Cross stitch Haul and update

I have a cross stitch haul! A big one, too! A family member gave me $100 to spend on stitchy supplies, so I bought a bunch of things from 123stitch.com!  9 Mill Hill kits, 3 Sue Hillis patterns, and 1 pattern from Diane Arthurs. With shipping, it came to $95.88, so I’m going to spend…

Nevermore cross stitch project

Quoth the raven, Nevermore. You’ve seen it before. The Nevermore cross stitch pattern, and now here it is! Finally, after almost a month of hard work, I’ve finished stitching Nevermore. As you may know, it’s a pattern found in the 2017 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue. It’s a fairly small stitch count if you just…

Haunted Mansion Demon Wallpaper

Disney’s Haunted mansion has my all time favorite wallpaper. The Demon Wallpaper. Spooky faces glare at you from a purple background. It’s simple, black, white, and purple. You may think it’s a little creepy, as eyes stare at you from all directions. The whole thing is freaking adorable. As you know if you kept up…

The Lonely Mountain cross stitch

The Lonely Mountain. Guarded by Smaug, chiefest of calamities. Yes, Smaug has returned for a few days in his cavern in The Lonely Mountain. I decided to bring out this great little piece that I started at the beginning of Stitch Maynia. With a slight adjustment, it went flying by! In fact, I actually finished…

Commission Stitching

Let’s talk a little bit about commission stitching. I’ve done a bit of commission stitching before. Quiet recently, in fact. I usually only take pieces that are small, quick, and easy so I can knock them out and not feel bored with them for too long. I also only do commissions for people I trust…

Stitching myself out of a funk

I’ve said it before. I have depression. Sometimes it’s easy to start stitching myself out of a funk. Sometimes not. This time, surprisingly, I’m half-way out of the latest funk. The latest round of depression. Things haven’t been going well. There are personal issues I won’t talk about, but there’s my anxiety about upcoming things,…

After Maynia finishes

Maynia is over for another year. Time to work on the ‘after Maynia finishes’! With Maynia over, but May still going, I’m working on beefing up my Maynia finishes list. I have 8 so far. Granted, it’s not the 18 I had hoped for, but I’ll take what I can get. Let’s get this list…

The Last Week of Maynia

This is it folks. The last week of Maynia for me. In a long 17 day journey I found I still don’t stitch as quickly as I used to lol. But that’s okay. It’s the last week of Maynia. Anything goes! The last week of Maynia saw some rather small starts, and a surprising amount…

This week in starts

A new week in starts wraps up as Stitch Maynia draws to a close. And what a week in starts it is! We also have a fair amount of finishes, if you can believe it. We have a total of 7 new starts this week, with 3 new finishes which brings our total of finishes…

Stitch Maynia week one

In the first week of Stitch Maynia, I stitched for me . . . Five shiny things!  Stitch Maynia heralds the scramble to start (or work on) a bunch of projects. Some people use Stitch Maynia to just work on one project instead of their normal rotation. Whatever works for each person. This year I’m…