hétfő, február 23, 2015

sunday sal

Absolutely no stitching was done all last week!  The only stitching I managed to get in was my Sunday stitching on Cornwall Cottage... such a pleasure to work on!

Here is my progress from yesterday...

Looking forward to see how Linda and Barbi did with their progress yesterday!  Not sure what I'm going to stitch on this week, so stay tuned!

Till next time... happy stitching!

szerda, február 18, 2015

tusal time

here is this month's ort jar... very nice and full... however there is a reason it is so full...  Yes I did get lots of stitching in, but that darn frog was here for the whole month, and everything I touched, I had to frog and re stitch...So that in itself generated lots and lots of orts...

hopefully I have finally kicked that thing to the curb, and won't have as many problems in the next little while!

Till next time...happy stitching!

kedd, február 17, 2015

weekly update

Here we are again... time to show some wips...

I'll start with Sunday's SAL , which considering it was a long weekend, I didn't get much done at all...
but any progress is good progress!

I have also been working on La-D-Da's Harvest House and this is where I stand as of now...

 It's getting close to a finish, but with everything going on this week, I don't think it will be now...

And one last wip... I've also been doing some crocheting.  It too is coming a long nicely...


hétfő, február 09, 2015

sunday sal and other wips

well here we are again!  time for a sunday sal update!

I didn't get as much time to stitch as I had hoped to yesterday, but I still was able to get a few stitches in Cornwall Cottage.

I am looking forward to seeing how Barbi and Linda did this weekend!

I also managed to put in a few stitches in an older wip last week... I pulled out Autumn Quakers, also by Rosewood Manor, and got a nice chunk in that one done too, however that pesky frog came for a visit and took a bite out of my Autumn Quakers...

I've reached the bottom left corner of the pattern, and that big bottom motif is 2 stitches off... now that doesn't seem like a big deal in the larger scheme of things, however, being off throws the rest of the motifs off in the pattern that are to the right of it... Since it is stitched in Valdini thread (read awesome but expensive thread) I haven't decided what I'm going to do... Right now I'm leaning towards working on the rest of it, going down on the right side and then fudging the stuff in the middle, but we will see... I've put it aside, as the mistake is just glaring at me, and I can't seem to see around it...
So what is a girl to do when the frog attacks... well, it's start another project or two, and that is exactly what I did!

I started a crochet project... it will be a blanket of some sort... just not sure how or how big yet...

I have a little more done since taking the picture...

And I also started another cross stitch project... this one is La-D-Da's Harvest House...

this is what it will look like when done...

and this is a quick progress pic of what I had done up to Saturday night...

I'm stitching it on Crafty Kitten's 32ct Jurassic sands jobelan and using a combination of Nina's, GAST and WDW threads...

That's it for now, till next time happy stitching!

hétfő, február 02, 2015

sunday sal

another week has gone by, and that includes another Sunday!  here is my update on our Sunday SAL with Barbi and Linda... I managed to get a good amount of stitching in, and am quite happy with my progress... I am happy to report no frogs were seen in my vicinity, so I didn't have to hurt any of them!

I'm looking forward to seeing how Barbi and Linda did, as well as for next Sunday to hurry up and get here so I can work on this one some more!

I pulled out another older wip to work on this week... Autumn Quakers by Rosewood Manor. I'll show a progress picture later this week.

Till  next time.... happy stitching!

csütörtök, január 29, 2015

wip updates

Last week I started working on the Freedom SAL by Seba Designs from their facebook page, and this is how far I got with the filling in of the squares...

This week, I decided to pull out one of my other wips, instead of starting something new, and picked up the Home Sweet Home - Sal 2013 by Les Grillles du Maryse, and finished off another block...4 more to go on the big part of this SAL.

I'm not quite sure what I'll be working on for the rest of this week, so it will be a surprise, both for you and me :)

Till next time happy stitching...

hétfő, január 26, 2015

sunday sal update

I made a little progress, but not as much as I would have liked... the weather was so beautiful here that we decided to go to the mountains for a day trip, then after we got home and as I was stitching I noticed a mistake... That darn frog! Sneaking up on me like that!

I ended up frogging the corner motif as I made the mistake right at the beginning... how embarrassing!  But it is all fixed... I re-stitched it today so that I can continue along next Sunday with new progress.

Both Barbi and Linda made great progress as well, and it is neat to see as each of us started in a different spot on the chart.

Till next time... happy stitching

kedd, január 20, 2015

tusal time

Well here we are... tusal time or ort report time!  This time I actually have some orts to show!  Not like last month where I showed off a very empty ort jar!

Here is my ort jar for this past month...

I started a new project last night.  It is a blackwork project (SAL) by Seba Designs, from their facebook group page. Here is my progress so far... I'm working on the border right now, and then once it is done I will fill in the squares...

It is called Freedom, and is a free pattern from, as I mentioned, their facebook group.  The borders are set, and you get all the filling patterns, but you get to decide where you would like to put what and also in what colour.

This way everyone in the SAL is/was working on the same project, but yet each person's is different based on their pattern placement and colour choices. 

I've decided on using Waterlilies thread in Cherry for my filling stitches.

The one I fell in love with, and the reason I joined the group was done in golds, but I don't have any gold thread  in my stash (hard to believe, I know) other than DMC, so I went with something I had.  Hopefully it will be just as nice... I think it will the colours are much richer in person than the picture.

Till next time.... happy stitching

hétfő, január 19, 2015

and we are off....

...off to the races so to speak

It's time to dust off the rotation and get back to stitching!  Barbi and I have started our regular Sunday SAL, and this time round we have Linda from SUch is Life joining us!  As they say, the more the merrier!!! Welcome Linda, I know both Barbi and I are looking forward to seeing your progress as well on seeing this beautiful design come to life!

If anyone else wants to join us, please do!  We are stitching Corwell Cottage Sampler by Rosewood Manor Designs.  The only "rule" you need to follow to participate is that you stitch it only on Sundays with us, and show your progress off on your blog.

I am the reason we are starting so late, poor Barbi has been so patient!  I ordered my supplies way too late!  I've had the chart, like Barbi, since it was released, but didn't order my threads till September, when we were planning an original October start....  Little did I know it would take till now to get my threads, as they were constantly on back order!  I'm still waiting for 2 colours to arrive (hopefully any day now), but the good thing is that I have enough to start!

I'm stitching it on a 32ct ivory jobelan, and going out of my comfort zone, instead of starting in the centre, I started in the bottom right hand corner....  Here is how far I got yesterday

I am loving it so far, and already, even though we just started, it will be hard to put down till next Sunday!  This will be a fun stitch for sure!

I've also been working on my winter patchwork by Jardin Prive... it's coming along slowly, but I've also run out of one of the browns...

Now on to my other projects that I will be rotating, hopefully weekly...

Rosewood Manor - Autumn Quakers

Les Grilles de Maryse - Home Sweet Home (SAL 2013)

Lanarte - Summer Bouquet

I am also planning a couple new starts as well... A blackwork project of some sort, a Mirabilia (not sure which one) and a Blackbird Designs pattern (again not sure which one). At least that is the plan! 

Till next time... happy stitching!

szombat, január 03, 2015

Happy New Year!!! Happy 2015!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We were able to spend time with family and friends as well as quiet time relaxing.

However it is now time to get back to business! The business of stitching that is!

First of all the official orts of 2014...

These are all my orts from my stitching for the whole year

The large jar is my collection from the different months ort report from Jan 1 - Dec 22, and the little jar is what I managed to collect from Dec 22- Dec 31st which will be part of the first ort report of 2015.  Yes I am continuing with the TUSAL again this year, it will now be my 6 year  doing it... technically my first year was only a half year... as I started in June 2009.

If you would like more information, there is a link on my sidebar.  Right now it is the information for last year - 2014, but Sharon aka Daffycat will be updating the info for 2015 soon, and you can sign up there if you like.

I also have a little bit of stitching to show... I started a new project on Dec 29th, I didn't get much done "last year" but I managed to make pretty good progress on it yesterday, as I had a nice stitchy day.

I started working on Jardin Prive's Winter Patchwork on 32ct ivory jobelan, using DMC.

Here is where I am as of last night...

Till next time happy stitching!!!