Monday, February 13, 2023

I'm Back!

 Wow! It's been a while hasn't it? I had a bit of a stitching slump due to moving. We had started packing to move, we had a hurricane, the old house flooded, left my job, got a new job, moved into a new house, insanity from there on out. It's been maybe 5 years or so since I had stitched. I finally picked it back up in August 2022. Here are some finished projects I've gotten done since August. Most of these are small kits that I figured would help ease me back into stitching. 

This is Winged Monarch by Mill Hill. So pretty! My Mom loves butterflies, especially Monarchs so I'm planning to give this to her as soon as I get it framed.

Here is Courtin' Froggies by Mill Hill. I got to have my frogs! Lol.

This is My Pad by Mill Hill. It's supposed to be a magnet but I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with it. I will either make it into the magnet, a Christmas ornament, or mount it to hang it on a wall.

This was my focus piece. Nefertiti from the Janlynn kit, Egyptian Pair. The kit came with King Tut and Nefertiti, on separate but matching pieces. This took me 2 months from start to finish.

Here's Charlie, a kit by The Pioneer Woman. I have a soft spot for Bassets. 

I have a few things that I need to update on this blog as a lot has changed since my last post. I will try to work on that a little at a time. I don't want to spend all of my stitching time talking about stitching. ;)

Friday, March 18, 2016

See? I Have Been Stitching!

This first one is QS Blue Butterfly by HaED. Lots and lots of blue. Lol. I have really been enjoying working on HaEDs lately. I have kitted up about 3 other HaEDs but I'm trying not to start any more for a while. If I do though, it will probably be a Spangler design. I love the rich, bright colors he uses.

And then there is Around the World in 80 Stitches, part 12. I am a little intimidated by part 13 but we shall see how that goes. I still haven't decided what color beads to use.

The close up.......

Ok, I'll pop in another Downton Abbey episode and get back to my stitching now.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Miss Froggy

Well, I was "supposed" to work on something else but my froggy kept croaking at me to work on her instead. Actually, I've stitched quite a bit more on her since this photo. It's such a pain to get the photos and stuff to work on here so I'll wait till I'm at a good place on her to update the pic. I have also started kitting up another HaED, "Reading By Firefly Light". I have the fabric and most of the threads, I just need to grid. I'm hoping I can work on that unless Miss Froggy won't share my time again. ;-)

I was also supposed to try to pull out a TW (Teresa Wentzler) project for TWOctober but that hasn't quite happened yet. I feel like my job is interfering with my hobbies! Ha ha ha! But then, without the job, there wouldn't be any money for said hobbies. What a cruel and vicious cycle.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Another Picture

I went ahead and uploaded this photo as well. This is HaED's Fairy Frog Mother. I am really enjoying this one right now. I'm stitching her on 18ct Aida with 2 strands of floss. I had started another HaED on 28ct. 2 strands over 1 thread but I think the Aida is the way for me to go. I am dying to start on one of their Randal Spangler designs but I can't decide on which one. I just love his use of rich colors. Do I really need to start a new project? Of course not. ;) If I do though, it will probably be Reading By Firefly Light.

Finally Some Pictures!

As promised, here are my progress photos. This is Around the World in 80 Stitches by Papillon Creations, part 11. I'm saving the beads for the end. So yes, it was the new Windows that is causing the problem. Actually, it's the Microsoft Edge that's the real problem. I had to use the old Internet Explorer to actually get these pictures up. Crazy. I have more pictures of more progress that I still need to upload to my computer.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Technical Difficulties

Ok, I have been stitching. Not as much as I would like but I have gotten some good progress. I cannot get my photos to load though. I just updated my computer to Windows 10 so I'm thinking that has something to do with it. I'm going to keep trying to figure out how to fix the problem but in the meantime, I'll just have to write about my progress and hope the photos will come later.

I worked on Around the World in 80 Stitches by Papillon Creations. I have finished part 11. I had actually started on part 12 but Fairy Frog Mother by HaED kept yelling at me from across the room so I didn't finish it. ;) I will probably keep working on the frog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Ok so I actually got a few stitches into Fairy Frog Mother. I lost my working chart for this so I had to print up a new one. Figuring out where I have/haven't stitched was a booger. So I finally just decided to work on the corner since I could figure that out pretty easily. I will probably work on Around the World in 80 Stitches next.