Saturday, January 25, 2014

Live, Love, Laugh

It's done...and I love it!  I am so glad that I won the opportunity to stitch this pattern as it made it's way around the world.  You still have until the end of the week to sign up to be a part of it...just go down to this post and leave your name in the comment section and on the 31st I'll pick the next leg of it's journey.

In the mean time let me show it off.  I tried the best that I could to show the sparkle in it, but as usual, nothing ever shows up on a picture as it does in real life.  It's stitched on Peppermint Twist Opalescence by Silkweaver...I think it was from their holiday collection fabrics.  I think it went perfectly with this piece.

That being done I have put in a few of the first stitches to Mirabilia's - Elizabeth.  I don't think that I am going to be getting very much done on it though tonight because hubby and I are having a date night tonight :)  and tomorrow is Humboldt we'll see how far I can get.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello Monday!

Monday's are normally not my favorite day of the week, but for some reason I woke up in an incredible mood today!  So it was a good day.

Didn't get much stitching time over the weekend, but I did manage to do a little.  I started the traveling chart on Friday and did quite a bit.  I am in love with this fabric.  It's Peppermint twist, it's got sparkles in it...and it's sooooo glittery...I wish the picture would reflect that.  I'll play around with the camera settings when it's finished so that you can see it more clearly.  Last year I bought the Lizzie Kate Christmas charts that she did as a set, and I think that I'm going to stitch them on this fabric.  They'll be so pretty on the tree with the light catching all the sparkle.  So that decision is made :)

We went to a bridal shower yesterday, so I really didn't get to stitch very much, a little over an hour, so my progress on Humboldt Coast isn't even worth showing but I will anyway.  :)

Just a reminder if you want a chance to stitch this Lizzie Kate traveling chart, you can sign up in my last post to add your name.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Travelling Pattern has arrived!

Back before Christmas I had won the chance to stitch a travelling pattern by Lizzie Kate from Sharon (blogger Shebafudge) that was started my Mii Stitch.  It came all the way to Canada from the UK, and we were starting to stress that it would never get here, but alas...yesterday if finally arrived!  YEAH!!!!!  So I am going to work on it this weekend, and hopefully send it on it's way again soon.  Also though in this package Sharon was kind enough to send me some LOVELY fabric that will be put to great use!  And two floss by Kates Kloths that I have never seen before but they are gorgeous variegated colours.  I can hardly wait to use them!  Thank you Sharon!!!

So what I will do then is start the process.  If you are interested in receiving and participating in this travelling pattern's journey.  Leave me a message on this post and in two weeks time (January 31st)  I will pick the next leg of it's travels! Be sure you leave me your email address as well, if I can't email you from your blog link. Now before you join keep in mind that you must be able to fit it into your rotation (if you have one) and that you will be able to stitch it and send it on it's way in two weeks time.

I'm off to pull floss and fabbie!  WOO HOO!  Arrived just in time for Hermit Weekend!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Overdue Update

Well, here I am!  It's 2014!  Happy New Year everyone!  How is your year going so far?  Mine is fantastic!!!!  I can't even tell you why, it's just a feeling I have surrounding me!  It's going to be a great year!

Lots of little finishes to share with you.

The first two are actually not even really cross stitch patterns.  They are actually knitting patterns!  Who knew!!  I found these on Pinterest...and when I actually looked at the sites they were for mittens etc.  Well I decided that I would stitch them....and aren't they going to be adorable ornaments  :)
The deer is from Fabulous Fair Isle's Pinterest board...not sure where the original came from.  But that's what I worked off of.  I'm calling this Knitting Deer.
 This was another Pinterest find...Called Bird Thumb...which I am guess is to be knitted on the thumb of a mitten.  It can be found here.
 I love this little pinecone ornament.  Kati had stitched this either last year or the year before and I fell in love with it then.  Finally this year I actually got around to stitching it.  It will look great on the tree next year (oops...this year).  This freebie can be found here
 Another ornament that Kati has stitched that I just had to stitch is this little cardinal.  Isn't it pretty?  It's called Peace Cardical, but I didn't stitch the work peace on it.  It stands alone quite nicely without the word.
The freebie chart for this one can be found here.
 And the last of the freebies that I stitched this season (actually truth be told these were all stitched after Christmas...I was on a small's roll...I have hundreds of pretty little freebies and I just loved working on them.  They are quick and satisfying stitching.  But back to Stocking Reindeer.  A Daffycat original.  I have all her reindeer stitched up just waiting for the 2014 addition now :)  You can email her thru her blog if you are interested in getting this one or any of her other reindeer or freebies.
 And last but certainly not Sunday SAL with Kati.  Silver Linings Humboldt Coast is coming along nicely.  The picture really doesn't do it justice at all.  It's coming along quite nicely.  With a couple of breask due to summer and Christmas, we have been stitching on this project every Sunday for a year now!  Wow!!

So tonight I am going to start a new project.  Mirabilia's Elizabeth! I'm so excited!  I haven't stitched  a Mira in a while now, so I'm glad to be doing one now.  I'll be posting updates as I go along :)