Friday, November 30

An Award

I remember last time, when the Liebster Award was making the rounds, how much I enjoyed seeing the blog links that were chosen and it made me find a few new fav's.

This time I was lucky enough to receive one of my own from the lovely Kasey who thought my blog was good enough to get one.  Thank you Kasey, you definitely made my day.

Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, favorite or beloved. Liebster Awards are given by bloggers to other bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help newer bloggers gain wider recognition. 

1. Choose 5 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.

2. Show thanks to the blogger who awarded the Liebster to you by linking back to their blog. 

3.  Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving awards to, with links to their sites, and comment on their blog to let them know that you have given them the award.

It is amazing just how hard it is to choose 5 blogs out of all of the ones I enjoy but lets see if I can do it.

1.  Sharine at Charbella Stitching
2.  DJH at Sometimes, I am Not Nice
3.  Mimi at Stitchy
4.  Emma at XXXStitching
5.  Megan at Stitchings Of An Army Wife

Monday, November 26


I could not resist the sale but I at least didn't go nuts.

Its amazing how hard it is to choose just two designs.

I chose:

Mini The Eternal Promise


While downloading Mermaid the download failed.
This has not happened before and so I wasn't sure what to do.  I emailed Michel via the website and (I am not kidding) 2 minutes later she replied with Mermaid attached!!!!  What stunning service.

Monday, November 19

A SAL and Fairy Hill (again)

I decided to participate in the 2013 HAED Freebie SAL this year.  I just need to make sure I order extra fabric.  It feels like next week will never come.  I will only be able to order the fabric round about next Wednesday, and due to our Postal Service vehicles not working on weekends, I will probably only get the fabric the following week.  So I estimate at least a 2 week wait before I can start on my HAED journey.

This is the design I chose to do:

QS Literate Dragon 139 x 145 - 20,155

I chose this design because it reminds me of my husband.  Okay it makes me think of what he will be doing later in life.  Excluding the dinner jacket and Shakespeare, but otherwise that's exactly what he will be doing with alot of his time once retired.

I have been stitching and stitching on Fairy Hill.  This project feels like a bit of a black hole.... like it will never end.  Though I get like that at the end of every project.
Though I don't like starting a project either... my favorite time on a design is where I can start to see the picture forming but still have lots to do.

This is how the last room looks now and here is the overall view:

I just wish I could find a camera that takes true pictures.  These pics were taken in natural daylight and my camera just washes out the colours.  They are alot more vibrant then I can get it to show.

Tuesday, November 13

TUSAL and Stitchy Update

Firstly here is my TUSAL jar as of today:

A nice amount of stitching this month!

My Ladybug Jar topper was finished on the 28 October and I love it.

Sorry for the flash.  I dropped my phone at some point and I think I damaged the camera a little.  So now it doesn't take pics well and they either come out dark (without flash) or grainy.  I will have to start remembering to use the camera for my updates.

I got into the spirit of Halloween and started a new project on the 31st.

Hocus Pocus by Joan Elliott

I will be ordering enough 16 count for 2 HAED projects end of Nov and hopefully it will arrive early Dec.  My plans will be (don't hold me to it) that I will rotate between the 2 projects after a page completion on them.  Saturdays are normal days here but Sundays are my "day off", as I only do general cleaning like dishes and beds etc and enjoy the day with stitching, so every Sat and Sun will be me working on a non-HAED.

Right now I am working on finishing Cut-Thru Fairy Hill until my fabric arrives, and then after that I will concentrate on Fancy Fairy as it's been months since I touched her.

I finally finished the kitchen and will now be working on the last room and then only the front entrance to do and then a Happy Dance.

Friday, November 9

2013 Goals

I have (hopefully) decided to make 2013 the year of the HAED.

This whole scare with HAED maybe having to close really got me anxious.  I have admired and drooled over the designs for awhile now but I just got busy with projects I already had and just assumed that HAED would always be there.

I already own 3 of the designs which I will show in a HAED stash tab after this post.

Even with the exchange rate their designs are still a bargain.  To make something that looks like art when you are done is just something that amazes me.

I have tried to start the projects with no luck so far.  I bought 2m of 22count only to realize that I would never be able to work on it.  I then bought 18count and even though it is more manageable my eyes still hurt after about 15 minutes.

Due to unforseen expenses end of October I had to sadly miss the 50% off sale but I am sure there will be another one at some point.  But I plan on buying 16 count fabric at the end of Nov and Dec and hopefully will have my first HAED start in Dec.

So the reason for this post is that Christmas is speeding it's way here and I am hopeful that my husband will be willing to buy me a few charts as a Christmas present.  I will be sending him a message with the link to this post and hope he takes the hint:-)

I have been working my way through all the charts and have managed to get to view over 3000 of them and I already have 49 on my wishlist.

But to make the husbands life easier, I have selected a few that are Must Haves for you to choose from and the rest are ones I will happily purchase as time allows.

I don't know how to add a direct link to my wishlist as its not giving me my wishlist number in the web addie, so just go to this link:

And use my email:

Hopefully Santa (hehe) will be kind to me this year.