Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stitch from Stash Report

Hello dear stitchers,
I hope this Tuesday finds you all well and happy. Every month I do a stitch from stash report. We have a budget of $25 to spend on stash, it could be fabric, floss, trims, charts etc. and whatever we do not use can be carried over to the next month. The goal is to stitch from the things we currently have in our stash already.

I have used my stash money for fabric and floss mainly in the previous months but this month I bought this Kit from Threadwork Primitives. I have bought one of kits before and I was so pleased with everything in it, so I am excited to get this one. So with that being said with my carry overs from the previous months and minus what I spent on CINNAMON HEARTS

I have $6.50 remaining to add to next months budget.

Today it is rainy and cold so NOT spring like weather so since it is a stay indoors kind of day I am going to go to the gym and then I am going to spend the day winding floss. I am stitching on a fairly large design and I needed to get the floss organized before I got serious with it. And you will all be happy to know that there is not a highlighter in site.... I have switched to Twistable colored pencils so my work will be safe. As far as that Star Spangled Banner I tried all I could to save it but the orange never came out. I'm still going to finish stitching it though. Lesson learned

Thank you all for dropping by and your comments on the last blog post on what was your favorite blog. I hope you all have a fantastic day.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oh Happy Day it's spring

As I type someone out there is finishing their stitched pieces and I sit in awe of you, yes you :) Oh I have been stitching but once done I just fling them in a nice big drawer. Let me share with you some of my favorite blogs and the great finishes I have seen so far this week.

We have Katrina A kiwi Stitching. Is that backing fabric not the cutest on that pillow

Faye at Carolina Stitcher. I mean come on her work is just awesome. She is truly a gifted finisher

And then there is Carol over at Stitching Dreams. I enjoy her blog so much. She always has such beautiful finished pieces.

Those are just a few of my favorites. What are some of your favorite blogs??

Like I said in the beginning I have been stitching. I have been working on Star Spangled Banner, picking it up whenever I got the urge to put a few stitches in her. Well I was almost finished when the unthinkable happened!

Me and those darn orange high lighters!!! I am banning myself from ever going near them again at least while stitching. This time it is to big for a button to cover up remember my mishap here??

Someone on FB mentioned that Palmolvie Antibacterial Dish soap would take it out, so it is worth a try. If that does not work my hubby said "why not just stitch a green stem on it, it will look like a flower" LOL Anyway I have moved on for now to a few new projects.

I will be starting these as soon as I get my threads together.

Linda over at Such is Life held a drawing for January's Snowdrop and I was the lucky winner, she so kindly included the chart for February along with this cute stitched piece and some metallic thread. I usually do not like metallics because they fray to easily but this brand seems to be quit nice So I look forward to trying it out.

Well that was quit a post! I want to say thank you for dropping by my blog and remember I love reading your comments. Oh and Happy Spring!!
Take Care

Friday, March 7, 2014

A long overdue gift

Happy Firday!! Thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments. It is scary to go through but we are blessed that everything turned out in our favor.Today it is a very wet and rainy day here in South Carolina, but even with that I am excited that the weekend is near and it is suppose to be BEAUTIFUL! Sun, Sun, Sun!!! Can you tell that I am excited to see the sun :D

It is amazing how much stitching you can accomplish when the weather is yucky. I started This piece on 2/25 and put the last stitch in it this morning. WooHoo. This is a long overdue gift for my Aunt. How I will finish it is still a mystery even to me. I am thinking maybe a flanged pillow?? I decided to use soft colors for this one and I am pretty pleased at the way it turned out.

32 count lakeside linens
Floss was a mix of DMC, WDW Lilac and Kreinik very fine braid #4 271

Hopefully I can get this finished this week and in the mail to her soon. Her birthday is in May and I think this would be a great surprise for her.

I am also going to be adding the name and birth info to that baby sampler I finished a few weeks ago. My friend had her son on 2/20. I am having a framed made for it by a stitching friends husband. I can not wait :)

I hope you have a great weekend and accomplish alot of stitching.

Thanks for visiting my blog your comments brighten my day!