Thursday, 8 December 2016

Let's Visit Canada - Update #2

Tonight I stitched the word MOOSE, and finished the words LOON and LOONIE.  Also 1 star on the left side between LOONIE and MOOSE.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Let's Visit Canada update #1

I finally got back to cross stitching tonight.  I worked on Let's Visit Canada... I stitched the words POLAR, PROUD and the Loon (duck).

Monday, 17 October 2016

Dragon Ornament - Happy Dance

I finished the Dragon Dreams ornament a few weeks ago, but forgot to post a photo.  I didn't do the words or the border like on the sample.

I also started a new project tonight called Let's Visit Canada.  I'm stitching it because I live in Canada.
Here is my progress from tonight.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Dragon Ornament

I am working on another ornament from the Just CrossStitch 2012 Christmas Ornaments Magazine.  This one is called The Year of the Dragon - by Dragon Dreams.  I had to stop because I ran out of DMC 501 to finish the numbers 1 & 2 for the body.
This is what it should look like when it is finished.  I won't be doing the border.  Not sure if I will add the words or not.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Snowman Ornament - Happy Dance

Today I started and finished stitching a snowman ornament called Heads Up - by CherryWood Design Studio.  I saw the design on a cross stitcher's blog (cannot remember which one).  The pattern can be found in the Just CrossStitch 2012 Christmas Ornaments magazine.  Wilma from my LNS Stitcher's Place let me borrow her copy.  Here is what the ornament will look like when it is completed.

Here are the 3 stitched snowballs... Ready to be assembled at a later date.



Tuesday night at Stitcher's Club, I finished stitching Just Nan's Little Hedgie.  I will assemble all the 3D miniatures (mice and hedgehog) after I finish stitching them all.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

September Goals

September Goals
Finish Just Nan's Little Hedgie 
Start & Finish another Just Nan Mouse
Blog and stitch more

August Review
Assemble Gingerbread Angel Mouse - NO
Start & Finish one of Just Nan's Mice - YES, I started a Just Nan, but it is the Hedgehog not a mouse.
Try to stitch & blog more - NO

This is what the hedgehog will look like when finished.

I started on August 20th.

I stitched again on August 26th.

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Goals

August Goals
Assemble Gingerbread Angel Mouse
Start & Finish one of Just Nan's Mice
Try to stitch & blog more

Cross Stitching Update  
I haven't been blogging or stitching for a few months.  I have been enjoying the beautiful summer weather reading, gardening, and swimming in a friend's pool.

Gingerbread Angel Mouse is finished. Here is my Happy Dance!!  Tonight I attached the beads to the project.  Here is a photo.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Sewing project - Strawberry Quilted Pot Holder

I did some sewing yesterday.  I disassembled the Aida from the quilted pot holder and attached the finished Strawberry project that I competed on evenweave.  Here is the before and after.

I also did a little more stitching on Just Nan's Gingerbread Angel Mouse.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Happy Dance and a new start!

Yesterday, I finished the Strawberry Quilted Pot Holder.

I started Just Nan's Gingerbread Angel Mouse.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Strawberry Quilted Pot Holder update #3

I'm still working on the 3 big leaves in the bottom left hand corner.  Hope to finish it tomorrow night at Tuesday Night Stitcher's Club.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Strawberry Quilt Pot Holder update #1

Last night at the Tuesday Night Stitcher's Club I started the butterfly and then finished it when I got home.  I'm now on my way to the Wednesday Stitcher's Club.  I will work on the 3 huge leaves at the bottom left corner.

Monday, 2 May 2016

May Goals

I stitch more on the Strawberry Pot Holder.  This is what it looks like so far.  It is coming along nicely.  I love how the backstitching makes it come to life.

May Goals
Finish the Strawberry Pot Holder for my husband
Start & finish at least one of the small Just Nan mouse projects 
Frame the Green project
Try to blog more this month

April Review
Start & finish the last 2 Green Flip-Its - YES, I finished the whole project.
-Keep Our Air Clean - YES
-Eat Locally - YES
-finish words at the bottom - YES

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Strawberry quilted Pot holder

Wednesday I started a new project.  It is a quilted pot holder that Dave (my husband) saw at my LNS at Christmas time.  The pot holder is 14ct Aida, but I prefer 28ct even weave, so that is what I'm using and will sew the even weave on to the pot holder when it is finished.  Here is a photo showing the pot holder with the Aida.
Here is yesterday's progress.  I finished 1 whole strawberry.
Today I finished 2 more strawberries.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Happy Dance - Eat Locally

Tonight I finished Eat Locally and started working on the flowers in between the words at the bottom.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Green - Eat Locally update #1

I finished stitching the green onion and started the top border and red letters.  I hope to finish the whole project this weekend.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Green - Eat Locally

I have been stitching quite a bit this week.  Last night Sarah (my son's girlfriend) and I went to the Tuesday Night Stitcher's Club and today I went to the Wednesday afternoon Stitcher's club.  Here are some progress photos.
This was taken this morning, I finished all the words at the bottom and started Eat Locally.
This photo was taken tonight showing what I got done today on Eat Locally.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Happy Dance - Keep Our Air Clean

Tonight I finished another one of the Green Flip-Its.  I have one more to do and the words at the bottom.

Green - Keep Our Air Clean update #3

I haven't been stitching as much lately, but I am getting closer to finishing this one.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Monday, 4 April 2016

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Green - Keep Our Air Clean

Tonight I started the next Green Flip-It chart Keep Our Air Clean.  Here is my progress so far.

Friday, 1 April 2016

April Goals

April Goals
Start & finish the last 2 Green Flip-Its
-Keep Our Air Clean
-Eat Locally
-finish words at the bottom

March Reviews
Green Flip-Its 
- finish Plant a Tree - YES
- start another one - YES, completed 2 more (Be Kind to Animals, Save Water)

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Green - Save Water update #5

Tonight I finally stitched ... Continued working on Save Water.  I just have to finish the border at the top.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Colouring Calendar

I had to work today, but it was a slow day because most of my customers were closed (schools, Government offices).  I had time to colour my calendar page.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter everyone!!

I hope everyone had a great Easter.  No stitching today just eating chocolate.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Question about Colouring Calendar

Cathy at left me a comment/question about my Colouring Calendar. 

I need to get one of these for my daughter. Did you add the coloring or did it come that way? 

Here is a photo of the box.  I bought it at Costco last fall, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere else online.
There is a different page to colour each day.  As you can see below Saturday & Sunday are on one page. 
I have this calendar on my desk at work, but most days I don't have time to colour ... just too busy.  When I do, I use 5 different fluorescent highlight markers.  The bright colours make me happy.