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I can’t believe my dragon has been finished for two days and I was so excited I forgot to add him to my blog. I had so much fun stitching this little guy, that I think I should always have a Spangler piece in my rotation. Here it is! Now I just need to decide how I want to frame it.


I’m still pressed for stitching time, but have managed to get a few stitches in on my Craft piece “The Bards of Bone Plain.” I hope to have an update photo next week some time. Work is keeping me pretty busy, but I figure I will settle into a routine soon.

Happy Stitching!



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I finished page 3 of the QS Literate Dragon for the SAL, so I will definitely be ready for page 4 when it comes out at the end of this month.


Here is my Literate Dragon so far:

I’m looking forward to finishing this one. I have a feeling it will be my first HAED finish. J I want to have it completed and framed by Christmas this year. I applied for a promotion at work and just was notified on Thursday that I got it! I want a nice shiny new finish to frame up nice and hang in my office and I think this little guy will fit the bill.


I finished my page goal on Matt Stewart’s “The Gift” and started working on the next page. I started at the top and it we have a Hobbit foot sighting.

I really love how the details are coming alive in this chart. The foot looks so real. I’m continuing on with this chart this week. I’d like to finish the half page before heading on to my second page on “The Bards of Bone Plain.”


I also made some progress since my last update on my Celtic Samhain project and hope to have another update on her within the next few weeks.

Sorry for the poor lighting in this one. There was a storm when I took it, so little natural light to work with. She will definitely be done by Halloween.


I’m looking forward to finalizing the colors I will be using on the rest of my Celtic Ladies when she is done.

Happy Stitching,


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Yay! I finished page 2 of the QS Literate Dragon I am doing for the 2013 HAED BB Freebie SAL. I love how he is coming out. I still haven’t named my dragon, but I am sure by the time it is finished he will have a name. I made a bit of headway into page 3, but I find stitching on the red fabric gets to my eyes after awhile, so I decided to put him away for a bit and get out something else this week.


Here he is! I wish I had his library!


I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to work on Heaven and Earth’s “The Gift” by Matt Stewart, “Trick or Treat” by Randal Spangler or “Christmas Dreams” by Dona Gelsinger this week. None of them fit into the SAL for this week on the board, so I closed my eyes and reached into my wip bag. The winner is “The Gift,” previously titled Frodo and Galadriel by Matt Stewart. I am still plugging away at the beautiful confetti filled flowers in the lower left corner of the piece. J


Here is my before picture:

The bottom row is just a few stitches high, so that is why the weird strip at the bottom. I did the first two pages of the bottom row and now I am working on the first full page above the bottom row. It is mostly flowers and foliage. It looks mostly black, but there are all sorts of dark colors in between the flowers. It is amazing how it all comes together. I’ll be happy if I finish all of the confetti in the flowers on the bottom half of the page this go around, lol. I would love a page finish, but they take a bit longer than I always think they will to fill in.


I am also planning on working a bit more this week on my Celtic Autumn (By Lavender&Lace) conversion to Celtic Samhain. I really want to get it finished and hopefully framed before October.

Happy Stitching everyone!

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Hi everyone! I am so excited I finished page 1 of the Kinuko Craft The Bards of the Bone Plain chart by Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) today. I started this chart on June 29, 2013. I am stitching it on 28 count white Monaco cloth (My favorite cloth for over 1 stitching!).


I am doing it 1×1 full crosses, so it is taking a bit longer than when I tent stitch. I think I’ve found the best way to tackle the confetti in the piece for me. I printed out the pages at ½ of the page per sheet of paper. I am doing cross country with one color at a time. First I highlight the symbol I am going to do all in yellow. Then I stitch them going column by column until I get all the ones on the page I am doing for that color thread. I then go back and highlight over the yellow with pink or orange to show it has been stitched. This way as I’m going cross country I just look for the yellow squares on my chart.


Doing it that way I did miss a few random confetti stitches, but not as many as I usually do just going through without doing it one color at a time. I think even with going over the symbols more than once with highlighter that it took me less time than if I wasn’t so organized about the confetti.


Here is page 1! I’m so excited that I can already see the lady in the wall mural.


In case you’ve forgotten, here is what it will look like next century when I am done, lol!


Happy Stitching everyone!


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QS Literate Dragon

The girls are out of school now for the summer, so my time is limited when it comes to my stitching. I did manage to get some more done on page 2 of my HAED BB SAL QS Literate Dragon. Page 3 just came out, so I want to finish page 2 soon to move on to page 3. I forget when page 4 comes out, but I’m pretty sure it is not until October or November. That gives me plenty of time to finish page 2 and 3. I am stitching one color at a time to see if the confetti goes quicker than on page 1, so the page looks a bit weird at the moment. I would estimate the page is about 1/3 to 1/2 done right now.

I have moved on to Opalite for this week and should have an update on her tomorrow. It is time to set half year goals on the Heaven and Earth Designs Bulletin Board. My whole year goal is to finish QS Literate Dragon, so I left him out of my half year goals. My half year goals were hard to decide on because I am never sure where my stitching bug is going to take me. I decided since I was close to finishing the top row of Rachel Anderson’s Opalite that I would put finishing the top row as one of my goals. That means two full pages and 1 partial page to complete her (pages 4,5, and 6). This week I skipped ahead to the partial page and finished that. I also wanted to make sure my fabric was wide enough, lol! I know stitchers count and count and measure fabric, but there is always that freak moment when I wonder if I cut my fabric correctly. I am happy to say, the design fits all the way across. J I then moved over and started page 4. I almost have page 4 finished except two big blocks of color that I will work on a bit today. The page moved pretty quick because it was background with zero confetti stitching.

The second goal I set for myself was to start and complete one page of Kinuko Craft’s Bards of Bone Plain. This is a gorgeous design and I can’t wait until the end of the month when I can start her. I’m a bit torn about starting her in the upper left hand corner on page 1 so I can work down and then across, or whether to start her in the middle. If I start in the middle then the middle page is the standing stone. That will look so good stitched; however, I really don’t want to mess up my stitching, so I leaning a bit toward the traditional page 1 start since I am not using magic guide and I don’t grid. Here is what the design look like. It can be purchased at Heaven and Earth Designs. Clicking the picture will take you to the chart on their site.

I am very excited about starting this one. I will be working it on 28 count Monaco 1 x 1 full crosses.

My final goal for the year is to finish the next two bottom row pages of Dona Gelsinger’s Christmas Dreams. I am enjoying stitching this one so much I just knew I had to add it to my goals. I am not sure if I will have time to finish them all, but I certainly hope I do. With all the headway I made on Opalite this week, I am pretty confident I can do it.

Happy Stitching everyone!

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Hi everyone! I can’t believe it is March already. I got page 2 of the HAED BB SAL in the other day. I discovered I’d accidentally used 816 instead of 918 (I must have looked at the skein upside down when I grabbed it. I had to frog all the 816 on page one and replace it. It looks much better with the brown instead of the red, lol. I’m really surprised I didn’t notice my mistake sooner. To reward myself for finishing the frogging, even though I am not done with the confetti on page 1, I started page 2! I could not resist counting over to the Starry Night painting in the background. It is my favorite of Van Gogh’s paintings. I love how it came out. I want to do the picture frame, but have told myself I can’t until page 1 is confetti free and done. Lol.


Here is my Literate Dragon.


I’m a little confetti’d out at the moment, so I think I might put him away for a bit and work on one of my other stitches. I think I’ll have to pick a number from my list with a random number generator to decide since I’m not sure which one I want to work on the rest of the week. Happy Stitching everyone!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I just finished up a few days of working more on QS Literate Dragon by HAED. I just love all the details that keep popping out in it. The confetti is driving me a little crazy in wanting to fill in the holes. I am slowly filling them in around the edges of his chair, lol. However, I keep moving to a color in another area and then more holes are made. Eventually they will all get their turn and be filled in.


I’ve taken him off the q-snaps for now to work on one of my other neglected SAL pieces. I’m torn between Trick or Treat or Snow Queen for this week, so we’ll see where my whimsy takes me.

Happy Stitching!

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