Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nightshade and a new start

Late Friday night, I finished the 4th stitched page, page 17 of the chart, of Nightshade.  I really wasn't sure how her eye's would turn out and up close they don't look like much.  Step back or look at the picture and they didn't turn out too bad..

When I took this downstars to put away, I decided I was going to get fabric cut for the Heritage Sampler.  Turns out my scissors were dull and at almost 1 am, I wasn't in the mood to sharpen them and go back down to cut fabric.  So I marked where I needed to cut.  Do you know I cut fabric 48 inches long for this??  Holy cow!  My fabric was wide enough that I cut Daybreak out of the same width and it is only 42 inches long.

I've managed a little progress this weekend on The Heritage Sampler.  Yesterday was kind of a lost cause since my DH wanted to go buy lumber so I can build my youngest DS a new bed..  I stuck a couple pieces for another project in there too and still managed to not spend a lot of money on lumber.  Today, I've managed a little more.

One of the colors I picked didn't play so nice here so I spent some time digging through my HDF to find one I like better.  It isn't quite like the original, but I"m happy and that's what counts.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nightshade and stash enhancement

First up.  Here's my current WIP pic.  Nightshade has made some pretty good progress considering it's been a busy week and there is so much confetti.  I'm still debating on something though.  See her fingers?  There are four stitches that are supposed to be black there.  I haven't added them yet because I want to get the definition of her fingers.  What do you think?

Yesterday, it was my birthday so I did a little stash enhancement AND I was RAK'd.  Very excited about that one.

I bought 

There is a coupon code July25 for 25% off through July 27th!!

Love her!  I will be removing the yellow background when I stitch it though.

I have had a Chatelaine start talking to me.  Later tonight, I'm planning on pulling the kit or figuring out what I still need if it isn't kitted.

It's Chatelaine's Heritage Sampler.

I won't be using my ancestors on it though.  I think I'm going to do it as a family sampler with myself and my DH, the day we were married and the birthdays of our children.  I had it all worked out in my head.  Probably should write that down on the chart so I don't forget.

HAED had a sale over the 4th of July too.  I splurged a little there too because I really liked the chart.  And I bought it Supersized.  I might be a little crazy!

This is so not my normal colors and I really liked it.  

Until next time!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Finish #4

Yay!  I just finished 5 Little Pumpkins by The Cat's Whiskers!

Here's band 17

And the whole long, skinny piece.

When I put this in the drawer of finishes, I pulled out all my WIPs to choose which one is going to be making an appearance.  It appears I'm going to be staying with a Halloween theme as HAED's Nightshade came back upstairs with me.

Here's before!

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Last night, I finished band 15 out of 17 on 5 Little Pumpkins.  When I started this band, I noticed that I had not followed the chart exactly for band 14.  At that point, I decided I wasn't going to rip it out.  It just makes mine unique.

Monday, July 6, 2015


I make lists.  Some of those lists take years to finish, but eventually they get there!!

Take my laundry room.  Painting the floor has been on my to do list for the last several years.  With rearranging the basement, I managed to get most of that done.  At this point I'm going to check it off.  I still need to get under the washer and dryer, but I have to figure out where my washer is leaking first.  Priorities, you know.

Another much more recent item on my to do list is to build storage in that space.  Thursday night, I finished it!  I'm still working on putting things away, so please don't judge my mess!

Friday, I didn't have to work, and with everybody else, I had lots of time on my hands.  So I made a trip to town, came back and went from this

to this

I'm slowly working on figuring out where I want to put stuff, but so far I love my peg board!  Remember, the hardware store isn't just for the outdoor workbench.  So much can be re-purposed to use for a craft space!

With just me and the beasts, I got lots of stitching time too.

Last week, 5 Little Pumpkins was here

6/28/15 band 7

7/1/15 band 8

7/2/15 band 9

moved the qsnaps - overall pic

7/3/15 band 10

7/3/15 band 11

7/4/15 band 12

7/4/15 band 13

moved the qsnaps - overall pic

7/5/15 band 14

I did start the next band last night, but it's another big one.  I'm hoping to finish this in the next week. 

Wish me luck!