More Black Belt Stitching Wizard Stuff

Saturday, May 31, 2014

PhotoHunt - Grape

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "grape"

When I saw this theme I thought to myself... really?  Would I have ever taken a picture of some grapes?  So I did some scrolling through my catalogue of pictures and lo and behold!  Here's Zeus when she was a wee kitten, trying to decide if she wanted to eat my grapes!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

PhotoHunt - Yellow

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "yellow"

In the fall mother nature treats us to many wonderful, rich colours!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

IHSW Progress

This past weekend was a lovely long weekend (Victoria Day here in Canada) and I was lucky enough to have the house to myself.  Which was good for making progress on Teresa Wentzler's Birth Announcement.  I also managed to spend time with family too, so all around it was a good weekend.

Here's where Birth Announcement stood on Friday evening... I didn't really get any stitching done that night cause I was pooped!

Here's my progress as of last night!  I've gotten in a lot more cross stitch, and making progress with the million miles of backstitch!!!

Its kinda nice to be really focused on one project.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

PhotoHunt - Water

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Water"

During August of 2013 I went out to Cape Breton, N.S. to visit my friend Tracey.  We spent a whole day discovering the Cabot Trail.  When heading off of the beaten path to hunt down a waterfall I came across this lonely maple leaf in the water of a rocky stream bed.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Stitching Goals for May and May 3rd PhotoHunt

The month is about half over, and I haven't shared my stitching goals for this month nor have I reviewed how things went in April.  First up, the April review.

April Stitching Goals
Work on TW's Birth Announcement - Sure did!
Stitch an ornament - Several
Do some finishing - Not as much as I would of liked

May Stitching Goals
Work on TW's Birht Announcement\
Stitch an ornament

The PhotoHunt theme on May 3rd was Jiffy

If I wanted to get around in a jiffy one of these would fit the bill nicely!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

April 30th Smalls SAL

See, I said I owed you a couple of stitchy-related posts!  This time, its the Smalls SAL report from April 30th!  Last month was VERY productive for me in terms of smalls.  I needed breaks from the very repetitive, very gold/yellow border I was stitching on TW's Birth Announcement.  So these lovely little ornaments from Rosewood Manor's Red Threads chart fit the bill nicely.

 This one, my latest still needs to be finished.

I've been collecting small scraps of leftover fabric in a zipper mesh bag for just this reason that I can pick up and stitch one of these little designs with any odd thread that I feel like.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Belated April TUSAL

Oh boy, I've let the ball drop again!  I owe you a TUSAL report for April 29th.

So here's my jar... see all that gold?  That's from TW's Birth Announcement!

Speaking of, here's my progress pre-weekend!  Its moving along now, but I've got so much backstitching I'm going to have to get caught up on!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

PhotoHunt - Streets

This week's PhotoHunt them is : Streets

There's nothing I love more than a tree lined street.  It just seems so magical.  I took this picture in Quebec City, being an older city would have tree lined streets like this.