Sunday, December 30, 2007

Another happy dance

So I rhink this was my fastest project took me about 24 hours or less. Lots of stops and starts tho..the really small size had my fingers and wrists cramping really badly. I wish I had centered it a bit better before mounting but I still think it looks good.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Do you do anything special to your threads before putting them throughyour fabric to make them more manageable?

About the only thing I will do is use Thread Heaven on metallics and blending.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


I have a finish for the first time in quite a while..I know it's not a big one but its cute and a sign to me that I am back to stitching again finally..I have been working on Harley a bit but not as much as I should be doing.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Depression and Stitching

I've had such a hard time lately with my stitching because of depression. Just feel so unmotivated I think a lot of it is the darker weather and how early it is starting to get dark now..would think it would be a better time to stitch tho...maybe will get motivated during CSI and Without a Trace tonight. I tend to stitch a lot more when watching T.V. or listening to music. I really want to get a Boquet for Cheryl done in time for Christmas but not sure if that will happen or not.


When you have to frog out stitches, do you reuse that thread or do youstart over with a new strand?

I don't think I've ever been able to reuse the thread because I usually frog out my stitches with a seam ripper. But I think if i was using anything than DMC I would be using my needle to frog out and be able to reuse the thread.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My first SBQ

And the question is....

If you were a cross stitch designer, what would your design style be?

I think most of my design style would be in some sort of fantasy realm just for the bright colors and I think those designs are a bit more free in what you can do with them.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Haunted Houses

Not a whole lot to say here...this is the first of 7 haunted houses that is being done on 10 ct clear plastic canvas..I really couldnt get into these too much until today I guess it is the halloween mood getting started lol.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

More Stitching

This first pic is the center of my project finished just to give you an idea of how big it is..

This second pic is a closeup of the maybe you can see the color variations I am not sure tho.

I have been stitching like mad lately. Now I get to start the outside of the patterns in Blues, Greens.. Still really loving this project :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New update!!!

Yayyy with the colder weather I am finally out of my stitching slump. This is still a fun project to do..and finally making some headway...can't wait to see what this will look like when all done.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Plastic Canvas

I havent really been in a stitching mood lately but I found a really cute series of Perforated Paper haunted houses..well I couldn't find the perforated paper anywhere near me so I ended up getting 10 ct plastic canvas to try them on..its slow going but finally getting something done on them..just wish i could get all 7 done by halloween but the way I am stitching lately there is almost no way :(

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Nothing New

I know I haven't posted anything here in a few weeks but not really a lot to say..barely been stitching..was waiting on a scroll frame to be made for me and now that it is done I may be able to stitch more maybe new pics coming soon :D

Saturday, August 4, 2007

New progress

Finally I think I have gotten over my stitching slump. I really like working on this project its called A Boquet for Cheryl and its a freebie from The whoe thing will be done in variegated floss...with the part I am doing now in pinks and oranges..the outer part will be blues and greens should look really nice together when done. It is something I am doing for my sister since she always wants something and I havent done anything for her till now.

Friday, July 27, 2007


Not sure what is wrong with me lately..I cant seem to get any stitching done at all..maybe put 5 stitchines in my Oriental Lady..driving me nuts lol. I have been working on a plastic canvas box for my sister tho..just wish I could get into a bit more cross stitching..hopefully soon.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Stitching problems

I don't know what is wrong with me but all week I have put no more than 15 stitches in my wolf..think I may discontinue my rotation for a little bit and just work on my Oriental Lady. I love working on that project..might get me into stitching again. Hope something does.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Yet another change

LOL Seems like almost everyday I am making a change in my rotation..I had started the Asian Butterfly this last week..but it was a bad week for stitching and just could not get motivated so I have decided to take that out of rotation and bring Library Cat back in..but that wont get started for another 3 weeks lol.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rotation Change

I've decided to change my rotation from 8 projects down to 4. Its just too confusing to try and keep track of 8. Plus I only have enough thread containers for 4. See I hate having to rethread my needle everytime I want to change colors. The 4 that I have decided on is..

  1. Wolves
  2. Oriental Lady
  3. Harley Davidson
  4. Butterfly Expressions

Wouldn't you know these are also my biggest projects lol but also the 4 funnest :D

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Another change in my rotation

Well I was going to switch and work on the flower today but my parents are painting their room and not sure the color we had chosen would clash with the paint or not. So for now i'm taking the flower out of rotation and adding in Butterfly Expressions. It is a dimensions pattern and really pretty. So off I go now to work on it.

Friday, June 22, 2007

First pic in blog

Woohoo maybe 3rd time is the charm for adding a picture lol. This is a gift I did for my parents 36th anniversary last year.

I don't have a whole lot to say so think I am going to go back to stitching on my Harley Davidson pattern. I like it alot better now that I am using 3 strands of floss instead of just 2.

Well if this picture works the way it should I may be posting even more photos soon of my progress :D

The Wave

Sooooo since I had to take the Brass Bookmark out of my rotation..I have decided to add in..The Wave its based off some artwork by Jim Warren..omg he is sooooo creative with a great imagination..I love a lot of his work..would love to see it all converted to cross stitch..then I can make my stash pile even bigger lol..which it may do anyhow because I saw in Nordic Needles catalog a gorgeous pattern..for I Corinthians 13 that I would love to have in my place :D..who knows....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Brass Bookmark

So for now I have to take the Brass Bookmark out of my rotation I have ran out of 2 of the colors and can't find close ones to I decided to work on the Harley Davidson pattern. It was going good till I realized that the fabric was showing through when only using 2 I ripped out everything I have done and am going to redo it using 3 strands I hope this ends up covering better.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Brass Bookmark

Well so far this bookmark isn't too bad I guess. It is the worst of the 8 tho lol. I got about 4 rows done last night lol I know it isn't a lot but it is some. I think next week I will be working on my Harley Davidson pattern. I like doing it but just wish there were not 90 colors lol. It takes me 5 thread boxes plus a bit more to put all the threads in lol. The reason I do that is I hate threading and unthreading needles every few stitches.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Oriental Lady & Thread Heaven

I sooo love working on this Oriental Lady she is a Janlynn kit. The fabric is great so soft..and the colors are really pretty. Going to be sad when this rotation week is over lol. So I ordered some Thread Heaven on E-Bay the other day and just got it today. Going to try it out next week I think when I start to work on my brass bookmark again. That is the most dreaded of all my current projects just because so hard to get the needle through the back to end and start threads lol so maybe Thread Heaven will help me out. Well back to stitching I go. I am about to start a new row that has a few quarter stitches in it. I normally dread those but this fabric makes it a lot easier to do.

Saturday, June 9, 2007


So I had to frog both rows of my Wolf that I had gotten done. :( I was off by one stitch somewhere and it just did not look right to me :( Tomorrow I start on my 2nd rotation but not sure which one I want to do lol..i do love working on the Asian Lady will probably go to that :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Yet another to add to my rotation

So I decided that it may be a smart idea to have 8 items in my rotation instead of just 7 to make it more even and maybe more easy for me to follow.

8. Brass Bookmark

I've decided to switch my projects in my rotaion every for my first week I started with the wolves. I like doing this project even if it is on Black Aida which makes it a bit harder to do. Just wish I was a bit quicker of a stitcher it seems to take me forever to do one line...but on this wolf there are so many color changes it drives me nuts.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

First Post

So I decided that setting up a stitching blog might help me to be a bit more motivated to finish the pieces I have started before starting more up. Also thinking about starting a rotation of some sort. I have about 6 pieces started that I would love to see finished.

1. Oriental Lady
2. Library Cat
3. Coastal Lighthouse
4. Wolves
5. Welcome
6. Harley Davidson
7. Flower

Thinking about working on 1 project a week then switching..think this might help me out..sure hope it does because so far all I seem to be is a serial stitcher.