Weekly update and exchange oh and a finish

I stitched on a halloween small last week.  I know, I know it was supposed to be a Mistress week, but halloween is coming, so……………….

This is from the Halloween book from JCS.   It’s Knock Knock by blackberry Lane Designs.

I stitched this on some unknown piece of fabric that I dyed myself.  It was to be stitched over one on 40 ct. But I am stitching over 2 on whatever that is, i’m guessing 28ct.  

I got an exchange in the mail Saturday, a chart exchange.   I just love what I got, both charts I love and have wanted for awhile.

I can’t seem to get the photo to turn, sorry everyone. You’ll have to turn your head or your computer.

So next week I am stitching on JG again.  I hope will get this corner ornament finished!

Few weeks back I finished a pirate monkey from this years JCS halloween ornament issue. Last week I finished it.  I made it into a cube.  My first ever, it doesn’t look too bad, though I will do a few things different next time.

Sierra

facebook- no wait this isn’t a complaint

Seriously it isn’t. I only use facebook from my phone. I have hated the computer version for awhile. So confusing.  I don’t download updates automatically for it on my phone, so nothing has changed.

This means, I have no idea what people are talking about, and i’m okay with that.

Japanese Garden

I worked JG this week. Not as much as I would have hoped though. I just had a long week. Tired, napped one day instead. Then today we ended up with coney at the vet. She ripped a nail totally out.  What a mess.   The vet wanted to knock her out to check it which would have been 365$. But since they put her on antibiotics anyways, we decided to not go that route. We just had them clean it, and bandage it $75.  She is okay. Worked off the bandage which is to stay on til tomorrow. So we put one of Troy’s old socks on it intead. That seems to be working better.  Needless to say no stitching today.

I am officially tired of the corner ornaments, though the specialty stitches are quite fun.   I have started the third one, though the picture doesn’t reflect that, I have the lanterns and the underneath part done.  

Next week I am stitching on either Mistress or a halloween ornament. I am leaning towards the ornament, though I will decide for sure tomorrow.  

Sierra

Two finishes

I’m back. I’ve been back for a week actually, but since I didn’t stitch at all while away, I didn’t have anything to post.  I won’t bother with the trip, it was as terrible as going back to a city of great pain is, and cleaning out your beloved grandparents house can be.    Anyone truly curious can read more at my other blog.

Now onto the real reason you read- stitching.  Okay it’s not Japanese Garden which is the real reason you read this, but hey it is stitching, and there are pictures so………….

I have two finishes that’s right two. The first I am counting though it is only sort of a finish-   Mary’s RR for the krafterskorner rr2011.  I really had a great time stitching this up and it stitched up really quick.   Normally I don’t stitch christmas trees (long story I’ll spare you)  but I decided to go ahead and stitch the tree, it was fun. I enjoyed it.

I believe this is from a UK magazine, though I can’t recall which one.

I started strawberry house……… then got decided part through the week to start a halloween ornament (quickly becoming my favorite holiday to stitch). I managed to start it and finish it.   I am hoping to get to finish it later this week, or the weekend. I know how I am going to finish it, but have to go get some stuff first.

Pirate Sock Monkey-Raise the roof Designs
JCS Halloween 2011 issue
18 ct pink aida
no floss changes.

I normally don’t use aida, but I had a piece the perfect size and color, and soooo…….. It was actually an enjoyable stitch.  I still don’t like aida for bigger pieces, but for ornaments I would use it again.  Those of you who have been long time readers may remember I did the christmas sock monkey last christmas from JCS ornament issue.  Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE sock monkeys??? I have two.

In other news- I was at the LNS shopping for an exchange partner when I came across—- LK’s new 6 fat men.  I picked up 2 charts, and of course the halloween JCS book. I already have 2 picked out to stitch. This week is JG but next week I will stitch on them.  I hope to have them both done before halloween, since they are small that shouldn’t be an issue. 

I do have a photo of my stash trip but since it included the charts that are for the exchange— I can’t show it.

Up this week—-   JG. I am getting so close. Time to order the bead pack. I have priced it and ordering the bead kit is cheaper.  I have the specialty stitches on the 3 o’clock corner ornament to do, then onto the next one I go.   

Sierra