Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mini-Finish, New Start and Some Stash!

Hi everyone! I know it's been almost a month since I've posted on any progress but I have a lot to show and talk about!  So grab a warm beverage and a snack because we're off!

First off, I have made some progress on Santa in the Clouds.  The last time it looked like this:

And now I've filled in more of the top:
Next I get to put in some gray which will be a welcome change from blue.  That spot in the middle is where the star is.

I didn't stitch much on this because I got distracted with holiday stuff.

However, I do have a finish to show!

Yep Halloween Green is done!

Last time it was here:
I was surprised because the color on the bottom is 307 which is bright yellow and it's the same color as the windows but looks really different.  Now I only have Halloween Yellow to do and then I'm done with them all.  I haven't fully finished it yet but I'll probably wait to do that until I finish Yellow.

Finally, I have a new start!  I told myself I wouldn't start it until I finished Halloween Green which is what pushed me to finish it but ever since I have I've been a stitching machine!  Curious yet?  😈

It's Raven from Nora Corbett's Bewitching Pixies series!  I stitched all of the black in the last two days and I think I'll have her finished in no time!  She's stitched on 14 ct opalescent Aida that I dyed a stormy gray with a touch of purple.  It's a tad darker than I was planning but I like it.  I chose the gray because it's something that all of them will look good on and with the sparkles it's like they're conjuring magic on a stormy night.  Each one will have a touch of the same color as in their dress.  The purple didn't come out super well but I still like it.  I'm excited to get into the purples in her dress and the moon.  I'm going to do the skin over one so that will take a while but I don't think it'll be too bad.  All of Halloween Green and Raven have been stitched since the weekend since I am now officially on break from work.

I also got a bit of new stash.  The first I'm not going to show but I finally finished my DMC collection after 3 trips to the store.  I only was short by 50 or so colors.

The second thing I got was the Dimensions Gold kit Woodland Enchantress.

It was on clearance at Michaels for $20 originally $45.  They had 2 other kits on clearance that I like which are Fall Fairy and Aurora.  I sent pictures of them to my mother-in-law with a 'very subtle' hint that I'd like them for Christmas and that they were on clearance 😀

Finally, I received a very generous gift from Keiley at Keebles World.  She got me a HAED!

This is After the Ball and I love it because not only is Cinderella a brunette with blue eyes (like me) but she's so pretty and has such a wistful look in her eyes.  I also like that it's not a blatant in-your-face fairy tale picture (although I like those too).

Whew that's a lot!  I'm still catching up on blogs but I'm only about a week behind now instead of over a month.  I haven't been reading a lot lately because I've been too busy stitching but I'm okay with that!

After the new year I won't be stitching much because I'll be starting student teaching which is going to eat up almost all of my time.  Luckily the school is less than ten minutes from me.  I'm hopefully going to have one day a week that I won't do any planning or anything and can just stitch but we'll see how things go.

Thanks for stopping by!  I probably won't be back (well depends on how Raven goes) so if I don't see you again have a Merry Christmas or happy whatever holiday you celebrate!  We celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah at my house.  I'll see you (hopefully) before the new year!


  1. Busy needle! Well done on the finish. You're doing really well on Santa and Raven. Your new kit is lovely - should be a fun stitch. After The Ball is gorgeous, such a wonderful RAK.

  2. Gosh!!! Your going to be busy stitching!! Love your green Halloween stitches... They are brilliant.
    What a lovely RAK... Looking forward to seeing your progress :)
    Wishing you Merry Christmas full of smiles and laughter :)

  3. bellissimi Heather, adoro Halloween

  4. Congrats on the beautiful finish Heather. Great progress and love your new stash.


  5. Halloween Green looks great! Lots of black there. Nice progress and new start. Merry Christmas!

  6. You made some great progress on Santa in the Clouds. And you even have a happy dance on Halloween Green. Great job, Heather, and this deserves a new start, of course :)
    I love, love your two new charts, particularly Woodland Enchantress. I once saw it on floss tube and since then it has been on my wish list.

  7. Well done on your finish Heather! Progress on Santa in the Clouds is looking great! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :D

  8. Wow all of your stitching looks amazing. Well done on finishing Halloween Green. Yours new start is awesome. I have a few of those Nora Corbets on my WL. I have Woodland Enchantress too but haven't made a start on it. Such a pretty chart and your RAK HAED is beautiful! Happy Christmas and have a great Hanukkah.

  9. So, how are you feeling about the tent stitch so far? I can't tell that it's "streaky" like what I was afraid of, so that's good! Congrats on finishing green too!

  10. Wonderful stitching, Heather. Congrats on your Happy Dance and I love your new start and that HAED is stunning! Merry, merry Christmas, my dear friend. xxxx

  11. A lovely post from you but I'm sorry to hear your stitching time is going to be cut in the new year! You have some lovely projects to stitch, I like the RAK from Keebles very much and the Woodland Enchantress is just gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and get some stitching time in!

  12. Wow beautiful stitching on. Love your two new pieces and hope your Mom in Law got the subtle hint haha. Hope you had a fantastic holiday!

  13. I've been away from blogger too and look what I missed, so many great stitching posts as yours! Wow, you sure stitched a lot. Halloween is so awesome! Your new stash are great, our Michael's here only carry small simple xstitch kits and at full price☹️️ Raven is looking pretty! Happy New Year😊

  14. Wow all of your stitching looks amazing. Well done on finishing Halloween Green.