Showing posts from March, 2017

WIP Wednesday - A Catch-up and Some News!

I'm still working on the Theme-tas-stitch March Madness this month so I have a few more WIPs to show. 

Firstly, the shark cross stitch is complete, although the back stitch isn't quite done:
Durene Jones Under the Sea SAL 2 over 2 charted colours on 28 ct Eliat (Chromatic Alchemy)
This is a super secret Dimensions kit that I started in maybe 2008 or 2009. It will eventually be for DH and the pattern is 3 wolves howling at the moon. DH was away last Wednesday and I dug this out to work on. It looked like this last time it was out: and I got to here:

It's on 14 count aida from a kit, this is kind of before I realized there was better fabric out there, but I've done so much I won't be restarting. There are so many blends in this kit... But it's nice and I'd like to finish it some day, so I'll try and get it out when DH is away. :)
I dug out another WIP that hasn't been touched since last year, Tribal Dragon. It was here:
and one night got the green a little fa…

Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 Film-Related Charts

It's Tuesday again and time to dig through stash, WIPs or online to find this week's topic. Kate chose film-related charts, so I've been having a think on this one all day while working. I was away all weekend, including Monday, so today was a typical insanely-busy-first-day-back-to-work kind of day. 


1. Evil Dead/Evil Dead II

I stitched this one in 2013 for a friend that also enjoys the Evil Dead series. She loved it! You can find it here by PyroDogPins. 

2. Star Wars

This was a 2012 finish for my brother. I had given it to my MIL to finish, and it wasn't a great job unfortunately, so I don't know that he uses it, but it was still fun to stitch. It used to be free, but now you can find it inexpensively on Etsy

3. Colin Firth

From one of the Cross Stitch magazines, Colin Firth himself. I stitched it for my mother, a huge fan, but she couldn't tell who it was? I thought it was really good charting myself. 
4. Elevenses
I received this from a f…

Theme-tas-Stitch: March Madness!

Now that it's March 21st it's time to check in with Kerry, the host of our monthly SAL, Theme-tas-Stitch. This month the goal is to stitch on as many projects as you can, and I've stitched on more individual projects this month than I have since doing the January/February challenge last year. I've posted a lot of these already, so let's do a recap:

Princess and the Dragon went from here on March 1st:
to here on March 8:

Dragon Under Glass moved along:
Bailey Basset got a little filled in:
Moon Hare had another strand or so:
Mini Winter Magic got some love:
New start with Mini Autumn's Promise:
A finish on March's calendar design
Kiss for a Snowman

I've also started April's monthly calendar and worked on the Under the Sea SAL, but I had to frog a large section of the shark last night and have apparently forgotten to take any photos lately. I'll try and add those photos soon. I think I got so obsessed involved in finishing the shark I haven't taken any …

Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 WIPs to Finish This Year

This week's Top 5 Tuesday is an open choice. Thanks Kate for a great idea and I hope a lot of people join in this week! Make sure you check out everyone's links on the right side of Kate's blog as well. :)


I like making these lists to try and remind myself what I hope to complete this year. 

1. Letters by Nora S, H, G

As of last look:
 All cross stitch and back stitch complete with charted colours 2 over 2 on 28 ct Nuriel's Forest by Chromatic Alchemy  Lots to do! Even more to do! But will wait until H is complete to make sure it's centered well. 
2. AAN Spider Banner

The fabric colour is true on the top photo. I'm stitching 2 over 2 on 32 ct opalescent mystery fabric I received as a RAK. I ran out of the purple colour, WDW Cyclamen. Kathy from The Wooden Needle will be sending me some. She stocks a full line of WDW, only she had no spot for Cyclamen, so apparently it wasn't a full list. She was happy I had needed it so she can fill …

Gifted Gorgeousness and the Nor'Easter of March 2017

Over yesterday and today there was a blizzard warning in our area and they weren't kidding this time! This is what we woke up to today:
 The height of the snow on top of my Beetle.. yes, a small car  The dent left over after I backed up enough to where the driveway was plowed  Mostly pre-snow removal. I started with the headlight, then realized it was a cool photo with the lights coming through the snow Trying to get out the door
I think we ended up with well over 2 feet, but I didn't actually measure. And now on to stitching! The best thing to do when the blizzard is going on outside, sit inside and stitch. :)
Here's my March Gifted Gorgeousness post and be sure to check out everyone else's links at our wonderful host, Jo's blog
I managed to finish my March design by Palko-lap: 2 over 1 with Jodyri Diligence on unknown Chromatic Alchemy 14 count?
Kiss for a Snowman
I pulled this out at the hockey tournament this past weekend and got over an hour into it. You can see th…

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Time Related Charts

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my leg. :) It wasn't too bad an injury and is almost better already. Falling is pretty normal in hockey and we used to practice how to fall well and get up fast when I was younger. Here's a video that's been making the rounds of Facebook lately:

We never practiced like this, although it looks like it would have been fun as a kid! Our practice was fall down on one line and get up before you slid to the next line. It was fun too though. 

And now for Top 5 Tuesday! Make sure you check out Kate's, Keebs, Laura's and Emma's blogs for their take on this week's theme, Time Related Stitches!

I'm almost 100% sure I don't have any time-related charts, so this will be all off the top of my head and searching on :)

1. Clock Fractal (Fractal 267)

I saw this one stitched up on the Cross Stitch Forum a few years ago, it's incredible!

2. Mad Hatter

Linda is working on this fine o…

Update on BAP Week (Picture heavy) and Giveaway Winners!

Can anyone tell me where last week went? I swear I last posted a couple days ago, turns out it's almost a week, again! DD and DH both are very sick with significant colds that have had both of them coughing and coughing. So far I've been spared, and I hope that continues. 

The hockey tournament was a lot of fun over the weekend! It's a great bunch of players, and they're different than the teammates of the tournament the week before. It's also a little slower, although I still managed to fall 3 times, one in each game, and that's unusual for me. I'm not sure if it's how my skates were sharpened or if the ice was in poor condition. The ice should have been great because it was so cold this weekend! -20C.... yikes!

I managed to pull the calf muscle on my right leg during one fall. I kind of fell into the boards, so I was lucky that was all that happened really. Here's my recovery position:

This was during the 2nd game and I felt okay to play the 3rd game…