Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Back to…?

Well friends, I have another puzzle finish!

This is one of those puzzles where the solution is not what you see on the boxtop. Instead you have to use your imagination to solve it!

The boxtop is a picture of what a family looks like today.



and the solution is when we lived in simpler times!

Basics
Back to…? Series #1
First Piece - 07/16/17
Last Piece - 07/23/17
Piece Count - 1,000
Size - 9 x 25

I love doing these "mystery" puzzles!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/23/17

Good evening everyone!

This week I got in some stitching time and had another finish! yay

Well Hello There!
July
Last Stitch 07/21/17

I am getting much better and faster with the buttons. The first month it took me forever trying to make sure they were lined up and evenly spaced and I dreaded them. This month I just zipped right through them! 

And now I am back to this...BLUE

Michigan Logo
Stitcher Universe
Progress as of 07/23/17

I am just about the finished with the yellow and then on to filling it in with the blue. The end is in sight!!

I got some new Needle Minders this week too from
The Everyday Stitcher. 
I think they might be my newest addiction; you know cuz I needed one! ha ha  I still have more on order from her.

She is on Facebook and has an Etsy store if you want to check her out. Her prices are very reasonable and so are her shipping fees.

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/18/17

though technically it is now Monday!

I seem to be running late on all things - stitching and blogging; but I guess we all have those days (or weeks)!

This week weather wise, we have broken our 100 degree streak and monsoon season has started! These are the rainiest months here in Arizona and they can also be very dangerous. The sky will just open up and rain will pour fiercely and then all of a sudden it just stops. Doesn't trickle or drizzle to a start or stop, it is almost like someone turns on or off a faucet. Yesterday tragedy struck a family that was having a birthday party at a swimming hole and nine members of the family were swept away to their death. I guess where they were they could not hear the warnings. Here in my city roads are constantly being closed due to flooding and the water gets as high as six feet! Luckily for us our neighborhood has not flooded like that since we have been here!

On the stitchy front I have a FINISH, finally!

12 Days of Christmas
Day 7
Seven Swans A Swimming
Designer - Margaret Sherry
First Stitch 07/03/17
Last Stitch 07/17/17

I think the Swan turned out pretty cute! Every ornament in this series is cuter than the previous one! 

I also have a puzzle finish!

Lost in the Woodies
Artist - Charles Wysocki
Buffalo Games
First Piece - 07/07/17
Last Piece - 07/14/17
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20

This was a nice one. Jacob picked out this one to work on from the massive pile because it was Independence Day and it has all those flags in it. I always wanted to stitch a Charles Wysocki piece so I guess this is the next best thing!

Thank you to all what took time to suggest different editors. I have been "experimenting" with them and so far I think I am finding Pixlr the easiest to work with. If anyone else is looking for a quick and simple editor I suggest that you check it out! Don't even have to download anything which is nice; it is all done right online. Thanks Lili for this suggestion!! 

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

Sunday, July 09, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 0/709/17

Hello everyone!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful week. I am having a good week ;)

Today was the first day since June 14th that our temperature has fallen below 100F (38C)! The heat doesn't really bother me and I prefer it to the cold temperatures!  I lived in those cold conditions for far to long and couldn't wait to leave them behind and if I never experience them again it will be to soon! LOL

Thanks everyone for your comments on Alex! He is fitting in just fine and Scruffy is even settling down for the most part and accepting him as part of the family. He doesn't like it to much when Alex whistles and he will start barking at him; until they both can't  stand it anymore, then they will both be quiet again for a bit.

This week I started working the next ornament in the series which is the Swan!

12 Days of Christmas
Day 7
Seven Swans A Swimming
Designer - Margaret Sherry
Progress as of 07/09/17

Now I have a question for all of you. I was using Google Picasa to edit my photos but a couple of weeks ago I had to get a new computer. I have been installing my programs and apps on the new laptop but when I went to download Picasa I was informed that it is no longer available...crud! My son suggested some different programs (Gimp, Paint 3D, Mocavi and Paint.net to name a few)  and I have not found one I really like yet. I am looking for something where I can write on my photos, crop them, make a simple collage of 2 or more pictures and all other simple things quickly and easily! What do you use to edit your photos?  Thanks for any suggestions! 

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

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Two Puzzles Finished

This week I did not one but two puzzles!  They are small so that helped a lot!

First up...

A Country Welcome
Patchwork Puzzle
Puzzle Makers
First Piece - 06/30/17
Last Piece - 07/02/17
Piece Count - 500
Size 16 x 20


and next is...

Bears! Bears! Bears!
First Piece - 07/03/17
Last Piece - 0705/17
Piece Count - 550
Size 24 x 18

Sorry about the glare, it showed up every time I took a picture. 

Not sure which puzzle is up next; Jacob picks them out of the stack I have!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!