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Sunday, March 30, 2014

March TUSAL II

Yes for some weird reason there were two new moons in the month of March so we've had two TUSALs for this month. What is a TUSAL you ask?  Well click here to learn all about it and it's hosted by Daffycat.
As you can see by the look on Mr Jenkin's face there was a lot of work by both of us to fill this jar, so I hope you enjoy the colors.

Monday, March 24, 2014

IHSW - March 2014

I was so into adjusting the colors of my Mermaid's hair yesterday that I totally forgot to post my IHSW pictures.  I started this design a week ago Sunday, the Sea Goddess by Joan Elliott. On Saturday I had a glitch in my brain because I had lost the ability to count correctly and I ended up stitching and frogging her face about three times before I gave up and moved to her torso, which of course I ended up doing the same thing at least once before I could get it right. Finally everything started coming back together and I got that part done.  I then went back and stitched her face but then I had to decide, since I had changed the skin tone, what color to stitch her hair.  I with the help of my lovely daughter found the perfect shades of brown instead of the red in the chart.
Saturday night
Sunday night
This where I left off last night and it is now time to make more little xxs.  I want to thank you all for stopping by.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wipocalypse- March 2014

This report will be one of the shortest ever for me I think. There were only a few pieces I've worked on this last month. Before going on vacation I was working on "Dare to be Daniel" here is my progress

 I started this piece on the plane to Disney and worked on it while in the hotel and on the plane coming home, it is "You Hungry?" this is where I left off.
I had to leave her to work on "Around the World in 80 Stitches" part 18
Up close
Total picture

Also there were my March Calendar Girl and March Cake.

Last but not least my "stitch-i-tis" flared up and I had to start a new design for a little relief, here is the "Sea Goddess" from Joan Elliott. It is being stitched on a 28ct Jobelan called Babbling Brook with DMC floss, there will also be Kreinik and beads.
Start
Right now
Well this post wasn't as short as I had originally thought, I guess when the stitching is so much fun  time flies.  Thanks for stopping by and appreciate the comments so much. Going to makes some xxs.
I almost forgot, this months topic was "Show us your favorite place to stitch."
Here you go:

A bonus one of me hard at work.




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clue Revealed...

The clue in the last picture was Minnie Mouse, yes we had again gone to Disney. It is the only place on earth that I can find all kinds of stuff with my name on it already. I love it!
 Here is my first try at a selfie.
Even the rain at Disney is fun, you get to wear Mickey Mouse ponchos! 
We started calling this No-Splash Mountain, it was dry! They were working on it, so no splash indeed. I did get to ride the train at Thunder Mountain, wohoo what a ride!  
We visited Animal Kingdom and this big fella was lounging and soaking up the warm sunshine.

And of course Woody made me feel like a true nature explorer. We have the same hats.
 This was another great trip, it's a shame we don't have little ones to go with, but acting like a kid is just as good.
 I did get to do a little stitching, mostly on the plane rides there and back. This design was originally a painting done by an artist named Annie Lee. Her pieces have also been made into figurines of which I have several (see tab above). This one is call "You Hungery?"  Here's the figurine and the picture of what it should look like.
And this is what I have done so far.

It's being stitched on a 28 ct evenweave from M.C.G. Textiles (which looks like a painting canvas) with DMC flosses, some are blended for texture and shading.  This is the only one of her pieces done into a cross stitch chart.  I would love to do more designs and match them up with the figurines I have. 
Well that's about all for now, thank you  for stopping by. I need to go and make some wonderful little xxs.

Monday, March 3, 2014

I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late!

There is a clue in this picture. What could it be? Also here is my March TUSAL.