Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Because I Need A New Start... I need a hole in my head! I'm totally blaming Linda of Stitchin with my Furbabies for this. I'm joining in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge!

Every day in April except on Sundays, you're supposed to make a post with the theme being that day's letter - A for April 1st, B for April 2nd, etc. I'm also going to follow Linda's example and pick an Alphabet themed piece to do for this challenge. I figure if I stick with the challenge, I can have a completely finished piece by the end of April! Plus, if I only do one letter a day, I should still be able to stay on top of the rest of my rotation too. 

Linda also turned me onto a new designer I hadn't heard of before - FangirlStitches! There are lots of adorable patterns on this site (yay! More Doctor Who!), and I've got plenty on my wishlist now. The pattern I've decided to do is the Once Upon A Time Themed Alphabet, based on one of my other favorite TV shows:

The pattern has been ordered and received (gotta love PDF patterns!), fabric has been picked out, threads have been pulled (I'm sticking with the DMC suggested threads for this) and whatever threads I didn't have, I've ordered. I'm also going to substitute out the french knots for beads so what beads I need are ordered too. Can't wait to start!

I did do some other stitching yesterday. Italian Vista was up on the agenda.

And here is where I got to yesterday:

I was a little tired of working on the blue in the water, so a few stitches of brown helped break it up a bit.

Until next time!


  1. Oh my!!! Your progress on Italian Vista is awesome. It's going to be beautiful.
    Looking forward to all your April posts :)

  2. Your getting on well with Italian Vista, loving the colours.

  3. I love Italian Vista - it's beautiful! You've made great progress. You and Linda are crazy - blogging every day in April! And stitching too?

  4. Oh I can't wait to watch your progress on the Once Upon a Time. We love that show too! Great progress on your other WIP.

  5. I so love Italian Vista Katy. I'm so happy that I was able to get you to join the A - Z challenge. lol I'll be happy to help you at any time.


    1. Just cheer me on because I got into it under your influence! LOL

  6. Great alphabet chart and Vista is looking great :)

  7. Wow, your Italian vista looks amazing! Great progress;)

  8. Interesting take on the Challenge! I look forward to seeing your progress.

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z 2015 Cohost
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

  9. Lovely stitching! And that Once Upon a Time chart looks awesome! Can't wait to see your start :D