More Black Belt Stitching Wizard Stuff

Saturday, April 19, 2014

PhotoHunt - Indigo

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Indigo"

The lighting at the Three Days Grace concert was Indigo.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Goals, WIPocalypse, IHSW... oh my!

Well we're half way into the month of April and I'm finally getting to my stitching goals.  I'll have to do better in May!

March Stitching Goal - Recap
Finish Page 8 on The Accolade - No
Start Page 9 on The Accolade - No
Finish PS Ornaments - Yes
Have a new start - Yes!
Do a little finishing - Nope!

April Stitching Goals
Work on TW's Birth Announcement
Stitch an ornament
Do some finishing

This month's WIPocalypse post is a pretty easy one, as since the last report I've been working on only one thing, and that's Teresa Wentzler's Birth Announcement.  So here it is since I don't have a before photo for you, since I started it a few weeks ago and since the last report.  I'm stitching this for my best friend from high school who had a son in early March.

Red Threads - Rosewood Manor

Last weekend I needed a wee break from gold, gold and more gold so I stitched and finished these two little ornaments.

This upcoming weekend is a four day weekend for me and its the IHSW so we'll see how much I'll get done on Birth Announcement!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

VERY Late March 30th TUSAL

Wow!  I have been the WORST blogger ever!  I just seem to keep putting off posting over and over lately.  I'm either too busy stitching or too lazy to pull the laptop up to blog.

So here's my orts from the March 31st TUSAL.  On the top you can see a lovely pile of yellow/gold orts that are from Teresa Wentzler's Birth Announcement which has been my focus piece of late.

I have been trying to do a little more blogging over at my other blog which is about my struggle to re-loose my weight again.  Also on that blog I'm taking part of the #100happydays challenge, sharing a picture of something that made me happy each day for 100 days.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

PhotoHunt - Ginormous

This week's PhotoHunt theme is - Ginormous

I took this picture in August of 2013 while I drove from Ottawa to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a 17 hour drive.  As I hit Eastern Canada I started coming across these signs on the highway that demonstrated just how ginormous a moose was compared to me in my wee car.  I kept hoping to see a moose on my trip out East but I never did!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Belated Smalls SAL Report - For March 26th

March's Smalls SAL saw me finishing up my Prairie Schooler Christmas Favorites booklet up.

Here they are, all together on one piece of fabric before I cut them up for finishing.  During March I stitched up: the winter cottage, snowman and reindeer.

Now that these guys are done I feel a little lost, I don't know what smalls to work on.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Post IHSW Wrap Up (Several Weeks Late)

Procrastinating to blog has certainly been my theme lately.  I can at least say I'm often just stitching, cause I want to stitch and I don't want to stop to blog.  I want to keep ontop of blogging but for some reason I just keep slacking off!  I have a few things to catch you up on but I will do that over the next few posts.  I've missed the Smalls SAL, TUSAL, and April Goals.  So stay tuned...

Now lets recap what I accomplished during March's IHSW which was March 21-23.

First of all I finished Heart In Hand's Snow Woes, this cutie is stitched on 40ct linen.

Next up I started Heart In Hand's Tall Snowman a second time.  I wasn't happy with his overall size the first time I stitched him, so a second stitch was necessary, this time on 40ct.  He looks much better on 40!

Earlier in March I got the most wonderful news, my best friend Claire had a little boy!  She's had the hardest time over the years trying to start a family, and I can't think of anyone else who DESERVES to be a Mother.  I knew exactly what I wanted to stitch for wee Zachary, since I stitched his Mom and Dad Teresa Wentzler's Wedding Sampler they of course deserve TW's Birth Announcement!!!  Here's my progress at the end of March's IHSW.  I am now focusing solely on this project.  I've got to get it stitched and framed by the end of July when I'm going to fly down to the Charleston area to meet wee Zachary!!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

PhotoHunt - Bird

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Bird"

This is just another great shot I got while out in Cape Breton, N.S. last summer!