Thursday, January 28, 2016

Two Finishes and Some Starts

I finally finished Heirloom Stitching Sampler.  I took these terrible pictures so I could run it to the framer.

 This little owl was started January 26 and finished the 27th.  I cannot find the designer in my mess, but I used it to teach some high school teens how to stitch.

I ended up ordering AW 1662 with floss and it came in very quickly.  It is my start(cough,cough) for January 27.
The last piece is Reptiles by Escher which is a Heaven and Earth Designs.  I am going to start basting the grid on it today.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 25-Ann Lawle Sampler

Anne Lawle by Scarlet Letter Samplers
I ordered this in anticipating that I would have finished Heirloom Stitching Sampler by now, but I have a bit more to do on it.  I cannot start another sampler until I get the Heirloom one done!  But now I have no urge to stitch this one, but want to get this one .  I may just order it as I love it and want to stitch it. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Day 24-The First Christmas Stocking

I have not put needle to fabric on this, but I am the only one in my family without a stocking.  I hope to change that this year.  Ha!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Days 21, 22, and 23 of Craziness

I am behind on posting, but here are my "starts" which are really WIP's.
This is actually my son's Candy Swirl Santa by Janet Zickler Casey.The hat is a bear to do.  As he stopped working on it when he was 11 or 12 and he is in college now,I figured I should finish it.
 This is my Illinois canvas.  It is close to being done so  it is back into my rotation.
 Next is O'Star of Wonder.  I think I made a huge mistake on it.  I think all the stitching I started has to come out.  Sigh.  I will double check, but I think I oriented the fabric incorrectly. Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Days 19 and 20-More Mill Hill

 I have loved this Sugar Skull kit since I first saw it.  I think it will make a nice gift for one of my sisters.
This Mill Hill bead kit has been in my stash for years.  I think I never did it as it has more beading than cross stitch.  But maybe it can inspire me for the crazy quilt round robin that I posted the other day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Crazy Quilt

This is the round robin crazy quilt that I have been working on.  I need some suggestions. I need to do a least one more motif in a section and another seam....

Monday, January 18, 2016

Starts 17 and 18

Sunflower journal by One Wing Wool
This wool piece has been in my stash at least two years. Now that I think about it, that isn't very long...
Luke-Nativity Trilogy Mill Hill bead kit
I think this is the last of the Nativity Trilogy that I pulled.  I know I have the Three Kings in my stash somewhere, but I can't find them. Maybe before the end of February.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Day 16 and 15 Starts

Star Pumpkin-Day16
Gloria-Day 15
I am having issues with blogger.  It won't let me change the order of these photos.
The top one is my start for today.  I know I will get tired of all the Christmas Mill Hill bead kits I have started.
The bottom one is Gloria and part of the Nativity series I started.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Day 14-Christmas Tree Santa

Here is my start for today.  Not much of a start, but at least I got something done...
I love these ornaments by Janet Zickler Casey.  They are fast and fun to do.

Some Progress on my Sampler

I haven't started anything new today, but I have a plan.  I wanted to share my Heirloom Sampler progress while we have some sunlight...
I can see all sorts of mistakes, but I am going to keep going.I think I just have the one side to fill and then it is on to beads...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Days 12 and 13 of Craziness

 This is another Flowers of Italy by Ro Pace.  I painted the white canvas and started stitching.  I am not sure I like it at all so it may be ripped and started again or I may cut another piece of canvas.  I need to get more done on it before I see my guild on Wednesday January 20...
This is a crazy quilt round robin that I am part of. I need to put my stitching on it and I know what I plan to do.  It needs to be done by the end of the month so I can pass it on to the next person. 
Hopefully I will be able to post some progress on my various projects soon...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Day 11-Benjamin-Nativity Trilogy

Yes, I think I have the whole set of these Mill Hill bead kits!  My college bound sons were laughing at me when I told them I was starting another.  They told me I need to get 3 of these starts done before they come home from college.  They were figuring that I was starting 15 new projects.  I didn't tell them about all the WIPs I plan on working on over the next month....

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Needlepoint-Days 9 and 10

 This B canvas has been in my stash for years.  I have decided to get this done.  I need to figure out what background I am going to use.
This is an new StitchNZip project.  I love these and always find a use for them.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Days 7 & 8

It is difficult to post every day, but I have managed to do a little stitching each day.
Continuing on the Nativity Trilogy, here is my start of Joseph.  I do believe I have the Three Kings, but can't find them in my stash.
 Today I decided I needed something bright so I started Kiwi: Owlets Ornament by Mill Hill.
Nordic Needle had a sale on Mill Hill beads kits and I managed to resist.  I have  a small amount of self control.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Day 6-Work in Progress Wednesday

This one needs to get done soon!
I cannot find the picture I took of this with some of the filling done.  Computers!  And I really should go clean my house, so I will just post this.  It is getting closer to being done.  After I get this section done I need to go back and find where all the beads go.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Days 4 and 5

I had to take two of my kids to get wisdom teeth removed yesterday, but I did get some stitching done!
First up is Busy Bee by Shepherds Bush.  I think it has been in my stash since 2009.
 Today I met with a couple of friends and worked on my Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler by Gay Ann Rogers.  This will get done this year! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Day 3 Start and A Finish

I just put a few stitches in my new piece:
 I do have several more in this series to do...
I was able to finish my Santa yesterday. 
I really, really need to get back to Heirloom Stitching Sampler. If I write it often enough, maybe I will.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Day 2 Start

 This is my start for today.  It is nativity Trilogy-Baby Jesus by Mill Hill.  I found the center and got the face in.
I was able to get the outline done on Cameo Heart.  Then I started working on the scotch stitch that goes in the center. I hated putting this away.  I have a feeling it will be the thing I work on after I get my Santa done.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Crazy Start One

I have not gotten much done today.  I keep miscounting.  I would fudge this part-the outline-but I know it makes the rest of the stitching easier..Maybe I can get this right before I go to bed tonight.
Cameo Blue Heart-Gay Ann Rogers