Independence Day Roundabout from Heart In Hand, stitched on 28 ct natural Belfast linen over 2, with the specialty threads it called for (WDW & GAST). I hope to finish it as an ornament.
Now I can concentrate more on the Garden of Life. Hope to show some progress this weekend. :) Stay tuned!
Well like I had posted - I only had to attach the beads to the design, and the star button. Well I took the time this evening and attached the beads.
Today's SBQ was suggested Cindy and is:
Do you have a system for organizing freebie charts in your stash? If so, what is it? Do you print out copies of all of the freebies that you find on the web (that you think you might actually stitch) or do you maintain electronic copies of them until you are ready to stitch them?
Yes I do. On my laptop's desktop, I have a folder called "Cross Stitch Patterns" - and all the freebies that I find go into that folder. Within the folder I have catergories such as; Autumn/Halloween, School, Stitching, Christmas/Winter, Alphabet, and so on. If I have several of a designer (such as Lizzie*Kate or SanMan - I have a sub folder for them). I do not print out the freebies till I stitch them - I also have a binder that contains the loose sheets and I keep them in there, once Im finished stitching them.
I had finished this pillow a week ago, but I still needed to stuff it with fiber fill. So Saturday I was able to do "alittle shopping" I picked up some fiberfill to finish the Sunflower Sampler pillow.
I love how it turned out! You can see it being modeled here at my sister's place in front of some of her sunflower and cow collection.
Today, Brian and I met up with some friends of mine at Lambeau Field. What a perfect day to meet up with friends!! We even had lunch at Curly's Pub. Delicious!
We left Saturday morning for my parents, and then we (my parents, Amy, Nat, Kaylee, Brian and I) attended my Uncle's wedding @ 2pm. After the wedding we went over to McD's to have something to drink, and then I had to stop over at WalMart, as I had to get some more fiber fill for the wedding gift I had to finish. Stitched it up on the way to the reception. I didn't wrap the pillow, I just attached a bow to the thread and hung it from a button. Turned out really cute!
We had a sit down dinner.. all of my family sat at the table. It was like we were having Easter dinner :) We took alot of pictures - I have to chuckle, cause getting 4 kids to sit for a picture isn't just going to happen anymore! So this is my picture of the nieces and nephew. :)
I love this picture of Brian and my brother in law, Gregg. They have their backs up against the wall, where they spent most of their time during the reception.. LOL
We got home really late, and got to bed about 2:30am. On Sunday, some of the family met up at Applebee's and had lunch. Amy and I did alittle shopping while the rest sat out in the vehicle. We got back to my sister's place about 4:30p, and got invited to go for a cook out at my sister's inlaw's place. We got home about 8pm, and watched Rocky Balboa (which I bought Brian) I finished my sister's Sunflower Sampler pillow, while I was there (will post another post to show it off.).
This morning, Brian and I left for home, but we swung by Green Bay, and met up with some friends. Even made it over to The Stitching Bee, and spoiled myself. :)
I need to purchase the Mill Hill beads for it - and I will do that this weekend when we go down state for a wedding, and I'm hoping I can stop at a Hobby Lobby, or visit the Stitching Bee in Green Bay, for the beads.
Can you believe I did not stitch for 2 days this week! I was sooooo exhausted on Monday and Tuesday night, that all I could do was just stare at the tv. I'm feeling much better!
So the other day, I mentioned to Brian. What should I stitch next, and he said, when you going to make me a bookmarker?! A light bulb went off in my head! I wanted to stitch Work Pray Trust from Lizzie Kate. So I looked at the pattern to figure if I could stitch it over one, and would it be appropriate for a bookmarker. Well what I did was, started in the middle, and then I just picked a magic number and counted out those stitches and skipped them. Im VERY pleased with the results.
I finished the bookmarker with Presto Felt on the back. I also put some Fray Check around the edges, but I still wasnt happy. So I just stitched some "x" around the edges for protection. I had asked if he would like a tassel on the top. He said that he didnt mind.. He liked it the way it was.
Work Pray Trust by Lizzie*Kate, stitched over 1 on 28ct lite blue linen with DMC floss. Finished as a bookmarker.
Once it was time to eat, Brian couldnt take it anymore!! The smell was just mouthwatering, and he was like a little kid in the car.. "is it done yet?!"
Once I got the cabbage and the potatoes out.. I lifted the corn beef out to put on a plate to cut.. it just fell apart as the knife hit it. I made a plate up for my MIL and ran it over next door. Once I was back, I had to take a picture before I blessed my meal. LOL
After we were finished I asked Brian how was it? He said it was two thumbs up with a smile.. LOL So I think thinks St. Patricks Day meal was a success.!
I finished "Grandmother" by Hinzeit tonight. I stitched it with GAST Hyacinth (which my mom chose the color), on Sassy's Hyacinth 28ct over 2. I love how it turned out! Of course the picture doesn't do it justice!
But I wanted to show you the tshirt that I got. I'm thinking I should have gotten a size smaller, but then I'm a big girl! Had Brian take a picture.
Off to enjoy the new stash - and make supper.. he he
Since I had a couple days off from work, I thought I should tackle a quilting project since the weather is starting to turn spring. Best to get the indoor stuff done before I spend most of my time outdoors.We recently had this line of colors delivered to the quilt shop. When I first saw the material I thought, 'umm ok' But since working with it, and making the quilt top. I LOVE THE COLORS!
I was directed to a website, I found the pattern as a freebie and used the material that arrived and made the quilt.
The brand is Blank Quilting, and the pattern Im guess is called Tribeca. The colors that I used was from the cocoa line of colors.
Laurie Jean at Golden Needle Quilt Studio, will be machine quilting on the quilt, and the quilt will be on display at Wardo's in Iron River.
Well I have done ONS with, Stitching Bits & Bobs, waiting on my first order from Down Sunshine Lane, had multiple eBay wins, won some items on Quins.
As far as actual stash shopping, I like to go to The Stitching Bee in Green Bay - I love to hit the fabric remnent tub! I bought several LHN charts from there, was funny as I had asked for a chart and a customer had already had it in her pile, and she offered it to me. I do get my floss at Wardo's in Iron River, WalMart, and Hobby Lobby.
Do you belong to a real time stitching group (one that is not online)? What "features" would you like to have in a real time stitching club? (i.e. stitching nights, treats, stash trips, games, classes, etc)
Nope, but I would love to create one in the area, I might end up being the youngest one though.
I never received an expiring card notice from PayPal but had thru eBay, and what is kinda scary is that I lost the debit card way back in October - I had cancelled it and got a new card and new number. So be careful with lost credit/debit cards on PayPal, as they are still active, when you have cancelled them! Going to contact my bank on this matter now!
I was around 13 or 14 - what got me started was my cousin was working for a magazine distributor and would get to keep the excess magazines when the mags came off the shelves. So she picked out the craft magazines for my Aunt who was very crafty, and then the magazines got passed onto my Mom and I.
I would look thru them, and some how I got started. And the rest is a hobby gone crazy!
In one of my Yahoo Groups, a QOTD (Question Of The Day) has been started. I thought that I would share my answers here also. :)
"Thanks for the prompt payment for your auction win. I have been notified that your pending e-check will clear on March 9th." I thought what the heck?!
I emailed the seller back and said I was sorry, I was not aware of this pending e-check, and that I was curious about when this started. And I also so stated that it only makes me have to wait longer for the shipment of the item. :) (which does, cause it's stash right?!?)
And I read alittle bit under the email the seller sent me since they had forwarded it onto me... and it states.. this is from PayPal...
"> This email confirms that you have received a Pending eCheck Instant > Purchase Payment for $.$$ USD from Kim Rxxxxxx > (PayPal email).>> This eCheck Payment will remain "Uncleared" until the funds have cleared > from the sender's account, which usually takes 4 business days. If you are > shipping an item, please do not ship your item until the funds have > cleared into your PayPal account. You will be notified by email when the > funds have cleared into your PayPal balance."
Now, doesn't this just SUCK!.. LOL I know you are thinking.. gotta put $$ into the PayPal pot. Just don't know how I missed this! Pay promptly, now you gotta wait 4 days after before it can even be shipped. I get the money out of my bank account, and its transferred to PayPal.
And I also noticed that the other payments I made over the weekend are the same way, so this must have started recently.
The money is there, I guess its gotta take a few more days to get there electronically!
Well, I found the time to stitch this weekend, between the trip to the mechanic on Saturday morning (Fri night I barely got home from work, the alternator was dying), emailing designers, playing around on the computer, sleeping, eating, talking on the phone (received the news that I'm going to be an aunt again), etc. What is funny about the weekend is that DH and I have postponed our trip to the big city for the umpteenth time! Have no desire to travel I guess... LOL
But I did manage to have a finish tonight!
This design has been a WIP for some time, Im thinking I started this back in November. Im so pleased to have it finished! I was just able to get this finish to scan on the scanner. You may want to click on the picture to see it better. "Quilt Time Sampler" from Little House Needleworks, stitched on 28ct Dirty Linen over 2, with DMC floss.
I actually worked on a quilt project also today. Didnt get much accomplished.. LOL Boy this has been a week of finishes! I have finished 5 designs in less than a week! WOW, if I could do that every week!.. Yeah right!
Have a great week everyone! Remember we turn our clocks ahead next weekend. MIL thought it was this weekend... LOL