Sunday, July 24, 2016

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Hello Friends!

This week I managed to get in some stitching on my Dinosaurs! piece.  It is nice to see some progress on this piece and I am glad I picked it as my piece for Justine's Just One July SAL.

Dinosaurs!
Artist - Stephen Michael Gardner
Progress as of 07/24/16

I was reading Evalina's blog, THIS AND THAT... the other day and she mentioned that she was going to participate in the "1 hour a day project" that she read about over on Meredithe's blog, pomegranate and chintz. So I went over to check it out and I thought surely I can devote an hour to my crafts a day for 2 weeks, right?  Well some days it is not that easy but I did manage to squeeze in some time here and there and made some progress daily! I have completed 5 days so far and here is my daily progress.

Do you think you could do it?
I don't know if I can do it every single day
but I am so very willing to try!

Now for some wonderful news! My daughter has purchased a home here in Arizona! We will need to start packing soon and moving things to the new place. I am so excited I can't wait to get all settled in our new home! Then I hope we don't ever have to move again!

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

Sunday, July 17, 2016

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Evening People...

A very quick post this week as I am continuing to work on Dinosaurs! I made some pretty good progress and I am stitching more than different blues which is nice but it makes for lots of confetti stitches.


Dinosaurs!
Artist - Stephen Michael Gardner
Progress as of 07/17/16

I have two more weeks for Justine's Just One July and I still hope I can get lots stitched during that time! 

It was also The International Hermit and Stitch Weekend! I did get in quite a bit of time on Saturday but Sunday was family day and we spent most of the day out going to see Ghost Busters, going to lunch and doing a little shopping.  

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

Sunday, July 10, 2016

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Evening Friends!

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week!

We had a bit of bad news in our home this week, our faithful dog had to be put down on Saturday. His name was Pest and he was our great friend, protector, comforter and companion for twelve wonderful years and he will be truly missed. The Vet did all she could for him but in the end after talking with the Vet, Matt (my son, Pest was really his dog) decided it would be best if they let him go rather than let him live a painful miserable life.
Pest
04-12-04 to 07-09-16

Now on to my stitching for the week!

As you know this month I am participating in Justine's Just One July. I noticed I was having a bit of trouble seeing the fabric. I broke my LAST pair of "good" glasses and had to pull out an old pair and I just can't see as well when I am stitching and reading. I guess I will have to get some new glasses but when you need bi-focals they are costly! So...in the meantime I bought this magnifier from Amazon and I started using it today. It is really helping me with seeing the fabric so I think I may really start moving along on Dinosaurs this week!
It can either attach to your desk/table or sit on top of it and I love it! It is an great addition to my stitching stash!! 

Here is my stitching progress...

Dinosaurs!
Artist - Stephen Michael Gardner
Progress as of 07/10/16

Well I think I am talked out for the week so...
Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Evening Everyone!

I hope you all have had an amazing week. We had a pretty good week and now we are on a long holiday weekend due to Independence Day here in America. Hopefully we will be able to see some fireworks from our home as the Air Force base is close to us and I heard they have a great display. We can't really leave the dogs home alone because one of them doesn't do well with the loud noise and has to be medicated.

I got in some stitching this week. It didn't seem like much but looking at the progress I am pleased!

First up is...
Dreamcatchers
Designer - Joan Elliott
Progress as of 06/30/16

I finished the words and started the feathers. I just love how the feathers look stitched up! I have a few more feathers to do before the piece is finished and I will try to squeeze them in this month when I am suffering from blue burnout because of...

Dinosaurs!
Design by Stephen Michael Gardner
Progress as of 07/03/16

This is the piece that I am stitching for Justine's Just One July. It has TONS of blues in it but it is a fabulous piece! I only got in about 200 (just a guess) stitches so far but on the first day I was "reorganizing" my stash for this one; refilling and bobbinating the floss I need. I am all set up now so it should be smooth sailing for the rest of the month. 

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

My Sunday Stitchy Update

This week I continued working on Dreamcatchers but lacked motivation to start it most days so I did NOT finish the wording like I planned.  I am going back to work on it this evening to try and finish the last few words. Not sure if I will get the feathers finished by the end of the month but I am certainly going to try!!

Here is my progress picture...

Dreamcatchers
Designer - Joan Elliott
Progress as of 06/25/16

I am looking forward to Just One July over at Justine's
and hope to see lots of you guys participating too!

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