Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead...I mean finished!

Hello, my faithful readers. It is time once again for me to update my blog. Things are finally slowing down for me, which should give me time for a little more stitching.

Here is my latest finish, just finished last night, as a matter of fact. Yes, Stoney Creek's Stardust and Moonbeams Witch is finally done!
She turned out rather well, if I do say so myself.

And I have been stashing, buying books and threads and floss and fabric.

I finally have all Teresa Wentzler's books.
These two stitch books I have wanted for a while, so they are a nice addition to my expanding library.
I have been wanting to learn needle painting, so these were a must have! Besides, those little birds are so darn cute! ;)

I bought this fabric for my Victorian Sampler Gingerbread Stitching House, as well as the Gingerbread Etui Stitcherama cyberclass I'm taking in September. Plus Thea has hinted that a new gingerbread building will be released this fall. Made sure I bought lots of fabric, so I wouldn't run out.

This fabric is for some Halloween ornaments I have kitted up. And I think it will go with quite a lot.
These are from a birthday thread exchange for one of my Yahoo groups. The top one is from Jeanne and bottom one from Meg. Thanks so much, ladies! I sure got spoiled!
Here is my stashing efforts for the last month. Lots of fabric and threads to play with! Have been a very good customer at my LNS, Thread'n'Eye. The chart with the charm was in the discout bin for $2! What a steal!
A couple blog posts ago, I showed you my flower beds, so now here are my containers. Love watching my herbs and tomato plants grow. And I am trying something new with my flowers and urns. Pink flowers to match my new pink chairs! You know I love my pink! Plus, the last picture is my pride and joy, a gardenia tree!! My mom picked it up for me while visiting my sister the beginning of the month. The blooms smell so beautiful.

Last week my DD graduated from Grade 8. The dinner and awards ceremony was lovely, emotional and very sweet. DD won both the music and art awards. Afterwards, us parents watched our children get into a limo for their own private celebration. They went to the lake and a variety store, and drove around reliving memories. A great time was had by all.

Will be working on getting my stitching projects in order, they are kind of un-organized right now. My craft room has been used as a dumping ground for scrapbooking and stitching things, and I need to do some tidying so I can get some exchanges ready to go out for a couple of my Yahoo groups. This means your ornament, Tricia! ;) And then I want to get caught up on ATW, and work on my two BAPS TW Designworks Spring Carousel Horse and Mirabilia's Cinderella.

Well, we have come to the end of another update. This is the first holiday weekend of the summer, Canada Day on Sunday. Hope everyone enjoysthe coming summer, winter for my friends in the southern hemisphere! Chat soon!

Monday, June 18, 2012

June TUSAL Update

Seeing as my family will be busy with DD's grad ceremony tomorrow, I thought I should post my TUSAL tonight for June, so it's not late! I promise I will blog much more about all my stashing, stitching (or lack there of!) and the Graduation! I may even have a finish to show very soon! Chat soon, I promise! ;)