Sunday, 29 December 2019

Last Post of 2019

And I have a page finish.  This makes 26 HaED page finishes this year, plus two Christmas stockings.  All in all not a bad year of stitching.

This is page 24;9& Wind Moon, started December 14 and finished December 29 for a total of 7520 stitches.

I’m going to put Wind Moon away for a while now but I promise she won’t be in hiding for a full year before I work on her again. I am hoping to work on her regularly this coming year.

I’m going to take a small break from HaED and work on another. Christmas stocking.  It’s for my sister and she has a great love of owls.

What an end to what has been a crazy, busy year.  We sold a house, we bought a house, we moved, we landscaped, we planted. I’m looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labour in 2020.

Thanks to all who visited my little room on this vast and endless internet.

I will see you all in 2020.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Advent Calendar

This is a non stitching post, but I wanted to share the advent calendar that I made for my scotch loving husband.

It helped that we had guests from Scotland this past summer and they were lovely enough to bring me 25 little sample bottles of scotch.
Then I was looking for inspiration as to how to make these into an advent calendar.  So I bought some little tubes and cut them down to size.  Then I made 25 little felt stocking that I bought as a kit from 123stitch.

Assembled them with The help of Kip.

And voila! 

To say it was a success is an understatement.
He’s a pretty happy husband.

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Wind Moon Row Finish

Page 22: 7440 stitches: September 26 - October 06. (19th HAED page finish)
Page 23: 7161 stitches: October 06 - October 18. (20th HAED page finish)
Page 24: 7068 stitches: October 18 - November 9 (21st HAED page finish)
Page 25: 7161 stitches: November 10 - November 20. (22nd HaED page finish)
Page 26: 7068 stitches:  November 20 - November 26. (23rd HAED page finish)
Page 27: 7161 stitches: November 27 - December 06. (24th HAED page finish)
Page 28: 5394 stitches: December 06 - December 14 (25 HaED page finish)
End of Row 4

I am now 50% done his project. 

I hope to get one more page done before the end of the year and the page count starts again. But I think 25 page finishes is pretty respectable. 

I’m spending the evening bobbinating 90 bobbins for a new project, which I will announce in the new year.

I hope to see you all one last time before Jan 1.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

QS Bubbles and A Few Other Things

Hello my kindreds, it’s been quite a while since my last post.

So what’s new in my stitching world?  Well I finished my 16th HaED page with 5689 stitches, my 17th HaED page with 5467 stitches and my 18th HaED page finish 2698 stitches, which means that QS Bubbles, stitched 2 over 1 on 20 count Lugana is done.

I just love this unhappy little fish.  He’s going to adorn my bathroom.

I also entered Generations into my local fair and guess what happened?

I also made a little bib for a new coworker who has gone off on maternity.  

I wish I’d had longer to make her something a little more fancy, but she did love it. Bibs always make a nice little baby gift.

And last but not least I finished the final stocking in a trio of stockings I made for my friend who so graciously hosted us when we were in England.

I tried to keep the theme the same as the stockings for her siblings, so I used the same snowball edging and polka dot tulle.  I hope they like the stocking. I will be mailing it on Monday.

So now you can see why it’s been so long since my last post, I’ve been stitching like mad. And now I’m finally back to my long neglected Wind Moon.  I plan on stitching her exclusively until the new year, but it might be a while since you see me again because becaus I will post an update on her once I have a row finish, which is 7 pages from now.  But I hope she is worth the wait.

Until then, happy stitching everyone.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

QS Bubble Row Finish


I know, I know, it’s been simply ages since I’ve last posted, but I have sold my house, bought a house and moved, so it’s been busy (read: hellish) for the past several weeks.

So first, QS Bubbles. 
13th HaED Page Finish was March 15 with 7840 stitches
14th HaED Page Finish was on June 5 with 7220 stitches
15th HaED Page Finish was on June 11 with 3620 stitches.

There are two other fish QS that I plan to stitch to hang in my en-suite. They will go perfect in there.

Speaking of en-suite, I can’t tell you how much I am in love with the new house. We sold and bought literally on the same weekend.  This house is so big and so pretty, I’m amazed that it was in our price point. 

I’ll just share a couple of photos with you. 
The kitchen

The door to the en-suite 

The tub in the en-suite ♥️♥️♥️

This amazing pantry which is the size if my first rental.
I can’t believe it’s really mine and I keep pinching myself.  But there is landscaping and curtains and lots to do, which will keep me busy. 

But I still manage to get a couple of hours of stitching in a night, 

Sunday, 7 April 2019

QS Bubbles, Page 2 and 3 are Complete.

This is Page 2 (7440 stitches) and page 3 (3626 stitches)This pages my 11th and 12th page finishes for this year.

This is such a fun little pattern.  It’s literally keeping me sane at this point in time.

On a personal note, the house is still for sale. We’ve had one of the slowest months in real estate in years.  I really thought this would be a quick process, but it drags on.  Fingers crossed that by my next update I will have a sale to report. Anybody want to buy my house?

Saturday, 16 March 2019

QS Bubbles Page 1 is complete,

This is my 10th HaED page finish of the year.  7840 stitches.
I can’t endorse Sulky Silver enough for gridding with.  It leaves no lines ince it’s pulled out, whichwas an issue for me when I used fishing line. I’m now obsessed with collecting every colour of Sulky Silver that I can find!

House is still for sale with no bites.  😞. Hopefully soon.   Hopefully.

Until then I will stitch the day away, with my helper.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Generations (mini) is complete

4 pages to this finish. One full page and 3 partials.  This is my 9th page finish of the year. (Partials included)

I had planned on getting back toWind Moon, but I currently have my house for sale and I packed it away, not anticipating I would complete Generations so quickly.  So I am going to start a little “quick stitch” to tie me over until after the move.  So my little interm project is going to  be...

QS Bubble by Linda Ravenscroft.  It’s 6 full pages and 3 partials.  Since I am currently participating in a Stitching Olympics where we are only allowed to have one project at a time, I will have to push this in front of Wind Moon.  But this should be fast and I should be back on to Wind Moon by early summer (I hope) and then she will have my full attention.  

I love this little Bubbles pattern. I also have the companion piece, with little sea horses and I hope to hang them in my main bathroom when I’m done. 

Well that’s all the news I have.  I will have to get to a desktop to add the new project to my list on the side, as I can’t seem to do it from an iPad.

Hopefully see you all soon with my first page finish of Bubbles. 

Saturday, 16 February 2019

2 More Pages Finished

Pages 4 (7938 stitches) and page 5 (1274 stitches) are complete.  Row 1 is now complete.  Just one more full page and three more partials and this baby is done, done, done.

It’s been snowing heavily here, which means that I’ve spent a lot of time stitching. I’m already well into the next pages and I hope to have a project finish in about 3 weeks.  It’s  an ambitious prediction, but I’m up for a good challenge.

There is t really much else to report on, so enjoy the pictures and I hope to see you in 3 weeks.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Generations Pages 8 and 13 are Ccomplete

This is my 3rd page (7315 stitches) and 4th page (1925 partial page) finish of the year.
I only have 2 more full pages and 3 partials and this project is done.  I started it as March so hopefully I will complete it around her anniversary.  The line you see on the piece is from the q snap. This will disappear long before framing. .

It’s been a real struggle to find time to stitch because we are putting the house on the market and moving to a smaller town about1/2 hour away.  I can’t believe what an incredible amount of work it is to get the house ready for market, not to mention time consuming.

And to add pressure I joined a group SAL with mini challenges, like a 90 day stitch every day challenge. So far I’ve managed to stitch daily, but it has been a challenge.

I’m looking forward to having this done and framed and I’m very much looking forward to getting back to Wind Moon.

73% done this project is like music to my ears!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Generations, Page 8

First finish of 2019!  Generations, page 8. I am now 59% complete.  The next page will finish that adorable little rascal foal.
This is my first attempt at updating my blog from my iPad. So far so good.  Updating blogspot from a tablet used to be so arduous, but the last time I tried was a few years ago.  It appears some changes have taken effect since my last efforts.

Last year I finished the year with 20 page finishes, plus 2 stockings.  Not bad at all.

I’ve joined a year long stitch-a-thon and I’m hoping it will help keep me focused on stitching, because a man by the name of Arthur Morgan sidelined my stitching for nearly all of December.

My plan is to finish Generations and then focus on Wind Moon for at least a row. Maybe even two rows, but honestly , that’s an awful lot of blue to focus on for so long.  With this challenge the onus is on to finish a project, so it’s a one project at a time challenge. You can, of course, work on more than one, but you only get credit for one.  Wish me luck!

Well, my kindreds, I wish you a Happy New Year.  May 2019 be filled with happiness, security, floss, fabric and patterns!