Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April smalls update!

Hi everyone!
I have been a very busy smalls stitcher this month. And, managed to finish everything into an ornament or mini pillow.
 Teacup Birdies, the World Of Cross Stitching Magazine, issue #218
 Lizzie Kate, 4th of July Flip it #F16
 Lizzie Kate Merry Friends. I stitched two of these this month.
 April Birthday Cake
Brooke's Books group freebie
 Spring bunny freebie from a blog
 April flowers, Ellen M Stroh freebie flowers
 April, monthly SAL from
 Lizzie Kate Halloween. I stitched this some time ago and finally got it made into an ornament.
 Snowman from the Ursula Michael SAL
 April cat from the

Brooke's Books Santa from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch christmas issue.

I had a great time stitching in April. Now! On to the May monthly ornaments!
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April SFS Update

Hi all!
I have had a very busy stitching month and earned a lot of credits towards my spending.
My finished projects were
1. Holiday Bear ornament                            $8
2. April Palkolap ornament                          $4
3. Spring Bunny pillow                                  $8
4. April Birthday Cake ornament                 $8
5. April Black kitty mini pillow                     $4
6. Lizzie Kate Merry Friends orni#1            $8
7. Merry Friends Ornamnet #2                     $8
8. Lizzie Kate 4th of July Ornament            $4
9. EMS Sweet Pea ornament                        $8
10. 1 page of Fleurs de Ciel SAL                  $8
                                                           Total    $68
                                                       +budget  $25

                                                Total earned  $93

Hobby Lobby is blowing out their Artiste Varaigated floss. Sooooooo I bought quite a few skeins.

1. 49 skeins of Artiste threads               $26.56
2. gingerbread pattern                            $8
3. Christmas Owls pattern                      $7.90
4. club SAL                                                $17.95

                              Total Spent for April  $60.41
                  Carry over from March SFS   $111.56

                              Total carry to May     $171.97
Tomorrow is my Smalls update if you wish to come back through and see all my finishes, as they were all smalls.
Happy stitching!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Turtle Trot April update

Okay, who put the month of April on high speed??? I just can't believe how fast time is passing. Time for the monthly Turtle Trot update! And I have been a busy stitcher. The Turtle Trot SAL's, hosted by Claudette, objective is to pick 10 projects and try to finish them. Whether you are a slow stitcher, or fast stitcher, any progress is good progress to a finish. This year I hope to clear out my UFO's so I can participate in th Crazy January SAL in honor of Debbie Faris Bryant. The Turtle Trot SAL link is on my side bar.

1. I lost interest in the Tic Tac Toe Snowmen SAL when the last squares were released. Disappointment made me conside this one finished and will make an ornament of some kind with the first snowman. Maybe do the other 5 snowmen as ornaments in the future.
I picked up my UFO Faby Reilly Peony biscornu in it's place.
2. Joan Elliot Spirit of the Orient SAL

3. is a new start, as I finished the 3 Little House Needleworks Hot Cocoa ornaments last time.
This Is Joan Elliott's Take Life One Scoop at a Time from Joan's book Cross Stitch Sentiments and Sayings. I had found this hard cover bargain book on ebay and had bought it for the Spirit of the Orient SAL. Lots of cute designs in there well worth the $3.69 I spent for a near perfect condition book.

4. Serenity Harbor Sampler, By The Bay Needlearts. This is an ongoing SAL.

5. Fleurs du Ciel SAL, Angie Designer
6. I finished Holiday Bear!
And decided to replace him with Joan Elliott's Rose Goddess. Stiched over one on 28 count hand dyed Polstitches Serenade linen.

7. Faces of Joan Elliott SAL
36 count linen
After. I know, it doesn't look much right now. Will try to get the bottom corner stitched by the next update.

8. Mill Hill Owls UFO, before

9. Margaret Sherry Friends, no progress this month
10. Mystic Garden 2013 HAED SAL.
I did manage some progress on this one!

Also working few other projects.
Lizzie Kate Merry Friends
Lesley Teare's ABC Flower Blocks SAL
 HAED Bubble Telescope

Mirabilia Silver Moon Tea
On wards and upwards! Time to start stitching my April smalls and get ready for the Hermit stitchers SAL next weekend.
Until then, thanks for stopping by.
Happy stitching!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Late YOTA post

Where did the first week of April go?????
Had a busy weekend. Easter flew up on me with supersonic speed. Saturday was spent cleaning the boxes, of cross stitch stuff I am listing on ebay, out of the dining room. And stuffing them into my craft room( room) so the house looked presentable for dinner.
I didn't stitch on Silver Moon Tea this month. I do have a face on Fun Guy Snowballs Stocking!
He had a gazillion confetti stitches in his eyes. I kept stitching a few, setting him down, and then going back to him until the eyes were done. Okay, I have to get used to him staring at me while stitching.... Christine suggested a blindfold over his eyes.
Now to get to my SAL's. Oh wow, am I behind this month.
Happy stitching!