Sunday, September 2, 2018

August Smalls SAL

09/02/2018

Hard to believe it is September 2 already.  Christmas is right around the corner, do you have your holiday stitching done?

Thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus for sponsoring this SAL.  This SAL guarantees I post at least once a month!

Several finishes again for me this month, many of which are intended for Christmas cards.
 

 

 




 


 













This book mark will be a birthday card for a friend that reads books, vs. an e-reader and loves bats.  It's perfect for her.

And this original design is for a birthday card for someone turning 50 this year.  I love the quote

And this beauty is another UFO from 2016

Here's my year to date recap
     171 finishes out of 182 starts
     1 finish from 2015 UFO
     28 finishes from 2016 UFOs
     26 finishes from 2017 UFOs

And I already have 2 finishes for September, but that is a post for later this month!

Happy Stitching,
Michele



Thursday, August 23, 2018

That's a finish!

08/23/2018

One of my goals for this year, was to finish-finish more projects.  And I'm happy to say here are four such finishes.

 Three Sue Hillis designs from Creature Feature. These went to my oldest son  as he wants to decorate the  house he is renting.  When I asked him to make sure they do not get thrown away, his response was that they would still be hung up when his lease is up next summer...BOYS!

 


And a finish-finish on a Lizzie Kate pattern.  I'm not sure where I will hang this one.  Maybe I'll give it to Joe for Christmas.

I'm starting to get the hang of this finishing technique, so don't be surprised if you see more.

Toodles,
Michele



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

July Wrap Up

08/01/2017

July was the month of finishes and I'm happy to say I added one more to the count.

Drum roll please...my year to date progress.
  • 156 finishes out of 166 starts
  • 1 finish from 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 27 finishes from 2016
  • 24 finishes from 2017
  • 104 finishes from 2018


I'm planning on digging out more UFOS from 2017 this month, but should have a few new-new starts as well.

Happy stitching!

Michele


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Cards galore

Along with the cards I showed in my last post, I also made the ones below.  I need to get started on making Christmas cards, bat that will be another day.
 





Ok, I guess cards galore is a little misleading,  it seemed like more when I was making them.

Happy stitching!

July Smalls SAL

07/29/2018

It took a day longer than I meant to, but here's my Smalls SAL update.  Thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus for sponsoring this.  And I am very glad that all is well with Heather.

I focused on finishing projects this month, but did manage a few starts as well. 

Below is a card I made for someone I used to work with that was in a serious car accident.  I adapted another blackwork pattern I have and experimented with distress ink pads to create the paper.

And here's a card I made for someone else I used to work with that had a baby. The pacifier was made earlier in the year, but I added the birth details and assembled the card.

And here's the last item I started and finished this month.  It will go on a Christmas card.
And in no particular order, below are the rest of my finishes for the month.


 

 

 

 



I was really happy to finish so many items this month and I plan on continuing this trend next month, although I need to get started on more Christmas items.

Happy stitching,
Michele



Thursday, July 26, 2018

It's done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07/26/2018

It's done.  It's finally done.  What's finally done you ask.  Well, started in 2015

And continued on  February 9, 2018.  I was determined to finish it!

Worked on throughout February, and then I had to take a break on Feb. 28, 2018
I was making great progress, but I was tired of stitching black floss on 28 ct  fabric.

OK, It's now July and I'm really focusing on finishes. "C'mon Michele," I said to myself, "You can do this!"

July 15, 2018

July 22, 2018...so close
Then, VICTORY!!  July 25, 2018
At 12" tall and 10" wide, this is by far, one of the biggest finishes I have done in a long time.  This was the first time I ever purchased the recommended fabric, which is 28ct Eek! Cashel  Linen by Picture This Plus. I also purchased the hanger and hope to finish that part this weekend.

I'm rockin' the finishes this year!

I will post my smalls either tomorrow or Saturday, but I am so proud to have this "beast" done, that I had to give it it's very own post!

Happy Thursday!

Michele



Saturday, June 30, 2018

June Smalls SAL

June 30, 2018


June has flown by and while I didn't stitch as much as I would have liked, I did manage to finish a few projects.

Three Lizzie Kate projects



 






A Thanksgiving Hootie by Pinoy Stitch













Frankenstein by Sue Hillis Designs












A Christmas pattern by Leisure Arts.  Lots of cards yet to make, so I need to get cracking on my Christmas smalls.  I liked this one so much I started another, which should be finished in July.












And some Mill Hill Zodiac kits to use for birthday cards.
 

 


Year to date progress

137 finishes out of 161 starts

  • 27 finishes from 2016 starts
  • 24 finishes from 2017 starts
  • 86 finishes from 2018 starts.
Happy July 4 a few days early,

Michele