Saturday, October 22, 2016

Weekly post

Hello blog friends. It's been a week since I last posted.
Will try to keep up with the reading too. But there was definitely lots of stitching done.
Look who decided to pay me a visit at the stitching spot:
Santa's back!  You can see how long he's been off here. I put in the gray smoke and light green on his blanket first, then proceeded with the abominable snow - white! I'm using B5200 instead. I purposely made the picture dark so the white can be seen - it's on the houses, trees and the ground, still lots to go:
Prairie Schooler's Christmas Eve
Next up is Sea Life by Lanarte:
I got carried away with that lighthouse. Still saved white stitching for last. I finished the starfish and wait, I changed something on the bottom left:
The chart had 3 fishes in backstitch next to the lighthouse. It felt mediocre to me. So I found one in the book that met my impeccable taste, LOL.
Aside from stitching, I continued thinning more magazines. I'm feeling more guilty than ever for stashing and not stitching some wonderful designs inside. 
This one is calling out to me more than the others:
Here's the thing though, I'm not a coffee drinker. But I do sip tea once in a while. I'm also thinking of making one in blue. Aaah, plans... 
Ooh, I almost forgot, I've been stitching overtime on my Halloween WIP, I definitely see that flicker of light at the end of the tunnel, yes, just what's left of the border and the windows then it's another happy dance!
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!


  1. Great stitching !! I liked that cup sampler design, it's stylish!

  2. Nice progress on both pieces. I love the Santa one.


  3. I have always loved this Prairie Schooler design. It's so sweet with the row of little houses underneath the reindeer and the sledge.
    Lovely magazines that you show here. I have to admit that I never feel guilty when looking at my stash, lol. I just feel the urge to start some more new projects :)

  4. I love your santa well done he looks fab.

  5. I love the Lanarte sea sampler - including your alterations! The teacup sampler is very stylish. Lovely stitching.

  6. Welcome back Santa! I really like the replacement fish, much nicer than the sketched ones.
    Nice stash of magazines, I'm debating whether to subscribe to that one and change JCS to digital. They seem to have some nice projects in there.

  7. Lovely stitching.I have the Santa chart..yours is making me want to start mine:)

  8. I love Lanarte's Sea Life and your change on the fish is really neat!!

  9. OH HO HO ,Santa Claus is comming! merveilleux

    Plein de magazines ,c'est bien ,on trouve tant d'idées a les feuilletter!

  10. Amazing progress on both pieces. Love the change you made to the finish.

  11. The fish you chose to stitch is much better than the design!!

  12. Great progress! Really love your Santa!

  13. I just love your Santa piece! Your fish addition looks great.

  14. I like your Lanarte fishy change! And glad to see the flying teddy bear back out again. :) Good luck with your miles of snow!

  15. Great stitching! I definitely like your fish better :)