Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I have had a fairly decent stitching month for me, so I added a nice pile of thread bits to my TUSAL bottle.  I    now have as much as I did for the whole year in 2012 which was not a productive stitching year, so things are progressing well.

Lately I have been stitching mostly on the Blue Ribbon Designs Mystery Sampler, Blue Jeans and Daisies.  And here is an update.

I just purchsed Part 2 of this mystery sampler, and I love it!  I need to pull myself away and stitch on a couple of my other WIPs, but it is difficult.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Winter Woodland and a Santa

Somehow, in my absent-mindedness, when I posted my end of February WIPocalypse projects, I missed Winter Woodland.  I stitched on it near the beginning of the month, but then also did some of the words later.  Anyway, here it is.  I hope to get started on the next square this month, and get a couple more words stitched as well.

With this month's Theme-a-licious, we are supposed to stitch on a different project each day.  So far, I have stitched on BRD's Mystery Sampler - Blue Jeans and Daisies (Mar. 1), Mill Hill's Greenland Santa (Mar. 3_, and LHN Elizabeth McGuire (Mar 4).  I was not able to stitch on Saturday, March 2nd, because I was just too busy with other things...sigh.  Here is a progress picture for the Greenland Santa.  It is actually starting to look like a Santa.  I have just his hat left, and then the sheep next to him.  I just love working with the beads.

Tomorrow, I am going to get back to the Mystery Sampler, which is such a fun spring piece.  Have a fun week of stitching everyone!

Friday, March 1, 2013

February WIPocalypse & Theme-a-licious

Regretfully, I am quite late in posting for the February WIPocalypse, so late it has run into the time for the month's end wrap up for Theme-a-licious   I just haven't had a spare hour this whole week.  But anyway, here they are:

Since the WIPocalypse designer this month was Little House Needleworks, I put a few stitches onto Elizabeth McGuire on my Dear Diary Sampler. And since Elizabeth is featured in this design, this one qualifies for this month's Theme-a-licious as well.   Elizabeth is getting close to being done.

I also pulled out a very old WIP, really a UFO, called Strawberries and Cream from on older Cross Stitch Collection magazine and stitched on it some.  Although not stitched yet, this design also has a young lady in it, to the right of the cottage, so I am counting it also as a Theme-a-licious project.  

And here is my progress on the Blue Ribbon Designs Mystery Sampler, Blue Jeans and Daisies.  I just love the colors and fabric on this one.  

The theme for next month's WIPocalypse is spring time, so I will keep stitching on the Mystery Sampler and Strawberries and Cream.  For Theme-a-licious we are supposed to work on a different project each day, and I'll give this a try and see how it goes.