Friday, February 28, 2014

Last day of the month means last day to finish my February...

Last day of the month means last day to finish my February ornament!

If you don’t already know, I am participating in three different blog groups this year. Stitch from Stash over at Epic Stitching, One Ornament a Month over on the cross stitch forum I belong to and Finish a Chatelaine. I’m doing well on two of the three… I haven’t gotten around to my Chat yet. I have until December anyway!

Here’s month 2’s ornament. It’s called Snow in Love by Little House Needleworks. I’m really quite pleased with how it turned out. I did unfortunately get a little bit of nutella on it, but if I don’t point it out I don’t think anyone will notice!

Do you have any crafty goals this year? How are you doing on accomplishing them?

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stash you say?


I never considered myself to have a lot of stash, but I join the Stitch From Stash Challenge anyway. I think because of this challenge I have become more stash orientated. 
I won this piece on ebay last month ($8.50) and it arrived earlier this month. I am always a little afraid when I buy colored things online because you aren’t really sure what you are getting, but my LNS doesn’t stock hand-dyed fabrics so I took the challenge anyway. 
This Plum Blossoms is a lovely shade of purple with some nice light and darker spots on it. I’m still trying to decide what I am going to use it for, here are some of my current ideas:

Square Damask from Ink Circles
This, but all in a solid color
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This design is from A rainbow of stitches (it’s a book). I think I’m leaning towards the Ink Circles design, but I don’t know if I want to do it with a white or a pink or a purple color! Decisions decisions. Any suggestions?
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Romantic Weekend

This weekend my husband and I went on a romantic trip to Columbus. I call it romantic because it was Valentine’s weekend.

We managed to do a ton of things on our 4 day weekend, including the Franklin Conservatory (for wine & chocolate night) and the Columbus Zoo (in the snow, we had the park to ourselves basically, it was wonderful)!

Of course I had to look up cross stitch shops and lucky for me there was one! I called ahead to make sure they were in before we made the trip on Saturday (since the Nashville market was this weekend too, I wasn’t sure if they were going to be open). The picture above shows what I purchased!

The beads are for the Glendon Place project I posted about not too long ago and the threads were all on the suggested colors list for a bunch of Little House Needlework patterns I have hanging out in my stash. I needed some new needles so I picked up the Bolin ones (new to me, I’m loving them so far, they have a HUGE eye which is great).

For February’s stitch from stash challenge I added $16.20 this weekend (the needles don’t count against me since I did actually need them, and I would have had them on hand anyway).

I have two more posts in the works so I will leave off here with the question on how you are doing on the stitch from stash challenge? It’s only month 2, 10 more to go!

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