Monday, April 4, 2016

March 2016 Update

Hello everyone,
I'm a little late with my March update - Hopefully I can get back on track this month.
This month, I have some smalls a little progress on the new start gold petite and some stash to share.

Brrr ©2011 by Linda Stolz dba Erica Michaels Designs
28ct Silkweaver Reflections Winter Skye
Ice Dragon Premium silk hand dyed fibers (Vickie Clayton)
Stitch Count: 42 x 42, 1 over 2
Cross Stitch

Savoir faire © 2003 Blackbird Designs
28ct Picture This Plus Fog Cashel
DMC, GAST and Weeks Threads
Stitch Count: 40 x 45, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Lazy Daisy, Smyrna

Queen Bee free pattern ©2013 The Prairie Schooler, Inc.
18ct Black Aida
DMC Threads
Stitch Count: 33 x 40, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch

A year of Celebrations - March   Published in Cross-stitch & Needlework March 2014 (
Designer Cathy Habermann of Hands on Design
Fabric: 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast  (DMC 613)
Threads: Weeks, GAST, Crescent
Stitch Count: 50 x 50, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, Lazy Daisy
Hopefully I'll make the time to stitch up all the months in this series.

Dimensions Gold Collection - Petites Kit # 8720
Christmas in the Adirondacks © 2003 Dimensions
Designed by Martha Edwards
Stitch Count: 90 x 122 varies over 1
18ct Aida
Cross Stitch, Half Cross Stitch, Backstitch, Blended
Color Chart

I put down my Dimensions kit when in mid March I got my reminder e-mail from Jen at Funk & Weber Designs requesting bookmarks be sent out soon. Since I had some time, I decided to stitch up another few bookmarks for the Stitching for Literacy program - and I have been spending some time getting them 'finished'. I'll show them all in my next post.

This Space Rocket bookmark is included in the Leisure Arts Bookmarks Galore  66 Designs ©1997
Fabric: 18ct Back Aida
DMC Threads
Stitch Count: 27 x 105, 2over 1
Cross Stitch, Backstitch

I was intrigued by the finishing of this one - so I chose this Celtic Corner Bookmark
Published in Cross-stitch & Needlework Spring 2016 (
Designer Elizabeth Spurlock
Fabric: 14ct White Aida
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 27 x 27, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch, Back Stitch

I thought this Flower Owl will make a pretty bookmark
Plaid Bucilla Kit #45749 ©2014
Fabric: 14ct Aida
Threads: Included in kit
Stitch Count: 29 x 31, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch, Backstitch, Long Stitch, Running stitch, French Knots

New Stash:
I ordered the new little hedgie from Just Nan as well as the limited edition Flying High Stitching Case by Just Nan.

Bucky has been feeling a little under the weather for the past week - He hasn't been sleeping well at night - can't seen to stay settled and he's puffing a lot - almost like his nose is stuffed up. It might just be a cold - waiting to hear from vet - time will tell.

Sam has been sleeping fine as you can see - she likes to use DH slippers as a pillow /play toy.

It's been lightly snowing today so they have been enjoying their time outside.

For those that stayed with me until the end... It's time for spring and a thread giveaway - some micro spools of HDF, a skein or 2 of Carries creations, some Victorian Motto sampler threads, to name a few. Doesn't matter where you live to enter just leave a comment with your email and I'll have DH choose a winner on the 24th.

Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa M.