Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My First Ornament!

I joined the 2013 Ornament SAL and stitched my very first ornament!  I've been stitching for over 30 years and I've never, ever stitched an ornament, hard to imagine really.  I joined the SAL to motivate myself into stitching some ornaments, so I hope to end up with 11 ornaments at the end of the year.  (I didn't join the SAL until this month).

Anyways, here it is, my very first ornament!

By:  Amy Bruecken Designs
2011 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SAL Update & The Last of My "M" Charts

It's been a long week.  How can a shorter work week feel even longer than a normal one? 

I managed to stitch a bit on my SAL piece last night.  Here is my progress.

By:  Ursula Michael

And here are the last of my "M" charts.
By:  Nora Corbett

By:  Alma Lynne

I just realized that I'm half way through the alphabet!  I need to do a recap post of all my WIP's that I've stitched on so far.  I may do that tomorrow if I have time.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  I'm headed to my stitching chair where I plan to spend the rest of the evening!

Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Just One L

I'm off work today in observance of President's Day.  I just love government holidays!! 

I'm not sure how much stitching I will accomplish today because I promised my dad I would come and spend most of the day with him.  We're going to go to lunch and just spend some quality time together.  Life has been hard for him since we lost my mom six years ago.  I try to spend as much time as possible with him, but it never seems like it's enough.  Okay, time to move on before I make myself cry!

Here is my one and only "L" chart.

By:  Stoney Creek

I just love this chart and I hope I can get it done by Christmas, but there's still so much stitching to do on it that it probably won't be done by then.

Well I'm off to straighten up the house a bit before I head to my dad's.

Have a great day everyone and Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

SAL Update & The Last of my J Charts

Here's an update on my Halloween House SAL

By:  Ursula Michael

Again, it's not much but it's something.

Here is another J chart and I actually finished it!  Happy Dance for my second finish of 2013!!

By Waxing Moon Designs

 Here is the last J chart in my WIP pile.
By:  Waxing Moon Designs

These waxing moon designs have been so much fun to stitch.  So far I have finished January, February, March, April, and July.  I'm not sure how I managed to finish July before May and June.

Today I'm going to work on finishing the stitching on my very first ornament for the Ornament SAL
that I joined.

Have a great Saturday everyone and Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

One Lonely I and a Couple of J's

Life has been crazy busy for me at work lately, and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon.  I feel like I'm a hamster running on a wheel but never getting anywhere.

A new Sheriff took office and he's go, go, go.  I'm not use to so much activity!  So I'm usually exhausted when I get home and I've only managed a few stitches each night.  Hopefully things will calm down once he gets settled in and learns everything.

Now on to my stitching!  Here's the latest in my alphabetical rotation.

By:  Stoney Creek

By:  Amy Bruecken Designs

By:  Wendy Darker

Again, sorry for the wrinkles, but it just takes too much effort to plug in the iron!

Happy stitching everyone!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Awe, the Beach!

I love the ocean.  Actually I just love water.  A lake, a river, a pond, it doesn't matter.  There's just something so calming about sitting by the water.  I would love to live near a body of water, but since I don't, the next best thing is to stitch the water!  Here is my last H chart.

By:  Ursula Michael

Sorry about the hoop mark, I was just too lazy to iron it!

Have a great Tuesday everyone and Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

SAL Update & Holiday Cheer

Last night I spent a few hours working on the Halloween House SALHere is my progress.

By:  Ursula Michael

It's not much, but at least it's something.

Here is the next H chart.

By:  Ursula Michael

It's a cold and snowy day here in Ohio, a good day to stay indoors and stitch!  I hope you are all warm and cozy wherever you may be and that your day is filled with lots of stitching!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Have A Ball!

I'm still stitching my way through my WIP's in alphabetical order.  Here is the next H chart

By: Stoney Creek

I have two more H charts before I move on to my one and only I chart.

I'm going to take a break on my alphabet stitching tonight to work on my SAL piece, Halloween House. 

I also joined the 2013 Ornament SAL
so I'm going to have to look through my charts for an ornament to stitch.  I have never, ever stitched an ornament so I thought this would be a fun way to get started!

I'll be back tomorrow with an update on my Friday SAL piece and another H chart!

Have a great Friday everyone and Happy Stitching!