January Unicorn #WIP (Lakeside Fantasy SAL) #xstitch

My unicorn is almost complete. 🦄 my spirals are not showing up I’m thinking of a metallic and I’m missing #dmcfloss 800, so I need to substitute. I’m curious about adding beads… #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #fantasy #2016starts #stitchmaynia #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2lQYwYw

January #WIP Year of Magical Stitching (Joan Elliott) #xstitch

Progress update. Missing a few colors from my box, so I’m assuming I’m have them in a bag with another project. #wip #winter #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #yearofmagicalstitching #joanelliott from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2m9TBVp

January #WIP Updates in #xstitch

February #wip updates and progress. No finishes, but close to some mini finishes soon. Enjoyed #purple #amethyst stitching! #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #stitchmaynia #2017
#pointdecroix #stitchfromstash2017 #2016starts #2017starts #flosstube #HAED #heavenandearthdesigns #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #joanelliott #happilyeveraftersal #frostedpumpkinstitchery #stardustfairy #enchantedaurora #spring from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2ldgWX6

Spring Update for my #xstitch #HAED

Spent the day working on my #HAED challenge piece. I’m just over 2,600 stitches in. I’ve not spent as much time as I meant to on this. 1×1 on 25 count Lugana. I’m curious if I can still meet the April deadline… #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #spring #winter #heavenandearthdesigns #ruthsanderson from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2kXAsSz

Enchanted Aurora #WIP #xstitch Update

All of her purple shades are completed without counting more than 20-30 across. So she’ll have to wait on some other colors like greens and blues. Now what else purple should I work on this weekend? #canada #winter #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #flosstube #enchantedaurora #joanelliott from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2kKkCLe

January Craftiness…

Here is my January crafty, mostly in stitches and of course there are other projects I worked on that I didn’t photograph or that the photos went directly to FB groups. How was your start of he year? I already tackled February by jumping back in on a SAL. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #pregnant #pregnantbelly #winter from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2klharG

Winter’s Grace #WIP #xstitch

All of #dmc 645 @commonthreadusa done in her hair! ✅ Now I’m moving on to adding in 646. ❄️ Winter’s Grace by @joanelliottdesign – One for the Whimsical Winter challenge as well as Tour de Designer Joan Elliot. #stitchmaynia #xstitch #crossstitch #xstitchersofinstagram from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2j3RO31

New Year, New Starts and continued Works in Progress

By any accounting this blog post title might definitely be related to a needlecraft art. New Year, New Starts and WIPs sounds a bit like something directly out of a Stitch Maynia or Stitch from Stash SAL (stitch-a-long for those curious). Yet at the same time doesn’t that title ring true for a homeschool mama trekking alongside in school with her students? We need a fresh start. We need to regroup our progress and decide what is working and what efforts need to be tweaked to reach the optimal progress for us all to succeed. And then again, what about the mom blogger who wants to make a fresh and exhilarating new Year with an effort into affiliate funding and building review and other blog relations in the online community of similar mamas. While we are at it, why not throw in the prospect of new life growing deep in the womb. . .

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Entertaining the Artist

    My oldest daughter has long said that she desires to be an artist when she grows up. She specifically wants to be a painter, but to use all sorts of mediums. Lately, she has discovered writing and asked if she could be an author. When I told her she could be both, she had glitter in her eyes with the possibilities and excitement. While we are trying to education in a Classical Christian Education manner in our homeschool, I often am trying to find ways to bring in art to let her work her artistic muscles and pursue her dreams. Art is a broad and important part of life, and fostering artistic expression in kids sets them on a positive path, whether it’s hobbyist, professional, as an outlet or pure aesthetic expression. The common thread is that it is creative, expressive, it can inspire us, and lead to. . .

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