Monday, 22 May 2017
Sunday, 21 May 2017
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Sunday, 9 April 2017
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
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
Monday, 13 March 2017
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
Monday, 20 February 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017
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
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.
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
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Monday, 2 January 2017
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
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.