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2017 Advent Blog Hop

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Here is is, only a week to go until Christmas Eve! This is a big day in our household as well since DH's birthday is coming up as well. Hello to everyone hopping over from Jo's blog and a Merry Christmas!


Check out everyone's Advent posts over here at Jo's blog!
This year Jo's question is: How do you plan to spend Boxing Day?  Do you have any traditions associated with this day?
When I was younger, on Boxing Day we would go around to all of our local relatives and see what they had received for Xmas, eat leftovers, etc. I had 2 sets of aunts and uncles to see and 5 cousins total, so there were always lots of things to play with. I don't think we did another big family meal with our grandparents since we spent almost the entire day at their house on Christmas Day. Some years my parents would go out to the Boxing Day sales, but not that often. 
Now that I'm working full-time, and living in the US, a lot of times I've had to work on Boxing Day. I don't thi…

Time to Start the Xmas Stitching!

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Okay, just kidding, let's pretend I started months ago... :)

Hope you've all had a good 2 weeks! It's been very busy for me, hence no posts since the last one on November 21st, and that was a scheduled post! I was away at my parents and came home to emergency house guests fleeing a domestic situation. We're all alone again and they're in a safe place and things seem to be moving in a positive direction at this point. Fingers crossed it will continue for them! 

Now for some updates. I'm extending the time for finishing my gifts for my Grandma and uncle to hopefully Xmas, although I might extend the time for my uncle's. I did get some done, but it was busy at home, as usual, plus my parents have been having issues, but anyways, stitching got done! And that's always good. 

Oh, and I might have a small addiction to the new Animal Crossing mobile game....

Covered Bridge got a lot of beads and more stitches:

Fishing is really coming along:

I had forgotten to bring …

Theme-tas-Stitch - No X November

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On the 21st of the month it's time to post about anything relating to the month's theme as chosen by Kerry. Check out all the details here

This month's theme is No X, meaning no straight cross stitch. Turns out I have 2 medium size projects I'd like to finish, so that meant very little time to stitch anything else. I did take one evening to stitch up the Bah Humbug small by Kincavel Krosses. Find the link in this post.

I stitched it 1 over 1 on 28 ct Monaco with some stash threads. I wanted it to be somewhat useful, so I made it into a keychain:
and backed it with some shiny card stock I had on hand: This was a gift for a friend that loves Christmas, so I enjoyed the irony. She was like, but what? ;) Until she got it. 
I hope you all had a fun month working on some different projects!
Happy Stitching and Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate it this week!
Tiffstitch

Gifted Gorgeousness - November Edition

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It's halfway through the month and that means it's time again for Gifted Gorgeousness hosted by the unstoppable Jo of Serendipitous Stitching! Join up or check out everyone else's progress here

I've been stitching away at the same old projects the last couple weeks, but here's the round up again. :) 

Covered Bridge

I finally figured out how to get a good photo of the colours that doesn't over-highlight everything. I have to kind of tip the project forward, so if the angle looks a little wonky, it is!

Fishing

This probably won't see any progress until we're traveling next week, and hopefully it will get a lot then!

Lakeside Needlecraft Specialy Stitches SAL

Since this was free, it's a "gift" from the designer, Durene Jones. The threads and fabric are by Chromatic Alchemy. The thread was a limited edition one and the fabric is called Realgar. 

I hope you've all had a great month since last time and I'll need to go check everyone's prog…

'Titching Tuesday

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Okay, it's a silly alliteration, but it's late and all I could come up with. :)

I'm working away at Covered Bridge still. Did I mention I think trying to finish this one first is the best idea because Fishing has no beads or fiddly bits and I think it would be easier to stitch in the car, but beads and being a passenger probably don't work well together. 

I have 2 more days of progress, Monday:

and Tuesday:

It's looking so good! I'm really happy with it, even with all the confetti. :) Fingers crossed I can get more done tonight and see where it's at before Monday. With luck there will be a finish!

I hope you're all feeling well and getting lots of stitching done. 

Happy Stitching!

Tiffstitch

Sunday Stitching

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Time to update my WIPs! I hope everyone has had a good weekend and had as much stitching time as they wished. We've had a busy time as DD turns 4 tomorrow. She seemed to have a blast this weekend, so that's what matters. I did get a little stitching done, although having a cold and a major migraine episode this week did slow me down a little. 


There's a fair bit of confetti in the leaves of this one and I'd like to try and get the top done first, so I'm working more there first. I haven't done much with Fishing lately, but I hope to get that out this week. With luck I'll get them both finished up in a couple weeks. 
I haven't been able to do any of the No X November stitching that Theme-tas-stitch has set as the theme, but I have this one in mind for a friend. 

She's a little Xmas obsessed, so I think she'll get a laugh out of this one. It's a free chart by Kincavel Krosses and you can find it here

I hope you've all had a good week!
Happy S…

Zodiac SAL - Scorpio

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It's the first Saturday of the month again and time for a Zodiac post! Head over to Jo's blog to find out what this one is all about and read about Scorpio. I have a few Scorpio's in my family and the description rings true. 

Scorpio is a water sign, so I'm shoe-horning in a few stitches with that theme. :)
Covered Bridge - get it? Fishing

Plus as an added bonus I finished the Lakeside Needlecraft SAL!!
I even tucked all the ends in and got rid of the waster knots, although this is not quite straight. Water can be all these colours depending on your perspective, reflection from sunset, etc, so I'm going with it! 
I hope everyone has had a great weekend!
Happy Stitching,
Tiffstitch