Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Here's wishing everyone A Happy New Year filled with stash and stitchy finishes.

I didnt set any goals for this year since I started blogging in Feb. I am quite happy with all the finishes I have completed this year though.

Thanks to you all for your support and inspiration, I would have never completed so many, if I have not discovered blogland with all the wonder
stitchy buddies I have found in each and every single one of you. I will leave you with my last 2007 finish

Pine Mountain Design "Tie On Winter" slipped on a pillow and tied.

I have not really set any goals for 2008 except in my head (too many), lol. I am starting a few bigger projects and am focused right now on them. And I will be making more biscornu's too.

Happy Stitched-Filled 2008

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hehe my 1st biscornu

Good Evening!!
I finally attempted a biscornu today. Was that a chore stitching around the corners. I thought I must be doing it wrong, but kept doing what it said to do and I think it looks kinda like one, lol. I dont have one to compare with, I am probably the only one in stitchy blogland that dont own one,lol. I followed the directions and the pattern for the mini off The Floss Box .
Thanks to everyone who responded with the comments and emails where to find the patterns.
Without further ado here it is. It's o.k. to have a chuckle, I laughed at it too.
Believe me, this is the good side, lol.
For you pros, do think a higher softer count fabby and a bigger design would be easier? I stitched it on 25ct potato lugana which is kinda of stiff.
I also stitched the December ornie on that too.
I think the teeny tiny mini biscornu pattern and the stiffer fabby made it hard to maneuver around the corners. I didnt put alot of stuffing in it.
I will try again "practice makes perfect".
I will follow any advice that one gives to make a better one, so dont be afraid to criticize, it's o.k.
I will leave you with another pic of the whole family taken Christmas Eve at the in-laws.
Dusty(ds), Sean (Brianna's daddy) Dan (dh)
Heather(dd), Brianna, Kellie(dd) and me
Happy Stitching!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

It's a winter wonderland today

Hi! I woke up to it snowing this morning. It's going to snow all day, Hooray!!! 6 inches. I love these days when I dont have to go out and can stay in. This pic is taken from my downstairs patio.

I have been stitching like crazy the last couple of days. The week before Christmas I thought I wouldn't have finished anything. But to my suprise, I will have a few more before the 1st. Here is a bib I finished for Brianna this morning.
These last two pics were taken Christmas Eve
Sweet Brianna, can you believe she is 5 months old already.
Gramps (lol) and I with Brianna. The pics look blurry, I believe you can click them for better clarity.
Well, off to visit a few blogs and then off to start my biscornu. Stayed tuned for a update on that tomorrow, fingers xx.
Thanks everyone for stopping by, it means the world to me :)
Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Ornies

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. It was really fun having everyone over, but glad its over, lol. I was vacuuming 10 minutes after everyone left on Christmas Day. I pretty much had everything picked up and back to normal that night. That left me with lots of time yesterday to stitch. I stitched up December from Seasonal Mementos by Mary Garry.

I just need to add the backing and a hanger. I know its a little late, but its done for next year.

Here is a pic of our tree, sideways, lol It's real, so it's not by any means perfect. I am running short on time this morning, so I have no time to go back and fix it. My FIL is coming down from Wisconsin and should be here any minute. So I am trying to post really fast, so after he leaves I can stitch some more,lol.

I dug these out and thought I would share with you. I stitched these a few years ago on perforated paper.

I will have more stitchy news in a few days. I am working hard on trying to get a few things wrapped up, get rid of some of the things on my plate, so there's more time to devote to ATS. I started Tie On Winter by Pine Mountain last nite, trying to finish up a bib, oh! then there's my try at a biscornu (thats planned for saturday).

I hope everyone has a beautiful fun-filled weekend.

Happy Stitchin' !!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Hello! I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy.
I haven't had the chance to get in as many stitches before the end of the year, like I would have. but... hey there's always next year, lol.
I don't see anymore finishes for the year :(
I did pick up SB's "Baby Bug Ball" and had my own stitch-a-thon on Saturday and some on Sunday. Due to the 6" snowfall that was to be only a dusty, it was coming down so heavy, I was in heaven. The last few snowfalls have happen right after dusk, so you cant watch it. Anywho! here is my amazing progress

And I dont anticipate getting Birds of a Feather "A Joyous Christmas" done again for a second year.
I promise to set a goal to get it finished by Thanksgiving 2008.
I forgot to take a pic of And The Forest Grew progress and my tree. I guess I wasnt ready to post and wasnt really thinking of it. But wanted to update before the holiday, as this will be my last post until after Xmas.
The week after Xmas I plan to study And They Sinned and check my fabby and get it ready for the scroll, so when New Years Eve comes I will be ready.
I would also love to try a biscornu.
Are there any good freebie pattern's for a biscornu?? If you could direct me to, I would appreciate it.
We have so much to be Thankful this year, dispite a few bumps here and there, overall it was a great year for us.
I want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and properous 2008.
Thank you so much for visiting, the comments and e-mails, have been more then I could have ever asked for. I have connected with so many wonderful stitchers. I hope to get in at least one exchange in 2008.
Please come back :)
Happy Stitching!!
Merry Christmas!!! my dear friends
Until next time....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Where did I get those boxes?

Hello! I hope everyone is staying dry where ever you are. It raining with freezing here. Yeah! No school, multiple closings, cancellations and threatening power outages. I think I will be staying in.
Just to let you know and I should have stated where I got those suitcase-like boxes. Gordmans // Something Unexpected, I tried to find them on the website, but its very basic. They do have a store locator. The small box was 5.99 and the large 7.99, you can guess what the medium was, lol. Not too bad a price. I still have two I am not using.
Sew!!! I am thinking I may give one away for my bloggiversary, so keep a look out for that. Not even sure of myself when that is. Sound like a good idea?
I am going to try for a little while to play catch up on some more blogs and get in some stitching. Kellie wants to make cookies, decorate the tree and make some jewerly, those pretty much require a mess, lol. I am sure she will win me over though,lol.
Happy Stitching!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

baking, shopping, going crazy

Whew!! What a week of baking, shopping, decorating, sending cards. We went out and cut our tree last nite, so we can decorate that tonight. I didnt get too much outside this year, just because of the cold and too much rain. I live where not too many, only visitors, can see it anyway, back here in the woods. I decorate for Halloween too with only me to enjoy it.
I am so far behind in my blogs, I plan on spending most of the afternoon catching up everything to do with online. I dont have much to share as far as stitching. I finished up page 1 on AAFG and have added a angel to my Joyous Christmas.

I do have pic of some organization with my stitchy though. Look at these cute little suitcase-like boxes. In the big box I have all my starts kitted up and ready to go, (some, not all, lol). The second box is all my WIP's and the third is my threads that are doubles or I am using for current WIP's. If I had a stitchy group they would be perfect for travel, just throw in the WIP.

I bought these for xmas gifts to add towels and soaps, etc. but they were just too cute to give away. I went back for some more, but they were pretty much picked over, except for some damaged ones.
kellie played her clarinet in church yesterday and was very impressive, for only playing since school started this year.

I will leave you with a pic of sweet Brianna
I do have to get some stitches in and done before the New Year's big start.
I hope good fortune to you all this week. Thanks so much for visiting with me.
Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Let It Snow!!!!!! Midnight Stroll

Hi! The weather is yucko!! Rain, sleet and just a little snow. The roads are bad here, so no going out today/tonite.

Lookie at this cute design I started last nite

Midnight Stroll by The Yankee Stitcher.
I am using 40 ct. Creme Brule R&R and recommended GA samplers.

I decided on the ornie I will stitch with the thread from the mystery santa. It will be the "Santa In the Moon" in the Just Cross Stitch Ornaments pg. 16

I finally ordered A Quaker Christmas by Bygone Stitches yesterday. I will study the chart before getting fabby. I am in no hurry to start it, but just had to get it ,lol.
I can't wait to download my Gift Of Stitching, I see I have in my mail. I made a label with my lightscribe. Hopefully I will find something little to which strikes my fancy in this issue.
I have a read a few blogs already before posting , haha I bet there is more now then I started with, lol. I'm not even peeking.
Off to bake some cookies.
Then I am off in my corner for my stitching fix.
Happy Stitching!!