Unhappy with the Floss Toss ~ the Woes of a Stitcher

gaelic-banner-dracolairA little over a month ago I finally broke down and bought the supplies for the project that keeps me up at night wanting to stitch it – Gaelic Banner from Dracolair.

I’ve been drooling over it for the longest time, having all these mental conversations with myself about whether or not I could tackle such a big project. In fact, I bought the kit for Paisley Pumpkin that I’ve stitching in the same order as those supplies.

But you’ll notice I haven’t posted a start on Gaelic Banner yet. I’m having fabric issues. I just can’t find the perfect fabric. I’ve gone through several pieces of amazing fabric already and once I put them with the chart and the threads I decide they’re all wrong. Kelly at Stitchnmomma even created a piece just for me, which is beautiful and awesome and going to be used for another project. [Read more…]

Stitching Paisley Pumpkin by Mill Hill

Paisley Pumpkin kit from Mill Hill was my Labor Day weekend travel project… Not a lot of progress to see so far.

Working on stitching Paisley Pumpkin by Mill Hill

I didn’t get as much done as I wanted that weekend and I haven’t had much time to stitch since we got home and school started either. [Read more…]

Oak Island Mystery Starting to Take Shape

I made some good progress on Pirate Treasure the past few nights stitching a little at a time. You can see the top of the hidden pirate’s hat being outlined here in the lime green color. (I didn’t realize the lighting was weird on this photo until after I uploaded. I blame the stormy weather.)

Progress on Oak Island Mystery! [Read more…]

Happy Dance! Dream is a Wish

Lately I’ve been stitching on bigger projects and suffering from that blah feeling you get when you haven’t celebrated a finish in awhile. I’m sure you can relate to what I mean, that moment you want to finish something, anything at all. So I took a few minutes to dig through my stash and pull out some small charts that I keep on hand for just such a stitching emergency.

Dream
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Oh Look, There’s a Corner of Border

I am convinced that I have turned into the slowest stitcher on the planet. I used to be able to finish a medium sized project in two weeks or less, now it takes me forever to finish anything.

I am determined to create more stitching time for myself somehow. But, here’s a little bit of progress on the quote I’ve been stitching and you can see a corner of the border…

stitching up a quote
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Progress is Happening Slowly on These Two

I haven’t had as much time to stitch as I’d like to, but I’ve made some progress this week nonetheless. I did a little bit of stitching on Pirate Treasure over the weekend…
pirate treasure progress

I love this pattern and it’s coming along nicely, but I think I’m going to put it away for awhile and come back to it later on. I’m itching to dig into some new stash that I bought [Read more…]

Working on Stitching Something

found-stitched-wordI can’t say exactly what that something is just yet, but here’s a little bitty piece of it. I’ve got some time scheduled into my day for the next few days to work on this and hopefully finish it up within the course of the week so you can see the rest of it ;)

In addition to this little project I’m also doing some stash shopping and some stash reorganization this week. It feels great to be fully immersed in my stitching again, the past few weeks I’ve been neglecting it and I’ve missed it.
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I Will Not Go Into a Stitching Slump!

It’s been awhile since I posted any progress photos on my stitching, because there just hasn’t been much progress. It’s been a hectic few weeks here in the Oliver household. Noah (my 12 year old) broke his collar bone, the school year finally ended, I had some dental surgery done, then Lucas (my 14 year old) had his last four baby teeth pulled because the permanent teeth came in and he had double teeth in his mouth, and then my husband aggravated his sciatic nerve last Monday – never a dull moment around here I tell you. I should buy lots of stock in Motrin the way the summer has started off!

I’ve put a few stitches in here and there and I purchased If Nothing Ever Changed (the chart of the week a few weeks ago). Ornament Club Pattern #5 at Stitching the Night AwayI managed to pick a fabric out of the stash cabinet to stitch that on once the chart and threads came in the mail. I consider that stitching progress, even if I haven’t made a stitch in the project yet ;) I refuse to fall into a stitching slump no matter how hectic life gets this summer.

Today I finished up stitching Ornament #5 from the Ornament Club… I used a Silkweaver Solo mini that was in my fabric stash already and decided to go with a slightly darker version of the original colors from the chart. [Read more…]

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