Fully Finished Gallery 2019 - July Report

Almost forgot to post this month.  My finishes this time around include 4 Christmas Ornaments and the remainder (6) of the  A Year in Chalk Series by Hands on Design.

The 1st 3 ornaments are from 2018 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue:

My Christmas Song -  MTV Designs

 Left Behind - Misty Hill Studio

Bless the Lord - My Big Toe Designs

Penquin Ornament #1 - Vee and Co.

My set is now complete.

Next month I hope to have Spring: Seasons in Chalk by Hands on Design fully finished along with a few more Christmas Ornaments

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!



June WIPocalypse Report

All in all a very successful month.  I finished another ornament in the JCS Stitch Along (Facebook).

Special Delivery by Pickle Barrel Designs (2018 JCS Christmas Issue)

I also finished stitching the final 7 A Year in Chalk charts by Hands on Design that I started in Stitch Maynia 2019:

The rest of the month I concentrated my efforts into finishing Seasons In Chalk: Spring (Hands on Design - Artwork by Priscilla Blain - JCS April 2016)  and Halloween Fairy (aka Trick or Treat Fairy) by Nora Corbett (downloaded from Herrschnerrs, originally published in Cross Stitch & Needlework September 2008)  They are almost done and should hopefully be finished by the end of next month. 

This month's question is "How are you doing with your goals so far this year?"  As a rule I don't set goals (too much pressure) but I do have to say that I am very happy with the number of finishes (including some FFOs) I have managed so far and hope it continues until the end of the year.

That is it for now.  Until next month,

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!



Fully Finished Gallery 2019 - June Report

I am a day late but here our  my finishes for the past month.

First up is my favourite finish of the month - Nature's Beauty by Little House Needleworks.

I was finally able to finish the final Canadian Patriotic Snippets by Jeannette Douglas Designs just in time for this year's Canada Day.

Last month I had 1 one of the Lizzie Kate Autumn Smalls fully finished.  This month I managed to finish the rest along with the LK freebie - Moon over Blackbird.

As part of Stitch Maynia 2019 starts I did 8 of the A Year in Chalk designs by Hand on Design (I had already finished and fully finished the other 4).  So far I have finished stitching 5 of them and fully finish 2 of the 5 -June & July.

My final finish for the month is another ornament from 2018 JCS Christmas issue - Merry Christmas by Pickle Barrel Designs.

Until next month.

Take care and Happy Stitching!!


May WIPocalypse SAL check-in

I decided to take part in Stitch Maynia 2019.  This was my 2nd year participating.  Last year I did 18 new starts and managed to finish 17 of the 18.  This year I decided to go for 31 new starts.

Days 1-12 I started each of the ornaments in the Noah's Christmas Ark series by Plum Street Samplers.  Days 13-23 I pulled out the Dicken's Mittens Series by The Cricket Collection and started each of the 11 ornaments,   For Days 24-31 I am starting June to December & March in the A Year in Chalk series by Hands on Design.  So far I have kept up.

A Year in Chalk - June - Hands on Design (Day 24)

Besides all these new starts I also managed to complete a few WIPs and make another new start with a finish. (It helps to be retired.)

I stitched the following for an ATC in Cross Stitch Card and ATC SAL (Facebook) unfortunately the owners decided to close the group so I am not sure what I going to do with it now.  Another group has been opened it in its place Cross Stitch and ATC Swap  which I joined,  Maybe I will be able to use this in one of their future themed events.

Pink Elephant - X-Calibre Designs (free chart)

I also finished stitching and fully finished the following ornament from the 2018 JCS Christmas issue.

To All A Good Night - Knotted Tree Needleart

And I finally finished stitching the Penguin #1 ornament by Vee and Company,  the Moon Over Blackbird by Lizzie Kate (free chart) and the 2015  May - August Pattern of the Month Series from Stoney Creek.

Last month I picked up the following with intention of adding something I stitched to it.

 After looking through my stash, I  decided to stitch Nature's Beauty by Little House Needleworks.

And this is the final result.

This month's question is "Where do you love to shop for stash?"  Because I am very much a homebody and hate to go out once I am home I did most of my stash shopping at online shops for years.  But since I have now retired and don't have to wait  until  after work (when I was tired) or on Saturday (when I had 100 other things to do) I  frequent my LNS - Sheena's Gallery - more often and love it.  I was lucky.  About a year before I was going to retire, the previous owner decide to sell the shop because she wanted to retire and when she had no takers she closed the shop 6 months before I retired.  However, within 5 months of closing the shop reopened with a new owner.  Since I want her to succeed I am going to give her as much business as I can.

Take care and Happy Stitching!!!!



2019 Fully Finished Gallery - April Report

OMG, it is May 10th already and time for another Fully Finished Gallery report.  When I decided to join in on this SAL I wasn't sure I would have progress every month but so far so good.

This past month I took another piece of the Box of Shame and made it into a FFO.  I can't tell you too much about the chart.  All I recall was that it was a free chart I found online several years ago when I initially went online and searched cross stitch.  I thought it was adorable and just had to stitch it. I made it into a toss cushion.

I found the coordinating fabric (it fell behind my couch 😕) for my Jeannette Douglas Canadian Patriotic Snippets and managed to fully finish 2 more.  I am just waiting for more trim to finish the remaining 4.

As usual I also fully finished some more Christmas ornaments.

Penquins I & II - VeeandCo Cross Stitch Designs 

 To All A Good Night - Knotted Tree Needleart (2018 JCS Christmas Issuer)

Santa's Hat & Boots - Keslyn (2018 JCS Christmas Issue)

Snowbells - Jingles - Mill Hill (Debbie Mumm)

My final finish is one of the Lizzie Kate Autumn Smalls. I have the rest stitched and will hopefully have them fully finished next month

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!