• Introducing Essentials 2nd edition

September Frontier Girls Pioneer Newsletter

This is a newsletter for the happenings of the Creative Madness Mama Frontier Girls of West Tennessee…  Last year, we slacked horribly with Frontier Girls. I tried several times to get things going with other local people, but schedules never went together and then I just stopped trying. Then there was all the medical stuff with a miscarriage and a new pregnancy, and yeah. It wasn’t the right season for us. Yet this brings us to now! Baby Mermaid Warrior is almost four months old, curriculum is picked and girls have started in our homeschool, and little Rascal brother is curious to learn. Plus mama feels like planning a field trip or two and the creative side is brewing. Thus, here we are! We are so excited to be starting a new year with our participation in the Frontier Girls as a Pioneer Troop. Now, my eight-year-old AppleBlossom has crossed. . .

Continue reading

August in Review…

August WIPS. #wips #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchersofinstagram #mirabilia #mermaidblossom #happilyeverafter #happilyeveraftersal #frostedpumpkinstitchery #graco #gracocarseat #gracoclickconnect #lakesidefantasysal #pointdecroix #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2x6hLqo

Owl and the Pussycat #xstitch #WIP

During July I made a bit more progress on my #frostedpumpkinstitchery #happilyeverafter #happilyeveraftersal #wip #xstitch #crossstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #flosstube #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #2017starts #owlandthepussycat #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hlEW99

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

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

Children by the Seaside #WIP #xstitch

Started last summer with nothing but the sky. At that point I had only these three children. And that summer was our first beach adventure. Now this summer I’m making good progress on the tents and a little of the beach so far. Love this @joanelliottdesign ! Children by the Seaside 🌊 on 28 count 2×2 on laguna
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#crossstitchandneedleworkmagazine #joanelliott #summer #siblings #familyvacation #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #2016starts #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2t3C3e5

Little Stitching Fairy #WIP #xstitch

Not sure 🤔 if I have made much progress since my last update. But The Little Stitching Fairy is coming off the qsnap today to make way for one of my SALs. So here is a lovely update, with a baby in shadow in the back if you look. 😉 .
.
.
#littlestitchingfairy #joanelliott #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #fairy #handdyed #fabricsbystephanie #opalescence #dmcfloss #kreinik from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2szr2kw

Thin Stix (Art Supplies) {Review}

My oldest student, for years now, has imagined herself an artist. While her talent is still in it’s fledgling state, she has a passion for art and so far for all mediums. Thus when there was an opportunity to review Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. through the Homeschool Review Crew, we were excited to jump in to see what we might think. In short, we have found a new staple to keep supplied in our art box! My seven-year-old third grade daughter (eight and transitioning to fourth this summer) loves them. She says they are usable like crayons, but go on more like paint. They dry super super quickly, and after a bit do not smudge either (but you have to wait a minute or so for that). The colors we have a vibrant and perfect for any picture you want to draw. She made a. . .

Continue reading