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!

Weekly Craft Update – April 20, 2015

Okay… So not so weekly the past few weeks… I’ve slacked off, I keep meaning to do this and I kept forgetting. 

I have been working some, not as much as I would like, but some. I do plan on trying to get back into it this week, and taking the time. No really good excuses, really, just distracted and other things going on. *giggles*

In other crafty notes, I am FROG’ing the afghan, and will start it over, again, sometime this week. The ripple was not lining up correctly so I either read the instructions wrong, or completely miscounted somewhere. I am determined to learn this skill though, so I will get back to it and figure it out. I know when I get it right in the first few rows, I will have it. 

The moment you’ve all really been waiting for, cross stitch update picture!



Have a great week everyone. Check out my etsy when you get a chance, it’s on my list to add more to it soon too. Keep smiling!

Weekly Craft Update – March 23, 2015

Hello everyone! So, my week was rather crazy as I expected. The final ballet of the season was this past week, and it was a success! Now it is back to something slightly normal, although still busy, until DD’s prom in April and recitals in May. So, I get a month to breathe lol.

Needless to say, I didn’t get nearly as much time to crochet as I thought I would, and I’m not 100% sure this isn’t going to end up being frogged and restarted. The ripple effect seems off, so I’m not sure if I missed a count somewhere or I’m just not far enough into it yet to see it. I’ll post pictures and updates on that hopefully next week.

Now, on top of the ballet, I managed to get myself a lovely case of the sniffles, with a clogged nose and all. But, that did mean I got a little more time to stitch than I expected, and although not a huge amount of work done, progress is progress. So, here is this week’s picture for the cross stitch…



That’s it for this week! Keep smiling and keep creating!

Weekly Craft Update – March 16, 2015

Happy Monday everybody! 

Only had time for some stitching this week, and not quite as much as I’d wanted, but progress is progress! This week may be worse for progress, we’ll see next week, but being that DS and I have the final performances of our last ballet of the season, I may not be able to stitch but I do plan on getting some serious crocheting done. We are back in our “home” theater this week, so I know all the good sitting and crocheting spots :) So, I am hopeful to have some afghan progress to show next week. 

As for the stitching progress, here you go…

Keep smiling and happy crafting!

Weekly Craft Update – March 9, 2015

Look at me, two weeks in a row!

Busy week this past week as usual, DS and I travelled both this past Thursday and Saturday for ballet, as well as all the usual running around and fitting school in between. 

I did have time to get some stitching done, which makes me happy. I feel like, so far, this one is going much faster than the ballerina. Here is this week’s progress…

Last week I also mentioned that I was starting a new afghan. It’s amazingly enough my first ripple pattern. It is done in lion brand’s homespun which is so soft and lovely, but it does like to separate a bit, so I’m getting used to that. Here are two pictures of the progress. I’d hoped to have more done, but there wasn’t always a good place with decent light to sit and spread out a bit at the theaters. 

That’s it for this week! Be sure if you haven’t yet, take a peek at my Etsy shop, you can find the link in the “About” link at the top of the page. Give the shop a like if you can! Thanks for everything and keep smiling!

Weekly (hopefully) Craft Update – March 2, 2015

Okay! First and foremost I apologize for my long absence. I have been working just not been updating all of you! 

I have more motivation to update you all more regularly again. I have started a new big cross stitch project! I’m excited about this one, it’s going to be gorgeous I think. I was reminded why I love presorted kits though. Here are some pictures of prep…

Gotta love it when you have five shades of peach and colors called “darkest grey green” lol. 

I officially started stitching this past Tuesday, the 24th of February, so here is my first week of progress, which I am quite pleased.

It is done on evenweave which I haven’t done a lot on before, but I am getting used to it. 

I have been busy with other things, most of which can be found on my Etsy site (see about me for that link). Here is some of it.

This last big mass of purple is something I love. 

It’s warm and soft and perfect for cold nights, and the sleeves are mid arm so perfect to wear while working on other things! 

I think that’s everything! Oh, I have gotten everything together for my next portable crochet project and as DS is getting ready for the final ballet production of the season, I should have some work on that to show in the next week or two. 

Keep smiling everybody!


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