Mermaid Conversion #WIP #xstitch

As much as I can accomplish on the February mermaid without buying more threads. Put them on my list! I’m going to work on the border a bit more before switching to a different project. But I think she is lovely so far! #mermaid #lakesidefantasysal #2016starts #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2tuBnRV

Year of Magical Stitching: February #WIP #xstitch

That lovely moment when the borders meet up perfectly. While I did have a bit of frogging in the beginning of this journey my days stitching is good. #crossstitch #joanelliott #joanelliottjuly #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #fantasydyedfabrics #yearofmagicalstitching #february #2017starts #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2uwhATR

Summer is mandatory, this year…

I am absolutely a lover of the idea of a Sabbath school schedule, or year-round schooling. But this year. We need a summer. Last year was a trying school year with a high level of stress increased by the emotions of a miscarriage and successful pregnancy. The baby Mermaid Warrior is two months old, the toddler Rascal is turning three this week, the Princess (still toddler in many ways) is turning six in August, and the eldest – my super hero loving adventurous bibliophile is turning eight in the end of July. Summer vacation = Rascal’s birthday through AppleBlossom’s birthday and on until right after the Princess’ birthday. Our summer will be birthday season. While this will not qualify in the future for Mermaid Warrior’s birthday, she can stand in as an anticipation celebration about the break of schooling to come. So many things in our non-class time is educational.. . .

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Patriotic Angel (WIP FINISH!) #xstitch #wip

C’est fini! My Patriotic Angel 😇 a holiday only stitch that has taken a few years to complete is now finished. She just needs a signed date. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #dimensionsgoldcollection #angels #angel #flosstube #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #patriotic #patrioticsal #july4th #july #summer #america #americanflag #usa from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2tOKAG7

Two Months…

I cannot believe that it is almost two months since my fourth child joined our chaos and creative madness world. She doesn’t make eye contact often, she is always so busy examining the environment around her. Yet, when she does the smile she quirks is too adorable to resist. Whenever her daddy comes around she always grins whether she is awake or asleep. And oh those grins she’s makes, it makes the world for ’round. She’s a keeper an drew a good addition for sure. School is still going. Normally I like to take a birthday season summer from mid July to a little later in early-mid August. But since we had so many interruptions last year I am trying to push a little bit more. This week, we have visitors so school is out the window. But I’m curious how far we can go. Right now we are continuing. . .

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