Sunday, June 20, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/20/21

Hi everybody! I had  great week this week and got in quite a bit of stitching.

That means that I FINALLY finished the borders on this section of the Quilt Squares!

Quilt Block Sampler
Artist - Loretta Oliver

Progress 06/20/21

I even managed to finish another square! I hope to get in another square next week before this goes back in the box for a while. Which brings me to a question for you guys...

Is anyone going to be participating in the Christmas in July event hosted by Rachel at The Ten Hour Stitcher? I think she will also have an Olympic Stitching event which will overlap Christmas in July. I am hoping the Christmas event will help me get my "required" ornaments stitched up for the family early instead of having to struggle along and get frustrated with them during the month of December! This year I also intend to make SMALLER ornaments which should be a big help too!! I hope you will join in!

Well as always, thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Fully-Finished Gallery SAL June 2021

Hi, it's me again. 

I was just browsing some pages and went over to Rachel's place to read her posts and all of a sudden I saw one and thought...  HEY, I FINISHED SOME PIECES!!

I know it has been a minute or two and they are just some simple finished but hey, a finish is a finish! A little while ago I was working on these Coffee and Tea pieces at the request of my daughter and then imagine when she wanted me to FINISH them so she can hang them. I know, I know... she has some nerve but I did it for her.

Two of them got the simple hoop frame finish. 




Then I was at the dollar store where they had these plant pictures framed in a square wooden frame and for a dollar I thought I would give them a try. So I brought them home, removed the piece they had and used them to frame two of the pieces.


Then the last one I had an idea because of something I saw who knows where? I got on my favorite shopping site Amazon and ordered a red frame. Of course we already had white craft paint and paint brushes so I was on my way to an FFO. I thought that the polka dots on the picture should also be on the frame, At first the dots were coming out in different sizes to I got out my hole reinforcements that I use in my binder and put them on the frame and painted inside the circles and viola a finish was made!


They are all hanging in the drink area that Tia has made us. 

Thanks for stopping by and seeing my finishes.
Now that the world is open again maybe I can get some more pieces finished? 


Now if you want to, you can hop on over to Rachel's page to see what other's have finished!


Sunday, June 13, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/13/21

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all ok and that you are staying cool in the summer heat. It is a good time for everyone to stay in for crafting time! Our poor puppies run out thru the dog door and then turn around and come right back in the house! The patio is to hot for their little paws as our temps have been over 110 this week with more hot days to come. 

Well enough about that. This week I have continued on the Quit Blocks and I have been mainly working on the borders which as you know can be very very boring. My mind seems to wonder to other things because of the boredom so the borders seem to take longer and longer. I have finally finished the outer borders on this section and now it is on to the inner borders! 

Quilt Block Sampler
Artist - Loretta Oliver
This is when I moved the q-snap a few days ago
and here are the outer borders!
Progress 06/13/21

Well thanks for stopping by! I hope to have some progress on a new square by next Sunday!

Happy stitching and stay safe everyone!

Sunday, June 06, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/06/21

Welcome everyone! I hope you are all doing well and that your weather is perfect! 

I have been trying to do a lot of stitching but it is more accurate to say I am actually getting in a little bit each day. That is still ok with me though because all the little bits add up. 

The piece that jumped out of the WIP Box Monday morning was the Quilt Block Sampler I think haven't worked on it since October so sadly it has been really neglected. 

Quilt Block Sampler
Artist - Loretta Oliver

Progress 06/06/21

I am on the fourth block of twelve so there is plenty left to do.
Sounds like it needs to stay out for at least another week.

Well that is all for today so...
Thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

STAY SAFE!

Thursday, June 03, 2021

May 2021 Stitching Stats!


Time for some new stats! All the numbers do not really move that much but they do move! The number I like seeing the best is the number of projects FINISHED for the year! I am slowly but surely cleaning out that WIP Box so I can fill it with a bunch of different things! 


So my Stats for the month of May and Year to Date are...

Number of Days Stitched This Month = 31
Number of Days Stitched This Year = 149
     Missed two days in January

Number of Different Projects Worked on This Month = 2
Number of Different Projects Worked on This Year = 15
     Includes WIPs, UFOs (which may have already been worked on this year) and new starts 

Number of New Projects Started This Month = 0
Number of New Projects Started This Year = 6

Number of Projects Finished This Month = 1
Number of Projects Finished This Year = 10

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my recap!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 05/30/21

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

I hope that you have enjoyed this past week. Looks like the end of spring it officially here and summer has started! Don't kill me but...YAY! By now I am sure everyone knows that summer is my favorite season ever! 

This week I continued planting flowers on this piece. I love all the colors she uses; well minus all the floss color changes! 

The Flower a Day SAL
Designer - Carolyn Manning
Progress 05/30/21

I think this piece needs to go back in the WIP Box for now before it overstays it's welcome and I will see who wants to come out in it's place. 

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

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Puzzling May 2021

Well hello there. It is puzzle time though I feel as though I have really been slacking in this area lately. Truth be told I think I am finding a million other things to do that don't involve the puzzle Nightlife!  It is still giving me a headache so I have been cleaning up some much neglected piles of crafts, reading a book and even just doing nothing. Not very productive I know but hopefully I will get back to that puzzle and clear it off my table SOON!

I did work on it a little bit though...

Nightlife
Progress 04/22/21

Piece Count - 1,000 / Size 36 x 47
First Piece 05/27/21
Last Piece - One Day Soon I Hope

I did manage to work on another puzzle though! 

Lovely Monsters
Piece Count - 1,000 / Size 28 x 20
First Piece 05/15/21
Last Piece 05/22/21

As you can see it is very colorful; which is more my style and it was a fun one!

Well thanks for looking at my puzzles!

I hope to be back next month with more pieces put in Nightlife
or wouldn't it be nice if it was finished!!

Until then, take care and stay safe!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

April 2021 Stitching Stats!


Well leave it up to me to start something new and then forget to do it!  I was going to get ready to start looking at my April Stats when I noticed they don't exist! 

My Stats for the month of April and Year to Date are...
    Number of Days Stitched This Month = 30
    Number of Days Stitched This Year = 118
           Missed two days in January

    Number of Different Projects Worked on This Month = 3
    Number of Different Projects Worked on This Year = 13
           Includes WIPs, UFOs (which may have already been worked on this year) and new starts 

    Number of New Projects Started This Month = 0
    Number of New Projects Started This Year  = 6

    Number of Projects Finished This Month = 1
    Number of Projects Finished This Year = 9

Now to see if I can get May's statistics posted in a timey manner 😄😁

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my recap!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 05/23/21

Hello Everyone! I hope that you have had a great week.

This week the powers that be have decided that we no longer need to wear our masks if we are fully vaccinated! Good news for some and confusing for others. I will continue to wear my mask as I can't tell the vaccinated people from the non-vaccinated and I don't want to take any chances. I would rather be safe (and maybe a bit uncomfortable) for the little time I am outside than risk catching anything. But to each their own, I won't ridicule anyone who decides with whatever decision they come to. 

This week I picked up an XS piece that has tons of color changes in it as each flower is on it own with it's own colorway. I do love how they all look next to each other though and I feel that this piece may take me a lifetime to complete. I couldn't imagine having stitched this in an actual SAL with all these colors; I may have gone mad! 

The Flower a Day SAL
Designer - Carolyn Manning
Progress 05/23/21

I hope that you have a good week and that it is warm where ever you are!

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

Sunday, May 16, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 05/16/21

Well hello everyone!!  I do hope you have had a fantastic week full of crafting and relaxing. I was able to get in lots of stitching this week and I finished up the piece I was stitching on! 

**dun da da dun**   Now presenting... 

Pretty Little Chicago
Designer - Satsuma Street
First Stitch 02/11/19
Finished 05/16/21

I am so happy to have this one finished!

This is the building key in case you want to know what the building are.


            1. Willis Tower (aka The Sears Tower)
            2. Crain Communications Building (Smurfit-Stone)
            3. Marina Towers
            4. John Hancock Center
            5. The Chicago Picasso Sculpture
            6. The Chicago EL Train
            7. The Art Institute of Chicago
            8. Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
            9. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
            10. Cloud Gate Sculpture (aka The Bean)
            11. The Chicago Water Tower
I hope you enjoyed your little trip around Chicago to see some of the things that I think make it a great city! 

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!