Thursday, October 20, 2016

A finish....late posting picture

Good afternoon everyone!  I am so sorry for this late posting my Just Nan Spring In the Air!  I had posted my WIP pictures before but really concentrated on getting it done before I went to the Shepherd's Bush retreat.  I wanted to take it to Jill Rensel to frame up for me and paint some pansies on the mat.  You can see Jill and her amazing staff work at Jill Rensel blog.

When I took it to Jill last week, she said that Amber was the one who painted pansies really well and I said that was great!  Whoever could paint some on the mat I would let them work their magic in painting/framing it.

Here is the stitched project.  When I get it back from Jill, I will post a picture of it.

I also took her 3 other SB projects which were Gratitude sampler, Family and Glad Heart.  Shame on me for NOT taking pictures of the finished projects before taking them to Jill.  I have never done that before, and if I did, then I have filed them somewhere that I don't remember where.  Shame on me but I trust Jill and her staff.

I'm off to stitch on SB Friends because Jill said that my favorite frame that SB used is now being discontinued.  This Friends kit has that lovely frame on it so will be mailing it out to her tomorrow before that molding gets discontinued.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October TUSAL .....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our hostess of our TUSAL.  You can find more information about what is TUSAL and all our ORTs by clicking on Sharon's blog of It's Daffycat.

I have been stitching quite a bit and was quite amazed at how many ORTs I have for this Oct TUSAL report.  You can see all my ORTs in my ORT tin that was handpainted by my dear friend Pat.  Of course, this is just the inside of the tin.

This is just a reminder picture of what the lid of my ORT tin looks like.  Didn't Pat do an excellent job tole painting it???  I LOVE IT!!!

Now all my ORTs will soon be transferred to my bigger jar.  I will show those next month!

I will try to post tomorrow a couple of my bigger projects I've been stitching on to keep you up to date on them.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sept Smalls Post

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for the Smalls SAL.  I absolutely get a LOT done by belonging to this wonderful group.  It's really my excuse for stitching Christmas ornaments each and every month to be prepared for the coming Christmas holidays!!

I have stitched SB Harvest Fob for this month as one of my smalls.

Here is Fpxwood Crossings Rudolph from the Sled Heads chart.

This is Foxwood Crossings Penguin sled from Sledding Friends chart.

I have been stitching on many other things, but I will save those to share in another blog post .... like tomorrow!  LOL

That's all I have to share today.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday......

I thought I would take the time to upload a couple of pictures of my WIP that I'm stitching on right now.

The first is SB Pink Snowman that I had PLANNED on starting on Aug 1 with the Facebook SB Snowman SAL.  Well, life happened, and I didn't get a chance until the end of  Aug to get started on my Pink Snowman.  But at least I started it.  Actually the body was all stitched in, but I didn't like the way the top part of him was stitched.  So I ripped it out last night, and I'm restitching it back in today.

The other project is MBT 10 Commandments.  I am SOOOOO HAPPY to have the top 2 big motifs all stitched in, and now I'm working on the words inside.  There will be other smaller motifs that will have the red in them.  The blue is Gloriana Midnight Silk and the red is NPI 503.

That's all I have to show today.  Hopefully I can get some smalls finished this week!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

JN Frightmare House!!!!!!

YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!  (squealing loudly in my house)  WOOHOO!!!!  WOOHOO!!!!

If you have heard my squeals of delight when I get a new project, then you most likely heard that in your head right now!!!  All my close stitching friends know exactly what I'm talking about!

I had to call The Silver Needle to see why I had not gotten my JN Frightmare House kit as I saw last Friday and Saturday on Facebook JN Junkies that others kits were arriving.  Then it dawned on me that perhaps when I had ordered the kit back in July that was the credit card of mine that had been hacked by THIEVES on Aug 21 and went on a shopping spree until the credit card company called me to tell me of the charges.  THANKFULLY the credit card company called me to confirm some charges but they weren't mine so they cancelled that card and sent me a new one right away.

First thing Tues after I got the new card, I called The Silver Needle and sure enough, the card had been denied, and they had tried to call but the phone number on their file was an old one from AZ.  So I updated my phone # and credit card # with them and I now have the kit!!!!

Just look at my wonderful new Frightmare House chart, fabric for the house and the mouse (yes Kimberly....another mouse to add to my collection), my mummy needleslide, black pins and the wonderful Jelly Belly jellybeans that The Silver Needle puts in the packages!  Plus you see the black tissue paper that the chart is laying on that it came wrapped up in.  I always feel like it's Christmas when I get a package from certain needlework shops that ship that way.

Ooooooo I want to start it NOW but I know more likely it will be this weekend when it gets started!  Now off to pull the DMC to put with the chart!


September TUSAL report.....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our hostest of our TUSAL SAL.  You can click on her picture above or her blog link to find out more about this.

I had been working on a JN sampler that I will show you here in the next few days.  So that is where a lot of my ORTs came from along with the small ornaments I've been stitching as well.

Here are all my ORTs in my small tin before I dump them in the big jar.  I do keep a small ORT catcher on my lapboard when I stitch but then I put them in my small tin to hold until I blog about it.

I think it's a pretty nice collection since I last posted my ORTs.  Now back to my regularly scheduled stitching today before I make a new recipe for dinner which will be Fiesta Beef & Black Been Enchilada!  I hope it turns out good.  It looked easy enough.  LOL

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Smalls SAL.....

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

I have been stitching on a LOT of things this month, but I did find time to finally cross stitch the JN Happy Birthday whimzi for myself!!!  I've been wanting to do it for years, but you know how that goes......another project comes along and it gets pushed aside.

Here it is.  I did change the color of fabric and whimzi frame for mine.  I did have the yellow fabric and antique brass looking whimzi, but it just was not appealing to me to stitch it on the yellow or put it in that antique brass frame.  I did keep the colors the same and added the 2 small crystals on as called for on the chart.  I just LOVE how it turned out.  Happy Birthday to me....Happy Birthday to me!  LOL

As I was cleaning up my sewing room, I stumbled across this JN Scream Girls whimzi's ALMOST finished!  I couldn't believe it!  So I quickly finished stitching it up and framed it as well.  This is not the whimzi frame JN put this design in originally, but it is what I had on hand.  The original whimzi frame had a ghost on the front of a greenish frame.  I think it still looks nice!

That's all I have to share for my Smalls post today.
Happy Stitching!