Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Smalls Post.......

Yeah!!!  Today is our November Smalls post which is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  I am SOOO thankful she chose to wait an extra week since our usual posting date ended up on our Thanksgiving here in the US.  Thank you Heather!!!!

I was able to get my friend Janet to get pictures of the small MBT pinkeeps that I stitched for my retreat roommates.  WHY I didn't photograph them as soon as I had finished them, I don't know.  But here are 4 of the 5 that I forgot the picture of.  Beth will be sending me her photo soon.  I had stitched each one in their favorite color for the main color and then accented with a coordinating color.

If you saw my post yesterday for my TUSAL report, you saw I had a TON of ORTs!  A lot of them came from presents and ornaments that I will be able to show you next month.  Here are a few smalls that I did in addition to the ornaments and gifts.

SB Give Thanks pincushion

SB Sheep Sled

JN Mr. Nutley Owl

And last but not ABSOLUTE FAVORITE that I just assembled last night!!!

JN Santa Mouse

I LITERALLY SQUEALED in delight when I saw him to be released, and of course I just HAD to have him!!!!  I have started the JN Nutcracker Slide Pocket but it didn't get finished over Thanksgiving.  I was busy spending it with family and stitching while visiting.  So HOPEFULLY it will be finished to show next month.  You can see Just Nan's newest things on her website HERE.

That's all I have to post for this month.  I need to start making a list so I don't forget to blog about it!!!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nov TUSAL .....

It's that time again for our TUSAL report.  Sharon of It's Daffycat is our host for our Totally Useless SAL.  You can click on the link to find out more about it.

Here is where I am at for my ORTs.  I have A LOT this month in my little ORT tin.  So much so it's overflowing and I did not push them all down to make them squeeze in there.  I kinda liked to see how high the "pile" was actually going to end up being!

While I was taking pictures this morning, I decided to take one of my ORT jar!!!  I had to take it to the dining room table to photograph to get a better picture of it than in my sewing room.  WOW!!!  It REALLY is getting full!  I can't wait to see it for Decembers picture.

Now to backtrack on on what I posted yesterday for the Krispy Kreme Santa Belly doughnut.  I mentioned that I had bought the calendar that had all the coupons and it was a coloring calendar.  I thought I would show you what it looked like.  I don't get to use all the coupons each month as they closed the Krispy Kreme close to our air force base and not that I ever got to go there either before it closed.  I usually get them as a "treat" when I go visit family in Knoxville, TN.  The coupons don't go to waste either as I send them to DD at college if she wants to buy some for her and her college friends......which is a REAL treat for them.  Or I send it to my BIL sometimes who would buy it for his MIL.

Now back to my sewing room to do some finishing work.

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stitcher's Garden Ornament exchange

First let me apologize for not making a Thanksgiving Day post on my blog like I usually do.  I was visiting family and they do not have internet connection.  And of course.....all my blog pics are on my computer and not on my smart phone.  I guess I could have still posted something on Thanksgiving Day but I was having fun visiting with family.....and stitching!

I belong to a group called Stitcher's Garden.  We did our annual ornament exchange and mine came in the mail while I was gone.  I just picked up the mail and my ornament came!!!

Here is what Jana stitched for me!  No I don't know the designers name but Jana did an EXCELLENT JOB on all of it.  The finish, the tightly twisted cording and mounting of the ornament!!!

I've gotten the ornament for my partner stitched and finished.  Now I just need to mail it out to her.  I was going to do that before the Thanksgiving break but you know how busy some days can just get before going on a trip.  And I was doing some baking before I left to take with me like a cake and cookies!!!  Our mailing date isn't until Dec 1 anyway but it will be in the mail tomorrow!!!  I will be able to share it in a post next month.

Before leaving to come back home, we did make a stop at the Krispy Kreme store!!!  I bought my annual calendar that has coupons each month, and a dozen doughnuts of 1/2 dozen chocolate iced white cream filled and 1/2 dozen of Santa Belly which are decorated as Santa's jacket of his belly filled with CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM inside.  Krispy Kreme doesn't have a doughnut filled with chocolate buttercream all the time, but it will make appearances for the different seasons sometimes.  Yes.....I have written to the company to THANK THEM for this as it is the CREAMIEST chocolate buttercream I have ever had!!!!  YUMMMMMY

Now.....back to my finishing!

Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thurdays WIP post for yesterday.....

Ooops.  I sooooo meant to upload my current project for WIP Wednesday yesterday.  But however, chores, errands and then a sinus headache took my attention off of posting a Wednesday WIP.

Here is my JN Mr. Nutley Owl.  I was hoping to have him completed this past weekend but no such luck on that.

I am using the colors called for as well as the fabric for this little piece.  I needed a break from stitching up all my last minute ornaments.

Now.....back to the sewing room as I was doing some "finishing" on some stitched projects.  I better go while I'm motivated!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veteran's Day

I just wanted to say Happy Veteran's Day to honor all who have served like this picture shows.  But I also want to honor those who are currently serving our country now as well!  I am SOOOOO THANKFUL for their sacrifice  for our freedom today!!!

I will be working on a patriotic piece today, but I don't know which one it will be.  Perhaps a new small project or one that is patriotic and needs finishing.

I just wanted to share one last photo for my blog as I just LOVE this waving American Flag.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WIP Wednesday.....

I thought I would take a moment to share my WIP on MBT 10 Commandments.  I am LOVING stitching on this one.  I'm sorry for the darkness of the photo but there is no other room than our living room to lay this one out well enough to get somewhat of a decent photo.

This huge project I am stitching in hand and you can see on the left side where I roll it inward while holding it to stitch on the project.

I am stitching this in Gloriana Midnight silk and NPI silk in color 503 (Chinese Red Range).  I would LOVE to have this done before Christmas so that is my goal, but I'm not going to hold myself to this 100%.  LOL

Happy Stitching everyone!