Stash, frogs, and HAED layaway

I just realized it has been a few weeks since I updated, sorry about that.

I have had a frustrating time stitch wise
I am working on a RR, the final rotation actually. It is a cute
Crow teapot that apparently thinks it is a frog or something. I have had to frog it twice now, the second time I had to take out about half of it. I was nearly finished when I realized the face was off. I had to put it down a few days which worked out ok with turkey day.

I have it nearly done again and soft so good. Tara, the owner said it is okay if I don’t back stitch it not sure yet what I will do. I will see when I am finished. That should be Thursday. Maybe tomorrow depending.

I have been hanging onto a few 123 stitch gift certificates. I finally spent them. The remaining living with charm Kizzy kate charts and the remaining 6 fat snowmen charts. Both are on my lists to do for next year so I need the charts. I got word they are on their way.

How many of you have used the HAED layaway??? I have. Lol. No wait I have a valid reason. My favorite artists old work is going to be retired and I had to have some of the charts. I narrowed it down from 30 charts……I did say favorite right???

So no pictures this week bummer right?



Feeling down tonight. I will do an update tomorrow


Strawberry House Finish

My weekly update is late this week. I have a good reason though I promise…. A Finish! 
Yup that’s right. I finished Strawberry House by LHN.  It took a bit over a week to finish it.  It was a fun, easy, quick stitch. 

It is stitched on coffee/tea dyed 28 ct. evenweave.  You can’t see the fabric very well which is a bummer because it is a nice color.  I stitched with the recommended colors, I didn’t use the buttons, I stitched it instead.   Not sure how I will finish it. I am thinking I will frame this one.  I will be putting this chart up for sale. Check my stash for sale page for more information.

I picked up the floss I need for the RR that came in the mail.  It is the last one, i can’t wait to get my piece in the mail.  I already know how I am going to finish it.   It is a cute teapot. Shouldn’t take too long to finish.  Then I will go back to Japanese Garden until I get some good progress on it. 


Round Robin

This is late I know.  Feels like I have been super busy, though I’m not sure I have been.

Last week I didn’t stitch much.  I did manage to get the next RR rotation done.   It is all ready to mail.  I’ll mail it out tomorrow.  I really like the pattern, I may have to see if I can find it. I do still have gift certificate money left on 123 stitch, maybe I will use it for that. It is Spooky Time by 4 my boys- I don’t know the fabric count as it isn’t my piece.  I did the bat and the witch.   I just don’t know. I may use it for a piece of fabby for my next years HAED start.  I’m doing that on 22 ct, which I can’t get big enough here. So I will have to order it somewhere and then hand dye it. 

In other stitching news…….. I picked up Strawberry House this week. I know I am so close to a part finish on Japanese Garden. That last corner ornament is so close, but I just needed to stitch something else.  I’m not sure I will finish Strawberry house this week, but it should be close.  I really like how it is stitching up so far. I chose a tea/coffee dyed piece of fabric I did, and i’m loving how it looks.

The final part of the Round robin came in the mail  yesterday. So next week I will stitch that up and get it sent home to its owner.  I can’t wait to see how my piece turned out. I already know how I will finish it as well. 

Cincinnati chili for dinner tonight. It is in the crockpot so I’ve not much to do other than fix the toppings and make the spaghetti.  YUM!