Friday, December 28, 2012

Two Post in 2 days

What are the odds.  I go 5 months and you don't hear a peep and now here I am again!  Just a little update to let you know I'm recommitting to stitch an ornament a month in 2013 and I've rejoined the blog to do so.  Check it out and see what some other great stitchers have done this year and their plans for 2013.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'd love to hear from you too!  =) Pam

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Long Time No Blog

Wow, I knew it had been a while, but 5 months!  O my goodness.  Bad blogger, bad blogger :(.  For my followers, I hope you have not given up completely.

Life has been busy and stitching has been S-L-O-W.  I have almost managed to keep up with my House SAL.  I'm on the November house and its the end of Dec--YIKES!

One of my goals in the new year is to blog once a month.  So I'm counting on you to comment and keep me accountable.  Check back soon, I'm planning a give away!  Happy New Year!   =)Pam

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy July!

Welcome to July!  Can you believe the year is half over?  It sure has flown for me.  I really should blog more often, but life just keeps getting in the way.  I recently attended the Boy's of the Sun Tour (Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw) with two cousins and a friend.  That was fun. They really put on a good show. 

I've managed to complete my By The Bay SAL.  Donna has some other great designs.  Check them out here.

Even managed to stick it in a frame I already had.  Though I plan to find a better one center it also.  Just wanted to enjoy it ASAP!  :D


I've started a new SAL  "25 days of Christmas" designed by my friend Sunshine.  The month is still early check out her blog here and give it a whirl.  She also has some just released designs so look for those as well!  Here's a look at my first 3 days....



Shelley is having a Brittercup Design giveaway on her blog.  I've entered to win. Check it out here.  Give away is July 6th so hurry!


I've got more stitching to do and I've started reading a new novel so off I go again.  Will be celebrating the 4th with family on the 7th at the Lake.  Hope you all have a safe and Happy 4th of July--when ever you Celebrate!  =)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Totally-Useless-Stitch-Along!

O my word...Is it the new moon already?  I almost missed it.  Well here it is folks my TUSAL Pic for June.  

Very Close up Pic =D
 Camera battery was dying and I had to act FAST!  Happy Tuesday =)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Progress....

Good Morning Followers.  I'm happy to say I have been busy stitching lately =).  I'm keeping up with my By The Bay SAL.

Mystery Sampler Pt. 2

Lo and Behold I've also completed my June ESC House designed by Sunshine Stitches.  The house charts have not been released publicly yet, but check out her blog for new designs. 





I'm looking forward to a morning of stitching.  Might even start something new?  Or might work on a UFO?  Cant quite make up my mind yet!  The remainder of the weekend will be filled with extended family and celebrations of Life/Love and Memories.  Have a Happy Father's Day weekend. 


Monday, June 4, 2012

Finally something to Blog about


Hello Followers!  I hope you are all well.  Little League Baseball season is over!  Now I can get back to stitching. First here are a couple of finishes:
ESC April House Completed May 31

ESC May House Completed April 3
 To kick off the month of June Donna with By the Bay Click here has designed a Mystery SAL.  She's releasing a part each Friday.  Here's my part one.  Pic is not that great as it was storming and I didn't have good light.  My Aida is a Pearl Grey color. 

Mystery
 BTB Part 1
Thanks for stopping by.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment!  I'm off to start  my June House.  Happy Stitching everybody =)

Friday, April 27, 2012

April Finish!


This was a freebie from Madame La-Fee called Its' Spring.  
It can be found here.  This square will be combined with others from Love Quilts for a precious little girl sometime in July. Yea me, I've way ahead of schedule =)!!!!!  So exciting. 
I'm working on completing my March House, so I can get started on April's.  My goal is to be caught up thur May by May 15th.  Trust me for me--that's lofty.  Hope everyone has a happy stitching weekend =)

Sorry for the wrinkles!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

TUSAL + WIP

No I did not fall off the face of the earth.  Had every intention of stitching for myself in March, but hardly stitched @ all.  Did not have one finish the entire month =(.  I'm back at it again and almost finished with a Love Quilt square.  My TUSAL is below along with one of my WIP's.  


LQ in Progress

April TUSAL
Found a sale on floss today @ AC Moore 4/$1 so stocked up on a few I was missing.  I'm off to stitch and put the new floss onto bobbins.  Happy Stitching my friends.  Hope post again soon! 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

What an Honor!

I'm so excited!  My friend Katie of Jeremiah's Mom has honored me with an award! 



THANK YOU,  THANK YOU,  THANK YOU!  I could not have been more shocked!
 
Here are all the details about the Liebster Blog award:

Liebster is a German word, meaning favorite, dearest or beloved, and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition.  The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1.  Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

2.  Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3.  Post the award on your blog.  List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.  Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

4.  Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

I am giving the Liebster Blog award to these great bloggers:
 
1)  Paisley @  Rocky River Ramblings She has such a great eye when choosing her patterns!
 
2)  Jenn @ A Nurse with a Needle This gal has some great finishes and she cracks me up to boot!
 
3)  Ziggyeor @ Ziggyeor's loopyness  What an encourager.  She and I both stitch for Love Quilts USA.
 
4)  Lenne @ Cats and Cross Stitch What great finishes and photos! 
 
5)  Carrie @ Carrie's Cross Stitch She's my newest follower.  Thank you Carrie!
 
Ok so 5 Random Facts about me that you don't know......
 
1)  When I was 2 years old, I was hospitilized with a rare unknown disease which caused my skin to come off in layers if anything touched me.  Doctors never did find out what caused it! Yes, my skin grew back =)!
 
2)  I'm sort of a professional singer...I've been paid to sing @ peoples weddings and funerals!
 
3)  I'm a middle child & so is hubby. 
 
4)  Past professions include:  Candy Maker, Floral Designer & Art Gallery Framer
 
5)  I hate to shop!  Haven't been to the mall in about 4 years.
 
There you have it folks. Enough about me, go check out a new blog today.  Thank you again Katie for finding me worthy of this award, eventhough I've neglected my blog almost all month. 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LEAP Day & A FINISH!

FINALLY!  I had such high hopes of showing this finish 2 weeks ago, but alas my blog title still holds true. 
It is centered, on the square I just got in close to take the pic.  Hope you all have a Happy LEAP DAY. 

I'm going to do something a little out of character for me.  I've decided that since March begins with the letter "M" it must mean I should stitch for ME all month.  I'm gonna treat myself and only stitch things I'm keeping.  No gifts, charity, swaps--just me.  I'm kinda excited 'bout giving it a try.  I have some UFO's that need my desperate attention and I have a Lizzy Kate purchased in October that I'm finally going to start!  I'll do my best to show my progess more consistently here.  Happy Stitching my friends.  May God Bless you all!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TUSAL --FEB

Well here it is folks.  My TUSAL for Feb.  I'm feverishly stitching away and hope to have a stitchy update soon.  Happy Stitching! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter has arrived!

Yup, winter finally arrived in SC.  The wind blew all day yesterday and Praise the Lord there's no moisture in the air, or we'd probably have SNOW.  YUK! 
I've been stitching some, mostly just enjoying my family.  Gonna try to get a little stitching in this evening on my latest Love Quilt square.  This square is for a little boy named is Thomas.  The official deadline is March 1, but my personal goal is Feb 16.  I don't have long, so gotta get finished. 
In the meantime wanted to catch up with all my followers and show off my February House...
March should prove to be interesting as my designer friend has hinted that it's green {makes sense--St. Patricks Day}. 
Hope to post again soon with another finish.  Until then, Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Last Jan 2012 Post

I managed to finish my first ornament for 2012 yesterday.  Planning to make a bellpull ornie when I find the "right" branch!  I stitched a twin to this little guy last year  with no problem.  This year, thought I'd never complete it.  Frogs came by twice on this one little creature.  Yes I do still have hair left!
I hinted to my friend Larri last week so pay attention my friend:
I'm also very excited to show off my latest "finds".  Walked into G&W {Goodwill} last week and this was perched on the shelf right in front of me. 

Practically had my name on it!  Kit was intact.  Eveything I need to finish this little guy up {with this years date of course}!  Yes, it was only a buck--not even tax!

And now my BIG FREEBIE!

Yup.  You read it correctly folks.  Hubbies aunt called my last Friday and someone had given her this machine.  She started to give it to G&W, but remembered that I'd mentioned wanting one so... It's MINE!  And it WORKS.  However, its been a long time since I've sewn.  Priced thread today $2.75/spool?  Are you kidding me??  Please pass along tips on sales! 
Happy stitching everybody. Until next month =)

Monday, January 23, 2012

TUSAL Jan 2012 & updates

As promised here is my ORT Jar for Jan 2012's TUSAL. 


I received a Blue Exchange in the mail over the weekend from Lynda.  You can see her blog here.  Everything was so lovely.  I can hardly wait to get stitching on the Lizzy Kate January Snip-it she included.  {you can hardly see it for the flash =( }

After the frogs came to visit, all my friends came over. Seriously all weekend, we had folks over.  I did manage to get a few stitches back on my Snowman Bellpull last night. 

Not much too look @ now huh?  Hope everyone has happy stitching today =)

Friday, January 20, 2012

2nd Finish of 2012

Country Stitch July/Aug 1992
14 ct White Aida
Yes folks you've seen correctly...Patriotic Love Quilt Square is FINISHED!  Putting it in the mail today. I frogged one of my Christmas ornaments last night, so this weekend I will be starting over on it.  My next post should be Jan 23 for the TUSAL so stay tuned..... Until next time:  Happy Stitching =)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First finish of 2012

I know you thought I got lost but I'm still here!  I have my first finish of 2012.  So excited!! It's a SAL I'm involved in.  My January House is done.  I only had to take a dozen photos to get a good decent one =)  Fabric is Hand Dyed by Fabric Flair called Pale Olives (HD4) that I found at my LNS.  Really love the way its looking together so far..... I did change to colors to go better with my fabby.



My Patriotic LQ is almost complete--i'm working on the boarder.  I missed my goal, but only 'cause I wanted to work on the Jan SAL more than the LQ square.  It was my own goal and the square won't be late--I promise! Gonna get in a few stitches tonight so perhaps I will post again very soon with my second finish.  Until next time....Happy Stitching =)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Step in the right direction

So far so good...I reached my first stitching goal of the new year! {Happy Dance, Happy Dance, Happy Dance} to have 20 stitches in 6 of my ornies for the year by Tuesday (today).  Got that done last night.  See Pics below! 

1998 Cross Stitch! Magazine No. 45 Pg 30


Better Homes & Gardens Cross-Stitch Christmas 2004 pg. 90


CrossStitch 2010 Ornaments Edition pg21


Cross Stitch & Country Crafts May/June 1995 pg 32


Cros Stitch! Magazine No 45 Pg 30


What's new inc. kit
Now to my next goal.  On Nov 16th I blogged about my Patriotic Love Quilt Square {sorry don't know how to add a link to a particular post } I have a habit of getting frustrated with myself and laying things aside and that's exactly what I did with it~~ ugh!  Anywho, my goal is to have it finished and in the mail by Jan 16th.  Technically its not due until March 1, but I have another square due then too, so I must stay on track!!!!!!  {due to technical difficulties beyond my control I cannot update a pic tonight--tried 5 times then gave up}

I'm off to work on my Patriotic Square.  Happy Stitching Everybody =)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012 + Another giveaway =)!!!!

It's the first day of 2012. Got my goals set and kitted up my first ornament for my once a month ornament challenge {see details here}

Here's a pic of my ORT Jar for Daffycats TUSAL {see earlier post}.  I'll be posting once a month starting on or around Jan 23. 


Lastly Sarah over @ craftymoo is having a giveaway.  Check out her blog here to see if you'd like to enter! 

Have a wonderful day/month/year.  "see" you soon! =)

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