Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Smalls SAL......

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can click on the picture above or the link highlighting her blog.

I've done several little things this month but some I just can't share pictures of yet.  I'm sorry as they are gifts!  But I promise to once the person has received her gift.

However, I have 2 that I can share with you this month.  I stitched up this little SB Forget Me Not small zippered bag as it came as complete kit.  It was a fun stitch!!!

I also stitched up and finished BRD Let It Snow from the JCS 2015 Ornament magazine.  It is stitched on 40ct linen using DMC colors listed.  Please don't ask what color the linen is as I just pulled it from my stash.  I did the finishing as Belinda suggested and I used 2 Chili's Gift Cards that we had used for dinner one night.  I made a red and green twisted cording to go around it to match the colors of the ornament.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Need help finding......

Hello to my fellow blog readers.  I am hoping you can help me locate a Just Nan frame for one of her designs.  I knew I should have bought it at the time the chart came out but didn't.  :(

It is for Just Nan's Lavender Angel design which is a pearl round frame.  You can see what it looks like HERE.   If you know of a shop that has one left, please leave a comment here with the name and phone number or you can email me personally through my blog.  Just put "JN Lavender Angel Frame" in the subject line.

Thank you for any help you can give in finding this little frame.

Friday, April 22, 2016

A Complete Stitching Day, a new start, and a finish to show!!!

WOOHOO!!!!  Today is officially my Friday Stitching Day!!!  I am taking the day off from all chores, errands, dr appointments, or anything else that might come along today.  I had not feeling well for several days due to my MS so that really puts me behind in my stitching I feel.

I've been trying to complete a project that has been LONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG overdue to be finished!!!  The reason being that I wanted it finished is that I want to take it with me when I go to the SB Retreat this October and drop it off at Jill Rensel's studio to be framed!!  I just LOVE the way she frames and yes.....I will wait for her to frame it and send it to me.  For me, it's worth it!!!

This was a 2011 Dyeing To Stitch Retreat piece from SB called Her World.  It is released under the name now of "Gratitude Sampler".  Yes, I know it's an old UFO but it was almost finished when it got put aside.  I knew I should have just stuck with it and finished it back in 2011.

Here is the sampler:

Now for my stitching day, I've been debating on WHAT to stitch!  Ohhhhh so many goodies that I could start from my sewing room, but I think I'm going to start JN Charming House of Lindy Mouse.  JN did this for Lindy at The Silver Needle back in 2014, and I was just about to move from AZ to OH.  In fact, I was on VACATION when this came out, ordered it, but I called Lindy up at The Silver Needle to ask her to NOT ship it to be as I would like to just pick up the kit on the way cross country.  (Good excuse for getting DH and DS to stop at a cross stitch store along a cross country move!!!!  I thought so!!!)  I was NOT disappointed in the stop as I can always find something to add to my stash from a cross stitch shop.....even if it is just a pretty skein of silk or overdyed thread!  And I did too!!! LOL  If you want to see more close up pictures, just Google the name of the chart and it will come up  with bigger pictures for you to see.  I've been seeing it on the JN Junkies FB page which reminded me that I had it to stitch!

Here is what I'll be starting today.

And here are all my supplies ready for me to start stitching.  I cut the big piece of fabric into 2 pieces.  The smaller one on the left side will be for the roof design, and the bigger piece of Flax linen on the right will be the house!  The small white piece of linen will be for Lindy Mouse! go find a brand new Bohin size 28 needle, and I'm ready to start!!!

Now it's time for me to get off this computer and get started on some FUN STITCHING for today.  I have my Chick Fil A sweet tea in the fridge, and a couple of cans of Pepsi to help me stay energized and stitch the day ....and night.... away!!!  This will be a great day as DS is having a Youth Lock In at church and DS is one of the chaperones.  Oh if only my close girlfriends were here, we'd have a HUGE stitching party at my house with movies, laughter and LOTS of stitching time!!!!

Be sure to check back for some progress pictures of the Lindy Mouse House!!!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe contest

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having another floss give away from her new collection.  I love her floss and if you haven't ever tried it, be sure to try and win some so you can.  You can click the link above or on my sidebar to be connected to her blog and shop.

What stitcher can't use more floss???

Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

JN 3 Violets Humbug.....

Well aren't I the ditz of a stitcher!!!  I just realized that I had FORGOTTEN to post about my JN 3 Violets Humbug in my March Smalls post!!!  I had finished it early IN TIME FOR EASTER and what do I do but forget to post a picture of it during my Smalls post!  LOL  Oh well.

Here is my new little humbug to display!!!  Front view.....

Side view......

This was such a fun stitch.  And yes....I stitched it on the fabric called for and the DMC colors listed on the chart.

Now to figure out WHAT JN project I want to start for April????   Hmmmmm decisions decisions.....
Happy Stitching!

April TUSAL.......

Our monthly TUSAL is hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  You can click the link over her blog name or the picture above to be taken to her blog.

I've gotten quite a bit stitched and have a nice pile of ORTs for this month!!! get a few more little gifts stitched and finished and I will be ahead of the game this year.

I always take my ORTs out of my little ORT catcher that sits on my stitching lap board and I put them in my ORT tin to photograph for you to REALLY see how many I have!!!  You just can't tell that when they are in those small ORT catchers that I make.

Back to stitching on MBT 10 Commandments.  I am wondering if I will EVER be done with that inside border!!!   LOL

Happy Stitching!