Monday, October 23, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Can you believe that October is almost over??? I sure can't. This year is flying by and I am getting the urge to start planning what I will start next year. Do any of you make plans for the next year and start kitting?

I feel like I haven't stitched much this week but I really have gotten quite a bit done.

Christmas Pickle by Mill Hill
I started this on Thursday and finished it Saturday. I think this is so cute and I am planning to stitch a few more on fabric for gifts.

I worked on Henry VIII for the other amounts of time that I was able to stitch this week. I was able to get the first long column of page two done and started the second column of page two. There were a couple of threads that I needed to fill in the empty space on page one that you see in the picture. I now have those threads and am filling in that area before moving on any further with the second page.

I am going to a retreat in Bowling Green, Ky on Friday and Saturday so hopefully I will be able to put in quite a few stitches then. If you are ever interested in retreats, you should check out Katrina. She has them all over and she is open to coming to your area if you request one.

Have a great week filled with lots of stitches!

Friday, October 20, 2017


I haven't had much stitching time so no update until next week on those projects. I have always said stitch friends are the best to have and I am singing their praises this week as I received gifts from friends. I am so thankful and blessed.

My friend Mandy gave me a birthday gift.

And a large bag of coffee nut m&m's.

My friend Susan sent me these.

My friend Sharon from Canada sent these lovely things. We normally send each other stitch items a couple of times a year.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Weekly Stitching and Haul

I was able to stitch more than usual this past week and I got quite a few stitches in on several projects.

I am getting closer to a page finish on Henry but confetti is starting so it is a little slower now.

Henry VIII-Heaven and Earth Designs

Needles and Pins-Theron Traditions

I started this one a good while ago and haven't worked on it in quite some time. I have to rip out the blue line, as it is supposed to be red and will do that this week. I finished Mississipi and Illinois and the portion of the red line above those.

One Nation-Bygone Stitches

I started a couple of new things.

I love the Wizard of Oz and this pattern was in a magazine, the Cross Stitcher issue 281.

I also started Fire and Ice. I have had this pattern for several years and it will be a gift for my husband. I have the companion piece called Golden Ice but haven't started it yet.

I am trying hard not to purchase anything right now. I will be having a total knee replacement on October 31 and will be off work for about 12 weeks so I need to not make any purchases.

However, I have wanted one of these lap/table stands since I saw it and since my birthday is coming up, I got one. They are made by Michael Hope and his wife Bonnie is on several facebook groups that I am a member of and that is where I saw it. I can't sing its praises enough as it is fantastic and the best gadget I have purchased in quite some time.

I hope you all have a great stitch week!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Glendon Place Special

I received an email yesterday for a special that Glendon Place is offering. They have 16 designs included in this special. If you purchase the pattern, you get the thread for it for free.
The patterns that are included in this special are:

Sleepy Hollow-GP161
Pretty Pumpkins-GP112
Witching It Was Halloween-GP110
Monster March-GP147
Franky the Thinker-GP128
Vinny the Vampire-GP130
Reindeer Games-GP162
Give Thanks-GP149
Harvest Gourds-GP153
Come Sit A Spell-GP181
Outrageous Owls-GP163
All Hallows Eve-GP192
Frank's Family Portrait-GP194
Autumn Ala Round-GP213
Eerie Express-GP211

Weekly Stitching

Henry VIII-Heaven and Earth Designs I am very close to a page finish. I can't wait to see Henry appear.

The Kings and Queens of England-Bothy Threads

Old World Santa Book 2-Prairie Schooler
I mailed this off today.

I don't have any haul to show. I did go to Joann's yesterday as they had a 40% off your entire purchase coupon. I got some DMC thread that I was missing for a few projects and some fabric as I am going to try to make some project bags for myself. Wish me luck on that!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Happy Fall Y'all!!! Our weather is supposed to have fall temps this week and I can't wait. I am so looking forward to that cool, crispness in the air and going to the Pumpkin Farm. I will finally be able to sit on my front porch and stitch and enjoy the weather and colors of fall.

Needles and Pins-Theron Traditions

Kings and Queens of England-Bothy Threads
I need to do the backstitching on three of them but will go back and get that soon. Saturday night, my husband spilled his drink on this project. I just have to say, he is a very lucky man that it did not stain my project.

Old World Santa Book 2-Prairie Schooler
I am stitching this as a gift. There is a group that was set up to stitch as many of these as possible for a fellow blogger/flosstuber and they are to be mailed out the first of October. I don't want to give her name out as she may possibly read this, I will post that once it has been mailed and received.

Dog Rules for People-Lizzie Kate
I have been participating in a Lizzie Kate Round Robin for the past few months and this week I received my project back. I still have to stitch the top and bottom line for it to be finished but I am thrilled with it. This week will be busy and not sure I will get it finished as I need to get out the Prairie Schooler Santa and a Band Sampler I am working on for another round robin but I hope to be able to get this done by the end of October.

I only bought thread this week for a few projects as far as haul goes. However, I did get a fabulous basket to keep my wips in. I purchased it at the At Home store in the laundry storage area. I saw it a few weeks ago and kept thinking about it so I went back for it. It has wheels on it and is deep so it will hold quite a few wips. I filled it with 10 of those slim plastic cases and about 10 of the mesh project bags and they all fit. I failed to take a picture of it filled, but will do that for the next update. Here is a pic of what it looks like.

I hope you all have a great week filled with stitching!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Random Act of Kindness

I have always said that stitching friends are the best ones to have. However, I believe that more all the time. The more I participate in groups on facebook, watching flosstube, and the interaction I have with those that read my blog, it really renews my faith in goodness and that there are people in the world that do what is right and take care of each other. It seems that you see so much destruction and discontent in our world these days and it just warms my heart to be a part of a group that is so kind and gracious.

My friend Susan saw that I liked the Lavender and Lace and Told in a Garden patterns from my posts here on the blog and she sent me some gifts. I didn't have any of the ones that she sent me and she also sent an Elsa Williams kit that is beautiful. I can't wait to start them all.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Judith Kirby Halloween Houses

Are you looking for these? They are out of print and going for huge prices on ebay or stash selling groups. However, as I was watching a flosstuber (Reading and Stitching), she mentioned that there was a store in Michigan that has them for retail. I called them on Friday and the designer has given this store permission to reprint. They are selling them for 9.95 each and I am very excited to have gotten them both. Stitch N Time can be reached at 989-781-5209. They were super nice on the phone and more than happy to help with this purchase.

By the way, you can also read the Reading and Stitching blog here.

Game of Thrones Tapestry

I always love to see anything needlework related and especially when it is featured in a popular television show or event that many will have access to. I just think this craft needs to be kept alive and engage others to want to become a part of the community and produce their own works. I thought you might all be interested in this.

Click on this link to see all of the information.

Game of Thrones Tapestry

Weekly Stitching

It is Monday and I am not moving very fast yet. I have my coffee and hoping it will perk me up soon.

Henry VIII-Heaven and Earth Designs

Needles and Pins-Theron Traditions
I love this project. The colors are beautiful on this fabric and just so much fun to stitch.

Kings and Queens of England-Bothy Threads
This is such a quick and easy stitch and they are so cute!!!

I hope you all have had a great week with lots of stitchy goodness. What have you been working on?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Victorian Motto Sampler Giveaway

Victorian Motto Sampler has beautiful thread, fabric, and projects that you should definitely go check out. A friend gave me a package of threads from her line and they are gorgeous and they feel good to work with. There was a giveaway posted today to where you can win a box of her new autumn color line. I wanted to let you all know so you could go enter and hopefully win some fantastic thread.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Under the Sea Fabrics Sale

Under the Sea Fabrics is my favorite place to buy hand dyed fabric. I met Leslie a little over two years ago at a retreat and she is just fantastic. The sale going on right now is the Anniversary sale from when she first opened her business. You will get 15% off your total purchase and just use the code Anniversary17 at checkout. The sale ends the last day of September. Be sure and tell her that I sent you.

Leslie will also be opening up some spots to join her Fabric of the Month program at the end of September/first of October. She has a large variety of options available and at different price ranges to fit all budgets.

Thread Heaven

Do you use Thread Heaven?? I do and am disappointed to find out that the company owners are retiring and they will no longer be in business. They announced on their facebook page yesterday and that they no longer have any stock, everything has been shipped out. So, when the stores sell all they have, that will be it for this product. I know there are other brands and you can use beeswax but if this one is your favorite, you should stock up now before it is all gone.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Pattern Sale

I always like to share sales with everyone as it is great when we can find a deal on stash. Everything Cross Stitch has a sale on Halloween patterns right now.