Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Purple bell ornament

September Goals

I have decided to cross stitch ornaments for my co-workers (ladies only).

Samantha - Purple ornament 
Kristine - Pink ornament
Patricia - Blue ornament 
Sue - Sparkly ornament

I started the purple one yesterday.  As you can see in the photo below, I need to stitch 5 sides exactly the same.  I would have stitched more, but I frogged a lot.  The first one didn’t line up, so I pulled out almost all of the outline. In the second one, I had to frog the centre shape.  The third one was fine, but my eyes were getting tired from not stitching lately.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Summer is finally here!!

The calendar says Summer is finally here.  I know it is summer because the weather has been very hot, sunny and beautiful.  My favourite time of the year.

I haven’t been stitching lately, too much to do in the garden.  I have some perennials, but I also like to plant annuals by seed.  I don’t always have luck, but it is more satisfying when it does grow.  Every year I buy a few annuals and perennials from the garden centre as well.  I also try to buy some kind of gnome or garden art every summer.  This year I found several things.  Here is one of my garden gnomes at the beach. I’ll add more photos throughout the summer of my garden and decorative things.

I did finish stitching a Christmas ornament last weekend.  I still need to assemble it, but that is for another time.

Happy Stitching!! 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February Goals

I never got around to writing down my goals for January and for the rest of 2018.  We’ll see how much stitching I get done this year.

February Goals
Finish stitching Just Nan’s Spring Mouse in a House
Start stitching Just Nan’s Spring Mouse that lives in the house.

2018 Stitching Goals
Just Nan Limited Edition Ornaments
  • Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse
  • Witchy Mouse
  • Witchy Sister Mouse
  • Santa Claus Mouse
  • Mrs. Claus Mouse
Not sure if I’ll have time to stitch the houses for the following items
  • Summer Mouse 
  • Autumn Mouse
  • Christmas Mouse
  • Frosty Mouse
Christmas Ornaments 
  • Co-Workers
  • Friends
  • Family

Monday, 29 January 2018

Spring Mouse in a House - update #9

I stitched a little while yesterday on the inside floor (rug).  Here is my progress photo from yesterday.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Spring Mouse in a House - update #8

I stitched last weekend but forgot to post a photo.  This is the progress photo from last weekend before I started stitching today.  I will post an update tonight or tomorrow.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Spring Mouse in a House - update #7

I started and finished the outside floor of the house.  Here is a photo of outside floor.

I also started the inside floor (rug) of the house.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Spring Mouse in a House - update #6

I finished the fourth wall of the Spring Mouse in a House.  I still have the 2 floor pieces (inside and outside), plus the mouse.  Haven’t decided whether to do the inside floor or the outside floor next.  Here is a photo showing all four walls completed.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Spring Mouse in a House - Update #5

Happy New Year 2018!!  I started Spring Mouse in a House in 2017, but didn’t do much stitching throughout the year.  I hope to find more time to stitch this year.  Here is my progress from today, I had the purple triangle shape and the green line at the bottom and the green on the two sides.  Everything else was completed today.