Friday, 15 February 2019

Friday's Stitching Ground πŸ›‹πŸ

This evening brought me to my craft room where I decided to finally start Gathering Honey. Which also meant I had to gather supplies! I already had the fabric and floss, and luckily had the magazine it's in. I had the magazine years ago, but for whatever reason got rid of it. I found it again at a book sale, for only $1.75, phew!


I have no idea what fabric it is, but I know it's 28 count.
Here I go...


Earlier today my stitching ground was the sofa where I finished this little guy.


So where are you stitching today?

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop❣

Happy Heart Day to You...
It's also time for Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop!

Check out Sweetheart Jo @ Serendipitous Stitching to hop around and see all kinds of stitching love. Will you be able to guess whose stitching belongs to whom?

This is the lovely heart I received, but I have no idea who made it. Was it you?!


“Love is, um, hearts and kisses. Oh, and hugs.” – Finn, Age 5
Hugs are my favourite, they are a wonderful thing to give and receive. They don't cost a thing and are beneficial to both huggers. I am blessed to have family and friends who love hugs as much as I do.
Have you got anyone to hug today? Go surprise someone!


I get to hug this "little" (no way is he 12!) guy today, we even get to have a special lunch date together since he has a half day at school.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Friday's Stitching Ground πŸ›‹πŸΊ

I wasn't able to stitch until this evening, while watching The Grand Tour with DH and Nathan.
I had help too, they were keeping me warm!

This is a quick one I found to make for my Mom's old roomie while she was in rehab. They will be going to a birthday party for her and I thought this would be a cute one for her.
Sometimes simple is just right.


And my drink of choice tonight? Just a little pick me up, no frogs allowed!


So where are you stitching? And maybe drinking?!

Thursday, 7 February 2019

The People Chose... ❤πŸ’•

Head over to Jo @ Serendipitous Stitching to see what I'm talking about.


Hearts for February, from the My Garden Journal SAL. 


I made this one for an exchange, but I wanted to keep it for myself! Maybe I should have, it was never acknowledged.


This is one Judy started, but I'm not sure she ever finished. I have the pattern, but have yet to start it.


This one hangs in the coffee/tea area. I do love my blueberry coffee in the morning!


The perfect Valentine/Easter card?


I do love Halloween!


This is one I gave as a gift (maybe the bus driver?) and ended up buying it back at the Church's white elephant sale one year.


Heart houses from last year, our team decorated the one on the right.


Maximus and Ming showing their heart.


Our heart quilt, beautiful purple colours.


Next month will be freebies, those are always nice to see!


I forgot about this Welsh Dragon I gave my Dad for his birthday in October.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Friday's Stitching Ground πŸ›‹❄

This Friday brings me to the "keeping room" where I'm enjoying the fire on this snowy day. And I've got my stitching buddies joining me!


I'm finally working on Sirena herself, I love those teal colours.


It's still snowing, although ever so lightly.


So where are you stitching?

Thursday, 31 January 2019

To Peacock or not⁉️

 The peacock was January and the border just came out for February.

Silly me, I thought at first it was just going to be just the peacock and the feathers were going to get bigger every month... and I wanted to stitch it!
But now I see it's more and I need to decide if I still want to stitch it or not.


This is the fabric I have, it's sort of a tan colour, but hard to tell in the photo. These are some of the threads I thought about using for the peacock.
I have no thoughts as to the border.

So now I'm not quite sure if I'm going to start, or maybe wait to see what March shows. OR, I could just stitch the peacock and be done!

Is anyone else doing this one?

Saturday, 26 January 2019

January Smalls SAL 🐱

I am actually joining in this year's Smalls SAL, now hosted by Mary at Mary's Thread. Not only am I trying to do some smalls, but totally finished ones too!

I had a head start with these three in the beginning of January, I was on a Mill Hill kick!
These and several others were given to me during the summer by Karen's Mother, dear Judy, who passed away suddenly in November. She knew I loved Halloween and gave me quite a stash of them. These will be treasured for sure.


This is one I've made before, but I wanted to make again for myself because I like it so much.


I hope I can get as many done next month, we'll see.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Friday's Stitching Ground πŸ›‹

Although not exactly my stitching ground this afternoon, it's prepping for stitching.
Here's the table in my craft room, let me show how you how I got here.


Yesterday I went to Joann's because I had a 40% off coupon, so I thought I would replace the 18 skeins of floss I can't find I'm out of. All the Christmas goodies were 75% off, an extra bonus. I also got the mats to use for my silk gauze. This lot cost $15.88, not too shabby.


Today I hit Michaels to use my $5.00 coupon and also 20% off including sale items. I didn't think they had the new DMC colours because they weren't with the others, but after browsing around, I found where they were hiding it! I thought about buying all of the new floss, but really didn't like all of the colours and it wasn't really a need, but a want.
This lot only cost me $1.72 and it showed the floss on sale for .11... awesome! I still have another $5 off, so maybe I'll have to go back tomorrow?!


And as I'm sitting here writing this, Sirena is next to me waiting to be stitched on later this evening.


Monday, 21 January 2019

That Moon! 🌚

A Super Blood Wolf Moon
10:26pm


10:52pm


11:15pm


11:39pm


11:39pm


11:41pm


12:14pm


12:42pm


Good thing my neighbours couldn't see me in my pjs, robe, and slippers! The first time I went out I made the mistake of not wearing gloves. When I finally came inside, I thought my fingers would never get warm again! Wearing gloves after that made all the difference. It was windy and bitterly cold and some of the pictures are blurry either from my hands shaking or the tripod moving around. I was going to stay until the very end, but my warm bed was calling me and I listened. 

Sunday, 20 January 2019

The People Chose... πŸ—“


Head over to Jo @ Serendipitous Stitching to see what I'm talking about.

Still not on time for posting, but here it is!

A couple of posts ago, I showed you my start of Sirena, but here she is when I was gathering and changing the colours. Not too many changes and I only need one colour I don't have.


Her hair, but I decided to change her skin and still need to pick it out.


This is my travel kit start since I finished the other ones. It's kind of hard to see the white.


And for now, this will be my last start for the month. I know somewhere I have a mat to tape the silk gauze to, I just have to find it!


And no surprise that next month will be very appropriately, hearts!

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Snow much fun! ❆ ☃

Last Sunday, four inches of snow turned into just under ten inches at our house... snow day for Nathan on Monday!
There was a wide range in our area, in one direction it was as high as 13", and then as low as 5" the other direction.


I love watching it snow, it makes everything look so pretty. The hibiscus must like it too because it started blooming.
This was my stitching view while in the front room.


No more ugly winter trees.


I guess the snow was a little heavy, or our snowman was snow drunk and passed out!


As it melted, it looks like we had snow snakes, or worms.


And finally, a finish for this little guy, Flurry, from the Mill Hill Snowbells.
I tried using Wisper for the pom-pom on the hat, but it didn't fluff up very much. I also added the little bell.


Although we're under a winter weather advisory today, it's more likely to be sleet and freezing rain than snow. Then winds and flash freezing on Sunday. Darn, I wanted more snow! But after last weekend, who knows what to expect. I'm sure it's changed already!

Friday, 18 January 2019

Friday's Stitching Ground πŸ›‹

Trying this out for the New Year, we'll see how long it goes. Will it be every Friday, or an occasional one? I guess it depends on what I'm working on and where.
Care to join in?

Friday's Stitching Ground


Friday's stitching - Sirena