Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I've Been RAK'd, Finishes, My First Dye Job

Hello Everyone,  Thank you for coming to my blog!  So much to tell you all. 

First and most importantly I have been RAK'd!  I want to thank
and Pamela

I want you to know I am paying it forward also. 

Second my facebook group is taking off.  Please come join us

Third I have two finishes to share and two frame jobs.  They are a bit wonky, but I love them anyway...

This I made for my mom and just finished it and framed it:

I wanted to keep it but I am not a i made it for her while she was in the hospital last week.

This one is the cat I made before and just framed:
I just finished this one, as well:

I did it on aida, i tried it on the linen and just couldnt take it.  I have the chart still and the backing and the beads and string to sew it up, it's supposed to be a pin cushion, but I do not have the linen, i killed that, or the threads, i used those up, but I am giving the stuff that is left away, first who says they want it gets it.

Last but not least....I dyed my own fabric.  I am going to use it with Thine is the Trick and the Treat (Yes I finally got it!!!!!!  I am so happy!!!!) 

I used tea bags.  It has the tye dyed look i wanted.  I am so happy with how it came out.  Excuse the mess in the background! 

Well I hope everyone is doing well.  I look forward to reading your blogs!!

Much Love,

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Today, ahhh, Today.  Let's see.  I broke a needle by jabbing my finger with it...then broke another one a bit later.  the petite ones.  i like them, but they can really make you bleed. 

You know how many times my eyeglasses have saved me from poking out my eyes. 

ok the real update is the blog before this one.  hehehe

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Started A Facebook Group

so the crosstitch challenge group was such a great idea i tried to spread the word on facebook to all my stitching friends, they loved the idea but hate yahoo groups i guess.  they asked me to make one on facebook, so I did.  so we are doing the 15 projects for the year, as well, but we are including big wips.  That is to encourage us to finish them.  SO we are choosing 15 projects we want to finish in a year.  we start jan 1st. 

also in the group in the albums i posted some patterns I am looking to get rid of for only a buck for shipping. 
The group is

Friday, August 26, 2011


I am truly at a stitching stalemate.  I messed up the house I was doing and have to rip the ENTIRE thing out because I do not have the aida to start fresh.  So frustrating.  I wish my gift certificate for AC Moore would come already.  I have nothing i want to stitch right now but my HAED but that will take me forever so I need the side projects to help me along.  I found 15 designs for the crazy january group, only to realize i hate two of them and will give them away on here when i have funds for shipping.  I dont really like the rest of them either.  I AM SO UPSET.  I HAVE NO STASH REALLY and nothing to stitch.  I want to cry and my hands are itching to do something!!!!!!  Good thing is i found some stuff to give away.  Bad thing is i found some projects I guess I could stitch if I stop puking on them.  blah to it all

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The lastest

Hello Everyone,

I thought it was about time for an update on my stitching.  Last night was my stitching night with my friends at Kranberry Kupboard.  As always, it was so much fun.   They were so supportive and impressed with my taking on my first HAED.  They are the most wonderful group of ladies.

I worked on my HAED and got my first 10x10 done!!
I have a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way to go, but it's a start!  And, I loved doing it.

Next I did "my framing" of three finished pieces.  Of course they came out wonky.  I am always and forever crooked!
 I am also obviously sideways and blurry!!  Thank you Meari for fixing the pic for me and making it straight!!!

One of my little brother's best friends lives in sweden.  He asked me if I could make him three hello kitties for his nieces.  Of course I said yes.  They were small and I am thinking of making myself one!

I did them on the aida with silver floss going through it.  I didnt fill in the white, just left it the shiny aida and it looks sooo cute!!

I am working on my house also, the one from posts before when I asked what to do next and chose the house.  Well I think I made a mistake and I just hope I can fudge it along.  I do not want to take apart anything!  NO FROGS!!!

Well I guess that is all for tonight.  I am hoping to go through my stitching stuff and maybe find something for another give away.

Oh yes, I am looking for magazines.  I LOVE ME SOME MAGS.  If anyone has mags they are looking to get rid of, please let me know.  I am willing to trade, pay shipping, whatever.

Much Love,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cat Finish & Chart for Sale

I finally finished the kitty, so cute.  I love these little projects so much.  Here is the cat:

I am debating if I will give away the pattern now or keep it. 

I also bought two patterns for mill hill off line, not realizing it was only the pattern and the paper.  I am really pissed off about it.  I am thinking of selling one.  It doesnt come with anything and I have no money to buy the necessary beads and buttons.  If anyone is interested I am selling it for $1.50.  To cover shipping. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Cat and Mandala Type Thing

My cat progress:

This is my mandala type thingie:

Whew, A Better Day

So I did put down the stitching of my autumn piece.  I am glad I did that.  Now I can think of it without getting overwhelmed.  I think being so tired with no sleep added to my being upset.  Last night I was going bonkers over stitching because I was beyond tired and couldnt sleep due to thinking about projects.  I have way too much time on my hands!

I started a cat in a pumpkin one that I can not find a pic of on line.  I am like half done with it already, it is that small...and i will post pics when I am done with it.  I hope to finish it tonight or tomorrow. 

These are the next patterns I want to buy:

Thine is the Trick and the Treat
and then

Earth Goddess

I know earth goddess was in a mag.  If anyone has the mag may I buy it from you??? 

Lots of Love Guys!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hating My Current WIP

I am working on my autumn mandala and I am hating it.  My stitches are not coming out clean and straight.  I am just hating making it.  I am so upset by it.  It will not be done by this autumn, because I do not plan to pick it up again for a long time.  I just hate it!!

I couldnt sleep last night because all I thought about was stitching.  So I stayed up and stitched, and it was a mistake!  You can not stitch while sleepy.  I made so many mistakes.  But I am going to continue on it and I love it anyway.

Two mill hill charts came in the mail for me today.  I am sooo happy!!  Maybe I will start on those and then my house.  Of course as i look at them, I do not have the string.  oy vey.  Maybe not a good day, stitching wise.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some Leaflets I Found and Want to Give Away

Hello Everyone.  I want to thank you all for continuing to read my blog and thank you for all the compliments.  While looking through some patterns I found some old leaflets I got from the thrift store that I do not need and will never work from.  Whoever wants them can have them.  It will be first come first serve.  I don't even know if anyone would want them.  I just have a horrible habit of buying anything cross stitch I find in a thrift store.
These are the three:

Country Quackers to Cross Stitch

This one is Love Those Country Miniatures

and this last one is Country Homestead Series

Sunday, August 7, 2011

OMG I Could Cry Evalina Zamana

I just received a RAK and I could cry.  Evalina, Thank you so much.  I now have my first, gorgeous, HAED chart thanks to Evalina.  It is one of my favorites, too.  Wood Witch!!  This one:

Isn't she gorgeous? 

I will definitely Pay this forward!!! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

AHHHH, confused

OK HAED has way to many designs.  I love the faeries, I love the angels, I love the witches!!!  I can't pick one, it is starting to make me nervous! 

hmmm, maybe, ok, does anyone have any HAED patterns of the ones I mentioned above they are willing to sell?  Ones they may have finished or something?  Maybe I can find some for cheaper so I can get more? 

Ahhhh nervous!!!!

New Finish and Today's Shopping

Hello Hello Everyone!

Today was a great day.  DH spoiled me rotten.  I got enough dmc for two projects, thanks also to joanns sale.  Gorgeous fluffy yarn at 97 cents a skein.  Then hubby says i can get a first!!!  He said two but they are not on sale anymore, so I will only get one.  Now to pick it.  That is the hard part.

Here is something I finished, after a year, because i hate backstitching.  I did it last night with my ladies group.  I really missed them.  Due to funds, I did not see them for a while, but I was back and they missed me as much as I missed them.

Here is my fininsh:

Hope everyone is having a great day, as well!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

1st Give Away Winner

and the winner is:

Mary Joan!!!!

Mary Joan, My email is  If you email me your address I will get the pattern right in the mail to you!!  Congratulations and thank you for participating!!!