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!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Autumn Peace Progress

Last time I shared (sept.20):

As of Today:
I was able to get over a column and a half done between my last update, and now.  Just chugging along on this.

Well, my mom left yesterday.  We had a wonderful time, visiting. I'm a bit sad today that she's gone, but happy too, as I can spend more time stitching, and as most people know who have house guest, it can be a little stressful having someone invading your space. I'm a huge introvert, so having someone here talking and chatting and being in my space 24/7 kinda freaks me out. So, it's a bittersweet thing. I miss having her here, but I'm glad I'll be able to get back to stitching and my life.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will probably be back in about 6 days with an update on Sea of Roses.
Thank you all for reading!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Ornie progress

He's looking pretty good! All that's left to do is to finish up the orange and yellow ornaments hanging off his sign on the right hand side, finish filling in the white, and finish up the backstitching.  I should have him done up pretty soon!

Well, Apple did an update for my iPhone, and I am no longer able to use blogger on my phone, which means I have to blog once again from my computer. Which means, I am thinking about cutting back on how many posts I put up a month, I have to take the picture with my phone, then e-mail it to myself, then get on the computer, download the pic onto my computer then, go to Blogger and then put the picture and my post to Blogger. It just seems like so much work! LOL (Talk about lazy!) I just am so used to using my iPhone for EVERYTHING that going on the PC just seems so inconvenient....I don't know!  I think I've been spoiled with my iPhone. So! If anyone has any tips for how to post to blogger from an iPhone 5 without the Blogger app, maybe you could point me in the right direction. (Another app, perhaps?)
One thing for sure....I am NOT giving up this blog! Even if I am not able to post as much as normal, I will do what I can!! I love blogging. I have met so many great people with my same passion for stitching here in blogland, and I can't just close up shop and throw it all away,
Well, I hope you're all having a great weekend! I am enjoying having my mom here, she got here Thursday and not much stitching has happened, but we are having lots of fun, just visiting, and hanging out.
Thank you for stopping by! 'Til next time, Joyful stitching to you all!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sea of Roses- she's got a face!

So! First off this morning, can I just say: Did anyone see that Stanford VS. UCLA game last night?! I'm all about UCLA, and I'm still seething this morning!! We had it.... And then, well... We just... Didn't. UCLA was up 13-9, there was 2 1/2 minutes left on the clock, and Stanford showed up and final score was 22-13, Stanford's win!!!
Sigh...
Ok! But enough about that ! You're here for stitching!
So this is how she looked last time:

And I am really excited to show this picture  because for the first time in a long time I actually unfolded the entire piece, and this is how she looks:

Her entire face is completely finished!! Isn't she gorgeous?! I am SO close to finishing her!!  I'm guessing (hoping) that I can get her finished by my birthday. (Nov.10). That would be an amazing birthday gift to myself! So keep your fingers crossed for me!
My mom will be coming out to spend 2 weeks with my daughter and I. She arrives on Thursday evening. So not sure how much stitching or blog posting will get done while she's here. But I'll do what I can to keep yah updated.
Hope you're all having a great weekend. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn Peace Progress

Last time I posted (Sept. 5th)

Today:

It's coming along. Got another column finished. I'm really enjoying this project, still, and now that we're almost into Autumn, it's making me excited for the season to change. I've had enough of this sticky, hot , humid summer. I'm ready for fall!!!  Anyone else feel this way too? 
Thankyou all for reading, hope you all have a lovely week!