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Top 5 Tuesday: Last 5 Films Watched

Kate had the theme up, but I didn't notice until she posted on her blog, so I'm a little late to the game with my post. I hope you all enjoy films! I don't watch too many, so this may be a challenge for me to remember what we've watched recently. 


1. Inside Out

I don't know if I'm the last person ever to watch this one, but I think I might be close. It seems like everyone had watched this one already. I'm sorry I had waited, because it's so good! It's like you're watching the inner turmoil of one child as something major happened (moving to another state at age 11) and why we react how we do as if we have no control. It's really interesting and sad and funny and everything a good movie should be. We watched it all together Sunday night and DD covers her eyes with her hands in the "scary" parts. There aren't really any scary parts though, but the ones that she doesn't know what's going to happen, etc. 


So Close!

I didn't quite get where I wanted to on Somebunny because I've come down with a cold again. I left off here:

Fortunately there was some DMC 535 at Michaels, so I stocked up and managed to get here before bedtime. 

Who am I kidding? I stayed up late and finished of course!!

Somebunny from WOXS 2 over 1 on Aether Lugana by Chromatic Alchemy
And I don't regret it a bit! 

Happy Stitching!


WIP Wednesday: Almost There!

I'm very proud to present an almost finish on Somebunny!

I ended up finishing all the cross stitch first because my DMC 535 vanished somewhere and I was finally able to stop by Michaels last night and get 2 skeins (to be safe!). I love how it looks already and can't wait to get back to the backstitch tonight. I don't know if I'll have a finish tonight, but it's certainly possible. 
I'm really looking forward to turning this into a little pillow for DD. She has a big bed now and although there's a pillow on her bed, she doesn't really use it. This would be decorative too, but I think she might like to carry it around with her. It should be maybe 6 inches or 7 inches square when complete, so that's not too big for her. I'll wait and give it to her for Valentine's Day and I'll work on finishing it up over the next couple weeks. 
Jo mentioned on her blog about finishing things on a Sunday, and that's a good goal. I don't have a ton of s…

Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 Romantic Charts

Here we are on Tuesday again and it's time for Top 5 Tuesdays, the brainchild of Kate! And I've managed once again to not get a WIP up before this post. I will aim for tomorrow because Somebunny is moving along very well. But first! 


I will be interpreting this as all kinds of love, not just romantic love since I don't generally stitch romantic type charts. 

1. Impronta D'Amore by Alessandra Adelaide

I love this one, especially since we lost our beloved basset almost 3 years ago. I couldn't stitch it at first, and haven't bought the chart yet, but I think I'm ready soon. I'll likely wait until I get some of my WIPs under control before buying this one though. 

2. Maman by Alessandra Adelaide

I love the sentiment behind this one, and the woman is charted well, but the baby's nose and mouth look a little weird to me, so I don't know that I'll ever stitch or purchase this one, but it tells a good story I think. 

3. February …

Friday For Finishing! and Some WIP Updates

Time to update some finishes! I managed to fully finish both the octopus and the card, and I even mailed the card out! I forgot to send a couple other things (sorry Linda, I forgot again!) so it's nice to know I'm still the same old forgetful me. 
Here's the finished Octopus made into a coaster:
And January into a card:
Plus I finished off one of my DUCJFC 2016 new starts:
It's not fully finished yet though. 
As is typical, once I give myself a deadline (Valentine's Day) for my next WIP (Somebunny) I want to stitch on something else instead. I decided to pick up Reflections of Canada by Ink Circles to get a little more done before working on Somebunny. 
Reflections of Canada was here on August 13, 2016: and one night of stitching to here:
and then I remembered that I have a stand, apparently too many smalls makes me forget things that are right beside my stitching spot.. so I got a lot more done the next night:
2 handed stitching is so nice! And I picked up Somebunny the ne…

Top 5 Tuesday - Top 5 Travel Charts

Kate has brought back Top 5 Tuesdays and this week's theme is travel. We're to post about 5 travel charts we really like, or have stitched, etc. 


1. Hearts of series by Victoria Sampler

The Hearts of Canada series is out of print, so I doubt I will ever be able to stitch these, but they're fun little stitches that have the flowers and animals that relate to the region. There is also a Hearts of America series that might still be in print. 

2. Afternoon in series by Country Cottage Needleworks

These are fun little designs that incorporate a lot of travel destinations, like London above, Paris, Rome, etc. 
3. Pretty Little series by Satsuma Street

You can find several major cities in her Etsy shop, or a generic Pretty Little City if none of the others grab your fancy. I haven't stitched any of these yet, but many stitchers have, especially Linda of Stitchin' with my Furbabies has a few on the go. 
4. Cities by Tiny Modernist This is another series I saw fr…

Gifted Gorgeousness 2017 - January Edition

Welcome to the first Gifted Gorgeousness post of 2017! This is the brainchild of Jo at Serendipitous Stitching and we all post about what we're stitching or have received that in any way is related to gifts. Whether we've received it as a gift or we're stitching it for a gift, or the designer has offered a free chart, and "gifted" it to us, etc. Check out the first post here at Jo's page to see what everyone's been stitching this year!

I started off the year with some new starts, because I don't have enough WIPs.... haha! I'm over 50 now and need to remember to adjust my counter. :) Only one works for GG though:

Adobe White - RAK from a friend on the Cross Stitch Forum

I finished a small and started another one for my Grandma. This is from Palko-lap's monthly series of 2015:

I'm stitching on L'Amour by Chromatic Alchemy with a Jodyri thread called Kindness. I hope to make it into a small card and send it to her very soon. This is just from…

WIP Wednesday - First of 2017!

I can't believe this is my first stitching-related post of the New Year. I know it's been busy and I was sick, but still.. wow. I will attempt to post at least weekly going forward. 

2017 is my year of weekly rotations! I'm sure you've all been dying to hear how it's going? ;) 

To review, my first week of every month will be spent on BAPs (HAEDs, etc) and the second week on SALs. 

I started HAED Adobe White on December 31, 2016:
and only managed a couple days on it to get to here:
HAED Adobe White 1 over 1 tent stitch on 28 ct Realgar by Chromatic Alchemy
I'm hoping to not stitch the back ground, so I'm starting from the center out, but that means I'm in confetti hell! I decided to go ahead and start another one that was calling my name:
HAED Moon Hare
HAED Moon Hare 4 over 1 tent stitch on 18 count grey Aida
And that brings us to the weekend and hockey and then coming down with a terrible cold. No stitching on Sunday, but I was able to stitch some Monday: and Tu…

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 TV Detectives

Kate of the Suddenly Kate Show is hosting Top 5 Tuesdays again and I'm going to try and remember to post each week. I can't believe this is my first post this year! Things were a little crazy at work, and then I came down with another difficult cold that left me with at least one completely sleepless night, so I have been a little occupied. :) Today I'm a fair bit better, so let's try and get back to blogging!
1. Batman
Some of you may argue he's a superhero, but he technically has no super powers, and his comics are or have been called Detective comics, therefore he's  detective! :) My favourite Batman of all time has been the Batman: The Animated Series version. Here's a best-moments video:

2. Sherlock
There have been tons of Sherlocks on TV, and although my ultimate favourite had been Jeremy Brett, I am very fond of Benedict Cumberbatch's version. Johnny Lee Miller in Elementary is worth watching too though. Here's a clip of Jeremy…