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

before...
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 here...my 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!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Stitch From Stash 

Welcome to the end of the summer... BOO! I am never ready for summer to be over and I would love to live somewhere that it is summer all year round!

So now down to business!

It is time for the August Stitch from Stash report
that is being hosted for the year by
Mel from Epic Stitching

I am still doing a great job at Stitching from my
Stash and I still have not bought anything at all!

So here is my report for:   August

Amount Spent:   $0

Year to date Amount Spent:   $0

Total Saved Based on this challenge:   $200 (my grandson is going to love Christmas!)

New Starts from Stash:   No new starts for August

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

Dinosaurs!

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

Stained Glass SAL
Love Thy Thread 

Hope that you also had a successful month!

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Hi all!

This week I have been working on Dinosaurs! That means I have been putting in lots of confetti stitches which as all you stitchers know; can be extremely time consuming!! In a 200 stitch section I used about 25 different colors - that is a lot of floss changes! It does make the piece look amazing though!

This is my before picture

and this is my picture today!

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