Saturday, February 28, 2015

A contest to enter.....

As I was reading my blog list this a.m. I realized that Seasons Of My Mind was having a contest to enter.  I follow her blog and she is offering up a Necklace Giveaway.  You do have to do some things to enter her contest but WHO WOULDN'T want a handmade necklace????  I would!!!  Plus she gives you the links to No Two The Same who makes these handmade necklaces!!!! 

So head on over to the links above to find out the rules for entering Parsley's contest and check out Laura's Etsy shop of handmade goodies!!!

Happy Stitching and Shopping today!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Smalls posting and TUSAL belated reporting.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is the host of our Smalls SAL for this year!!!  I am LOVING this SAL as it helps keep me focused on something small for each month.  This month I had stitched quite a few smalls in preparation for my little retreat that I just went to with my friends back in AZ.  We always stitch small gifts to give to our roommates, and this is what I decided to stitch and finish for them.  It was an iStitch Design called Sew a Quaker Pinwheel.'ve already seen me do this once before for my best friend Kimberly, and it went so well that I decided to do the same thing for my roommates going to the Sedona retreat.  I stitched each person's initial in their favorite color and then mounted it to the top of a paper mache box which I also painted in each person's favorite color.  The fabrics were various 32ct Sassy Fabrics, and the threads used were Hand Dyed Fbers in premium.  They can use it as an ORT box or just a small box to set up for display.

Top view:

Side view:

The other finish I did for this month was my Just Nan Ornamental Advent Days 7 & 8.  YEAHHHH  I'm still on track for finishing 2 this month and.....I still have time to try and get a 3rd one done as well....but not in time for this posting.  LOL  I just rolled up the left edge to try and get a closer picture for you to see it better. 

Now.....for my belated TUSAL report.  That was to be posted during my time away, and I TOTALLY FORGOT to take a pic ahead of time so I've taken it this morning.  You can find Sharon's link HERE.

You KNOW I've been stitching as you can see by my little ORT tin and the projects I've posted above.  The girls LOVED their little boxes, and we all had a fabulous time stitching at Junipine Resort.  I will share pictures of the gifts I received as well over the next few days!

Now back to my stitching for today as I did all my laundry yesterday from my trip.  Until another day....HAPPY STITCHING!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day today!!!  I am late in posting because we had company that was leaving out this morning, and I had errands to run very early before all the bad weather was to move in here.  I was able to take advantage of JoAnn Fabric's President's Day sale on Simplicity patterns for my daughter and I.  She and I were texting back and forth what patterns she wanted.  She wanted some patterns for a new Cosplay outfit, and I wanted a new formal dress pattern to make the next time my husband has a military event to attend. 

But let's get onto some stitching news now and show you what I sent to my daughter this year at college in her Valentine's Day box of goodies!!!  This is The Primitive Hare Small Valentine's design.  You can find her Etsy shop HERE.  I did change a couple of things on Isobel's design, and I hope she doesn't mind.  I wanted it to be more personal for my daughter.  I took out the bird in the postage stamp and added I ♥ U, added an additional heart in the top left corner on the back side, changed the date to 2015, and I added in my daughter's name and Love, Mom.  This is stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen with HDF threads.  She LOVED it and has it next to a little mailbox in her dorm room.

I have had a great Valentine's Day today.  Our son wanted to do something nice for my husband and I so he bought us Chick Fil A as a Valentine's Day present to us both.  I LOVED IT!!  That was soooo sweet of him.  I gave him some Valentine's Day candy, and he shared it with me too!!!  What a little gentleman!!!  My hubby, MY VALENTINE, gave me a gift certificate to the Attic Needlework.  WOOHOO  What stitcher wouldn't want a gift certificate to any needlework shop!!!!???!!!!  So yes.....bonus points for hubby!!!! 

I'm back to stitching tonight!!!  WOOHOO!!!  I will have more to share later on this month!!!

As always.......HAPPY STITCHING!