Sunday, February 17, 2019

My Sunday Stitchy Update 02/17/19

This week I had a new start!

Matt (my son) bought me this chart as soon as it came out. Being from Chicago he thought it would look great in our home and I finally got around to starting it!

Pretty Little Chicago
Designer - Satsuma Street
First Stitch 02/11/19
Progress as of 02/17/19

So far I have finished stitching The Sears Tower (aka The Willis Tower). I grew up calling the Sears Tower by that name and when the Willis Group bought the building and changed the name I just couldn't bring myself to start calling it by the new name. When it was built is was the tallest building in the world and held that title for 25 years! Once the World Trade Center was rebuilt that became the tallest building.

I also finished (minus the backstitching) Chicago's Picasso. Picasso gifted this sculpture to Chicago in 1967 and surprisingly only took three months to complete it. This is located outside of the Richard J. Daley Center where the Cook County Circuit Courts are located. Daley was Chicago's longest serving Mayor and held office for over 20 years.

I hope you enjoyed your little lesson about my hometown Chicago. I will have much more to add as this piece grows.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's Puzzle TIME! 02/14/19

A super quick post today...

Well do you remember a few weeks ago when I completed this awesome puzzle?

Blazing with Color

At that time I mentioned that I was trying to decide what to do with it. Well Tia (my daughter) had an idea for this puzzle and wanted it and she decided to make it into a clock!

I think it came out great and it is hanging in the "craft/sewing/laundry room. 

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

Sunday, February 10, 2019

My Sunday Stitchy Update 02/10/19

Happy Sunday Everybody!

I hope everyone had a great and hopefully snow free week! Though I do hear that snow is in the forecast again but I guess it is winter.

So last week I started working on a Lizzie*Kate Snippet that was only supposed to take a couple of days. Well that plan didn't work out but it is finished now! Yay!!

Good Things
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
First Stitch 02/02/19
Finished 02/06/19

So next comes the dreaded question... "what should I do with it now?" Well I thought maybe I should make it into a pillow ornament and hang it from my shelf of 'things' in my room. Hmmm...Good idea I tell myself!

Now the hunt is on! I need some fabric for the back. I was thinking something flowery but I don't have any in my stash. I am trying NOT to spend money on XS stuff this year (though I did buy an Etsy chart for $1.50, thanks Rachel!) So I decided to use some scrap aida I have. Then another thought pops in my head. Whenever someone read what I was stitching I would tell them 'and that's me!' so I decided to stitch that on some aida and use it for the back! 

I used the same border from the L*K design and looked through the letters to see what I could use. Most of them where there already; thank goodness, but I had to design a couple to fit in with the other lettering. 

Designer - Faithfully Stitching Designs
First Stitch 02/07/19
Finished 02/09/19

That brings me to the next step with this finish and a new SAL!

Rachel over at Ten Hour Stitcher has started a new SAL. It is called the Fully-Finished Gallery SAL. It is designed to encourage us to move things from our Finished Pile to our Fully Finished Pile. It will also be a place for us to display our finishes and drool over other people's finishes that have been completed during the last month. So I just HAD to finish this today so I could participate in the SAL!

And now presenting my fully finished

Good Things
Pillow Ornament


Finished 02/10/19

I would like to encourage you to check out the Fully-Finished Gallery SAL; even of you don't have one to share this month. I think there will be lots of gorgeous pieces for you to enjoy.

Sorry I didn't mean to talk so much! LOL 

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

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Tusal RepORT February 2019

It is time for the new moon (I'm a little late) and the TUSAL RepORT!

TUSAL stands for the "Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long
where we show our ORTs (Old Ratty Threads) for all to see. 

I empty out my jar at New Years and make an ORTament. Since this is close to the beginning of the year my ort jar is pretty empty but I do have something to show!

To find out more about the TUSAL
head on over to It's Daffycat's blog!

Come join the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by,
and come see my new ORTs on
the next new moon, March 6th.

Sunday, February 03, 2019

My Sunday Stitchy Update 02/03/19

Evening friends!

I hope if you live where the polar vortex hit that your temperatures are starting to warm up again! Where I used to live in Chicago the highs for a few days were below zero! It closed down the city along with most of the midwest; no school, no mail, no flights in or out and all the while the snow kept coming. I must say I have not seen snow in five years and looking at it on TV doesn't make me miss it one bit! So thankful to live where we have warm weather all year round!

Last week I finished stitching the first chart for Jingles and since I had it out I decided to do February's Christmas Ornie SAL section. So far it is stitching up quickly and I love how it looks on this fabric.

Ho Ho Ho Holiday
Chart Two of Twelve
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here is how the piece looks so far
First Stitch 01/21/19
Progress as of 02/01/19

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

So since I finished on Friday and usually switch projects on Monday I remembered that a friend loaned me a LK chart that I should probably try to get back to her! So I decided to try to stitch it up over the weekend. As you can see, I didn't make it but hopefully I can get it finished by tomorrow? 

Good Things
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
 First Stitch 02/02/19
Progress as of 02/03/19

Hope I can do it but you know how plans go. I do need to get out the next project on the list though so I need to make some quick Xs (and stay off the internet)!

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