Friday, 19 December 2014

What's Your Reason?

Why do you cross stitch?

I'm not trying to be a smart~aleck!
 I'm genuinely curious as to your motivation for this form of art.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Sweet Tweet

This is a quick little stitching project from
Cross Stitcher, you can download the freebie from

until next time,

Sunday, 14 December 2014

10 for $1.00

My progress with "Windowsill Birdhouses" so far.


An afternoon of good light brought me to this place.

I started this 2 nights ago since the light in my corner of the livingroom suuucks and working on either of my larger pieces is impossible at the moment.
 Especially hampered by the stitchery on black aida!
I'm hoping Santa can see his way ")  to bringing me a magnifier and lamp.
my apologies for the blur

I should have this finished tonight.
Any ideas as to what it will become?
Finally, I'll leave you with this little ditty.
Do you remember WOOLCO, the department store? 
My Mom was a divisional supervisor back in the 70's/80's.
I found this in amongst some skeins of floss and thought you might get a kick out of it!

Can you imagine being able to pay that nowadays?!

Do pop over and see all the lovelies @  Serendipitous Stitching Advent Calendar Hop

until next time,

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


For my son,

What a mug on this kitty ")

Another finish for a dear friend, must mount it and send it off by tomorrow!
and I've got coasters to press and wrap, cookies to start baking,
a suite to clean and a Christmas concert Thursday evening!
Guess I'd better get my butt in gear ")
for some lovely seasonal inspirations.

Until next time,

Monday, 8 December 2014

Kept in Stitches!

I've been doing some sewing and stitching this week.
First up, the sweet Fox showing off her new flannel quilt for those chilly winter evenings.
Of course it's all pinks and flowers here and the backing is pink gingham, 
she's a girlie girl!

 Up next, the progress on my youngest's request of the infamous
I just saw a piece on the computer, this cat has earned an astounding $100 million!!!
Cute kitty but something is seriously wrong when this can happen in a world so completely
out of whack! Just putting it out there, that's all.

cross stitch chart is courtesy of  Brooke's Books
available on her site under freebies  ")

Maybe Carli can give Grumpy Cat a run for her money?
Calsberg (as she has been tagged) loves to cover herself with newspapers and now throw mats.
This one she "turtled" out of our bedroom and into the kitchen!
These new additions to our family keep us all in stitches!

until next time,

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Dusting Off Windowsill Birdhouses

I decided to dust off this cross stitch designed by Martha Edwards for Dimensions and maybe, just maybe I'll finish it in due course.
 10" X 14" on 18ct 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Alchemist ~ One Huge A** Project

Crossed Stitches is hosting a  "HAP" SAL  in  2015.
 I have joined along with other fellow crazed cross stitch enthusiasts that enjoy a sizeable challenge. 
I'm talking 
HUGE here!!
(above picture from HAED site)

This is my recent purchase from Heaven and Earth Designs,
"The Alchemist".
I just love this chart, the character, the colours, all the craziness going on on that table.
My boys think it's fabulous too since they're both into science in a big way!
Here's the thing though, this chart is 450 X 677 stitches! 
That means the finished picture will be 25" X  37 5/8" on 18ct!!
Hence the HAP.
HAP stands for "Huge A** Project".
Hence HAP SAL to encourage and cheer on each others progress of their respective project or
projects (heaven forbid more than one of these at a time)!
So on the first of each month I will be posting my start and subsequent progress on "The Alchemist",
and cheering on the HAP participants. 
I'm just waiting for my cloth to arrive and Santa to bring me the floss ")

until next time,