Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WIP Wednesday - 3/21/2018

I spent this week working on Tinkerbell - Spring Blossoms as part of the Spring Forward SAL for Cross Stitch Frog Busters.  I didn't reach my goal which was finishing the current quarter that I'm working on, but there's always next time.

As of 2/28/2018
As of 3/21/2018
For some reason, the color is better in the first picture. 

I've been doing a kind of rotation for the past few weeks with my "big" projects and it seems to be working.  I'm currently rotating Tinkerbell, Santa Quintet, Big Trees and three new projects, one of which will be added this week.  My rotation currently goes from Wednesday to Tuesday so that I can take advantage of WIP Wednesday.  All three new projects have deadlines so they may appear more often if necessary to finish them on time.  The other three I want to have finished by the end of the year.

I also work on a smaller project at they same time.  These are usually ornaments, cards, small quilt squares, pillows, etc.  I work on these one at a time until finished. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Dance - Sampling Easter

Started: 3/11/2018
Finished: 3/18/2018

This is a Lizzie Kate Quick-It.  It's stitched on 25-count mint green Lugana with the called for DMC.  Because I don't have the charm, I need to come up with something else to put in the blank space.  Once I figure that out, I'll figure out how to finish it.

I received this for participating and sending Jo of Serendipitous Stitching the correct answer to last year's Easter Blog Hop.  I believe it was a random draw.  Because this chart was given to me, I will be passing it on.  If you'd like to receive it (chart only, no charm included), please leave a comment on this post.  I will pick a winner on April 5th.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WIP Wednesday - 3/14/2018

I continued working on Santa Quintet by Dimensions this week.
As of 3/7/2018
As of 3/14/2018
Because this is still on the Q-snaps, I've taken the pictures above with my phone and they're not the best.  The color is better on the bottom one though.

I also started Easter Samplings by Lizzie Kate, because it's that time of year and I really like the colors.  There are three stitches in the bow that need to be frogged, but I'll do that tonight.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Dance - Dove of Peace

Started: 2/27/2018
Finished: 3/10/2018

This is Dove of Peace from  

It's stitched on white 14-count Aida as charted with the called for DMC.  There may be a couple of unintentional customizations because I had to fudge in a couple of places, but I don't think you can tell.

This was stitched for the Facebook group, Rainbows for Peace and Comfort and will be sent to Timothy Johnson for his Pulse project.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

February Recap

I worked on six projects this month, starting three, finishing two and working on two old WIPs.  I also FFO'd and delivered the Ronald McDonald House Sampler I stitched for the Family Room at Mission Hospital.  I also stitched everyday this month which is one of my stitching goals this year.

As far as accomplishing things in February, that didn't happen although I did do some cleaning toward the end of the month.  I hope/need to get back on track in March.

WIP Wednesday - 3/7/2018

I worked on two projects this past week.  The first is Dove of Peace from Miss Red.  I'm stitching it for the Rainbows for Peace and Comfort Facebook group. I'd be almost finished with it, except that the yellow swath just to the left of the top wing has to be frogged and restitched in red.

I also started Santa Quintet from Dimensions.  Unfortunately, the frog visited several times so I didn't make as much progress as I'd like.  I'm stitching this as part of the Year Long Dimensions SAL at Cross Stitch Frog Busters.  This past week the group held a Stitchathon devoted to working on a Dimensions project.  I think the color is washed out because I took a picture of it on the Q-Snaps last night.

This is the what it will look like when finished.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Baking at Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House has many volunteer opportunities.  I volunteer every week, currently on Fridays, doing data entry of volunteer hours as well as logging and entering various volunteer requests.  There are also opportunities for baking, cooking meals, etc.

Kyleigh's Girl Scout Troop volunteered to bake today and had a lot of fun.  Because it's Girl Scout Cookie time, they made bar cookies and cupcakes using Girl Scout Cookies. 
They made cupcakes using Thin Mints and bar cookies using Peanut Butter Sandwiches and bar cookies using Carmel Delites (Samoas) and Shortbread cookies.  The last were amazing and I've asked Janice to make me some for Christmas (they're the crumbs in the picture below).

Unfortunately, I neglected to take a picture of their display.  This is a picture of what was given to the staff and had already been sampled.