Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tall Year Squared-Officially Started

My local guild is stitching this piece as a study group. I have already made several mistakes which I am leaving in! I figure I am the only one who will see this piece anyway. Well, except for me posting my mistakes to the world via Facebook and this blog.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Daffycat is hosting this SAL and you can find all the information on her blog

Here is my ort jar which has thread from December.
I will be adding to it each month and just squishing everything down. How about you? Do you have an ort jar?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Reptiles for January

Joining the Facebook page Full Coverage Fanatics
 has helped me get some work done on this piece. I know I did 1200 stitches and I see some progress.
Here is where I last showed you:

And here is where I am now:
I may actually get this done in the next century!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness and Mill Hill Monday

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching has a wonderful SAL that is called Gifted Gorgeousness. I decided that since my Magi are bringing gifts to the Christ child, they will count for this stitch a long.Ha!
There is also a Facebook page for Mill Hill bead kits.....And you know I love Mill Hill Bead Kits!
Here is where I left off:

And this is Gaspar right now. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WIP Thursday...

I was going to post this yesterday, but I forgot. I am trying to get those 1200 stitches in this piece before the end of the month but it is harder than it looks. I am at around 600. When I get them all in, I will post a photo of where I started at the beginning of the month along with where I ended up.

It is nice just to work on one big piece and concentrate on it. Hopefully I will get some serious work on Drawn Thread Sampler done this month too.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Take a Stitch Tuesday or TAST

I did not have time to post my stitching from last week but am including it in this week. 
TAST is the brain child of Sharon B over at  Pintangle.
She does a much better job explaining but this is a stitching challenge to learn new stitches every Tuesday and then post them on the web somewhere(your choice!) The first stitches have been very basic, but are good ones to know. I decided to do a free form stitching project and just DO IT! I have looked at this challenge for years and get frustrated when I try to do a stitch on a project and it doesn't work and I have to rip it out. This way, I will just do the stitch and let it be.
The two stitches are running stitch and buttonhole stitch. I am using a long piece of fabric that is fairly narrow that I dyed and then painted. Not too exciting, but it is a start.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mill Hill Monday

I have joined a Facebook group for stitching Mill Hill Bead Kits. Since I have quite a few and am generally stitching a least one, it seemed like a good fit. Thanks jhm for letting me know about it!
I was able to get a little more beading done. Hopefully by next Monday he will have quite a bit more done.