Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday......

I thought I would take the time to upload a couple of pictures of my WIP that I'm stitching on right now.

The first is SB Pink Snowman that I had PLANNED on starting on Aug 1 with the Facebook SB Snowman SAL.  Well, life happened, and I didn't get a chance until the end of  Aug to get started on my Pink Snowman.  But at least I started it.  Actually the body was all stitched in, but I didn't like the way the top part of him was stitched.  So I ripped it out last night, and I'm restitching it back in today.

The other project is MBT 10 Commandments.  I am SOOOOO HAPPY to have the top 2 big motifs all stitched in, and now I'm working on the words inside.  There will be other smaller motifs that will have the red in them.  The blue is Gloriana Midnight Silk and the red is NPI 503.

That's all I have to show today.  Hopefully I can get some smalls finished this week!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

JN Frightmare House!!!!!!

YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!  (squealing loudly in my house)  WOOHOO!!!!  WOOHOO!!!!

If you have heard my squeals of delight when I get a new project, then you most likely heard that in your head right now!!!  All my close stitching friends know exactly what I'm talking about!

I had to call The Silver Needle to see why I had not gotten my JN Frightmare House kit as I saw last Friday and Saturday on Facebook JN Junkies that others kits were arriving.  Then it dawned on me that perhaps when I had ordered the kit back in July that was the credit card of mine that had been hacked by THIEVES on Aug 21 and went on a shopping spree until the credit card company called me to tell me of the charges.  THANKFULLY the credit card company called me to confirm some charges but they weren't mine so they cancelled that card and sent me a new one right away.

First thing Tues after I got the new card, I called The Silver Needle and sure enough, the card had been denied, and they had tried to call but the phone number on their file was an old one from AZ.  So I updated my phone # and credit card # with them and I now have the kit!!!!

Just look at my wonderful new Frightmare House chart, fabric for the house and the mouse (yes Kimberly....another mouse to add to my collection), my mummy needleslide, black pins and the wonderful Jelly Belly jellybeans that The Silver Needle puts in the packages!  Plus you see the black tissue paper that the chart is laying on that it came wrapped up in.  I always feel like it's Christmas when I get a package from certain needlework shops that ship that way.

Ooooooo I want to start it NOW but I know more likely it will be this weekend when it gets started!  Now off to pull the DMC to put with the chart!


September TUSAL report.....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our hostest of our TUSAL SAL.  You can click on her picture above or her blog link to find out more about this.

I had been working on a JN sampler that I will show you here in the next few days.  So that is where a lot of my ORTs came from along with the small ornaments I've been stitching as well.

Here are all my ORTs in my small tin before I dump them in the big jar.  I do keep a small ORT catcher on my lapboard when I stitch but then I put them in my small tin to hold until I blog about it.

I think it's a pretty nice collection since I last posted my ORTs.  Now back to my regularly scheduled stitching today before I make a new recipe for dinner which will be Fiesta Beef & Black Been Enchilada!  I hope it turns out good.  It looked easy enough.  LOL

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Smalls SAL.....

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can click the link above or her blog name link!

I have been stitching on a LOT of things this month, but I did find time to finally cross stitch the JN Happy Birthday whimzi for myself!!!  I've been wanting to do it for years, but you know how that goes......another project comes along and it gets pushed aside.

Here it is.  I did change the color of fabric and whimzi frame for mine.  I did have the yellow fabric and antique brass looking whimzi, but it just was not appealing to me to stitch it on the yellow or put it in that antique brass frame.  I did keep the colors the same and added the 2 small crystals on as called for on the chart.  I just LOVE how it turned out.  Happy Birthday to me....Happy Birthday to me!  LOL

As I was cleaning up my sewing room, I stumbled across this JN Scream Girls whimzi's ALMOST finished!  I couldn't believe it!  So I quickly finished stitching it up and framed it as well.  This is not the whimzi frame JN put this design in originally, but it is what I had on hand.  The original whimzi frame had a ghost on the front of a greenish frame.  I think it still looks nice!

That's all I have to share for my Smalls post today.
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Contest Winners!!!

First off, I am sorry for being so late in posting the winners names to my Birthday Contest.  I got home Sunday and was just TOTALLY exhausted from moving DD back to college last week and trying to visit with family the short time we were in TN.  Then the next couple of days was getting back into the regular routine, and then DS started back to High School on Wed.  So has been an eventful week thus far.

But you don't want to read about all that so let's get on to the FUN STUFF!  Like PRIZES!!!

Prize #1 for the  Long Dog chart, Ginger is the winner!!!!  
Prize #2 for the Jennette Douglas Designs chart, Jorja is the winner!!! 
Prize #3 for the fabric, Terri is the winner!!!

Ladies, please email me your mailing addresses so I can get these prizes packaged up to mail out to you!!!  

Thank you to all who entered my contest!!!  I hope you like your prizes!!! 

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Happy Birthday to me & a CONTEST!!!

WOOHOO!!!!  Today is MY BIRTHDAY!!!!  I just LOVE my birthday and everyone else's birthday.  If you know me personally, I LOVE LOVE LOVE giving gifts for birthday to family and my close friends!

Now YOU can share in celebrating my birthday with me as well by entering my Birthday Contest.  Rules for the contest are only that you are a follower of my blog, and if you post this contest on your blog, you get a 2nd entry.  Leave a comment and tell me which prize you would love to win.

Prize #1 is a Long Dog chart called Bois le Duc.

Prize #2 is Jeannette Douglas Designs Appalachian Spring Sampler chart.  It can also be made into a needleroll if you don't want to frame it.

A close up picture of the sampler as the first picture doesn't show it well.

Prize #3 is a 21" x 28" piece of HDF 5201 White 36ct linen.

I will mail anywhere and I will be drawing the prizes Monday Aug 15.  That way you can share my blog with your friends to enter to try and win.

One last birthday picture that I thought was too cute not to share.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

TUSAL time again.....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our host for our TUSAL each month!  You can click the picture above or her blog link to be taken to see what TUSAL is all about.

I seemed to have a LOT of ORTs this time.  You can see how they are spilling over my little ORT tin that Pat made me.  I keep an ORT catcher on my lapboard when I am stitching and then transfer them to the small tin to save til posting time.

I'm off to stitch a little before going to an appointment.