More Black Belt Stitching Wizard Stuff

Saturday, April 26, 2014

PhotoHunt - Ink

This week's theme is "Ink"

Here I am getting a little "ink"  A few years ago I got a tattoo of the Korean characters for Taekwon-Do topped with a black belt.  I have a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do.

Friday, April 25, 2014

IHSW Wrap-Up

Over the Easter four day weekend, which was this month's IHSW I didn't get in as much stitching as I had hoped/wished!  I did manage to enjoy some time with some great friends!

Here is my progress from the weekend, and what progress I could make over the last few evenings when I wasn't trying to sleep off the migraine I've been battling all week.  Teresa Wentzler's Birth Announcement is moving along beautifully AND I'm almost done all of the cross stitch in the border and I can't wait to hit the middle section!

I also stitched up two more ornaments from the Rosewood Manor Red Threads chart that I've done a few from lately.  A little while ago I've put a bunch of smaller off-cuts of fabric that weren't of much use for bigger projects aside.  So I've been using these up to make these ornaments with whatever overdyed threads I happen to come across... especially partially used skeins that were not bought for particular projects.  I've been also trying to use some of my Mum's beads in the finishing as well.  Of course I've not even put a dent in those!  I thought I had downloaded these off of my camera but I haven't so they'll have to wait for my next post.  I know, such a tease!

To top off this post, here's a super cute picture of Todd and Zeus chillaxing on the couch this past weekend!  These two are always as thick as thieves!  Todd dotes on her and she purrs like crazy the moment the two of them get together!  Its disgusting!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PhotoHunt Catch-Up - April 5, 2014

Apparently I missed posting my photo hunt on April 5th!  The theme that week was "family"

This is a tough theme for me as though I take a lot of pictures, taking photos of my family isn't one of them.  Really my family isn't big on getting their picture taken.  That's one thing I regret not doing is getting some family photos, especially since my Mum has passed.  I had been thinking about getting the family out to so some pictures but I kept putting it off.  Now its too late to get a full family picture (Mom, Dad, Siblings).

This is one of the few pictures I do have of my brother and my Dad Christmas Eve 2009.

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!!!!