Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year SFS and New Chart!

It's almost 10:00 here on the west coast and I'm enjoying a nice quiet evening stitching and will break out the bubbly soon.  Hubby wants to wait until midnight but we have a whole bottle to drink :). On the other hand it'll mean staying up late to stitch if we wait...decisions decisions ;). 

First up is the final SFS.  
Carryover: $40
Allotment: $25
Spent: $0
Final total: $65
Possible total if $0 spent: $300
Not bad if I do say so myself.  Thanks again for hosting Mel!

Well I'm sad to report I had absolutely no finishes this year.  Oh well lol next year I'll have one at least!  I'm definitely finishing paradise I'm almost to the halfway point. I should reach it sometime next week.  The last two days have been nonstop stitching.  Yay!

I've managed a page finish and soon to be the two.

Last time (2 weeks ago 😳):

This time:

This year I'll be doing the new stitchy start SAL, GG, and Finish It Up hosted by Stacy at Crossed Stitches.  Paradise fits all of these categories so my main goal is to finish paradise and possibly the other two Halloween banners.  Wish me luck good luck on all of your goals!

Before I say goodnight I had to share with you all my new chart!  Keiley over at Keeble's World gifted me the gorgeous HAED Falling Snow which I've been drooling over for months.

And we're talking about doing our own SAL for the new HAED that should be charted soon 

Would anyone want to join?  It wouldn't be for several months at the least but it's in the talking stages :). Thanks again Keiley I love it!

Thanks for sticking with me I'll see you all next year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December GG

Hello again everyone it's time for our last Gifted Gorgeousness of the year.  GG is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  Paradise has suffered greatly in the last few weeks.  Between the holidays and me starting school I've barely touched it.

Last month I had finished the page:

This month I'm here:
Not even a page.  And most of that was in the first week.  I think my education killed my bug lol.

However Halloween Banner Green has seen some love

Last time:


This was done in the car on the drive down and back from Seaworld.  Around 6 hours total.  And some was done a week before that at a group with some local stitching ladies.  

Alas no more will be done for a while as this weekend I have my sister in law coming to stay with us and then 2 days after she leaves we have my mom coming to stay with us for Christmas.  I'm going to teach her how to stitch counted.  She's only ever done stamped so this should be interesting.  She chose HAED's You Can Leave Your Hat On as her first piece LOL!  I got my mother in law started stitching too she's working on a Tilton Crafts piece which is the Dalmation (sic).  I'll update you all as it they go!  

Thanks for stopping by I hope my bug comes back soon.  I think once the holidays are over I can find a routine with my new job, school and stitching.  I've had my eye on HAED's Falling Snow for several months so once we play catch up with my paychecks I may have to get it.  

See you all next time with hopefully a large update.  I probably won't be back until the new year though so just in case Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Advent Blog Hop

It's that time of year!  Time for Serindipitous Stitcher Jo's Christmas Blog Hop!  

I don't have any new Christmas stitching I'm afraid since I've been working almost exclusively on Paradise.  But I have my completed ones to show!

Candy cane Santa was the first kit I ever bought/finished.  

My next Christmas start will be:
But I'll be putting beads on the houses to simulate lights when I'm done.

The theme this year is what do you do for Christmas Eve?

Well as a child depending on what time my dad picked me up I would either have a big family party at my mom's and go later to our smaller family Christmas at dad's or go straight there.  Now as an adult either my husband or I would have to work so when I was off I would usually just relax myself with some hot chocolate and baileys, my stitching, Christmas lights and Christmas music.  This year were both going to be off and my moms coming to town so we're going to make some festive drinks, get some pizza rolls and junk food for dinner and watch Christmas movies.  I'm really looking forward to having the holidays off!

Thanks for stopping by I'll see you next week/year!