Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rose & Holiday delivery

It's been a long while since I updated on some miscellaneous, no deadline projects. I do work on these from time to time and in fact hope to get both of the ones I'm about to show you done by the end of the year. Though if I have many more weeks like this one where I has having shakin trouble and stitching was getting really challenging then I may have more beads sorted than stitches in. (as I sort my sale beads when I am having a lot of trouble).
First up is Rose Storykeep from HAED. This one is not available for purchase on their site (as a storykeep, you can get it as a large design) as it was part of a loyal customers HAED yuku board promotion. It's got 2 1/2 pages. I'm about halfway through page 2. Into her face where all the confetti is, so it's slow going. Done on 25ct white Jobelean:

The next one is a Mill Hill kit called Holiday Delivery. I do love these kits on perforated paper. For $15 they are affordable as they provide you with everything (including the needs) to do the project up. (no frames included). They are a nice change from over 1 on 28 or 32 ct as some of my more challenging pieces are. I love the glitteryness of the beads and textures that Mill Hill plays with in their kits.

That's all for now. I've got progress on dragons (about 1/2 page done), Ravens (about 1/2 through pattern) and started a baby sampler (Just Nan, Baby Garden). So lots to share next time I get around to taking pictures. :)

Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Katrien!!
She has won the Pirate Love Pattern, fabric and other goodies that I will include. :)
Thank you so much to everyone that entered. (Katrien please email me your address)


In other news. I have some photos to share and such but I will get to them tomorrow or friday. It's been very busy, and got stressful today as we approach a huge deadline next week. So it's been tough to even motivate myself to stitch when I get home.

However big motivation came today. My wonderful man gave me some cool notebooks AND the Commodore from HAED for my bday!! I've really been draw to this pattern and couldn't stop thinking about it last week after it lost the poll. So excited to have it in the stash!!!

What does this mean for all of you? A fun new poll next week on Mar 1 for the next HAED pattern. This time I will put up a bunch of choices. I really enjoyed watching the poll last time, and hope everyone else had fun picking too.

Thanks for stopping by! 
New giveaways will be posted when my craziness at the office is done. Mid-March at the latest. Gotta get rid of a bunch of my purge stuff from when I reorganized for the new year. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Did you notice I lied? I didn't mean to it just got away from me. :) But here it is finally. The Pirate Giveaway.
I am giving away a Sue Hillis Pirate called "Love Pirate". (photo to left was my finish of it)
It is without the heart charm as I did do up this piece myself already. However I think it'd be easy to find another heart charm or a pirate item to put over the red box. An opportunity for creativity! Alongside it will be a piece of linen perfect in colour and size for the piece. As well as some extra goodies.

How to enter: 
A. Must be a follower of my blog
B. Post a comment on this post (only this post will count)
C. Wait for me to draw a name (random of course) and see if you win.
D. Closing is Monday, Feb 20 at 5:00pm MST.
Bonus: Post a link to this contest on your blog and get a bonus entry (you must tell me in your comment that you posted it).

I'm going to have a few more giveaway items next week as it will be my birthday and I'd love to gift some stash out to others. (that is why this is only one instead of the usual two packages).
Good luck to everyone!

For those curious I have finished my Feb cottage but I forgot to take a pic. I'll get on that this week and share a new start with you as well!
Thanks for reading and following! :) 

Monday, February 6, 2012

WIPocalypse #2 (Cottages & Ravens)

It's that time again (can't believe it's already full moon #2 of this month) to share some updates that are goals of mine to complete by the end of the world. heehee or at least the end of the year. :)
I've been working on my cottages again and got January done. I did some Krenik in the snowflakes, but I think it's hard to tell... However here's the final product for January, you can see that I've started February next to it:

I realized the other day that I haven't even shared a start of my La-D-Da Raven. This is what it looks like so far. I think I have seriously frogged more stitches out of it than I've put in. At this point I've done the word weary about 3 times! It's the linen and not the pattern. While the colour is very cool I really hate the threads on it. They are sooo uneven and it's sooo soft that it just doesn't want to be stitched on. Even with it on my stretcher bars. However, here's a bit of a sneak peek:

That's where I'm at right now with stitching. I have put more stitches into Dragons as well and worked my Mill Hill Kit a bit more. I'm doing Holiday Delivery right now.
I need to be on a serious stash diet. And I mean serious if I'm going to make it to Europe. I don't share too often what I buy anymore because there's so much of it it's overwhelming to put away never mind photograph (and then you'd all know how much stuff I buy! lol). But I do need to cut back.
However this week I get to pick #2 of my free HAED charts from the "Find Bob" contest I won. I'm having trouble picking. I'd love to get your help! Just enter the poll below. Can't wait to see what you all think is best! (yes I know some of you will not like either, for that I apologize I have many more I want but wanted to narrow it down to one of these two this month). Maybe I will have a vote every month between a few choices. I find it so hard to pick on the HAED site as I love them all! (sorry the poll is so big I can't seem to make it smaller, darn thing anyways!)
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm going to put up the pirate contest by the end of the week. I promise. (really I do. I will not slack on it this week!) So be sure to come on back and enter!
Thanks for all your support and comments! :)