Blogging and Stitching...

Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2013

Well, here it is May 5th all ready and I haven't posted anything in almost a month....
I completely FAIL at keeping a blog updated! 
Honestly, I was really, really going to try my best to post everyday, or at least once every week, but I just couldn't do it!  Why?  Because, I had no idea what to post!
I didn't want to bombard everyone with candle updates. (I don't mind posting a few, but I didn't want that to be the only thing I posted about.)  So, what was left...
What was left was my life in general and quite frankly, I'm boring!  My life is fairly boring (which is the way I like it), so I had no clue to write about.

Then a couple days ago I had a small epiphany...
I have trouble completing projects...especially large projects! (I do fine with the candles, because I can start a batch and usually have it completed, photographed and ready to post to the shop in about 3 - 4 days.  Some take a bit longer, but in general it is easy to stick with.)
Besides the candles, I love to cross stitch...
(I cross stitch mainly for myself and my family.)
But, I have a HORRIBLE time completing a project! (The larger the project, the harder it is for me to complete.)  So, I thought..."What if I start blogging about my cross stitch projects and post weekly updates?!?!"
That way, I'll have something to post on a weekly basis (obviously, I'll post more if something interesting happens or I release some really terrific new products) and I'll finally get around to completing some projects! (Plus, I'll get to post new projects, too!)

So here we go...
Since this is the first post, I thought I would open it with a few pictures of projects I am currently working on and projects that I would like to start in the near future...

(These are just a few of the kits I have, that need to get worked on.  I also have other projects from patterns I've found in magazines, purchased online or drawn-up myself.  I don't think my kitchen table is actually large enough to hold all my current W.I.P.s (works in progress).) 
I'm a cross stitch pattern junky!  I love finding new projects, even though, I never seem to finish them.

This is a cat welcome project, that I started about a year ago.  I've actually made pretty good progress on it, but just haven't gotten around to finishing it.
(Honestly, I get bored very quickly, especially if I'm working with the same colors, over and over.  I really like to work with new colors as much as I can!)

This is a kit, featuring the Serenity prayer and a lovely lighthouse motif. 
I'd originally purchased this kit, to make a gift for my mother-in-law for Christmas.(I believe that was 2 or 3 years ago!) 
I actually didn't start working on this until this past December...

This is one very special piece...
It is the Lord's prayer and was actually started by my mother.  She passed away 13 years ago and a few years back, I found this, along with the pattern and floss.  I decided to finish it myself.  I was making good progress, but just got sidetracked.  I would really love to complete it and frame it, so it could be displayed in our house.

And lastly, (I've probably bored everyone enough for one afternoon) my little angel!
I've been putting in a lot of time to this kit recently and I'm hoping this will be my first finish! (Not guaranteeing I'll get all washed and framed, but my fingers are crossed.)

Like I said earlier, I have other projects laying around and they're sure to make an appearance soon, because I can never work on one project for long.  I always have to be skipping around!
I'm planning to write up an update every week, more than likely on Sunday...
I'll post pictures of my progress and probably share little stories along the way!
I'm just hoping that doing this will help me post more often on this blog and keep me working on my cross stitch!


  1. I miss Cross-stitching! I wish I had time to get back into it.
    You do amazing!

  2. Nice! I've also had a hard time posting lately, lol!

    1. Thanks Christine!
      I've had such a difficult time keeping this blog update, so I'm really hoping this will help!

  3. i use to cross stitch as a kid/tween and loved it!! these are beautiful works of art!! a lot of hours of hard but fun work!!

    will share this post ;)

    1. Thanks so much Jenn!
      My mom taught me to cross stitch when I was teen, but I didn't really get "into it", until my hubby was deployed to Iraq...
      I cross stitched to keep myself busy. (It was a life saver.)

  4. Nice! Hope to see more of your postings.

    1. Thanks Aurielle! I hope to stick to my schedule and have more postings every Sunday! *fingerscrossed*