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Sunday, November 11, 2018

My Sunday Stitchy Update 11/11/18

This week I have some exciting news for you!

I have a finished!! I put the last of the stitches and buttons on yesterday and I couldn't be happier!

Christmas Rules
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
First Stitch 01/12/18
Finished 11/11/18

Now to finish it off into a banner for Christmas. Hopefully the banner making process goes smoother this time around. 

Also this week I took an Introduction to Quilting Class. I made my very first quilt square - yay! I did not know that assembling a quilt square was so tedious and meticulous... wow but I managed to get through it. 

With the help of the instructor it came out perfect! Now I need to see if I can do one on my own. I just have to remember all the stuff she told me... ha ha ha 

Then to top it all off Chrome stopped working on my computer - YUCK! My son said switch over to Fox Fire it's better anyway. So I did and it is NOT! I couldn't have the internet open and do anything else because the computer would just lock up and do nothing and I had to restart it time and again. I finally got Chrome working again and I am very happy and content again. I don't do well with change, so thank goodness it started working again, 

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

Friday, November 09, 2018

Still Puzzling 11/09/18

I have ANOTHER puzzle to share this week. Guess I need to get more sleep at night since that is my puzzling time! LOL 

I haven't done any of this artist's cross stitch so here is one of his puzzles...

Radio City Music Hall
Artist - Thomas Kinkade
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20
Preowned Puzzle
First Piece 11/04/18
Last Piece 11/08/18

This puzzle wasn't as hard as I thought it would be except for all those darn windows!! 

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

Monday, November 05, 2018

Double Puzzled 11/05/18

Last week I ended up doing TWO fun puzzles!

They are both Aimee Stewart puzzles and they were great to assemble. There are always fun things hiding in different places in the puzzle that you don't notice when you are looking at the picture. Her puzzles are also so bright and colorful!

Family Vacation
Artist - Aimee Stewart
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20
New Puzzle
First Piece 10/28/18
Last Piece 10/30/18

Brown's General Store
Artist - Aimee Stewart
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20
New Puzzle
First Piece 10/31/18
Last Piece 11/02/18
 
Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time I'm puzzled!

Sunday, November 04, 2018

My Sunday Stitchy Update 11/04/18

Evening Friends!

I hope that you all had a great Halloween, filled with ghosts, goblins and witches at your door for candy! We had quite a few trick or treaters this year and my only complaint was they came one or two at a time! LOL I would sit down and there would be another knock on the door. I am happy to report that I only ate one mini candy bar!

Jacob was Spider Man again. That is his favorite character of all times and I think in his 12 years of dressing up he has been Spider Man at least four times!

Here are a few pictures I found
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I know there are more years he dressed up as Spidey, I just don't see the pictures off hand!

Anyways...on to the stitching! 

In the last post I told you that I heard Christmas calling and it was! So Christmas Rules jumped out of the WIP Box. 

Christmas Rules
Give More
Rule Eleven
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
Progress as of 11/04/18
I finished Rule Eleven and then started with the beginning of the END, Rule Twelve!!

This piece will be hanging out with me or another week so that I can try to finish it up. Then the finishing (which I am sure will be another banner) will begin.
Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Well I got brave...

I have ALWAYS been nervous about the finishing process for my projects.

I worry that I will cut it wrong, sew it wrong, iron and burn it, well you get the idea... the list could go on and on and on!

I have been emailing with Rachel and with her encouragement in my mind I cleaned off my sewing desk and got busy! It didn't quite turn out the way my mind's eye saw it but I think it turned out pretty darn good.

So I am now presenting my first of hopefully many, finished bellpulls!

Scary Night Halloween
Designer - Stoney Creek
 

This was completed with all the threads, fabric and bell pull holder recommended by Stoney Creek.

I really wanted to show some of the purple fabric (like a border) on the front of the piece but I think I cut the backing fabric wrong and then couldn't figure out how to "wrap it around" and finish it. I think I may have to practice on some scrap material.

Thanks for all your ideas and encouragement Rachel!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!