Sunday, October 18, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 10/18/20

Hi friends! I hope that you have been having a great week. We are still having high temperatures but have finally fallen below 100! 

This week I continued working on the Halloween piece for a few days but then she gave us a toilet paper motif for Saturday which I was not to excited about so I didn't work on it that day and I will pick it up (hopefully) again tomorrow and skip that square for the time being while I look for something that will fit in that space. 

Halloween 2020 SAL
Designer - Stitchonomy
#StitchonomySAL
Progress 10/15 and 10/16/20

So I decided to pick this piece up to stitch that day and continued with it today. 

Quilt Block Sampler
Artist - Loretta Oliver
Progress 10/18/20

And that is it for me this week.
Stay safe and keep stitching
and...
Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 10/11/20

Halloween is fast approaching! Do you celebrate Halloween? I know that in a lot of places Halloween is new to them and/or not as popular as it is here in the States. Are you stitching anything for the holiday?

Right now I am stitching two designs for Halloween. I was trying to do some on each everyday but by Tuesday I gave that up and decided each will get worked on every other day. 

First up I joined Caitlin's Witch-A-Long! That is a fun little name she gave it. The witch is a cutie and I changed a couple of things on her but I love how she turned out.

Started 10/05/20
Progress 10/10/20


I am also working on the Stitchonomy SAL. The designer; Alicia releases a small motif each day that goes into the frame of the design.  Today I back stitched the ones I already stitched and hope to catch up on the days tomorrow. Here is it thru the 9th.

Halloween 2020 SAL
Designer - Stitchonomy
Progress 10/11/20

I had to move the Eye of the Newt to a different location since I added an eye to the Crystal Ball and that is why it looks so lonely all by itself.  I didn't want all the eyeballs to be in one area! 

Now I do stitch a lot of Halloween designs but sadly this year we will not be participating in Halloween. We have decided not even to decorate so that we don't mislead trick or treaters into thinking we may be giving out candy. This year with the COVID virus still out there and spreading everyday we think it is to risky to open our door to people we don't know and exchanging candy and the hugs many of the small kiddos like to give. I pray that this virus will be under control one day soon and the world can return to a kinder and happier place for all. 

Hope you all have a great stitchy week
and thanks so much for stopping by,
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Hello, hello, hello!

I hope that everyone is having a great day. We are still having high temperatures here and have even broke a record for the most days at 100° or more!

Today I have another finish to share with you!! YAY

A Year of Celebrations
November
Designer - Hands On Design
Mini Finish 10/04/20

I am also stitching the Halloween SAL. There is a mini chart a day to stitch. Here are my first four days. They are changed a little from what we were sent and I may be altering (just a little) each chart when I get it. 

Halloween 2020 SAL
Days 1 thru 4
Designer - Stitchonomy
Progress 10/04/20

That is all for this week!

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Join October's Witchalong!

Just wanted to stop in and tell people about Caitlin's Witch-Along

She has designed a cute little witch that she would like to have people join her in stitching. You can go on over to her blog Naughts & Cross Stitches to get the information.

You can receive the pattern by Facebook or if you don't Facebook you can sign up to receive it by email!!

It is a cute Witch and looks like a quick stitch! She has even provided different colors to stitch her in. 


Hope to see you guys there!

Puzzling September 2020

It is time to show the puzzles I did in September and I managed to get in three puzzles this month! 


First up is one of the mystery puzzles in my collection

A Recipe for Murder

This is the boxtop for the puzzle

and this is the solution
Piece Count - 1,000 / Size 23 x 29
New Puzzle
First Piece 09/02/20
Last Piece 09/11/20


Then I worked on this one. I really like how the water looks in this puzzle.

Reflections
Piece Count - 500 / Size 14 x 19
New Puzzle
First Piece 09/12/20
Last Piece 09/16/20


And the last puzzle for the month...
Soda Fountain
Artist - Susan Brabeau
SunsOut, Inc.

Piece Count - 1,000
Size 30 x 19
New Puzzle
First Piece 09/18/20
Last Piece 09/26/20

Now to see what puzzles interest me next month. It is sort of like picking out my next cross stitch project. Do I want to do it? Will it interest me until it is finished? Oh no... look here is another. There are so many decisions choosing things to start. 

Thanks for stopping by,
and seeing my pieces!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 09/27/20

Hey there everyone! I hope that you had a great week! Can you believe that we are at the end of September already! This year seems to be coming to an end so quickly and I have not even stitched one ornament for my family yet! I am going to have to get moving on stuff of they will be getting their Christmas ornaments in February! 

This week I started on something new. I had decided to do the Halloween SAL from Stitchonomy. She will release a small Halloweeny type motif each day of October that goes into a frame. Not sure I can keep up with a chart a day but I am going to try my best.

Halloween 2020
SAL
Designer - Stitchonomy
First Stitch 09/21/20
Progress 09/27/20

The frame was released last week so I got it out of the way this week so I would be all ready for the little motifs that will be going in each square. 

I also joined the Witchy Stitchy Challenge 2020 on Facebook from the Embroidery.com website. For this challenge you have to stitch a minimum of 30 minutes per day and post your before and after pictures on their Facebook page. I figured that the two of these go perfectly together! I will stitch that days motif and viola; I will have my 30 minutes of stitching (I hope)!

Well that wraps it up for this week. I hope that you are all well and staying safe!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Friday, September 25, 2020

September Smalls SAL Check In

The world may be a crazy place right now but more importantly we still have time for the

Monthly Smalls Check In!
This SAL gives us the opportunity to display the smaller pieces that have been finished this month. 

Door Signs
Two small designs put together
to make a doub
le sided door sign.
Designer - Faithfully Stitching
Finished 09/07/20


A Year of Celebrations
October
Designer - Hands On Design
Mini Finish 09/20/20


Mary is our host for the monthly Smalls SAL.
Thank you Mary!
Please visit her page for more
information or to link up and join us!

or you can go on over and just see
the smalls everyone has stitched up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 09/20/20

 Hi there everyone! How are you doing?

Are the temperatures dropping where you live announcing the beginning of fall? It will be arriving this week, on Tuesday I think. We are still in the 90s here but we drop way down to the 70s over night. LOL

I just have a quick post this evening. I worked on "A Year of Celebrations" for the SAL with Mary over at Stitching Friends Forever.

A Year of Celebrations
October
Designer - Hands On Design
Mini Finish 09/20/20

Next week I will have a new start to show you. I will be starting the frame for the FREE Halloween SAL from Stitchonomy. If you are interested in it you have until the 23rd to sign up!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

My Sunday Stitchy Update 09/13/20

Hello Everyone! I do hope you have had a great couple of weeks and got in lots of crafting and/or me time! During these crazy pandemic days it can be easy to forget about taking care of yourself so please remember to do that! 

So for my stitching... I felt that I must have made 2 million Xs trying to get this sign for Jacob finished. Silly me to think that one color would go faster than the two colors did since I didn't have to change colors but it took just as long if not longer! 

But FINALLY it is FINISHED!! 

Door Signs
Designer - Faithfully Stitching
(that's me! 😆)

 
Started 08/22/20
Finished 09/07/20

The big payoff for all those stitches is that he loved it and promptly hung it on the door to his room. Next I had a dilemma... should I finish Tia's already started sign or not? Decisions, decisions...  Well the one decision I did come to immediately was I won't be stitching it right away!  I need a plastic canvas break FOR SURE! 

This week I decided to work on

Holidays Are Mother's Day!
Easter Mom
Designer - Marilynn and Jackie's Collectibles
 
so here is where I started...
Progress as of 03/08/20

and where I ended!
Progress 09/13/20

I made some good progress but now I must work on the "A Year of Celebrations" October section.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Puzzling August 2020

It is time to show the puzzles completed in August! 

I really enjoyed this first one. 

Everything You Need
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 23 x 28
New Puzzle
First Piece 07/27/20
Last Piece 08/04/20

But this second one just about drove me crazy! All those cookies looked like crumbs in the puzzle box and imagine trying to reassemble crumbs! LOL 

Cookies and Milk
Yummy Puzzles
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20
New Puzzle
First Piece 08/08/20
Last Piece 08/29/20

Thanks for stopping by
and looking at my puzzles!