Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hey Cupcake!

Here is my 20th start. Am I really behind in posting my starts? Oh yeah! I still have 4 more starts to get caught up on.
I agree wholeheartedly with this sentiment! This is 'better with a cupcake' by Amy Bruecken. This 30ct Peoria Purple linen is so pretty and I have the embellishments for it also. 

With February and Mardi Gras in New Orleans coming up, I decided this flat ornament...
which I always put up on my header picture for February, will be retired. So I bought this..
I was going to do a substitution and stitch this today but wouldn't you know it..I don't have 3 of the DMCs! That's crazy with all the DMCs I recently bought. But isn't it lovely?! I didn't go through every project for the Crazy that has DMC, so I'm hoping I can find what I need amongst all those. I'm really itching to start this in time for the 1st of February.

Between now and Monday, I'm hoping to get 5 starts posted. Wish me luck! A question was raised on the FB page for the DSDUCJ/FC2015 about who is continuing on into February-Me! It's a hard proposition to post a start every single day, much less when things are happening like being sick for the last couple of weeks. I have stopped my cough drop addiction since yesterday though! I am also short on January starts and need to rustle up a few more charts to make 31. If I hadn't joined this group, a lot of what I recently started would still be sitting in a drawer, untouched. Going through my emails, I still run into a SoCal Deb email. Those emails were about our furbabies and stitching, of course! So yeah, I'm going to try to stick it out to the bloody end!!

Enough of that! Just wanted to thank you all for your comments! I'm managing to keep up on my responding to your comments but like other bloggers, I'm running into no reply emails. I don't know if some of you mean to be no reply. I'm not sure how to remedy that though. Though I'd put that out there. Welcome to the new followers also! Glad you're here! Take care, y'all!

Monday, January 19, 2015


This is Trick or Treat, designed by Praiseworthy Stitches and found in the 2012 JCS Halloween issue. It also had been kitted up for awhile.
The fabric is more bluer than this picture and its long so I had to buy humongo Q-like bars to handle it. One of these days I'll take a decent picture with this iPad. There's a few specialty stitches on this. That should be interesting.

Back to work tomorrow! Ugh! I can't wait to retire! Take care!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Starts 17 & 18

Playing catch up! Here's Start 17..
This is Fresh Fallen Snow, designed by LHN and found in the 2011 JCS ornament issue. Stitched with silks which I was lucky to have in my stash.

Start 18..
This is Autumn Leaves from JCS September/October 2012 issue. I'm using the 32ct Lambswool Jobelan called for which I have decided that I love stitching on. Maybe it's just me but I feel like I stitch faster on Jobelan!

Back to stitching. Take care! Barb, them Seahawks are tough!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sick Stitching, Debbie's Super Duper 15 & 16

When most of your coworkers are sick, guess what? Sick! Just a chest cold I think. Not enough to get in the way of my stitching though!


Here's my 15th start which should've been Thursday..
Ghoul Tidings by PSS in the JCS Annual Halloween 2013 issue. I'm just hoping I'll have enough room there to frame this. I would have started in the center but there's this dark line that's an inch wide and goes the entire length of my fabric and I wanted to keep it away from my stitching area. I don't know if this is something natural or it happened from the dyeing process. 

And here's my 16th start..
The wonderful Lady Rachel Ruth who is also my first BAP. You can see the stitch count there at the bottom of the chart. Done 1 over 2, my favorite way to stitch. Lots of solid color stitching in this piece. Love it!

For now, I'm going to stitch on my smaller starts so I can have some finishes. I don't feel so overwhelmed when I do that. After all, I've got 42 more days to go! Sunday I'll get caught up with today's and tomorrow's starts. 

Thanks for stopping by! I'm trying really hard to respond to everyone; it's hit or miss! 

Go Green Bay!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness, Desserts SAL

This is Fancey Blackett's Brooms, my Gifted Gorgeousness entry..
Me and Fancey go back a couple of years when I started the very first Fancey Blackett design called Fancey Blackett's Harvest Dance which I finally finished last year. I received this chart, the fabric and DMCs for my birthday two years ago from Gracie of Needles Pins and Dragonflies. I do have another chart that I won from Mel of Stitch from Stash in December but there is just no room in my life OR schedule to start it! 

For the Glendon Place Amazing Desserts SAL 2015 here's Red Velvet Cake..
I don't have the fabric yet or the rest of the silks. I'll take care of those when I win the next Powerball lottery! Just kidding! I'm pretty sure I need two other colors at two skeins apiece. This SAL is being co-hosted by Neilteil (Stitched Up) and Brenda from xStitch Haven. Our posting dates are 2 to 3 months apart which really attracted me. There will be a prize for the person who starts and finishes their Dessert start this year. If you'd like more info, here's the link:

I haven't picked a Crazy start for today so I'm taking care of that as soon as I get a load of laundry going.

Have a good evening!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Days 13 and 14

Emmanuel is a freebie from PSS. I've seen this stitched up but can't remember which blog it was I saw it.
I'm stitching on 36ct linen using DMC. The white blob is a dove. It looks better in person! 

Day 14 start is an ornament from the 2012 issue of JCS ornaments called Joy to the World..
Lousy night time got-all-the-lights-turned-on picture. I'm stitching in all the water first.

Tomorrow is Gifted Gorgeousness so I'll be back for that. Gotta hit the hay! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 12 and a finish...woohoo!

Salem Sisters by Plum Street Samplers or PSS..
Hard to see the picture on the chart. Fabric is Autumn Gold by Lakeside and its 36ct! That's my absolute favorite count to use and easy on the eyes! At first I thought it was super dark but no, I'm liking it now. This is a fun stitch.

And wonders of wonders! I have a Crazy finish! It's the Christmas Pear..
Very cute! I stayed up until 11 last night finishing up. Glad to have a finish from the DSDUCJ/FC2015 list.

I'm going back to Fancey Blacketts Brooms since its my Gifted Gorgeousness project and the 15th is coming up.

Have a great week!