Thursday, February 22, 2018

Boo Club Update

Making progress!!  The major stitching is complete.  I'm working on finishing up the border and then there are small details to do.  Little buttons for eyes, stems on pumpkins, some confetti stitches here and there.  I would have been further along but had to do some adjusting in the lower section.  Had to remove a good portion of the lower border and move it over to correct my error.  It wasn't too bad to fix; could have been much worse.  Here's a few pictures of the progress.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Fun Project

I worked a little harder this past year trying to have enough ornaments and items in my Etsy shop for the 2017 Christmas season shoppers.  I'm not a big name painter and it has taken a while for people to stumble on my Etsy shop and painted goods.  I've had a good following for several years for the scissor fobs I make and sell but still working on building a following for painted items.  Said all of that to say this...I wanted to paint something for myself that was fun and enjoyable.  I was looking through my books and came to this one and really thought it was cute.  It actually made me chuckle.  In addition, it incorporated painting techniques that I had not used  or been taught before.  I decided to give it a try.  The worst that could happen would be to toss it in the trash can.  Here's the finished product.

I think these little guys are hilarious!

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Boo Club

I started Boo Club by Lizzie Kate a good while back.  I'm really close to finishing!  Only one more section after the one I'm working on.  Then I'll finish up the border and add some little details like buttons for eyes, etc.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle

I posted a photo of this piece when I finished it, but never posted one of it framed.  So, when I unearthed Christmas decorations, I knew I had better get it then.  For those that did not see the original post, this is a Lizzie Kate pattern and a fun stitch.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Update on Spell Bound by Glendon Place

Here's a short update on my progress of Spell Bound by Glendon Place.  Happy to have this section complete and move on to the next.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cross Stitch Update

I'm still plugging away at the reindeer.  I had to wait quite a while for one of the charts to come in and that delayed things somewhat.  The name of each reindeer will be below each one and there are more details to be added to the antlers along with the crystals that will be added last.  I really hope to have this one completed and framed in time for Christmas 2017.

I have several other projects going too.  When one piece becomes tiring or too stressing, I switch to another one for a time.  Cross stitching is supposed to be relaxing, right?  I recently started Spell Bound by Glendon Place.  The Happy Halloween in the corner has been a little difficult, but I'm almost finished with it.  The remainder will be easier.  I'm working on 32 count linen and my eyes start crossing and have to stop and let them rest.  Photo courtesy of

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Cross Stitch Time

I have accompanied my husband on a business trip this week. Spent yesterday stitching on my reindeer project.  Making slow but steady progress.