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Monday, 22 May 2017

Spring Mouse in a House - update #1

I'm stitching this project on 28ct white lugana Here is my progress on the first wall.  I love all the purple because it is my favourite colour.
 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Spring Mouse in a House - restart

I wasn't happy with the one wall of the house after using the DMC Perle Cotton so I restarted the walls today.  The perle cotton was too thick as you can see in the first photo.
 

I back stitched all 4 walls of the Spring house.  Tomorrow I hope I have time to back stitch the floor (rug) and outside bottom.
 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Spring Mouse in a House

Sunday I started Just Nan's Spring Mouse in a House.   This photo shows the outline of one side of the house.  I didn't have enough of my DMC 210 embroidery floss, so I tried using some of the DMC 210 Peale Cotton floss.  Not sure if I like how thick the backstitching is.  I will stop by my LNS on the weekend and pick up some more of the 210 normal DMC floss because I'll need it anyways for the design.  I'll decide then if I want to keep this wall outline or start over.
 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Romeo Groom Mouse - update #1

Last weekend I stitched the white and finished the beige around the outside.  Tonight I did the ears (beige and pink parts) and started the black tuxedo.  I hope to have time this weekend to finish Romeo.
 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Romeo Groom Mouse

Tonight I started Just Nan's Romeo (Groom) mouse.  I'm stitching mine on 28ct Cashel Raw Natural.  This is not my favourite fabric because it is uneven like linen, I prefer 28ct evenweave.  I'm changing floss colours from greys to beiges because my fabric is beige not grey.
 

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Dance - Bride mouse

I finished the Just Nan Juliet (Bride) mouse.  I will stitch the Romeo (Groom) mouse next.  I'm plan to stitch all my mice and then spend a week to assemble them all at once.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Juliet Bride Mouse - update #1

I finished all the stitching for the Just Nan Juliet Bride mouse.  I still need to add the beads to Juliet.
 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Happy Dance and a new start

I finished Let's Visit Canada last Monday but didn't have time to post a photo. 

 
Friday night I started Just Nan's Juliet Bride Mouse.  I stitched some more tonight.  Here is my progress so far.
 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Let's Visit Canada - update #7

I completed the words ALBERTA, MANITOBA, QUEBEC and SASKATCHEWAN.  I stitched the B to finish British Columbia and started NIAG and FA in Niagara Falls.
 
You can see in the photo of the whole project that I'm almost finished the bottom left side of the maple leaf.
 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Let's Visit Canada - update #6

I am continuing to work on Let's Visit Canada.  I finished the word INUKSHUK, ONTARIO, and NEWFOUNDLAND.  Here is a close up of those words.
 
This is what the whole project looks like so far.
 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Stash Shopping

I ordered the new Just Nan's Spring Mouse in a House and Rosebud Tweet from my LNS (Stitcher's Place).  
 
 
While I was there on Saturday I found some great deals on 28ct Lugana (2 different shades of brown) and linen (blue whisper) remnants and a full piece of 28ct Jobelan Christmas Red.  
 
I also bought a new Imaginating pattern called Let's Retire.
 
Another pot holder but it is a lemon pattern and 5 DMC Perle Cotton.
 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Let's Visit Canada - update #5

I stitched TRUE NORTH, Maple Syrup, TIVE in Native and a star.
 
This is what it looks like so far.
 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Let's Visit Canada - update #4


I spent Family Day stitching on Let's Visit Canada.  I stitched ANADA in Canada, AURORA BOREALIS, TUQUE, the RAL in Multi-Cultural and also a few stars around Aurora Borealis.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Let's Visit Canada

I don't remember the last time I spent hours doing nothing but cross stitching while watching movies on Netflix.  I worked on Let's Visit Canada by Imaginating.  This is my before photo taken on December 8, 2016.
 

Here is my progress from today/tonight.
 

I also did some shopping at my LNS (Stitcher's Place).  I bought 2 more Imaginating patterns.  Let's Do Coffee will be for my friend Lisa who loves her coffee. .  
 
 Let's Be Frozen will be for my Christmas/Winter decorating because my husband Dave loves snow globes.
 
I found a few patterns I would like to stitch in the new Stoney Creek magazine.
 
I love stitching gadgets so I bought this one.  Not sure when I will use it, but it looked neat!!
 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Goals for 2017

2016 Stitching Review
Last year started out ok, but I soon lost my stitching mojo and didn't get it back until the end of the year. My stitching and blogging suffered because of it.  I hope this year will be better.

2017 Stitching Goals ... It looks like it is going to be a Just Nan year!!
Finish stitching
Let's Visit Canada and sew it into a Canadian Flag by July 1 (Canada Day).

Stitch all my Just Nan Limited Edition ornaments (no particular order)
1. Gingerbread Santa Mouse
2. Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse
3. Romeo (Groom) Mouse
4. Juliet (Bride) Mouse
5. Miss Witchy Mouse
6. Witchy's Sister Mouse
7. Emma & Eliza's Christmas Hat (tree)
8. Gingerbread Garden Cube

Stitch other Just Nan charts (no particular order)
1. Feathers and Flowers (Tiny Biscornu)
2. Spring in the Meadow
3. Amethyst Snowflake
4. Floral Fifteen (fifteen sided Biscornu)

Assemble 3 Just Nan Limited Edition Ornaments I stitched in 2016.  Not sure if I'll wait and assemble them all when I'm finished stitching the other 8 in the list above.
1. Gingerbread Angel Mouse
2. Strawberry Bunny
3. Little Hedgie

These should keep me busy for the year, but if not I have a few other projects on my waiting list. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Winding Bobbins

I started winding the DMC floss onto plastic bobbins.  These are the ones I got done today.

I had to stop until I find more plastic bobbins in my stash.  Hope to finish these tomorrow.


Monday, 2 January 2017

Christmas Cross Stitch Stash

The following cross stitch items I bought myself for Christmas.  There are a few patterns in the Stoney Creek Cross Stitch magazine that I want to stitch.

I added the Just Nan Gingerbread Santa Mouse kit to my collection.  In 2017, I hope to stitch all of my Just Nan Limited Edition Ornaments.  I have several mice kits (bride/groom/Santa/Witch/Witch Sister/Reindeer).

I went through all my DMC floss, these were the only colours missing from my stash.  I also bought extra black.



Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017!!

Well it is the first day of another new year.  Here are the two ornaments I made for my oldest and closest friends.  I stitched them both the same snowman, but used different floss colours for the snowballs, the scarf and the hanger for the tree.  The top one I gave to my friend Kim last week.

The bottom one is for my friend Lisa.  I will see her sometime this week.