Dec 15, 2016

2 Finishes to Report

In this midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush I've been stealing time to stitch. I have two finishes to report.
Finish # 29 Snow Kisses by VeeandCo Cross Stitch
Fabric is 28ct Navy Evenweave Threads DMC
Started for DUCJC Jan 11th, 2016
Took 6 Days

This was one of my 2016 DUCJC starts and I really wanted to finish it up. So happy to mark it off my list. Pretty sure this makes 14 of the 31 starts now. Not as good as I wanted of course but I'll take it. As always I've added many projects throughout the year so that doesn't help. Like this next project...

I was ordering some things  forced to purchase some new stash. I had bought a 2016 PALs Exclusive pattern and wanted was forced into buying the threads for it. Haha. Anyway enough excuses I also spotted a piece that I wanted to do for my mom sometime. It's hard to stitch a surprise for my mom since we own a house together. Yesterday she happened to leave the house and be gone for several hours so I hurried and started the new piece. I was able to finish it last night quickly after she had went to bed. So I will be able to give it to her for Christmas now. I'm so glad! Anyway here is the finished piece...
Finish # 30 Grandma Stitch Wit Kit by Dimensions
Used kit materials. My first embroidery piece.
Finished with included hoop.
Took 1 Day. Finished December 14th, 2016 

I didn't notice until I received it that it was embroidery instead of cross stitch. It was really easy but I have to admit I didn't enjoy it as much as cross stitching. So I'll have to watch more careful next time I'm forced to go shopping haha. 

Now I have two finishes. In my mind that's always a good reason to start a new piece. Plus I did receive those beautiful new specialty threads so it only makes sense I make sure they work and go into the fabric correctly haha. Yes I have a long list of things I have to work on and plus my I should be working on Grandpa's piece. Let me show you the beautiful new pattern I want to start though...
This is a 2016 PALs Exclusive from Silver Creek Samplers called Taking it e-Sea but I think I heard she is going to release it next year sometime for everyone else. It uses beautiful Gentle Art and Weeks Dye threads. So hopefully now you understand why I must start it. Tomorrow Fred (hubby) has the day off work so Mom and me are going shopping. Saturday I'll be busy most the day wrapping presents so I'm making today a lazy day. I deserve it. We are in for some interesting weather this weekend. Right now we have 7 inches of snow on the ground and below zero temps. We are supposed to get rain/snow/ice from tomorrow afternoon till Saturday night. Who knows what will happen. Hope everyone has a great weekend! See ya Monday.


  1. Indy has around 3 inches and single digit temps - slightly better than you. Forecast is not looking great.
    Stay warm and be safe.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Wow!! Excellent finishes and good on you trying something different. She will love that one. And I agree, you need to start that new one ASAP!

  3. Yay! For those two finishes... The Silver Creek one is lovely, and I look forward to seeing your rendition. You might be stuck inside a couple of days, but I know you will be prepared and have plenty prepared! Hugs!

  4. Congrats on the Snowman. Beautiful embroidery finish. Glad you finished it before she came back, this will be such a sweet surprise. New pattern is lovely too, can't blame you for being forced into buying, LOL.

  5. The snowman is a cutie and what a lovely gift for your mom. She will love it. Great new start, all in the name of science of course.

  6. I love that little snowman finish!!
    Congrats on starting something different and finishing it on time for Christmas. What a sweet surprise! I'm sure your mum will love it and yes, please start this new cutie!!! It looks so nice and will be a joy to stitch, I'm sure :)

  7. Great finishes,especially your snowman:)
    You have stitched a lovely gift for your mom.

  8. Lovely finishes and your mom is going to be very happy with your surprise gift :)

  9. I love your new start - perfect design for you! Congratulations on very neat embroidery, I'm in awe but I agree, it's not as much fun as cross stitching.

  10. Great finishes, Katie, and congratulations on your first attempt on embroidery stitching. You were doing a great job.
    Of course, we are sometimes forced to order new things, we just have to care for our well-being, don't we? Lol. Have fun stitching your new design.

  11. Such nice new finishes, Katie! I think your embroidered piece is lovely. I began with embroidery was back in the early 70s before cross stitching became popular. Not sure if I would enjoy it as much now that I've become a cross stitch addict!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  12. The Silver Creek one is gorgeous, I can identify with that sentiment perfectly when I visit the beach.
    Well done with the embroidery

  13. Great work on your finishes, especially the surprise piece for your Mum. You should invent errands for her in other towns so you can stitch more for her!
    Love the new start too, perfect for you.


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