Friday, January 20, 2017

Autumn Peace....Another Page Finish!


So! Pages 1,2, and 3 are now finished! And page 4 has a tiny bit of a start. There is a ton of black in page 4, so I hope that 1) it goes fast, all those large chunks of the same color, and 2) I don't get bored of stitching black for what will seem like forever! 

My goal for this one for this month is to finish the first 4 columns of page 4, so we shall see if I do it by the time I post again! 

I hope you're all having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I know, we're already 11 days into the new year already, so I'm a bit late on that greeting, but close enough.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas,(Or whatever holiday you celebrate!) and New Year.  Me and my daughter had an amazing time, visiting my family in Southern California. Got to see a lot of family, and enjoyed lots of fun.

However! I was not able to get much stitching done, which is fine! Hanging out and visiting with family was more important. I only took my ornies with me to work on while I was there. I never trust myself to take any of my full coverage projects with me when I travel, afraid I'll lose them, or components of them, and then I'd be broken hearted, so, I took my faithful traveling companions....my ornies.
This is what I got done:
I have been working on him a tiny bit this month since I've gotten home, but, my goal for this one this month is to finish this one. I would like to finish one ornie a month this year. So, hopefully I can do so. I don't know why, but they always seem to get shoved out of the way so I can work on my big projects. I guess because in my head I think that they aren't as big so don't need as much love, so I put them off until it's later in the month, then I just end up running out of time, or something? Who knows?  But I do want to try to finish 12 during 2017, or one a month.

I was going to post an end of the year wrap up post, but I just never got around to it, sorry. Now that I'm having to post on my computer it's just such a pain, so I put it off, and now here it is the 11th of the month, and I'm just ready to move forward. I can say, however, that I WAS able to complete one of my major goals for last year...finishing Sea of Roses. My first Heaven and Earth design finish! And I am SO proud of it, and totally looking forward to more full coverage finishes very soon....possibly by the end of 2017? We shall see!

I hope the first of the year is treating everyone good so far, and you're all well on your way to meeting those New Year goals, and resolutions, and enjoying lots of stitching.
And hope everyone is safe from all the crazy weather out there!

Thank you for reading, and I'll see yah soon! Have a great week!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sea of Roses is......Finished!!!

Sea of Roses
Heaven and Earth Designs
stitched with 2 strands of DMC
Full crosses on 18 count Aida
Started January 20th, 2014, finished December 8th, 2016
Finished size: 8X10

My biggest goal this year was to finish this project....And!! I did it!!!
I was so happy to get it done.

So, I had made this my focus piece for most the year, so I could get it done this year. Now I am thinking I will bring Day Surrendering to Night back into my rotation, and try to get it done up soon-ish. So, now my focus piece will be Autumn Peace, since it's a gift for my mom, and I would like to give it to her for her birthday in April of 2018, my secondary piece will be DS2N, Then I will sprinkle my Christmas smalls in here and there, like I do, to break up the tediousness of full coverage stitching.

So, you will start seeing a lot more of Autumn Peace and Day Surrendering to night. I would like to finish DS2N in 2017, but I'm not counting on it, so if it doesn't happen, I won't be too disappointed. But, you never know what might happen!

Well, I'm off to go visit my family for Christmas. I am really excited about that! I am going to schedule a post to go up on the 30th, though so you will get to see what I've been working on, and also probably do an end of the year wrap up as well.

I hope all my readers have an amazing Christmas, and enjoy these last couple days of 2016! Thank you all for reading and for your lovely comments. I cherish them so much!


                       Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Autumn Peace....a page finish!!

I did it! I finished p. 3 and went back and started working on p. 1.
Here it is now:

Sorry, it's not the greatest picture. But, I was happy to get another page finish on this, and get started on p. 1. It's slow, but getting done.

Thank you all for reading, hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ornaments! Two finishes!!

I finished snowmen #'s 5 and 6. I've got a tiny start on #7, but didn't think I had enough progress to warrant a photo yet.




I've been busy so my stitch bug has taken flight, and not a whole lot of stitching has happened, but I took about a month away from this blog, so in a months time I guess more got done than I thought.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I have a fully finished object!!



I have been stitching for about 22 years now, and in all that time, I have never had a piece of my work hanging in my own home.

Well for my birthday (which was at the beginning of this month) I decided that it was high time for me to frame and hang one of my favorites.

Here is Howling at the Moon. I finished stitching in April of 2012, so it had been sitting in a drawer all this time, but now it is out and able to be enjoyed by me and all who enter my home. I love how it came out!!

Well, thank you for reading and if you are in America and celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving!! Have a safe and fun holiday!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sea of Roses Progress

Last time I showed it:


Today:

I almost finished two whole columns! I REALLY want to try to finish this by my birthday, but, sadly, I just don't think it's gonna happen. But plug on I will, and see if I can at least get it done by Dec. 1st.  Wish me luck!

Thank you all for reading! Hope you have a great weekend! See yah in about 10 days!