SAL update.

It’s time for the April SAL update.!!!

I haven’t had much time to stitch as things have been busy with work and at home. But I did make progress on this piece.

I have finally made it to adding in some colours that aren’t so muted. It’s hard to believe that there are so many light colours that can make up white when it comes to these types of charts.

It’s never just a simple block of colour with this chart, it is mostly confetti stitching but I’m loving the end result as it’s coming together.

Here is where I am as of last night. (I may have taken a break at work to throw in a few more stitches). Shhhh…. don’t tell anyone😝


I’m on page 3 of 18.!!!! Happy dance!!!! Sadly page 6 which is the last page for the top row is mostly confetti stitching of the background browns.

My hope is that I will be still be as excited to get to the next row that I can just push myself through the annoying page because I know the next row of pages is where the picture is really going to start to come together.
I take a picture each time I finish stitching for the day so I will include a few of those below.

The official finish of page 2.



How do you guys track your progress?

Or do you not track it at all?

I’ve  heard of people using journals to track time, stitches, thread use. I personally prefer to just take a picture each time I finish.

What’s your thoughts on tracking your progress? Do you think this removes some of the creative aspect because you may worry more about the progress?
There are fantastic people in this SAL who everyone should go check out what they are currently working on right now.

Avis,ClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusanKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendyMary MargaretTimothy

I’m going to sneak around and check out their updates. Happy stitching everyone!!!

Quick update… 

Still working on the beastly WIP “Christmas magic”. Happy to say that it is progressing really well so far but saving pictures for the SAL update!!! 

And have started getting everything together for the new piece I’m planning on starting sometime soon.


It is massive and I’m in love with it. Can’t wait to start it…

It’s charted by Heaven and Earth Designs and the artwork is by Anne Stokes. 

SAL Intro!!!!

Ok so I’m a little excited about this SAL. I have been looking for one for a while that interested me but I’m not usually interested in stitching the design they choose, and it’s not as captivating when everyone is stitching the same thing so this one is fantastic!!!!

The piece I have chosen to join in with is “Christmas Magic” from Artecy. I couldn’t resist stitching this design the minute I saw it.

Here’s the progress so far:


Almost half way through page 2 and I can’t wait to start the next set of pages to see the design start to come to life. The complete pattern is 18 pages so I still have quite a way to go.

Feel free to scroll through the rest of the posts below to see the beginning of this WIP. It was started in 2015 and put away for quite a while So I’m happy to be working on it again.

A bit about me. You can find some more in-depth info in the profile section for the blog… in a nutshell I have many different crafts that I work on and seem to rotate through depending on my mood and the time of year. Everything from sewing, painting, drawing, etc.. but one of the constant things that I keep coming back to is cross stitch. My grandmother, mother, and sisters are all stitchers as well. ( so you better make sure the back of your work is tidy because the first thing they will do is turn it over to have a look) 😜.

I have spent the last 5.5 years working with embroidery machines for a promotional company. Recently I decided it was time for a change and I am currently working for a hotel. This also gives me more time to stitch because I can take it to work with me😁.

If there’s anything else you would like to know please feel free to ask. If you have any questions that I possibly might be able to answer please don’t be shy I will do my best to help.

A quick shout out to Avis over at sewingbesidethesea for being so welcoming.
I’ve had a look at what other people are working on and they are amazing stitchers with amazing work to show so go check them out.

 

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusanKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendy, Mary Margaret, Timothy

 

New year. Second start

So I haven’t posted since 2015. There also hasn’t been much progress on “Christmas magic” either. Between life and other obligations I’ve had very little time for stitching and I have to say it has been missed. So on that note here we go again.

Christmas magic… take two… I have officially made it to the second page and my reservations about the colours and how well the patterns were converted have been totally washed away. I’m excited to get to some of the brighter reds and other colours so here we go!!!

One day…

One day… I will have time to get back at my Christmas magic cross stitch. There hasn’t been any progress made on it in the last little while.

I have had some family stuff to deal with although all positive in the end.

Now I am on to the yearly struggle of finishing Halloween costumes for my nephews by the time the day rolls around. Wish me luck!!! Lol

Well back to stick my face in my sewing again… Maybe a piece of cheesecake first will motivate me 😜

Happy stitching everyone!!!

Long time between posts…

It has been a while since my last post. Things have been very busy at work and I was working on some other projects other than my cross stitch. Last weekend was dedicated to making two new pairs of pants that I ended up getting a little carried away with. They started out as pajama pants to wear around the house and ended up being turned into just new comfy pants I can wear while hooping ( that’s my little secret) hahaha I love my hula hoops. So anyways here’s a picture. Just have to add a few pockets and they are finished. But of course me being who I am I need to take the time to stitch the crap out of the pockets first.

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One pair in black. The other in white. I will post some better pictures when they are actually completely finished.

And just because I happen to work in an embroidery business…

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Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Never enough time…

So, I decided that I was going to take the day off from work yesterday and spend it doing things that I wanted to do. Sort of an early birthday present to myself… Long weekend spent crafting…

Friday night was spent tidying the house so it was done and I didn’t have to worry about it. Then the rest of the weekend is mine to do what I want… Or so I thought…

Wait… I forgot to clean the ferrets cage. Ok 2 hours later that’s done… Now to sit and work on some projects… WHAT!!! REALLY!!! IM OUT OF IRON ON INTERFACING!!! GIVE ME A BREAK ALREADY!!! Off to the store I go… Another hour gone because I can’t just run in and pick up one thing of course. Have to check the entire craft section because, ya know, I haven’t been there in a couple days and they might have something I haven’t seen yet…

Back home, I sit down, set up what I’m working on for what’s left of the day. (See previous post of snowflake ornaments :)) and then the little fuzzbutts decide they want to get up and play…. Ughhhh!!!! No arts and craft can be completed easily while they are awake plus I can never say no to playtime with them because they are just too cute.

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Fast forward… They go back to bed, I sit down again. Open up the container of beads and start working. One, two, three, ornament done. Wow it’s going really well… I need to get something to eat. I ru. Out to the kitchen and make a sandwich, eager to get back to the creative process… Sit down, and… The pocket on my shorts catch the edge of my bead container… Seed beads… Everywhere… Now normally I would just grab the vacuum in a fit of frustration and suck them into oblivion. However, I still had three ornaments to finish and no back up beads. So I spend the next hour picking beads out of the carpet…
I did however get them almost completed but it seemed like a struggle through the whole process.

Move on to Monday, my glorious day off to do whatever I want… I had decided that it was going to be the last day on the first page of my cross stitch because I’m excited to no e on to something other than the background…

Oh crap!!! I forgot I need to renew my license this week (thank you mom and dad for reminding me). So, off to the DMV I go. I think to myself, it’s early, it’s Monday morning, I can make it there just in time for it to open, have it done in a short amount of time, and back home to stitch for the rest of the day… Haha haha… I’m such a fool… There must have been close to 150 people sitting there with their numbered tickets waiting to do whatever they are there for that’s interrupting my crafting time!!!

On a side note it has been unually hot and muggy here for a couple weeks.

THANK YOU TO THE ARCHITECT THAT DESIGNED THIS GOD FORSAKEN BUILDING WITH A GLASS ROOF. essentially turning it into a greenhouse filled with hot, sweaty, annoyed people… I waited outside for the most part…

I make it back home three hours later… Ok grab some lunch, sit down and stitch… Oh Jasper!!! Why do you want to play right now!!! Ok, play time with the ferts it is…

They saunter back to bed. I start stitching… The phone rings… Ughhhh…

So to make an incredibly long post a bit shorter, I took a nap because I was very frustrated with not being able to get nearly as much done as I wanted for pretty much the entire weekend. Got up two hours later, and stitched till midnight. Off to bed I go for work in the morning comes early.

Maybe tomorrow I will finish that first page…

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