I Am Making Stitchy Progress


I finished sections 9 and 10 of the Passione Ricamo SAL#4.  I am patiently waiting for step 11 to be released on March 9. Here is how I left my piece:

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On the right is the purple mermaid tail!  So excited for this one!  I love the sparkly waves, too.

I have also put a few stitches into Fairy Dust.        WIN_20150224_132337 (2)

And now I am working on Siren and the Shipwreck.  She is really moving along.

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She is looking a little ghostly without all of the details. I think once I finish her hair, I will be able to start the back stitching and beading.  She has a lot of bling in her.  Especially the chandelier.  Can’t wait!!  She has really been a fun, easy, relaxing stitch and I am loving stitching on her again.  Which one of your stitch projects was or is a fun stitch for you?

Versatile Bloggers Award


image49I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Helen Elizabeth at  Good Woman.  I accept this award and will do my best to do this right.  Good Woman is fairly new to the blogging world, so go check out her blog and give her a nice blogger welcome.

The rules are:

Show the award on your blog.

Thank the person who nominated you.

Share seven facts about yourself.

Nominate 15 blogs.

Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.

So, here are my 7 facts:

  1.  I was born and raised on the East Coast, but I call Michigan my home.
  2.  I spent 3 years in the United States Army and that is where I met my wonderful husband.
  3.  Cross stitch is not just my hobby, it is my addiction.  I get quite cranky when I don’t get to stitch.
  4.  I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and am coming up on my 14th year in April.
  5.  I am a collector of many things including miniature tea sets, pez dispensers, match books and about 300 Ginny Dolls as well as all kinds of Stitchy stuff.
  6.   When I am not stitching, I like to stamp, scrapbook, knit, read and spend time on the computer with social media.
  7. I am the Mother of two young men and wife to the best husband who I met, went on a date and married a month and a half later.  We have been married for 30 years.

Now for the 15 blogs I nominate:

  1.  Stitch Therapy
  2. Pretty Little Things In A Box
  3. Life’s Apprentice
  4. JulieBie365
  5. Mae’s Beauty Blog
  6. Mary-Grace’s Cross Stitch
  7. Pillows A La Mode
  8. Not Your Average Crochet
  9. Handmade By Hannah
  10. Crafty Haven
  11. Life’s Complicated So Cross Stitch
  12. Dani, Black Belt Stitching Wizard
  13. Come Stitch With Me
  14. What I’m Up To  Today
  15. Of Snail Mail, Books and Vanities

All of these blogs are wonderful and have wonderful things to share.  Go check them out, you might just find something you like.