Saturday, December 27, 2008

Im Back!

OK so I'm HOME! Glad to be back! I was hoping the plane trip home wouldn't be delayed two hours like the plane ride there. So we got to the airport all nice and early, got on the plane on time then..... we sat there. So we waited and then they came over the speaker and said we couldn't leave until some seat belts got replaced. We got off the ground about twenty five minutes late, which wasn't half bad as the flight there, I was still a little angry because I wanted to get home as quick as possible. I had planned on having plenty of time for stitching on vacation but that did not happen, sadly. So for the next four days I'm going to do nothing but stitch...oh and cook because I love food.
Today I went with my mom to return some things and go to Salty Yarns ( the stitch store. Which is kind of like Disney World, the happiest place on earth (he he). I bought this pattern that I absolutely love called Snow-Ho-Ho by Waxing Moon. The fabric above it is 28 ct. and a light blue with some white in it, kind of looks like clouds. I loved the fabric and thought it would look great with the pattern.

Last night I stitched with the lets stitch group and started and finished my last ornie from Anita's Little Stitches Christmas Emery collection. It doesn't have the beads on it yet because me and my mom are going to do them together.

Oh my whatever will I start now? lol I don't think I have enough. I think I'm going to go work on my Snapperbets piece by Bent Creek. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.


Thursday, December 25, 2008


Merry Christmas to everyone from Disney World! Going home tomorrow can't wait to see my family! Hope every one had a great day!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh my!

I'm so upset. I have been on vacation and neglected blogging! I usually read and comment on every ones blogs, and tonight I have about a half hour and I have realized I'm so far behind. Everyone has posted about three posts since I last read them! I'm going crazy without blogging OH and cross stitching that's number 1 lol! I just keep telling myself, I will be home on Friday and will have plenty time to read and comment on every ones blogs and catch up on stitching. Here is a new picture of my Disney Lanyard and pins, I think I'm obsessed now :).

Friday, December 19, 2008

Pictures of Disney

I decided to collect pins... I seen everyone with them and I wanted them to. I don't have too many but I got a collectors one from Mickey's Magical Christmas Party. I've got to run be back soon! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Busy! Busy!

I'm in Disney! I thought that I would have time to do some stitching and blogging, but everyone has so many things planned that I have no time to myself! Here is some stitching I got done in the airport and on the plane, it is the third ornie from Anita's Little Stitches Christmas Emeries. It also has about a hundred beads to be put on but I'm going to wait to get all four done to put the beads on. Hopefully, I will be able to finish the last one in a couple of days, maybe I can sneak away some how and find some time alone.

I also got a new high tech camera that has taken some beautiful pictures of Disney. Where it is new I have to download the software to the computer before I can get the pictures off of it. Maybe tonight after we get back from the park I will try to download it so I can post some pictures. Hope everyone is having a great week!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Things!

Today I went with my mom to Salty Yarns ( I won't be able to go for two weeks because I'm going to Disney for Christmas. I had to make sure I had everything I needed for my vacation. :) I found out at our dinner (stitch and bitch group) last week that my new chart for my snapperbets piece came out! I was so excited...

By the way I forgot to update about our Christmas dinner.... I had a great time. Sally ( gave me a gift certificate and some goodies (Thanks Sally). I also got plenty of cards. Like I said before. I haven't been with the stitch and bitch group long so I didn't have a secret Santa (defiantly have one next year). I loved watching everyone open their gifts, everyone stitched things for each other, they were beautiful!

It is freezing here and Tuesday we leave for Disney, can't wait to get to warm weather. I'm so excited about my vacation, but also going to miss my family. But I will defiantly still post pictures of my stitching and Disney world while I'm there.

I was also supposed to have my next ornie done and post a picture of it, but I have found that every time I write a post and say I will finish something I never do. I need to stop that!

Next post will be from Disney, See ya there!


Saturday, December 13, 2008


Last night I stitched with the Let's Stitch group. I worked on my Snapperbets piece and got a lot done. It doesn't look like much but it is. I think the letters keep getting bigger!!

Unfortunately I have to work a huge Christmas party tonight so I don't have time to write much more. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with an update on my ornies.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend,


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rainy Thursday

I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and we have been hit hard today with TONS of rain. We hit a record today with how much rain we got.
Anyway... today was a great day for stitching, if I was able to do that all day. I had to clean a townhouse, which I had a major problem with. It had been winterized. (I had to go outside and turn the water on) Easier said then done... The spicket is in the ground in a black thing that has a lid. Well I opened the lid and it had more water in it then around it!!! I had to get a cup and bail it out just to find the nozzle. I eventually found it and that was that. I then came home, after my adventure, and stitched on another Little Stitches ornament. I'm almost done with it, if I get it done tomorrow I will post a picture.
I also had to clean the house because the cleaning lady is coming tomorrow... now what sense does that make? I have no idea. I guess I like to clean before she comes so then she can do some more of everything else.. like base boards and molding and stuff. I make her job easy but at least she knows we are clean people.
I hope everyone had a good Thursday!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is Teddy, he lives with my mom but when I was in high school he was pretty much my dog. I went over to help decorate the tree and he insisted on watching up close.
Here is a couple ornaments that I have been working on, off and on for the last couple of weeks.

These are only two of the four. They each have a bunch of beads that I have yet to put on but I figured I would put them on after I got the other two done. I love these designs they are very fun to stitch I got them off Anita's, little stitches blog.

Tonight is my dinner at Fagar's with the stitch and bitch group I'm sure I will be back tomorrow to talk about how much fun I had.

Happy Stitching everyone!


Sunday, December 7, 2008


So I finally figured out how to change my background thanks Cindy! I had a few glitches along the way but managed to make it through.

Friday from 6pm-12 I stitched with the Lets Stitch group. I worked on my Bent Creek Snapperbets. I really enjoy working on this piece.

It doesn't look like I did much but believe it or not this piece is really big!! The picture does not do it justice. There is also a few lines of stitches beside the d but they are hard to see. Maybe I need a new camera... (I asked for one for christmas :)

I'am really bummed about this week but kind of excited too... I know I'm weird. This week is my final exams. I have a final on mon. tues. wed. and thurs.!!! I just keep saying in my head.. "I think I can, I think I can." But the fun part about this week is the monthly Stitch and Bitch group. We meet once a month (second tuesday) and we stitch and bitch lol. I became a member last month. This month (tuesday) we are all going to Fagars Restaurant in Ocean City. I can't wait I have never eaten there before. Everyone in the group is exchangeing their gifts but where I joined just last month I can't exchange. But that is fine by me I love to watch people open gifts... eww and eat thats probably my favorite thing other than stitching to do. Well I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 6, 2008


Oh my goodness I don't know what happened!!! I changed my background and it erased all of my gadgets and now it won't even let me customize I don't know what happened!!! Im going to cry!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So I have finished my strawberries! Me and mom were going to make cording for the top of the strawberries but we changed our mind when we remembered that we bought christmas ribbon. So we decided to use the ribbon for the top of the ornaments for it to hang by.

I love the way they came out. It was driving me crazy for them to be sitting there staring at me not finished for a couple of days. But now I'm happy and moving on to my Christmas Emery by Little stitches.

Hope everyone had a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Well my Prairie Schooler Christmas strawberries are taking a little longer than I expected. Me and my mom put them together and stuffed them. We were going to make christmas ribbons for the tops instead of the felt leaves. Well after we put them together we found out they were way too small to have ribbons go on top. So we have decided to make them the way the pattern says. That means we had to get green felt, being that we live a half an hour from a walmart and an hour away from a craft store. It takes us a little longer to get the things we need. But hopefully they will be completed tommorrow. (Fingers crossed)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crazy Week

This week has been a busy week. I usually post more than I have :( Friday I stitched with the "Lets Stitch" group. Here are my before and after pictures. I have also finished two Prairie Schooler Strawberries...well finished stitching. Tonight I am going to my moms and we are going to do the finishing work. I will either post another post with the pictures of them tonight or tommorrow. Hope everyone has had a great Thanksgining week!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lookie! Lookie!

Look what I did today! I started at about three after I went grocery shopping and finished at about eleven thirty. I even stopped to make dinner and go to my moms for a bit. I can't believe I did the finishing on it today to!

In My Garden Scissor Fob

by Shepherd's Bush

The only thing is, is that I don't care for the way the 8 looks on 2008. :( All well. There was a reason behind me picking to complete this project. I lost my scissors two days ago. So I figured in order for me to keep tabs on them I needed a scissor fob. Overall, it turned out nice but now I don't want to use it, I just want to look at it while its still perfect. I will have to get over that. Scissors are an important part of every project.

Hope everyone had a great day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Here is what I did with my Bent Creek Flag.

This is the first thing that I have cross-stitched that I didn't get framed. I'am proud of myself! At first I thought it would be too big but it turned out perfect. Thanks to Vonna ( I used her tutorial to complete my easel!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weekly Update

Last night I stitched from 6-12 with the Lets Stitch group. Here are my before and after pics...

I didn't get as much done as last week but I did make some progress.

Today me and my mom made easels. I turned my bent creek piece into an easel! It looks great but I have to put the cording on tonight so I will post a picture of it tomorrow. Also, I'm hoping that tomorrow I can finish one of my prairie schooler ornaments to post as well.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I finished my Bent Creek Flag1998 (2008)! I'm so happy that I finished it. For every one piece finished start at least two more. :) I guess I should have straightened it a little better before I took the picture. :(

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Wanna Know You

I WANNA KNOW YOU...I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine...BE HONEST COPY FROM HERE THEN SEND DIRECTLY TO ME IN A MESSAGE THEN, REPOST THE EMPTY QUESTIONS on your blog.
1) Can you cook?
2) What was your dream growing up?
3) What talent do you wish you had?
4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
5) Favorite vegetable?
6) What was the last book you read?
7) What zodiac sign are you ?
8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you?
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be???
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
23) Ever been arrested?
24 ) Bottle or Draft?
25) If you won £10,000 pounds today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) If you could spend 12 hours with me and ask/do anything you like, what would it be?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same?

Sunday, November 16, 2008


So today I went shopping... again. I bought all kinds of fun stuff to do. Like I have nothing to do :) I bought all kinds of fabrics for different projects that I have been trying to get together. I have everything to start my prairie schooler christmas strawberries. Can't wait to start them this week!

I also got two Shepherd's Bush pieces which I have seen done and absolutly love.

I wish I could start both of these right now, but I have to finish somethings I have started :( I guess. It just gives me more inspiration to finish my other pieces quicker. I will work on my strawberries for "Lets Stitch" for the challenge this week. Better get started!


Saturday, November 15, 2008


I posted my before picture last night and here is my after. I had a great time stitching and can't wait til next Friday.

Throughout the week I worked on my Bent Creek Flag 1998 piece. Here is an update of what I have done so far. Sorry about the tint of the picture. It turned out blue looking. It is really sand colored.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Tonights SAT

Tonight I'am working on my Bent Creek Snapperbets piece for the SAT. I needed a short break so I decided to write a post on my break. Here is my before picture.

This is who Im stitching with tonight. What a crowd, that is my seat! They love me. That is belle my minature pincher, velcro the black and white cat, and Serbie the big fat one on the back of the couch. Poor couch cushion never stood a chance against her. Well, I'm going to get back to stitching, hopefully they will make room for me. I will post an after picture tomorrow. Hope everyone from "Lets Stitch" is having a great time : )


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stitch and Bitch

So tonight I went to the Salty Yarns for stitch and bitch. It is where a group of us get together and eat, talk about things, and stitch. For the most part talk. I worked on my Bent Creek Flag. I don't have too much more done. Not enough to share yet. This was my first time with the group and I didn't know that last month they set up a competition; who could stitch a piece and make the most creative thing out of it. Here are the pieces. I think they are by Heart and Hand.

All three were very unigue. We all voted on which one was the most creative. I'm ashamed to say but I forgot which one won. :( Anyway they were all creative. I had a great time and hope to go next time they get together.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Things

I currently go to Old Dominion University, I will recieve my BA next year. So I really like to stitch pieces that I can hang in my future classroom. Here is a piece that I finished two months ago.

This is called Teachers Row by Bent Creek. Me and my mom went to the shop today. I spent way too much money but I couldn't help myself. I bought Snapperbets 3 pattern which is a continuence of the ones I already have; picture of what I've done so far in another post.

I also bought Lizzie Kate double flips Christmas pattern. Maybe I will get to that eventually. :) Syke I will probably start that next week.


Saturday, November 8, 2008


I have realized that I'm very stingy when it comes to my cross-stitch. I want to keep everything that I stitch for my self. My brothers sister really wanted the snapperville piece that I did (pic in my first post) but I couldn't part with it because I put so much time and hard work into it. So yesterday I started a new Bent Creek piece.

I planned on giving this to my boyfriends sister because she likes country and it would go with her living room. But I really like it and I don't know if I will be able to give it to her after I'm done. I thought about stitching it twice but that seemed like a boring idea. I sware I'm not normally stingy but it is something about my stitch pieces that I can't part with. Is this normal? :(

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I want to thank Coni and Karen for posting comments to my blog. When I first started this bog I was nervous that no one would comment or look at my blog so I wanted to thank you.

I think that cross stitching has made me more "crafty." I went to a retreat that my mom went to, to visit and stitch with everyone and I noticed that everyone had unique name tags. So the other day my boyfriend got rid of a bunch of jean pants. I got thinking. I cut out the pockets, even the small inside change ones. I told my mom that we should make name tags out of pants pockets. Well my boyfriend has big jeans which means big pockets so we decided to make necklaces out of the big pockets and name pins with the little pockets. We decided that the necklace would be good for scissors etc. because it was a pocket duh :) Anyway here is a picture. We used fablic glitter glue and iron on flowers aren't they cute?


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Work In Progress

I'am working on several pieces. One is "Christmas" Tree by MDesigns. Me and my mom are working on the same project but in different colors I am doing it on white linen with red glitter thread (Yuck) and she is doing it on white linen with green nordic glitter thread. We are only going to stitch this piece when we are together.

The second piece I am working on is by Bent Creek. It is a new piece called Snapperbets. It comes out on seperate charts every couple months. So far I only have the first chart that has the border and a couple letters of the alphabet on it, and the second chart with the next three letters. I really like this pattern and it only took me a couple days to get this far on it. The bad part is that I get to start a new project soon because I won't be able to go any farther. Don't get me wrong I love to start new projects but I hate to have too many projects started. I like to finish what I start before moving on. I'm sure that will change as I keep stitching. I will post a picture of what I decide to start tomorrow.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Obsession

Hi, my name is Candi about eight months ago I started cross stitching. I have become obsessed with it and have to stitch everyday eventhough I have a full time job and go to school full time. My mom got me stitching, she stitches everyday as well. We visit each other and stitch together on my nights off. The nearest stitch store is in Ocean City, Maryland, Salty Yarns ( which is an hour and a half from where I live. Me and my mom go every weekend. She attends retreats and classes there. There is also a group that meets once a month called "stitch and bitch". This month will be the first time I go. Im sure I will post pictures and what happens in a later post. I am also attending my first retreat in May of 09 I am very excited.

The piece above is by Bent Creek called Snapperville.
The piece to the right is an over one by Brightneedle.
I have many more projects complete and will post them in my other posts. I will also post the pieces that I'am currently working on in the next couple of posts as well. I have plenty to share. I will keep everyone posted.