Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas In July...Done!

Well my faithful readers, my ornaments are done! All done but the drying. These little treasures will sit on my craft table until tomorrow, then one will wing its way to my partner, Tricia. The others are for me, or maybe not. Someone might get one for Chistmas. I am so happy they are done! Till next time, chat soon.
...Now back to my regularly scheduled stitching! Hopefully I managed to wash off all the glue. Teehee ;)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's raining, it's pouring... Yay!!

Hello again, my faithful readers. It's time once again for an update.

As the title suggests it's raining here in SW Ontario, and boy am I glad. It has been so dry and hot for the last few weeks. The grass is brown, but the weeds are green! I hope this evens things out! lol

On to the stitching! I am using my iPad with Blogger to post, and it doesn't always let me put pictures in the order I would like to, so please bear with me.

Th first picture is from a chocolate exchange with one of my Yahoo groups from Deb Kluges. It's a lovely piece of 28 count linen in a luscious raspberry chocolate colour! The picture does not do it justice! Thank you so much again, Deb!

The second picture is some stitching I have done for another Yahoo group. It's a combination of an exchange and challenge. Heading to visit my parents tomorrow to raid Mom's fabric to finish them up. One gets sent to my partner, and the other two I keep. My exchange ornament will be on its way to you early next week, Tricia!

The third picture is my July TUSAL update, both for the last month and year to date.

The fourth is my progress on Mirabilia's Silver Moon Tea. I had to completely rip it out and start again as I couldn't find where I made the mistake. It's coming along much better now that I restarted it. And for all my Pink ladies from the Stitching Hangout, this is my July Pink update, because: a) I am tickled pink that I got rid of the frogs plaguing me, and b) there is some pink in this project, just a bit by the brown of her hair!! lol Hopefully more pink will show itself as I continue to stitch it. ;)

Last week DD and I trekked to the big city for some retail therapy. Of course no trip to the big city is complete without a stop at our LNS. I picked up some floss and fabric and goodies for a Birthday thread exchange for The Stitch Specialists Yahoo group. (pictures will be in a later post, after my partners recieve their packages) I have the items all bought for my last two partners, which will both go out next week.

But I couldn't resist a little something for me! Those scissors in the 5th picture were screaming at me, yelling "Buy Me!". Plus I have lovely freebies of cheetah-y needlework patterns that these scissors were made for! That is what I am sticking with.

My last picture is the Thread Exchange for The Stitch Specialists Yahoo group from Theoria from South Africa. As you can see, she spoiled me absolutely rotten! I am still fondling all the lovely threads and bits and bobs! lol. Thank you so much again, Theoria. I can't wait to play with everything!

As well, just today I got an email from 1-2-3 Stitch saying that I have a $10 gift certificate from Barbara Crawford to spend there, in the same birthday exchange. I have had a great stash week!

Well we have come to the end of my update. Hope the weather is treating everyone well, wherever you are. Chat soon!