I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rudolph, One of the Other Reindeer, I Love You from Trilogy Cardiology Leaflet, Sampler WIPS and Fitbit

Live has been crazy around here lately and you can tell from my "Stitcher's ADD".

Firstly I stitched not one but 2 Reindeer ornaments for a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer theme for one of my groups:

Prairie Schooler (from the Christmas Eve leaflet):  (I showed this one earlier but someone pointed out correctly that I'd forgotten to stitch some of the snow.  I was glad to know this before it became a finished finish.)  Since this one doesn't have a read nose, I'm calling it "One of the Other Reindeer".

Rudolph is from Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XIX:

Today was reveal day for a One Day Wonder group.  Feb's theme was something with a heart and to add a charm or button.  The design is from Trilogy's Cardiology leaflet.

I still haven't ordered floss for the big sampler I want to stitch this year but have been working on wips of Pink Sparrow Sampler (With Thy Needle and Thread) and, because I discovered I was off a few stitches and need to do some serious frogging, I put that one "time out" for a bit and picked up another wip, LHN's Autumn Band sampler.  Wouldn't you know last night I was distracted while stitching and I'm off by one stitch vertically on what I stitched last night?!  It won't take a lot of frogging to get back on track for that one.

Hopefully I'll get back on track with both of these...and maybe even finish them this year.

I was invited and joined a Fitbit challenge this week.  I found that I and another person whom I've never met have been neck and neck for 1st place.  While it's annoying when she gets ahead of me, it IS a good thing because I've been walking more this week.  I must be more competitive than I thought because I can beat her!!!  (We'll see what the rest of the week brings.)  I must say that it's annoying to find out she's gone ahead of me when I've just sat down to stitch but I must do what I must do.  ;-)

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Valentine's Day Dinner

We celebrated our Valentine's Day last night since I have somewhere to be tonight.  (I'd better hurry and get ready to leave!)

Dinner was a joint effort but my Valentine made a wonderful cheesecake!

Happy stitching! (and eating)

Reindeer Small

I stitched this reindeer (from the PS leaflet Christmas Eve) for another blog (Christmas Ornie SAL 2018) for my February "contribution".  Theme is the song Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer.  I thought about changing his nose to red and then frogging and restitching the original color but then got lazy and hope a reindeer is close enough.  (After all, they talk about the "other reindeer" in the song.)

I changed the floss from the DMC called for to CC Cocoa and like how it turned out.

Happy stitching!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fa La La La La

Here's my LK Fa la la la la compete with the charms.  I'm hoping to turn her into a Christmas ornament someday.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

I Have a Finish!

This one was getting close to becoming a UFO but I picked it up again during one of the LHNCCN FB group's WIP IT Weekends.  I'm so glad to have it finished...and I really like how it turned out.

Little House Needleworks' Adam and Eve:

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy New Year and Aloha!

We started 2018 with a trip to visit with family (and meet DD's family) in Hawaii.  (If I only knew that all it took for DH to want to go there was to get DD to ask him if we could meet them there, I'd have tried this a long time ago!)

Both my brother and sister and their families live on Oahu so we enjoyed visiting with them too.

Hawaii is SO beautiful!  We enjoyed hanging out with the family at their houses, the pool, and the beaches and we also went on a few hikes (Diamond Head, Lanikai Pillbox, Makapuu-- where we saw a whale) and walked around Waikiki.  We even found an LNS, Fiddlesticks Too!

Our last Sunday there my brother suggested we go to some realtor open houses.  lol!

Diamond Head Hike

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

Brother, Sister, and Me

Catching the waves on boogie boards:

Visit to Fiddlesticks Too:


Pool Time (on Kaneohe Bay) with my Niece and Nephew:

More Beach Time with our Granddaughter:

Playtime at my sister's house:

Since returning home, I finished stitching LK's Fa la la la la ornament from Tiny Tidings XII.  I need to either order some music note charms to finish it...or leave it as is.

We're already talking about going back again!  Hopefully sooner rather than later.

After returning home, I ordered fabric for Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825.  Now I'm deciding whether to use the DMC floss listed or sub some GAST instead.  Hopefully I'll decided soon and get started on this beauty.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Look Back at My 2017 Stitching and a Sneak Peak Ahead to 2018

I see a lot of stitchers showing their 2017 work so decided to get on the bandwagon.

First up are models I stitched in 2017:

                                        Home Tweet Home by Country Cottage Needleworks

Love Birds by Country Cottage Needleworks

Time for Tea by Country Cottage Needleworks

The Beatitudes by Little House Needleworks

(I stitched another one that will be released soon and am stitching another one now.)

My personal stitching:

Prairie Schooler 12 Days of Christmas.  I decided to stitch these individually to, hopefully soon, make into Christmas ornaments.

I finished more of the Little House Calendar Girls with the goal of finishing them all (maybe in 2018?).

I stitched a few Halloween ornaments with a Halloween ornament sal group but didn't keep up this year.  Maybe next year!

A few other Christmas pieces.

Bent Creek Christmas Eve Stocking.  This is for our granddaughter so I splurged and had the amazing Vonna finish it into a stocking for me.

Cricket Collection mitten

Prairie Schooler

Foxwood Crossings led ornaments I stitched for our family.s  (These things are addicting!  I've already chosen the theme for next year's sleds.)

...and some more:

Prairie Schooler

Niky's Creations

I don't usually meticulously plan the stitching for the year ahead.  (If I would, most likely I'd change my mind along the way.)  I DO have a few things in my head that I'd like to stitch.

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825

At least one more Bent Creek stockings.

Finish Adam and Eve by Little House Needleworks:

Foxwood Crossings Sled Ornaments:

Maybe finish up the LHN Calendar Girl series.


Happy New Year!  

Happy Stitching!