Friday, November 6, 2015

Guess What?!

Nancy is doing another give away on her blog!  Check out the beautiful colors!!

Click Here to have a look and enter as well!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Halloween gift box of floss give away!!

On Nancy's blog! Again! At Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe! I honestly think she is the most generous person I know....seriously!  She just loves to give give give!  Check out the give away  HERE and if you post on your blog or FB, she gives you another 25 entries!!!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hello... Is anybody out there?

I'm not even going to go into why I haven't posted a progress update on what I've been doing stitching wise.  I've just been lazy  busy....stitching.

Here are a few pictures of some finishes and wip updates in no particular order:

Littlehouse Needle Works

99 Ink Circles

Mirabilia Roses of Provence

Travelling Stitcher Littlehouse Needle works

Twisted Band Sampler Northern Expressions Needleworks

Snow white Biscornu Clouds Factory

Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore" Clouds Factory

Star Trek The Orininal Seven Clouds Factory

Harry Ron and Hermione Clouds Factory

Cross Stitcher in Residence  Lizzie Kate

So there you have it. A lot of stitching being done.  Just no updates on my blog

However, I do try to post regularly on my Instagram account.  @staynstitch come follow me! 

Happy stitching! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

She said it .."Let's do it again!"

Check out Nancy's blog here from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe to enter the gorgeous floss giveaway.  I think I drool a little bit every time I see them.  They are just beautiful!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

She's one of the most generous people I know!!

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having yet another give away!  She has beautiful patterns, and trims, and floss and fabrics and if you have never been to her site before you seriously need to check her out!!

This time she is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to her shop!

Here's the link to her site:
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Promise me

Some of you probably seen this already from my IG, but I thought I would share it here as well. I'm terrible for updating my blog. 
This is Lizzie Kate promise me. It's done on 32ct taupe lugana 2/2. 

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's simple I love my dog

Finally finished this one for a co-worker who is a big dog lover. She's an amazing lady who is very special to me as well.  

28ct lugana 2/2 
The gentle art threads. 

I only wish I had to use the variegated threads to "flow" with the shape of the letters.  Oh well, lesson learned. 

Happy stitching!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mermaid Azure update

Here she is so far. I absolutely love working on 32ct lugana.  I don't think I'll ever go back to aida again.  And that's thanks to Amanda aka Mrsmilkybarkid who encouraged me to try it.   Thank you Amanda!

Happy stitching!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Oh dear!

A first of many with this project. Yes I started another!

-1st time using 32ct lugana
   ( only ever did 1 project on it before and it was 28ct, and that was just manageable coming straight from aida)

-1st time using opal fabby

-1st mermaid! Which I fell for right away!

AND- it calls for th skin to be 1/1..... If I make it that far lol

Here she is, a cute starter mermaid! Mermaid of azure:
Isn't she pretty!  
Here's the supposed finished project, again, if I make it that far:

Happy stitching!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April turtle trot

I've only managed to work on two projects this month, but I did get a finish out of one of them!  Yay!

Butterfly before:

After. Finished exactly half the pattern. 

Mirabilia winter queen pink conversion


Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Roses of Provence

A new Mirabilia start! Roses of Provence. She is my all time favourite Mirabilia. I'm a sucker for all things pink and I just fell in love with her the moment I spotted her!
Started Tuesday March 24. 

Today- March 26

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Box of delights update

I've decided to do mine with 16 motifs in a 4x4 grid. The pattern is 6x6 with a total of 36 motifs. 
Here's the wip:

Happy stitching!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Box of delights....

Liz Almond has released another beautiful blackwork design called box of delights and I couldn't resist!

So I started it!

This is just the first motif....and I'm doing it on lugana! First time ever using it and ohmygod I'm in love!

Why have I not used this fabric before now? Oh, I know...because I was too chicken to try anything else except for aida.

Here's the link if you want to have a look
Box of Delights by Liz Almond'

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March turtle trot

March! Eeek March already!
Anyway....on to my projects, I managed to work on 5 of them this month.

Dockside quilts before: (excuse the wrinkles)

After: all done!!
It's just about dry in this pic.  Still need to iron.

A whole lotta latte. FINISHED!  I decided not to stitch the words across the bottom. I rather like it without them. 
Still needs to be ironed. I was so excited to get it finished! It's been a UFO/WIP for a year. 


Purple blue green butterfly before:


Winter queen before: (the fabric is not dirty, it's silver lining from polstitches)

After: I filled in some white and the darker pink on the bottom of her dress. 

Red before the beading and back stitching 

After. DONE!

Happy stitching!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Nancy is at it again!

I think she is the most generous person I have ever known! Seriously, if you haven't checked out her blog with all her wonderful yummies, and give aways you need to head over there now.

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Save the Stitches

I've worked up the courage to try it!  On aida.  I'm just too chicken to try anything else yet.  Anywho...

Here's the start of it:

Blocks 1&2. 

Happy Stitching!

Just a few things....

Here are some of the pretties that got me in trouble blew my budget for part A of the SFS.
Some beautiful silks and cottons from fiberlicious:

 Silk Mori threads from Kreinik:(they were stated as beginner threads!)

A piece of 25ct lugana.  I ordered this just to try it.  I'm trying to branch out with my fabrics.  I'm an aida girl...but all the other fabrics I see are so beautiful!

On a side note.... if someone can explain the 25ct to me I would be grateful!  I understand the over 1/over 2, but 25ct?? over 2 on this would be equal to 12.5 in aida?  Is that right?  That's like...huge!  I usually stitch on 16 ct how far off is this 25ct going to be??  Just when I thought I had it all figured out..Geesh!

Monday, February 23, 2015

February SFS

Sad to say.... I can no longer participate in SFS and here's why:

I. discovered. hand-dyed. floss.
And silk hand-dyed floss.
And... In looking through Instagram and other online sites I fell in love with the twisted band sampler,
and the twisted rainbow sampler...
And all the threads that go with it.

  I don't have a huge stash to begin with..I just sorta buy as I need. So that's how I justified buying it all. All of it. Guilt free. 

I won't tell you how much I shamefully spent this month, but I will tell you that I spent enough from the SFS budget to do me the next 2-3 years.  (Money-wise, not stash-wise, never can have too much stash). 
There's no way to recover either. I would be in the negative for eternity.  

So I will gracefully bow out and open the space for someone else that can adhere to the rules better than I.   I guess I can always hope for part B??!!

I will still follow and enjoy reading each monthly update from everybody else!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stitchy partner and a shout out!

First of all, after all the pressure I have put on my husband for years to try cross stitching....he finally has!  And I must say, he is doing amazing for a first timer.  I now have a stitchy partner in my very own house!!  Dreams do come true!

If you lovely bunch of bloggers out there could possibly check out his blog (yes, he made it especially for keeping tabs on his cross stitch) and give him a little bit of encouragement, it would mean the world to me.  He can be found here at Chronic Unit.  Thank you!

Now, for my shout out!!  I want to thank ALL you lovelies for commenting on my TT.  You have no idea how much pressure you have lifted off my shoulders!  Now I can enjoy my TT pieces again xox

Happy stitching!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Turtle Trot

Another month gone are my ten.

Take time 


FINISH!!!! Didn't think I was going to do it but I did! Yay me!!  Second finish for 2015!

A whole lotta latte


Butterfly girl before:


A view from a window before 


I'm giving up on this one. I did about 6 stitches and got stuck.  I remember now why this became a UFO. See all the blue and green.... It all has to be frogged. .... Ugh. I don't have the patience to frog it.  I think I'm going to give up on this one and substitute something else in place of it.  I have one wip left (I only had 11 to begin with) and I'm unsure if a will add it in to my turtle trot or start something new. 

Next up, Mirabilia winter queen before:


Rocky point. Never touched it. Lost my mojo every time I looked at it. Hopefully I can get some done next month.  

Same with my picture of my cat. Never touched it. 

Dockside quilts. 




And last, Red. 

After: she's almost done except for beading!

Ok, so after this round of turtle trot I've realized that I'm extremely overwhelmed with all these projects.  I think it's because 1) my projects are HUGE... at least to me they are, and 2) I HATE having to change projects when I'm "in the groove."   For example..... when I was working on Red, I didn't want to put her down.  I could see the finish line!  Same thing while I was working on Whole Lotta Latte.  It's almost done!! And then I have to put it down and move on to something else...wah wah wahhh.

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that all of my WIPs are being worked on.  The concept of Turtle trot is awesome!  I just don't know what to do.  I don't want to give up on them.  But, I can't cut them down to 5 projects, because then I would feel like I'm making my own rules and I don't want to do that either.

Any suggestions from experienced stitcher's?  I would truly appreciate your feedback!

Happy Stitching!