Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2016 July Wipocalypse

 Well I checked in for the Wipocalypse and so far no posting. I want to get this posted on my blog as the rest of the week is going to be super busy.

This months question is  "Tell us how this year’s stitching is going for you so far, and if you’re meeting your stitching goals so far for the year." I did not make any plans this year other then stitch all for me. I have so far stayed on track other then 1 project for my friend with cancer. I can not plan that for later so I did it up real quick. I have several completions and a good amount done on my Christmas Cottage, I am pleased with the progress and hope for a couple more finishes.

What have I done since my last progress update???????  I have worked on Christmas Cottage charted by HAED art work is Dona Gelsinger. I have worked on Minerva and got the tree, moon and part of the leaves done. And I have worked on Beauty and the Beast.

 I finished this mini Mill Hill snowmanhe was won from a Facebook competition. Very cute and quick.  

On the personal side my birthday was at the beginning of the month and I got my annual handmade card from my oldest sister. She is a scrapbooking master and makes gorgeous cards for the family. I also went a bit goofy and I got a tattoo. I never thought I would get one but the idea came to me. I love snowmen and especially Olaf from frozen. The sentiment about melting is a good one so I added the snowflakes for hubby and our kids and there you go. This picture was taken as soon as it was complete, I will show a new picture when it has finished healing and peeling so you will see the colors better

The deer are all over the place up at the house one after noon came home from work and the doe was lying under the trees out of the sun. Later in the evening a buck and his 2 ladies went trotting by the front window. 
And finally on a very sad note I had to put my sweet girl down today. She had quit eating and drinking and we had to let her go. It was not fair to make her suffer, and be selfish. So we said our goodbyes and let her go. 18.5 years of love and companionship. She was such a character and the best darn huntress. Had at least 1 dead critter per day and she liked to share. No more being supervised when I am in my sewing room and no more over the shoulder viewing when I am stitching. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Busy Summer

It has been a very busy summer so far. Work is busy and my daughter and Son-in-Law surprised us by coming home for a visit for my birthday. They just showed up on Thursday. So fun to have them home for a few days. But that means that stitching is put on hold.

Since I last posted I have only worked a small amount on Whooligan's hangout. I got the path finished and I am working on the fence again.


That is the only cross stitch I have managed. But I did do a bit of sewing I have 2 more wallets finished. 

I got to spend a bit of money at the Shop Hop that the local quilting shops host each year. I love going to all of the shops and seeing the new fabric for the year. 

 I really hope I can get some stitching time in the next few weeks. Beauty and the Beast and Whooligans Hangout are very close to a finish.