Monday, January 15, 2018

Week 2, 2018 Un-Snapped

I removed Sweet Shop from the Q-Snaps in order to stitch the tree. There's about a 1-1.5 inches on the left side. Whether an ornament or a cube, this still gives me options for finishing.  In addition to the tree I stitched the wreath and started the door. One more session on this piece and I should be able to finish the stitching and move on to the next one in the series.

Little House Needleworks
Hometown Holiday Series, Sweet Shop

Swans is also getting close to a finish. It would be nice to have that one stitched up this week as well.

Hands On Designs
12 Days. Swans

As part of my Project Organization 2018, I spent a good portion of last week sorting through floss. My extra floss had out grown its boxes and it was hard to determine what colors I had. They are now sorted and bagged, just need to update inventory list, and then my tackle charts and kits. This is going to be a sloooooooooooooooow process! 😉🤞

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen






Monday, January 8, 2018

Week One 2018

Day eight of 2018. One week as passed already, have to get the stitching elves back on the job. Thus far I've started the last six of my Hands on Designs 12 Days ornaments, a 2018 Mystery SAL;  worked on my LHN Hometown Series and, had a finish.

I decided to have a go at Linen and Thread's 2018 Mystery Stitch a Long (MSAL). I will be stitching it on a piece of 36ct Vintage Light Examplar. For this project I took a trip to the store and picked up some grays, DMC 318,413,414,3799, a  color I seldom stitch with. We will see how this develops. I don't have enough to stitched to warrant a picture but hopefully soon.
Vintage Light Examplar
DMC floss

My first Fully Finished Object (FFO) was Peace on Earth by Little House Needlework. It's one less in my Box of Shame (BOS). Hope to make a dent in the BOS by taking part in Fully Finished  Friday led by Vonna. Most of my finishing will most likely take place on Saturdays, but I'll be making an attempt each week to finish something (fingers crossed)
Peace on Earth 
Little House Needleworks

This weekend was the first of WIP-It Weekend. I'm working on the LHN Hometown Series. First up is the Sweet Shop. I'm stitching on 40ct. with the intent of finishing them as cubes/boxes and making a mini village. I'm not sure Ive left enough of a margin on the left side, so I may have to switch the tree with the sign. Once I'm finish with the shop I'll count it out and decide.

Little House Needleworks
Hometown Series 
Sweet Shop

Head on over to Blogger of the Week to read about Sally. She is Jo's first featured Blogger of 2018.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year!
freebie Rosa E-sub
WDW Candy Apple, CC Steamed Broccoli, MH 40123


I started the New Year with a new knitting project, then I worked on my goals for the year. For 2018 plans are to continue  working through my WIPs, and the SALs from last year. To decrease the size of my WIPs I want to make really update my projects and set focus projects each month. I While I had some finishes last year my WIPs, list is still very long. There is a new series coming from Little House Needleworks that I want to work on as well.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Final Post of 2017

Time for a wrap up of the year that was 2017.
So happy of all that I was able to get done. 




Now it's time to prepare for 2018.
Thanks for visiting and all of the kind comments.
Hope you will be back to visit soon.
Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Advent Blog Hop 2017

Today is Day 4 of Jo's Advent Calendar Blog Hop!

Above is a tablescape I put together featuring a few of  my finished ornaments. Some were stitched by me, others I received as gifts. 

Jo's question for this year's hop is: How do you plan to spend Boxing Day?  Do you have any traditions associated with this day?

ANS: Boxing Day is not observed here in the US, as it is in the UK and other parts of the world. We are very likely to stay at home and relax and watch sports on the television. This year I will be traveling with my family 


Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November 2017: WIPocalypse

Melissa of Measi's Musing is hosting this SAL.

My list for WIPocalpse 2017 needs some major revising. but it's almost the end of the year. Soo... I'll just wait until 2018 and make a new list. Yes, though I haven't stuck to my original plan, I intent to continue with this SAL in 2018.

Here is what I accomplished in November.;

Fragments 2017  came out again, as I started on Number 5. Four of the six large flowers are almost done. Should not take to long to finish the others as well as the basket to complete this Fragment square.
Fragments 2017
Summer House Stitche Workes

A new start for me is the" Sweet Shop" by Little House Needleworks. Another area where self control when out the window. I follow Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks on Facebook. I also follow several stitchers that are LHN and CCN addicts on Instagram. Is it any wonder that I was pressured to start the Hometown Holiday Series? They twisted my arm, really they did!!
Sweet Shop
Little House Needleworks
(psst. Diane has a new series staring the end of January 2018)

Personalized Name Tree by M-Designs
 This month I stitched two name trees. Yeah!! These charts have been in the pile for a few years now. I really would like to get at least two more stitched in the next couple of weeks.
stitched with  NPI 464 Delft Blue
This tree needs to be decorated. I'm waiting on some beads that I pray will be the right shade of blue. Still trying to decide what ornament to use as the tree topper

stitched with NPI 103 Pansy Purple
Delica 11/0 , 1347: Mill Hill Star
This tree is all blinged out and ready to have the finishing completed. 
I'm so excited to get it to this point.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Gwen


Saturday, November 25, 2017

November: Geese and Trees


This month I finished another ornament from my Hands On Design, 12 Days. I'm on Day 6, the Geese are laying. One egg is stitched with Krenik gold number 4 blending filament, and some beads were added to the bottom holly spray. The others won't be stitched let alone finished in the next 4 weeks. So I'm considering these an early start to 2018.  

12 Days

In the next few weeks I'll be working on some name trees for my family. I stitched 2 last month and don't even want to think of how many more I want to do. Some may not be done until next year. These two still need to be decorated (beads and a tree topper). I've started adding beads to the purple ornament.

Personalized name trees

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen