Saturday, December 30, 2017

December Smalls SAL.....Picture heavy

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  I am sooo THRILLED to know that she will be continuing this next year as well.  I already have a list made for ornaments for gifts next year.  Have you made your list yet???  I like to plan and then mark off as each gift is completed.

I have quite a few to share with you this month.  Most of these were for gifts with the exception of my monthly PS Santa SAL with Janet. 

So here is my December Santa for the SAL with Janet, and I was able to get him finished stitching AND hung on the tree before leaving to visit family.  I must say that was quite an accomplishment since I had so much going on at the last minute.

Here are some more ornament finishes.

Now to end out with the ornaments I made for my family all stitched and completed.  However, I was finishing up my sled after we drove home to visit family and that is just fine.  I wanted to get my husband and kids ALL completed and assembled onto their medium sled. 

These are the medium sleds using Mill Hill beads for the green and red areas and the background is stitched in DMC white.

This is supposed to be a T if you are having difficulty reading it.....according to my son. LOL

Until tomorrow.....HAPPY STITCHING!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My 25th Anniversary!!!

WOOHOO!!! Today Ted and I are celebrating our 25th Anniversary!!!  I gave him a card with some restaurant gift cards, and he gave me this HUGE Chick Fil A cow that I have wanted ever since I saw one in their restaurant!!!!  I feel SO BLESSED that he remembered how much I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted this huge cow.  My love for cows is because when I was little girl, my first pet was a cow!

We have spent the day together and went to lunch at Red Lobster which is not on our kids list of places to eat.  That is our reasoning for going to eat there!!! 

Now....for a relaxing day spending with my husband and family!!!

Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November Smalls SAL.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  Be sure to click on her blog link to see what everyone has been stitching!

I have been doing some finishing on my Prairie Schooler Santa's.  I have 2 of the 5 that have been stitched all made into an ornament.  I have 3 more already sewn together, but they still need to be stuffed and cording around.  Then I have 2 left to do the complete finishing on them, but they will be done in time to go on my Christmas tree.

This first PS Santa is 2014.

This second PS Santa is 2003.

The last pictures are JN Spring Frills Humbug stitched on some light pink fabric that I hand dyed myself.

Front view:

Side view:

I have finished stitching some more ornaments so I will have a lot more to show on next month's SAL.  This week will be a week of "finishing" the stitched pieces.

Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends.  I hope you are able to spend time with your family and friends this holiday. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Overdue TUSAL report....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our host for the TUSAL each month.  Please click on her blog to see what she has been up to or the picture above.

I am very late in posting my ORTs for November, but I had a very busy Sat the day the full moon for posting them.

I don't think I had as many ORTs this month as I did last month but my big jar is getting full.  I can only imagine how full it will be for next month. 

So until next month's posting.....HAPPY STITCHING!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fundraiser for my son's tennis team....

I am asking you to help my son's tennis team in their Coupon Book Fundraiser. The sales from the Coupon Book will help our Beavercreek tennis team. However, they have a link for family and friends to purchase a coupon book filled with SO MANY coupons for shopping and dining for their families and friends area that they live and help support their team as well.
The price is $30, but that is $25 for the book and $5 for the shipping of the book for your specific city and state.
All you have to do is to click on this link below under the Save Around, and it will take you to the website to the website Suport Our Groupos to sign up. So let's help Daniel and his Tennis Team by purchasing a coupon book!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

I want to honor and wish all our Veteran's a very HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY today!!!  Thank you for your sacrifice and for all you have done for our freedom!!!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Gift for a friend.....

Last week, my husband and I flew to see his former boss retire from the AF after 30years!!!  It was such a wonderful retirement ceremony and then a small reception after the ceremony.  Ch. Browning was such an amazing boss to everyone, and we were so blessed that he was Ted's boss here at Wright Patterson AFB for a short time before moving to TX.  There was an additional reception that night to share in their special day.

I had to raise my camera and zoom in close to the ceremony to not photograph all the people sitting in front of me.  That's why it looks like there is only partial pictures.

The last photo is the gift that Ted and I gave him.  Many of you know I was cross stitching MBT 10 Commandments.  I did not want to say that it was for Ch. Browning as I didn't know if by some weird chance he would see it on my blog.  The 10 Commandments was stitched on 36ct Legacy Edinburgh Linen with Gloriana silk in Midnight and NPI  503.  I wasn't able to present it to him, but Ch. Browning did see it when Ted and I were at there and he was THRILLED with his gift along with the many other gifts on his table. (I am sorry the picture is crooked.  That was my fault for holding the camera slightly crooked to keep the glare off of it while taking the picture.

Yes.... I will be restitching this one again for Ted's promotion to Colonel.  So be sure to watch for the WIP of it to come....most likely after the Christmas season.  I am finishing up some things right now.

Thank you for reading my blog.  I hope you have a wonderful day.


Friday, October 27, 2017

October Smalls......

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for our Smalls SAL.  Please click her link above or on her blog link that is highlighted.

I have been working on many things as usual this month, but I do have 3 completed projects finished to share. 

I had stitched this 2002 PS Santa earlier this year but did the finishing on him this month.  I will show you October's Santa next month which was PS Santa 2004.  He IS STITCHED .... I promise.  I just didn't have time to get his finishing done for this post.

Here is a PS freebie card made into a small ornament that is backed with felt.  This was such a fun quick little one to make this month.

Lastly, I leave you with something of the Halloween design.  This one was completely stitched and has been for a while now.  (We won't say how long it has been stitched but when I get into the "finishing mood", I just have to look in my sewing room and there is ALWAYS....ALWAYS.....something to finish.

Just Nan Over the Top Boo tin.

That's all I have to share today.  Hopefully.....I will have more to show next week! 

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October TUSAL.......'s that time again for our TUSAL report!!!  Sharon of It's Daffycat  is our host for our TUSAL report each month.

Here is what I have to show since my last TUSAL report.  There is more in there than what it looks like as I think I smashed it down too much taking it from my little ORT holder to put in my small ORT tin for photographing.

Now I need to get back to cleaning and stitching for today!!


Friday, September 29, 2017

September Smalls Post.....

Heather from Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  Be sure to click on her blog link to see what everyone has been up to stitching for Smalls!

I had quite a few smalls to do the "final finishing" on so I made sure to get those done.  So let's get started with the pictures!

This is Just Nan True Blue.  It has been stitched a while and I have had the frame laid out on my cutting table just waiting for it to be framed up.  However, when I do my "finishing" work on my pieces, I don't like to be interrupted so I had had it just laying there waiting patiently for me to finish.  I have been gone a lot here and there off and on all year long which is another reason why my projects weren't getting "finished" totally.

These are my parent's small ornaments for this year.  The angel is for my mom and Santa is for my dad.

This PS 2000 Santa was one I had stitchd with Janet back in May of this year.  However, my cord maker had decided to break at that time so my poor Santa was all stuffed and just waiting for the cording to be made.  Yes I know I could have made it by hand by twisting it, but honestly I am lazy on that chore when I can have a small tool to make it for me.  So I just waited to finish him til I had ordered a new cord maker. 

The last ornament is one that I make for my Knoxville, TN Krispy Kreme guy whom I always go see when I am in town visiting family.  He's become like family to my family so he now gets an ornament each year!!  This is MBT Merry Christmas To You from  the 2016 JCS ornament magazine.  This was stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen using Hand Dyed Fibers in premium.  The colors were Perfect Red 6209, Exampler Gilded Cage, and Willow Withies 3229. 

That's all I have to share for this month. 

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

TUSAL time again....

Yep....I am a day late for posting my TUSAL.  TUSAL....Totally Useless Stitch A Long.  This is hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  So be sure to click on her blog to see what Sharon has been up to.

I have quite a bit of ORTs this month.  Hopefully I can show you quite a few finishes during my Smalls posting.  But at least I did take the picture yesterday of the ORTs. 

Now after a full day of running errands here and there and to rush back home to meet the washer repairman, I am READY to sit and stitch the evening away. washer is torn up but he said I could still use it.  I will just do small loads even though he said it wouldn't hurt it if I did big loads.  Nope.....not gonna chance it.  Now to wait for the appliance store to call and say they have THIS part in stock.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Autumn contest

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having an Autumn floss give away.  Be sure to read the rules for entering her contest!  And what stitcher can't ever use more floss???? These lovely flosses are hand dyed by Nancy and are great to stitch with. So head on over to her blog to read and see these wonderful Autumn colors!!!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

LHN Autumnal SAL stitched project finished

WOOHOO!!!  I am doing the happy dance today as well as last night.  I finished stitching my LHN Blessed Are the Peacemakers for the LHN/CCN Autumnal SAL Saturday evening.  I decided to wait until today to post about it.  I will be doing the final finishing on this project this week and making it into a stand up cube.

This was a fun project to stitch up especially as I don't have very many Autumn stitched to display.

Happy Stitching everyone!