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!!!

vasárnap, december 28, 2014

belated tusal

 Here is my tusal for this past month... a few days late in posting

As you can see... I've done absolutely no stitching!  why you may ask?? There was nothing to show stitching wise as I was crocheting!  I made a few more infinity scarves, as Christmas gifts.  Here are my last two that I made.  I have one more to make and then that is it for a bit.

I do though have some stitching to show you, as I finally found the right beads for my Soffia by AAN
I finished the stitching a bit ago, but didn't have the right beads till now... I don't mind French knots, but not when there are that many to do... plus I think the beads give it more of an elegant look

 This is Soffia by AAN, stitched on 32ct silvermist jobelan by Stephanie, using Nina's threads - Steel, Onyx and Spring Grass, mill hill beads 00081 and 02022

It is one of my favourite finishes this year.

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas, and I would like to wish you all a wonderful new year!!

Till next time, happy stitching!

vasárnap, december 07, 2014

dancing away...

I have a few happy dances to show... my blackwork piece is finally finished into its final version... a stitcher's bourse. My darling hubby helped with the sewing, and it is now making its way to its recipient.


I've also finished a few more scarves... here are scarves 5, 6 and 7.

I still have a couple of more scarves to make but I have a few things to stitch first before I continue along with the crocheting.

And just a couple of pictures to help get into the Christmas spirit...

We turned on our Christmas lights last night...

and today we went and saw some reindeer!

Till next time... happy stitching!

csütörtök, november 27, 2014

As seems to be the norm for me lately... I'm late in posting my TUSAL, however I seem to be able to take the picture on time each month!

Here is my ort jar for this past month, not much stitching (for me anyways) but at least I have orts in there, so I'm happy!

The orts in there are from a blackwork project I've finished, but I still need to finish it into something... I have to actually wait for my husband to help, who will be back home next week.  You see, I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but if not, I will say it again... I am terrified of the sewing maching... darn thing just scares the heck out of me!  So in order to finish this project off into what I would like... I need to wait for him.

Here is the finished stitching though...


The second picture will be a little fob, I just have to finish that part up too. I love stitching, I dislike finishing stuff... maybe that is why I have so many thing in my drawer!

Other than stitching... what have I been up to???  Well I've been making scarves...  As you saw in my last post, I made one, and since then, I have finished 3 more... The first one (in the last post) and the second one (the first one pictured here) were gifts that have already been delivered and from what I heard, well received. So that makes me very happy!  The other two are Christmas gifts, and I have a few more to make before I call it a day.

I've already started on number 5, but there isn't much to show, so no picture yet.

Till next time... happy stitching!

kedd, november 11, 2014

another quick jig

I finished the scarf I was working on late last night... I think it turned out pretty cute. 

My polar bear is modeling it for me...

hétfő, november 10, 2014

happy dance and some wips

Just thought I would show what I have been working on in the last couple of weeks...

I have a happy dance in that the blanket I was making for my other little nephew is complete too...

Here it is, as well as the two together:


Now that those are done and ready for Christmas, I'm working on some scarves for the ladies in my family...  I started the first one today... here is my progress:

It will be an infinity scarf once I'm done...

I also have some cross stitch wips to show... I'm almost done one of them, they are put on hold as I am waiting for the beads to arrive. I don't mind doing a few French knots but there are an awful lot in this one, and I would much rather switch them out for beads, as at least that way they will all be evenly sized!  It is AAN's Soffia, stitched on 32ct silvermist jobelan by Stephanie using Nina's threads

 And my other wip is a blackwork freebie I found on the net... I just love the way it looks and how quickly it works up!

That's it for now! Till next time happy stitching!