Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Giveaway over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy is giving away a beautiful floss collection called Sleepy Hollow. You have to go to her blog and check them out. They're scrumptious! Click this link or copy and paste the link if it doesn't work as I'm doing this on an iPad-

Saturday, May 14, 2016


How's everyone?

Montse emailed me and her charts flew off to Spain on Monday! Or was it Tuesday? For a small package, mailing cost was only $2.30. I was expecting over $10 so that was a pleasant surprise. Oh, and thanks for all the comments you all leave. Appreciate it! Special thanks to Dianne for sending me the beautiful tote with the D.C. cherry trees on it. It's nice and large and I've put it to work already! Thanks again!

I don't know about everyone but etsy is beginning to be a problem for me. There is one designer named diana70 whom I have bought a gigantic pattern from and recently I found more patterns I would love to have. She also has a sale going on right now-buy 3 get 1 free! Every single pattern is $6.50 and they come pdf. Her patterns are ginormous, by the way. Here are a few that I'm salivating over!..

I hope these are not blurry. I had to improvise getting these photos saved to my iPad. 

Aren't they lovely? I especially like Kiss of the Siren, this last one. Lots of blues and turquoises. But since I like to complete things in order, for next year I plan on tackling some of these big patterns that I have had for awhile, one is a Scarlet Quince..
Stitch count-235w x 163h. Not real big but for me, big! I also have a 9" x 26" WIP on Aida that I would like to return to..

I have just one dress stitched. Before when I didn't know anything, I wrapped the edges with masking tape so this still has tape on it! Like most people, I started out on Aida.

I also have 3 HAEDs that are quite large!

Just some little planning for the future. I would like to have the 30 WIPs I have done before I start on these huge patterns. Well, one can dream right?!

I joined an exchange that Terri from DixieSamplar is holding on FB. I see her blog hasn't been updated lately. Cut off date was the 11th. It's called the Very Merry Unbirthday Pynkeep Exchange 2016. All we do is stitch up a pynkeep 5 inches or so, send a card along and that's it. No stress in wondering if you bought enough extras. There's the big Halloween exchange coming up so search for Dixiesamplar's Exchange Group on FB if you want to join in for that. 

No, I'm not doing the Facebooking and Instagramming thing. I Facebook, have two accounts but I just like blogging! I can only do so much social media-ing!

So my goal was to not be picture heavy and have a short story instead of a novel and I think I met it. I'm stitching the exchange piece, and finishing up #spookyselfies which is looking really good. I just ran out of WDW Mascara for it but luckily I had ordered that and a few more other threads and should be getting that real soon. It's cute!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get to stitch all day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Montse V, FF's, and Stash

Montse V won the 3 LizzieKate charts but she is nowhere to be found. No email on her profile. So Montse, get a hold of me, my email is .......... After 5 days, I'll send the charts onto the next person who wanted them. Note to self: ask for email addresses when I have a giveaway.

Picture heavy! I've been busy, haha.

So it's May and I'm continuing the Faithful stitching on ..

#SpookhouseSelfies. So cute. Needlecraft Corner in Maryland kitted this with the floss and the buttons, and I will be concentrating on this for the month of May; even if Halloween Delivery yells for more attention..

Here is what I had before..

The black funeral coach really makes the design. Here's a picture of one in the Birdcage Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona. It is called the Black Moriah..

Creepy, if you ask me! Tombstone is one place I really want to visit. It would take me almost a full day of driving to get there, maybe about 5 hours.

I had two FF's, finish finishes, and I cheated, kind of! I was wandering around in Michael's one morning and came upon these...

They were near the painting supplies. Four canvas boards, 4" x 4", for $3.99. I bought one package and cutting mounting board for the back, made my finishes on them..

On left is Fresh Fallen Snow by LHN and found in the JCS 2011 Christmas issue and on right is Blackie Pincushion by Homespun Elegance. I used store bought cording and used pins, buttons and the big metal bead from my stash. Blackie I made to sit on an easel. I have two more pieces of canvas to use. I try to use the mounting board with the foam in between because it's easier on my rotary cutter than the mounting board that is one compressed sheet and hard to cut thru. Here are the backs..

And I bought stash!

That new chart by Pineberry Lane really caught my eye. Not a ton of motifs and I love the colors. I don't know if any of you knew about this Mirabilia design that is a free download but here it is with fabric, beads, and floss/metallics. It's in the newest JCS issue..

Instead of the natural linen called for, I bought Legacy from PTP. I really liked how the colors of the beads and floss worked with the beiges going through the fabric. Needlecraft Corner had a package of the beads, fibers, metallic for sale along with a link to download the pattern as a pdf. I'm not sure if they're still doing that though. This will be my first Mira and someday I will start it!

My daughter and I drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico last Friday to attend an event which was fun. On the drive back Sunday here is what we ran into,,

Talk about miserable. And all that truck traffic too. A nerve-wracking drive for about 30 miles and then it petered out. There were cars in the median but everyone looked alright. Glad to get home!

I have more to talk about but I'll stop here! I'm hoping to hear from Montse V soon. I have entered giveaways and totally forgot about them so maybe that is what happened with Montse.

Here's to a stitchy day to you all!