Monday, May 30, 2016

I did it!!

Page 4 of Sea of Roses is finished! So I've stitched 22,986 stitches and I have 9,519 more to go!! One more full page (7,315 stitches) and then 5 very partial pages. 
Now I will be bringing out Autumn Peace, the project I'm stitching for my mom. But I have a dilemma. 
I am currently working it on 22 count hardanger fabric two over one in tent stitch. I HATE the fabric! It's stiff and sometimes the stitches slip under the threads of the fabric, which I hate. 
I've been playing with the idea of just starting over on a piece of my beloved 18 count, but! I would need to recopy page one of the pattern for my working copy, and I'm out of ink in my printer. Grrrr.... So I don't know if I should just press on with the dreaded 22 count crapfabric which since it is 15 pages of full coverage that is A LONG time to put up with crappy fabric. And knowing me, if I'm not comfortable with what I'm stitching, I won't work on it.  What should I do? Please leave me any tips in my comments please! 
I hope those in the states are enjoying their long Memorial Day weekend. Which sounds dumb, considering this is a time of remembering and reflecting on those who died in service to my country. How do you "enjoy" that? It's sad... 
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who paid the ultimate price, and a heart of thanks is lifted to those who gave their lives.
Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sooooo close!!

I have possibly less than 400 stitches left to finish this page. I REALLY want to finish this page this month! 6 days left!! Can I do it? Stay tuned....

Friday, May 20, 2016

Just a small finish

I made this card for my daughters teacher as a end of the year gift. 
The red piece that the stitching is attached to, is removable, and can be used as a bookmark. 
Here's my little preschool graduate:

I can't believe she's going to kindergarten!!! Where is time going?!

Monday, May 16, 2016

SOR update

Last time I shared (April 30th):

She now has some more hair. Which is made up almost entirely with confetti!!! Yup... It's been a long road through confettiville. UGH! I'm finally seeing the light. I've only got a quarter of the page left to stitch and it looks like larger chunks of color, not so much confetti. 
Maybe next time I post, I'll have a finish on this page! Let's hope! 
Thanks for stopping by! Happy stitching!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Thrifty haul!!

I'm super excited about this because this never happens to me! 
So! We went out of town to visit with friends over the weekend. And they know that I love to scour Goodwill for books. I'm a huge reader and I love being able to find great books for super cheap! 
Well after I'd finished pilfering the book aisle, I took a quick gander through the rest, you never know what you might come across. 
So I was about to go past an aisle with just a bunch of random stuff on the aisle when I saw what looked to be two floss boxes stacked on top of each other. I could tell there was something in them, but I was thinking someone probably used it to store beads or fishing lures. 
But I took a closer look anyway. Here's what I found:

Two boxes full of DMC already bobbinated and labeled! And there are some needles and extra bobbins in there as well!! Both these together cost me 7$!!
I could NOT believe it!! 
Anyway. I had a great day at goodwill!! Two boxes of DMC floss and 20 books!! I was so happy with my treasures!