Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mermaids and Giraffes

Hey guys!

Here is my progress on Deepest Love.  Love these colors!

And I finished another Brooke's Books Advent Animal.  Here is Gigi Giraffe.  I enjoyed stitching her while waiting for April to have her baby.  Did any of you watch April the giraffe?

Happy Stitching guys!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An April Snowman - Iced Mocha Snowman Ornament by Joan Elliot

   April is flying by fast, and my stitching has been slow. I finally finished my Iced Mocha Snowman Ornament by Joan Elliot.
   I'm posting all of my pictures, and hoping my phone leaves them in order.
    May your stitches stay even, and the frogs stay away.

         XX - Renee'

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mira March SAL Update week 2

Another busy week at work.... I hope this finds everyone doing well. I've managed to stitch some more on Deepest Love. She's my Focus piece so I work on her a little more than the 2 ornaments plus I am thinking about maybe another SAL for Fall. Details in community. Anyway here's where I am so far , still working on the bottom before moving up...
Until next time... Happy Stitching and  may you have smokin' needles...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mira March SAL update

And here we are again another week of work being busy and I did manage to stitch a bit on Deepest Love despite being tired and not feeling well. Crazy weather, storms, winds, tornado watches happening on and off all week long. I hope this finds everyone doing well. No new starts for me this week. I decided to wait until next week to start on a couple of smalls so I worked on Deepest Love.... Needed to move  her up on the scroll frame so I took a picture of the whole thing so far. Still working on the bottom and then back up to the top.

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles xxx

Sunday, April 2, 2017

It's finished!!

Hey guys!

I finally finished ABC's Of Parenting for the LizzieKate SAL!  Now to find the perfect frame.

I also got started on my next Advent Animal from Brooke's Books, Gigi Giraffe.

Hope you all are getting lots of stitching in!

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Ornament

   I debated whether to continue posting these. Some will be posted more than once during the year as I stitch a new one.
   I'm currently stitching my second set of Hot Cocoa Snowmen Ornaments. This is my starting of Iced Mocha.

         X's   - Renee'

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mira march SAL update

Time for another update but first I want to say Thank you all for joining us on our journeys as we stitch numerous projects. I've worked on Deepest Love for the better part of this week after finishing a small project. I'm trying to keep up with everyone and they all have had smokin' needles which I truly enjoy watching their progress. For now this is where I am ,
I took a break tonight from it to work on 3 French Hens from Michaela Learner's 12 Days of Christmas. Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles... xxxx

March - All Is Calm Progress

   I skipped this in February. I did stitch an ornament, but not this. Life has a way of laughing at the plans that we make. That's ok. Last night it hit me just how silly the pressure that I was putting on myself was. I give others with chronic health issues a huge break, but not myself?  Absolutely silly. I'm actually doing pretty good!  I need to applaud myself more often.
   This month I had thought that I would spend more time stitching on this, but I made a promise to myself. I'm going to try to keep it. I don't know if I'll finish my Snowman Ornament for this month, but I can do my best.
   I don't remember exactly which day I pulled this out, and I didn't stitch every day. I spent time with my husband, and getting used to my new compression stockings. My legs are definitely feeling better. The pain and soreness is starting to pass. Soon I may even tell how much fat has accumulated on my calves, and not just edema.
  I digress with life again. LOL! This month I'm not going to include all of my progress pictures. I thought that I would  just share my starting, and stopping points. I'm happy with how much I was able to do.
   See you soon with this month's  Snowman Ornament. I hope that you are are all well. Or at least well enough and happy.

              XX'S  - Renee'  aka  Creating Beauty Mrs S

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mira March SAL Update #4

Sooo.... I love Stargazer. But I needed a break. She was getting heavy and hurting my wrist, so I decided to start a new Mirabilia for Mira March. You might have seen the new Mirabilia that was released in February. Her name is Andromeda. I find her a bit...meh. She's nice, but not really my thing. That is, until it was pointed out to me that she would make an amazing Ariel. YES PLEASE. So, I've started my first Mira conversion. So. Scary. But I'm really enjoying it.

I made up this digital conversion and it hooked me. So I picked up the fabric and pattern a week or so ago and started her on March 25th. The fabric is Sunny Dyes "Surf & Sky".

Here's my progress so far. She's rather small, much smaller than Stargazer. She's only like 8x11 inches finished and fits on a Fat 1/8. I'm hoping to finish her next month. Wish me luck. ^_^

Friday, March 24, 2017

Progress for the Mira March SAL

Hello my sweet stitching sisters, I hope this evening finds everyone well. My post have been few and far between but I am going to try and be more consistent in the future. First up -Starting point last night ( 3-23-2017)and progress since then...... Starting point |

Progress as of  tonight... I'll stitch a little more on this before calling it a night. Working the weekend so I am hoping to stitch some in the evenings..
Working blocks of one color does help the stitching to go a little faster plus the fabric is a dream to stitch on.. Next up is a small finish.. Daffy Cat's Reindeer # 6 of 9. Star Reindeer. So cute and so proud looking , I am loving these, they are easy to stitch!

Until next time... Happy Stitching, may Mr. Frog stay away and you have smokin' needles!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mira March SAL Update #3

Excuse the bad photo, but she's off the Q-Snaps, so I thought I'd post an update. Her skirt is coming along nicely. I was hoping to get her cross stitching done this month, but I'm not sure it's gonna happen. We have some big home renovations starting this weekend, so I'm not sure how much stitching I'll get in.  But I'll get very close to the end, that's for sure. I think I'll be able to completely finish her (including the beading) next month.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March General SAL - All Is Calm

  I didn't stitch on this last month, so I'll do a little extra stitching this month on All Is Calm.
   This is my starting point and first progress picture for this month.
   XX's  - Renee'

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Only 5 letters left!

Hello there!

The end is in sight,  only 2 rows to go.  I love this project but I have to say I will be happy to see it finished.

Happy Stitching guys!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A finish!

Hey guys!

I finished another Advent Animal.  Rascal Raccoon.  He is a sneaky little fellow. 

And this is my day 2 progress on Deepest Love.  I can't wait to get back to it!

Hope everyone is getting lots of stitching in!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mira March SAL Update #2

I finished the top half of Stargazer! Of course, most of the pattern is the bottom half.... That dress goes on for ages. But I'm loving her so far!

Friday, March 3, 2017

My Mirablilia start and another row finished

Hello fellow SALers!

I made a start on Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  I enjoyed working on it so much I am having a hard time not just stitching on it everyday.

Yesterday I finished off the 8th row on ABC's Of Parenting.  Only 3 more to go!

Hope you are all well!

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New start for the Mira March SAL 2017

Hello! I hope this finds everyone well. I have a new start! One that I have been looking forward to for a while now. I'm excited to be stitching my first Miribilia. This is Deepest Love. I'm stitching it on 28 count Wichelt linen hand dyed " Twilight Mist".

New Start! 

I am looking forward to stitching with everyone in our SAL
more info on the SAL here

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles!

My Mira March Starting Point

Here is my start for Mira March.
I will be working on Mirabilia's Stargazer. I started this on September 21st on 2016. The fabric is PolStitches' Moon.
My goal is to finish all the cross stitching in this project in March. I don't imagine I'll finish the beading this month, but I really want to finish it completely in the next two months.

(Oh, and ignore the pins in a line in the middle of the fabric. I had a concern about whether she was gonna fit on the fabric, so I counted to the edge. She fits. ^_^)

Mira March has arrived!

MiraMarch is here lovelies!!! I cannot wait to see all the beauty that's ahead!! 💗

Finally Home!! ;)

Hello lovelies!!

Well, it has been a long time coming but I have FINALLY finished stitching Lizzie Kate's At Our House. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece and I think maybe the reason it took me so very long was because it was a piece I was sad to see end. Am I making any sense?  Possibly not with this crazy cold I have lol.

I am looking forward to getting a few more WIPs out of the way over the course of the next few months. Especially those that may be slightly past due on when they should have been done. Alas, a gift is a gift regardless of the day!

Now, because I already have so many WIPs on the go I will add in one more!! Lol Here's to MiraMarch and my wonderful Stitchy friends!!

Have a great Stitchy Day!! XO