Thursday, January 30, 2020

January 2020 Smalls Check-In

Hi everyone,
Can you believe it is the end of January?  I hope you have had a great few weeks and got lots of stitching done.  I have a few things to show you.

My first small is a free chart I found  here
It is on the Janlynn website.  They have a lot of wonderful freebies.  It is towards the bottom on the right side.  It is Flower #4 in the series.

I bought 2 of these pretty frames on clearance at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  It fit perfectly and my sister-in-law loved it.  I decided to put beads in the middle instead of DMC 310.

I also completed December cupcake by Durene Jones.  I have officially stitched the entire series.  It was such a delight and I love them all.

That is all for now.  I have been working on a larger project.  Can't wait to see everyone's finishes.

Have a great weekend and happy stitching.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

My big finish





Hi y'all,

Hope you have had a really fabulous January.  Personally, it has been the pits, to put it mildly.  However, stitching wise, it has been amazing.  I have a few smalls to show you next week, but I wanted to show you my big finish today.

It is called Swans and Shears Mystery SAL by Tempting Tangles Designs.  She is one of my favorite designers.  I changed the colors and used silk threads from Carrie's Creations Thread.  I sure do miss Carrie (she is no longer in business) but understand that things change.

I stitched it on 32ct off white Belfast that I coffee/tea dyed. I had to wash it and unfortunately the colors bled.  Luckily, everyone said it just looks like it was dyed that way.  I know eventually I will get over it, just not yet.  I worked on this on and off for at least a year so I am not getting rid of it. 

Thanks for letting me share my pride and joy with you.
Until Friday, Happy Stitching
Mary

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

December Smalls Check-In

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week and joy and celebration.  I wanted to post my finishes today in lieu of Friday.

Thank you again to Mary at Mary's Thread for hosting the Smalls SAL for 2019.  It has been so much fun to meet new stitchy friends and admire everyone's work.

I have 2 finishes for December and they are both Christmas presents.

1st is for my SIL and it is Mill Hill Beads and Buttons Kit called Teal Mask.  I really enjoyed stitching this one.  I made some mistakes; but I covered it up so you can't tell. 

The second finish was Snowflake SAL by Stitchonomy.  I did this as a gift to my mom since she loves the color purple.  It is done on iced-dyed 28ct Monaco fabric and DMC jewel & metallic threads and Mill Hill beads. This is the 2nd SAL from Alyssa I have participated in, and it has been so much fun.  She is such a sweet and generous designer.  She has a new SAL starting on February first called House Plants SAL and you have until January 31, 2020 to signup.
 Her website is:
https://stitchonomy.nl/

Oops, here is my finish


If you get on her mailing list she will explain how to join the SAL if you so desire.  There is also a Facebook group called Stitchonomy Stitch Alongs to talk and show off all of your Stitchonomy work.

Well that is all for now.  Thank you all for subscribing and commenting.  See ya in 2020.
Mary

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Novermber's - Smalls SAL

Hi everyone,

Today is still Thanksgiving Day in the US and I hope everyone who celebrated enjoyed their holiday.  We had a great day, a little sad because my oldest son couldn't make it.  He attends college in another state and it didn't make sense to come up here for 2 days.  I will see him in a few weeks for Christmas break, so I am excited for that.

Anyway, thank you Mary at Mary's Threads for hosting this fun SAL.  I am a day earlier because I am unsure how busy I will be tomorrow since my husband and 2 sons will be home for the day.

I only have 1 finish to show you, but I have been stitching on a lot of larger projects.  I have completed November's- A Year In Cupcakes by Durene Jones.  I can't believe I only have 1 more month to go and then it is complete.  This has been such a fun project.

I look forward to seeing everyone's post.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Mary

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween- And A Finish

Good evening everyone,

Now that Halloween is about to come to a close and November is knocking on the door, I thought I would pop in and show you my latest finish.

This was a free design called Drawlloween 2019 by Alyssa at Stitchonomy.  I did substitute about 10 squares for different motifs.  This was so much fun to do.

Alyssa is also hosting a Christmas SAL and you can sign up here.  She also has a Facebook page called Stitchonomy Stitch Alongs.  It is going to be a small one about 75x75 without border and will be different snowflakes.

Well that is all for now.  I am trying to rotate between Swans and Shears SAL by Tempting Tangles and a Christmas SAL.  Hope to finish them soon.

Have a great night!
Mary

Friday, October 25, 2019

October's Smalls Check In

Good Morning everyone,

It is hard to believe this is the last Friday in October.  I hope you had a great month and were able to get lots of stitchy time in.

Thanks again to Mary at Mary's Thread for hosting this fun SAL.

I have 2 Halloween projects that I started and completed this month.  The first one is the completion of October's - A Year in Cupcakes by Durene Jones on Etsy.  I only have 2 more to do and then the set is complete.  I have really enjoyed stitching this series.

I also finished this Halloween Stitch Along from Cute Mermaid Designs.

Sorry the photo quality is bad but it is the called for colors on Lime Green 28ct Linen.

Thanks again for looking and have a great month.
Mary



Friday, September 27, 2019

September-Smalls SAL Check-In

Good Afternoon,
Gosh, the month got away with me but here we are, Autumn.  My favorite time of the year.  I have a few stitchy things to show you, 1 that I fully finished less than an hour ago. 

My first finish of the month was September's A Year In Cupcake.  I just love this cute till squirrel.  Now that I live in a house that is surrounded by trees, I get to see squirrels all the time.  We just love to sit and watch them sometimes.

2nd finish is Think Autumn by Lizzie Kate.  I just love how this turned out.  I am now done with this series which is a bummer because they were such a fun stitch.  I didn't use the called for colors, I just chose colors close to the picture.

Last but not least, I have a page finish on Still Life with Sunflowers.  Only 35 pages left.  Haha.  I haven't picked this back up for a few weeks, so hopefully I can work on it over the weekend.
What it will look like when done.
Well, I am going to go look at everyone else's wonderful work.  Hope you have a great weekend.
Mary




January 2020 Smalls Check-In

Hi everyone, Can you believe it is the end of January?  I hope you have had a great few weeks and got lots of stitching done.  I have a f...