Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween!

Yesterday was another great day of stitching. You can tell the shape of the "foot" of the stocking and about half of the white portion of santa's beard is filled in. 
I won't get much done today as I spent the morning raking leaves and putting up outside Halloween decorations and need to do a little cleaning.  And of course, watching out for ghosts and goblins tonight.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Great progress yesterday. Of course, I stayed up far too late.  Tonight will have to be an early night.
It's a little hard to see, but I started on the white portion of Santa's beard.  and you can tell where the heel of the stocking will be.  Depending on how much I get done today, I may take  a break from this and start work on my Rainforest 1 project from Artecy.  I haven't worked on it for a while and am itching to get back to it.  Here's my progress to date.
Time to stitch!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hello and welcome to post #2.  Well, I've been busy stitching away on my stitch-cation. 

Finished the polar bear baby for WOCS and mailed it today.   Below is the stocking I'm making for a family member as of yesterday morning

And before I begin stitching today.  You can see the progress on the beard. 

My goal is to have this stitched by the end of the week, but as you can see by the picture below, that's a pretty ambitious goal.
I did finish two projects for Christmas cards for a co-worker. These will be for her parents and grandma.  Obviously, they need to be ironed :)

And now I need to get stitching.  Will  update tomorrow with progress.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Opening day

Well, I decided to bite the proverbial bullet and start a blog.  Not sure how often I'll post and of course, I'm assuming I can find my way back...but it's a start. My name is Michele and I am in my late 40's. I am married(Mike), work full time and have two teen-age sons Joe and Matt. Tonight is parent teacher conferences and I'm excited to meet their teachers.  They are both doing very well in school ( Joe's a junior and Matt's a freshman) and I am so proud of them, as is their dad, Mike. 

Cross stitch is my passion and I always find time to work on it.  I belong to a great group, World of Charity Stitching, and hope to finish the polar bear fishing pattern today.  This project is for an "animal baby" quilt. World of Charity Stitching, WOCS for short, is a group stitchers and sewers that make quilt for a variety of charities.   We cross stitch small projects that are incorporated into quilts, walker bags, cinch sack, tissue covers, you name it, it can be made by the incredible members that do the sewing. 

I think I'm being a little ambitious to finish this today as I have to finish stitching the hat, add another gull, finish the detail on the snowmounds and then the backstitching.  Yeah, probably not going to finish today.  Next on the agenda is to finish a Christmas stocking  and get a few birthday cards and special requests completed.  I'm itching to get back to the large Artecy project I started earlier this year. And of course, there's so many other projects to stitch.

signing off for now, hopefully I'll figure out how to come back...