Gifted Gorgeousness - March Edition

It's the 15th and I'm actually posting on time for once! Check out all the action at Jo's blog, there were a lot of us last month and I hope there are even more this month. Everyone has been working on so many different and exciting projects and my wish list is growing....

I had a lot of projects out last month for the Olympics and posted about them a little already. Here are some of them yet again just because. :)

See Ya Later Alligator by Jodyri - for DD
stitched on 28 ct Nuriel's Forest with some charted threads and wording in stash threads 
Maple Leaf by AAN - for SIL  on Silkweaver? 14ct with WDW Blaze
Monochrome Link from Sprite Stitch - for DH  2 over 1 on 18 ct? with charted threads Tribal Dragon by WWS - for DD   stitched 1 over 1 on 25 ct pewter Lugana with Caron Wildflowers and Kreinik blending filament
Ballerina Dreams by Dimensions for co-worker
 stitched 2 over 1 on 18 ct Petra by Chromatic Alchemy
New start! Full Moon by Cute Patterns by Maria stitched 2 o…

Zodiac SAL - Pisces

It's time again to catch up on my SALs. First off, we have the Zodiac SAL hosted by the exuberant Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching. Check out all the information on this month's sign, Pisces, at her page

I dated a Pisces for a while and the description on Jo's blog doesn't really fit that person at all. I married a Sagittarius and that one does align really closely with DH's personality. I'm a pretty solid Virgo beyond the extreme cleanliness, although maybe someone that knows me well is a better person to ask about that.

I stitched on a lot of things last month, so let's see what I can shoe horn into fitting with Pisces, a Water sign represented by 2 fish. 

Snow Rules - because what does snow turn into when it melts? 
Fishing - naturally
Ocean Curiosity - I'm detecting a theme...
Yesterday stitched on Eye of Newt - newts live near and around water
Fabric from Chromatic Alchemy called Poseidon ;)
And the new shawl has these ripples which look a fair bit lik…

WIP Wednesday and a Difficult Decision

I've been wrestling with a decision over the last week or so. I thought I'd give it a few more days to see if I really needed to make the choice, and now I have. I've decided to give up on Ballerina Dreams for a finish by mid-June. I'm just not close enough to a finish. But I will post my update as this will go away for a bit. 

End of January
End of Feburary
and now:

There's definitely progress and it's somewhat sad to put it down before I even got to the Ballerinas, but I think it's for the best. 

So if anyone has any ideas on what to stitch for a 50 year old man who likes to wear bowties, works in the eye care business, has an English degree and loves theatre and has, an amazing singing voice, plus he has 2 awesome girls and an awesome wife, please let me know!

As far as other WIPs, the Skagen shawl is moving along as well:

But that's all I have to show for now!

Hope everyone is having a good week. We were supposed to get a nor'easter (read blizzard of ma…

Olympic Stitching and February WIPocalypse ** lot of photos!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Olympics! I had hoped to get a mini-post up some time during the Olympics, but that didn't quite happen. Maybe next Olympics. ;D

From the various Olympic stitching SALs out there, I decided to attempt to stitch one project a day from my WIP pile. Because I don't necessarily get stitching time every day, I tried to stitch on at least as many projects as days of the Olympics. Here's what I managed:

Kiss for a Snowman - last touched January 13, 2018 and now: Dimensions Kiss for a Snowman kit with kitted fabric and threads
Ocean Curiosity - last touched February 13, 2016:
and now:
stitched on unknown 18 ct purpley mottle fabric 2 over 2 with WDW Michael's Navy
Do Not Meddle - last touched August 21, 2017
and now:
last of the current stunt stitching with DMC 1 over 1 on 28 ct white fabric 
I Love You More - last touched January 12, 2016
and now:
Jodyri Designs with WDW Purple Majesty so far, 2 over 2 on Eye of Newt by Chromatic Alchemy
Xmas Dragon - last t…

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018 - February Edition

I'm exactly 10 days late for GG posting, so that's a little better than the Zodiac one. Again hosted by the amazingly organized Jo, check out her GG post for all the participants this month.

I have quite a few things I've worked on from January 15th through February 15th thanks to the Olympic stitching, so let's do a quick run through and see if I can list them all without this post getting to novella length. 

I'll post the photos and names and talk more about them in my next, closing Olympics post. 

Sweater for DD, left front and back complete Ballerina Dreams - getting there slowly!
Fishing - as it was in the last post Joy Snowglobe - added one strand of blue Christmas Dragon - added one strand of Holiday
I Love you More Today - Jodyri design, added a little more 
Do Not Meddle - stunt stitching
Kiss for a Snowman - for DD
Butterfly Quote - by Jodyri designs, also for DD

Lots of different projects were worked on this past month since there was the Olympics and it was nice to…