Monday, April 17, 2017

Hope Everyone Had A Great Weekend! Couple of FFO's & WIPS Updates

Hello Everyone :)

I hope you enjoyed your weekend, and got lots of stitching done! I have been busy doing lots of things, and I'm excited to share :)

First off an update on my Lavender and Lace Angel of Grace WIP. I am moving right along with it, and hope to be done with it soon. Last week I worked on finishing up the 1 over 1 skin, doing the dove, and completing all the backstitching and detail work. Now I have moved on to finishing the rest of her skirt.








Now to talk about my Shamrock, and how Mr. Frog paid me a good 'ol visit on this WIP! Stinking frog!! Ugghhh! I had got most of the middle "leaf" stitched on the shamrock, when lo and behold it didn't line up when connecting it! And I had to rip out ALL of that stitching and a piece on the final "leaf" that I had started on the left hand side. So that is what I spent my Saturday night doing was stitching a whole bunch and then ripping it all out! Sunday I managed to get it all stitched correctly, and now all I have left is the left side. Whew, that was frustrating, but back on track now :)
Day 5 Shows the more true to color. It was cloudy today for Day 6.






Also on Saturday. I pinned and framed a piece I stitched about a year and a half ago, maybe two years ago. I am in love with it, and have it sitting on my desk. I got many a wonderful comment on it from Instagram :)




The week before I FFO'd the Mill Hill Wanda's Hat into an ornament. I backed it with spider scrapbook paper and added a beaded hanger! I love how it turned out. I want to purchase me a Halloween ornament tree for this year for these types of things.




I also have started thinking about what my next WIP or project will be. So many options running through my head. I thought about picking back up a big bunny with flowers project, or starting a Mira Mermaid, or Nora Corbett's Miss Valentine Fairy, or ??? As I get closer I will narrow it down and decide what I am in the mood to work on :)

I think I am going to go to Michael's this week and buy some floss for some projects to kit up. I have my floss list all written out for a good handful of projects. I have a 25% off coupon for the entire order of regular priced items, and that will work great since the price of DMC floss has went up!!

Well, I hope everyone has a great week and will talk soon :)


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Updates On My Stitching Projects, Chatter, and Stitchy Mail

Hello Everyone :)

Hope ya'll are doing good :) We are getting hit with a bad storm system here on the east coast. Hope everyone is safe and okay in Alabama and Georgia who had some tornado's. We've got heavy rain, lightning, and winds. So please stay safe and dry <3

I have been concentrating on my L&L Angel of Grace, and stitching some here and there on the Shamrock. I am anxiously wanting and projecting on getting Angel of Grace done. Can't wait to see her all done! Thinking of my next project after her. I may work on some medium sized ones to get a handful of projects I am looking forward to doing. I am already working on a game plan ;)

I don't really want to say too much right now, but I have some exciting news to announce soon :) Will keep you updated on that when the time comes!

I should have another Floss Tube video up tomorrow. I will post here on the blog when I do. I seem to be doing pretty good on getting back into recording. I am planning on tomorrow or Friday getting started on next week's. Hope ya'll are enjoying them :)

I also have some stitchy haul to share also. It's not everything I have gotten as I share that in the Floss Tube videos.

I hope everyone has been stitching away!! Talk to you soon :)
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Beautiful Needle Minders :)

Not exactly true to color, but close enough.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

FlossTube #8 I'm Baaaccckk ~ Finishes, Update, & Haul

              



Hello Ya'll :) I just uploaded a new FlossTube video. Hope ya'll enjoy!


Happy Stitching!

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Saturday! A Finish and L&L Angel of Grace Update

Happy Saturday All! 

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday as I am. Just been doing a little shopping for needleminders, cut a piece of fabric for my next small project to do in between my big L&L Angel of Grace, and getting ready to stitch.

Monday night after completing the last of the ornaments, I picked back up my Lavender and Lace Angel of Grace. I will share my starting point from where I left it last back in the first of November before the cruise before last. I have managed to get a ton done on it this week, and if I keep this pace up I hope to have it done in the next 2 weeks approximately :) I work on it of a day and into the evening, but around 9-10 pm I will switch it out to something simpler and smaller to get a break. I started a Mill Hill kit called Wanda's Hat and finished it last night. This is my 18th Finish of the Year. 


Starting point from where I left it in December 2016
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My 18th finish of the year. Mill Hill Wanda's Hat. Finished 03/24/17


I prepped the last couple of days getting my next small project ready. I saw this one on Instagram this week where someone had completed it, and it was a freebie from Brooke's Books Publishing - http://www.brookesbookspublishing.com/CrossStitchFreebies.html . It's a shamrock, and I had been wanting to find one I really liked. After printing off the pattern, I was like what floss to use. I didn't want to use the plain DMC it called for, then I thought ok maybe a Mo's Sale floss, and then I remembered I had hand dyed a very nice mottled green floss last year. So I located the floss and decided it was a very nice "shamrock" color, and just a little while ago I cut my 28ct for it. So I should be starting that tonight - yay!!!




I am still a little sick! This stinking cold is holding on for everything it's worth! I am getting better, but it has been 2 weeks today since I started feeling crappy. I am slowly getting better so hopefully this week it will finally completely go away!

I hope everyone is stitching and enjoying your weekend <3


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy First Day of Spring & More Finishes

Hello Ya'll :)

I hope everyone has enjoyed the first day of Spring and everything that entails. The newness and freshness ahead, along with the rebirth of the ground and flowers is something I look forward to. I love Spring - except for the pollen I am allergic to lol! It was a nice 65* here today, and suppose to be 80* tomorrow. After returning from the cruise all last week was a lot like winter, but hopefully it will stay warm now. I am starting to think about the flowers, vegetables, and herbs I want to plant.

I finished another ornament last night and the last and final of the 25th one a little while ago. So all the ornaments that was in that kit is done. Well, done with the stitching of them, now I have to FFO them, but they will be ready for the tree this year :)

I have decided to get back to my L&L Angel of Grace. It's just so spring like that it is what is calling to me. I will probably work on a smaller WIP or a Mill Hill or something of the like in between when I need a break.

On the chest cold front, it is really trying to hang on. I just wish it would hurry up and go away!!! I have so much I want to be doing but me not feeling a 100% is holding me up!

Hope everyone is doing good and stitching away :)

                              16th Finish of the Year. Finished 03/19/17

                                 17th Finish of the Year. Finished 03/20/17

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