Wednesday, 28 January 2015

January SFS

Month: January
Spent: $0.00
Earned: $0.00

Hey guys. It's me. I'm back.
I'm very sorry to have fallen off the face of the blogging world but to say that life has been hectic would be a massive understatement. Haha.
I feel like I haven't sat down in weeks and when I do get a minute all I want to do is sleep. DS has entered into the Terrible Twos a few weeks early and oh boy, it's terrible. We have full on melt downs when food goes into the microwave and don't even try to say the word 'No'. Ahhh, but I love him and really, it could be worse. I have done exactly 0 stitches since my last post which is a shame because I use cross stitching as a de-stress and right now I need it. Anyway, I hope to get back to it this weekend and get some progress in.

As for SFS! Well I have been suuuper succesful. I have spent $0 this month. haha. I haven't even had time to look at supplies or charts.

Well hopefully I will have a post up on Sunday with some stitches in something. Haha.
Thank you all for sticking around and thank you for the new followers I got during my absence!
Thank you for reading, commenting and following!
Until next time,

Friday, 16 January 2015

Glendon Place SAL - 1

I'm not dead!
Hey everyone, sorry for my sudden, unexpected absence. Life has gone from quiet and cruise-y to flat out madness and I have had 0 time to stitch.
Yes, that means that I haven't been able to keep up with DUCJC2015. I haven't quit just yet though because I know that a few of you have decided to go straight through to February so my plan is to do all 31 but just stretched out over January and February.

Anyway, more on that in another post.
Now for Plum Pudding!

Ta-da...or not so Ta-da! Haha.
Yes, this is all I managed today between running around like a crazy woman.

The details are:
"Plum Pudding" by Glendon Place
Silver 28ct Cashel 2 over 2
Started 16/01/2015

Ok, well I'm sorry to blog and dash but the day isn't quite over for me yet. Thank you all for sticking around and also thank you for reading, commenting and following.
Until next time,

Sunday, 11 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 11 and SFS

Welcome to day 11! and my first SFS post!
Today I started something that I've been reeeeally excited about. Both because I love the pattern and also because it was Debbie that lead me to it. You'll understand in a minute.

It is 'Cut Thru Fairy Hill' by Bothy Threads! Yes I know that Debbie wasn't actually doing this one but I first found these kits through her blog and so I feel that this is my special project just for her.
You are probably wondering what is with the fabric. Yes, that is not the supplied Aida from the kit. I had this in my stash and felt that it matched the design to make it even more fairy-ish. It is called 'Fairy Floss' and it is a hand dye Evenweave from Sew it All. My picture doesn't do it any justice so feel free to follow the link to get a better look.

Now onto SFS! Yes I know it's not the end of the month but I just wanted to do a bit of an intro.
So I have decided to stick to $25 AUD. It's a little less than $25 USD but I'm not going to worry about that. I will be posting my progress on the 1st of each month (or a couple of days after if need be). My main goal is to spend as little as possible over the whole 6 months of the first half of SFS and just work with what I have(which is pretty much everything I need). Well that's all until February 1st, not too exciting. Haha.

Well that's all again folks.
Thank you for reading, commenting and following!
Until tomorrow,

Saturday, 10 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 10

Hey there!
Welcome to day 10! We're just under a third of the way through January which is crazy.
Tonight I started '12 Days of Christmas' by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

I feel a little more accomplished tonight than I have the last few nights and I'm not too sure why because I don't think I got that much more stitching done. 

Anyway, that is all for now. I'll be back tomorrow with my day 11 start and also my first SFS post.
Thank you so much for reading, commenting and following.
Until tomorrow,

Friday, 9 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 9

Well I almost didn't make it today but here I am. Life has been pretty hectic all of a sudden but I'm going to continue trying to get a post up everyday in January for DUCJC.
Today I started 'The Prosperity Fae by Passione Ricamo'.

Ta-da! Haha. Ok, I'm sorry, I know I promised more progress for today but unfortunately my plans went astray and this is all I managed.

To make up for it though, I will show you what arrived in the mail!

Yay! These were my Christmas gifts from my Sister but unfortunately they didn't arrive in time but they're here now and that's all that matters! haha. The left is just some DMC and Kreinik I needed for some of my DUCJC2015 projects and right is my pattern and floss for the Glendon Place SAL that I am co hosting with Brenda of xStitchHaven. If you are interested in joining us then please head here before the 15th to sign up and get all the details. There are 8 of us so far and I can't wait to start!

Well that is all again for tonight. Thank you so much for your encouragement everyone! It's tough to blog everyday but I'm going to try my hardest to keep it up!
Thank you again for reading, commenting and following!
Until tomorrow,

Thursday, 8 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 8

Super short post because I am exhausted today.
I worked on my WIP, Belle de Mer. Not much done from my last update but here she is...

Sorry that this seems so rushed but I promise to have more done on tomorrow's project and a better post. Haha.
Thank you for reading, commenting and following!
Until tomorrow,

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 7

Hello again!
Welcome to day 7! My goodness. Haha.
This is so exciting, 7 days in a row.

Today I worked on 'Sakura Tree Pin Cushion' by Alesia Ost - X-stitch magic.

This is a really cute, really easy little project. I had hoped to start and finish it in one day but I had a friend around for dinner and chatting got in the way ;). haha.

I would like to thank all the lovely people who have been commenting on my DUCJC posts and cheering me on. It means the world to wake up and see those emails in my inbox. I've been trying to keep up in replying to you all. Unfortunately some of the comments are 'no-reply' and so I haven't been able to send a personal email to say thank you so if you have commented and not heard back from me I am really sorry but thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, it just means so much to me.

Well, with that said it is time to say goodbye for the night.
Thank you for reading, commenting and following.
Until tomorrow,

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 6

I must say, I am surprising myself by not missing a day yet! Haha.
Today we have 'World Collection Girls - China' by Sodastitch.

Not a lot of progress again but between doing adult things and starting new things everyday I think it's to be expected.
That's all for now. Thank you for reading, commenting and following.
Until tomorrow,

Monday, 5 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 5

Welcome to day 5!
Today I decided to start 'Treasure Hunt Bookshelf' Artwork by Aimee Stewart, charted by HAED.
I decided to do the full size chart as I love the image sooo much. Haha. Well it is massive. The fabric is about 1.5m by 80cm. Yep....big.

I decided to start in the bottom right because I feel that a lot of people are working on this chart and so you've probably seen the top left a few times. Haha.

Woo! Browns, black and dark green. Haha. Sorry about the poor photography. All of these start images were taken at night after I finished stitching so the lighting is poor.

Well that is all for now. I will have my 1st SFS post up this week as a bit of an introduction and I will be back tomorrow with day 6! Which will be another surprise because I didn't plan the order in advance and I'm kind of just picking out things at random. haha.

Thank you for reading, commenting and following.
Until tomorrow,

PS. If you would like to see any of the DUCJC2015 starts/progress but you don't want to read all my jibber jabber then please head to the tab at the top of the blog to see all of the projects that I will be working on as well as the progress pics. Thank you!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 4

Just around the riverbend!
Hello again!
Thank you for returning for day 4! Not a lot of stitching again today but here goes anyway.

Today I chose to work on the Pocahontas sprite stitch freebie. I am stitching her on plastic canvas and when she is finished I will cover her back with some felt and probably turn her into a fridge magnet. Yay!

Again, it's a short post.
Thank you for reading, commenting and following!
Until tomorrow,

Saturday, 3 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 3

Hello again!
Here is day number 3 on time again. Am I getting good or what? ;) Haha.
I decided to start 'Cherry Blossom Sampler' today by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

Not a whole lot of stitching got done as today was super busy but a stitch is a stitch.
It is being stitched on 28ct Cashel called 'Crystal Barnwood' by Picture this Plus with the recommended Cosmo floss.

Well I am tired so it's short and sweet tonight. See you tomorrow!
Thank you for reading, commenting and following.

Friday, 2 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 2

Yessss, I am back and on time!
Today I decided to pull out Sleeping Beauty by Thomas Kinkade. I had a few child free hours today so I got a lot more done than usual.

Sorry the picture is so terrible the lighting is really bad at night. Haha. I managed to make my way to the 2 little birds(the bright red and blue blobs) and do their back stitch. They're really cute close up. Well that's all for tonight, I shall be back tomorrow with another surprise! ;)
Thanks for reading, commenting and following!
Until tomorrow,

Thursday, 1 January 2015

DUCJC2015 day 1 and the Mirabilia SAL

Hello and welcome to the madness that shall be DUCJC2015!
Woo hoo!

I'll try to keep this short and simple.
My first start for 2015 is 'Sleeping Princess' by Mirabilia. She is first because I also joined the Mirabilia SAL hosted by MrsMilkybarKid over on Floss Tube which also started today. I have really enjoyed working on her and I'm a little sad that she won't be touched again for another 30 days. Haha.
Here is what I got done today...

She is being stitched on 32ct Belfast Summer Khaki in DMC floss. The colours aren't quite accurate as I snapped this picture at 11.50pm under my work lamp.

I've decided that I'm going to add a picture of  each project as of their January start date to the DUCJC2015 tab and then have a current photo along with it so if you would like to see how each project is going without all of my rambling you may just head that way.

Well thank you for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow night with a new project which I shall keep a surprise(because I haven't picked one yet).
Thank you for reading, commenting and following.
Until tomorrow,