Monday, July 31, 2017

Mira March SAL 2017 Update

When I last left off I was frogging the whole left side and starting over. I am now officially a little past the halfway point once again... So without further ado here's my progress
                                             Started over ^
Progress so far ^
Work is in busy season now - I do apologize for not updating as often. Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles... Until next Time

NEW SAL L&L/General Fall SAL 8-1-2017

If anyone is interested in joining our NEW SAL starting tomorrow please feel free to do so.

DETAILS : Anything FALL related and/or a Lavender and Lace pattern is the theme of this one.
You pick the design, the fabric, the threads- Pull up a comfy chair grab a cup of hot coffee or tea and join us on our journey. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's progress.
 There's possibly a few from the  community that will be stitching. This is a private community so please be aware that anything you post there will not be seen by the public. I feel the safety of my members are more important that having a public community. This blog however is public so you are more than welcome to follow along on our journey. We do have quite a few SALs still going on and I wanted to invite you to one more for the year.

I hope that you have a wonderful day. Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles. xxx

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

7-5-2017 Frogging Episode :(

First off I hope that everyone is doing well and you have enjoyed following our blog so far. Lots and lots of progress is being made all around by everyone. +Khristine Doiron , +Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher , +Bekka Stitches  to name a few have had smokin' needles. I love seeing their progress...

Unfortunately I have been unable to post as much as I want due to busy season at work. I am trying to stitch when I can and have made some progress on Deepest Love only to find some mistakes and have a major frogging session last night. I WAS up to the halfway point of the pattern when 2 of the outer ribbons were getting too close together. I found the mistakes a little too late and had to frog the entire outer ribbon and seaweed. I've restarted the ribbon and am counting at least 3 times as I stitch... She is just too beautiful to fudge up. I want her right or it will haunt me when I look at it.... So here's some progress. The mistakes and frogging I have done...
Middle ribbon too close to outer ribbon. The whole outer ribbon was removed as well
Frogging the seaweed first
Next up the restart...

Until next time. Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles..

Saturday, June 17, 2017

6-17-17 Mira March SAL & General Year Long SAL updates 2017

                                                      Hello my Stitching Friends!

 I hope this finds everyone doing well. It's time for a past due update. Things are still busy at work so I am trying to stitch while I can. So where I left off with Deepest Love , I have moved the scroll frame up and am continuing to work on the outer ribbon...Not much else done on this one yet. It's coming up in my rotation.
Up next is a finish! x happy stitchy dance/wiggle x Crimson Cardinal's Yuletide Song by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles Designs
The pattern suggest using Gloriana Silks but also has conversions for Dinky Dyes and DMC. I used DMC Threads and personalized it a little with a MH seed bead(62032) for the eye and added some sparkle to the border using Kreinik Blending Filament 007 in the border and added  sparkle to the snow on the branches using Kreinik Blending Filament 032. This will be finished as a wall hanging later on.
Next up happy mail.. To be stitched at a much later date. 

We have some SALs going on and another coming up August 1st. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to see all of the updates from the members of Cross Stitchers/Bloggers/Youtube Community (private community)

Until next time... Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles xxx

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mira March SAL & General Year Long SAL updates 2017

Hello all, seems like forever since I posted, I was trying to post on a regular basis but that didn't happen. Work is crazy busy... Now for some small updates. Daffy Cat's Reindeer #8 of 9 is complete.... Love these little guys
Next up is Crimson Cardinal by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles-  Tempting Tangles Designs

And last but not least Nora Corbett's Deepest Love ( Mirabilia), working on the middle ribbon up to scroll frame top then back to the body and working up..
I haven't started Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas by Michaela Learner yet but hoping to soon.
Until Next Time.... Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mirabilia progress and a finish

Hello my fellow SAL friends!

I thought it was about time I shared some progress again.  So here we go!

Deepest Love is coming along.  I don't know why but each time it comes up in my rotation it seems like I always have a busy day and am lucky to add one length of thread to it.  But while I may not be adding much to it I am enjoying every stitch!

For the General Year Long SAL I am hoping to finish the rest of the Brookes' Books Advent Animals.  This proud looking fellow is Hamilton Horse.  

Hope you all are getting lots of stitching in!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Mira March Update 5-22-2017

Hello everyone. I hope this finds you well. I've been stitching but work as usual has been very busy... First up as noted in the community I started another project and once again it's a Cardinal. Love love love cardinals... This is by Tempting Tangles called Cardinal's Yuletide Song..
The little red block of color to the right is the bird. I haven't stitch much since that a couple of days ago, I went back per my rotation to Deepest Love. I have finally finished her fin. I am working my way back up from there... So without further ado my update so far.

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mira March update 5-2-2017

Hello all, I hope this finds everyone doing well. Another late post as I have worked quite a few days straight in a row. Busy season is upon us here near the East Coast...
     I wanted to show an update on Deepest Love and show a new start. Still working on her fin but I feel I am making good progress if I can just stick with it and not to tired to stitch... Here is where I am so far...
I stopped on this briefly to start up another project that was gifted to me by +Bekka Stitches , my Sweet Stitching Sister knows how I love Cardinals, when I seen this I had happy tears as it made my otherwise rough day better. I am very thankful for all of you in the stitching community who follow, encourage and advise me when needed. So without further ado here is Crimson Cardinal progress
Happy Stitching and May you have Smokin' Needles....xxxx

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mermaids and Giraffes

Hey guys!

Here is my progress on Deepest Love.  Love these colors!

And I finished another Brooke's Books Advent Animal.  Here is Gigi Giraffe.  I enjoyed stitching her while waiting for April to have her baby.  Did any of you watch April the giraffe?

Happy Stitching guys!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An April Snowman - Iced Mocha Snowman Ornament by Joan Elliot

   April is flying by fast, and my stitching has been slow. I finally finished my Iced Mocha Snowman Ornament by Joan Elliot.
   I'm posting all of my pictures, and hoping my phone leaves them in order.
    May your stitches stay even, and the frogs stay away.

         XX - Renee'

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mira March SAL Update week 2

Another busy week at work.... I hope this finds everyone doing well. I've managed to stitch some more on Deepest Love. She's my Focus piece so I work on her a little more than the 2 ornaments plus I am thinking about maybe another SAL for Fall. Details in community. Anyway here's where I am so far , still working on the bottom before moving up...
Until next time... Happy Stitching and  may you have smokin' needles...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mira March SAL update

And here we are again another week of work being busy and I did manage to stitch a bit on Deepest Love despite being tired and not feeling well. Crazy weather, storms, winds, tornado watches happening on and off all week long. I hope this finds everyone doing well. No new starts for me this week. I decided to wait until next week to start on a couple of smalls so I worked on Deepest Love.... Needed to move  her up on the scroll frame so I took a picture of the whole thing so far. Still working on the bottom and then back up to the top.

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles xxx

Sunday, April 2, 2017

It's finished!!

Hey guys!

I finally finished ABC's Of Parenting for the LizzieKate SAL!  Now to find the perfect frame.

I also got started on my next Advent Animal from Brooke's Books, Gigi Giraffe.

Hope you all are getting lots of stitching in!

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Ornament

   I debated whether to continue posting these. Some will be posted more than once during the year as I stitch a new one.
   I'm currently stitching my second set of Hot Cocoa Snowmen Ornaments. This is my starting of Iced Mocha.

         X's   - Renee'

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mira march SAL update

Time for another update but first I want to say Thank you all for joining us on our journeys as we stitch numerous projects. I've worked on Deepest Love for the better part of this week after finishing a small project. I'm trying to keep up with everyone and they all have had smokin' needles which I truly enjoy watching their progress. For now this is where I am ,
I took a break tonight from it to work on 3 French Hens from Michaela Learner's 12 Days of Christmas. Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles... xxxx

March - All Is Calm Progress

   I skipped this in February. I did stitch an ornament, but not this. Life has a way of laughing at the plans that we make. That's ok. Last night it hit me just how silly the pressure that I was putting on myself was. I give others with chronic health issues a huge break, but not myself?  Absolutely silly. I'm actually doing pretty good!  I need to applaud myself more often.
   This month I had thought that I would spend more time stitching on this, but I made a promise to myself. I'm going to try to keep it. I don't know if I'll finish my Snowman Ornament for this month, but I can do my best.
   I don't remember exactly which day I pulled this out, and I didn't stitch every day. I spent time with my husband, and getting used to my new compression stockings. My legs are definitely feeling better. The pain and soreness is starting to pass. Soon I may even tell how much fat has accumulated on my calves, and not just edema.
  I digress with life again. LOL! This month I'm not going to include all of my progress pictures. I thought that I would  just share my starting, and stopping points. I'm happy with how much I was able to do.
   See you soon with this month's  Snowman Ornament. I hope that you are are all well. Or at least well enough and happy.

              XX'S  - Renee'  aka  Creating Beauty Mrs S