HAED update, TUSAL, final framed finish

Long time no post. Sorry about that. You know how life gets in the way. I have been stitching a fair amount, and have a page finish on my Haed. Dragonflies whisper. It is also my yearly goal. Though it is only August so I hope to get a bit more done before years end. This is the first year I hit my HAED goal. I attribute it to finally finding the combination that works for me.  22ct, 2×1, tent stitch.  I just wish I had experimented more earlier on and not let what others used and said about tent stitching influence me.

I also included a photo of what it will look like someday, since this still isn’t much to look at.

HAED-Dragonflies whisper

Springtime serenade-CCN

I can’t believe I didn’t share this before but apparently I shared it everywhere but here.  My final recently framed piece. Would you believe I found the frame at goodwill?  It couldn’t fit better if I had bought it specifically for this piece. I can’t wait til it is spring so I can hang it.


WIPocalypse 2012- Final

Although I didn’t get everything done I had on my list I am pleased with what I did get done.   Here is what I was able to get done. 
Hop Squared- Lizzy Kate-Mystery Yellow fabric

Shades Of Autumn- From Nancy’s Needle

Springtime Serenade-Country Cottage Needlework

Coffee Crazy- Lizzy Kate

Joy Love Peace- Country Cottage Needleworks

Crabby All Year Long- January- Raise The Roof

Also on my list but not finished yet-

Fire Goddess-Joan Elliott

Dragonflies Whisper-HAED

A Trio Of Angels- Harmony-Cross Stitcher August 08
Japanese Garden- Chatelaine-

I definitely will be joining next year.



WIPocalypse #9

It’s been way to long since I updated.  I haven’t stitched anything until the last few weeks.  My reason?? I have a job. It’s nothing special- just deli counter at a local grocery. But it’s the first job i’ve had (not counting being a mom) in oh geez- a very long time.  So it’s a big deal to me.   So my time needless to say just hasn’t been there.   It took me awhile to get everything juggled- work, my son- Troy (who is 2 1/2 now) and laundry, cleaning- you all know what I mean.

So i’ve had a finish actually-  Springtime serenade. I am so pleased with how it looks. It’s quite nice I think.  I broke my sewing machine back in february making a nook cover- so i’ve a pile of stitching pieces to finish. I can do the ones I am going to frame I suppose.   Unfortunately it is now well Autumn, so no hurry on this piece.  So here it is. 

Springtime Serenade- CCN- 28 ct, hand dyed evenweave 2×1.

I will be putting this chart up for sale should anyone be interested in it.

In other stitching news- I pulled out my halloween piece from last year.  It’s one of the charts from last years halloween special JCS collection.   I am nearly done- this week should see it finished.  

WIPocalypse 3

Well it’s that time again.  I haven’t much of an update really.  I have a good reason though I promise.  I got a part time job.  Between that and Troy, well life is busy.  I am stitching about 2-3 days a week.  Depending on how many off days I have.

Anyways.  Here is what I worked on this past month-

Still plugging away at the border on Japanese Garden- I’m burnt out on it. But I’ve not much more to go now….

I got a good bit done on Springtime Serenade.  When I last left off- there was only one Tree mostly done.   I am really enjoying this one.

 Fire Goddess. I also am loving this piece. I just love the colors in this.  I have a few gift certificates to spend for 123 stitch. I am going to use them to get the Kreinik and the beads for this piece.  Can’t wait to add the Kreinik to what is already stitched.