Friday, January 5, 2018

Autumn Leaves - Framed

I keep forgetting to post my framing of Autumn Leaves.
I haven't been able to get a better pic (lighting has been off due to stupid weather), so here is what I have for now

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The ort report - 2017 edition

On the morning of January 1st, I did what I have done for a few years now.... clear out the orts from the prior year to get ready for the current year.

Also for the past few years, I have made an ornament out of my orts.

This year I am going to partake in TUSAL again... I just hope I can keep up with it!
Here are my orts and ort ornament for 2017

Monday, January 1, 2018


A new year is here!

Wishing you all a very Prosperous New Year


Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Plans

Photo Credit
Can you believe we are in the final few days of 2017!
2017 has gone by incredibly fast... especially the past few months

January 1st start
On January 1st most years I do a new start with at least a few friends.  Some years there are more of us, and some years just a few.
This year I am starting Dragons of Sumatra from Ink Circles with at least 4 of them (I honestly can't
remember who all is starting)
Dragons of Sumatra - Ink Circles

I plan to stitch it on 32ct white with a Silks4U that I got custom dyed.
Hank of Silk from Silks4U

Year In Chalk
Something else I am doing is one of the Year in Chalk per month.  I had started January in the hopes that I can be a month ahead, get it stitched and finished to display in the month.  I think I have talked my good friend Becca to do this with me throughout the year.
I am doing these on 32ct  slate from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie with the called for chalk thread from Sampler Threads.  I will be using other over dyes for the highlight colours, but I am trying to pull from my stash where possible since they don't use a whole skein.
A Year in Chalk - Hands on Design

Another friend, Kathy,  has been "bugging" me about my Just Nan critters.  I have a TON of them, and they are just sitting in the packages waiting for some love.  I have only stitched 2 of them and neither are assembled.  I have decided to TRY and do a month as well.
Just Nan - Little Princess Snow

Death By Cross Stitch
Something else I have been DYING to start is Death by Cross Stitch from Long Dog Samplers.  Dani and I have decided once we both got our BAP's done we are starting.  I have finished my Leaves, and now Dani just has to finish her Big Red.  If you want to watch her poppy grow, check our her Instagram account.  I'm bbrown426 on Instagram by the way :)
Death By Cross Stitch - Long Dog Samplers
I plan to do mine on 32ct white lugana with DMC 154, which I was lucky enough to get entire cone of.
DMC - 154
I also have the following WIP's left over to carry into 2018
Cirque des Coeurs - Ink Circles
Canada Sampler - Stitchrovia
Tapestry - Ink Circles
Fairy Alighting - X's and O's
Coffee Quaker - Heartstring Samplery

What are your plans for 2018!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 Week 51&52 - the final update

This will be my final weekly update of 2017.
How crazy is that!!!

I got a bit more on Fairy Alighting done.

This week I also started Year in Chalk - January from Hands on Design.  I'm using Hand Dyed by Stephanie's Slate (32ct linen)

 And I finished January!
For the past few years, my friend Rebecca and I have done a new start (cause who can wait until January 1st all the time). This year we decided to pull another friend, Trista, into the crazy with us.  All three of us wanted to start Coffee Quaker, so it was an easy decision.
I'm doing Coffee Quaker on Steph's Vanilla Latte with the called for over dyed threads.

I will be working on Coffee Quaker until the 1st when I start Dragons of Sumatra.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays

Just stopping by to wish everyone
Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah

Happy Kwanzaa

 Whatever you celebrate, hope it is a good one!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Soltice

Happy Winter Solstice


Enjoy the shortest day of the year... they start getting longer tomorrow with the promise of warmer days (or one can hope)

And to those celebrating the first day of summer... enjoy that heat and send some up north if you can :)