Thursday, June 30, 2016

Some new stitchy goodies

Hi everyone,

Well it is almost the 4th of July weekend.  My husband, Bill took off tomorrow so he can have a 4 day weekend.  Thank goodness it has cooled down into the 80's because the 90's is way too hot for us. I am not sure what we are doing yet but it will still be nice.

I am always putting charts on my ebay watchlist in the hopes that one day I will actually buy them. My husband told me to buy some charts since we were making a purchase anyway.  I am sorry the picture came out blurry but I got Rosetta by Ink Circles, Watermelon by Fancy That and a chart by The Prairie Schooler.


I then made a small purchase from 123stitch!  I bought some 9x13 test swatches to see which one I wanted for the Rosetta.  I chose the one in the middle which is 32ct Joblean in Sandcastle.  Now I have to pick the perfect floss.  I also bought some cream Luguna and some pretty beads so I can do Winter Flowers by Turquoise Graphics and Designs.  It was in the JCS 2012 Christmas Ornament Preview issue.

I have also been working really hard on my Circle Des Cirque by Ink Circles.  Here is an updated picture.

I have done some small finishes but I am waiting for the kids to go back to school until I put them together.  I will post them when I am completely done.

I hope everyone celebrating the 4th of July has a fun and safe weekend.

Mary in Kentucky

Friday, June 17, 2016

More finishes as promised.

Good Morning,

I have a few more finishes to add.  I have finally found my stitching mojo since last year was so chaotic.

First, May from Hands on Design.  I loved the soft colors and is so pretty.


I love daisies, they are so cheerful and remind me of Spring.  This is I believe #332 from the Floss Box.

This is the front:
and the back:
This little hanging ornament pillow was done as a one day challenge on the 123 message board.  It is an oldie from Sweetbriar Designs.

The next 2 are some ornaments I made.  The one on the left is from Ursula Michaels and was in the Nov 2014 CS-N magazine.  The one on the right is a Sanman Originals Design.

And I saved the biggest finish for last.  I was able to finish this early this week.  It is called Words on Palko-Lap's blog.  It is no longer available and the SAL is complete. I loved stitching this.

That is all for now.

Have a great weekend.
Mary

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Well Hello Summer

Hi everyone,

I struggle with deciding whether people actually read my blog and that is why there are so many gaps.  I am just going to post anyway because if you are like me I love looking at everyone's work but don't really make comments.

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  My 3 boys are out and they are relaxing and keeping out of the heat,

I have had 23 completed projects so far this year.  I am going to backtrack and post some today and some tomorrow to show.  I have many that need to get made into pillows and ornaments so I will show you after they are completely done.

This biscornu called Simple Hearts by Elizabeth Needlework Designs- JCS 2015 ornament issue.

The next one is April by Hands On Design.  It is from 2014 CS-N magazine.

This is Quaker Heart by Gazette94 blog. Struggled with making it into a pillow.

This is a pillow I made my mom for Mother's Day.  I incorporated all the things she loves.  I am so glad she loved it

Well that is all for today.  I will post some more tomorrow.

Thanks for looking at my blog.
Mary