Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January Progress

Ta daaa...I have a WIPocalypse finish!! 

Design by Little House Needleworks
To celebrate I have 2 new starts--ha ha! One is a swap: 

Old Magazine chart
The other I am excited to say is for Love Quilts USA .(click name for link)  If you are not familiar with Love Quilts, I'll give you a little background. Volunteers all over the world cross stitch squares & send them in .  Sometimes they fit a specific theme chosen by the recipient, other times its a  predetermined theme that doesn't  have a deadline.    Parents of children with lifelong illnesses or terminal illnesses can submit an application for a quilt for their child. Each month new children are featured who are waiting on a quilt.  The stitchers have 4-5 months to get the squares mailed in.  Then a volunteer quilter puts it all together & then out to the child. 

I would love to see more people in our stitching community volunteer to stitch for this cause.  They can use more cross stitchers & quilters.  There are currently only 329 members in the Facebook group.  If this interest you, please go check out their webpage!

This time I've signed up to stitch for an Emergency quilt in the Pink & Girly theme.  This quilt will be made available for a girl aged 3 - 7 years old who cannot wait the time it takes to get a quilt thru being a featured child.  I chose to stitch the May Birthday Cake (Pink with Butterflies) by Brooks Books Publishing. I will be omitting the candle

Image result for images brooks books cross stitch birthday cakes
I have until May 1st to get it in, but would love to have it in by early March. Here is my progress so far.  

I also stitched for this same theme last year.  Since I never updated my blog with the finish, here is a photo of the final quilt.  I've circled the square I submitted.  

The finisher did a wonderful job putting all these together! Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm scheduled to updated again on Sunday. Until next time, Stitch on!  = )  Pam

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Joining WIPocalypse for 2018

Happy 2018.  If you're new to my blog, Welcome.  If you're returning, Welcome back!  
My name is Pam, aka @Farmboyslove on Instagram.   I've been stitching off & on since forever.  I still have my first finished piece stitched in Junior High Home Economics Class. Who knows,  I might even fully finish that this year : D. 

 I am happily married for 27 years now and we have one teenage son.  Oh the joys of teaching him to drive and sending him out into the world "alone' with the car--aak!!!  Our fur baby girl passed over the rainbow bridge in May of 2017.
 After 6 months our son brought this little guy home.
Excuse the mess, I was organizing!
I have decided to join a ton of other stitchers in WIPocalypse this year (click here for link).  First of all, b/c I want to focus on getting more stitching this year. Second of all, I'm hoping it will help me update my blog on a more regular basis.  My goal is to finish as many current wips as possible while starting & finishing all of the remaining Gingerbread Village charts by Country Cottage Needleworks. I've completed 2 so far.  Its a big undertaking, so we shall see!  

My WIP's in no particular order:

1)  CCN Forest Snowfall  started on Dec 2017
Last stitched Jan 2018
2)  Gingerbread Lighthouse by Shannon Christine Designs Started Oct 2017

Last stitched  Dec 2017
3)  4 Seasons by Lizzy*Kate   Started Sept 2017 (stitching as the season changes within the year)

Last stitched  Dec 2017
4) WINTER by Cricket Collection Started May 2016

Last stitched  Jan 2017
5)  Frappuccino by Little House Needleworks Started Jan 2016
I'm hoping to have this finished by end of January.  

Last stitched  1/7/18

6) Cappuccino by Little House Needleworks Started Jan 2016
Last stitched  July 2016

7)  Whole Lotta Latte by Dimensions  Started Jan 2016

Last stitched 1/7/18

8) Afternoon in London by CCN  Started Jan 2016
 I really thought I was farther along on this one.  Maybe I'll have it finished in February?
Last stitched 1/7/18

9)  SPRING by Cricket Collection started May 2016
Last stitched May 2017
 10)  SUMMER by Cricket Collection started May 2016
Last stitched May 2017
11)  I Stitch  from Magazine started May 2016
 Last stitched May 2017
12)  Chocolate Mania from Magazine started May 2016

Last stitched  Oct 2016

13)  Snowman Kiss by Dimensions Started May 2016
Last stitched  May 2017
14)  AUTUMN by Cricket Colleciton started May 2016
Last stitched Nov 2017
15)  Snowman Table Runner Kit  started May 2016
  This is one of those stamped kits and I do not love how uneven my stitches look  :  /
Last stitched May 2017

16)  O Holy night by Dimensions Started July 2016
Last stitched  July 2016
17) Sofia by Summerhouse Stitchworks stated July 2016

Last stitched  Dec 2017
18)  Linen & Threads 2017 Mystery SAL  Started Jan 2017

Last stitched  Nov 2017
19) Autumn in my Garden by Mirabila  Started March 2016
Last stitched  April 2017
20)  Elizabeth by Mirabila stateted Sept 2017
Last stitched  Sept 2017
21)  Nativity Ornament from Magazine Oct 2012
Last stitched  July 2017 (Fabby is actually Navy)
22)Autumn Prayer from Magazine started May 1996
Last stitched  April 2017

23) His name is Jesus by Joyful Expressions started Jan 2018 (New Year, New Start)

Last stitched Yesterday

Well if you've made it this far down the page--Congratulations!  I'm excited to see what I can accomplish this year on my stitching.  I hope you all have a great year.  Stitch on!  =) Pam

Friday, December 22, 2017

I've missed blogging

I cannot get over how this year has flown.  So much for keeping up with my blog.  I have stitched more this year than ever.  For time sake, I will not go back and update here on everything I've done.  I have documented most everything on Instagram (@farmboyslove ) if you'd like to take a look!  

December has been a busy stitchy month. I have a half a dozen ornaments to finish before Christmas.  I also had a new start to kick off the 1st day of winter. 

Until next time, Stitch on! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Whether you are a momma to a human baby or a fur baby, from my heart to yours.... HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!  I hope you have a super day.  Treat yourself & Happy Stitching!  =)  Pam

Photo credit: Farmboyslove

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Luke 24: 1-5a
"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"  

Photo Credit: Farmboyslove
Happy Easter Yall!  = ) Pam

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

About time...

Decided it was high time I gave my followers an update.  I have been busy stitching and am now stitching in the current month of my only SAL. Here is my Linen & Threads 2017 Mystery SAL thru March:

And here is my meager start for April:

I've also challenged myself to work on completing some of my projects. I've committed to put 17 stitches a day into  Brew Ha Ha for the month of April. I started this for Maynia last year.   I don't have a before photo, but April 1-3 I added his legs and the blob to the left of his leg:  

Here is 6 more days progress: 
Last but not least I have a new start to share.  On Feb 26 I started a Love quilt special project. The theme is  "Pink n Girly".  Here is a photo of what mine will look like when finished:

I stitched on it about 5 days in March.  Since April 3rd I've stitched on it daily.  And here is how far I've gotten as of Monday:

It feels good to finaly have an update for you all.  I hope you've enjoyed your time here.  I thank you very much for spending your time looking at my stitching. Id love to have your feedback.  Feel free to leave a comment below.   Have a super rest of the week.  Happy Stitching!  = ) Pam

Monday, February 20, 2017

First Finish 2017!

Yall know I'm slow! But.... Finally... A finish in 2017!    Button Sampler by Carole Rodgers featured in Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Jan/Feb 1994.  This project was started July 2016.  Originally I had wanted to stitch on it once a week, but that simply did not happen!  I didn't even work on it once a month, *gasp!  It really was not a hard chart to follow and I enjoyed working on it, when I took the time to do it.  As you may recall I am giving this away.  My friend Anne was a seamstress & left behind many buttons when she passed away last April.  There's plenty of room for her daughter to add her buttons onto the sampler before having it framed.  I really cant say if I'll ever be able to show you the Fully Finished Object, so here it is--unframed, without buttons:

I'm so happy to share this next project I've deemed my "work project". Some days I arrive 20 - 25 minutes ahead of time due to good traffic etc.  On those days, I try to stitch. I started this little Mill Hill kit last July and just last week brought it to work with me.  Here's where it was the last time you saw it: 

and here it is today:

I have a good bit more beading to go before it's done.  You will NOT see this featured on my Instagram Account as it's for a friend who follows me there. 

The last project I'd like to share with you today is a 2017 Freebie Sampler designed by Linen & Threads (link here).  They are releasing a new band each month for the entire year.  I didn't find out about the SAL until after it had started and then had to purchase fabric, so I did not start the project until Jan 22. Of course here it is a month later & I'm still on the Jan part--bahahaha.  As of Feb 14th I had completed page 2 & a portion of page 3:

My plan is to have the January band completed by Feb 28th and I will update you here.  Until next time, 

Happy Stitching = ) Pam
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