Friday, June 23, 2017

June Theme-Tas-Stitch Check-in

Hi y'all,

How is everyone doing?  I am doing great.  This month's theme for Kerry's SAL was garden/floral.
I was able to work on this WIP.  It is called Butterfly and Roses by Marie Barber and it was in the Apr/May 2012 JCS issue.  Since the boys are out of school for Summer break I have been working on this early in the morning before they wake up.  I will continue to do that until they go back to school.  I made great progress even though I had to rip a lot out.  The swirls in the bottom right rose threw me off.

I have a new start as well.  I am doing this on the weekends (fri-sun).  I hand-dyed 28 ct Monaco fabric a red-orange color and I love it.  This is called Summer chalk by Hands On Design and was in the June 2016 JCS issue.

I will continue to have this as my weekend project.

Well that is all for now.  Thanks for looking at my blog.

Mary

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May Smalls Check-In

Hi y'all,

Sorry I am a few days late for the May check-in but I have a major finish to show you.  In case you are wondering what May Small's SAL is, it is a wonderful SAL hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus.


My contribution for this month is the completion of Cirque des Circle by Ink Circles Designs.  It is stitched on 14 ct black Aida and Carrie's Creation Thread in Bluebird. Now all I need to do is order a frame.


I do have some things I am stitching on but will post in a future post.  

Thank you so much for looking.
Mary

Monday, May 22, 2017

May's Theme-Tas-Stitch Finish

Good evening everyone,

I am so thrilled I have a finish to show you.  The theme was monochromatic design and I was out of town visiting family and I didn't know how much stitching I could do.  I made this pillow for my mom as part of her Mother's Day gift and she loved it.

I got home yesterday and I am going to have limited stitching time during the summer because my 3 sons are already out of school.  I will do as much as I can.  I am so close to finishing Cirque des Circle and I can't wait to show you.

Thanks for looking,
Mary

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April's Smalls SAL Check-in

Hi y'all,

Hope you are all having a great weekend.  My husband and I are still trying to get over the cruds.  I think mine has turned into sinus congestion but all is wonderful.

I am participating in a lovely Smalls SAL hosted by stitching lotus .  It is a lot of fun, go check it out if you enjoy stitching smalls.  It is low key, low pressure.

Here are some smalls I was able to finish this month.

I love making biscornu's.  I found some orange, blue and pink variegated floss at Hobby Lobby and was able to match up buttons and beads in my stash.  Here is the 1st one, I made the pattern as I went along.

I don't think I showed you this one but it was a free design that use to be on The Prairie Schooler's website a long time ago.

Lastly, this is called Hop Square by Lizzie Kate.  I haven't sewn the bottom closed (sorry).

Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend.
Mary

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Theme-Tas-Stitch April Finish

Good morning everyone,

I am sorry I am late posting my finish but I caught some kind of cruddy mess late Thursday and I am finally feeling better today.  My doctor said it was almost like the flu. Yuck!  Unfortunately, I passed it onto my husband and he has to go out of town this week on business.  I felt so bad for him.  Oh well, we will be fine.


Thank you for KerryP77  at Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict for hosting this SAL. It is low pressure, lots of fun, and you can join whenever you want.




Well, I did a different take on April's theme and went with an umbrella, or parasol.  It fits more with the rest of my smalls and is very appropriate for April.

This is a freebie that can be found here.

Thanks for looking at my blog and have a wonderful week.
Mary

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy Tuesday

Good Afternoon everyone.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, Passover or weekend.  My 2 oldest sons have to try to raise money for Football so they did that on Saturday.  Other than that, it was pretty low key.

Now on to the good stuff.  A few weeks ago Cathryn over at Cathryn's Place Blog here had a giveaway and I was fortunate to win this chart by Lizzie Kate called Fall Y'all.  Cathryn is the designer for Blueladie Designs and she also has a wonderful message board here.

I can't wait to dye some fabric so I can start this.  I love fall and autumn.  Thanks again Cathryn for hosting the giveaway.

I have a 2 FFO's to show you.  These finishes are several years old so I am not sure of all the information, but I will try.  Please excuse the bottom of these finishes; I still need to hand sew them closed.

1st finish is an oldie from San Man Originals Design.  I found some plain green fabric for the back and it matches the color of the frog.

2nd finish was a free design from a Facebook group but not sure which one. This was done about 2 years ago.


Sorry the pictures are so dark but it is cloudy today and I don't get much sun in my house.

Here is an update on my WIPS:

Here is Cirque des Circle.  Gosh, is it hard to work on black.  I told my family that I can't do it anymore.  I am sure for small projects I will make an exception, just not right now.


I also pulled out this UFO and put it in my rotation.  It is called Butterfly and Roses by Marie Barber and was in the May/June 2012 JCS mag.

I also have a new start by Ink Circles called Cirque des Triangle.  It is on 32 dyed fabric by me and Carries Creation floss called Highland Hills.  Much prettier in person.


Thanks for looking at my blog. I'll be back on Friday 4/21/17 for Theme-Tas-Stitch check-in.

Mary


Friday, March 31, 2017

I have 2 check-in's today and some finishes.

Good morning everyone,

Can you believe tomorrow is April.  Next week my 3 sons will be on Spring break so I am not sure how much stitching time will occur, but I will try.  I guess I will kit up a couple of small, easy projects to alternate with my Ink Circles wip.

Thank you to Heather at Stitching Lotus for hosting the 2017 Smalls challenge and Kerry at Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict for hosting Theme-Tas-Stitch.

Here is one from February I forgot to show you. It is called Love You More and was a freebie on Hands blog here.


This month's smalls only consisted of three.  One I showed you on 3/17/17 and was the St. Patrick's shamrock freebie by Brooke's Books Design.  The other one is called Winter Garden by Turquoise Graphs and Design and was in the JCS Sept/Oct 2012 issue.  So much beading but totally worth it.  I can't wait to turn it into an ffo.

This little cutie is an oldie by Sanman Originals Design.  I will make it into an ornament.  It is called Easter Tulip.

Now onto the March Madness.

Here is an update to Cirque de Circle by Ink Circles.  I can't wait to have this done and my son is getting excited to have it completed.


Here is an update on White Tigers.  I made tremendous progress this month also.

And lastly, another Turquoise Graphics and Design. It is called Christmas Wreath and is from JCS 2010.


Thank you for looking at my blog and my stitching.  Hope you all have a great weekend.
Mary

June Theme-Tas-Stitch Check-in

Hi y'all, How is everyone doing?  I am doing great.  This month's theme for Kerry's SAL was garden/floral. I was able to work...