I'm a 30 something Petite teacher who loves to run, read, hike, bake, knit and spend time with friends and family. I often think "I should remember that" and so thought I would blog about my days in the hopes of remembering those moments.
Wow these three weeks are going fast! Which isn’t surprising since somehow we are already into March!
I have not been crafting as much as usual as I just finished writing my second term reports on Friday. There’s three weeks of my life I’ll never get back:(
But I’m not here to complain- I’m here to show you my stitching progress.
I have finished a Mill Hill kit- Marshmallow Snowman.
This is done almost exactly to pattern, except I did not put the gold beads all around the tree. I do find that Mill Hill does too many beads for me so I have been trying to actually think about where I would want beads. I’ll get better as I do more:)
Since I finished this, I have started another small project. This is Back of the Truck Flowers by Daily Cross Stitch. My plan is to stitch it and then turn it into a wedding sampler for a friend and colleague. She loves flowers and he loves vintage trucks so it seemed perfect.
This is where I am so far. I am having to do this on a piece of 14 count Aida I had in my stash in order to get it to be a decent size. I really wanted to do it on a piece of my sky coloured evenweave, but it would have been about 2” by 3”- definitely not right for a wedding announcement!
I have months to get it done so I’m just lowly plugging away in it.
Make sure you check out everyone else’s progress in this group. There are some truly inspiring projects!
Well I am very thankful to be part of this group as it got me to get off my butt and get a backing and hanger on my latest finish.
I had bought a couple of Mill Hill kits to try out but didn’t realize this one was totally done in beads. That didn’t last long! I didn’t like what it looked like all in beads so I pulled some threads I thought would work and cross stitched the design and then just added a few beads. I really do like having a few beads as it seems to make them a little more special.
For having been off for a week sick I sure don’t seem to have gotten much stitching done. I guess the extra sleeping really has cut into my crafting time.
I just started my next Mill Hill kit last night so hopefully I will have a finish to show you by next update!
I just put the final stitch into this project so this update had perfect timing. This was a quick stitch and only took a week ( I work full time and also knit) and it was another stitch along with my mom(who finished in five days).
The pattern is Think Spring by Lizzie Kate that I bought through 123 Stitch.
It is stitched with Weeks Dye works and Gentle Art Sampler Threads and a couple of DMC on 28 count Green Sapphire Cashel Linen by Zeigart.
It was a really fun stitch to do as it’s all block stitching.
Please go check out all the other projects as there are some amazing stitchers in this group!
I am just about to start working on this so thought I’d do an update first. My mom and I both started this in October and she finished hers last night so now I need to get a move on!
This so Hello Autumn by Sue Hillis designs:)
It has been interesting to do this one on 32 count as there are parts that are super confetti and I’ve learned I don’t love doing confetti on 32 count. Talk about tough to get your needle in for those single stitches. I’m almost done though and am aiming to be done by January 10th so that it will be an even 3 months.
Please make sure you check out everyone else’s progress:)
Ugh a day late and a dollar short, about how my life is going this week.
I have just picked my stitching back up this weekend after having finished all of my Christmas gift knitting.
This is where I am on hello fall by Sue Hillis Designs.
I had a really difficult time with the last tire and wheel so this time I am doing it differently. I have loaded needles with each colour thread and literally go stitch by stitch across the row. It takes forever, but it’s definitely easier to get the stitches in.
I know you’ve probably all checked out everyone else’s progress, but if you haven’t please do:)
Thankfully I have been busy because this certainly keeps up on me.
I have been keeping up on my temperature tree by Stitchin Mommy. I’m a little disappointed that with this continued hot weather, it isn’t going to be symmetrical, but oh well, it’s still pretty!
I have also been moving ahead on my project for my dad. I keep thinking I’m almost done because I only have two words left, but then I remember about the skull and cross bones and the ship and the huge border!
I did finish something too! I tried my first Mill Hill kit and it certainly won’t be my last! I know it took me about a week, but obviously I didn’t get to work on it every day. My mom asked me how many hours it took me and I have no idea. I have one more kit so I will keep track of hours with that one. They make a fantastic gift though as they don’t take long. This one is for my friend who plans to buy a hobby farm after her retirement in June.
I will need to bring home some felt from school to fully finish it.
Finally, my mom and I are starting a SAL! Earlier this year I had done a hello summer stitched piece for her and we have bought a hello fall piece to stitch now. She is doing it on 16 count for my door and I am doing it on 32 count for her door. I’m a little worried about her arthritis, but if she finds it uncomfortable, I will just do both:)
I unfortunately don’t have the cover picture for it, and won’t even bother with a picture this time as all I’ve done so far is one row of thirty red stitches- so not exciting!🤣
Of course I’ve also been doing my knitting too. It’s so difficult to balance the two hobbies that I enjoy so much along with my reading habit! I really need to retire so I have time for all of my hobbies!
Please make sure you check out all the other amazing projects!
We’ll it’s a good thing I had this today or no stitching would have taken place! Truth be told, I have mainly been knitting the past few weeks because I have just gone back to work and it’s busy and stressful so by the time I get home at night, I don’t feel like I have the energy to stitch, whereas I can knit in a circle on a sock.
I am happy to say though that I am up to date on my temperature tree by Stitchin Mommy. I should say though that the colour key I am using is off an online resource as hers didn’t really suit our west coast temperatures.
Sorry for the not great photo- it is so sunny in here today it is hard to find a spot without shadows. I will be oh so glad to see the start of cooler weather!
I am still working on my beatings piece for my dad and I have my next door pattern as well. However, I was going to ask for this group’s help. My colleague is retiring in June and getting married in July and I figured those were two big enough events to warrant some stitching. My thought is that I can stitch something and the staff can pay for framing as her retirement present. She loves reading, flowers, birds and cats and she is hoping to buy a hobby farm after she retires. Does anyone have a suggestion for a pattern that could be done in 8 months???
Make sure you check out the other wonderful stitchers!
I went to a Bard on the Beach performance last night and with leaving to visit my parents incredibly early tomorrow morning- my time has been crazy. I knew I was going to forget something:(
I have been continuing to stitch on my temperature tree and still loving it! I have to admit, I am so ready for the weather to cool off though!
I have also begun a new project. This one is for my dad as when I saw it, I knew it was perfect. He has said this saying a million times during my childhood, so now it will become a pillow for his birthday present in March.
This is how far I am:
Hopefully I will get more progress on it when I get home so I will have more to show on the next update.
Please make sure you go check out everyone’s progress to see the amazing stitching!