Sunday, December 18, 2011

6 fat men update

Here is my progress on 6 fat men. I have been trying to get in the Christmas spirit, but it's going to be tough this year without Mom and Scott's mom. To have lost them both this year is so hard.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I surrender to the 6 fat men!!!

It finally happened.  I have been looking at the Lizzie*Kate 6 fat men series for a while, but thought, "No, I have so many other things I need and want to finish."

So I soldiered on... for a while...  But then I thought, "I don't have to do the entire series, maybe just 'Snow Day'".  $$$

Tried not to think about it any more, but then my sister came for Thanksgiving and we went stashing, and 'Snow Friends' fell into my basket. $$$

But, "I'm not doing the whole thing, just those two", I said to myself.  Until last night, when I realized if I stitched it over one on 28 ct, I have juuuuuust enough Night Magic by Sassy's Fabbys to accomodate the design.


So, I printed out the free border, and started it:

I still only have the 2 charts, but the rest are on my wish list.  I'm committed now!

(Those little white tootsies belong to Mayhem, who was trying to get to the penny.)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In Memory

I planned on stitching this as a Christmas gift for my mother, to honor HER mother.  My plan was to start it on September 1, my birthday, as it is a special day for both me and my mother.  Mom passed away on August 29 (my father's birthday - he would have been 74).  After much thought and many, many tears, I have decided I will still stitch it to honor my grandmother, and also to honor my mother, though her name will not be featured.

This is "In Memory" by Midsummer Night Designs, featured in the July/August 2008 issue of Just Cross Stitch.  I will be starting it on January 1, 2012.  I miss you terribly, Mom.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Halloween finish!

I know Halloween is over, but this will be for next year!  It's called All Hallows Mini by Waxing Moon Designs.  The model was stitched in black on a cream colored fabric, but I had a small cut of 28 ct black Lugana, and some glow in the dark DMC, so I went with it!

Here she is:

It's hard to see it glow in this photo, but trust me, it's BRIGHT!


Sunday, November 13, 2011


Testing to see how easy/hard it is to blog from iPad.

ETA: Super easy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Family Sampler

I finished my Family Sampler by Little House Needleworks!  I took a bit of a break from all stitching - my mom passed away on August 29th and I have been heartbroken ever since.  One day I'll post about it but for right now, I just want to show my finish and pretend she is still with me.  I miss her terribly.

So, here it is:

And here is a close up:

I love how the kitties turned out!  My husband stitched his hair, so it was a true family project!  I started it on 10-6-10, and finished it 11-6-11.  Can't wait to have it framed!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Progress on The Raven

So after I finished my anniversary piece, I picked up The Raven by Lavender Wings again.  I started this on 10-31-10 as part of a SAL with the 123 message board group and once I got the birds stitched, I put it down to concentrate on My Family Sampler.  Well, Halloween is fast approaching so I decided to pick it back up.  The words took about a week to do, mostly because I have to remove my glasses to work on this piece - it's a bit small and I'm nearsighted (I can't see far away - is that nearsighted?)  My goal is to complete this by 10-31-11 so I can start the new Raven piece by La D Da - since there is only a very simple boarder left to stitch, this should be no problem.  I'm going to use the same material, so they will be companion pieces.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Sunshine

La D Da is another one of my favorite designers, and here is my latest finish!

This will be an anniversary gift for my husband this year.  We sing this to each other all the time!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cat Lessons update

I have been so busy!  I'm still working on My Family Sampler, but took a break to personalize my Cat Lessons for People with the names and birthdate of my sweet kitties, Mischief and Mayhem.  Hope you like it!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mini Happy Dance

So I completed the border on My Family Sampler this week and everything met!  I'm so excited!  This is my first project with such a large and fairly complicated border, and I have been worried since I started this project (in October!!!) that it would not meet and I'd have to figure out where I strayed.  Here is how it looks:

Now all I have left is to finish the houses, add the people and the kitties and the date (not sure why I skipped that) and find a place to put my initials and date.  This has been a fun project to stitch and it will feel odd to work on a smaller piece, but I'm itching to do something small again!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Family Sampler

Here is my latest progress photo.  The roof is finally done!  I feel like I have been flying since completing the roof.  I'd love to get this finished this month, but time will tell.  I am saving the people for last - my husband is going to put in a few stitches, so this will truly be a family project!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Under construction

I am still working on the roof of My Family Sampler.  I am anxious to get this house completed - I know I am making progress, but it just does not feel like it!

I did get some more of the border done, and well as the left tree (minus the leaves), the words on the left of the bottom tree and the box that outlines the capital of the surname.  I am so anxious to get to the third corner!  But, I am forcing myself to finish the house before I move my hoop again. 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What I have been up to....

Long time no post!  I have been stitching up a storm, though!  I have been working dilligently on My Family Sampler.  I have spent a great deal of time working on the house:

And here is what it loks like so far:

Well, Blogger won't let me show you what it looks like so far.  Phooey.  Suffice it to say, it is big and wrinkly!  I'll try posting the full shot in tomorrow's entry.

I also started and completed LHN's "Ladybug Ladybug", and that will be a gift for someone who may or may not read this, so I'll hold off on showing that (like I have a choice, Blogger!) until later.

I'm itching for a new start.  I shouldn't start anything new, I have PUHLENTY of things I need to finish.  But I may just do it anyway.  :)