Saturday, 21 January 2017

Hallo 2017!

I have a finish for this year!

This project I only work on at work, when the client doesn't mind and I have the time. Usually during respites! I changed the kit's gold thread with #4 Krenik because the gold thread in the kit was like trying to stitch with slippery hair. NO THANK YOU.

I kitted up a Jardin Prive
I'm not doing it on a white fabric, which has me wondering if I'm making the right choice..never mind, I got scared and found a piece of 32 count white jobelan! was thinking the gray cage might not show up as well on the fabric I did pick. :) Anyway that's my new work project.

I have nothing new to show on Blossom Collector, but never fear, I will find time somewhere to work on her. she has so few stitches to go, a bit of backstitching.. and then all the beads.

That is all, my friends!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Stitchy day Tuesday!

I got a bunch of stitching done today! woohoo. Blossom Collector now has her other arm, face, and her hair done! I'm hoping once the back stitching goes in she won't look so washed out.

I found a home for a bunch of my Stash this past week. All my Qsnaps, some fabric, scissors, hand dyed threads and even a silk thread and other odds and ends were gifted to a fellow stitcher on Reddit. I was so happy to find someone who wanted to take that off my hands, rather than the thrift store! I know I could have posted on something like Stash Unload, but I can't be bothered with all that nonsense! She was very appreciative!

I can't believe the year is coming to an end so fast. Where did it all go?! If anyone has any ideas where it went, I'm all eyes.

Pretty soon my no stash for a year begins! I'm kind of nervous haha. I just have to stay off the sites that sell it. :P

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The last of my stash

I've spent a lot of money over the years on entertainment. Like most of you, I have more stash than I can possibly handle. I also spend too much money on video games, movies/TV, Audible books, and tea.

I'm overwhelmed with *stuff*. So much *stuff* that when I have a few moments to myself, I don't know what to do with myself so I end up laying in bed with the pets and watching conspiracy shows n Netflix. When I go to make tea, I have at least 40 kinds to choose from, and it takes forever to pick one. It's time to work and drink through what I have!

So I'm having a moratorium on buying Stash, video games, tea, audio books, movie/tv shows on dvd for 2017! This is also including things from Etsy!!!!! Money is going to be spent on just the basics of living.

With that said, I received the last of my stash for the year. I actually ordered this sometime in November but had to wait for out of stock fibers, so when I ordered this I wasn't thinking I'd stop buying *stuff*.

It's Glendon Place - Dance of the Tulips. It's done in all silks, with some beads.

Forgive the potato quality. I always think it looks fine on the phone screen, but then after I've uploaded it, it's like BLECH, but I can't be bothered taking more shots. What inspired me to buy this one was working with silks on Blossom. I've also been on a Glendon Place kick lately, so when I saw that this one was all in silks, I decided to go for it. I also like that it's many shades of pink! Can never go wrong with pink!

In preparation of my no buying *stuff*, I've already unsubscribed from all the promotional emails I get, and removed my favourite buying websites from my view. GONE WITH YE!

I have a feeling this is going to be harder than I anticipate. For now, I'm strong!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Some stitching and a baby Emma

Ahoy mateys, I come with an update of Blossom Collector. I've been kinda slow as fook with her because I'm also trying to get a mill hill ornament done too, and if you've ever done one, you know they're fiddly and beady.

I can't post the ornament but I can post Blossom!

She's getting there. Working on her hair at the moment. Once I get that done I'll finish her arm and get cracking on that face. hoping I haven't miscounted anywhere. :D

I bought myself a Christmas present this year, a CD player! HAH. I still have CDs, and like CDs, and didn't have one.

It got delivered today and I love it. The pets and I found a classical station to listen to, so we all feel more dignified than we really are.

Speaking of the pets, I found Emma's baby picture! She was about 5 weeks old is this picture.

That picture shows so much about her. The breeder let me take her home at 7 weeks (when she would normally wait until almost 12) because she wanted nothing to do with her littermates, like, wasn't even playing with them. She's already posing like a Jack Russell, too. 13 years later and she has never really liked interacting with other dogs, is super independent, and never fails to show off her proper stance. 

Anyway, that's about it for my update. hope everyone is stitching more than I am!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

woo updates

I got some stitching done! Hurray for me! Look at Bloom Collector now, she has an ARM!

Last week I took Emma to the vet to get her teeth cleaned and she ended up getting 4 teeth pulled. This is her after the ordeal
She was still looped up on anesthetic in this picture and none too happy. She tried barking the very next day and whimpered right after because it hurt! my poor baby! She went to the vet this morning to have her post dental checkup and he said she was fine to eat hard kibble again, which she really appreciated. She was getting sick of softened food haha.

Next up is the stash I bought, which arrived today all packed up nice and separate so I didn't have to go figuring out what DMC went with what pattern!

Much pretty. Very shine! These were ordered from Traditional Stitches here in Canada.

And last but not least, I had a VERY BAD Thanksgiving Weekend. We are talking brought to literal tears and my poor Nursing Supervisor and Scheduler had to hear me blubbering in my car as I told them what went on. I was treated like crap for doing my job, and caring for my client. The family had other ideas and basically made me cry lol.

So I bought myself this to cheer myself up
It's from my favourite Etsy shop for jewelry, Grace Anchor.

It's a moonstone and it's gorgeous.

Anyway that is all for now! Hope everyone is getting a lot of craftiness done! :)


Thursday, 6 October 2016


Happy Thursday! I only work 4 days and then I have a 3 day weekend for Thanksgiving here in Canada! Woo! I've been playing too much World Of Warcraft and not stitching as much as I'd like, but I do have an update!

As you can see, Weezi is helping me out by keeping my lap warm and adding exotic fibers to my work.

Happy with the chunk I got done today. :) Hopefully I can keep up the pace! I was bad and ordered the other fairy she released last month because I don't have enough to do already. Plus Traditional Stitches was having a 20% store wide sale.. so yeah. That was what did it for me. :)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

What a day!

I got so much done today on Blossom Collector! Might I see another finish in my future? who knows!

What is it about working with silks that make it feel so luxurious? I don't use it very often, but when I do, it makes me feel all fancy pants, and also how I'd like to win the lotto so I could stitch in nothing but silks!

I'm happy I was able to finally have a real stitch day. Hopefully there will be more :)