Monday, December 31, 2018

Dec Smalls post.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for our monthly Smalls SAL.  You can click on her blog name, Stitching Lotus, to find out more about this wonderful SAL.

I know I have been very negligent since my last blog post.  I apologize for that once again, but I also went back home for Thanksgiving and then my husband and I did some traveling for our 26th anniversary!

But for that's for a later post to share pictures with you.  For now, I am posting for our December Smalls post of some ornaments I made for this years Christmas gifts to close friends.

This first small is from Heartstring Samplery called Winter Snow.  It was such a fun stitch, and I stitched it with the linen and threads called for.  I made a small beaded hanger, and I chose to leave a little more space out from the stitching portion of the stocking.  I have linen to stitch this one for myself for the new year.

This 2nd ornament is by Handblessings called Sharing The Christmas Story.

The last one I can not remember the designer's name.  I am so sorry.  This was also a Christmas gift for a friend.

That is all I have to share for my Smalls this month.  I will be stitching the rest of the day today and ringing in the New Year with my family!


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day

I just wanted to stop and take time today to say THANK YOU to all our Veteran's of past, present and future for what you have done for our country.  The sacrifices are NOT forgotten and I will not take them for granted either.  The service and your sacrifice and time are greatly appreciated!!!  My husband is one of those veterans currently serving, and I know what he does for our country!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Smalls October post.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our Smalls SAL host.  She mentioned that she was late posting which was an added benefit to me for getting this little project totally finished up to share with you for my Smalls post.

This is SB Midnight Garden stitched and framed in their Crow tray.  I have had this stitched for about a week now, but I just hadn't done the "finishing" into it's tray until just today.  What perfect timing for it to be on Halloween none the less.

I did have some other smalls that I finished stitching this month but I forgot to take their picture as I wanted to make sure to get my Smalls posted so I can go enter it on Heather's blog.  This will give me time to get some "finishing finishing" done on the other projects.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Late TUSAL report

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our host for our TUSAL report.  She was late posting the date, but I am late posting my TUSAL picture because I was out of town.  Yes once again I was out of town.  But it was a good time being out of town because I was at a cross stitching retreat.

Here is what I have for my ORTs.  I have quite a few as I am trying to make up for lost time. 

Now back to stitching today.  I have the house to myself this week so I need to stay focused and on track for accomplishing a lot this week.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September Smalls posting....2 days late

Well it seems like all of my blog posting this year have been late.  I should ask...why start now for being on time, but that's the wrong attitude that I was brought that way.  So I am just going to go with it for now and publish my Smalls for September just a mere 2 days late.

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host this year for posting of our Smalls and I know she would want you to check out her blog as well.  I am sure she is like the rest of happened and we just go on with it.

I managed to get 4 finished stitching this being just hot off the needle last night.  That would be JN Witchy's Sister Mouse.  I hope to get her assembled this week, but when I do get around to it, I will make another post to share with you.

This next one is from Blue Ribbon Designs chart Small Tokens of Affection. I will eventually make this into a small pincushion and it is stitched on 28ct Antique White Jobelan using HDF premium silks.  If you want to know the numbers for the silk, please leave a comment and I can go pull the colors again to tell you.  I don't have them at the moment next to the computer.  I stitched a 2nd BRD pincushion, but I can't show it yet because the person hasn't gotten it yet.

I needed a little finish for the upcoming October Halloween holiday.  If you know me, I have NEVER been a huge Halloween person until one year I saw this wonderful "FUN Halloween Round Robin" project.  So I collected all the charts to do one just like the participants of the Round Robin  Well needless to say, that Round Robin became a long lost UFO that is still not finished to this point.  Maybe I will pull it out and try to get it finished up. 

Getting to my point of what I was getting at, I will now stitch Halloween pieces but ONLY .... ONLY ... if they are FUN type Halloween projects. So no scary projects will every be stitched nor hung i my house. 

But I did fall in love with this little SB project called Spooky Sheep!  Now I need your help!  Should I frame it or just make it into a cut little pinchushion to set up to display.  Leave a comment and tell me how you would finish it!

Last project finished this month was my PS Santa for my favorite Krispy Kreme clerk in Knoxville, TN.  Needless to say, I have seen him a LOT traveling back and forth between OH and TN.  So ... I would always bring back a dozen (maybe 2 dozen) doughnuts.  Let me just say that most of that 2nd dozen was frozen once I got back to eat at a later time. 

So continuing on with my tradition of giving Tim his annual ornament, this is PS Santa 2000.  I hope to get this one assembled into an ornament as well this week.  I foresee spending quite a bit of time in my sewing room!!!

That's all I have to share for now for my Smalls this month.  After seeing all this on my Smalls post, I did get quite a bit stitched for this month!!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas Floss contest

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe has dyed some new Christmas floss and is having a contest to win the new Christmas colors.  You can find her blog Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Be sure to enter your name but also read how to get more entries by posting on your blog or Facebook!!!

Good luck everyone!!  How fun it would be to win new Christmas floss!!!

Monday, September 10, 2018

TUSAL time.....

Wow This is the first time this year that I have been able to participate in Sharon's TUSAL report!!!  You can join in on our fun of collecting our ORTs to show what we have accomplished by going to her blog to see about it.  Her blog name is It's Daffycat.

You can see here that I had a lot this past month.  I have been trying to get caught up some this year.

I hope to share in the next few days the project that has been keeping me busy one this year.  So be sure to check back!

Happy Stitching!