Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Overdue TUSAL report....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our host for the TUSAL each month.  Please click on her blog to see what she has been up to or the picture above.

I am very late in posting my ORTs for November, but I had a very busy Sat the day the full moon for posting them.

I don't think I had as many ORTs this month as I did last month but my big jar is getting full.  I can only imagine how full it will be for next month. 

So until next month's posting.....HAPPY STITCHING!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fundraiser for my son's tennis team....

I am asking you to help my son's tennis team in their Coupon Book Fundraiser. The sales from the Coupon Book will help our Beavercreek tennis team. However, they have a link for family and friends to purchase a coupon book filled with SO MANY coupons for shopping and dining for their families and friends area that they live and help support their team as well.
The price is $30, but that is $25 for the book and $5 for the shipping of the book for your specific city and state.
All you have to do is to click on this link below under the Save Around, and it will take you to the website to the website Suport Our Groupos to sign up. So let's help Daniel and his Tennis Team by purchasing a coupon book!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

I want to honor and wish all our Veteran's a very HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY today!!!  Thank you for your sacrifice and for all you have done for our freedom!!!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Gift for a friend.....

Last week, my husband and I flew to see his former boss retire from the AF after 30years!!!  It was such a wonderful retirement ceremony and then a small reception after the ceremony.  Ch. Browning was such an amazing boss to everyone, and we were so blessed that he was Ted's boss here at Wright Patterson AFB for a short time before moving to TX.  There was an additional reception that night to share in their special day.

I had to raise my camera and zoom in close to the ceremony to not photograph all the people sitting in front of me.  That's why it looks like there is only partial pictures.

The last photo is the gift that Ted and I gave him.  Many of you know I was cross stitching MBT 10 Commandments.  I did not want to say that it was for Ch. Browning as I didn't know if by some weird chance he would see it on my blog.  The 10 Commandments was stitched on 36ct Legacy Edinburgh Linen with Gloriana silk in Midnight and NPI  503.  I wasn't able to present it to him, but Ch. Browning did see it when Ted and I were at there and he was THRILLED with his gift along with the many other gifts on his table. (I am sorry the picture is crooked.  That was my fault for holding the camera slightly crooked to keep the glare off of it while taking the picture.

Yes.... I will be restitching this one again for Ted's promotion to Colonel.  So be sure to watch for the WIP of it to come....most likely after the Christmas season.  I am finishing up some things right now.

Thank you for reading my blog.  I hope you have a wonderful day.


Friday, October 27, 2017

October Smalls......

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for our Smalls SAL.  Please click her link above or on her blog link that is highlighted.

I have been working on many things as usual this month, but I do have 3 completed projects finished to share. 

I had stitched this 2002 PS Santa earlier this year but did the finishing on him this month.  I will show you October's Santa next month which was PS Santa 2004.  He IS STITCHED .... I promise.  I just didn't have time to get his finishing done for this post.

Here is a PS freebie card made into a small ornament that is backed with felt.  This was such a fun quick little one to make this month.

Lastly, I leave you with something of the Halloween design.  This one was completely stitched and has been for a while now.  (We won't say how long it has been stitched but when I get into the "finishing mood", I just have to look in my sewing room and there is ALWAYS....ALWAYS.....something to finish.

Just Nan Over the Top Boo tin.

That's all I have to share today.  Hopefully.....I will have more to show next week! 

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October TUSAL.......

Yep.....it's that time again for our TUSAL report!!!  Sharon of It's Daffycat  is our host for our TUSAL report each month.

Here is what I have to show since my last TUSAL report.  There is more in there than what it looks like as I think I smashed it down too much taking it from my little ORT holder to put in my small ORT tin for photographing.

Now I need to get back to cleaning and stitching for today!!


Friday, September 29, 2017

September Smalls Post.....

Heather from Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  Be sure to click on her blog link to see what everyone has been up to stitching for Smalls!

I had quite a few smalls to do the "final finishing" on so I made sure to get those done.  So let's get started with the pictures!

This is Just Nan True Blue.  It has been stitched a while and I have had the frame laid out on my cutting table just waiting for it to be framed up.  However, when I do my "finishing" work on my pieces, I don't like to be interrupted so I had had it just laying there waiting patiently for me to finish.  I have been gone a lot here and there off and on all year long which is another reason why my projects weren't getting "finished" totally.

These are my parent's small ornaments for this year.  The angel is for my mom and Santa is for my dad.

This PS 2000 Santa was one I had stitchd with Janet back in May of this year.  However, my cord maker had decided to break at that time so my poor Santa was all stuffed and just waiting for the cording to be made.  Yes I know I could have made it by hand by twisting it, but honestly I am lazy on that chore when I can have a small tool to make it for me.  So I just waited to finish him til I had ordered a new cord maker. 

The last ornament is one that I make for my Knoxville, TN Krispy Kreme guy whom I always go see when I am in town visiting family.  He's become like family to my family so he now gets an ornament each year!!  This is MBT Merry Christmas To You from  the 2016 JCS ornament magazine.  This was stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen using Hand Dyed Fibers in premium.  The colors were Perfect Red 6209, Exampler Gilded Cage, and Willow Withies 3229. 

That's all I have to share for this month. 

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

TUSAL time again....

Yep....I am a day late for posting my TUSAL.  TUSAL....Totally Useless Stitch A Long.  This is hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  So be sure to click on her blog to see what Sharon has been up to.

I have quite a bit of ORTs this month.  Hopefully I can show you quite a few finishes during my Smalls posting.  But at least I did take the picture yesterday of the ORTs. 

Now after a full day of running errands here and there and to rush back home to meet the washer repairman, I am READY to sit and stitch the evening away.  Yes....my washer is torn up but he said I could still use it.  I will just do small loads even though he said it wouldn't hurt it if I did big loads.  Nope.....not gonna chance it.  Now to wait for the appliance store to call and say they have THIS part in stock.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Autumn contest

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having an Autumn floss give away.  Be sure to read the rules for entering her contest!  And what stitcher can't ever use more floss???? These lovely flosses are hand dyed by Nancy and are great to stitch with. So head on over to her blog to read and see these wonderful Autumn colors!!!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

LHN Autumnal SAL stitched project finished

WOOHOO!!!  I am doing the happy dance today as well as last night.  I finished stitching my LHN Blessed Are the Peacemakers for the LHN/CCN Autumnal SAL Saturday evening.  I decided to wait until today to post about it.  I will be doing the final finishing on this project this week and making it into a stand up cube.

This was a fun project to stitch up especially as I don't have very many Autumn stitched to display.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Day 2 of LHN/CCN Autumnal SAL....

Ok just a quick post for those who may not have a Facebook account or on the LHN Facebook page.

Here is where I stopped last night at 3:30 a.m.   Ok...early in the wee hours this morning. LOL

I do hope to get this finished today but we'll see.  I did have 3 quick errands to run this a.m. as I like to go do my errands first thing to start my day so I can have the remaning day to myself.  Especially this weekend when I am trying to only stitch.

Not too bad progress for Day 1.  I am sure I would have been farther had I not been checking back every now and then to see who had posted their LHN progress!  LOL  It's been fun to see what everyone is stitching on for this SAL!!!

Back to the needle and my spot on the loveseat!  

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

LHN/CCN Autumnal Facebook SAL

WOOHOO!!!  Today is our starting date for our LHN/CCN Autumnal SAL.  This is being hosted by Vonna on Facebook.  I have pulled my fabric out of the bag and pressed the 36ct V. Light Examplar for LHN Blessed Are the Peacemakers.  What a great day to start a new project on a Friday!!  Ohhhh who am I kidding???  Who doesn't love starting a new project!!!???!!!  (Guilty as spoken!) LOL

I hope to get A LOT of stitching done this weekend as DS and DH are heading out for a retreat this Labor Day weekend!!!  I could have gone on the retreat but I have been traveling so much this year thus far I just needed some down time to not GO ANYWHERE else as of yet. I have all my chores and errands caught up so I have NOTHING TO DO but cross stitch this weekend, and I am gonna love it!!

Happy Stitching everyone!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

August Smalls SAL......

It's that time again for our Smalls post.  Our SAL is run by Heather of Stitching Lotus and you can click on her link to see what all the participants have been stitching this past month!

I only got a few stitched which makes for only a few to be able to post about.  I did sign up for the With Thy Needle & Thread Summer Schoolhouse project and I managed to get it almost completed before part 2 arrived.  It arrived the day before I put in the last of my stitches.  Oh well.  I will call it close enough.  This is A LOT of over 1 stitching on 25ct Mushroom Lugana.  This project is stitched in the called for threads and fabric.  I am not ususally a huge fan of stitching big pieces over one thread.....no matter what count it is.  However, this was just a cute fun filled project that I just had to sign up for it.

This is my part 1 stitched only portion.  I am going to back it with regular fabric rather than the mushroom lugana like she recommended.

I am sorry for the lines on the sides as I have been extremely busy after getting my DD settled back into TN for her to do her student teaching and then DS starting school here.  So I have been playing catch up on chores, errands and other appointments and retirements that have taken my time as of lately.  So a few wrinkles can wait until I am actually doing the finishing on it.

I have been going back and trying to get other finished projects sewn up and actually finished!  This is PS 2015 Santa that I finished stitching earlier this year.  Now he is all complete and ready to hang on my Christmas tree this year!

Last project I have finished is NOT a stitched project.  I made a new cup organizer for DD to use at the school where she is doing her student teaching.  I would like to say that the high school she is teaching Chemistry at is my high school!!!  Yes.....I am A VERY PROUD MAMA!!!!   The patter for this mug organizer is Simplicity 2450.

That is all I have to share for this month.  I am still trying to finish up this month's PS Santa and so perhaps next week I can get it finished into the ornament along with the other 3 sitting on my cutting table.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LHN Autumnal SAL

I am soooo excited about the upcoming LHN Autumnal SAL on Facebook.  It starts on Sept 1 and ends Nov 1.  But you have to be a member of Facebook and then be a part of the LHN to join in.  It's super easy to do.

I have picked out my project, got it ordered and now......the waiting begins!  Here is what I am going to be stitching for the SAL.  I will make it into a stand up cube when the stitching is finished!

The chart came with the floss included and I ordered 36ct Vintage Exampler for the fabric.  I wanted to be able to stitch it using only 1 thread and make the cube small enough as well.

If I get that finished before the Nov 1 deadline, I hope to get the LHN Kindness also stitched up into a pincushion or small ornament.  Not too sure how I want to finish it.

That's all I have for now.  Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

August TUSAL.....

Here we are again for our monthly TUSAL report!  And today is the Solar Eclipse!!!  What a great day to be posting!!!  Sharon of It's Daffycat is our lovely host of the TUSAL.  Be sure to click on her blog link to see what she's been up to and to see the other participants of the TUSAL.

I did not have as many ORTs this time.  I have been traveling quite a bit which has cut into my stitching time as well.  Then having some bad Multiple Schlerosis days of fatigue cuts into my stitching time.  Oh well.

Here is what I have to show for this month's ORTs.

Also, today is my mom's birthday so I want to give a shout out to my wonderful mom!!!!  Yes this was taken back in June but we don't get into Knoxville very often so I always try to get a pic when I go in.  See how tall my kids are too!!!!  They have definitely gotten taller than their Mamaw and their mom.  In order from left, Daniel, Carolyn (my mom), me, and Grace.

That's all I have for today!  Happy Stitching everyone and Happy Solar Eclipse!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

July Smalls post.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our hostess of our Smalls SAL.  I love being in this group because I always have some sort of small project going whether it be an ornament for a gift or some small project for myself!!!

I want to share my LHN Liberty Belles that I stitched for a Small project for the Facebook Smalls Group.  This was a UFO and it had blue it in so it met 2 of the requirements that the Facebook Smalls challenge had suggested.  I got a little aggravated at the cording as I was glueing it on because the cord twisted on me at the very last minute when trying to join the 2 sections in the very front.  My red twisted back inward but I would have had to pull the whole cording off the box, remake another cording to lay down.  This one is for me and I can live with that little bit of red folding back on itself.  This project was stitched on 32ct fabric using Hand Dyed Fibers in premium silk.

This was a scissor fob for my friend Pat's birthday.  It was from the LK Collect Moments as the extra project on the chart.  But I graphed out her name instead of just using her initials.  I also used Hand Dyed Fibers in premium on this project as well.

This was a sled I gave as a gift to my best friend Karen.  I just LOVE these Foxwood Crossings initial sleds!!!!  They stitch up SOOOO QUICKLY!!!

That's all I have to share for this Smalls post!!!  Happy Stitching everyone!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Late TUSAL report....

Sharon of It's Daffycat is our hostess of our TUSAL reports.  I am a couple days late on this post as I was extremely busy on Sunday when we were to post our TUSAL report.

But I have ORTs to show and LOTS of them for this month.  My little tin that Pat painted for me was starting to overflow.

I'm off to stitch as I have had a VERY busy day today and tomorrow is looking to be the same.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Belated Father's Day present post.....

WOW!!!  Am I late or what for posting DH's Father's Day present??!!!  I told you about it, but I needed to take a picture of it before he took it to work and hang on his wall.  (Then I forgot to blog about it.  I'm sorry about that.)

This is Foxwood Crossing River Road Church.  I saw this stitched and framed at the cross stitch shop Dixie Darlin' in Pigeon Forge, TN.  I fell in love with this and just knew it was the perfect gift to stitch up for DH!!!

Now....back to stitching today on a Christmas present.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WIP Wednesday!!!!

I have been meaning to post this on my blog but one thing or another keeps getting in my way.  So I am doing NOW before I let one more thing stop me

I am participating in the All About Smalls on Facebook.  Our challenge this time was as follows:

The theme: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
Challenge Guidelines: 
1. This is a personal challenge, running June 2017 through July 2017. (Yes, you may start as soon as you are ready.) I won’t be tracking participation for this challenge, just too busy, so this one’s on your honor.
2. Choose a project from at least TWO (2) of the following categories:
• something *OLD* from your stash (even UFO’s)
• something brand spanking *NEW*
• something *BORROWED* (such as a finishing idea or palette conversion)
• something with the color *BLUE* in it (fabric, floss, beads, etc.)
3. Keep it small, y’all! The focus for this group is Smalls and small finishes. Size does matter!
4. Post your challenge project, in a separate post, “BEFORE” you commence stitching. Include:
• two categories (old, new, borrowed or blue) in which your project falls
• pattern and designer information
• why it will be a challenge for you
5. Share your progress, or lack thereof, weekly. When you post, please note that it’s about your challenge project. You are welcome to share any obstacles that you faced or successes, however small, that you achieved. And remember to give recognition to the fabulous designers that keep us in stitches.
6. Complete and fully finished challenge projects must be posted by August 1, 2017. Begin post with the word, “Challenge.”
7. Please be kind and supportive of one another. Offer encouragement, answer questions, leave comments and reactions.
8. Have fun!

Here is my start.  I will have a finish to show soon!!!  This is LHN Liberty Belles.  I can't remember the fabric count or name but I am using Hand Dyed Fibers picked as close to the colors suggested.

I hope to have a finish to show within the next week!!  

Happy Stitching!