Saturday, October 31, 2015

On a roll!

I've been home from work these past few days. My grandfather passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. Yesterday, I was with family helping to make arrangements for his memorial and was able to say a final goodbye. Today, I was able to relax at home and stitch away while binge watching Once Upon A Time. 

I was able to get more done as I stitched well into the night after my little one was in bed and my husband was home from work. We like to stay up late on the weekends to enjoy our time alone and catch up on our shows. 

Tomorrow, we remember my grandfather and then home to take our girl trick or treating. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Funny thing....

Last night I was enjoying a late night with my stitching and TGIT. I was super excited to continue work on my Chatelaine piece, Hawaii Mandala. I was just getting out of the blue and onto a leaf! Yay, new color! LOL. I was also approaching a specialty stitch, the jessica flower. All set to stitch and I realize I cannot find the thread! Now, I kitted up this project a few years ago, okay, maybe 4-5. I cannot recall exactly. I took months to get all the threads as they are somewhat expensive, so I could not buy them all at once.

So there I sit, panicking because I cannot find this thread. Oh my, did I possibly miss purchasing this one? ANOTHER thread I do not have?! I KNOW I had it!! Where is it?! My cat was quite disgruntled at the fussing, disturbing her absorption into the continuing saga and romance of Olitz.

I came to accept that maybe I just did not have it, maybe I just missed buying it when I purchased all the other threads. Maybe the LNS just did not have it in stock and I put off buying it for another day and forgot all about it. So, I moved on and starting stitching the rhodes stitches for the pineapples.

I soon realized the lateness of the evening. 1 AM and I have to work  the next day. So away went my wip, and all the threads gathered into their bag for safe keeping. Folded up my throw blanket and took the remainder of my code red mountain dew to the kitchen. I turned to check and make sure I did not miss putting anything away. Nothing can be missed for it will be snatched up by eagle eyed toddler.

Lo and behold, there is my thread. Where it had been hiding under my behind the whole time.

Well played, well played.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


I've come to a standstill ont mermaid. So close to being finished and I ran out of kreinik thread!! I don't have a picture, but I can't tell you that I was minutes from a finish when I realized the spool was finished. I don't live close enough to my lns to just take a quick trip to replace it either, so it will have to wait. 

I did some work on my growing like a tree sampler which is about 60% done! I got kind of tired of that as I was thinking about my chatelaine wasting away in its bag. 

I took that out today and got ALOT done! I'm so excited to work on it again! I am going to a retreat next month and will definitely be taking it with me. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


At the beginning of summer I joined a secret exchange on Facebook and received this great package from Las Vegas! 

It was so generous and fun! I've been on a very strict stash diet for what feels like years so it was a great treat to receive THREE patterns as part of my package. 

One day on my lunch break I went to check out the local goodwill for some furniture deals and after striking out decided to check out the dollar tree next door. Everything is one dollar! Jack pot!! I found these super cute highlighters. Perfect for my stitching bag! 

And does anyone else remember these pencils from their childhood? With the pop up points? I remember how they used to come in so many fun designs and fruit scented ones! I would always beg my mom to get me some of them! Lol. They had one package of frozen designs left and I figured a buck for four of them, it was a steal! I did give the Olaf one to a coworker as we had been  reminiscing about them and that's how I got started even looking for them in the store. 

Did you know you can buy in bulk from the dollar trees website?! Shut up and take my money! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A day at home!!

Yesterday I had to drop off my car to get its annual inspection. I took the day off work and took my girl to daycare and figured I would enjoy the day with some stitching and binge watching something other than Disney,Jr and Paw Patrol. Haha.

I caught up with the real housewives and watched a couple movies while working on my mermaid. 

I was starting to feel a bit of burn out on her but after really having some time yesterday, I was excited to see so much progress! All of the light green of the tail is what I got done yesterday, plus after I took this picture I had some time to start filling it in. 

I still have my etsy shop going and have added some very cute needle magnets!! 

I'm hoping to add some fall/Halloween items soon!

My husband and I are counting down the days to our beach vacation with our family!! Can't wait to some stitching by the ocean! 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stitching and Accessorizing

I've been working on this Nora Corbett mermaid for a few weeks. It's become a quick stitch and I love the variations of the silks! 

I've also recently opened my own etsy shop!! I'm not sure about anyone else, but as a stitcher, I love my gadgets! Needle magnets or minders are a particular weakness. I was having a hard time finding ones that I really loved, so I decided to start making and selling my own! They are so fun and I love the sparkles!! 

Aren't these stunning?!?! 

Happy stitching!!