Monday, September 26, 2016

Last September Post

Last post for this month and it is going to have very little stitching news. I am the only one running our shop. My hubby is out on a job so I have to deal with all of our issues and customers and anything else that comes up. Long story short, I am busy and little time for stitching. And to add to that we had planned to get a new puppy. I went and got him on Sunday. He is so stinking cute. IU love puppies they are so awkward and hilarious. He is a red Boston Terrier and will be little brother to our 4 year old. Meet Mr Wiggles.

So you can see that my hands are ful of new puppy, old puppy and work. But I have had some time to work on stitching I finished Disney's Beauty and the Beast, found time to work on Death by Cross Stitch.

The heat these last few days has been so extreme that doing anything crafty were I have added fabric to my lap is not a very attractive situation. I sure hope it wil cool off very soon. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2016 September Wipocalypse The Harvest moon!

I am a couple days late posting but I got this great picture of the moon on Friday. It was a beautiful Harvest moon. But the heat that it has brought is not very welcome........ :-(

 Tell us a story about the journey you took through one of your completed pieces.

I have not stitched much for myself but I love to make gifts for others. One day I asked my husband which one of the projects I had made he liked best. I had assumed he would say the seat cover I made for his 2007 Ford Mustang, surprisingly that is not his favorite. I did this one for him as a birthday gift at least 15 years ago. His nickname is Sparrow and with in our friends and business I would say more people know him by that name then by his given names. I had a chart of the one sparrow stitched it up then put it in my PC Stitch program and flipped the chart changed the colors for a female and then added the heart, ribbon and words. So it was a quick not to difficult stitch but it seems it means alot to my other half . <3
My updates since my last post are for Harvest Ala Round by Glendon Place, a new start which is a card for my middle sister's birthday and the wreath on my HAED it was confetti hell. Of the 92 colors in the pattern I used 78 of them in this small section.....I am so happy to be past that. It looks awesome but it was so difficult with all of the colors changes. in one 10X10 square there were 56 colors and although I was told that is not that much by 1 stitcher I think it is crazy.

After finishing the Halloween Night that I talked about in my last post I am starting  this sweet project. Still as part of the HALLOWEEN SAL on one of my Facebook groups .  And I was a bit naughty and bought some new patterns from 123 They were having a Halloween sale and I love these patterns by Whispered by the Wind.

Hope you all have a wonderful month and hope to see you all back soon. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

2 Finishes and Other progress

Since my last post I have 2 finishes. I completed Minerva by Nora Corbett I made changes to the colors of her dress, the tree and the moon. I used DMC floss the dress 501, 500, 986, 699, 701, 988. The moon is changed to Caron Lemon n Lime, the Tree is DMC 4130 , leaves are DMC 4126, the beads are replaced with Rainbow Blending thread 26, 204 and 308.  I did use some beads green 2020 Mill Hill seed beads and orange 10031 Magnifica Mill Hill seed beads. Owls eyes are DMC E990
My second finish is Halloween Night by Passione Ricamo  the pattern is an old one that has now been retired. I am using DMC 310 on 16 count Hand-dye Aida from Silkweaver "Halloween Treat". 
The W was not complete on the pattern so I had to do some modifying but you can not tell much of a difference from the original. I finished it as a quilted table topper and it will be on my coffee table for this years Halloween decorations.

Updating my other projects

HAED Christmas Cottage, Beauty & Beast, and Death by Cross Stitch