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Thursday, January 3, 2019

I Couldn't Just Leave You Hanging!


I know I am the worst blogger ever, I go away and forget about you... but I've returned to do a wrap-up of 2018. In my August posts I had gone to Stitch Con in Cincinnati, OH (which I will be going to again in 2019), since then I've been gone, I went to two other retreats. One in Harrisburg, PA and one in Herndon, VA (that was a local one). They were so much fun, I've been on another Bahama cruise and enjoyed my first trip to NOLA (New Orleans, LA). 2018 was a pretty good for me as far as travel goes and I hope to continue in the future.  As for cross stitching there have been lots of finishes, some FFOs, and videos. In case you don't know I make what is known as Flosstube videos on Youtube.  I share some of my travels and my stitching, of course you get to see me! If you are at all interested my channel is Minnie Gray - AllXXs , I make new videos about once a month.  I am now on Instagram @minniegray5806, there I share a few times a week with stitching updates.  If you would like to see all of my stitchy finishes for 2018 there is a new tab at the top of my page here, if you have questions about any of the designs please leave a comment and I will try to answer them. Of course I have wips and there are a few I'll insert pictures and captions below.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish all of my followers a very Happy, Safe, Productive and Stitchy New Year!
Advent Animals Brook Books

All Are Equal In Death Modern Folk Embroidry

All Souls Vierlanden Quiltify Design

Bella Butterfly Nora Corbett (needs beads only)

Christmas Dreams Joan Elliott
Coffee Quaker Heartstring Samplery

Comfort Lighthouse Carriage House Samplings

Dead Girl Love My Stitch (Etsy)

Elphaba  Keenah's Cross Stitch (Etsy)

Frankie the Thinker Glendon Place

Ghoul Tidings Plum Street Samplers

Halloween Treats Trail Creek Farm

Hazel's Wardrobe Sue Hillis

Hogwarts Crest Colleen Carrington

Hot Chocolate Alessandra Adelaide


House on Pumpkin Hill Stacy Nash Primitives

I Love Yoga Valenti Cross Stitch (Etsy)

Just Me 

Life, Liberty & Happiness  Mandi di Donna

MLK Memorial  The Posy Collection
Needlework Alphabet Little House Needlework

November  Snowflower Diaries

On Wednesday We Stitch Black  The Primitive Hare

Pray  Teresa Kogut

Pretty Little Chicago Satsuma Street
Rose Goddess  Joan Elliott (beads only)

Seeds Of Freedom  Silver Creek Samplers

Sirena  Lila's Studio

Three Kimonos  Joan Elliott

Vintage Cat  Alice Allen
Vintage Fox  Alice Allen

Witchy Time of Night  The Nebby Needle
As you can see I was very busy in 2018 and I suspect 2019 will be about the same.  My neglect of this blog was not intentional and I will try to be better in this new year (no promises). I truly appreciate all of you for hanging with me through my absence and I hope you enjoy the finishes and wips. Please join me in making some of those wonderful little xxs!

Monday, August 20, 2018

IHSW Update August 2018

I just wanted to show that I am still at it!  I went a stitching meet-up this Saturday and I got some more stitched on Rose Goddess. Here is my IHSW update.




I finished the face on Saturday and the rose at the lower right was done on Sunday and today.  Let's see if I can finish the rose tonight, on to more xxs.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Just Checkin In

I didn't want the whole month to go by without another post, this will be a short one. If you are wondering why, well I have been possessed, obsessed and consumed by Joan Elliott's "Rose Goddess"

I did a small conversion of the skin tone but everything else is as charted. I will as always leave the beading for last and there will be plenty. I stitched on this one exclusively until I ran out of the red Kreinik in the border so for a couple of days she sat watching me while I started a small piece from the 2018 Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. When I went to stitch night at my LNS on Wednesday I picked up more Kreinick and finished the small "Hanging With My Boo!"
I just loved this little ornament and it looks great on the 28ct linen from Under the Sea Fabrics called Lycan's Moon.  So now you know what I've been up to and it time to make some more of those wonderful little xxs.