Tuesday, 22 July 2014

'Waiting for Santa'

Yes, always I'm waiting for Santa! Lol. I stitch Christmas and Winter designs all year round, they make me smile!  So here's a cutie by Helga Mandl, which I did adjust slightly because it is to fit in the purchased cross stitch plastic cup.  This 'Waiting for Santa' design was fun and quite quick and easy to stitch with only full crosses and no back stitching! Done on the 14 ct Aida that came with the cup.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lets Sew

I completed this a little bit ago and showed it on facebook with CSRRM group, but not on here. This is Let's Sew by Ursula Michael.   It was fun to stitch and now, hopefully, a frame will be picked in not too long a time!!  :) Happy Stitching everyone!! :)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hi !

I know its been a long time since I've blogged, but here I am. :)   I had surgery and now healing and getting back to some stitching.  I'm doing a little some days.    I see you are all stitching away and its so wonderful to see all your talents!!  Happy Stitching everyone!!  :)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Santa Afghan part 4

Hi! I completed the Santa with sleigh section of the Santa Afghan this evening.  I did change the sign which read petrol  to read Gas.  Now on to the part, which I put the little pic in corner, of the world with presents floating under it.   And I was thinking too, although I have still a few more sections to do, how shall i back this cute afghan.   What ideas do you have my friends?  I was thinking maybe some fleece, or flannelette? hmmm  ?   Well, anytway, still cold here until Saturday, Chinook  winds bringing in a supposed 11c. That would be so lovely! Could open windows and let the winter dust blow out.  lol!( Tonight is -27c with the windchill!  brrrrr  )    Happy Stitching everyone!! :)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Santa Afghan coming along!

I have been stitching a little on Santa Afghan since my finger surgery and here's where I'm at right now.  Some background and the snow below the sleigh and Santa, and then on to backstitching!  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's and are happily stitching along! :)

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful lovely day!!  :)  XOXOXO

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Finished Little House Needleworks

Today I completed Little House Needleworks design - Sleigh Bells Ring.  I did use the DMC conversion on this but for the brown 433 I used 433, 434, and 435 blending them to make the variegated look.  It was fun and I like how it worked.  I'm going to finish it with some red plaid fabric and twine to hang, but not right away.  Busy Stitching WIPs! :)   Hope you are all having a great week!!  :)

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Going to call them January completions! LOL :)



 2013 Gingerbread Mouse completed!  :)
 I made this little apple pie, the same size as small element on stove top.  Delish!!
 Little House Needleworks - Sleigh Bells Ring   in progress!
 Completed my Turquoise/white quilt for single bed.  The binding was done yesterday!! :)
Completed Somebunny - Room for One More design.    So cute!

Ive been busy, but sure enjoying stitching as the weather is very cold outside!  I am continuing stitching on Santa Afghan as I also stitch on other WIPs.  Happy Stitching everyone!!!!  Hope you are staying warm or cool whereever you live in the world!!!!  :)

Sunday, 19 January 2014

ISHW stitching - January 2014 !


Here's the completion of Mill Hill "Home for the Holidays"  Lots of beading!!  And framed with a Mill Hill frame.  I did work some on the Santa Afghan as you can see, but still certainly more to do!!  Happy Stitching everyone!!  Thanks for the ISHWeekend!  Sure motivating!!  :)

Friday, 17 January 2014

January IHSW 2014 !!!

 Here's a couple of pics of my stitching objects for this first IHSW weekend of 2014!  The one is almost done, just beading and a couple of words to backstitch on Mill Hill - Home for the Holidays, and the other is the 4th design on Margaret Sherry Santa Afghan, which I started a few years ago, and plan to finish this year!!  lol  Wish me  luck!!  3 More designs on this afghan after this one is completed!!  Happy stitching everyone!! :)

Thursday, 9 January 2014

2014 Start!!!

This is my first stitch for 2014.  It's actually one I started in November, but didn't get anywhere near completing.   And since 2014 is a year of completing started projects it will be my first one finished, I Hope!!  :)   Its been just green, and more green, but as you can see the design makes the letters pop.  I have stitched it on linen though, rather than the paper that came with the kit.   Will find some other things to stitch with the extra Mill Hill paper I guess.   Happy Stitching everyone!!  I hope you fulfil all your stitchings ideas and dreams!!!  :)    PS:   Check out Zinio Canada for digital purchase of cross stitch magazines.  They have a few and I love the new Cute Cross Stitch magazine!!   :)

Friday, 27 December 2013

WOW, two months since last post!!! :)















LOL....  Little bit of stitched and crafted eye-candy for you to see.  Exchange received and exchange sent, ornaments finished for presents and boxes painted and finished with stitching.  So can say I have been a bit busy for a while!!  :)   Christmas was Merry and Bright and enjoyed the day for sure!!   Happy New Year to you all, and a very Happy Stitching Year as well!!  :)  

Friday, 1 November 2013

Snow, Stitch, Snow!!!

Well, all, the weather man is predicting snow for the weekend.  It will be a good weekend for me to clean up home a bit and then stitch for some time.   I now have my new fireplace in my living room, albeit an electric one, but I love the cozy feeling it gives and also heat if I need. Thanks to my best friend and to my son who helped me get it all set up!! The chair wont be in front of it soon, as all my furniture is moved around.  Later on, I shall be buying tall shelves for either side of the fireplace.  So many books right now and no place to put them.. :)  I visited with nephew, his wife and their son today along with my son and his girlfriend and it was a very lovely day.  It was a nice relaxed visit. Thanks for coming to visit!  Wish I could see you much more.
Well, I hope you all have a great stitchy weekend and stay warm and cozy too!!!  :)

Monday, 21 October 2013

Beautiful Autumn Day!!

Two blocks from my place is the beautiful Bow River.  I love living beside a park as it really allows me to live within the inner city, but still enjoy lots of nature.   We sometimes see coyotes, and a deer or two, many birds.  Love the hawks flying over!  They love to hunt the mice in the field. 

Well, I did stitch over the IHSW weekend and I got quite a bit done on the Lizzie Kate 'Snow House', and then completed the 'Merry Christmas' design from Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XVII. 





I received in the mail, on Friday, the Trimming the Tree Margaret Sherry Design that I bought from ebay.  It is pages from the Cross Stitcher Christmas 2007  mag, all the way from Ireland.  lol   I hope to work on that soon too, but I do have a couple of other MS designs that I'm right in the middle of, the Puppy Love and another one for an exchange.  Also calling me are HAED Candy Rush, and the Cross Stitcher Calendar designs.   I also completed a Somebunny design for the centre of a baby quilt, but cannot show you that until it is received. :)  Wish me luck!! I wish all of you Happy Stitching too.   'See' you later!!  :)

Friday, 18 October 2013

October IHSW !!

Well, it's here again!! A wonderful weekend full of stitching as much as I can do!! :) IHSW  I have a couple of things that I will be able to show you after the weekend that I worked on, but there are also a couple which I cannot show as they are gifts.    It is that time of year again that many hours are spent stitching for Christmas gifts and also some other crafting!   I love it!!    Happy Stitching to you all!!  :)