How is it going, dear readers?

  I figured it has been a few weeks since my last hey, how you doing post, so that is what I’m here to do today. Last time, I checked in I was talking about our trip to the beach and how we were all recovering from my miscarriage this early summer. Well the late summer threw us for a loop as well as I found out in early October that I am pregnant again. This is the sixth time I have been pregnant and it is a realization with tons of emotions this way and that. Personally, due to the circumstances of the last few months I have to confess to quite a bit of trepidation. Only time will tell and it is all in God’s hands is it not? Here is a sneak peak… Next appointment is November 15th! I have still been cross stitching a lot and. . .

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Lakeside Needlecrafts 2016 Fantasy SAL (Durene Jones) October mini finish

October #SAL #WIP is complete. Now I need to head off to buy a certain thread for the frame borders and continue to work on the main border until I can get to the September and August bits. My cat add in is from @joanelliottdesign Bewitching Cross Stitch book! #lavendersunset #wichelt #jobelan #28count #durenejones #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #pumpkinpatch #pumpkin #blackcat #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2eiCYpk

Children By the Seaside #WIP #xstitch (Joan Elliott)

Made some more progress on the purple tent last night. But I’m going to put this #joanelliott #childrenbytheseaside away for now. I need to get cracking a bit more on my HAED Challenge 3 as the deadline is looming and in doubtful to make it. Also I want to start on ASIT! from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dcWgZg

HAED Challenge 3 #WIP #xstitch

End of Challenge 3 with only a few hours to spare. Challenge stitch goal was 7.3K. I finally stopped at just over 7.7K stitches in. That’s a whole Large page and over half of a second. #xstitch #crossstitch #haed #heavenandearthdesigns #laguna #28count 1×1 #summer #ruthsanderson from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2etcaSn

Cross Stich Update (September 2016)

This past year, my love for the sewing needlework art of cross stitch has taken me by surprise and a powerful passion. While I have been stitching on and off since around the age of fourteen, when I made my first stamped cross stitch quilt… This year I have discovered all sorts of new techniques and challenges and I’m loving every minute with a thrilling excitement. At this point, I have started two HAED projects (long term, huge one over one designs of full coverage). I discovered Heaven and Earth Designs when I was looking to complete my seasonal fairies from a beloved artist Ruth Sanderson. I had started out with two Dimensions Kits of Fall Faerie and Woodland Enchantress. Right now, I have one completed page of four finished on the fall faerie and the woodland enchantress is completely stitched except for a bit of backstitching and beads. I. . .

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Children By the Seaside (Joan Elliott) #WIP #xstitch

Made a little progress on my summer piece. Not sure I’ll finish this year. #childrenbytheseaside #seaside #bythesea #bytheseaside #xstitch #crossstitch #pointdecroix #joanelliott #32count #jobelan from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cCTr0s

In the Arms of an Angel (FFO) #xstitch

She is finished. #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #xstitching #xstitcher #crossstitching #crossstitcher #crossstitchaddict #dmc #kreinik #jobelan #28count #wichelt #linen #morningdew #inthearmsofanangel #lavenderandlace #angel #miscarriage #healing #therapy #millhillbeads #beading #pointdecroix #seedbeads #petiteseedbeads from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2d563Aq

In the Arms of an Angel (top) #xstitch

I just live the #crossstitch #conversion I did on her hair from #blonde to #brunette. She is truly turning out #beautiful. #xstitch #crossstitchaddict #wip #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #lavenderandlace #inthearmsofanangel #miscarriage #kreinik #dmc #jobelan #28count #craftblogger from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cxgQBk

Cross Stitch hair conversion from blonde to brunette with DMC codes

For those that have asked. Here is my hair conversion from blonde to brunette. I hope this might help others from time to time in your personalized projects. #xstitch #crossstitch #lavenderandlace #inthearmsofanangel #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitcher #crossstitching #crossstitchaddict #pointdecroix #stitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2bu8MTI

Rapunzel (Mirabilia) #WIP #xstitch

And we have a stopping point for the night. You know those days when you really don’t want to quit? Ah, but tomorrow is a school day. #crossstitch #mirabilia #rapunzel #xstitch #wip #craftblogger #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchaddict #pointdecroix #fantasydyedfabrics #opalescent #handdyed #32count #belfast #linen #kreinik from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2chH5vC

In the Arms of An Angel (ready for beads!) #wip #xstitch

I got extensions in the mail today. Now finally she all fits on the frame in one view. Now I just need to be brave enough to start beading. #crossstitch #crossstitchaddict #inthearmsofanangel #jobelan #28count #lavenderandlace #angel #miscarriage #millhillbeads from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2craS5w

The Raven Queen (new start!) #wip #xstitch

Done for the night. Started her skin 1×1 (28 count Laguna) and I’m realizing the next stitch on her arms is meant to be a blended stitch. Any suggestions???? #wip #crossstitch #xstitch #theravenqueen #crossstitchaddict #crossstichersofinstagram #crossstitcher #xstitchersofinstagram #28count from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2c5kiFQ

Adventures in Nashville (from a reader’s perspective) Part 1

This past week I was blessed with the experience of an incredible adventure. As a mama of three littles under the age of seven, I do not get out much and I have never before been away over night. As my youngest has recently turned two and is nearly weaned this was the time for a mama adventure. A beloved dear reader friend invited me to share an Airbnb and attend a one-day Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. We turned it into three days and had an amazing time! One might think, what is the big deal getting together with a reader friend? But what if I told you that this friend lives states and many hours away and our relationship was built upon the commonality of our book choices and timing of our addition of children to our families? We are kindred spirits, although we may be in contact from. . .

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