Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hello World

I did not realize it has been a whole 11 days since I last posted. I may have been absent from the online world but I have not stopped crafting. I finished the base stitching on the top of the Oriental Butterfly.

The next step is to complete the bottom portion before I start the back stitching. This looks wonderful as is but will pop even more with the back stitching.

I lost my stitching mojo for a little bit but could not keep my hands still so I continued working on a couple of crochet blankets. I ran out of the green/white yarn so I will have to pick some more up later.

The more I look at the green blanket the more I do not like that white strip. I may end up taking it out. We will see. I finally felt like stitching again but not something complicated. So I started working on this cute little free pattern from Stitching the Night Away. I used the blue/brown floss I won a couple of months ago from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I just love this color combination.
I plan on finishing this on a little keepsake box (my first attempt). My daughter has already claimed it. WOCS received a snowflake pattern from Brooke's Books Publishing designed just for them. We are putting a quilt together using this pattern. We are using white fabric and everyone is using white for the snowflake. I have never been so thankful for my Otte Light as I am now while working on this project. I have to admit...I am having a wonderful time stitching this one.

I finally finished all my Christmas shopping and set up our simple tree. The Ex said he was going to purchase a much desired item for our baby but then backed out at the last minute (and wanted to get her clothes instead). So I had to do a quick run to find this item. Now all presents have been wrapped and put around the tree.
I took the picture before we put the presents near the tree. A friend of mine had some extra snowman ribbon and made me this wonderful bow. The perfect tree topper!!!

Now I am off to catch up on some of my friends in the online world.

Ta Ta,

Friday, December 7, 2012


I just found this wonderful giveaway where you get a chart just for entering and if you win you get 3 charts from her site. Go here to enter.

No XX's entered lately but I have worked on one of the crochet blankets while avoiding the housework. This weekend I will need to make up for it since I plan on having a moving sale next week. That is the goal anyway.

Ta Ta for now,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blog Hop # 13

Hello all,

I have been working even more on the Oriental Butterfly but have not taken any pictures yet. I did need to do a satin stitch. Not as hard as I thought it would be. Maybe more will be in my future?

It is that time again. Another blog hop hosted by Stitching the Night Away. This prompt is...

The blogging prompt for hop #13 is:

The holidays are right around the corner and gift exchanges are happening everywhere you look. If an amazingly magical Stitchmas Santa were to fly overhead and bring you one stitching wish, what would it be?
I have been thinking about this one for a couple of days and right now I am feeling pretty selfish. I would wish for fabric. Hand dyed, sparkly, all counts would be welcome. My tastes in projects are slowly quickly changing with all the exposure to the different types of projects available out there. Most of it requires fabrics that are not easy to go out and pick up and of course are more expensive than I can afford right now. Oh well...in time all things are possible, even building my stash of fabrics.

Visit all the blogs in this round of the Stitching the Night Away Stitching Blogger Blog Hop:
Find the instructions on how to participate in this round by clicking here.

Ta Ta for now,