu and the start of the teddy bear biscornu. (Will post pictures when finished)



Thursday, January 1, 2015

First 1/2 Finish of 2015



Well I stitched most of day. I managed to finish the first of 2 sides to my first biscornu.




About half way through the second side.

Now to figure out how to finish a biscornu.

2015 Flower of the Month SAL



2015 Flower of the Month SAL





What is it?

This will be a year-long SAL (stitch-a-long) for 2015. We are a group of stitchers interested in working on/finishing the flower of the month charts by EMS Designs throughout 2015, and cheering each other on during the year too.


Here's it works
You can sign up at any time during 2015 by visiting here (the rules post) and using the form located at the bottom of this post.
Once a month, work on one of the flower charts
Post a progress report at the end of the month/beginning of the following month. It can be about a new start, progress on an old start, or a finish. It's your choice!
Come back and post a link to your progress report on the monthly check-in post

It's that easy! This is a low-stress SAL, so if you miss a month, or don't want to do a certain chart, that's okay. You can even modify what order you work on the charts on.

For me, personally, I plan on starting a new month every month, but you can choose how and at what level you want to participate.

If you have a blog, you can post your progress pics on there. If you don't have a blog, you can join our Facebook group and post progress/discussions/encouragement over there.


Prizes

What's a SAL without prizes? There will a random drawing in January 2016 for stitching related prize(s) yet to be determined. This is how you earn entries for the drawing:
Signing up for the SAL on this page = 1 entry
Joining the Facebook group = 1 entry
Posting a monthly progress report and linking it back here = 1 entry per month you participate

Happy New Year 2015 - New Venture




I've been away for too long....

I've decided that I've got to get back to stitching. I stepped away while taking care of my dad in 2010, but I've got to get back to it for myself.

I hope to join several SAL and monthly events. I will be blogging more and sharing what the progress is.

I will be updating my To be Stitched list shortly. The previous list is so long and is so old most of the items are no longer valid or my thinking has changed.

I want to try some biscornus (never stitched before) and finish some UFOs that have been sitting around (just found them again when cleaning out a dresser).

Look forward to joining all of you in stitching more and not getting side tracked.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Catching up - Been Away

I know I've been away from posting, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been stitching.

I've been stitching a gift, a couple pieces for myself and some charity pieces.



I stitch this piece for our retiring minister that when he left during the summer. He was a great asset to our parrish and was very helpful when my Dad died earlier this year. (Ink Circle freebie Celtic Knot June 2007)



I stitch this celtic knot for myself from the 2008 Cross Stitch Calendar




At my nephews school they have an event every year call Breakfast and a Book where the kids wear pjs to school for the day and the read a book in the classroom. Two years ago we stitch bookmarks for the youngest, now we've skipped a year so here we are stitching for it again. 20 for the 3rd grade and 32 for the 4th grade, thank goodness it was moved to February - it will give us enough time to stitch for both of their classes. Orginally was going to be in November.(Bookmark Greetings by Carol Wilson Mansfield - American School of Needlework)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Folllow Me Back Tuesday

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Florals for Fingertips & Just Fingertips (ends 6/24/10)




These are the pattern books Floral Trims for Fingertips by Sandra Graham Case (Leisure Arts) and Just Fingertips (Leisure Arts). There are 23 designs in these books.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Along the Countryside (ends 6/23/10




This is the pattern book Along the Counryside by Dafni. There are 17 designs in the book.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Victoria Palm (ends 6/22/10)


This is the Kit Victorian Palm by NeedleMagic.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Bouquets & Lace (Ends 6/21/10)




This is the pattern book Bouquets & Lace by Anne Van Wagner Young. There are 19 designs in the book.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Watering Can Geraniums (ends 6/20/10)




This is th Dimensions Watercan Geraniums kit designed by Debbie Mumm

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Snowbird's Song (ends 6/19/10)




Here is a pattern book A Snowbird's Song (either Chicken Scratch or Cross Stitch). The patterns were designed by Trice Liljenquist Boerens.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Nov 87 (ends 6/18/10)





Here is Cross Stitch & Country Crafts form Nov/Dec 1987. There are 25 projects including Ornaments Galore, Yuletide Accessories and Collector's Classics.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Orient Influence (ends 6/17/10)


Here is a pattern pamphlet for Orient Influence.

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