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!


Deb said...

WOW! You have been busy. Witchie looks wonderful. Beautiful stitching. Love the plants. Is that a double bloom Hybiscus plant? Congrats on DD graduation and the new stash. Happy stitching! Deb

Gillie said...

Congratulations on the witchy finish! Is there any housekeeping money left or is it short rations this summer, lol? Lovely pictures of your pots.

Bea said...

Your witch looks fantastic - you did a lovely job with her. And great stash! Lots of wonderful stitching to come.

Love your plants. I have black thumbs, not green ones, so I garden vicariously through my friends. LOL

DUSTY said...

Your Witch looks great, I have the A-Z embroidery books and love them. There is still a couple more of them that I want to get. They are a great reference. All of your stash is wonderful. Happy stitching. BTW. Love the pink chair and the lovely flowers.

Mouse said...

oooo cute witchy :) and mmmmm rather a wee bit of pennies been spent there lass ... hope to catch up with you soon in that dept
and nice goodies on your exchanges too :)
love those pink chairs and looking forward to seeing your tidy craft room and stitching too :) love mouse xxxxx

Kathy Bradford said...

I love your witch those are the kind of witches I like pretty ones Great stitching

tiffstitch said...

Congrats on finishing the witch! She looks perfect. And what yummy fabrics and threads.. :)

Anonymous said...

The witch is cute. She's also in my stash to stitch!

Kelly said...

Witchy looks fabulous, congratulations!

Denise SA said...

She is such a happy witch and I love the flowers

Anonymous said...

I have to say, that is one of the cutest witches I've seen. Happy dancing for you.

Donna said...

Gorgeous stash and I love that witch !!!


Jo said...

Your Stardust and Moonbeams Witch looks fantastic, she's so bright and cheerful. Congratulations. LOVE the pink chairs, they'd look fab on our patio!

xsfav14 - Chele said...

Wow love your SC Witch! So very cute! Love all your stash - what fun! But I especially love, love, love your bright pink lawn chair and matching table!!!!


Maureen said...

What a cute finish ..contracts. love love love the pink chairs!

sandy98221 said...

Your witch turned out so sweet!
Love your container garden and flowers. Wish I liked to garden but I just don't. I did quite well at supporting some online cross stitch stores as well as The Silver Needle in Tulsa Oklahoma last month.

Tati said...

Oi Melissa muito lindo seu blog e trabalhos amei e ja estou te seguindo e te convido a conhecer o meu cantinho espero que goste bjinhos

EvalinaMaria said...

Witch is beautiful, congratulations!

Evalina, This and that...

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I love your finish of the witch.
Also, what a haul of stash.
Your flowers are so pretty.

Meari said...

That's some great stashing!

Your container plants look great. Mine are barely hanging in there with the heat. :(

Congrats to your DD for completing 8th grade.