Saturday, November 25, 2017

November Smalls SAL check-in

Good Afternoon everyone,

Thank you again Heather @thestitchinglotus for hosting this monthly SAL.


I apologize for always being a day or two late.  This month I got sidetracked by Thanksgiving.  In the USA we always celebrate this tradition on the third Thursday of November.  It is a time to gather with friends and family with a thankful heart.  We usually do not travel this time of year so it was just my husband Bill, my 3 sons and myself.

Everyone who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and for those who do not I hope you have had a terrific November.

I have exciting news!! Jo at Serendipitous Stitching has interviewed my for Blogger of the Week.  I am not sure when my turn is but I was so humbled.  I am somewhat neglectful of my blog but I will get better.

Well, I only have two smalls for the month and the first one is the completion of November for Connie G's 2017 Rainbow SAL.  I finished the circle and quite a bit of the brown.

I ordered a special pillow form from Ebay that should get here in about a week.  I cannot wait to have this done to give to my son Brentley.  It has been so much fun to work on.

My second one is Brewhaha with some alterations.  This is a freebie Here and it is from Plum Street Samplers.

If you guys watch Flosstube or on Facebook then you know about the SAL called Nomostitchmo and is a spinoff of nomowritmo.  You stitch 50 stitches a day on a project which is the perfect motivation to finish the second house.  My husband said I could stitch it for February instead of for Christmas which I am so happy.  I didn't think it could get done for Christmas.  Here is my progress so far.

I am striving to complete it by Jan 1st and I feel confident I can do that.  I also pulled out my seasons in chalk in Summer by Hands on Design that was in the 2016 JCS.

I am having so much fun with this one and can't wait until it is finished.  This is another wip I hope to finish by Jan 1st.

I asked my mother what her favorite flower was and she said Tulip.  I am really surprised that Nora Corbett didn't have a Tulip fairy however, 123stitch! had this one and she liked it.  I am waiting for it to arrive.

I ordered the beads, Kreinik and 32ct Lugana in Taupe from Stoney Creek.  I also picked up the DMC floss at Michael's.  Aren't they pretty?

Well that is all for now.  I probably won't have anything done for Theme-tas-stitch so I will catch you on December 29th for the final check-in of 2017.

Thanks again for looking,
Mary

Sunday, November 5, 2017

October 2017 Smalls Check-in -oops alittle late

Hi everyone,

The lovely Heather at The Stitching Lotus is hosting this wonderful SAL.  I am sorry I am so late in posting my work.  Time flew by.

How is everyone doing?  Things are really going well here.  I wish the sun would stay out instead of hiding but I will deal with it. 

I have 2 finishes for October, plus I finished October's circle for Connie G's SAL and I have a non-stitchy finish.

So my first finish is what I call "House 1"  it is a pattern I made from pic2pat of my in-laws house.  I am currently working on "House 2" and I don't have to finish it until February.  My husband told me today we can have it done to give to my sister-in-laws for what would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. I will dedicate 2 good days per week on this project to get it done.

Second finish is the Happy Thanksgiving from RedBearDesigns on Etsy.  The picture isn't great but I finished it into a hoop.

Third finish is the October section of Connie G's 2017 Rainbow SAL.  I used DMC variations 4050 called Roaming Pastures.

My non-stitchy finish is a pillow I made out of son's old t-shirt.

The Front:

The Back:
You can take the pillow form out to wash the t-shirt if it gets dirty.

Again, I am sorry I was late but thanks again for looking.
See ya in a few weeks.
Mary

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