Happy New Year everyone. We had a great, but busy Christmas.

I don’t have much to show this update, as I was busy with the holiday season. I did finish one of my “Into The Jungle” samplers. Unfortunately I didn’t finish it before Christmas, so I decided to take the pressure off and just give it to my granddaughter when I finished it.

So here is the finished sampler…..

I plan on having the second sampler finished and both framed by the next update. I’m ready to start a new project, so many possibilities to chose from.

Well I hope to have something new to show you next time.

Be sure to check out what the others have been doing. We have 2 new stitchers join us this time. Welcome Renee and Jenny




So hard to believe that it is December already. Not sure if I’m ready for it to be December, but I guess I don’t have a choice. 😀

Well I have something to show this time. Yeah! Have had a very busy 3 weeks, but was able to get some stitching in.

Here is where I was 6 weeks ago. Can’t believe it’s been that long since I’ve worked on this. Yipes!

I have only worked on one, but was able to get 2 1/2 squares done. So I have 7 1/2 to go before Christmas. No problem, right ðŸĪŠ. Not going to stress about it though.

Here is where I am now.

And a closer look at some of the squares. I was able to finish the chameleon and I think the other ones are fruit bats. They both are so cute and were easy to stitch (which will be nice when I do the next ones).

The one I’m working on now are a pair of parrots.

Guess I should have taken out my needle before I took the picture.

I should have this one finished soon and hopefully finish the second one before our next update.

See you for the next update on December 23.

Please go and see what everyone else in the SAL has been doing.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,LucyAnn,Kate,Jess, Sue,Constanze,Debbierose,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Steph,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Harley,Tony,Megan,Catherine,Deborah,Connie,Clare,

SAL November

First I want to apologize to everyone one. I totally spaced out the last update. I’m not sure what happened, but I’m so sorry.

The only thing I could think happened is I haven’t been cross-stitching lately. Life has been busy and I have had other crafts I’m working on.

So sadly no cross-stitching to show you, I had a few gift I needed to get done by this weekend so I’ve been busy working on those.

One of the projects I was working on are these cute gnomes I knitted. I think they turned out so cute.

I have one more project to show you, but I think that should be another post.

We have a new member to our group. Welcome Clare. Please check out what she and the rest of the group have been up to.

The next update is December 2nd. Until then.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,LucyAnn,Kate,Jess,Sue,Constanze,Debbierose,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen, Steph,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Tony,Megan,Catherine,Deborah,Connie,Clare

Christmas card -52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

I have decided that it is time to start sharing some of my cards with you again. Things are starting to slow down some and I have been redoing my craft room, so my mojo is back and I’m ready to start card making again.

I decided a good way to get back in the swing of things is to join a challenge or two. One of the challenges I’ve followed for awhile is 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I like this challenge because I do Christmas cards all year long , so this is a great one to keep me inspired.

This week’s challenge is a chard sketch

Here is what I came up with.

And the inside…..

Now only about 20 more cards to catch up. 😄

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep a regular schedule, we’ll see

Until next time.


SAL September #2

I think I say this in every post, but has it been 3 weeks already? How did it get to be the end of September? Where did the summer go? So hard to believe it will be Christmas soon.

Anyway, I was able to get a lot more stitching in these last three weeks.

Here’s where I was 3 weeks ago.

I was able to finish the bottom border and complete 3 more animals and just have to finish the branch the cockatiels are sitting on for a 4th animal.

So only one more square to go and then I’ll be caught up with my first one. Then I have August and September’s squares to catch up on both. I’m on a roll so I have faith I’ll catch up soon.

Here are both of them together. Pretty soon it will be hard to tell which one was the first one I started.

The next update is on October 21st.

Be sure to see where the others in the SAL are. I think we may have a few happy dances (finished projects) this time.


SAL September

So it’s that time again. I didn’t seem to have as much time to stitch. Oh well. I did get some done though. I finished the January clue and almost done with February. The border seems to be going faster this time. Maybe I made all my mistakes in the first one and this way will be smooth sailing. (One can hope lol)

Here is last time

And now.

See you in three weeks

Be sure to check out where everyone else is.


SAL August

Wow those 3 weeks went by super fast. Was super busy but did get some stitching time in. I’m afraid that what I’ve been stitching isn’t very exciting.

I mentioned awhile ago that I wanted to make 2 of the Into The Jungle samplers, since I have 2 granddaughters that volunteer at the zoo. I’m going to give the samplers to them for Christmas. So I figured if I didn’t want to have a total freak out in December I need to get busy on the second sampler. So that is want I’ve been working on this time.

I’ve finished the top border and one of the squares. Once I finish the bottom border I think it will be easy to do the squares and catch up.

So it is kind of boring for you guys, since you have seen the sampler already, but here is want I’ve done so far on the second one.

And here are the 2 samplers together.

We have a returning member this time. Welcome back Connie. Be sure and check out what everyone else has been doing.