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Sunday, July 22, 2018

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/22/18

Hi Everyone!

I have been busy floss organizing and trying to fit in some stitching time in the middle of all that!

I have just about two complete sets of DMC in my stash. Why you ask... well my daughter says I have a touch of OCD about my stuff and once I started stitching I HAD TO HAVE a complete set which led me to buying more than I needed when they used to have great sales on DMC. I found it handy though because I don't like running out of a color when I am in he middle of stitching something. So lately when I bought the new colors or have run out of a color, instead of bobbinating and putting them away I have been throwing them into a bowl near my stash to do "later." Well later finally showed up so I have been busy putting things away.

Tada... here is my organized DMC!

This is my floss cabinet. I think I have had it since 2004. I went to a stitching retreat at a friend/shopkeepers home in Kentucky way back then and one of her customer's husband made three of these to sell at the retreat! I felt sooo lucky to be able to get one.

This is how the drawers look inside the cabinet. The sections are just wide enough for the bobbins. I used my labeler machine to label all the sections. The lid on the top of the floss cabinet also lifts up for storage. 

This is the second set of DMC. Once a color in the cabinet runs out I replace it with the floss from the trays and I keep the empty bobbins together in my purse so I can easily see the colors I need whenever I am out shopping. 

Now on to the stitching...

Christmas Rules
Share Your Toys
Rule Eight
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
First Stitch 01/12/18
Progress as of 07/22/18

Four more rules to go!!

I am stitching this piece as part of
There is lots of great Christmas stitching there please
click the badge if you want to go over and take a peek!

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Very Puzzling 07/11/18

It has been a great puzzling time here...

This was one of the more challenging puzzles I put together because there is really nothing to differentiate each section from one another. However I LOVE it and I think it will be a keeper to make again someday.

Scissor Collection 
Artist - Jim Golden
Piece Count - 500
Size 18 x 24
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 06/28/18
Last Piece 07/09/18

If you are a stitcher, a person that loves to sew or just about any kind of crafter and you are anything like me then I am sure you have MANY pairs of scissors! Most of mine are put away in desk drawers, sewing boxes, my WIP Projects and other secret locations. I don't want anyone else using them for their stuff so I always keep an eye on them! 

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time I'm puzzled!

Sunday, July 08, 2018

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/08/18

Hi there friends!

I hope that all of you that are experiencing hot temperatures in your area are finding ways to keep cool! Maybe parked in front of the fan in your air conditioned house with your feet up and stitching in your lap? 😉

This last week (or two) I have been working on my perpetual calendar. Filling in the background on each tag is boring and makes my mind wander. I am sure many of you can relate to boring stitch areas! Anyways... I finally managed to finish the tags for the First and February and was working on Friday (hmmm all nice F words).

Fun Every Day

Finished 07/01/18

Finished 07/06/18

Progress as of 07/08/18

This is finish four and five and a good start on six of the series which consists of 48! Now it goes away so I can see what is next in the WIP Box which I have a feeling is either Christmas or Halloween!

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

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Puzzling 06/28/18

Hello All!

I have another puzzle finish! This is another one of those puzzles that it is a little different than the box top. Some of the differences are hard to see while others are pretty obvious!

I looked forward to doing this one because when I lived in Chicago I used to work in the Smurfit-Stone Building (aka The Diamond Building) which is across the street from Cloud Gate (aka the Bean). All the other buildings surrounded us and I saw most of them on a daily basis.  I do miss Chicago but I definitely do NOT miss that white stuff falling from the sky all around the city or the temperatures it brings!

Chicago Spirit
 above is what the box top looks like

and this is how the puzzle looks!
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 19 x 27
New Puzzle
First Piece 06/17/18
Last Piece 06/26/18

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time I'm puzzled!

Monday, June 25, 2018

June 2018 WIPocalypse Check-in

Hello Everyone!

The June WIPocalypse Check-in is here!!

The WIPocalypse was created to make sure everyone gets in some progress on their projects before the world ends! Every month we show our progress and answer a fun question so that we can all get to know each other a little better.

Click on this badge to find out more information about this fun event! 
You can even join in if you like at any time and for
any months you want, there are NO RULES!

Here is my stitching progress for the last month...

Christmas Rules
Keep Schedule Light
Rule Seven
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
First Stitch 01/12/18
this is where it was last time you saw it

and here it is now
Progress as of 05/28/18

I had a FINISH this month!
Christmas Penguin
Designer - Gill Cooper
this was the progress on Christmas Penguin in February

Finished 06/06/18

Next was a new start!
The Enchanted Christmas Snowman 
Artist - Dona Gelsinger
New Start 06/09/18
and here is how far I got on it
Progress as of 06/17/18

last but not least for the month
Scary Night Halloween
Section Six
Designer - Stoney Creek
First Stitch 02/26/18
 this is where I left it last month

 Section Six
Sections Three thru Six
Progress as of 06/24/18

This month's question is one that could have a million answers!

Tell us what you think the ideal stitching retreat would include.

I have been to a few retreats and they are FUN! The most important parts of any retreat is friends (new and old), stitching and lots of food of course. Some other things I love seeing at retreats are designers, I love being able to talk to them in person while seeing all their designs. Another fun thing is meeting the people who sell the important things we all use when we are stitching like the people who dye the fabric we lust after. Also the ones that make the Q-Snap covers, needle minders, tote bags and, and, and... the list is ENDLESS! Another great thing at a retreat might be some of the people who run the LNS. Maybe all these vendors could bring a small selection of items to sell; I mean what is better than shopping and instant gratification?? 

I am sure there are many other things people would love to see at retreats so I will have to go around to see other stitcher's answers! If you want to see all the answers too check out this blog post for links to their answers!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next month for
another WIPocalypse update!

ps... I THINK my comments are finally fixed and back to normal. Thanks Katie and Jo!!
There are still no email notifications about comments from yahoo users but the others seem to work!