Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thoughts on stitching from stash

I recently opened an account on pinterest. I look at a lot of needlework and very often see a pattern and wonder of wonders I.ALREADY.OWN.IT. So I think I am going to start putting pictures of my stash on my pinterest account to remind me that I can shop/stitch from what I already own....sometimes it just takes me a few minutes......

later deb

Bees SAL...late....

OK, Diana and I cannot come to a meeting of the minds, but we did decide on a date and topic....September 15 and of course, bees. We are going to be stitching bees and will start on September 15. We will post our picture updates on Saturdays (right???) and will finish when we finish. Since I am working on smalls, I am going to start with this, Summer Solstice by the primitive hare. I bought my threads in August and will start on September 15 (itching to start now....). I have several other bee patterns that I have purchased this year that I would like to get stitched. So, if you like bees, feel free to stitch with us for as long or as little as you like...this is very informal, but fun.

later, deb

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Stitch from Stash and other noteworthy news?????

OK, this has been a terrible month for me as far as spending....when I get stressed I do all the wrong things...I eat and I spend on needlework. So, I am going to call this my "free" month and not report how badly I did for the whole month....I did buy $14.47 in DMC floss for 3 (or is it 4) "bee" projects, but I ain't 'fessin up to anything else. And I will check with Mel to make sure that I am doing this correctly, because I do want to follow the rules.

Edited: I checked with Mel and my free month of August means that I do not get penalized for my spending, but I do not get the $25.00 for the month in carryover, so I will start September with my July ending balance of $36.30.

I worked on Prairie Schooler 2012 freebie (Halloween)...this is where I was:

and this is where I am as of a few days ago:

I am taking Friday as a day off in addition to our Monday Labor Day holiday, so I am hoping to get him finished this weekend. And the other noteworthy news is my sister Diana and I are going to do a personal SAL starting September 1 on one of our "bee" projects. I will get back with you on the details this weekend and will let you know which project, so if you would like to sal along with us (very informally) feel free.

later, deb

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Giveaway winner....

is Renee G. Please send me an email with your contact information and I will get this in the mail to you this week.

later, deb

Monday, August 4, 2014

My Quilt is Here!!!!!

Do you remember the pictures of the quilt that my sister Diana has been making for me? Well, it arrived here today in all of its finished glory and I.LOVE.MY.QUILT. It is machine pieced and entirely hand quilted. Pictures and descriptions below:

Back of quilt from the side to show the toile that was the start of the quilt

Back of the quilt lengthwise...not enough toile for the complete backing

The dark blue and white gingham for the it

Lengthwise view of the quilt top

With my decorative white pillows

Close up with the decorative white pillows

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My First Give Away

I am giving away the Just CrossStitch 2013 Halloween Special Collector's Issue. It is in pristine condition and coming from a non-smoking, no pet home (yes I love animals, just don't have any).

Just leave a comment on this post only. You must post by 8:00AM Eastern Standard Time August 9, 2014. I will then draw a name and let you know who won!!!

later deb

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Stitch from Stash and Smalls SAL update.....

I shopped and stitched.....didn't get any stitching finished....I had a starting balance of $56.30 +$25.00-$45.00=$36.30 balance to carry over to August.

I bought Just Bee Limited Release chartpack by Hands on Design (picture from website)

EDITED: I seem to have not made myself clear--I BOUGHT Just Bee, but I have NOT stitched the pattern. The above is just a picture from the website of the designers stitch and finish.

I decided to get the Ornament CD as I have very limited storage in my living situation and this is just a better idea. I am thinking of doing a give away for the issues that I do have...more on that later as I will need feedback from you.

later, deb