Thursday, June 9, 2016

June Update #1

Hey Y'all!    I managed to work on a couple WIP's in the last week--yea!
I started Chocolate Maynia on  May  10.  
1 "days" work
I've now worked on it for 6 more days in June.



I've also managed to find my counting error for my Pumpkin Passport by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and have been working away on it since Monday.  


Not only is it a 2016 stitch along, I'm also including it in my Whine & WIP's for Stitch Maynia.  I love the design, but not the fabric.  Don't get me wrong, it's lovely.  I'm struggling with finding the holes--they just don't seem defined enough. I'm pushing thru and hope to be caught up by Monday. Nearly finished with May then on to the June "block".  

My LNS was having an Anniversary Sale last weekend and I was NOT able to go : (.  I was super bummed, so I went online and bought a few things : O.  
The first to arrive was a new needle minder by Frosted Pumpkin. I was quite concerned when I pulled this package from the mail box.
"Received unsealed"  YIKES!
Alas, all was well and my order arrived safely!!!

Is this not the cutest thing?!!

I also ordered the PDF of their new Summer SAL that begins June 17.  My reward for getting caught up on Passport is to start this SAL on time!

I will show you my other haul when it arrives.  
Until next time, Happy Stitching =) Pam


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Welcome JUNE

Wow a new month is upon us.  This year is flying by!  Woke up this morning to Sunshine and rain together.  Got to see a beautiful rainbow on the boy's Last Day of 9th grade!   

There's a little bird on the power line as well, but you can barely see him, .  He was too cute--basking in the sun!

Thought I'd wrap up May by showing you my ONE Finish:  


I both started and finished this in May.  I combined 2 design's into one.  The "Living" words are from Coutry Stitch Magazine Sept/Oct 1992 (no designer listed).  The Seaside Tiles are by Lucie Heaton found in CrossStitcher magazine March 2009.  I so love how it turned out.  Just need to decide how to Fully Finish it! Seriously considering framing or a pillow.  Would love to hear what you think?

Also wanted to share a few Needle Minders that I made for myself in May


The cute heart was on my Mother's Day card from the hubs.  It says "my wife, my love".  He had no idea when he bought the card I'd be using it on my cross stitch--Ha!  Got the birdcage and owl @ Hobby Lobby and the other one on clearance at Michael's.  I  get my magnets from my LNS or Stoney Creek.  

As this is a new month, I'm gonna let myself out of "timeout" and stitch on some Vintage WIP's for a Vintage SAL in the Finish Line FB group.   I'm also using one as my "Whine & Whips" for Stitch Maynia Group.  
Do you remember this guy? 

Definitely one I whine about!  I love the design and so want it finished, but I was so "all over the place" when I started it that I have a hard time finding my way.  I'm determined though!  I'll try to show my progress more often thru the month.  
Well that's all I've got time for for now.  Happy Stitching y'all!  =)  Pam


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