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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