Monday, March 7, 2016

First Week of March

O my goodness it's March 7 already! I have been successful in keeping it a Mostly Monogamous March.   I made decent progress on my Mira project.  Here's my day one start, which was actually March 3.


And here's where I ended last night which was Day 3 of my stitching time. 

I know, I know-- I didn't start in the middle, the shame!  ha ha  I have a tendency to start at the top if I can because that's the direction I like to stitch.  
Wanted to share a little bit of recently added stash.  Stoney Creek had a Superbowl Sunday Sale. Managed to eek out a few things that day.  
The butterfly Love was their February Free chart. I didn't get the rest of the series, but it was free so I figured what the hay!  

Needed a few DMC for my Mira project so went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday to get those.  While I was there found a chart on clearance.  Picked it up for $7.  I didn't realize they've gone up on their DMC again!  It's now .49 each--YIKES!  I'm gonna show my age here but I remember paying .10 each.  Definately gonna have to keep an eye out for DMC sales in the future.  
I have no plans to stitch any of these designs anytime soon, but I just had to have them.  I have not decided if I will work on my Frosted Pumpkin March "block" this week or not. I'm  enjoying working on my Mira, "Autumn in my Garden" so much. Unless I just get frustrated with it, I may just wait until next week for the Pumpkin SAL.  If you'd like to follow me on Instagram @farmboyslove you can see daily updates.  Otherwise I'll see you back here next week.
 Until then, Happy Stitching =) Pam


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Welcome March

O My Goodness, this year is flying!  February was not a good stitching month for me.  I almost nearly lost my stitching bug completely. I was so excited to take a class  and learn some specialty stitches at my LNS.  The designer was wonderful (she taught the class) and  the project was beautiful. This is the cover for the design.
wow this photo is wonky! But you get the gist. 
 I however was a basket case!  I was in tears within the first 15 minutes & very nearly just got up and walked out of the class. I really still cant talk about it without getting upset again.  Suffice it to say "I HATE STITCHING ON LINEN"  If that was all there was to stitch on I would NEVER stitch again!!!!!!  I guess I'm glad I took the class.  I did learn several things, though I'm not sure I'll every use them?

I did  managed to work on a couple of  my January projects. I attempted to find another silk to use in the blank spaces of the border.  Kit includes black, but I really dont want to use it. I purchased a variegated hot pinkish color, but I'm just not feeling it either.  UGH!  So this one has been put away for now. 
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I also have a FINISH!  I love how it turned out.  I'm still debating on how I will FFO it-- a small frame, pillow or  a door hanger.  Decisions, decisions....


Now for my March plans.  I watch a lot of Floss Tube while I stitch & I'm in a couple of Facebook groups as well.  I'd already signed up with one of the groups to stitch a Mirabilia SAL this month.  I have also decided to join Jessie Marie of Jessie Marie Does Stuff on Floss Tube in stitching Mostly Monogamous March Mirabilia.  Yep, that's a mouthful!  Basically other than my Frosted Pumpkin March "block" I will only be stitching on the one Mira project all month. Makes for an easy rotation huh? Here'my chosen design:


 I'm gonna try my best to give you weekly updates here on the blog.  Of course, when I stitch I update Instagram daily so check me out there as well @farmboyslove. 
I hope you all are doing well.  Happy Stitching  = ) Pam 


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