Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cherry Blossom

Hello Friends!

My Mom has another finish, Nora Corbett's "Cherry Blossom" stitched on 32ct White Lugana.  Isn't she pretty?  I think this one is my favorite.

And a closer view, see all the pretty beads...........

I recently took a trip to my LNS which is about a 30 minute drive from my home and I found some fabric that I thought would work for September Sapphire Fairy.  

It looked great in the store but when I started stitching on it, it didn't take me long to realize I HATED it!  It's my first time with Cashel Linen and the thread count is all over the place and very difficult for me to see.  I'm so upset, it was expensive, I could have bought a piece of hand dyed Lugana for almost the same price but I wasn't sure what color to order.  

BTW, if anyone is interested in this 18x27 cut of 28ct Cashel Linen (Ice Blue) please let me know, I'd be willing to trade or sell it $15 US plus shipping.

I also bought the new Lizzie*Kate Tiny Tidings chart, can't wait to start these! 

I'll leave you with another picture of Ben, who's decided this whole blog thing is not so bad after all!

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Knitting Update

Hello Friends!

I thought I should post to let you all know that I am still knitting!  Even though the stitching bug came back full force, I still enjoy a few minutes each day with my knitting :)  I have found a routine that seems to be working for me that includes time each day for both crafts.

I got this lovely book for my Birthday and was issued a challenge to knit enough squares to create a lap blanket.  I have until the end of 2015 to complete it.  I have finished my first block, so only what.....20 or so more to go :)  

These are some of the other designs........

I'm not sure yet if I'm only stitching a few of them (and repeating) or all of them and make my blanket random.........

I bought some yellow yarn to compliment the purple and I might add a few more colors (blue, pink, cream) to make a colorful blanket.  I'm not sure yet because I can't really "see" my finish.  I do know that I really enjoy knitting with this yarn (Berocco Vintage), it has fast become a favorite!

Just to show I haven't abandoned my scarf WIP, here is my One Row Handspun Scarf by the Yarn Harlot...................

And the final prize I am donating to Gale's Breast Cancer fundraising is this lovely pink scarf, knitted by my Mum.  This is folded over so it's double this size.

And a close up of the cables..........

You can visit her sponsorship page to donate and to see all the wonderful prizes you can select from if one of your raffle tickets is chosen, go here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Catch Up Time...........

Hello Friends!

It's time for a catch up post!  This is going to be a picture heavy post.  First, I wanted to share the gifts I got for my Birthday............

From Lesleyanne

I was issued a challenge from a friend to knit up enough squares to make myself a lap blanket.  I have until the end of next year :)  I accept the challenge and will post more about it soon.  I'm also excited to try some of the recipes from the book too!  Tea and Cake are definitely 2 of my favorite things!

And finally, my Mom bought herself a new Samsung Note 10" tablet so she gifted me with her older Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 7" tablet, I have a feeling this will make posting on Instagram (hooked on stitches) a lot easier :)

I started 3 new projects this month, not sure what I will be using them for yet......

Lizzie*Kate "Ho Ho Ho in a Row"

Lizzie*Kate "Tiny Tidings IX-Chill Out"

Plum Pudding Needlearts "All the Trimmings"

My Mom has another Nora Corbett finish, Rose...........

I did a floss toss for Petal Fairy that includes most of the colors charted.......

At first I wasn't happy but the more I look at just the main colors in each section (dress, wings) the more I like it............

I had a couple of small ornament finishes, I pulled some possible finishing choices for them but I'm not sure what I am using them for yet ..............

Top:  LHN "Seven Pines Freebie"

Then I have added 2 new charts to my 123stitch "cart" but I haven't checked them out yet.  I am trying to be good :)

Last but certainly not least, my furbaby has decided to make a long overdue appearance on my blog .......

Ben is camera shy :)

I think that brings you up to date.  I haven't stitched on Bliss Fairy or Violet so have nothing new to share right now.  I'm still finishing up some Christmas gifts :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hello Friends

I participated in a group exchange last month and I can finally get to share it with you now.

The theme for the round was "Sayings" and this is what I sent.......

I stitched a Lizzie*Kate Design "Wear a Smile" and finished it as a hanging ornament.  I hope that my partner liked it as much as I enjoyed stitching/finishing it.

Loretta sent an exchange to me..............

It arrived at a perfect time, I really needed something to make me smile :)  She stitched a Lizzie*Kate design "Live, Laugh, Love" and finished it into a pillow. Then she sent extras that had to do with the theme "Live, Laugh, Love".  Everything was really lovely and very much appreciated!

I have a couple more ornament exchanges (Gaynor and HOS exchange) to stitch, a few Christmas gifts to knit and my yearly private exchange with my dear friend Lisa to keep me busy this month.  I also want to spend some time with Violet and Bliss Fairy too!

It's almost time for the Creativ Festival and I'm really excited because it's my very first visit to a craft show :)  I'll be sure to take lots of pics!

Thanks for stopping by today~

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Christmas Ornament Exchange Partners Assigned

A quick update.......all partner emails are now sent.  If you have signed up your name will appear in the sidebar and you should have an email with your partner information.  Please email to let me know that you have this information asap.  I want to make sure everyone got a name :)

I'd like to keep this a secret exchange so we won't reveal partner's until our exchanges start arriving.  The mailing date is set for November 24th, as we are mailing internationally this is to ensure that the ornaments have plenty of time to arrive before Christmas.

If you signed up and have not got a partner name, please email me asap!  If you have any questions please feel free to email at anytime.  I hope that everyone will have fun!  I'm super excited about starting my partner's ornament :)

A stitching update will follow in my next post......

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