Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug is flying by...

Wow guys I've made it back pretty quickly this time--Yea!  I have not done a lot of stitching this week as I was super tired and all I wanted to do was sleep. It rained everyday, so I'm not sure if it was the weather or what.  Any who, I did want to show you a little bit of progress that I've made on a few projects.  

First of all is my Button Sampler.  As I mentioned last week, my dear friend Annie's daughter will attach some of her buttons as a keepsake once the stitching is completed.  I can hardly wait to complete this and gift it to her!  Here's where I've gotten this week:


Next up is my sea turtle.  I"m going to use this as part of a Christmas gift this year.  Thankfully I have some time, but I don't want to wait til the last minute on EVERYTHING : ). I only work on this on during down time & breaks at work.

Sea Turtle by Mill Hill

I'm considering turning Sophia by Summer House Stitch Works into a seat cushion or a pillow.  I'm NOT loving my fabric choice.  For some reason my needle just drags on this particular project? Really weird, I've never had that problem before.  I love how he currently looks more like a bee than an owl!



Last bit of progress to share is my Whole Lotta Latte that I started in January.  I only stitch on this project on Sunday afternoons, when the sun is really bright.  My eyes can usually only stand about an hour on this black fabric. At this rate,  I may finish it in about 10 years--ha!

 

Just in case yall thought I was sane, I have signed up to stitch the Ursula Michael's design for Ronald McDonald House Family Room in Columbia SC.  Even though the Greenville location is only 20 minutes from my house.  We had family members who stated at the facility in Columbia and I wanted to honor them by stitching the one for that location.  I've got to get myself organized and get started on that one soon.  I believe there are still locations that are available, so if your interested there is a Facebook group you can join.  It's called Ronald McDonald House SAL Group.  
Until next time, Happy Stitching =) Pam

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August...already?

Hello my stitchy friends! I  hope you've all had a fantastic summer.  I have been busy working and stitching.  I owe you LOTS of WIP updates. I either started these in January or May.  July 4th weekend I attempted to stitch on all of my WIPs for at least 30 minutes.  I didn't quite work on them all, but I made a big dent!

Summer by Cricket Collection Before & After

America, Promise Me, Brew ha ha, Summer, Spring, Whole Latta Late, Jingle Pot Road, Afternoon in London, Autumn

Countdown to Christmas, FPS 2016 SAL, Autumn in my Garden, Happy Pumpkin Spice
Really want to get this one finished and framed for my great niece for Christmas this year, so she can use it next year.  She'll turn one in Sept.  So I'm working on it a little more consistently.  
More Countdown to Christmas before & after


Cappuccino by LHN
 This was a new start in June.  A special SAL from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I made some changes, mostly color.  I love the white sand beaches as opposed to brown!  I used Kreinik in the water too!  I'm actually almost finished, but for some reason dont have a photo?  This will be a Christmas present for another niece who LOVES the beach.  
June portion FPS Summer SAL

Some of July FPS SAL




 I have LOTS of haul including a giveaway I won. I also purchased two lots from Stash groups on FB, but don't have photos those.  One lot was 10 Mill Hill kits and all but about 4 were brand new for ..... $20!    The other was a chart of Teresa Wentzler Carousel *squee.  I'm going to start that one in 2017!

Purchased from LNS in June

LNS July

Purchased from JoAnn's June

An IG giveaway I won @ the top and Minders I purchased all arrived the same day!

Why yes, that's more minders I purchased!


Had a really exciting phone call from my neighbor in early July.  She was cleaning out a house & came across a bunch of cross stitch items.  She thought I might want it and called me to come over.  I went to her house and came home with a ton of new stash! 

Lot 1 neighbor gave me

Lot 2 neighbor gave me

Lot 3 neighbor gave me


Last but not least *insert drumroll*  New Starts : o. I participated in a challenge to start 5 new things last weekend and then work on them for 2 weeks. Four of them were from my haul above. Here's a pick of them before I started.
















Smores by Mill Hill

Sophia by Summer House  I didn't like my original fabric choice


Sea Turtle by Mill Hill
Love Quilts Special Project Square
O Holy Night --Yall its 18ct Black AIDA!!

This final start was actually started around July 23.  A dear friend of mine passed away in April.  I was reminded of this chart recently when speaking with her daughter.  I'm stitching this for her daughter and she will attach precious buttons and finish it to keep.  I don't really have a time rush on this, but I want to finish ASAP, so am trying to stitch on this one at least once a week.  




Congratulation if you made it to the end.  I'll try to be back soon with more progress. Until next time. Happy Stitching =) Pam

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