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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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome



HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



It's hard to believe another year has begun!  I'm still nailing down all my stitching goals, but I can say I plan to stitch from Stash this year including some Peacocks.  I'm also going to focus on Free Patterns in February.  Of course in May I'll participate in Maynia again.   I'd love to have you share you stitchy goals with me in the comments!  

I'll be back soon with some stitching updates.  Until then....Happy Stitching = ) Pam

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Year in Review

WOW 2016 is quickly coming to an end! Wanted to post a quick Year in Review and reveal my final Fully Finished Object for the year.  

First 2016 FFO

Second 2016 FFO 

3rd 2016 FFO

4th 2016 Finish (sent for Quilt)

5th & Final 2016 FFO



Thank you to those of you who stuck with me & my sporadic post.  I hope you have enjoyed viewing my blog. Please come back again Next Year.  
Have a Safe Weekend!  Happy Stitching =)  Pam

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Success

 I am so excited with what I accomplished over my 4 day weekend.  I'm one cup closer to my goal on Whole Lotta Late'.


Granted I may not touch it again until the week before Christmas, because of decorating, party prep etc, but I'm closer!!

It's also beginning to look a little like Christmas at my house.  My son took down all the fall decorations and started decorating outside after school yesterday!  

Snow globe with DS on porch wearing a  headlamp ; )

Micky & Minnie 
I'll try and update again with some of my inside decorations.  Still hosting my annual homemade ornament swap so there is lots to do to prepare.  Until next time...Happy Stitching!  = ) Pam

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for all my subscribers.  I hope you all have a wonderful day surrounded by those whom you love!  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I'm such a slacker!

Y'all I have every intention of updating you on my stitching, but only seem to get around to updating Instagram (farmboyslove).  I've worked on several things and have managed a small finish. 



 I've had some decent progress on Whole Lotta Latte'.
 My plan is to put at least an hour a day each weekend on it thru the end of the year.  The goal is to complete the 2 cups I've started this year and then I'll only have 3 more to finish in 2017,  


Speaking of 2017.  I have some loose plans with regard to my stitching.  The biggest thing is I've joined the stitch from stash 2017 group.  I am limiting myself to $25/month spending on stitching supplies and stash over an above my Fabric of the Month subscription.  I'm only going to start something new in Jan if I finished what I started that day this year.  In February I'm only going to start  Legitimate Freebie Patterns. As of right now I'm only going to start 3 at the most.   In May again I will only start something new for Maynia if what I started last year is completed by then. It really does mess with my brain when I have too many projects going at one time.  So far that's all I've got for next year. Not much, but its mine : ).
Until next time, Happy Stitching!  = ) Pam

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