Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015



I hope that you have a fantastic day.  We all have at LEAST ONE thing we can be thankful for today.  May all your hearts be full to overflowing with happiness today.  And may you find a minute or two for stitching--Happy Stitching Everyone!! 

= ) Pam

Monday, November 23, 2015

I have a Finish!

Surprise!  I have another finish!   Before I get to that though, I wanted to give  a big SHOUT OUT to Katie for being such a faithful reader and encourager to me.  She has stuck with me thru my hiatus from blog land and always leaves me such nice comments.  Y'all should all click on her name above and go check out her blog.  Though I rarely comment on her blog, she is truly an inspiration to me! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU my stitchy friend. 

Now for my FFO!  A little late for momma's birthday, but I knew I wouldn't give it to her until Thanksgiving anyway.  First is a close up to show off the Cute buttons.  There's a bumble bee, a lady bug and a butterfly.  I did alter the chart a bit as I did not want the "welcome" portion b/c of where it would be hung.  There were three other buttons that I did not use b/c of this.  I still love how it turned out. 

 
Stoney Creek Magazine Spring 2015 Hummingbird Retreat


Here's the entire piece hanging in my home--HA!  I will say I was a bit disappointed in the Bellpull hanger as the ends of the dowel did not come off.  Therefore I had to sew the piece to the dowel.  For me that was difficult. I didn't get it exactly straight so my stitching looks a bit crooked at the bottom (ugh). 
  
 
I have a quick question before I go.  The last couple of times I've added my pics thru Photo bucket.  Today I added thru my computer.  Obviously they look better today.  Has anyone else had issues with Photo bucket?  If so, how did you resolve it?  Thank you in advance for your help!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm  off to complete my Christmas Ornament Swap items.  Hopefully there will be a post of those soon.  Until then, Happy Stitching everyone!  

 = ) Pam
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Monday, November 16, 2015

November Update

As promised I'm back with a WIP update and I've got a couple Fully Finished Objects so I'll start with those....

You may remember this little gem from last November. I attempted to lace it myself, got something on it, got frustrated and put it to the side for "a while".   I just got it back from the framers on Saturday.  They did an amazing job:

Next up is my snow lady.  She makes me very happy!

Designer Aury TM


Moving right along I'll show you two of my current WIP's.  I use that term loosely for my first piece, Afternoon in Paris by Country Cottage Needleworks'.  Technically its in time out while  I feverishly work on my other piece, but a WIP is a WIP is a WIP right?


Next up is Hummingbird Retreat by Stoney Creek which I hope to gift to my mom for her birthday this Friday.  I have a LOT of confetti stitches and a little BS to go yet.  So hoping for LOTS of stitching time!

I must apologize for the state of my photos.  I have a newer camera and it is so detailed that it makes my Aida look distorted.  I assure you my fabric holes are NOT that prominent on my pieces.  Until next time, Happy Stitching = ) Pam!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Novermber...Say What?

My how time flies!  I did not fall off the face of the earth, just the blogging side of it.  I do apologize to anyone who may still check in from time to time.  I may not have been updating you, but I have been stitching.  Lizzy*Kate Christmas Rules is FINISHED, as well as Finished 3 new starts and 3 UFO's!  I'm a happy girl.  I also have 2 WIP's and my annual ornaments on the go.  I'll do another post soon for those!  I wont bore you with words today.  I'll just fill the blog with Photos, in the meantime...Happy Stitching everybody =). 

Completed and unwashed

UFO #1 For my tree

Last time you saw this was 2011...seriously?  It needed a bit of BS and the charms!

UFO #2 FFO 
This sweet little door hanger was made especially for my brand new great niece.  I now have three--yikes!
New Start #1 FFO Door Hanger
I absolutely fell in love with this gal when I saw her.  Had my LNS grab the chart when she was at the market this spring!  She is currently at the framers!  (don't know what's going on with my photos...the fabric is a beautiful hand dyed blue--looks grey here)
New Start #2 Finished Snow Lady designed by AuryTM!
Last but not least I participated in an ornament exchange with one of the online groups I'm part of.  This one is going out in the mail on Friday. Design can be found in 2015 JCS Ornament Magazine.  Wish you could see the seed beads better--o so pretty!
New Start #3 FFO Ornament

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