Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Week Two


It's a bit windy and wet here. Blew the gate apart and I had to brave the storm to prop it shut. The wind is beyond howling....jet engine igniting loud. It's sending the rain down at a 45ΒΊ angle.
Even the cat door keeps blowing open...and it's in the garage.

A little #1yearofstitches2017 update

Week 2 progress

Went to the mountains on Monday so I added this little gem. The river is next.

Ordered some fun buttons to go with the project. Yes, I've been sharing the buttons.

 Lunched on the river with the hubs. It's quite full and not as calm as it looks in the picture

Saw some rainbow colored bikers pray before they got back on the road. 
An awesome site to behold.

Gratuitous granddot shot

I hope to enjoy some quality stitching time while the weather it's so fearsome. Ocean themed.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#1yearofstitches...week one

A big hoop makes it look like little progress, but progress it is!

Day One

Day 7

It's actually a 14" quilting hoop. I thought I needed the room for 365 days of some kind of stitching. I am pretty sure in 6 months I will wish I had a bigger hoop, but then I can start something else...many something monochromatic or themed. This is just freestyle. 

Of course my first emblem would have to do with star trek...heeellooooooo

I may take a break from Our Lady and do some bubbles and puzzle pieces. My Granddot was here and that's what we played with. Yes, I am making the grammy face.😊😊😊 (oooooo new feature...insert special characters)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It's a New Year!

2017....can you believe it? 
This year will mark 55 revolutions around the sun and 29 years of wedded bliss.
Wow! Just wow! 
A new year always sparks the urge to do new things for me. I am embarking on several creative journeys this year and trying to finish up some that I started last year...maybe even the year before.

Let's see, where to begin?

I started a Jewels of the Sea crystal challenge. It's due in 2 weeks. I have so many ideas that I just can't start, but start I will....tonight!!!

The next challenge is a year long one. So fun. Each day you take a stitch and a pic of your progress and post it on some social media forum.
#1yearinstitches2017   is being hosted, if you will, by Brown Paper Bag.
I will be posting my daily progress on instagram if you want to follow along.

A little peek at what I've done so far. It's a 14" hoop (35cm)


Finished up what feels like a million french knots. It could be better, free form ain't my thing, but I am trying to grow.

Used an antique spring hoop to mount it.

Cleaned out my ORT jar so it can progress with my projects too.

Yes, my office supplies addiction has yet to be quelled. Zebra Mildliners. 
So. Much. Fun.

Last but not least, our Christmas card. Just me and the hubs. The Dot was not thrilled.

Hope the new year brings you joy, love, laughter, creative sparks and the inner peace that only God can provide, if things get tough.

What's your new year going to look like? I am always for looking for fun, new things to try that don't involve my jumping out of perfectly good airplanes or touching spiders.