Monday, April 23, 2018

Week 16 - Is that you spring?

Morning all
As I write this the sun is actually shinning... maybe there is hope to see spring in April!

Last week was another busy one at work.  I did manage to stitch a bit though!  I feel so much better (especially stress wise) when I do

Monday I had a new start for Ink Circles Monday.  This will also be my new travel project until I get more thread for Valentina and then after that one is done.
Not much of a start... but a start

After that I pulled out my ornament.  I felt like I was running out of time, even though we are only 1/2 way into the month when I started.
I finished early Saturday evening

Next (and last) on my list was a focus WIP.  I had tapestry in mind, and even though I wasn't sure I was feeling it, I decided to go for it.
Here is where it was when I pulled it out

And after some stitches on Sunday.  Not as focused stitching session as I wanted, but progress is progress.

Something else happened this week... I was featured as the Blogger of the week!
It was very weird to actually see posted!

This week I will be busy with work and my Birthday (YAY!!) so I will probably just keep plugging away at Tapestry when I have time.

Can't wait until the 1st when I can bring Year in Chalk and Sneek back out.

Have a great week all!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

IHSW - April 2018

Did you hear that IHSW is still going!  It has grown in popularity again thanks to the Facebook Group.

This weekend is the 3rd of the month, which means it is a hermit Weekend!

Being that it is April, I won't be able to stitch the weekend away... but I will try and get done what I can!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The 15th was another new moon, which means it's TUSAL time!
Did you know there was a facebook group now?  Great for reminders!
Need help on what the heck TUSAL is?  Follow the link to Daffycat's Blog

Here are my ORTS for the month

The next TUSAL date is May 15th

Monday, April 16, 2018

Week 15 - April?

It sure is one messy day out there.
We had freezing rain/ice pellets most of the weekend.  Now its pouring down rain.

This week was a BUSY one with work.  I didn't really stitch until Friday night.
I did manage to spend most of Sunday stitching, since I couldn't really go do anything else.

Here is where I started with Sneek
I managed to get part 2 done before bed on Sunday

This week when I have time, I am going to try and get my monthly ornament done.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Week 14 - On track

Monday I pulled out Valentina for Ink Circles Monday.  I need to get a 2nd skein to finish, so this probably won't appear again for a few weeks.  I have another small Ink Circles kitted that can become my travel/Ink Circles Monday project for April.
Ink Circles - Valentina
WDW - Islamorada
Tuesday it was back to May Year in Chalk (Which I started on Sunday) and finished it Wednesday night. (Sorry about the pic... hasn't been ironed yet)
Year in Chalk (May) from Hands On Design
32ct Linen in Slate from Fabrics by Stephanie
GAST chalk and mistletoe
Next up this week is Part 2 of Sneek - The Long Dog Mystery SAL.
This is where you last saw it
Long Dog - Sneek (Mystery SAL
Part 1
Here is the progress on part 2

This week I plan to continue on with Sneek.
I still have my ornament to do as well before the end of April.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March 2018 plans update

Lets see how March went!

Continued on with the Tiny Tidings XXII series and started Mr and Mrs Santa on March 11th

2) YEAR IN CHALK - April    DONE
I finished this one early in the month as well (March 5)

Year in Chalk (April) - Hands on Design
Fabric by Stephanie - 32ct linen Slate
GAST - Chalk and Ohio Lemon Pie
3) FOCUS WIP - Cirque des Coeur - DONE

Here is where I was at the end of February
You have probably already seen, but I had a happy dance on March 4th!
Ink Circles - Cirque des Coeur
32ct white lugana
Carries Creations Silk - Renegade
4) SAL - Long Dog Samplers Mystery - Part 1 - YES
Fabric finally arrived on March 6th!

This fabric doesn't photograph well, but this is the most accurate pic I got.

32ct Slate Blue
I got Part 1 done on March 12th

5) NEW START - Death By Cross Stitch - YES
Started March 16th.  DMC 154 on 32ct antique white Lugana

Progress to March 17th

6) 2nd FOCUS WIP - Fairy Alighting - YES and DONE

Here is Fairy when I started working on her again

I made excellent progress on her in March and had a finish very late on the 31st/very early on the first


Monday, April 2, 2018

Week 13 - A Fairy gets her wings

This week I wanted to keep focusing on Fairy and get the leaf done.
Here is where you last saw her

I managed to get the leaf done on Tuesday night

Wednesday night I stayed up a little later than planned to get the wings done.

Some sparkle in the wings thanks to Petite treasure braid

Thursday night saw the start to the Fairy dust (aka beads).  Very early Sunday morning I finished the beads, and added my signature.

May I present to you, Fairy Alighting in all her glory

Fairy Alighting - X's and O's
DMC, Petite Treasure Braid, Delica Beads
32ct Linen in Geillis from Fabrics by Stephanie