Sunday, October 05, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

The weather has been TERRIBLE this week and we even had some snow flurries mixed with rain on Saturday. Never do I remember snow of any kind coming this early in the year and I am just hoping that this doesn't mean that we are going to have a long and bitter winter!

I went over to my LNS over the weekend and spent my gift certificate my son gave me for my birthday and got some black fabric to do the Northern Expressions Twisted pieces on. Two Amy Bruecken Halloween charts also managed to find their way into my bag :)

This week I didn't get a lot of stitching in but I did manage to squeeze in a few stitches on and around the scarecrow. Here is the how it looks now

Wizard of Oz
Cross Stitch Gold Mag / July 2012
Designer - Lesley Teare
Progress as of 10/05/14

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September Stitch From Stash 

Time for the
Stitch from Stash
report for September!
This event is being hosted by
Mel from Epic Stitching

I still have NOT spent any money in 2014 on
stitching and/or supplies but I was lucky
enough to get some NEW STASH a couple
of weeks ago from my family for my birthday!

They were so awesome they bought me things off my ginormous list of things I lust after which simply means that I will have to replace those items with some more items!  YAY

So here is my report for:   September

Amount Spent:   $0

Year to date Amount Spent:   $0

Total Saved Based on this challenge:   $225

New Starts from Stash:   One new start for September

Shades of Blue
Northern Expressions Needlework
this was one of my birthday presents

WIPs worked on:  I am still slowly working on these two piece from the WIP pile

Stained Glass SAL
Love Thy Thread

Wizard of Oz
Designer Lesley Teare from the
July 2012 Cross Stitch Gold Magazine

How was your September spending??  How are you doing for the year? I hope that you have been able to save some money this year and that you have been reducing your stash!

See you at the end of  October
with another SFS Report!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Not much going on around here...

I think that winter is unfortunately making an early appearance. I have even had to turn on the heat to warm up the house because the temps have been in the 40s overnight and for this time of the year - THAT IS CRAZY!

I started a new piece this week
Shades of Blue
Progress as of 09/14/14

I am enjoying this one and I think
I may continue stitching it this week. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

September YOTA

YOTA day was yesterday but I slept away most of the day so I missed posting.

YOTA (normally) happens on the first Saturday of every month and it is the time when we show our stitching progress for the past month.  You can go here and find out more information about it and please feel free to sign up so we can see your monthly progress!

I have been concentrating on three main pieces lately so here is my progress on them.

First up is Dinosaurs

This is my before progress

and here is my after

Next up is The Wizard of Oz

and after

and last but not least is Stained Glass

This is my before piece

and here is how it looks now!

I plan on throwing another piece (or two) into the mix
so come back and check out what they are!

Thanks for looking and I look forward
to showing you LOTS more progress on the
next YOTA day October 4th
so see ya then :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Happy birthday to me... yippee!!

Today is my birthday and my family helped me celebrate it in an amazing way; though just being surrounded by the three of them is enough for me.

First of all my son Matt bought me a chart from my local LNS (I have a love for bunnies) and gave it to me along with a gift certificate so I can go back and get whatever I need.

My daughter, Tia and grandson, Jacob bought me the following two charts from Northern Expressions Needlework along with all the floss (above - so colorful) needed to stitch them both up! I have really been eyeballing the Twisted Rainbow Sampler - can't wait to start it - just need to search for fabric.
Then they took me out to dinner - my choice Baker's Square (hadn't been there in a long time) and then Cold Stone for dessert YUMMY!

The stitchers in two of my Yahoo Groups have a birthday floss club and these are the cards and skeins of floss I received from them.

And now for the reason you are weekly stitchy update - I have been having a hard time trying to get motivated to stitch but I did get in some stitching on
Stained Glass
finished the black on page 2 and starting to fill in the background.

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!