Monday, June 5, 2017

Weekly Stitching

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday! I can't believe it is already June and summer is starting. The weekend was beautiful out but back to rain today. I hope you have been able to get in lots of stitching lately.

I decided to start a small over the weekend so I can feel like I am getting some finishes. I have just about decided that I am going to start a small each month since most of my projects are BAP's.

I bought this as a kit and is a quick stitch.

I am currently participating in two round robins and wanted to show what I stitched on in May. May was the first month for both of these. The first one is a Lizzie Kate theme and I stitched the second line on this one. There are five of us in this round robin.

The second one is a Band Sampler theme where we will stitch a band of our choosing on everyone's piece. I stitched the second line on this one as well. There are nine of us in this one and this will make a nice long piece.

The person that had my Band Sampler posted a picture of what she did on it in May and here it is. I did the alphabet and she stitched the remainder. I am so pleased with this band. I sent fall colors for mine and this is so pretty.

I hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stitchers Needed-Washington Crossing the Delaware

I have posted about this project before and how excited I am to be a part of it. Panels and supplies are going out to participants, however, there are more stitchers needed to help complete this project.

You can go to the blog or to the facebook group and sign up.

The piece will be the largest stitched piece on record and will be hopefully be placed in the Guinness Book of World Records and be hung in a museum for all to enjoy. Come on-you know you want to be a part of an historical event!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekly Update and Haul

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all have had a great holiday weekend.

I was able to work on two projects this past week. The first one is Medieval Town Mandala by Chatelaine.

I also worked on Gothic Cross by Heaven and Earth Designs and was able to get quite a bit done.

And now for haul-I got some pretty great stuff this past week.

The first two selections in the American Series.

I purchased fabric for this project as I am going to stitch all 9 on one piece of fabric.
This is 32 count Tin Roof.

I got two pieces of this blue and white gingham that I am going to use for a Wizard of Oz pattern that I got out of a magazine. I apologize that I can't show the pattern as I only have the actual pattern and not a picture of the finished project. I am stitching this twice, ond for me and one for a friend.

Isn't this fabric fantastic?! I saw someone that had used this fabric and stitched a mermaid on it and I thought I need that too!

I hope this week is great for you all and you find time to get some stitches in.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekly Update

I think I should call this monthly update since I haven't posted in about a month. I was a bit under the weather and so was my husband, then it seemed like so much going on that I just didn't get to the blog. I have also lost my stitchy bug a bit. I want to stitch but everything I pick up just seems to not want me to work on it. I am sure hoping I get my I want to stitch vibe back really soon.

I did start two new projects in hope that it would help.
This is Gothic Cross by HAED.

The completed project will look like this.

I have had this project for a long time but it has intimidated me. I decided that it was time to start it.
Medieval Town Mandala by Chatelaine.

The completed project will look like this.

I hope you are having a great stitchy time and getting lots of projects completed. I do have some haul on the way and I will post that as soon as I get it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Weekly Stitching and Haul

Happy Tuesday Ya'll! This sun is shining bright here today and should be in the upper 70's. I am so excited the weather is getting nice and will be decorating my porch in flowers soon.

Since I finished two projects recently, I thought I should reward myself with a new start. I saw this hanging in an LNS about 20 years ago and knew I had to stitch it and I should not have waited so long. This is Angel of Love by Lavender and Lace.

I joined a round robin group on facebook and my mini introductory round is finished so I was able to join a large round for May. I actually joined two but only have one project to show you this week. The first one is a Band Sampler and I wanted mine to start off with an alphabet. I may add some vines and flowers around the alphabet, but I haven't yet decided just what I want to use. I am very excited about this as I am a big fan of band samplers and I can't wait to see what everyone adds to my piece.

I also joined one that is a Lizzie Kate theme and I have chosen Dog Rules for People. I will be able to show my start on it next week.

I got my first RAK this past week from a friend of mine. Gothic Cross by Heaven and Earth Designs. I did purchase the thread over the weekend and I already had fabric that would work, I plan to start this soon.

I don't have alot this week but hope you enjoy this post!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Good Morning! I hope you all had a fabulous Easter. Although we had rain last night, the weekend had nice weather and some great food at my grandmothers.

I am very excited to be able to show a finish this week. I started this piece at the very first retreat I went to. It was held in Nashville about two and a half years ago.

This is Old Glory by Rosewood Manor and it is stitched on 14 count aida called Brown Sugar by Under the Sea Fabrics.

I also joined a round robin group on facebook and you have to participate in a mini round robin before you can join a larger one. I am working on the mini right now so I can start a large, regular one in May. This is one of the pieces that I stitched on this past week. I did the top row.

I am not sure what I will stitch on next. I am thinking that I will have a new start with Angel of Love by Lavender and Lace and then pick up another wip-just not sure which one yet.

I hope you have a great stitchy week!

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Adventure

My blog is for the most part about stitching but I will occasionally stray from that topic to have a little discussion or something I want to share with my Porch visitors and today is one of those days.

I have embarked on a new adventure and I wanted to let everyone know since I am very excited about it. I have become a consultant with Jamberry! I have used the products for quite a while and thought about becoming a consultant but just had not taken the plunge until now. I wanted to share my website to show the products that are offered. We have everything from nail wraps, gel kits, and nail polish to cuticule pushers, cuticle oil, and nail buffers. Oh and a monthly nail box subscription! I would appreciate a look and if anyone would like to do an online party to help me get started-I would be greatly appreciative. In fact, if you host an online party with me in the month of April or May, I will give you a free nail wrap. Feel free to email me or comment on this post if you are interested.