Weekly Craft Update – June 29, 2015

Another busy week this past week, but also incredibly hot, so whenever we were home I was hiding inside and able to get some real progress done. Mostly filling in parts here and there, but also working on more background as I get close to it. 

It is nice to be able to start seeing more and more detail come out as I go. And of course sharing it with all of you!

Keep crafting, keep smiling, stay hydrated and don’t forget your sunscreen!

Weekly Craft Update – June 22, 2015

Happy Monday everyone!

Busy busy busy week this past week, as well as a very busy day today (that’s why this is a little later than normal)

Not much to report, but did get some good progress this week, so I won’t write loads, just going to give you the picture, and call it a day…

Have a great week, keep cool and keep smiling!

Weekly Craft Update – June 15, 2015

Summer is definitely here! Temperatures are supposed to hit the 100s F this week, with indexes even higher. The pool will be getting lots of use I believe. The rest of the time will be spent inside, hiding from the heat. I am really glad I use LED bulbs in most of my lamps now so I can at least stitch without being under a hot light. LED has quickly become my favorite light because it is very clean and bright and helps when I have so many shades that are very similar. 

Progress this week includes we now have a general idea of where the other side of her head is, and some more filling in. I think because so many of the colors are very similar I am finding myself switching frequently because I start having trouble telling them apart lol. 

Here is your picture!

I did manage to get some old craft supplies on Etsy this past week as well, mostly beads and things like that, be sure to check it out, the link is in the “About” tab up above.

That’s it for this week! Stay cool, use your sunscreen and keep smiling! 

Weekly Craft Update – June 8, 2015


Both kiddos are done with school and so even though the calendar doesn’t agree with me, in my book, summer has arrived!

Needless to say with all the craziness this week, I didn’t get quite as much done as I wanted, but progress is progress. Every stitch counts, right? Baby steps, as long as they are towards the goal, that’s what matters. 

Here is the picture for this week…

Keep an eye on my Etsy shop too, I’ve been cleaning out closets and bins and things, so craft supplies I’m not using and have no plans for are going to go on there. The link to it is in the about me section up top.

Keep smiling and happy crafting!!

Weekly Craft Update – June 1, 2015

Last week of school for my kiddos this week. I am definitely ready for summer break. 

Been exercising more and it seems to be helping my wrists. I’m hoping that means I can hold off any surgical intervention for a while. 

Not much else to talk about this week. So I will just leave you with the picture and leave it there. 

Keep smiling and have a great week!

Weekly Craft Update – May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day everyone. Please, everyone, take a moment today to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedom. Every one of the service men and women that gave their lives to make sure we have the freedoms we do today, and their families, I thank you.

Good progress this week on the fairy. Her face has had more work, as well as her wings and more of the background. A happily, one little stitch found on the left edge! I am a little worried about how quickly this is going to go. I have been having more and more problems with my hands and wrists, after being a secretary and bookkeeper for many years I think that dreaded carpal tunnel is starting to rear its ugly head. I’ve been wearing my splints every night but I may have to break down and see the doctor soon. Fingers crossed everybody that it will go away with more rest and things!

Anyway, the part you have all been waiting for, this week’s picture!

Have a great week everyone, happy crafting and keep smiling!

Weekly Craft Update – May 18, 2015

Hello my lovelies! Another week has gone by already, crazy busy as it was, it definitely passed very very quickly. DS had dance recitals this past weekend, and I am very pleased with his progress, and his recital dances were fantastic. Including some great jumps landed well, and first lifts done on stage. I am one very proud momma. DD had two of her exams last week as well, and her end of year theater program too. Never a dull moment around here!

I did have some time to sit and stitch though, happily, and although no more edges reached yet, the wings are coming along nicely and my little fairy is starting to get a face! Now that dance is off for a couple of weeks, I hope to be able to zoom through some more progress over the next couple of weeks, although I do have some projects around the house planned as well.

Here is your picture for this week…

Have a great week everyone and keep smiling!

Weekly Craft Update – May 11, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow mommas out there! I hope you all had a lovely, quiet, relaxing day with no bickering children. I had a lovely day, watching Netflix, and getting lots and lots of stitching done. Plus, I had a delicious brunch and dinner cooked for me by my wonderful husband and kids. :) 

Okay, so I’ve been trying to work my way both up and left, so her hair has been started, as well as lots of work on her wings. The wings are turning out to be the most tedious at this point, between the color changes, and lots of quarter and three quarter stitches to get the angles of the lines. I haven’t quite made it to the left or the top, but more of the bottom edge was found this week, which always makes me happy. 

This week’s picture…

There you go! Happy crafting and have a great week!

Weekly Craft Update – May 4, 2015

First things first in honor of Star Wars day…

*giggles* yes I am that nerd

Okay, now onto the reason you’re actually reading this.

Great stitching week. Kind of a quiet week for me, so I had good time to sit and stitch, which was great and brought lots and lots of progress. I didn’t even realize how much I had gotten done until I looked at last week’s picture. I found more of the bottom edge, as well as the right edge as well. I really do love getting to the edges on these big pieces since it gives me a scope of the overall size that is sometimes hard for me to visualize. Alright, enough rambling, onto the good part…

Being that this is my first time really working with evenweave, I have learned to be extra careful when counting over and really switching colors is best done when I can work right off of stitches already done. Too many spaces means I might count off by half a stitch and that really screws me up. Since you can see it in this picture too, yes, I tape my edges with blue painters tape. I find that the adhesive releases better without leaving residue behind. The downside it is thin so when the edge is in my q-snap, it will sometimes tear the tape. 

That’s it for this week! Happy crafting and keep smiling! 

Weekly Craft Update – April 27, 2015

Hello my lovelies!

It’s been a good week for the cross stitch. I’ve really been focusing on that, so my crochet probably won’t have updates for at least another week or so. 

I occasionally suffer from some insomnia, and let me tell you, Netflix and cross stitching at 3am is very soothing. It kept me from focusing on how early I was awake, as opposed to thinking about how little sleep I actually got lol.

I am not the fastest stitcher in the world, but I am very pleased with my progress this week. Especially since I have gotten to my first edge! That always excites me when I can get to them, since that starts really giving me a real idea of the size and scope, and how much I have left. So, look closely, I have found the bottom edge, only three stitches, but hey, progress is progress!

Here is the picture for this week. Excuse the wrinkles, I finally got the fabric cover for my 8×8″ q-snap (which I totally love now since I still use a smaller frame even for the bigger pieces, it’s easier to hold onto for me), but since I’ve been working on the bottom, the top half has been kind of rolled and tucked under the cover to keep it out of the way.

Have a wonderful week everyone, keep smiling! As always, check out my Etsy site (click about me up top, the link is in there) and if you can, give my shop a favorite and let me know, I’ll reciprocate!


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