Sunday, March 12, 2017

Year of Starts weeks 9 and 10 and Charity Stitching

Do you ever have that day when you say I know I need to do something but No..I just can't???  That was me last Sunday.  Mark went out of town earlier in the week and I had the house to my self.  Sunday, he was supposed to be home but instead he had layover, mechanical issues so he instead of being home at 3:00 pm...he got home at 3:30 am!!!  So I spent my last evening texting him, computer off and watching flosstube!  I find that as I listen to stitchers talk about stitching..I stitch more!!!  

I came home on Friday to this:
Brigen ate my Mill Hill kit...well he ate the pattern!!! OMG!!!!

It has been crazy at work!  I had to proctor the ACT and let me tell you, walking in a circle for 5 hours watching kids take a test is very stimulating!!  All I could think was, why can't I stitch??? This is valuable time!!

It snowed yesterday!!!  Actually the day went: Rain, Sleet, and then snow.  It was all melted by the time I got up.  Bert knows better to stay inside but Tiger Lily wasn't so sure about the snow:




I have to tell you...I am enjoying the year of starts but I am stating to freak out a just a little.  I see all these projects and it does freak me out!  So here is what my stitching looks like:

Faery Tales:  As you know this is the one piece I want to finish!  I have 22 pages complete and 18 to go.  This is like my white whale!  It has to be finished this year....I can't stand the thought of seeing on my TBS list for next year.  I have about 600 stitches from having page 23 finished!!!

Another one I pulled out to stitching on for one of my facebook groups..
Princess Grace:  I stitched more on the pink.

All my new starts for the past 2 weeks...get ready!!!


Mill HIll: Toy Store

Mill Hill:  St. Nichols Cathedral

Teresa Wentzler:   Christmas Sampler


Brookes Book Brides Tree #3 -  I just stitched a lady bug because I was exhausted.

Disney Dreams:  Fantasia

This is a special one!!!  There is a Facebook group called:  Ronald McDonald house charity stitching.   You stitch a special Ursual Michaels design for a Ronald McDonald house.  This is what I got stitched.  I will be working more on it this week.

First Xmas:  I started the box for the letter B

Xmas starts here: I started the #2 design

American Quilt Sampler

Windows #3

Mirabilia My Lady's Garden -

Brookes Books Block 3

Festive  Labs:

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Year of starts week 8 and a finish!!!!

Hi Everyone!! I truly hope you had a great stitchy week.  I was able to do all my starts and even have a small finish!!!!   Things here have been busy as usual.  I am halfway finished with my college class and so ready for spring break!!!   Next week, we are going to dining in the dark again!!!  A local restaurant has a nigh where they dim the lights, place a blindfold on you and you enjoy a 4 course dinner!!  It is so much fun!  They do tell you where things are located when they bring the plate.  You can also take off your blindfold if it freaks you out!!!  

Did I tell you that Tiger Lily has started going out the doggie door?  She loves being outside and it is driving me nuts!

This week I have to start homebound services for a student who just can't make it in school. So I get to meet with them for hours a week at the local public library to work on all their studies.  It is extra money but it makes my days really, really long!!!!  

On to Stitching:
Check out Faery Tales!!  I just have about 2000 stitches before I am finished with page 23!!!




Look at my little finish!  it is a Mill Hill penguin!  Isn't he just the cutest???  I didn't do such a great job cutting him out but I like him!!


New starts:
Cloud Factory Fabulous Women SAL part 2:  Virginia Wolfe and Madame Curie.


Lady of the flag by Mirabilia:
I know she is OOP but I found her for a reasonable price and snatched her right up!!!  Stitching her on 32 count Atlantis from Under the Seas Fabric



Mill Hill:  Holiday Memories



Mill Hill:  Tree Farm
 

Paula Vaughn Quilts for all Season: February quilt

Mill Hill: General Store

Mill Hill Village Inn

Another week down!  Lets see what happens next week!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Year of Starts week 7 with a finish!!!!

It's Sunday and I am posting!!!!   Thank you for all your well wishes with me passing my test.  I am so thrilled!  Tomorrow is my 44th birthday.  My family is taking me to Olive Garden for dinner which I am excited about!  The flu is running rampant in my school and I have been sending students to the nurse right and left.  I have such a week immune system this year that I stayed home on Friday.  I slept all afternoon.

It seems the consensus is that borders count as starts....so I will stitch them as they come along.  I have a finish to show!!!!   I finished the January portion of the Cloudsfactory Fabulous Women SAL. I need to add some beads to the chandelier. I gave Mrs. Roosevelt's chair an extra leg.  The pattern didn't call for it but it looked  strange with only 1 leg.  Now I need to start February's (that will be this next week!!!)


I was smart this week....before I put a project up this week, I took a picture of it!!!!

Here are my starts:

A whole new world part 2

Disney Dreams Cinderella ornament 2 - Lucifer


Mill Hill Village:  Clock Shoppe

Mill Hill Village: Through the Woods
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I restarted my Stitchy Box Quaker Cakes:  The designer created this border after I had started so I just changed the fabric.  I am stitching the outer border in Carrie Creations: Blue Berry Pie.  The individual Cake borders are with a thread that is in the cake.  



Mill Hill Village:  Village Bakery



Brookes Books: February cupcake  (the 2nd one)


That is my starts for this week!   I have some new stash that I want to show you so I will post those later this week.  I really have to stop saying "Me Please" on the stash unload.  I figure I can say it until my husband says "enough cross stitch shopping this month"  We will see when that happens!!!! LOL!!!  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

week 5 and 6 of year of starts!

I will get this weekly update down soon!!!  Let's start off with amazing news!!! I PASSED MY TEST!!!! I scored a 162 and the minimum score was 155!!!  I am so thrilled!! I really didn't want to pay another $120 to take a test because I failed the first one!  I am jumping for joy!!!

Loving my year of starts!!!  I finally told my husband what I was doing and he thought I was freaking insane.  Those were his exact words!  His other sentence was "you will have 365 projects started????  Do you have 365 projects???"  If he only knew!! LOL!!!

Tiger Lily has learned to use the doggie door so she is now going outside with Bert.  I am not happy!!! I actually spend 15 minutes chasing her down in the yard!!!

Year of starts:  I only work 30 minutes on a project a day then move to something else.  My goal is actually finish Faery Tales... I have  pages left to go!

Opinions needed: Several of my Year of Starts projects have borders.  Do you consider me stitching the borders ahead of time as starting the project or is it ok to stitch the borders???

Bert had to help me sort floss for my Disney Dreams Chart

Heinzeit:  Merry Christmas

Mill Hill Penguin


Mill Hill Village:  Post office

February Window.  I spent some time on the border for January  This is one of those borders...the whole project has the fancy border around it and each month has the little border. 


Disney Dreams: Pinocchio started this one on Feb. 5th.

Petal Pushers: Teacups  Etsy Chart

Lavender and Lace: Firefly Faires

Brooke Books Brides Tree #2 Love

Petal Pushers:  Haunted Mansion - Etsy Chart

Frosted pumpkin: Happily Ever After SAL- another border!


Bothy Threads: Jane Austen

First Christmas:  see the borders!!!  I have the first 2 done

Xmas Starts Here:  I stitched the #4 bird....it was next in the pattern

This is sideways...sorry
Brooke Books Advent Animals # 2   I switched fabrics.  I switched to a 18 count that I hand dyed with Rit dye.  See the borders??? All 25 animals have a border!!!! UGH!!

That is it!!!  Another 14 projects for my year of starts!!!