kedd, március 24, 2015


Wow, 3 posts in one day!!! I guess I should post more often, instead of trying to catch up all at once!!

I have a couple of little happy dances to share, one from last week, and one from last night.

I finished my first crochet project for this year... I made a little stroller blanket... it's about 30x36 inches big...  the plan is to send it to my cousin for her little girl, but I'm working on another one right now and if I can finish it in time, I'll send her that one instead.

My other happy dance that I finished off last night is my Freedom SAL by Seba designs. 
It was a free pattern, but has since been released as a pattern available to buy by the designer, and the neat thing about it is, is that you get the border design, and all the filling patterns, but you get to fill the boxes in the way you want with the designs you choose.

Here is my version.  I added some beads for some extra bling

I stitched it on 32ct ivory jobelan, using DMC 3799 for the border, and one strand of Waterlilies Cherry for the filling stitches. Not sure of the mill hill bead number, but it matches the thread nicely, a nice deep cherry/burgundy colour

Till next time.... happy stitching

Sunday SAL

I totally forgot to post my progress on Cornwall Cottage, our Sunday SAL with Barbi and Linda, last week!

I kept saying, "oh I'll do it tomorrow, I'll do it later" and what do you know another week has gone by! I didn't even get to stitch on it this week, so I can only show last week's progress...

Again blogger is acting up, as it has rotated my picture sideways, when I already fixed it so it was the right way up before uploading...
I am really enjoying this piece, and missed stitching on it Sunday... but I will admit, I am getting anxious about the thread... I am trying to be frugal, but I still feel like I won't have enough of certain colours... the red in particular is what is bugging me... I'm going to do all the border first, that way if I have to get more for the middle, it won't be as obvious if there is a dye lot difference.

ort report

I 'm a little late in posting my ort report, but we have been super busy the last few days...

I finally managed to take a picture of my ort jar, and I will admit, I am a bit embarrassed to show off such a lousy picture... the ort jar is full, just my photo taking skills are lacking...  I took the picture with my phone, and totally forgot to clean the lens so it is very blurry from all the fingerprints all over it...

I had already dumped the orts into my big jar before I noticed how blurry the picture was, so I couldn't even retake the darn thing...

But as you can see, lots of ort... I managed to get lots of stitching done in the last month, including 2, almost 3 happy dances!

szerda, március 11, 2015


I did absolutely no stitching between this past Friday and Monday, with the exception of a whole 4 stitches on Saturday... not something you can call progress...

So I did no stitching on my Conrwall Cottage SAL with Barbi and Linda... Hopefully this Sunday I will be able to get some much needed stitching time on it.

I did however, have a happy dance last night!  I finished off my Winter Patchwork, by Jardin Prive.  It is stitched on 32ct. jobelan, using the called for DMC threads.  It was a fun stitch!  I'm looking forward to the other two I have in the series - Spring and Summer.

Just a short little post... so till next time... happy stitching!

hétfő, március 02, 2015

happy dance and sunday sal

I finally have my first finish for 2015!  La-D-Da's  Harvest House on 32ct jurrasic sands jobelan by crafty kitten, using GAST - apple cider, cherry bark, WDW - bullfrog, and Nina's threads - old gold and onyx.

It was quite an enjoyable stitch, and went relatively quickly. Now to move onto some other wips to finish them up!

However before I do that... here is my progress for my Sunday SAL with Barbi and Linda on Cornwall Cottage:

Not the best picture, but I've almost got the whole bottom part done!  Looking forward to moving upwards come next Sunday!

Till next time... happy stitching!

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