Saturday, August 31, 2019

August Smalls Check-In

Hi Y'all,

Wow!  Can you believe that it is Labor Day weekend? It is a federal holiday celebrated in the United States  to honor men and women in the work force.  I hope everyone who celebrates has a fun extended weekend, and for those who don't celebrate it I hope you have a fabulous weekend too.

Well, this month began when my 2 youngest sons went back to school.  That gave me about a week to hang out with my oldest son Bradley before he went off to college.  He has been there for about 2 weeks and so far so good. 

Even though it has been crazy getting back into our family routine I have been stitching up a storm.

I only have 1 small finish completed but I have been working non-stop on my rotation of larger projects. I even have a new start for Halloween.  I love Halloween and it is my favorite holiday by far.

1st off is July's Cupcake by Durene Jones.  I am a month behind but I am not worried.  I have started on August and should hopefully be done by the end of the weekend.

This is part 7 in A Year In Cupcakes and I purchased the pattern in her ETSY shop.

I have really enjoyed stitching these cute cupcakes.

The second thing I wanted to show you is part 1 of Stitchonomy's 2019 Halloween SAL.  I have no idea how I stumbled upon this designer but I am so glad I did.  It is a free SAL and the link to sign up is Drawlloween2019
I am using some 28ct evenweave (I think it is Jubilee) it is a discontinued 100% cotton fabric.  I eco-dyed it with black beans.  I post how I did this next week.  I didn't write the words or the symbols on the sides because I am waiting on the floss list.  The link didn't work yesterday.  It officially kicks off on October 1st.

Lastly is a non stitchy finish,  I have been addicted to watching DIY projects on YouTube.  I wanted to try my hand at making a wreath.  I made this football one and my youngest son wants it.  I have 2 more wreaths to make so stay tuned.  It is simple but I love how it turned out.  It looks better in person.

Now I am off to look at everyone's fabulous smalls.  I hope you have a great month!
Mary






6 comments:

  1. Your cupcake is gorgeous, and I do love your wreath. It's very unique, and I can see why your son has claimed it.

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  2. Very cute cupcake! It's always nice to get back into the routine, though I'm sure you miss your college age son! Thanks for joining the SAL!

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  3. Hi Mary! Such sweet projects you shared. I love the cupcake stitch. I can see why your son wants your wreath...it is so perfect for the upcoming college football season. Come by and see us...we have a three part freebie this month that is adorable and you may like. Have a great week. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  4. Nice job keeping up with the cupcakes, they're so cute! The SAL looks fun. I quit doing SALs as I just don't keep up and then lose interest. Love the football wreath. It's way cool says this football fan!

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  5. That cupcake stitch is adorable but I love the wreath!!! What a clever idea and I"m sure it looks even better in person, I find that happens a lot to me. I think it's difficult to take photos that show the beauty and creativity of our work.

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