It that time again for my SAL update. I’m happy to report I have something to show you this time. πŸ˜€

I still am not having much luck with my Pumpkinville sampler. If you remember I had to start over because I was one stitch off. Well I tried again, but it seems I just can’t count right now. I started in the center this time, hoping this would work, but some how I was off again. So for now Pumpkinville is in a time out. I’ll come back to it, but need a break and to figure out how I want to make it work.

As you can see the banner just isn’t centered

So for now I think I’m going to work on some smaller projects and catch up on some of the holiday patterns I have from The Frosted Pumpkin. I made a list awhile back of the patterns I had from the Frosted Pumpkin and realized I have quite a few I haven’t stitched. So I’m going to be working on those for now.

Since St Patrick’s day was coming up I decided make some of those.

The first one I did was called St Patrick’s Day from the Pen Pal Collection. I thought the little girl was so cute.

Here is my finished piece.

I like to decorate for the holidays so I framed her and added her to collection

The next project I did was called Luck and Clover. Here is my finished project.

I also got this one framed.

And added to my decorations…

So I have two “Happy Dances” this time.

I have a couple of more St Patrick’s Day to do, but think I’m going to work on Spring/Easter projects next.

The next update is April 7th.

Please check out what the others in the SAL have been up to.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,LucyAnn,Kate,Jess,Sue,Constanze,Debbierose,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy, Helen,Steph,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,HarleyMegan,Catherine,Deborah,Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon


SAL-February #2

Well I’m afraid I don’t have much to show you on my Pumpkinville project. I had the banner all finished except for the clouds and noticed I was 1 stitch off. I thought about just ignoring it but then decided that would throw the rest of the blocks off on that side. It would have been a lot of frogging so I just decided to start over. So far I only have half of the words done.

I’m traveling right now so don’t have much to show.

So this update is basically nothing to show. Hopefully more next time.

Our group seems to growing by leaps and bounds. We have added an other new member. Please welcome Sharon and check out what the others have been up to.

See you in three weeks.

Avis,Claire, Gun,Claire,LucyAnn,Kate,Jess,Sue,Constanze,Debbierose,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Steph,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Harley,Megan,Catherine,Deborah Connie,Clare, Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela, Jocelyn,Sharon


Wow it’s hard to believe that it is February already. January sure flew by for me anyway.

Don’t have much stitching to show this time, but have gotten a little done. Lots of other projects I’ve been working on. Will have to make write a post soon to show you those.

I’m once again joining The Frosted Pumpkin’s mystery sampler. I really enjoyed last year’s Into the Jungle so decided to join again this year. But I think I’ll keep it to just one sampler πŸ˜€ two were hard, I got tired of doing the same thing.

This year’s sampler is called Welcome to Pumpkinville. I have started it and was almost finished with the banner, then had to rip out most of the word Pumpkinville. I was off by one stitch in the beginning, which of course messed the whole word up. Oh well I could have been worse and at least I caught it early.

Here is what I have done so far.

If you look really close you can see where I took out the stitches to move it up one stitch.πŸ€ͺ

Here are pictures from the website showing what it should look like.

Now I just have pick something else to work on the rest of the month. Choices, choices.

Be sure to check out what the others have been working on. We seem to really growing. Once again we have 2 new members. Please welcome Carmela and Jocelyn

Avis,Claire,Gun,Claire,LucyAnn,Kate,Jess,Sue, Constanze,Debbierose,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Steph,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Harley,Megan,Catherine,Deborah,Connie,Clare, Mary Margaret Renee, Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn


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. πŸ˜€

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 πŸ€ͺ. 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. πŸ˜„

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

Until next time.