Friday, September 15, 2017

Still A Duck to Me

Hi stitchers

This week I have been stitching on the fairy and the dove. 

My stitching slowed right down by the end of this week because every time I would look at the chart  I would see the lines for the backstitch that I'm going to have to do, now I have ages before that, but it put me off stitching it. 

She will been put away for a while, I will still stitch her, just later, she also doesn't work in with my plans for October.

Here is before

And now

I got to the bottom and I still say it's a duck, I mean doves are white right? 

Time to work on seasons which I'm looking forward to stitching, I don't want to lose my stitchy bug.

Post Monday 

Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Hi stitchers

Thanks for your comments on my posts, they are so nice and I love reading them. 

Over the weekend I stitched Storykeep Seasons Spring, my gift stitch.

Here's a recap on what it will look like

Here it is now, 
I stitched all the gray, green at the bottom corner and a little of the cream/white, page 1.
Not bad for a project I couldn't get into stitching until now. 

This week I will be stitching The Fairy and the Dove. 
I will post Friday. Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Moon and a few other things

Hi stitchers 

I would like to start off by saying I hope everyone is safe and alright or stays safe with the hurricanes over there that I've been hearing on the news. 

I would also like to say sorry for my up and down stitchy plans, rotations. I've found out what I like and don't like and have a plan in place that will now work for me.


This week I've been stitching moon sweet moon


And now

Not as much as I would have liked but still progress.

I don't think I have told you that when I kitted this up I couldn't get 2 of the treasure braids so most of the moon is kreinik.
I'm ok with it so far but this week treasure braid PB201 yellow was driving me nuts.

I also got back my Queen Mermaid (because of the glass it's hard to take a good photo)

I've also been buying up big lately. It's been a while since I've had a cross stitch shopping spree but now it will be back to stitch what I got. It was fun. Just got to sit and wait for the post. 

In the mail I got my 4 charts, just waiting on the fabric to get here. 

Over the weekend I will be stitching my gift stitch Storykeep seasons. 

The plan is to stitch this every weekend as I would love to give it to my friend and unless I start stitching on it that's not going to happen. Progress is still progress even if it's only a few stitchers right.

That's it, I will post Monday with update.
Happy Stitching!!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Gift Stitch Finished

Hi stitchers

Over the weekend I stitched the gift mum wanted me to do. 

I've changed a few things but she loves it and I think her friend will to.

It's a design by Emma Congdon.

So mum told me its for the lady's birthday, mums going to send it with her card.

Hope she likes it.

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Finish and Plans Change

Hi stitchers

This week I tried I really did to get into Sweet Pea or any of my week 1 kits, charts but I did not want to stitch them.

So out with the rotation it is no more, kind off.

I have 3 I really want to stitch, that I have been stitching in the week rotation I've been on. So I'm going to stitch them and I've now got a gift stitch to do as well. That's 4 weeks, maybe.

When I get my new stuff I would love to start that too, I'm hopeful I will get them September. 

I will still do a weekly update here. That's the new plans.

So stitching...

Here is before with sweet pea sorry about photo

And now, with a arm and a few flowers 

I love her but can't stitch her right now. 

I got a magazine and it had a free chart book with designs by Emma Congdon.

 I just had to stitch this... I've changed a few colors and added charms, I love it.

Here is my finish

The fabric is darker then the photo and it's a off cut I don't know what it's called.
I think it's a 16 count Aida.

My gift stitch is from this chart book.

My mum asked me if I would stitch the friend one for her very good friend/pen pal. I said sure. She wants it like the picture, same colors and they are bright on white.
I found a off cut white Aida and had to get a few DMC but now I can start it.

Until next time, 
I'm sorry about the rotation guys, I did like moving onto the next after a week so might keep doing that.

Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Queen is Finished

Hi stitchers

Between all the housework, baking a banana bread and everyday stuff I got stitching and beading done.

She is done. The Queen Mermaid is finished.

She is so pretty and it's the first time I've used crystal treasures. 

Today well this year I'm into Halloween charts, I don't know why because it's so not my thing but this year I really like them. Maybe flosstube has a part in it because so may stitchers are doing them.

I have my Halloween magic one I'm just waiting on the fabric to come, I hope soon.

Today I got 4, yes 4 Nora Corbett bewitching pixies charts and also got the beads and dmc for one of them from 123 stitch. Just have to get fabric.

Their fantasy right. You know thats what I stitch. 

I have no Halloween stitching done, never wanted to until now. 

So ya I'm thinking my rotation is going out the window soon.

Until the end of the week update happy stitching!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Two new starts

Hi stitchers

I'm cutting this week short as I want a few extra days to get the queen mermaid finished.
I hope this will be ok with you all.

This week I could not choose between two so thought I would stitch both.

1st up is a kit called The Fairy And The Dove. 
I'm using everything in the kit, I think it's 14 count cream Aida fabric.

What she will look like

I'm thinking of not stitching the border, I like her without it. What do you think?

Oh and I have to say the dove looks more like a duck to me.

Here is my progress 

She was hard to put down.

Next is a chart I have wanted to start for ages but never had all the dmc blues at the same time until now. 

It's called Veronique la Fee and Robyn the Majestic Dragon,
I'm just going to call it Robyn The Majestic Dragon.

I also got the 18 count black Aida fabric when I got the chart. I think it will look great on black.

Here is what it will look like

And after one day and a bit.

It's part of the wing.

So that's it, hope to now get out the queen mermaid and get her finished.
Happy Stitching!!!