Saturday, December 28, 2013

Last finish? ??

Yay! I finished another piece just before the end of the year.  This is shepherds bush, better not pout! I am so happy about this finish and I am on to attempt to finish another pattern! 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Last finish?

This is Chessie and me, tombstone mansion! It is complete! I just love this piece.  I am on a roll today maybe I will complete another piece!


I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  I am enjoying my vacation! I am sitting in My new chair while stitching my Sherri Jones class piece! I am aiming to get alot done over the next few days!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Presents part one!

My mom doesn't look at my blog so I can post pictures of what I made her for our annual stitch and bitch dinner tomorrow night.  This is called a doll house needlepoint kit from Janet Granger design! It is so cute! The stand came in pieces and it had to be stained. I am so proud of myself to read directions to know how to put it together!  More pictures to come after dinner tomorrow night! Have a great monday! Stay warm!
*~ Candi

Sunday, November 17, 2013


My class piece, tombstone mansion by Chessie and Me is almost complete!  All I need to do is complete the saying and one more black cat!
After I finish this piece, hopefully by tomorrow I am going to start my pre stitch class piece called The Mermaid's Two Tales by Sherri Jones. Going to start dinner and keep working! I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Work work work

I have been working on this class piece by Chessie and Me. I wish I could say I was farther but sadly I'm not. I will say it is coming out beautiful and tons of fun to stitch...but my poor stitching bag is bulging and I must finish some things to make more room for new. :)
Good bye for now, may your work week go by quick and painless.
~* Candi

Monday, November 4, 2013


All done!! Shepherds bush grey snowman!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Stitchie weekend!

Last weekend I went to salty yarns for our annual halloween stitching weekend. It was great I got a lot done and had a great time talking with everyone. Everyone brought gift bags and wore festive attire. It was so great. Today I had our class Halloween party, which resulted in a ton of eating and no teaching.  All well it is good to have a fun day! I will leave everyone with a picture of last weekend and of my fifth grade team and I
Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Let it Snow!

I wish! The title is what I wish was happening while I'm stitching this pattern.  This is Grey snowman by shepherds bush. It isn't done but the snowman itself is done except for its arms. Now I just have to finish the snow flakes and title! Getting close!!

Friday, October 18, 2013


I have had a busy week! Today was this first day that I actually got home before it was dark outside.  I leave when its darl and come home when its dark. All well at least this week has come to an end. There was some pluses this week, like stitch and bitch. It was great to see everyone and I also signed up for a class! Yipee... it is a pre stitch and when I get the pattern I will show pictures. I am absolutely obsessed with it and cant wait! I also got to see how some other stitchers are coming along with their class pieces. Below are pictures of my progress on Tombstone mansion by Chessie snd me. It doesn't look like I got mich done tonight but some of its over one and other stitches are mostly smyrna crosses so I am hsppy with my progress. Now I'm off to work on Shepherds bush grey snowman...
Tata for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Here is the progress on the chessie and me class piece and the samsarah class piece. Also another piece which is shepherds bush, grey snowman! Hope everyone has a great work week :(

Jamboree day 2

Well the jamboree is now over... unfortunately but I have plenty to show. The pictures are of the class projects that we now have. The halloween one is by Linda from Chessie and Me. The petite one is by Lauren Sauer called Sail Away. These are models. I am not that fast of a stitcher! This weekend was great and all of the projects already have a spot in my house! It was great to see everyone and to hear great stories. I look forward to stitch and bitch tuesday! So happy that it is fall!

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Iam currently at the salty yarns annual jamboree! I have had one class so far and it was with Patty from Sam Sarah. The pattern is called steampunk sea serpent. We have a great pattern I can't wait to finish it!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My new finish, finish

I have had this stitched for a while. It is called my darning basket by Jackie Du Plessis. It was a class piece from 2010. All I had to do was put it together. Well now it is complete

I am so proud of myself for finishing it completely. I hope everyone has a great coming week!:)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stitching challenge

This is how I stitch nightly... It is like a puzzle to figure out. I don't know where to put my hands because when they are working with thread Velcro is attacking them. Velcro is the beautiful cat asleep at the moment. Which means I can stitch a bit but can't get up! Well wish me luck! Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Finish!

I had a great time on vacation. I got to relax some days and sit by the pool and others I was busy going to parks and dinner reservations. We were lucky because it was beautiful weather all week. The last day, when we left a cold front came through and it was 41 degrees. That is cold for Florida!
I came back to reality last sunday and went back to school onTuesday. Then this Friday we took all of our BETA students (36) to a convention in VA Beach. BETA is a group of students that recieve all A's and B's. We had a great time and the kids were well behaved BUT!!! I seen them all weekend except today, and I have to go back tomorrow! It isn't fair I didn't have any time off!
On to stitching... I finished this piece while I was on vacation. This is Halloween Night by Shepherds Bush. The only thing missing is buttons. There are quite a few but I can't buy the button pack because I stitched it on a smaller count so I have to match the buttons next time I go to Salty Yarns.

I hope everyone has a great week. I hope I make it through this week!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Hello from Disney!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Vacation... Take two!

Today is my first day on vacation... Again! :) I got to Orlando Florida at 10 am this morning. It is beautiful here. If I couldn't have a blizzard than I will settle for the sun and warm weather. I am currently working on shepherds bush Halloween night. I am very close to finishing. I have hopes of havering it done in a few days. Wish me luck! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. To those in the northeast I wish you well. Tata!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I went to work for a total of two days this past week. While I should have been doing school work, cleaning, or something more productive. I decided to stare out the window looking for snowflakes. After Wednesday I didn't have to look for flakes anymore, the ground was covered! I seen a cartoon/ comic strip that had four cars at an intersection stopped and one man on top of his car pointing at one snowflake that had fallen, yelling look a snowflake! That would be me. I am a little obsessed with snow, I feel that if it has to be this cold it might as well snow.
Other then staring out the window, I decided to shovel some snow from the steps and ride around with my hubby looking at the beautiful scenery. While I was so excited about the snow, it still caused one problem... hubby had to stay home from work because our restaurant was closed due to the weather. I love spending time with him but I would rather stitch and watch my shows that I like. I also like to do things at my own pace. Like making lunch, Hubby... Candi let's eat lunch. Me... I am not hungry right yet. Hubby... Fine I will starve to death! Sometimes I feel like I have a child to take care of. Who pouts over lunch? Anyway, tomorrow I have to go back to work. I should be fine with going back to work since I only worked two days out of nine, but I have a case of workitis. Workitis- feeling of impending doom when going to work.
On the stitching front, I have decided to work on a range of things. I work on a piece and when I get tired of working on that one, I reach in my bag and grab another piece to work on. Today I have two amazing pieces to show. The picture below is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor. I enjoy working on this piece. The threads are Valdani and really great to work with.

The next pice is Drawn Thread's ABC Sampler. This piece is very special to me, it is probably my favorite thing to work on recently. It is absolutely beautiful and is stitched using silks. Sorry for the pictures, next time I will iron them. My dinner has cut into the production of beautiful ironed pictures.

Well I am off to stitch while pouting about working tomorrow. Maybe I will stare out the window to see a snowflake but I don't forsee that happening. :( I hope everyone has a great week and doesn't catch workitis from this post.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Back from vacation!!

Vacation was wonderful! I really wish I was still on vacation because this week has been horrible. I have been so wore out that I have come home and turned into a vegetable everyday this week except for today. I do have my fingers crossed for snow tonight, if I could have a snow day or even a delay I would be a very happy person. I have MLK Day off but if I had tomorrow off it would be like a mini vacation. :)
Anyway... Off to stitchiness. On vacation I worked on Shepherd's Bush, Halloween Night. I could have done more but I am stumped. Where I changed the color of the fabric, the letter colored thread no longer works. Does anyone have any idea about which of these colors you would use for the lettering. I was thinking about the golden yellow of the moon and star. What do you think?

I was going to start Green Snowman but I felt bad because I had so much started so I decided to work on Lizzie Kate, Summer Alphabet.

I will leave everyone with a picture of a beach at Nassau, Bahamas.

Everyone that is getting snow, stay warm and cross your fingers that I get snow here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vacation/ Resolution Update

Hello everyone! I am happy to say that I am leaving for a week vacation tomorrow! My husband and I are leaving from Baltimore on a 7 day cruise to Port Canaveral FL, Nassau, and Free Port Bahamas. Before I leave I want to tell everyone an update about my stitchy pieces. Bellow is Quaker Diamonds. I haven't made much more progress than last time because...
 On New Years Eve I had a dream about this pattern that I had in my craft room. It is called Halloween Night by Shepherds Bush. I felt like my dream was telling me that I should start this pattern. This pattern is special because I have changed it. I usually don't change patterns much because I pick them out because I love them. But this pattern is different because I love Halloween colors and the pattern called for 20 count cappucino. Well I enjoy bright and smaller things so I chose a 30 count weeks purple fabric. (it isn't called purple but for some reason I didn't write it down) Sorry the picture is a little sideways. At first when I started stitching I was worried about the colors. I kept the colors that the pattern called for because they looked good with the fabric. But as I was stitching I just didn't know if I should continue with them. Until.... I put the backstitch in the house, now it just pops off the fabric. After I finish the hill and backstitch the tombstones and the soon to be pumpkins I know the hill will do the same thing.
As you can see, I am very excited about my new start. This will be one of the two things I will work on during my trip. I m not going to work on Quaker Diamonds because that really isn't a travel piece so I think I will work on this and maybe a colored snowman by Shepherds Bush.
Resolution/ Goal update: The back of my Halloween piece looks as good as the front, next time I will post a picture of it, all threads are neatly placed and cut.  Also, I am soon to start a snowman. Well on my way to keeping my resolution.
Have a great week everyone, I will be back next week with beautiful pictures to show and hopefully a lot of progress!
To all my Stitch and Bitch friends: I am sorry I won't be there this month but I will see you at Super Bowl!