Workshop Santa and Madonna & Child (both) by Joan Elliott #WIP #xstitch

I’m setting Santa to the side today to work on Madonna & Child. I love this Blueberry Jobelan! #joanelliott #dmcfloss #flosstube #crossstitch #craftblogger #crossstitchersofinstagram #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #2016start from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2p3dZL6

Workshop Santa #WIP #xstitch

Just about time to move the Qsnaps. (And find a few missing skeins…) I guess I am nearly halfway finished. But I really want to spend some time on my Madonna & Child too. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #craftblogger #crossstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #2016start #santasworkshop #workshopsanta #santa #pointdecroix #flosstube #joanelliott #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2kIzXhn

Bible Journaling Supplies for me…

I mentioned in a post recently that I have truly decided to take up Bible Art Journaling, both for myself and for at least my oldest daughter. We have been working through some Adult Coloring Books, and then she ran off with declares of possession to my Illustrated Notetaking HCSB from Holman Bible Publishers. I am still trying to decide what will be the Bible that I go with… Yet in the meantime, I have started ordering and collecting media and materials to make this really happen. Affiliate links to follow, which will bless the Creative Madness Mama family.  So far, from Amazon I have been ordering acrylic cling stamps from Illustrated Faith and Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.    

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Cross Stitch #WIP Updates (December 2017)

The month of November (my birthday month!) was very stitchy for me. #november #crossstitch . . . #dmcfloss #fantasydyedfabrics #stitchmaynia #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchfromstash2017 #sunnydyesfabrics #asit #joanelliott #myfirststitch #bucilla A post shared by Creative Madness Mama Margaret (@cherryblossommj) on Dec 2, 2017 at 11:53am PST So far December has started off being pretty stitchingly gratifying as well. I started off December carrying over my progress on The Time Traveler by Joan Elliott. I am working on a 28 count opalescent individual dye from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. So far she is a delight to work on. I’ve had a bit more frogging that I’ve experienced in the past, but I used to be a make-it-work stitcher and I’m trying to be a bit more dedicated now. Plus there may have been some late nights and a fever involved with some of that… She is nearly to a half way to completion point, but. . .

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All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie {Review}

[PINNABLE IMAGE 735xh] I know, I know, it’s been a while since you’ve seen a book review from me! The reading has calmed down as I’ve dived more into homeschooling and running around with a baby. Oh, wait, you missed that? Well, she’s just over seven months old now, my fourth child and third baby girl. The others are doing great and we’re addicted to adult coloring books! My eight and six year old girls are truly coming into learning patience and calming techniques with the privilege of being able to use Mama’s coloring books. 😉 All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie is one of my favorite seasonal books and I’m delighted to pull it out again this year, and I’m sure I will be continuing to work in it for years to come. The pages are double sided and this is the seemingly standard square shape for these type of coloring books.. . .

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Why I may start Bible Journaling…

Years ago, as in high school years, I remember spending hours in the local Christian Book store seeking the perfect Bible. I was a doodler and a notetaker, and I needed big ole margins and it was so hard to find what I needed. Eventually I settled on The Inductive Study Bible. I used it so much that the leather-like cover was in tatters and it was written all over. When I got married to my wonderful Enginerd I left it behind and replaced it with a lovely embossed Life Application Study Bible (with NO margins to speak of!). I still highlight, and write down the edges, but it has never been the same. Often time I remember the fun I had with my long term high school Bible and miss it, miss the experience and the hours of study that went in to it. You see, that one had. . .

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Santa’s Workshop #WIP #xstitch

I’ve pulled out a Christmas 🎄 project now that my Time Traveler is at about the halfway point. #santasworkshop #christmas #christmas2017sal #2016start #crossstitch #craftblogger #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #joanelliott from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2Ax7WnF

Seven Months Old

7 months old. Are you kidding me? This little lady who came five weeks early to come and giggle for us is 7 months old today. 👶🏼 #babysister #babynumber4 #mermaidblossom #sevenmonthsold #bestlittlesister
In other news I got my license today. Back in like 1999. 🚗
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Time Traveler by Joan Elliott #WIP #xstitch

Today’s plan is to get down into the khaki green of her skirt. I love this lady. She’s just gorgeous. #dmcfloss #2017starts #flosstube #crossstitch #craftblogger #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #fantasydyedfabrics #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2BszVks