10/31/2018

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: New Give-away, Tribute to Sisters, Forever in My H...

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Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: New Give-away, Tribute to Sisters, Forever in My H...: This was my all-time favorite floss collection. A Tribute to Sisters, Forever in My Heart Collection. I sold most of these but saved a few s...

10/06/2018

I Have a Another Finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Started this back in 2015 when it came out as Mystery SAL.  I only got this far when I put it away.


I decided to pull it out again for Bewitched Stitches' (Facebook) Summer of Salem SAL. Once I started stitching on it again, I fell in love with it.  So without further adieu here is the completed piece.


I also stitched another piece for the same SAL.  I started it during Stitch Maynia this year.  It is called Salem by VerbenaCS (Etsy).



The  stitched piece in the pocket watch is part of Lizzie*Kate's Nevermore.

The Spooktacular Boo Go called for 250 stitches yesterday and 300 today so I made significant progress on BBD's Away We Ride.  The house is almost done.  I should receive my GAST for the door in the mail next week.


Till next time!!!!


Take care and happy stitching!!!!!!!!!

10/04/2018

Counting Stiches


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Do you count your stitches? I never did until last month after joining The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group on Facebook.  Which is quite surprising since I have always been a numbers gal. I was a bookkeeper for most of my working life and I always want to know how many km I walked or biked.  I also wear a Fitbit.

I am not counting all my stitches.  That would be too much for even me but I do enjoy having 1 or 2 focus pieces and seeing how much progress I can make on a chart just by adding 50 - 200 stitches daily.  As I mentioned before, last month I focused on Welcome Santa (a piece that had been sitting on my WIP pile for a few months) and just by following the daily stitch calendar provided by the Group I managed to get over 3000 stitches in and the next time I pick it up I can start on the border and the backstitching.





This month I am doing 2 counting challenges within the group.  I am once again doing the Every Day Counts S@L and my focus piece is Five Little Pumpkins by Petal Pusher.  I am 544 stitches as of today.



They also have an October event called Spooktacular Boo Go.  Every day from the 1st to the 24th a stitch count is revealed on "Boo Go" card and you have to stitch that amount on chosen piece and post a picture.  My chosen piece is Away We Ride by Blackbird Designs which is also a SAL and part of my Dark October stitching.


Yesterday was #witchywednesdayxs so I pulled out Early Witches and since I am so close finishing I worked on it again today.   All I have left to do is the border at the bottom and a little on the side.


Finally, I think somebody wants me to finish the Stoney Creek Halloween charts because when I spinned the wheel this morning, guess what?



Since the Early Witches will be done soon I will be moving it to work on Wednesdays.

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!!



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10/02/2018

Lizzie*Kate Blog: Fall Freebie!!

Check out this new free chart by Lizzie*Kate.  It is wonderful!!!



Lizzie*Kate Blog: Fall Freebie!!: Is it really FALL already? I can't believe it is already October. I always say that October is my favorite month because I love the cha...



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10/01/2018

It's October Already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I can't believe it is already October.  Where does the time go?

C'est la vie!

On to my stitching.  I am doing the Every Day Counts S@L again.  I got a free choice on the Decision Roulette app.


So I decided to do a new start - Five Little Pumpkins - Petal Pusher (Etsy). I am stitching it on 36ct linen that I coffee dyed with DMC.



This is my progress as of today.


When it is done, I plan to mount it on this.


Finally, yesterday I made the decision to push ahead and finish the Halloween Cat, which I did about an hour today.


Well, I am hoping to get a few more stitches in before hitting the sack.

Take Care and Happy Stitching!

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