So cute!! I really wanted to be him when I grew up. Or a pirate. I guess he’s a wilderness pirate.
Halfway there!
Fun day.
Whew!
It just keeps getting cuter!
July has been much quicker so far, just like May.

Finished April! This one was quick, hence no in progress shots. It’s Around the World in 80 Days. I’m finally getting around to reading it, too. 😋

March went a lot faster than last month! I got to try out the fuzzy thread (Wisper from Rainbow Gallery) for one of the goats. (I know! More goats!) and I gave the troll horns, as well as green skin. I combined two colors (one strand each) of DMC 368 & 3813.

I went ahead and did the borders for April and May too, which finished up the border for the first page of the pattern. :-)

I got a little more done on the doctor sampler; I still hope to finish it this year….but I’d better get moving on it if that’s the case. A friend turned me onto the creepy shows on Destination America. I’ve been watching My Haunted House online where I can find it! woot I love the spooky stuff. ;-) It’s perfect for stitching!

So much blue in that phone box…so much.

NOW I’m ready for March! I went ahead with the grey again and I really like it. I bought this pearl cotton at Taos Wool Festival last year (in a punch needle tent) and I love the stormy color of it. I forgot part of her hair too, so I added that.

Next up, The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

P.S. The thread is labeled like this:

100m=/-4%, Valdani, 12, color, JP10, Made in Romania, Pearl Cotton

I’ve been here before. Best laid plans and all that. “Oh with this year long SAL I’ll just work on that and the Doctor sampler and finish both this year!” hahaha I’m so organized.

Then I saw this:

RTO The Gate In The Town Counted Cross Stitch Kit:

aaaannnd it may have ended up in my amazon cart and then on my porch. I love it!! Be still my gothic heart! The wrought iron….the vines…the spires…the trees and shadows….sigh…

Interesting side note, it came as a kit, but the thread code/list was missing. :-( I emailed them not expecting anything but I got an email the next day with the right stuff! Yess! I love when kits have the threads organized for me. It’s especially nice here because the colors are very similar. There are a lot of textural elements going one, like half stitches, 1 or 2 threads used for all stitches, and blending colors. I’m really pleased with it so far! All my stitches are even and I have a nice tension going on. I put this in my purse and surprisingly, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to work on it out-and-about, especially at after school stuff.

Anyway, here’s my progress so far:

I, Happy Kat, hereby promise I will NOT buy more patterns or kits this year. I’ll try really really hard not to start anything else until something is done and I hereby promise to frame and hang some of the finished pieces I have!

Deep breath…repeat after me….”I’ll pin this not buy it I’ll pin this not buy it”…

(wish me luck)