The Stitchin’ Post

cross stitching and musings of daily life

Moving to Blogger February 12, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellieps3 @ 10:02 pm

I have decided to switch to Blogger. Please visit me at The Stitching Post. I really, really hope that those of you that have been visiting me and commenting will continue to do so at the new blog. Please update your link. 🙂 See you there. 🙂



Trying a rotation February 10, 2009

Filed under: June Morning,Uncategorized — kellieps3 @ 9:54 pm

I have decided to try a stitching rotation. I have never stitched on a rotation before so I am not sure if it will work for me or not. I am hoping that it does. Inspired by Nicole at Nicole’s Needlework, I have decided to set my rotation up by the day of the week like hers. That seems much easier for me than trying to track hours. I picked out seven of the projects that I am most interested in right now, stuck the names in a cup, and drew out for each daily slot. Silly, I know….

My rotation is going to be:

Monday-June Morning

Tuesday-Kindness Sampler

Wednesday-Simple Gifts-Love

Thursday-Shimmering Mermaid

Friday-Simply Live

Saturday-Blessings and Kind Wishes

Sunday-This is the Day (yes, I caved)

My hope is that this rotation will help me to get a lot of WIPs (and a few new starts) finished. I am hoping that by having several projects that I am consistently stitching, I won’t feel like I am neglecting as many.

I started last night with June Morning. I didn’t get to stitch as I much as I would have liked (do we really ever?), but I did get a little accomplished.



Mary R.-I found the purse at Sears. 🙂

Well, I am off to stitch on Kindness and to watch American Idol. 🙂

Happy Stitching,




Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag February 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellieps3 @ 8:50 pm

And Baby’s got a new pair of shoes. We went shoe shopping for DS for basketball shoes today, and while we were out, I spotted this…


I loved the bright colors and the funky pattern.

Now on to stitching…I stitched on June Morning for what seemed like forever last night, and I don’t even have a completed square to show for it. But I plan to stitch on it more tonight while watching American Idol, Lost, and Life on Mars.

June Morning WIP

June Morning WIP

School is back in session tomorrow, so it is back to work and school for our household. My personal ice storm stitch a thon will end tonight, which is probably a good thing as my husband thinks we are growing roots from sitting so much. LOL!

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments that I have been receiving on my blog lately. I love them all and read them more than once. 🙂 Thank you for helping me to decide to try This is the Day on the Silkweaver Days Gone By fabric. It is beckoning me from the box of kits I have waiting, and it is getting louder, but so far I have been able to ignore it.

Happy Stitching!




Tea anyone? February 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellieps3 @ 10:04 pm

I finished CCN’s Tea Room today. I started this last July and quickly put it away. I had most of the house and some of the border finished when I picked it up yesterday. I stitched until almost 3 am last night (… or this morning?) and I have stitched quite a bit today. I put the last stitch in around 7 pm.

CCN Tea Room

CCN Tea Room

I worked a little more on Shimmy since my last post. Here she is…

Shimmering Mermaid WIP

Shimmering Mermaid WIP

What to work on next? I am thinking of picking up June Morning by Goode Huswife for tonight’s stitching and TV viewing pleasure…

June Morning WIP

June Morning WIP

This one has a long way to go.

I kitted “This is the Day” by Hands to Work in the Jan/Feb issue of JCS. I am not sure about my fabric choice though. I am thinking of using 28ct. lugana called Days Gone By by Silkweaver. I am trying to decide if it is too splotchy looking….let me know what you think.


I fell in love with this sampler seeing it in progress and finished on Siobhan’s beautiful blog. I am trying to resist starting it this week. I really need to finish a few more WIPs before I start another new project.

Well, I am off to catch up on a few blogs and then stitch.