Thursday, February 16, 2017

My Third Time

Sorry for the bad photos, but here is an update on Spirit of Jean. I ripped my mistake and then took the correct color and started stitching the background. I went all the way around and found I made a mistake. Rip, rip, rip. The second picture is that thread all the way around. Sigh of relief.
I really need to finish some projects. You know; get them so I can hang them in my house. Maybe next week? Don't hold your breath.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Gifted Gorgeousness

I love this SAL Serendipitous Stitching 
It gives me permission to stitch on gifts that I have received or that I want to give away! Perfect!
This is a gift to my baby sister. Yep, it finally got framed and shipped out. I hope she likes it.

 And here is North Pole last month:
 And now this month:
Some progress although I am going to run out of blues...When did Mill Hill start making kits only using 2 stands instead of 3 strands of floss?
Go to Jo's blog to see what others are stitching!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying to Organize

First, I do need to take out the mistake in Spirit. It bugs me and I see it every time I sit down to stitch. Which is why I was in the basement and not upstairs stitching on it.

I stopped at Wally-world this morning to get a container to start organizing my Mill Hill Kits.
Here is what I started with:

 This container held the mess.
 And this one was the one I bought.
 I found that this box had more than just Mill Hill bead kits too....Shepherd's Bush needle rolls and a few other things.
Here is what I ended with:

I don't like the second box as the lid can't be placed on it. Does anyone have a good way to store the larger Mill Hill kits? Because, yes, I have more! They are the Christmas ones....

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Mistake

I  have been trying to get the background done on Spirit of Jean.  I had in my mind that a certain fiber was used. I was wrong.  I was going to keep going, but it bugs me. I will be doing some serious reverse stitching next week.  Yuck.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

No Progress Wednesday

Well, I have done a little stitching, but not enough to post. I am having guests come this weekend. If I weren't such a messy, this wouldn't be a big deal. Sigh.
BUT, Gay Ann Rogers is having her Hearts Sale starting this Saturday. I almost did not tell you all because I cannot look until Monday. Those guests!
Do you remember Echoes of Elizabeth needlecase?

She is offering it again for this sale!!!I did change the colors a bit, but it is mainly her colorway.
Yes, yes, I am on a diet, but I can look, can't I?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday

I decided that I will try to post a little something each week. I hope it will keep me moving forward on my projects.
First up, Drawn Thread Sampler.
No cutting for a while. but I got the start of the bottom squares in.
I fixed my mistake for 1st Christmas Stocking.
I restarted at the top right as that made sense to me.
Last but not least, Fishing Vest is ready for beading. I may get this done for my dad's birthday!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Day 31-Stash Diet

First, I need to figure out how I am going to keep track of my finishes for my diet. I am such a scatter-brain that I doubt I will remember everything from month to month.
I did get Luke finished which made me happy.
This is a crazy quilt card I made for a friend. The block was started in 2015( I think) and I found the pin at Charming Charley's in the clearance. The back broke off so I had to sew it onto the square. It already had some seam treatments so it was a quick finish.
And I did get Star Pumpkin finished, but you saw that already.
 This is the stash I purchased this month along with $10 worth of DMC to work on 1st Christmas Stocking. (In my defense, I ordered them in December before I realized I needed to go on a diet!)
 So I started with $225. -$65 for stash buying. + $1 for stable weight,+ $3 for art pages + $5 for card going out +$12 for the 2 Mill Hill kits.
I think I have $181 to start next month.  I am trying to resist a class from Kathy Rees called  Razzmatazz 
Gay Ann Rogers is having a sale in February too. So many temptations!