Thursday, July 16, 2015

July TUSAL report.....



Yep, it's that time again to post our TUSAL report for the month.  Sharon of It's Daffycat is our Tusal host and you can check out what our Totally Useless Stitch A Long is all about by clicking on the link above or on my sidebar.

I have been stitching as much as possible in between going on a couple of family vacations, spending time with my kids, and then battling a head cold during some where in there!!!  But.....what makes me feel even better are the days that I felt well enough to stitch while battling that head cold.   When you have a lowered immune system like I do due to my M.S., getting over an illness tends to take much longer than normal.

However, I did manage to finish some birthday gifts, my JN Ornamental Advent days for this month, start some new little projects and pull colors for some new upcoming projects.  But here is what my little Ort tin held for this month's posting.  I will share some of the pictures during my Smalls posting later at the end of the month.


Not too bad for this month with all that I've had going on!  I'm off to bed now to get hopefully a good nights sleep in HOPES of having a full day of stitching tomorrow!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!!


Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy Friday and more Patriotic stitching

Here what I sent to Gloria for the patriotic exchange on FB for the Star Spangled Stitchers group. I have not received notice that she's gotten it although my P.O. receipt says it was delivered. I did send her a IM on FB asking though.

This is LK USA Squared stitched on 28ct blue jobelan and I used Hand Dyed Fibers premium silks to stitch it with. Yes that is my limited edition Hershey Kisses patriotic tin. I was able to get both that one and the red one.

I hope she likes what I made her!!! I loved it so much I have enough fabric to do another especially since the threads are already pulled and the fabric is still laying on my cutting table in the sewing room!


The Hand Dyed Fibers are as follows in premium silk: 

TK/Gandy Dark, Yonder Blue, Motes of the Night, Rue the Night, Examplar Gilded Cage, Examplar Spinach Delight, Imperial Green and DMC White

I know I have already posted a picture of my LHN Old Glory but I had not listed the threads that I used other than that I used HDF silks.


The fibers were in premium HDF silks:

Motes of the Night, TK/Gandy Dark, BeSeeded, Examplar Gilded Cage, Luteousness and DMC 5200.

Yes.....these were very similar to what I used on the LK USA Squared above, but I had stitched this one before doing the LK project.  I just had to make a few minor adjustments in color and additions.

Thank you as always for reading my blog and seeing what I'm stitching. 

Now.....I'm off to stitch some today!  HAPPY STITCHING everyone!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Received My Patriotic Exchange pillow!!!

Oh YEAH!!!!  I received my Facebook Patriotic SAL Exchange pillow!  It is a design from Threadwork Primitives called Anchor of Pride!!!  I absolutely LOVE it!!!  Sarah sent this  to me and it is now on display in my Americana room!!  The only rules were to stitch something patriotic and make it into a stuffed pillow to send to your recipient.



I have posted these pictures on our Facebook Patriotic Stitchers page, but I haven't seen that my partner has received hers yet as she's not posted a picture of it yet.  I hope and pray it's not lost!!!  I will share a picture of the one I stitched only after she's received hers!!! 

Until another time.......HAPPY STITCHING!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!  I've been sick with a bad cold that I got just after coming home from vacation so I've not been stitching too much this past 5 days. :(   But I have been stitching some when I've felt like it.

Here is my patriotic finish from the LHN Patriotic SAL on Facebook.  This is LHN Old Glory and I've just finished it in a small pillow to sit on our shelf in our Americana room.  I stitched this small project in Hand Dyed Fibers but I will have to post the colors in another post as I have them set aside in my sewing room and not close by to the computer at the moment.  (Good excuse to post again ... right??!!)

This is the front picture taken next to my patriotic Hershey Kisses tin!!!  I just LOVE this tin!!


And here is the back.  I just love how the fabric matches the back of the Hershey tin!!!


I do have another patriotic finish, but I'm not sure my recipient has received it yet so I really don't want to post a picture of it yet.  It was for the Patriotric Stitcher A Long Group on Facebook.  We were to stitch a patriotic piece and mail to our recipients for them to have by July 4.  I will share mine when I receive it as well.

That's all I have for today but I do hope you are having a great time on this 4th of July!!!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Smalls post for June

Yeah!  Today we get to post what we have stitched for our smalls this month!  Heather is our host of this SAL and here is her blog called Stitching Lotus.

This month I finished my 3 JN Ornamental Advent once again.  I thought I would get 4 done but once again....somewhere other things kept me from getting more stitching done on this project.  I'm not worried as I'm still way ahead of my game plan so I will soon get to the point of starting to do the FINISHING work on these little tags!

Here are my 3 days for this month.


As I said in one of my previous posts, I've been stitching on other things, but I can't show them because they are birthday gifts.  Don't worry, I will share the pictures when they receive their gifts. 

I'm off to try and finish up my WTN&T June Word Play.  I'm sorry Janet for being soooooo behind on our SAL.  And who knows.....I may try to finish up a small UFO here this week.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some new Just Nan projects.....

I was able to get some of the new Just Nan charts that came out at the Nashville Market and some of her releases recently.  Then......I always keep an eye out for some of those OOP charts that I never got when they originally came out so that's been such a treat for me.  I was able to find some Class Projects that were never offered at my LNS wherever I've lived at because of the military always moving us around.  So thankfully....once again I was able to acquire a couple of those Class Projects!

No.....I didn't buy these all at once but just have acquired them over several months at a time.  I have to manage it into the budget as I'm sure you would agree. 

Don't you just LOVE that little Bride Mouse???  She's the last one to arrive just the other day!!


Here are Spring in the Meadows needlecase and  Perpetual Pentagon!!!  Oh how I LOVE  a challenge, and I think that Perpetual Pentagon will be definitely be one.  But I'm not worried as Nan gives GREAT finishing instructions!



These are my Ebay purchases!!!  I already had the Holly Bows chart kitted up but did not have the frame!  Then I was able to snag getting this little Peacock needle slide called Keep a Little Secret!  My daughter fell in LOVE with that needleslide!  I think because she loves that blue color so much!



Here are 2 class projects that I was able to purchase from Ebay!!!  WOOHOO!!!!  I am sooo excited as I have ALL of the Just Nan class projects!  Not all of them are stitched, but I'm working on it!



Now.....to find that "Time in a bottle" so that I can really get to stitching on all my new goodies to display in my house!!!  That's all I have to share for today, and thank you for taking time to read all of this!!!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

And yet another contest from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.......

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is giving away the entire 1795 Floss Collection of her hand dyed floss!!!!  I have ordered some of her floss before and I really love stitching with it!!!  So be sure to go and enter to try and win.  I really like her cotton floss.  It stitches nicely and she is so easy to work with when ordering.  So head on over to her blog and enter to try and win!!! 

Happy Stitching!