Sunday, January 19, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 01/19/20

Hi there everyone! 

I am behind (again) on blog reading but the ones I have read shows that everyone is busy on their 2020 Stitching Lists! I love seeing everyone's new pieces come out though I have seen quite a few finishes already too! 

This week I needed something mindless to work on because I have been cleaning up my floss mountain. I guess I have been neglecting it for far to long because it seems to have taken forever! It did not help that one day when I went to pick up Jacob from school I left a ziploc bag full of floss that I had already sorted and put in smaller bags to be put away on the coffee table and when I came home is was spread out all over the darn place. Seems that Tia's new puppy, Samson decided he didn't like the floss in those bags and thought I should rebag it! 

Designer - Armada Designs
Progress as of 01/19/20

So speaking of new puppies here is his picture.

Nobody in the house would get her another puppy so Samson is a gift from Tia to Tia! I guess that is one way to get what you want!! They said he is over two years old but you know they just guess the age of those rescue dogs. There is no way he is that old though; he is to puppish! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 01/12/20

Good Evening Everyone!

I hope your 2020 is off to an awesome start!

I saw this on FB and thought it was appropriate for many of us, even if you don't make resolutions!
I certainly know it applies to me! 

I thought that the best way to start the new year would be with
Halloween so I dug out and started on the fourth section on my banner.

Horrific Halloween
Toad's Breath
Section Four of Six
Designer - Stoney Creek
Progress as of 01/12/20

I made pretty good progress on it despite the frog visiting. He really seems to like this piece as I think he has shown up for each section!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

My 2020 Stitching Plans

It is that time, time for me to reveal what my plan for the next year will be.

These are the projects that I have decided on for 2020. It is probably an unrealistic list but I guess that makes it a more interesting (or challenging) list.

Right now I have six pieces that I worked on in the past that I hope to work on in 2020:

Artist - Stephen Michael Gardner
Designer - Flumpkins X Stitchers
First Stitch 01/15/12
Progress as of 09/16/18

As you can see I have been stitching on this one for a VERY LONG time and Jacob (the grandson) has started asking about it again.  I keep moving it from list to list but I think I really need to get busy on it this year! After all I did tell him it would be finished by the time he graduates college and he is in high school now!!

Designer - Stoney Creek 
First Stitch  01/07/19
Last Stitched 09/11/19

I have the first three sections of the six completed. I hope to finish this piece up this year.

First Stitch 03/26/18
Progress as of 09/09/18

This one needs lots of love! Mine will have a different layout than the model because I am doing them according to their release date rather than randomly. Right now I would just like at least to finish the layout for the games including their names. I think that is a safer way to do them (knowing me) so that I do not have to entertain the frog.

Pretty Little Chicago
Designer - Satsuma Street

First Stitch 02/11/19
Progress as of 06/02/19

My hometown for 55 years. I miss it a lot but I certainly do NOT miss the weather! I think if I can finish this one up in 2020!

Rose of Sharon
Design Connection

First Stitch 01/10/12
Progress as of 10/27/19

Well here is another long term WIP! It is a little over halfway finished and but I am not sure it will be finished this year either but hopefully some progress may be made on it!

The Enchanted Christmas Snowman
Artist - Dona Gelsinger
Heaven and Earth Designs

This was gifted to me by a good friend in 2018 and I started it right away. It may never be finished and instead make good friends in the WIP Box with Dinosaurs but I hope to at least work on it a bit!

And I am planning to add in these eight new starts for 2020. A couple will be finished off rather quickly but two or three will be long term projects.

A Year of Celebrations
Designer - Hands on Design
I am planning on making this my monthly stitch this year.

Dog Lessons for People
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
A gift from another friend, she also sent the cutest fabric for it;
I just have to make sure it is a big enough piece.

Easter Row
Designer - Bent Creek
I have had this in my stash forever; glad to finally be stitching it up!

Holidays Are Mother's Day!
Designer - Marilyn and Jackie's Collectibles
I will be doing the Easter one this time around.

Quilt Block Sampler
Designer - Stitching the Night Away
This was actually on he 2019 list and well; it didn't get a single stitch put in it!

Shades of Gold
Designer - Northern Expressions Needlework
If you are a regular follower of mine you probably remember that I stitched Shades of Blue a couple of years ago. I also have more Shade charts that I hope to do someday.

The Flower A Day SAL
Designer - Carolyn Manning
I fell in love with this series when I first saw them. I couldn't decide which one to do and asked my daughter. Of course she picked the one with the most flowers on it!

Designer - Carolyn Manning
I love these little Bunnies. I plan on stitching the top one first on perforated paper.

Of course this is ALWAYS subject to change (ha ha) once I get started. I have a few others that are waiting in the wings and begging to be but on the q-snaps!

Of course I will be adding more to the list as I think I am planning on joining Rachel's Olympic Challenge. Crazy, right? Adding 17 more pieces to the list but hey you only live once and  everything must get started sooner rather than later! I will post more about those when the time to start that is closer. 

Thanks for stopping by,
and seeing what I hope to
accomplish during the next year.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Puzzling December 2019

Seems like with all the hustle and bustle of this time of year it is hard to squeeze everything in so I am getting in fewer and fewer puzzles now. Hopefully I will start getting in more again after the new year. I only have a small bookcase full of puzzles to be assembled!

I did manage to get some in though and here is the first one.

Colorful Caps
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 24 x 30
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 11/25/19
Last Piece 12/09/19

It is missing a piece and with the brown color it is super noticeable.

And another; again with a missing piece though far less noticeable!

Drama at the Opera!
Wasgij Mystery #3
Ravensburger Puzzles

This is what the puzzle boxtop looks like:

and here is the puzzle solution.
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 12/10/19
Last Piece 12/21/19

And last but not least for 2019 is this one; again missing a piece (seems like I am on a roll with those missing pieces lately).

Roadside America
Lewis T. Johnson
White Mountain Puzzles
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 24 x 30
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 12/22/19
Last Piece 12/28/19

That is 33 puzzles for a total of 34,000 pieces for the year!

That is one puzzle and 276 pieces short from last year.

Have a safe and happy New Years Eve!

Thanks for following my puzzling journey this year!
Hopefully 2020 brings many more pieces.

Monday, December 30, 2019

My Sunday Stitchy Update 12/29/19

on Monday 12/30!

I was going to post last night but when I took the picture of my 'finish' I realized I did not finish the back stitch! So - back on to the q-snaps it went and I finished it up today.

So without further ado; here is my last finish for 2019!

You Are Loved
Charmed Sampler
Designer - Hinzeit
First Stitch 07/01/19
Finished 12/30/19

And finally here is my 2019 ORTament

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you. I did not ask for any XS this year from Santa but I still received some DMC and this DMC Reindeer kit from Jacob.

I did ask Santa for this pill organizer though after
I saw it on FaceBook and he brought it to me!

and I converted it to a Needle Organizer!

 I have packs of needles all over the place and I hope that this will help me get them gathered all in one place and sorted by their sizes. The needles actually fit pretty good in here!

This time of the year is always so exciting because I get to plan the new things to stitch for the next year! I have been planning and replanning and then adjusting the projects time and again on my 2020 list of things I must put some stitches in. I THINK I finally have it finished (especially now that 2020 is days away) and am almost ready to reveal it.

If you have not planned your list yet or are still looking for things to add to your list Loretta had this list of 2020 SALs on her site and maybe you will find something there? I love to look at all the SALs and some I think ooohhhhh I want to do that and others I think well who in the world wants to stitch that! hahaha Anyways you can find the list here and I hope you enjoy browsing it!

Well if I don't talk to YOU again before the end of the year I want to wish you a very safe, happy and healthy New Year full of plenty of time for you and whatever is important to you and also time to do all you love; especially cross stitching ;)

Thank you all for another year of friendship, comments, suggestions and encouragement and I am looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!

Friday, December 27, 2019

December Smalls SAL Check In

Well here we are at the end of the year and time for the last Smalls Check In for 2019.

The Smalls SAL is hosted by

This is a fun SAL that I joined this year that encouraged me to stitch up and finish some small cross stitch pieces. We all need a break from those big pieces occasionally (at least I know I do) so this was a great SAL for me.

For December I have only one piece and it finished up my Mini Bunnies series!

Mini Bunnies
Monthly Series, December
Mini Finish 12/22/19

Thank you Mary
for hosting the 2019 Smalls SAL
I am looking forward to 2020!

Monday, December 23, 2019

My Sunday Stitchy Update 12/22/19...

...just a tad bit late!

Well, a few days ago I was going thru my stitching lists to finish up my 2020 plans when I noticed that I did not finish my bunnies!! I guess I was so happy when I finished Jingles that everything else went right out the window!

Anyways... I got right on it and here it is!

Mini Bunnies
Monthly Series, December
 Mini Finish 12/22/19

And here is the whole set!
Mini Bunnies
Monthly Series
Designer - Eileen Gurak
First Stitch  01/02/19
Finished 12/22/19

These were featured in the 2018 Just CrossStitch magazines.

Now to figure out a way to display them; so many decisions and options!

Now I want to take a minute to wish everyone a very
May your day overflow with blessings, family, friends and goodies!

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

December Fully Finished SAL

Well I have searched this house from top to bottom for the hanger for the Jingles Banner with NO luck whatsoever! I found hangers for Halloween, one that says Welcome, one with Hearts and one Christmas which was way to wide. The only solution I have is to buy another, so that the original one will show up. 😔

I know this will come as a surprise to one or two of you but I did do a bit of finishing this past weekend! LOL I cleaned off the sewing desk and finished my family's 2019 Christmas ornaments.

Starting with the top left they are:
Santa's Favorite, Daily Cross Stitch
Better Not Pout, The Stitcherhood
William's Winter Stocking Cap, Carolyn Manning Designs
Dashing Through the Woods, Lucie Heaton Cross Stitch Designs
Penguin with Star Garland, Passion Broderie 77
Warm Hands Warm Heart, The Little Stitcher

So now I participated in the first one of the year and the last one; bookends?! I hope to do better next year.

Now you should go on over to Rachel's blog; 
so you can see what other people have
finished up this past month for the FFG SAL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 01, 2019

My Sunday Stitchy Update 12/01/19

Hip hip hooray! I have a finish!

I put in the last stitch on Jingles this afternoon!!

Designer - Lizzie*Kate

First Stitch 01/21/19
Finished 12/01/19

It took me all year to do it but I am happy with it. I still have to attach the buttons but I want to iron it first.  Also I know I bought a hanger for it but I will be darned if I know where I put it off hand. I will have to look for it tomorrow (hopefully) so that I can get proper measurements for this.

I am so excited to have this stitched up!!

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Puzzling November 2019

Not many pieces put together during November but here is what I have.

Piece Count - 1,000 ~ 1 missing 😕
Size 27 x 19
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 10/18/19
Last Piece 11/10/19

and one more for the month

Vintage Store
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 24 x 30
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 11/13/19
Last Piece 11/23/19

Unfortunatelyy this is the stock photo because it seems as though I forgot to take the picture of mine before I boxed it back up. 

Thanks for stopping by,
and seeing my pieces!