Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Look Back...

By now I hope everybody has had a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I wanted to look back at all 2016 finishes and WIPS, but there are so many. So I figured I would put all of the finishes in the 2016 Finish Tab (look to the top of this post) and then show the WIPs I have for 2017 in this post. That still  a lot to me but if you want to see them here goes.  In no particular order:
Advent Animals-Brooke Books

2015-2016 Mystery SAL-Connie Gee

Crosseyed Cat-Notforgotten Farm

Elphaba-Joy Egan at Keenah's Designs

Frankie the Thinker-Glendon Place

GOT Houses & Banners- Cloud Factory
(Game of Thones)

The Hogwarts Crest-Colleen Carrington

MLK Memorial-Barbara Bangser for Posy Collection

Pretty Little Washington DC-Satsuma Street

Disney Princess Tiana-Misha at The Geeks Grotto

Sea Goddess-Joan Elliott

Seafarer's Globe-Maria Diaz Designs

Three Kimonos- Joan Elliott
You have seen all of these with the exception of Pretty Little Washington DC by Satsuma Street, before and I have been carrying them for a while now, My hope ( I won't say resolution) is that I get all of these finished in the new year. Also I hope to do a lot more FFOs with the ones already stitched. It's not that I don't like them anymore, there are just so many designs out there. Well enough from me for a while, nothing will get stitched if I keep talking and not making those wonderful littel xxs.

Monday, November 28, 2016

That Grey Area

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. So now we have entered what I have decided to call "the grey area", it's that time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We've had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber what's next? I don't know about you but I have been stitching away.  Here are my updates: First up is "Leilani the Hula Dancer" I got a lot more work done on her, I really like beading as I go. It all comes alive and when I finish, I'm done.
"Game of Thones Houses &Banners" is next and I finished the banner I showed in my last post. 
Six down with three more to go.  Next I worked on my Hogwarts Crest, I started doing some of the back stitch, I love the snake so far.
I am getting close to a finish on Holy, Holy, she needs her border. Who knows maybe before Christmas.

 I do have one new start, it is "Earthly Treasures" from Plum Street Samplers. I'm stitching it on 18ct Ivory aida, I'm not crazy about the border on this one so my plan is to leave it off.
Last but not least I wanted to share a project by my friend Irene's husband Joseph.  First of all, he stitched this beautiful carousel horse on the door. Then he did all of the wood working on this fantastic cabinet with the spinning carousel on the top. Lastly he picked out the lovely carousel crystal candy dish that is tucked inside all by himself.

This is one very talented man. Congratulations to Joseph for a gorgeous finished project.
That is about all for today, it's time for me to make some wonderful little xxs.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Isn't it Ironic?

I was so excited and wanted to hurry and share my retreat adventure with everyone that I was horribly sloppy and made several mindless errors in my last blog. I do apologize and hope I am forgiven.
Several months ago a fellow blogger by the name of "March Ann" at Stitching Again, sent in my name to Cross Stitch Collections magazine. I was contacted to do a written interview and told that it would be in one of their future issues. Well last month another fellow blogger by the name of "Jo I can't think of a clever name" at Serendipitous Stitching contacted me and said she saw me in her magazine and offered to send me a copy all the way from across the pond.  Of course than I was contacted by the magazine and they sent me a copy of the page I was on from the magazine. I am so excited to be featured in an international cross stitch magazine here is the picture below.
Issue #268 November 2016 Cross Stitch Collection
Thank you again to March Ann and Jo!
Since my last post I finished this small piece from Little House Needleworks that I started in the car on the way to Harrisburg, PA for the retreat. It is called "Baked Goods".

After my finish I pulled out "Leilani" a freebie from the Mirabilia Minions Retreat 2016 ( free on the website). I added a few more beads and started to fill in the flowers in her hair.

Yesterday (which was Sunday) I went to a local library for a little stitching get together hosted by Stephanie Kyne (a local fellow floss tuber I met at the retreat) and I worked on my
"Game of Thrones Houses-Banners" from clouds factory.
As promised here are a few more pictures from the retreat.

I just discovered how to make a collage, now to makes some wonderful little xxs.