Monday, January 30, 2017

Progress on All Is Calm

   It seems that I have taken on more than I thought that I might. I've even managed to get around my husbands frown of working on different projects. I'm learning to plan my time better.
   I'm actually stitching 3 ornaments. Which have my first two weeks devoted strictly to them. I have a Sunday Church project that is coming along well.
   After I finish those first 2 ornaments I will stitch the 3rd while my husband is at work in February. Sunday evenings, and once he is home will be devoted strictly to my big project.
   In March I'll change things up a little.
   It's the end of the month,  and in some ways I feel like I haven't stitched much on All Is Calm. But then I realized that I only stitched on it for one week. My migraine took up the first week that I had intended to stitch. I've noticed that pictures do seem to help me see how much I've actually accomplished.
   I often find myself taking a picture at 1 am before heading to bed. I've claimed the only light in the room to stitch by, so I'm afraid they are a bit dark, and with a blue tinge thanks to the light on my phone. Here are my Before and After pictures.  

Saturday, January 28, 2017

My first finish for the SAL...

I am happy to say that I have finished January from Rainbow Gallery's 2004 Stitcher's Surprise Series.

I used an unknown Blue fabbie and mixed up all of the floss choices. I may still, if I can find suitable ones, add small black buttons for his eyes.

So, in a day or two it will be onto February for me.

hugs, Kaye

A little bit of progress and a finish

Hi everyone!

A snow day slowed down my progress on ABC's of Parenting this week, didn't even manage a whole word!  I was too busy making the boys something to eat every 20 minutes and refereeing to get much stitching done.   

This is my first entry into the Year Long SAL.  I stitched the first 12 last year and chose to keep going with my Brooke's Books Advent Animals to keep going with them this year for this SAL.  Only 12 left now!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello Hello

It's been a while since I posted. I've been stitching a little on a couple of smalls and just started back 2 nights ago on Stardust Fairy. First up a finish on a small - Rainbow Gallery' 2004 Stitcher's Surprise Series - Free Charts
This one I have stitched on 14 count Aida, Found the buttons for the eyes at my local Michaels Craft Store.

Next month I will start Feb.'s
Second up is a small New Start - Candyland Gingerbread House by Kreinik - Free Charts
And last but no least an update on Stardust Fairy page 3 of 4 - Found on DMC's Website - Stardust Fairy
 Hopefully I'll be finishing up page 3 pretty soon, still lots to do though.
Happy Stitchin' and May Mr. Frog stay away!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Finished Line 6


ABC's of Parenting had another turn and I was able to finish off line 6!  Only 5 to go!

Happy Stitching!


Friday, January 20, 2017

The latest on my Owl Bell Pull cross stitch.

Hi Everyone,

Sorry a little late showing progress on the Owl Bell Pull but here we are, this is how it's looking so far.

Stitching on 14 count white aida, I will be stitching the flowers and branches first and then go on to the owl. I feel like I will enjoy stitching this one.

Julie x

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Half way finished!

Hello again!

That little basket means I am half way finished!  Yippee!

Hope you guys are getting lots of stitching in!


Monday, January 16, 2017

Almost another row finished

Hi guys!

I was so close to finishing another row but I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.  It has a turn in the rotation again tomorrow and it is stitching guild night tomorrow night so I hope I get a lot done.

I hope everyone's needles are flying and the frogs are leaving everyone alone!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SAL Beginnings

Hi Everyone!

    This is my first ever SAL! It's also my first time ever contributing to a blog. Hopefully I learn quickly.

My plans this year:

    My primary focus All Is Calm by James A. Meger. It isn't a new start, but hope to make some major progress this year.
    My Secondary focus is my Hot Cocoa Snowmen Ornament Set by Joan Elliot. I finished the first 4 last year.  This year my goal is to finish the set for myself. Then stitch sets for my children. My goal is to try stitching 2 a month.
    I've had my 1st finish for the year. Which is the 5th in the set.
    I'm on my way with both!

      Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2 finishes for the New Year

Hello my stitching sisters! Hope this finds everyone well, warm and stitching. I've managed to have 2 finishes for the New Year and progress on my focus piece.
First up is Daffy Cat's Reindeer #4 of 9
Second finish of the year - 12 Days of Christmas bunting by Michaela Learner.
And finally progress on Stardust Fairy by Joan Elliott

                        Happy Stitching! Stay Safe, Stay Warm and keep those needles smokin' !

4 Rows finished

Hi guys!

I finally picked up ABC's of Parenting again and finished off another row.  See that little smiley face next to "have fun"?  I had no idea what that was when I was stitching it.  I could not see a smiley face at all.  At the time I thought "that is a strange squiggley mark."  It is funny how sometimes you can't see something until you take a step back.   

I hope it is warmer in your neck of the woods than it is here.  It was about 5 degrees away from being too cold to send the kids to school here yesterday and then later this week they are calling for rain.  Strange weather!

Happy Stitching everyone!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

One new project ready to start for the Year Long SAL.

Hello everyone,

Well I am ready to start this new project

The Owl Bell Pull by Anchor.

stitched on 14 count white Aida.

As you can see I will be using this wooden scroll frame because it is such a large one I think this will work ok. Wish me luck.


Monday, January 2, 2017

A Great Start on my SAL so far....

Hi lovely fellow SALers, 

I am doing the Rainbow Gallery 2004 Cross Stitcher's Surprise Series, starting with January, of course.  Here is my progress after just two days of stitching.

25 ct blue Lugana
Floss: my own choices

I am pretty happy with how it is turning out.



Sunday, January 1, 2017


I hope this post finds everyone doing well and you have smokin' needles :)
I would like to share my focus piece and a new start , and plan for the SAL
First up this has been a WIP for a while , I had to restart her once due to gridding being off. But all is good now with Stardust Fairy by Joan Elliott. This is my starting point. Top half is done minus the beads which I do when I have finished. I'm working on her dress now.
Second up is a new start. Daffy Cat's Reindeer - Ribbon Reindeer 2011.  This makes 4 of 9. I started this one last night. I should be able to finish it pretty quick.
Finished - Jan. 2 2017

Next up will be a new start in a couple of days -  Michaela Learner's 12 Days of Christmas Bunting. You can find it in her Etsy shop here
I'll be doing these on 28 count evenweave tea-dyed

New Start- First Day of Christmas 

Happy Stitching!

General Year Long SAL 2017

Welcome everyone to the Cross Stitchers/Bloggers/Youtube Community General Year Long SAL.
More details on how to join found HERE

What's included in this SAL:
Any chart, fabric and threads of your choice.

EMS Designs Flower of the Month SAL - started Sept. 7th 2016- still going on

Lizzie Kate SAL started Oct. 20th 2016- still going on.

Mirabilia SAL - Mira March 2017 due to start March 1st 2017.

 Rainbow Gallery 2004 Cross Stitcher's Surprize Series found HERE
( No obligation to stitch these)

Ornament-a-Month Challenge - there is no obligation to stitch them

Stitch from Stash, WIPs, New Starts,Freebies etc. all included.
 As always Happy Stitching!