Sunday, December 31, 2017

Light the Way

The Mother is spending the last hours of 2017 at the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow!

To Finish a Fairy

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3
The Maiden

Last Stash

A final bit a stash before the end of 2017! The moment the Stitchers Shop was released I knew I had to have it for my village! The Maiden

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tea Notions

I designed a tea wallet for my boss the wine lover!

It can hold 6 teas (or packets of Emergen-C for cold season!).
The Maiden

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Botanical Business

I think this is as far as I will get this year on Hellebore, while it is not a "bore" it is quite larger than I expected!
The Maiden

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Finish

This Merry Monday I learned how to finish an ornament using a tart tin!
The Maiden

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Monday

2nd ornament done! Stitched on a piece of 28ct tea dyed Irish Linen from Michael's (this girl is on a serious budget) and I LOVE it! 

Pie tarts for the finish were delivered today! The Maiden

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stashing Saturday

The moment  you  realize The Crone  has  given  you all  your  Christmas  decorations!
The Firehouse and My House join the others from Little House Needleworks Hometown Holidays.

Cricket Collections 109, ebay find! I saw this little guy completed with dry flowers in his beak. 

Next start in my Veronique Enginger series.

Latern Lane ( finally!), anyone else take advantage of the black Friday stitching sales? The Maiden

Monday, December 4, 2017

Merry Monday for 2!

Last year I started a new tradition, a handmade ornament for my tree. Since I returned to stitching this year I felt it only fitting that my 2017 Ornament should be stitched! 

Now to stitch it twice more (sisters tree is waiting and an ornament exchange looms) and figure out a finish!

The mother framed her completed Miss Christmas and I am enraptured, she just went to the top of my start list!

The Maiden

Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Monday

Mondays have become the most dreaded day of the week for me, so I decided to add a little holiday spirit to the day that marks the end of my weekend!

Merry Mondays will be reserved for holiday stitching, which will mostly be consumed with my 2017 ornament, but hopefully I can finish this long languishing peice from the Cricket Collection. I started it on 36ct which was too challenging even before my accident so it sat untouched. Maybe 1 day a week is just what this project needs to see a finish! The maiden 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Poisoned Plans

I have jumped on the posionous plant bandwagon! The Crone has purchased Nora's 2 new posionous pixies, the Mother Chatelaines Hortus Venenum the Poison Garden, and I have started Hellebore by Veronique Enginger a French designer who used antique prints as inspiration.

I am entranced by her designs and agonized over which one to do, until I decide to throw out all my plans and stitch the majority of them!

Her designs will become the backdrop to my stitching for the next few years, so in order to get some of my previous projects completed I created Finish Friday.

I will also devote 1 day a week to seasonal stitching, but more on that tomorrow! The Maiden

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stashing Saturday

Didn't I  mention I  was  stashing like there was a Stitchers Apocalypse? 
The Mother found this OOP chart for me and I was so excited!
I bought Snow Angel to match Halloween Resurrection. 

Who can resist a cat tart?

I love little house needleworks hometown holidays! I had to limit myself to pie diner, bookstore, florist,  railway station and sweet shop but there will be more to come!

As soon as I can obtain the threads this Twin Sampler will get a start!

Ghoul Tidings ties things up!
The Maiden

Friday, November 17, 2017

Finish Friday First

I pushed so hard to finish this project and now I feel so forlorn at it's completion!
Let it Snow by Barbara Ana Designs stitched on 28ct Jobelan Dusty Green.
I modified the flower in the vase, the charted version was 2 large blooms and I thought it was too heavy for the tip of a scissor!

I love the detail of the tiny pair of scissors she holds.
Finish Friday
I currently have 40 WIPs, am stashing like there is a stitchers apocalypse and have recently come across a series of projects that will take years of focus to complete (more on that later). As my primary focus will be this mystery project I have devised a plan to rotate in other WIPs.
Finish Friday was born from the idea that I will work on the project in my pile that is closest to completion.
Next Friday I will resurrect the Kiss for beading and then plan to tackle Night Creatures.
The Maiden

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Swiftly Done

 A Taylor Swift obsessed coworker has a birthday this week so I was asked to cross stitch something inspired by her latest video. It's an inside joke really, because I loathe this song, so "look what you made me do" is appropriate!
Designed using elements from Hinzeit's Last Stitch Cemetery and Alessandra Adelaide's Bat Banner (over one).
The Maiden

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Let it what?

 Let it Snow!

One quarter left! The Maiden

Monday, November 6, 2017

Snip Snip

 I have reached the halfway point on Let it Snow by Barbara Ana Designs and am really loving the change of pace from all that Halloween stitching! It has also been fun to dust everything in Snow!
I was going to rechart this to read 2017 as the date, but then I realized by flipping 2 numbers I could make it my birth year!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Switching Holidays

The mother started this earlier in the year and somehow I missed this project entirely! The Nutcraker by CloudsFactory is well on it's way to a finish!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New addition to the Gossip

According to Spernatural Collective Nouns a group of Mermaids is called a Gossip!
The Crone has been busy preparing her guest bathroom for a new addition to her household, her oldest grandaughter!

With the Mother's daughter comes the mermaid made for her!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spooky Sentiment

Happy Halloween from the Maiden, Mother and Crone!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sirena Verde è Finita!

 That awkward moment when you need to bead the project you were using to avoid beeding another larger Mirabilia!
 The fabric is a hand painted belfast 32ct, but I unfortunately cannot find the name. It has a green cast not immediately evident that looks like floating seaweed.
I kitted this Mermaid completely from my stash, so a few beads were substituted to accomodate. Also, I omitted the red coral strands and headress (I felt it would make her look like an angler fish!) 
The Maiden

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spooky Stitching (across) States

 The Crone started her Halloween Quaker this weekend too! I love that she randomly started at the opposite side, that way we can see a preview of what is to come!
 The Mother joined in the fun with a conversion of Mirabilia's Mermaids of the Deep Blue. This was such a fast stitch for me, I know she will fly through this project, which is good because I cannot wait to see them in Orange! The Maiden

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spooky Stitching

 October Friday the 13th stitching was so productive and fun I  think I will need to make this a tradition!
 I had originally taken the day off for the Las Vegas Mirabilia retreat, and when  that  was  canceled I decided to take a "mental health day." (Can you tell I grew up with counselor parents? When I was young those 3 words would get me out of school no questions asked!)
 The Crone and I jumped on the bandwagon and are doing a SAL for the Halloween Quaker, what better day to start it than on Friday the 13th while watching Halloween Classics?!
I did devote a large portion of my day to Mirabilias, beading the kiss and finishing another portion of my Mystery project. The Maiden