Thursday, January 24, 2013

Permanently Resting!

Sooo This happened a couple of weeks ago but My Niece got a hold of a permanent marker and coloured on my Mermaids!!  So they are premanently resting in the garbage.  I got some good advice from the Mirabilia facebook page but I decided it was too much of a waste and it did get rid of some the marker I could still see it.  My niece is only 2 and she was just showing off her artistic ability.... I would of prefered it not on my stitching...  But oh well.  Also it is not easy to get angry at a 2 year who is soo proud of her work and wanted to show it off.  All I could do is laugh and tell her good job but next time ask so I can give her some fabric she can colour on.  I can always redo them which I am planning on to.  Since today is my birthday I am purchasing myself some fabric(s) so I can stitch them up again.  Hopefully this time my needle will be swift!

I hope every one is having a great stitching day and hope your stiching is not being terrorized by some 2 year old.

p.s.: I also just gave my nice some white linen to colour on to her hearts content.  Hopefully that will prevent her from colouring on mine lol.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

TUSAL Jan 2013

The first new moon of the year was yesterday do I'm late for this but better late than never... Which my English teacher said was not a good motto. For if a paper was late it was still a zero so she thought it was better to never turn in.  Anyways...  I just have been adding to my little mini flower vase becaues I haven't been stitchin a lot but thought "Eh, it will make it look nicer with more floss" and so more floss is being added.

For those that are visiting and have no idea what an ORT jar is or a TUSAL, well I will tell you a little snip bit.  An ORT jar means Old Ratty Threads:  It is the cut-aways from ending of threads on our projects.  Stitchers put the cut aways in any glass containers i.e., ornaments, cups, vases, ect. ect. and saves them for whatever.  TUSAL stands for Totally Useless Stitch A Longs:  Threads that are useless like cut-aways.  These are also put in glass jars as well.  Now once a month there is a new moon and that is when Stitchers post their TUSAL or ORT jars up for others to see how much floss they have accumilated for the month.  Any one can do this, there is a sign up HERE and all you need to do is leave a comment saying you are wanting to be apart of the fun.  There is no commitment at all.  Only when you can post any time around the new moon and if you miss one... No big deal... There is no flogging.  Well maybe the first time we wont flog you, but surely the second time we will Muwahahaha :D :D :D.... ooh jk jk hopefully you can't read this... I have always wondered if people actually try to read the little tiny font and if it actually makes an impact on anything... and you know what is really bugging me is do fish breath underwater?!?!  Also why does Ellen keep talking about her car........  So go ahead sign up and join the fun :D.

Hope any scooby-newbies will join and learned something new!

Dove of Peace

I recieved a stitching piece this past Christmas from my parents called "Dove of Peace".  I think it is cute.  Although not my style whatsoever... it will be nice to stitch something different.  I really didn't like the floss it came with which was 14 count something....  So I decided to switch it with a 32 count linen I have.  I don't remember the name but it feels like burlap.  I wanted the white to pop off the fabric more than it would of with the other fabric.  So I did a floss toss and then I started stiching on it.  I have done about 2 hours so far, 30 minutes a day,  I like that pace so far.  Although I have been frogging lately.  Note to self:  Do NOT stitch when tired, lol.

Friday, January 4, 2013


I have been working a little mad these past few days on my mermaids and I am pleased with the progress that I have made!!  This piece even though I love it, has been difficult to work on.  I have no idea why really but I was not into it and thought I needed a change but I didn't want to work on any other piece I had so I plodded along slowly on this one until I eventually jsut stopped and then picked her back up right before the New Year and got myself to stitch.  Soo without any further ado....


Soo I was on a hiatus for quite some time now.  There was personal stuff happening and became busy and I have been working this past holiday season at a retail store so that has me working all hours.  Which I do apologize to my followers.  I also wasn't stitching that much at all.  My stitching bug went away and I was only doing very little stitching on my Mermaids and not on anything else.  So with this New Year, there will be New Beginnings.  I also have my stitching bug back so I am very excited to show you some progress that I made on my Mermaids and show you what I got for Christmas.

Hopefully everyone had a great New Years and Christmas and Hanukkah and recieved some wonderful stitching gifts.

Goals for January:

1.  Finish Mermaid skin on the first Mermaid.
2.  Stitch 10 hours on my new project Dove of Peace.
3.  Stitch 10 hours on Woodland Enchantress.
4.  Finish my Niece's piece Let it Bee.
5.  Do a wine review.