Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I'm soooo excited to have finally finished up Shepherd's Bush Sail Away.  I had went to Dyeing To Stitch retreat in 2007 and this was the SB class I took.  I had finished that majority of it back in  2007 but it was put away soon after that because we moved to Germany.  I took it to Germany in hopes of finishing it but I never did.  So now that I'm going to be going to Dyeing To Stitch Retreat this October, I felt like I HAD to get this one finished first before going to their retreat again.

I just unrolled it off the scroll bars to take the picture.  I will send it to have Jill Rensel frame it for me here soon.  I'm sorry for any wrinkles you may see.  Unfortunately, some of the small motifs have gotten washed out as well.

I'm sooo happy to have this OUT of my UFO pile and now I can concentrate on other Indigo Rose Catherine Agnes that is another UFO needing to be completed. 

I hope you have a great stitching day today!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Finishing.....

Today is Friday and I'm going to try and do some finishing work on one of my JN tins.  They have been done but not the "finishing work".  So sad.  I will show you when I do though.  Seems like I have great intentions of doing things like this and then something comes up.  But I really hope to do it this time. 

So until later......

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Krispy Kreme doughnuts.......YUMMMM!!!!!

We stopped at Krispy Kreme doughnuts tonight after leaving the mall.  They had the HOT sign on so of course.....we had to stop!!!!  We had to please everyone so of course, we got one dozen HOT glazed doughnuts and another dozen of Chocolate Iced Kreme filled....which is the white filling. 

I promise I only ate 1 of the hot glazed.  Not that I couldn't have ate another but I refrained to save it til Thurs a.m. breakfast.  Yummmmm  Yummmmmm

What a nice treat to end out a day.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another prize received.....

I received in the mail on Thursday another tuck from my Tranquil Stitches message board July 4 contest.  This was from my good friend Karen and she made some counting pins which you can see laying inside the tuck.  That was the additional surprise from her. stitch something new for the tuck.

I finished a couple of stitching projects yesterday but I can't share those yet because the ladies have not received them yet because the projects are for their birthdays coming up.  When they receive them, I will share then.

Now.....on to other stitching things.  I'm still working on my CCN Red, White and Bloom.  I had to frog out the green I had stitched in on the middle section where WHITE is stitched in for a darker green.  Not to worry.....the original green I bought will not go to waste.

I also need to get started on my dad's xmas ornament.  It will be another Prairie Schooler ornament with a deer on it.  I will post it here when I get it stitched and finished because he doesn't have a computer to see it ahead of time.  I already have my mom's ornament picked out as well.  She loved my friend's BBD mini stocking but a different design so I will stitch her that one for her xmas ornament this year.  And yes....I'll share that finish when it gets done as well.

I have started another small piece for Ted's office.  I showed you in a previous post of a couple of charts I bought to stitch up for his office.  It is LK Work Pray Trust.  You can see that chart again here.

I've been working on my NeedleWork Press Anne Wheatley SAL from the Attic.  I will be going to Sampler Sunday Stitching there this coming Sunday.  I'm really looking forward to it.  I hope to get more stitched on her but I also need to finish up SB Sail Away so I may work more on that since I'm soooo close to being done on Sail Away. 

That is all for now.  I hope you have a very wonderful weekend and find some stitching time for yourself.  My daughter comes home from Band Camp this Saturday so I'll be anxious to see her and spend some time with her on what they did and what she learned for marching techniques.

Happy Stitching......

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New scissor fob!!!

Oooohhhh I was soooo excited to open up a package from a friend.  She had a contest on a message board that we belong to and I entered her contest to try and win a patriotic scissor fob.  And I was a winner!!!  Isn't is beautiful???!!!! know what that means don't you????  I've got to find a pair of scissors to put this little cutie on.  I think I have a pair of plain silver ones in my sewing room that it would look great on.

I've been stitching on my NeedleWork Press Anne Wheatley SAL with the Attic.  I'm still on the first part as I had some days away with the family last weekend and I didn't want to take such a huge project with me on a trip. 

I was really tired yesterday all day so I worked on my CCN Red White & Bloom project for the Facebook SAL which I feel I'm soooo far behind on as I know others have posted their finishes already.  Hmmm......I'm wondering if I am needing an all night stitch-a-thon as I've not done one in a while.  Maybe I'll do that tonight. 

I'm off to my sewing room to finish up some birthday gifts so I can take to show and tell at the Attic this Sunday for Sampler Sunday Stitching.  Of course, I'll take Anne Wheatley to share my progress on her. 

Until another time......Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!!  Celebrating our country's 235th birthday!!!

Here are a couple of cross stitching projects for you to see.  I had to frog out the green on my CCN Red, White & Bloom as it was NOT showing up enough.  You can see what I mean in this picture as I left some for you to see what I was talking about.

Here is a project I started when I went to my Prescott stitching retreat with friends back in May.  This is just the kit cover as I didn't get my stitching linen ironed yet.  I hope to finish this project this year to hang in our Americana room.  Of course, I will show you when it gets finished.

Now to stay OUT of the pool, off the computer and more stitching might/will get done! haha

HAPPY 4th everyone and .......... HAPPY STITCHING!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New 4th of July finished project

This is Twisted Threads July Tin Pin that I started on Friday to wear today to chapel.  I finished in on Saturday just in time to wear to church this a.m.  It was sooo nice to have a finish even if it was just a small project.  A finished project is matter what size it is.

Now to go work on my CCN Red, White and Bloom.  I promise to take a pic of my WIP a little later today to share. 

I hope everyone is staying cool today.  We are 101 right now at the time of this post.   Looks to be another day in the pool to stay cool......or rather to stay inside STITCHING where it's even cooler!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Stitching day.....ALL DAY LONG!! going to be my stitching day all day long!  I have to take Grace to work a band fundraiser but I hope to get some serious stitching in today and all weekend.  With it being the 4th of July weekend, I think I should start something new that is patriotic and small that can hopefully be completed over the weekend.  What do you think?   

I'm thinking about these choices:

Twisted Threads Mini Gingham OOH AHH July card (to make a wearable tin pin)
LHN Liberty Belles
R&R Americana Necessaire (which has been a UFO for a while and needs to be finished)

We'll see what the mood strikes.  I'll keep you posted!

Happy Stitching!