Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I've been busy!

Hello Friends!

I've decided to come back to blogging a little bit earlier than I had expected because I have a ton of cute new finishes to share with you :)  All finishes are now available on My Etsy store! 





Lizzie Kate "A Little Boo"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Sewing Box Finish
**Sold**




Lizzie Kate "Tiny Tidings Chill Out"
32ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament Finish



Lizzie Kate "Tiny Tidings XIX"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament finish



Lizzie Kate "Tiny Tidings XIX"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament finish
**Sold**




Prairie Schooler "Song of the Season"
32ct Ivory Lugana
DMC threads
Sewing Box Finish
**Sold**


Prairie Schooler "A Christmas Visit"
32ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament Finish



Little House Needleworks "Peppermint Twist"
32ct Mushroom Lugana, DMC
Ornament Finish



LHN "Bringing Home the Tree"
32ct Mushroom Lugana, DMC
Ornament Finish
**Sold**



Plum Pudding Needleart "Candy Cane Wishes"
32ct. Mushroom Lugana, DMC
Ornament Finish

 Thanks for stopping by today~

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Three Little Words............

Hello Friends!

I'm really pleased with the finishing on my latest Sewing Box and I am at work on a new tutorial which I hope to have posted within a few days.







Lizzie*Kate "Three Little Words" Freebie
28ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC as charted

Thanks for stopping by today~

Thursday, June 25, 2015

James Horner (1953-2015)

Hello Friends

Please be warned this post has nothing to do with stitching and even though I am not sure what to write but I have to try to do this.


James Horner tragically died in a single engine plane crash this past Monday, he was the sole occupant.  I have spent the past few days in a state of shock, I did not know him, never met him, never even been to any events but I felt like I knew him.  To put it simply, I loved his music.  I'm a huge fan of film music in general!

It all started 33 years ago when as a young girl I watched Star Trek 2:  The Wrath of Khan and was mesmerized by the music.  I didn't realize it at the time but that was James Horner's big breakthrough into the film music world.  Now it was John Williams that first introduced me to this musical genre through Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back but it was when I saw Star Trek 2 that I fell madly in love with film music.  I have followed James' career over the past 33 years, anxiously waiting for and devouring each new film score.  I've watched every interview, loved his recent classical compositions, and prayed that one day I would get the opportunity to cross the #2 thing off my Bucket List and see him conducting an Orchestra in person.  So many of his over 100 albums are among my all time favorites by any Composer.  From Legends of the Fall to Titanic to Braveheart to Aliens, this man captured my heart and he never let go.  Until now.

I knew this day would come.  I was dreading it but I didn't expect it to happen so soon.  I feel like I have lost a close "friend". He died way too young, way too tragically.  A part of me is so angry but he died doing something he really loved and I can't stay mad at that.

His music has brought me so much joy, comforted me when I was sad and got me through some really difficult times.  I simply cannot put into words how very much I will miss him, miss his music and miss the amazing emotional, heartfelt connection he had with films.  I will be a fan until the day I die :)  R.I.P. Maestro!

"There's No Goodbye (James)....Only Love"




Sunday, June 21, 2015

Final Stitch From Stash Update

Hello Friends!

I have decided not to sign up for the next round of the SFS challenge.  I think I have a pretty good handle on my stash spending and just don't feel the need to continue.  Since this was my "final" month and I had a fairly large budget to spend I did do a tiny bit of shopping ;)

Remember all those designs I showed you last month that were on my wish list? Good, now forget them!  I have been purchasing stash through the Stash Unload group on Facebook instead and I am super excited to report I won a very important auction on eBay.

Month:  June 2015
Total to spend:  $136.00
Spent:  $ 108.00
Earned:  $ 0 (not tracking)
Total Budget Left:  $ 28.00

All prices were adjusted to Canadian Dollars.

So what did I buy?











It seemed to me to be "fate" that it was my turn to win the Toy Story kit because I was in the right place at the right time.  I watched the auction, figured out my highest bid and entered it in the final minute of the auction.  Then I just prayed my price was higher than anyone else was willing to spend on it.  My price was actually about 2.5 times the amount of the next bidder below me, so no-one really stood a chance. I wanted it and that was that!  LOL.

All these lovely designs should keep me out of trouble for at least the rest of the year (or realistically a few years) so my stash buying days are being put on hold for a bit.

That was until I saw this and had to pick my jaw up off the floor................

Mirabilia Designs "The Raven Queen"

She reminds me of an elegant cross between "Maleficent" and "The Evil Queen" and she is pretty much perfect.  I'll probably be stitching her without the background though.  I won't start her until Petal Fairy is done so I'm thinking in a few months.  I haven't been this excited about a new design in a very long time!

Thanks for joining me on my "shopping spree" this month!  I started off with the best of intentions but I kept coming across stash I have always wanted and/or was a great price.  The best part is when I am finished I can always re-sell them :)

Thanks for stopping by today~

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Petal Fairy Week 2

Hello Friends!

My last update, the frog made a visit to my home and caused me to make a very big mistake with Petal Fairy.  I managed to kick him to the curb and I've banned him from ever coming back. I spent over 2 hours fixing my mistake but I do hate it when something gets the better of me :)

Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie
32ct Lugana "Iris"
Date Started:  June 1, 2015

Now I can't put her down!  I am going to concentrate my time on her skirt first and then work my way up to her face/wings.

How often do you want me to update on my progress?  Once a month, twice a month, or weekly?  Let me know in the comments below :)

Thanks for stopping by today~