Sunday, November 30, 2014

Santa actually DID come early form of a Sharon from US. This wonderful person sent me a Random Act of Kindness yesterday in no other form than Sweet Shoppe!!
And like that wasn't enough, she messaged me later and said that she's going to buy me the floss needed, as a part of the gift.

I don't know if it's because I'm swedish and we have a different view on humanity or something, but this is really beyond my understanding! I can't believe this is happening really.
Since me and my hubby are on a little tight budget right now, I wouldn't be able to start Sweet Shoppe for quite a long time if it wasn't for her kindness.. Oh, my heart just melts a little everytime I think about this.

Thank you so very much for your kindness Sharon, this really is incredible.. <3

Friday, November 28, 2014

HAED Cyber Monday!!

So HEAD is going to start their Cyber Monday tomorrow already.
50% off charts. I'm going to drown in them.. Or I hope I could, we're on a pretty tight budget right now, so my man is my supporting no-sayer at the moment. :(

At least I managed to talk him into letting me do one RAK; the Heaven and Earth Designs Group on Facebook has set up a list of people who wants to participate and I've been craving to make someone unknown happy, so this is the perfect moment!

Oh well, I was just jumping on to say hi and update on my thoughts and feelings and such. And so I have.
Since I'm working superhard on my Christmas Gift to my lovely man, Foxglove had to be set aside, so I don't really know when the next update is going to show up. Bare with me people!

Hope you've all had a great Thanksgiving! (the ones of you who celebrate it of course)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time for Christmas presents

A little too late I figured out what to buy for my man for Christmas.
(and he doesn't read my blog so I can speak freely here)
(but in case he does, I'm not going to show the chart)

But, it's beautiful, simple, and the colors are amazing! I'm stitching on yellow (!) aida.
Just to show you how utterly great this is, I'm gonna let you on a little sneakpeak on my material. :)

Isn't it gorgeous? Can't wait to show you the finished piece..!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Santa's early

Well in this case, I'm Santa, so I'm early. And the gifts are for me.
So I guess "I just bought stuff for myself" is another way to put it..

Just ordered the last 65 skeins for Foxglove, more bobbins and another storage box! Finally there will be some colors in there (although I ordered from UK, so I guess I won't see them before christmas).
I'll try to remember to take a picture of the floss I have right now; It's almost all blue!

I love buying floss. Have you noticed that yet? Well, you will. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Page 2 - DONE!

So the day has come! 
All you're wonderful comments and inspiration really gets me the will to keep on stitching; the last week I've felt like I've been a little slow on the stitches and haven't really gotten that  "YAY, LET'S STITCH"-feeling that I usually have. But all your joy helped me push to the goal and the second page has come to an end.
I must say that starting with the pin stitches also helped, before I always made a big mess of all the threads that had to be secured and so on.

Here comes a little photo of the progress; it's really starting to look like something now, and it's so fun to see all the details show up before your very eyes!

I've already started on the third page, so hopefully you'll get another update soon :)
Have a great day/evening and wish you will come back for more! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pin stitches

Was counting on giving you an update on Foxglove today, but yesterday I started reading about pin stitches, and that's what I've been doing today; practicing.
It's really a great way of securing threads, and it works really smooth. So if you haven't already tried it, you should!

I promise I'll give you the update tomorrow, that's when I'll be finishing off the second page!

I hope you all have a great Sunday, and I will see you tomorrow

Friday, November 21, 2014

Snowy day

The snow is finally here. Atleast for some time, it's to warm outside for it to stay on the ground, so it melts.. But soon.. soooon!

Since I'm new to blogspot I've been checking out a lot of stitching blogs out there, and gosh are you guys great! Everyone seems to be going for beautiful ornaments and small christmas projects now and I'm really jealous. Cross stitching is far more popular on your side of the globe; in Sweden we have a few web shops but that's about it.
I want to buy beautiful chart packs and pattern books and all of that. The sites from Sweden has mostly kits, and they're super expensive and often not worth the money at all..

But, it's snowing outside, I've got two seasons of LOST left to watch, and I've got my beautiful Foxglove Ball to do (even if it's not christmasy at all). I guess I'll manage.. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sweet Shoppe!

Hi guys!
I just wanted to share with you this new HAED-chart that just came up on the website.

Sweet Shoppe is a work from Aimee Stewart, and I fell in love as soon as I saw it. My fingers are itching. It has to be done!! Mmmmh, I can't wait to get my hands on all that colorful floss..
How often do you buy new charts? And how many WIP's do you have? I have my Foxglove and the Hobbit Meals as we speak, although Hobbit Meals have been set aside a couple of weeks now; I'm having too much fun with Foxglove. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Something new

Hey guys!
Decided to fix my own header, I have no idea why I haven't done it before, it looks much better, I hope you think so too :)

The picture in the header is one of my earlier finishes, the last one before I found HAED actually.
It's lazy Monday today (woah, do people actually have these, you think now, why yes, they do) and after having trouble sleeping it's perfect for a day in the sofa with my Foxglove Ball.

Hope you're having a great day too!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


So I went two hours car drive away today to shop with a dear friend of mine. We haven't met for almost a year so the happiness was a fact!

Anyway, it was time for me to buy some more floss. Not because I actually need it right now, since I have half a page left until I can start on the third page. But I love to buy floss, so I did it anyway.
When I got home after a day full of shopping, and I start to wind up the floss on my bobbins, I noticed that one of the colors was one number off.. Someone must've taken it and put it back in the wrong place.

Of course, all I have to do is order some more, but it just annoys me so much!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I'm quite the slow stitcher. I've been stitching for about 10 hours divided over yesterday and today, and I've gotten about 400 stitches done.
I guess (or more like hope) that it's because I'm not used to this big projects, and that I'll get my speed up later on. But sometimes I just get frustrated and it feels like I'm getting nothing done in a lot of time. Do you ever feel that way? What do you do to ease that feeling?

Anyway, I think it's time for a new WIP-pic, looking at the last one I've actually come a long way (not at all talking against what I just wrote). It makes me feel a little better anyway.

As you can see, It's beginning to actually look like something now! And finally I get to do a little more than just blue, and blue, and blue. :)

Since I'm new at this platform, I'd love for you all to share you're blogs with me so I can follow you on your journeys! 

Have a great day/evening/night or whatever it is when you're reading this!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to Blogspot!

Hey guys!
It's great to see that people visit me here too, since I broke it off with Wordpress when I heared from a mystic source that more of you stitching people joins up on Blogspot.
I've just getting started with all the gadgets and stuff, so bare with me for a couple of days now!

But right now, it's 9AM here in Sweden and I just got out of bed. I don't have any work scheduled for the rest of the week, so I'm going to fill my time with stitches. And that's what I'm going to do at this very minute (or the following, I have to start Netflix and get Lost going and all of that before I can settle down).

Are you guys watching anything when you stitch, and if so, what? 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A real stitching day

Hey guys, it's great to see some activity on the blog, people commenting (sure it's not a lot lot, but it's something, and that's better than nothing. It puts a smile on my face), I get visits everyday and that makes me want to keep updating more and more!

Today has been a real stitching day; I've been in the sofa for hours stitching away. I've reached my first confetti spot, I thought I reached it earlier, but that's nothing like this spot. I've got about 23 colors in a 20x20 square, it's threads everywhere!

Working on the 25ct takes some time, with the small squares it sometimes feels as if I'm not making any progress at all, even if I stitch for several hours.
If you feel like me I strongly recommend that you start taking photos everytime you put down your work for the day. That way you can really see your progress. :)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Foxglove is growing

WIP Foxglove

Hi guys! It's been a while since my latest update, but honestly, if I updated everyday, you wouldn't see any difference at all! ;)
But this is as far as I've gotten right now, it's about 6 000 stitches if I've been counting correctly; it's 25 ct evenweave so the grids on my magic guide fabric is 20x20 instead of the usual 10x10.

In other news I've started looking for some simple chrismas patterns, I want to get in the spirit. :) So if you guys have some awesome tips, feel free to share in the comment section!