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.











Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Haul

I had ordered these two patterns about a month ago and one of them was on backorder and they came yesterday. I can't wait to start them both.




Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekly Stitching and Goodies

Welcome to April! The weather here was fantastic over the weekend and I am so ready to plant flowers and decorate up my porch for the spring/summer season.

I am so excited as I stayed up a little too late last night but I have a finish! 272 Words by Primrose Needleworks. I started this piece on October 30, 2016.



I have a second finish this week as well. I did this square as a gift for a friend.




I have to say that my stitch friends are just the best. I got a goodie bag from one of my friends and isn't it fabulous??


My friend had already given me ABC on this set, so she just added to it.










I subscribe to Under the Sea Fabrics Fabric of the Month and she has a wish list option and that is the one I do. I just tell her each month which color I would like. This month I received Georgia Peach and I am considering stitching Villa Mirabilia on it. If you are looking to do a fabric of the month, definitely check out Leslie's site.



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Update, Retreat, and Haul

Welcome everyone! It has been two weeks since I posted and so glad to be back to share some goodies with you.

I attended a retreat this past weekend and had a fabulous time. The retreat was held at Lake Cumberland and has been for the past 8 years and this was my second year attending. There was a group of 14 and it was so nice to sit and stitch, laugh, eat, and just have a relaxing weekend shared with other stitchers. We stayed at Pumpkin Creek Lodge, a cute smaller lodge separate from the main lodge. We had a large sitting area room with a fireplace, our stitching room, and a kitchen. The view from the balconies was of a marina with boats docked. It was even prettier at night all lit up. The weather was fantastic and we were able to open the window in the stitching room and have a nice breeze blowing through.

We ate at the main lodge restaurant a few times but went to Giovanni's pizza for lunch on Friday and then on Saturday afternoon we had a great treat by going to a place called Betty's. The food was amazing and the service was great. Our server really made our experience an enjoyable one but the food was some of the best southern cooking I have had in a while. Just a small taste of what was on the hot bar: Stuffed green peppers, salmon, fried catfish, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, and the most fabulous looking desserts. We ate until we couldn't eat anymore and took dessert back to the lodge for later. There might also have been a couple of stops at a fudge place for goodies as well.


This is the Pumpkin Creek Lodge and the room to the left was our stitching room.




This is a picture of the main room as you go into the lodge.





I worked almost the entire time on 272 Words in hopes of finishing it, however, I ran out of one color and had to stop on Saturday afternoon. I only have a portion of the border to go and here is what it looks like now.



I worked on a Shepherds Bush stocking on Saturday evening but I failed to take a picture to post here.


I wanted to share a pic of my friend Denita with the project she was working on. The Rain Queen by Mirabilia and it is gorgeous. She was finished with the stitching and beaded on it during the retreat.



Nessie, the retreat organizer had some fabulous prizes that she gave away and I was lucky enough to win one. Isn't this basket fantastic?




I had requested the first two patters from Katrina at Crossed Threads to get at the Nashville Market so she had these for me at the retreat. Take a few minutes and check out Katrina's site, if you don't see what you are looking for, she can order for you. She also does many retreats throughout the year and they are all listed on the site as well. Not to mention she drives the Thread Box-a fabulous van that has specialty thread hanging on the walls. They are great fun and I would love to see you at one!

Peace by AuryTM, this is the third in the series. Joy and Faith are the other two and I have those started and just needed this to complete the trio.



Let Freedom Ring by Lila's Studio Isn't this fabulous! It will go perfect on my patriotic wall.



I tried hard not to look at all the goodies at the retreat as I planned on purchasing only those two patterns but my friend Denita came across this one and I had to have it.



I hope you are all having great fun stitching away this week and hopefully I will have a finish to show you next time!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekly Stitching

I am very excited to share my stitching this week. I was able to finish all of the wording of the Gettysburg Address. It is my goal to finish the bottom section and the border by the end of March.





I had a small bit of haul this week. It is Lily of the Valley by Nora Corbett with the fabric, threads, and beads. A stitcher had posted it for sale on the 123Stitch message board and I got it all for only $20!! That was a deal I couldn't pass up.



I hope you are all staying warm and enjoying the project you are working on this week!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Welcome to March! I hope the weather is nice where you are. It has been rainy but much warmer here in KY over the past few days. It was wonderful to have the windows open yesterday and let the fresh air in.

I have only worked on 272 Words this past week. Here is where I was at when I started this week.




This is where I stopped last night. It is my goal to finish this by the end of March. I am on the last three lines of wording and I only have left the info about the Gettysburg Address at the bottom and the border around the entire piece.



I also had a big surprise this week. My Millenium Frame arrived!! I ordered it on September 16, 2016 and it finally made its way to me. I am very excited about getting it but very disappointed in the quality of their customer service as I had to email and call several times and had been told it was shipped two months ago,even though it was only shipped a week ago. So, I am hoping it will be worth the wait and hassle of trying to get it. Do any of you have one? What do you think of it?

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Good Morning everyone! I am glad to be back today and all the moving is almost done. We had planned on getting the remaining items moved over the weekend but my husband was a bit under the weather so it will wait until next Saturday. However, I was able to get quite a bit of stitching in over the weekend and I am so glad. It was nice to relax and watch netflix and flosstube while stitching for many hours. So, I will get started here showing what I worked on.

I had started the 4th ornament in the Brooke's Books Advent Animals and I am almost finished. I only need to stitch the border.



This is a picture of 272 Words the last time I posted a pic of it.




This picture shows the progress I made this past weekend.



I also worked on the Giant Harry Potter by CloudsFactory. The first picture shows the small start I had posted the last time.




This picture shows my progress. I do have to frog out the last blue motif on the right side. I was frustrated so just put it away yesterday and will rip out the next time I pick it up.





I do have a small amount of haul but failed to take pictures so I will get that up later this week. A stitcher had posted on one of the facebook stitch groups a couple of weeks ago about having found magnetic boards at Target for $3. After work that day, I ran to our local Target but they did not have them. My mom was able to find them at hers, so I had her to get me two of them. I added some of my needleminders to one of them over the weekend. I should be able to fill up both of them by the time I unpack all of my minders. I had been looking around for awhile and was so excited to learn about these. I think I might wish I had purchased a couple more.




What have you been stitching on? And how do you display your needleminders? I hope you all have a great stitchy week.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Stitching

We are in the process of moving so there hasn't been much stitching going on. I did finish this ornament, the #3 of Brooke's Books Advent Animals. We should have all in the new house by the end of the week so tons of stitching will commence after that! I hope you are all having a great February.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Hello everyone! I hope your February is off to a great start.

I am almost finished with number 3 in Brooke's Books Advent Animals.




I started a new project this month for the Harry Potter SAL on a facebook group. My friend Cindi and I joined together and are cheering each other on. I don't have much done on it so far. This is the Giant Harry Potter by CloudsFactory.




I don't have much to show this week as my husband and I are moving. We are in the middle of packing and getting all ready to go. I must say that I hate packing and I hope we never decide to do this again. Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Good Morning Stitchers!! It is quite cold out today but the sun is shining bright and it's going to be a great day.

I have a finish!!
Brooke's Books Advent Animal 2

The first picture is the one that I had posted the last time.







I stitched on 272 Words for the first time in a couple of weeks and very pleased with my progress.








I also worked on Save the Stitches.




Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly Stitching

It is really hard to get going today. I think all the rain and dreary weather just has me moving slow. I have had my coffee and hopefully it will kick in soon. I hope you all had a great stitchy weekend.

I worked on Save the Stitches over the weekend. Some of the work isn't exactly like the pattern as I am doing it on aida and some of the stitches work much better for linen. So, I have changed a little of it.




I started a new project on the 17th for the Year of Starts with Stitch Maynia on facebook.



It will look like this once completed.



I have a mini finish!!




I hope you all have a great week!

Monday, January 16, 2017

FlossTube Feature-Mischievous Stitches

I haven't posted a feature on someone that I watch on flosstube for awhile. I have a new girl to introduce you too-she just posted her first video this past weekend.
Lorrie is fantastic and my bestest friend in South Carolina. We met a few years ago when she was my secret santa and sent me some pretty fabulous gifts and we have just remained email and phone friends. Check out her video and subscribe!


Weekly Stitching

I hope everyone has had a great week and got lots of stitching time in.

I started the second Advent Animal by Brookes Books.




I worked mostly on Save the Stitches by Blackwork Journey. I was very intimidated by this piece as I had never done a piece that was primarily blackwork but I love this piece. I have barely put it down over this past week. The pattern is free and the site has several other great freebies as well. I have plans of doing a couple of the others once this one is completed.




My plans this week include a new start! I joined an event through Stitch Maynia on facebook where you start a new project on the 17th of each month. I am still contemplating what it will be but I am thinking it might be a Christmas one. I should also have some haul to show later in the week. I ordered some things last year and they have now been shipped and set for delivery so I am hoping they will be here tomorrow. I am very excited to share those. I hope you all have a great week!