Friday, July 27, 2018

July Update- Smalls SAL 2018

Good morning everyone,
Thanks again to Heather at The Stitching Lotus for hosting this event.


I hope you had a really wonderful July.  This month has really flown by, especially this week, because of school preparation.  My kids go back to school on August 9th. 

Here is my first finish of the month.  It is July Mini Bunnies by Handblessings Design in the Aug 2018 JCS.

My fabric was too soft (I used Joblean in Queen Anne's Lace) and I couldn't get the bunnies to cooperate so I just added another star instead.  It is such a cute addition to my basket.

My second finish was Baby's First Christmas from Frony Ritter Design and was in the 2016 JCS Christmas Ornament issue.  I did this for my husbands Nephew and wife since they had a sweet baby girl at the end of June.

Lastly, I finished Persuasion by The Sampler Girl and it was in the Feb 2009 JCS issue. I love the sentiment of the words because we all need that reminder sometimes.   I just realized that all my finishes were from the JCS magazine, haha.  I do tend to stitch a lot of things from there.  Anyway, I just need to find a frame for it.  I loved stitching this one.
Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend!
Mary

Friday, July 6, 2018

A small patriotic finish

Good Morning y'all.

First, I would like to thank everyone for their kind and wonderful comments from my last post.  It really means a lot to me.  Second. Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July for all those who celebrated.  We kept it low key since it was too hot to cook out.

I have a small finish for the week.  It is July mini bunnies by Handblessing Designs from the Aug JCS 2018 issue.  I have really enjoyed this series a great deal. 
I stitched this on 32ct Joblean in Queen Anne's Lace.  I struggled stitching on this fabric so I think I will stay away from Joblean.  For those who like a softer fabric you would really enjoy working on this.  I had to substitute the ducks for a star because I could not get it stitched right.  I still love it.

I also started Blessed Land by Tempting Tangles.  I am using Desert Sand 32 ct Linen by Wichelt.  It is super stiff but since I work in-hand I like it.  It called for African Daisy Joblean but I didn't want yellow fabric for this design.

Believe it or not, that is 504 stitches.  I am really enjoying this piece, I am just scared to the stars.  Wish me luck.  I am going to put this one down next week and work on some Christmas projects.  I will come back next Friday with some updates.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Mary

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 sh...