Saturday, December 3, 2022

Working on the Reptiles

 I have been trying to get this painted canvas finished on off my WIP list:

I have been using Capri 18 by Rainbow Gallery in the border. I ordered another card of the red because I was afraid I was going to run out of it. BUT, I had enough from the original order with a tiny bit left over. I am working on the last black line around the border and then I must tackle the head of the bearded dragon.

Friday, December 2, 2022

I had A Finish

 I forgot to post my finish of Aegean Sunrise by Avlea  Folk Embroidery:

I took this photo while waiting for a Zoom meeting.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Advent Calendar Blog Hop 2022

 Jo is hosting the Advent Calendar Blog Hop 2022. Her blog can found here

We are to post a photo of something we have stitched that has a Christmas or winter theme.  And we are to answer this question:

"What's for Afters?"

 Now if you are like me, you are wondering what is "Afters?" According to Jo, it is dessert.

Well, that is easy to answer. We like toffee which I make every year in great quantities. Last year I made 19 batches. 

I have a thing for Mill Hill bead kits, which you might know. Here are a couple that I hang on my tree:

Don't forget to check out Jo's blog to see the rest of the posts for Advent.


Monday, November 28, 2022

Maybe Next Year

 Well, there is no way to finish Pour ta Fete by Lindsey Lane Designs in 2022.

But I do enjoy stitching on this piece. All the teeny tiny stitches make me happy. So my goal will be to get it done in 2023.

I'm also thinking of doing WIPocalypse for 2023. It is the brainchild of Melissa and has been going on for 12 years. Amazing. There is a Facebook group if you search WIPocalypse SAL, you should be able to find it. Go over to her blog to get the scoop on how to join.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

November 2022 TUSAL

 It is the New Moon and therefore time for the Totally Useless Stitch a Long.

All you need to do is post a photo of your orts which are the bits leftover from crafting.

So I had to do some ripping on my painted canvas. I didn't like how the thread looked on one of the sections:

So I ripped it and at the suggestion of Gary over on FiberTalk suggested stitching one strand of DMC floss on the background (here is the back):

I definitely think it is an improvement.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

IHSW for November

 Well, it was the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and I didn't get much extra stitching time.

The idea is to take the third weekend of the month and get some extra stitching time.

I planned to work on my painted canvas:

Pour ta Fete:

And All Will be Well:

I only worked on All Will be Well:

And Agean Sunrise by Avlea Designs:

Avlea is having a sale until the end of November. Use coupon code THANKS22 to get a discount.