Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop or My Epic Fail

Well, I am sad. I had grand expectations to be all prepared for this blog hop run by Jo over at
 Serendipitous Stitching .
She runs a lot of fun blog hops and it is a great way to get to know other bloggers. I do not do a lot of Halloween although I like fall colors and have enjoyed looking at all the interesting Halloween projects on the web.

Well, I told Jo I would do this hop and I thought I could quickly stitch up a project for Halloween. I do have a few in my stash after all.
I first thought I would stitch on this project:

    It is Haunted House by Bent Creek and I received it as a gift from my local needle work store. Cute, but not my style.....
So I looked further in my stash and found this:
 It is a Mill Hill Kit, and you KNOW how much I love Mill Hill kits!
I had even purchased a frame for it so I had a way to FFO it. I did not like the overdyed floss so I pulled a  Victorian Motto Sampler thread from my stash.
I knew I would not get the beads on the piece, but I thought I would get all the cross stitching done.

Until I finished the big pumpkin:
 Sigh. I used the wrong orange and had to rip all of it out. I did think about leaving it, but the red did not blend well with the orange I had stitched.
So this is as far as I was able to stitch before I had to post:
It is a fun and easy stitch and I will keep going on it. I do have the rest of the series and once I get this done, I will skip ahead to the spring one.

 I do plan on starting another new project-DON"T JUDGE ME! But not until November 1. It is my reward for washing windows, which I also plan on doing November 1.....
If you are looking for the letter and the next place to hop:
      Tickled Pink In Stitches     

Enjoy the Hop!                                                                     

Monday, October 29, 2018

A Few Smalls

Heather at   Stitching Lotus   hosts a Smalls SAL   that is due the last Friday of every month. She has not posted every time, but does that really matter? We are all busy and life is crazy. This is a hobby for pete's sake! (Okay! Done ranting!) I am late too!
Here are the smalls I stitched earlier this month:

 Not sure how I am going to FFO the Autumn Berries, but I do know I need to make a few more biscornu's. They are so much fun!
I also finished Black Swallowtail by Mill Hill. I have such a stack of things to FFO. HELP!
Since I have all these finishes, I can start a few new projects right? Never mind that Christmas Stocking needs to get done along with Drawn Thread Sampler.....            

Friday, October 26, 2018

Reptiles for October

Well, I did not get my 1200 stitches in which is kind of sad.
Here is where I left off in September:
 And here is where I am today:
It is too bad that I did not get my 1200 stitches in, as it would have meant a page finish! Oh well. Will see what November brings.

Monday, October 22, 2018


I was able to completely finish this little biscornu.
 Don't look too carefully as I am not a great finisher....
And Autumn Berries is totally stitched.
It was great fun and I was able to use my Victorian Motto Sampler Threads on it.
I have a huge stack of stuff to finish, and I hope to get to them before the end of the year.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Off the Grid Friday Night Stitching and IHSW

It is the weekend to stitch! Here is what I will be working on this weekend:
 Autumn Berries from Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine. I can't remember which issue, but here is the link for the magazine:
 I started pulling things to finish a project. Not sure what I will need exactly, so I pulled everything that I thought would work.
And the above the is what I will be finishing. I may have a small to show at the end of the month!
BTW, International Hermit and Stitching Weekend is from Random Ramblings
Friday Off the Grid is a from a Facebook group.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness for October

I looked at the calendar and realized that I missed Gifted Gorgeousness for October! My bad. What is Gifted Gorgeousness? It is a Stitch-a-Long hosted by Jo at Serendipitous stitching . If you received it as a gift, are giving it as a gift or can shoehorn it into the category of gift, you can use it as a project.
I am slowly but surely working on this piece:
Maybe it will be done by spring. It would make a lovely postcard....

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I Have Been Busy

I was teaching for my local EGA's Region Workshop this past weekend. I have ALMOST finished with this event. I still have a few loose ends to take care of, but hopefully by next week, this will all be behind me.
Here are a few images from the event:
 Heartland Region Banner
 Mississippi River Valley Chapter EGA Banner
 Crazy Quilt Class
 Hospitality Room
 Wool Class
Beading Class

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The People's Choice SAL

   Jo is always hosting the most interesting SAL. This one is on the first Saturday of the month and will change theme's every month. The first one is Halloween. I am not into Halloween, but have a few projects stitched. (I also have a rather large piece that I want to stitch, but not this year.)
Haven't finished anything fall like, so I am just reposting this little thing I made for my daughter last year.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

So Close to a Finish!

This blue stripe is killing me! The Neon Rays twist and turn and I can see my canvas. And I am not sure about the stitch used for the stars....I think I will add little star sequins as I think I have some in my stash.
But I won't look until I get the blue done! And no new project until this one is stitched. Finally finished into a hat is another story....

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Another Butterfly

I have started stitching a little each day on pieces that have been sitting in my sewing bag for ages. I figure doing 12 stitches (or a few more) will help me move it from my stash pile to my done pile. This piece is more difficult than I thought, but I do love it.
I may need to over-dye it when I finally finish stitching it.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Mill Hill Monday

I was able to get a little stitching done on this butterfly. I think I am ready for beads, but I need to check.
Then what will I do with it? Card maybe?