Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2017!!!

I am always so ready to start stitching again after the Christmas and New Year Holiday. This year I have joined Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.  The objective is to stitch on  something that you have been gifted and report your progress monthly.  Since I have a very large basket of WIPs I thought this is the SAL for me.  I picked a kit gifted to me by my husband and son when they went to Sequoia National Park in  March 2014.  I started it and added it to my rotation and I have not touched in a very long time since March 2014.  So my challenge is to finish it and gift it, framed, back to them at Christmas. 

When I picked this up yesterday I re-read the directions and found out that I needed to frog all that I had stitched back in 2014.  This piece is stitched with continental stitches (half cross stitch) with 6 strands of floss.  This is how far I got yesterday.  Should be fun.

Wishing you all the best in 2017!!  Politics aside, I hope we all have a great year.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tempting Tangles Welcome SAL Part 4 and 5

Tempting Tangles SAL Part 4 & 5
14ct White Aida
DMS Floss
Here is my current progress with the Tempting Tangles SAL.  I still have some back stitching to complete on section 5 and sections 6 is ready to be stitched.  Decided to stay with the colors listed on the pattern, but may of the other stitchers have changed it up a bit and it fun to see everyone's pieces develop. 
Deborah of Tempting Tangle is hosting another SAL called MYSTERY starting 3 December.  You can get the details here or on FB.  I am joining this the MYSTERY SAL and this time I plan to change the colors a bit, even though I am usually one to stick to the colors as directed. 
Thanks for stopping.  Hope you will join me on this Tempting Tangles MYSTERY SAL adventure.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Alpha Kitty Finish

Alpha Kitty "H"
14 ct Soft Blue Aida DMC Floss

Adorable Alpha Kitty is ready to go to Pennsylvania with two other Alpha Dog pieces I stitched up for Quilts for Older Children and Adults 2016 Stitchers Challenge.  Look forward to the 2017 Stitchers Challenge. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Tempting Tangles Welcome SAL Part 3

Here is part 3 of the FB Tempting Tangles SAL.  I am working on part 4 and I also have part 5 to do as well.  Hope to make great progress this weekend while we are driving to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma.  It is a 5 hour drive each way so that gives me 10 hours to stitch.  Woohoo!!



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Honey Bear Finish

Here is "Honey Bear"  part of an Alpha Bear SAL I am participating in for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults charity stitching group.  Isn't he cute!!!  He will head to Pennsylvania next week with two other "Alpha Animals". 

Enjoy!! CJ

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Faith - Hope - Love

Faith, Love , Hope
Alita Designs
14ct White Aida DMS Floss

Finished this freebie from Alita Designs for a religious themed quilt for the cross stitch group Quilts for Older Children and Adults.   I am so happy to share my love of cross stitch with folks that have serious illnesses.  Hopefully it can bring a little comfort to their day.



Monday, October 24, 2016

Good Tidings - Finished

Good Tidings!
28 Ct Tea Dyed Monaco
DMS Floss
Here is Littlehouse Needleworks "Good Tidings"  all stitched up and ready to be made into an ornament of some type.  So happy to have this one done.  I featured my progress on Kaye's Friday Frolics blog a week ago.  I have a few more finishes to post about later this week. 

If you like handmade cards, stop by my card blog, Tea-n-Stamps, to see what I have been creating.

Pattern giveaway coming up real soon.  I have lots to pass on.