Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Still no Sleepy Hollow

I didn't get around to ordering the rest of the stuff I needed for Sleepy Hollow, so I didn't want to start it this past weekend. Instead, I worked on Luminaro some more.

Here is where I was last, when I left off:

Here is where I am now:

To save my sanity, I started working on a color that had more than just a couple stitches here and there. The confetti was getting to me.

Monday, April 22, 2019


I had a craft fair this weekend, so I didn't get a chance to start on Sleepy Hollow. Not to mention, I still don't have all the supplies for it (I am ordering them this week), so I don't have any updates other than just a blank fabric on a qsnap. That's not very interesting.

I haven't stitched much this week. My brother came in from out of town and we went to our cousin's memorial service together. I spent my time this week just being with him. I hadn't seen him in a long time. 

I have managed to get some progress done on Luminaro, though.
Here is where I was with my last update:

Here is where I am now:
Lots of confetti in there.
My husband said to me last night that he can't wait to see this one come together. Because of this, I have decided to make this my focus project (until I get sick of it). He normally doesn't show any interest in my projects, so this is a big thing.

Friday, April 12, 2019


I now have a finish! I really needed this.
I worked on Mario this week to get him done. I didn't much feel like working on anything complicated, and Mario only had the one color left.

Here is where I was last:

Here is my finish!

I also finished my custom order of a Christmas necktie, and a necklace and earring set.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Mario - Day 9.4

This past Saturday, I actually got to work on Mario... on Saturday!
It was a nice rainy day outside, perfect to stay home and stitch. I even had the house to myself, so it was perfect!

Here is where I left off last week:

After working on this for a good chink of Saturday, here is where I left off:

Did you notice it says Day 9.4, now?
Sunday, I got as far as I could get with a custom order until I ran out of rings needed (I have more on the way that should be delivered today). After that, I pulled out Palace Garden for a little bit and put in a few threads worth of progress. (I'll post pictures later).

Then, yesterday evening, I got some horrible news that my cousin had a heart attack and passed away. This was a big shock to me. I always thought he was the healthiest of all the cousins. He was only 46.
This really got to me, and I didn't want to deal with confetti. One color is all that I could handle, so I pulled out Mario again, since it is so simple. I put in a little more to it. I probably have one more full day left on it.
I may just work on this during the week to finish it off, since confetti seems just too much to deal with right now.

Friday, April 5, 2019

I have no pictures

This week has been somewhat busy for me. As such, I haven't really had time to work on anything enough to get pictures of it.

I have managed to finish that necklace I posted about last post. I have even started the necktie, but only to the extent of opening a bunch of rings for it. I suppose I could show a picture of a bunch of open rings, but that isn't very interesting.

I will certainly have pictures on Monday, as Mario is getting close! I also hope to have a good chunk of the tie done by then, as well.
Until then, happy crafting!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Craft fair and Mario day 8.2

I had another craft fair this weekend, this time at a local church. There seemed to be a pretty good turnout, but I barely broke even on sales again. Luckily, I got a custom order for a couple pieces, so that makes it worth it all.

I've gotten a good head start on the order, too. Here is a section of it already done:

I also got a chunk of blue done on Mario. This blue part is taking a lot longer than I expected it to. I just need to keep at it, one chunk at a time.

Here is where I left off last week:

Here is where I am now:

I showed my progress to my husband last night. It finally struck him that this is a Mario scene inside of a silhouette of Mario. He was just a bit oblivious all the other times I showed it to him, I guess.