Showing posts from February, 2017

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Water-themed Charts

Hello everyone and thank you for all your wonderful comments! It's been a hectic week again, ending with a very sick DD over the weekend and yesterday, so not much stitching has been done and even worse, no photos! I will try and remedy that tonight so I have a post tomorrow for WIP Wednesday, and talk more about my March Madness plans. 

Today is Tuesday though, so it means it's Top 5 Tuesday! Hosted by the lovely Kate and joined by Keebles and Emma and myself so far. If you feel up to it, join in over at Kate's blog


I'm going to skip the UTS SAL since Kate mentioned it and try and think of a few others. Off the top of my head I can't think of any stash I have that I haven't recently shown, so I think this will be one I'll dig through my wish list to find a few I'd like to stitch. 

1. Tribal Bathroom (White Willow Stitching)

I actually need to stitch this for my office because we have 5 doors right near the exit and although the e…

Theme-Tas-Stitch: Focus February

It's time! It's time! It's the first check in for Theme-tas-Stitch hosted by Kerry of Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict. She's hosting this year-long SAL with a different theme each month and today is our link-up day. 

This month's theme was Focus Finish February and I adapted the theme to my weekly rotation schedule. 

First up was my HAED that I started last year, Dragon Under Glass. I managed to progress to about 1/3 of a page finish by the end of the first week of February:

Then I picked up my Under the Sea SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft. I didn't get as much time to stitch over the past week as I had hoped. February being a short month I don't really get my 4th week of "whatever" stitching, so I will likely continue on with the SAL until I finish February. I'm almost re-done stitching January's octopus:

It definitely needs a little back stitch to bring it out. I should be able to finish it tonight and then start on the shark. I can't wait!…

Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 Food-themed Charts

Kate keeps coming up with some really interesting topics, and I'll have to think on today's topic. I know I don't have a lot of these in my stash, so I'll have to see what might be in my wish list. Keebles and Emma are also posting their top 5 Tuesday picks, so check out their lists too if you need some stash enhancement. :)


1. Harvest Afghan

This is one of those charts I've looked at for a while and can't decide if I would get fed up stitching such a project. I don't enjoy the loose weave of afghans generally and have some issues keeping them tight enough in my Qsnaps. But it's still pretty, and there's food in it, look!

2. Wine Dragon

I'm not a wine drinker myself, but I have friends who enjoy it, so I've had this in my list waiting for an opportunity to present itself. :)

3. Christmas Calories

This one isn't from my wish list, but it's a really fun chart and I definitely agree!

4. Christmas Tea

I'm not a huge f…

More Snow?? And SAL Update

We got hit with another snowstorm yesterday evening and through most of today. Another 8 inches fell at home giving me these photos this morning:
 up to the edge of my door, and I drive a Beetle, so not too low to the ground
 Our house and yard well covered. There are 3 steps up to that porch, not that you could tell now the driveway trying to get out, those are my tracks from last night that are well filled in now
The skiers are pretty excited with all this snow, and I don't mind it. It was not a great ride into work this morning, but we need snow. The local lake was down several feet over the extremely hot summer and this should help it get back to where it needs to be. 
Plus, it's so pretty when it first snows!! I wish I could have taken time to get my good camera out, these are all with my cell phone. 
On to my Under-the-Sea restart:
I'm not too far along yet, but hopefully I'll be able to make some progress over the next few days. I was thinking that technically I coul…

Gifted Gorgeousness

Here we are again on the 15th of the month, so it must be time to post about Gifted Gorgeousness! The brainchild of the fabulous Jo, we all post about things we've been given or hope to give away at some point, once we finish them, and who knows how long that will be for some of my WIPs?

Since the last post I've managed to finish Somebunny:
stitched on 28 ct Aether by Chromatic Alchemy as charted 2 over 2
although I managed to forget all about finishing this for Valentine's Day, so this will have to be an Easter gift! I had intended to go by the fabric over last weekend, but then this happened:
so I decided against going to the store. 
DD got some roses instead, a little miniature pink rose plant that smells wonderful! She likes to have it in her room all the time, but we take it out to get a little sun during the day. 
I had a few little finishes as well:  LK design with stash threads and 16 ct? oatmeal aida

The monthly designs are from Palko-laps great calendar series that can …

Top 5 Tuesdays - Top 5 Animal Charts and a Full Moon Story

It's time again for another top 5 Tuesday post and I'm remembering to put it up on Tuesday this week, yay! Keebles also joined up this week, so make sure to check out her post and our host, Kate's as well. 

It took me a bit to decide on what to post for this one. I didn't want to duplicate Kate or Keebs, although I definitely have enough Durene Jones animal charts to fill this list 3 times over...I certainly have enough animal charts in my stash, but I posted a little bit about them last Tuesdayweek. So I'm going to try and think of 5 other animal charts in my stash and you can see into the depths of my stash madness. 


1. Regal Tiger

I think I got this one on clearance at A.C. Moore when they were clearing out a lot of their cross-stitch stuff. I haven't picked it up yet, but I would love to get to work on this one. 

2. The Guardian

I think this was another one from A.C. Moore, and again, I'd love to get this one going, but too many WIPs. 

3. I…

Finally Friday!

What is it they say about the best-laid plans? ;) Here we are again and it's been a week since I've posted my stitching. I'd like to say I'll be better, but I'll say "I'll continue to try!" instead. 
"Aw shucks.."
The nice thing about it being awhile is I do have some decent progress to show you. I've been working on HAED Dragon Under Glass which will eventually look like this:

And I started the top left corner for an HAED challenge last year like this:

You need to start and finish a complete page and I don't think there were any restrictions (someone please tell me if I'm wrong!) so I moved over to the 2nd page on the top. The third page is only a partial page for the top part. 

Day 1
Day 2 (after picking up the missing DMC)
Day 3
Day 4 

I might have missed a photo in there some day, but that's where we're at so far. It's not quite at halfway. I think the deadline to finish is sometime in March, so we'll see how far I get…

Top 5 Tuesdays - Day Late!

I'm a day late for Top 5 Tuesdays, it's been a busy week. Kate thought of a really cool topic too, Top 5 BAPs! 

Without further delay:


This should be easy, I have too many BAPs in my stash that I may never stitch in my lifetime. So I tried to pick the top 5 I'd like to finish some day in my life. Let's give it 10 years and see if I can actually finish by then!

1. HAED Faery Tales

I've always loved the look of this one and I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. I've read all of the Andrew Lang books and have them on ebook for DD too. :) I have the mini version in my stash, but it's unstarted as yet, maybe next year. 

2. HAED Waterhole Master

I hadn't seen this one before it slipped into my cart at a recent HAED sale. I think DD will really like it once I get some time to start it. I'm hopeful this will see a start next year. 

3. Otto

I love this photo of Otto, who died almost 3 years ago. This one is started, but only just. I haven't even finish…