Tuesday, January 31, 2017


One more Sweet Treat finished! Two more to go! Phil will be going up to Michigan so I will have him look for "the one that got away". Hopefully it is there in my basket and I won't have to restart the whole thing. Not that I was very far along on it but every stitch saved is like money in the bank or something like that. Only I can't spend it. But if we could, we'd all be rich! Except we'd spend it all on more stash so maybe not!

I'm planning my usual Stitch-a-Thon while Phil is away. I may have to start something new so this afternoon I will go through what I have here with me. I can't imagine sending Phil up to the Chicken Ottoman Empire to pull threads for a project but I know he would be happy to do it if I asked. I've managed to teach him about dye lots and the difference between, say, WDW and GAST so if I texted him a list of threads I need I'm sure he wouldn't have too much trouble finding them. The problem would be that he'd see first hand just how much thread I have squirreled away!

Well, they don't call it stash for nothing!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sweet Treats

I have another finish from the Sweet Treats series! This is Block 1 which also came with the chart for the border for those who opted to stitch all six blocks as one piece. I kinda sorta wish I had done that now as I really like the look of the border. They are still super cute stitched individually though!

Phil and I met his three kids at Universal Resort in Orlando over the weekend and spent two jammed packed days experiencing everything we could possibly squeeze in. Our last day there was spent almost exclusively hopping back and forth between the two Harry Potter areas. They have done an incredible job of bringing the books to life! It was absolute F-U-N! We came home exhausted, and I'm still feeling a bit sluggish (although that may be due to too many Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans!)

I'm going to try to get a little work done on either Cupcake or Tart today, I haven't decided which. Dinner is already percolating in the crock pot so I should have a few hours I can devote to stitching this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


(Sweet Treats #5)
Country Cottage Needleworks

I had to look back in my blog to see what fabric I'm using for these but looks like I neglected to mention it. It's kind of a blush color and super floppy if that helps. And likely 28-count. The fibers are the Crescent Colours that came with the patterns. Oh, and there will be a purple flower button sewn in that blank space above the pie and a couple more at the bottom. I'll wait and take care of that little task just before I finish finish these.

And how am I planning to finish them you may ask? The original plan was to make them into little pillows to hang as ornaments from a white "tree thingy" I have. Turns out the white tree thingy is actually brown so that idea has been scrapped. Now I'm thinking if I can find some white frames, I might just frame them all separately and do a little grouping.

I think today I will work on the Sweet Treats block. It's mostly buttons so I should be able to get it finished lickedy split.

We'll see if I can keep up this pace and get the others finished before the end of the week, but I am sooooo ready to start something new!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tap Tap Tap...

 Is this thing still on??

It's been a while since my last post, mainly due to a major stitchy drought. Phil and I are down in Florida for the winter and before heading south I grabbed a bunch of random projects and charts from my stash. I can't emphasize enough how little thought went into my selections. Moral of the story is don't wait until the last second to pack your stitching and (seriously) don't expect to find everything you'd like to pack all neatly kitted up and ready to go into your
Traveling Box o' Stash.

As luck (or laziness) should have it, I still had a few things packed from our last trip down here. Inside a fat project bag I found the charts and threads for the Sweet Treats series from Country Cottage Needleworks. Now, I had started these waaaaaay back in 2011 during the Crazy January Challenge. I made a second attempt at finishing them during the WIPocolypse of 2012. After that they were left forgotten in a basket on a shelf of the TV armoire. This cozy basket became a favorite of one of the cats so I've been doing quite a bit of de-furring with a lint roller.

Which brings me to this happy revelation...
I finally finished one!

Here are the rest of them, all set to go...  
I have been working on Pie and hope to finish it today. They really go fast once you sit down and actually work on them. After six years, who knew!

Unfortunately, Ice Cream missed the bus so I will either have to send someone over to the house in MI on a covert op to find it and stick it in the mail for me, or it will have to wait for my return in April.

I've promised myself if I finish all of these I can start on something new!