Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Smalls SAL......

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can click on the picture above or the link highlighting her blog.

I've done several little things this month but some I just can't share pictures of yet.  I'm sorry as they are gifts!  But I promise to once the person has received her gift.

However, I have 2 that I can share with you this month.  I stitched up this little SB Forget Me Not small zippered bag as it came as complete kit.  It was a fun stitch!!!

I also stitched up and finished BRD Let It Snow from the JCS 2015 Ornament magazine.  It is stitched on 40ct linen using DMC colors listed.  Please don't ask what color the linen is as I just pulled it from my stash.  I did the finishing as Belinda suggested and I used 2 Chili's Gift Cards that we had used for dinner one night.  I made a red and green twisted cording to go around it to match the colors of the ornament.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Need help finding......

Hello to my fellow blog readers.  I am hoping you can help me locate a Just Nan frame for one of her designs.  I knew I should have bought it at the time the chart came out but didn't.  :(

It is for Just Nan's Lavender Angel design which is a pearl round frame.  You can see what it looks like HERE.   If you know of a shop that has one left, please leave a comment here with the name and phone number or you can email me personally through my blog.  Just put "JN Lavender Angel Frame" in the subject line.

Thank you for any help you can give in finding this little frame.

Friday, April 22, 2016

A Complete Stitching Day, a new start, and a finish to show!!!

WOOHOO!!!!  Today is officially my Friday Stitching Day!!!  I am taking the day off from all chores, errands, dr appointments, or anything else that might come along today.  I had not feeling well for several days due to my MS so that really puts me behind in my stitching I feel.

I've been trying to complete a project that has been LONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG overdue to be finished!!!  The reason being that I wanted it finished is that I want to take it with me when I go to the SB Retreat this October and drop it off at Jill Rensel's studio to be framed!!  I just LOVE the way she frames and yes.....I will wait for her to frame it and send it to me.  For me, it's worth it!!!

This was a 2011 Dyeing To Stitch Retreat piece from SB called Her World.  It is released under the name now of "Gratitude Sampler".  Yes, I know it's an old UFO but it was almost finished when it got put aside.  I knew I should have just stuck with it and finished it back in 2011.

Here is the sampler:

Now for my stitching day, I've been debating on WHAT to stitch!  Ohhhhh so many goodies that I could start from my sewing room, but I think I'm going to start JN Charming House of Lindy Mouse.  JN did this for Lindy at The Silver Needle back in 2014, and I was just about to move from AZ to OH.  In fact, I was on VACATION when this came out, ordered it, but I called Lindy up at The Silver Needle to ask her to NOT ship it to be as I would like to just pick up the kit on the way cross country.  (Good excuse for getting DH and DS to stop at a cross stitch store along a cross country move!!!!  I thought so!!!)  I was NOT disappointed in the stop as I can always find something to add to my stash from a cross stitch shop.....even if it is just a pretty skein of silk or overdyed thread!  And I did too!!! LOL  If you want to see more close up pictures, just Google the name of the chart and it will come up  with bigger pictures for you to see.  I've been seeing it on the JN Junkies FB page which reminded me that I had it to stitch!

Here is what I'll be starting today.

And here are all my supplies ready for me to start stitching.  I cut the big piece of fabric into 2 pieces.  The smaller one on the left side will be for the roof design, and the bigger piece of Flax linen on the right will be the house!  The small white piece of linen will be for Lindy Mouse! go find a brand new Bohin size 28 needle, and I'm ready to start!!!

Now it's time for me to get off this computer and get started on some FUN STITCHING for today.  I have my Chick Fil A sweet tea in the fridge, and a couple of cans of Pepsi to help me stay energized and stitch the day ....and night.... away!!!  This will be a great day as DS is having a Youth Lock In at church and DS is one of the chaperones.  Oh if only my close girlfriends were here, we'd have a HUGE stitching party at my house with movies, laughter and LOTS of stitching time!!!!

Be sure to check back for some progress pictures of the Lindy Mouse House!!!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe contest

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having another floss give away from her new collection.  I love her floss and if you haven't ever tried it, be sure to try and win some so you can.  You can click the link above or on my sidebar to be connected to her blog and shop.

What stitcher can't use more floss???

Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

JN 3 Violets Humbug.....

Well aren't I the ditz of a stitcher!!!  I just realized that I had FORGOTTEN to post about my JN 3 Violets Humbug in my March Smalls post!!!  I had finished it early IN TIME FOR EASTER and what do I do but forget to post a picture of it during my Smalls post!  LOL  Oh well.

Here is my new little humbug to display!!!  Front view.....

Side view......

This was such a fun stitch.  And yes....I stitched it on the fabric called for and the DMC colors listed on the chart.

Now to figure out WHAT JN project I want to start for April????   Hmmmmm decisions decisions.....
Happy Stitching!

April TUSAL.......

Our monthly TUSAL is hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  You can click the link over her blog name or the picture above to be taken to her blog.

I've gotten quite a bit stitched and have a nice pile of ORTs for this month!!! get a few more little gifts stitched and finished and I will be ahead of the game this year.

I always take my ORTs out of my little ORT catcher that sits on my stitching lap board and I put them in my ORT tin to photograph for you to REALLY see how many I have!!!  You just can't tell that when they are in those small ORT catchers that I make.

Back to stitching on MBT 10 Commandments.  I am wondering if I will EVER be done with that inside border!!!   LOL

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Smalls SAL......

Today brings our Smalls post SAL.  You can click on the link above to take you to Heather's Smalls SAL link to see what our group shares or you can click on this one to take you to her blog Stitching Lotus.

I would like to share a couple more of my Easter finishes.  The first one is BBD Breath of Spring SAL with my friends that I had organized last month in preparation for Easter.  I needed some more Easter and spring finishes.  I stitched it on 35ct Iced Cappucino in the colors it called for except I did change the white to DMC 5200 to make the bunnies tails a little brighter to see.  I couldn't find the right kind of lace to put around it and the cording I had bought for it didn't really look good after I bought it and finished the project.  So that cording will most likely be used in some future Christmas ornament.  Here are the front and back sides photographed next to some candy from my Easter Basket Exchange that I participated in.

This is the finish that Janet finished for my BBD Breath of Spring SAL.  She added little silver heart charms at the bunnies necks!!!  I think it is soooo sweet and cute hanging around the bunnies necks!

Next, here is the iStitch Designs Easter freebie chart that I stitched and included in the Easter basket exchange given to my recipient.  I found some really cute bunny fabric in my stash to back this pincushion.  I love it so much with this fabric I might have to restitch it again for myself even though I have already stitched this design on the 38ct Green Gander fabric that I showed on last month's Smalls post.

Another small that I stitched is a sled ornament.  I had never stitched on perforated paper before nor finished a sled so I was a bit hesitant about ordering a chart and sled to see if I even wanted to try this kind of a finish.   I was gifted with a Foxwood Crossings sled and chart by my dear friend Robin  as I have been admiring all her sled finishes last year.

She did warn me that the sled are addicting to make and finish and after trying the one she gifted me with, I have to say SHE WAS RIGHT!!!!  OMS!!!!  How fun this new little project was to stitch up and finish!  I started it one Saturday morning here a couple weeks ago and finished it that same between all the other household chores.  LOL

I just LOVE this little church and it stitched up soooo quickly!!!  I did use the framers tape to attach it to the sled as one of the many ways the designer has suggested.  This is going to be my ornament for this year!!!!

I also finished a BRD ornament but did not get to the "finishing" of it.  I will have it to share next month!!!

Thank you for stopping by to read my Smalls post today!  Be sure to look at the others who join in this SAL on Heather's blog.  You never know how you might be inspired by something that someone else has stitched and finished!

Happy Stitching!