Sunday, July 7, 2019

June Wrap Up and Year to Date Progress


The first week of  July has flown by.  I worked extra hours last week and seemed to spend all of my free time sleeping. 

I did finish several projects this month, including the large project I have been working on for my oldest son.  He will be moving into his first post-graduation apartment soon and this will be a house warming gift.  It is 11 x 14 and I will frame and matt is in black and red.

Once I finished this, I was able to make progress on finishing some of my other starts this year.





It felt great to finish so many projects!!

I've also challenged myself to a "start a day" for "Christmas in July". I'm behind on my Christmas cards and this will help me catch up.  I've already finished three of my starts!

Year to date I've finished 64 of 95 starts.

Happy Stitching,

June Smalls SAL


Happy Late July 4th!  And late Smalls check in. Thanks to Mary with Mary's Threads for sponsoring this SAL.

I have one new start for June, a unicorn

I will make another post for my June wrap up and year to date progress.

Happy stitching,

Sunday, June 2, 2019

May Wrap Up and year to date progress


With only three finishes in May, I feel that my finishes are falling behind.  I have 53 finishes out of 93 starts.

However...I have been devoting most of my stitching time to a large project and I am happy to say I finished it yesterday.  Since it was technically a June finish, I'm not going to post a picture yet, but the completed piece is 11 x 14.

I did finish the cards for several stitched pieces



And I'm starting to make cards that are paper only.




I will always cross stitch, but it does take a lot of time and sometimes I want to make a quicker card.  And I'm also combining the paper craft techniques with cross stitching. 

Stay tuned as I explore more of my creative side.


May Smalls Update


Happy June!  The sun is shining in Colorado and I think the snow is finally done.  I say I think, because we have had some late snow storms and I'm done with it.  In fact, it snowed during my oldest son's college graduation ceremony, which of course, was outside!!

Thanks to Mary of Mary's Threads for sponsoring the Smalls SAL. As mentioned before, the commute to my new store has drastically reduced my free time, but I did manage two new starts this month and three finishes.  The starts and finishes are a birthday card for a friend and and the words for a baby card.


The other finish was a Christmas design.  I find myself falling behind on Christmas finishes and need to get stitching on these. 

 Thankfully I finished the large project I was working on yesterday, which will give me more time to focus on Christmas.

Here's the words for the baby card, combined with a prior finish to make the completed baby card.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, May 3, 2019

Aprils Smalls SAL


Boy am I late in posting.  I was recently transferred to a new store and now have a longer commute and my spare time seems to have vanished.  I'm also working on a large project and am spending much of my stitching time working on it.

First, thanks to Mary's Threads for sponsoring the Smalls Sal!!  I did start and completely finish one small this month, a simple Christmas design

And I managed to finish a few other smalls from March.   



My oldest son graduate college on the 9th and I made cards for he and his roommates.   I have the cards completely finished and will post pictures later as time is short today.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, April 4, 2019

March Smalls SAL

Hello fellow stitchers. I'm a little late on my post as I just finished working 9 days in a row.  I was so tired the last few days that I just didn't have the energy to log on.

And I didn't finish many projects this month as I have been busy working on a larger project.  My oldest son graduates college next month and will be moving into his own apartment. I've been busy working on a large housewarming gift for him.

On to this months finishes.  The two Halloween pieces will be put on blocks and used as decorations.


These two are intended for cards as I know two different people with pancreatic cancer. 


I also finished one piece I started in February.  This will be a card.

Again, not many finishes this month, but I am making progress on Joe's project.  It's a four page pattern and I have about 1 1/3 pages done.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

February Wrap Up


Hello Friends,
March came in like a lion for us in Colorado with very cold temperatures and snow.  We spent some of that time celebrating family birthdays and just hanging out inside.

I did have a few more finishes for February, all from the Stoney Creek Winter 2017.



I used the recommended floss and banded ornaments and love the way these turned out.  I finished the last piece in the series a couple of days ago and will post a picture of that in my March Smalls update. However, here's a picture of the set.

Year to date progress through February
36 finishes out of 59 starts.

Stay warm!