Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is it January already?

Wow, I can't believe it's January, acutally almost February now. It's been very cold but that's good for business. I managed to get back to stitching after the Chrismtas festivities. Here is some stuff I've been working on.

This first one is The Mermaid Treasure Box by Chatelaine Designs using HDF and Threadwork.

This second one is Mystery XII - part 1 also by Chatelaine Designs using DHF.

This finish is from Frimousse has so many wonderful things that she shares that I highly recommend that you visit her site. Take your time and enjoy all she has to offer.

That's it for now. I am almost finished another threadbook and will post that picture when it's done.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a great Christmas. It was very quiet this year, no visitors. The kids had a great time. Santa was good and now the house is a mess.

This first picture is of Christmas Eve dinner. We usually have the 12 meatless dishes but because there wasn't extra people to eat I just made what our family will eat. We had perogies (potato/cheese, cottage cheese and gluten free), kolach (Ukrainian bread), beet leaf cabbage rolls, jello salad, mushrooms and shrimp.

This second picture is the three boys playing with Christmas toys.

I have also started a picture for my sisters new baby.
This is the chart...

and this is my progress at the end of day 1. I have about 4 days worth of work on it but haven't taken a picture. Maybe if I can manage to clean a bit of the house today I will get more stitching done tonight and post a picture with more progress.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stiletto SAL

I have started a new blog today. It's a stitch a long for the Stiletto cross stitch charts.

I posted some of the finished charts and one of my wips.
This is my wip of White Roses Stiletto. It's really coming along beautifully. I haven't worked on it for awhile so I'm hoping the SAL will get me going again.
Please check it out and join the fun!

Monday, December 1, 2008

My busy month of November

Amazing how time flies. There is only 24 days left until Christmas. How will I ever be ready?

I've been so busy making perogies for craft sales.

I made 40 dozen potato cheese and lost them all when I forgot to put them back in the freezer. I went to pack them in the cooler to take to the craft sale and found then sitting IN FRONT of the freezer. They had been there all night. 40 dozen thawed bags of goo. So now I have to start all over again for the next craft sale on December 6th.

I also finished a needlecase.

This is on ebay today for the last day. I hope it sells to feed my circle of stitch, sell, buy.
I also joined a Mystery SAL from Chatelaine Designs. I'm very excited but scared at the same time. What if I don't like it? After the group cost $30 and the supplies which I haven't bought yet, I better like it. Most of her designs are wonderful so I'm pretty confident that I'll love it.
I also joined an exchanged group. My first one so this will be tons of fun.
Tiny Treasures Exchange

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Well Halloween went very well. The weather was better than anything I can remember. Last year there was so much snow my two little boys couldn't even walk. This year, not one snowflake in sight. The costumes turned out better than I thought they would.

There is a vampire, witch, bat and spider. Vic's bat costume was the simpliest because I didn't know how long his trick or treating would last.

This is Vic modeling his sisters costume. He's so cute I couldn't resist posting this picture.

Selling on ebay has been going really good. Well except for the non paying complaint :(

I broke down and ordered Mermaid Treasure Box and Toys. I have converted the given thread to Threadworx.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another hardanger

Wahoo, I've finished another hardanger. This one took me about week and a half. I wasn't sure if I should do the cross stitch flowers but I'm sure glad I did. It's stitched on 32 count waterlily with DMC 524 for the wrapped bars. I want to put it on ebay but it will sure be hard to part with it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blog Layouts

Wow! I love it. I love color.
I came across a site that lets you customize your blog outside of the regular blogger limits.
I'm sure I'll be changing it all the time. Soon I will change it to a Halloween theme. I just love this site. Look for the link to change up your blog down my page. It's called The Cutest Blog on the Block.