Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oh Boy has it been hot!!!!!!!

Not sure about the rest of you but around here it has been smoking hot. 100+ for the last 2 weeks. Just about the time we think it is going to cool down and day and the temps go right on past that 100 mark. I am not a happy camper. Anything over 65 and I am dying so this is not my idea of a fun time.

So for stitching. I had hoped to finish off the blanket I am working on as a Christmas gift, well I am sure after reading my intro you will all know that did not it did not.
I did some more of the JBW Designs. I just love them they are so fun and I can do them in a single day. They look great in my basket as well. I had a couple of small finishes that I had originally thought I might make into cards but then I thought, oh these would make great pillows for the basket.

And I was able to finish my Autumn Ala Round by Glendon Place. All that is left now is to make it into a table topper and I will be set for the fall. 
 I am moving along with my Army Crest  with great results.
That is about it for this update. I hope you enjoy the pictures and I will be back next month with some more fun. Stay cool and enjoy the long days of stitching.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wow June....

Oh boy I did not know time was moving so fast, here it is already June and I only made 1 post last month. I had better intentions then that. Life has a way of screwing up good intentions doesn't it....  :-(

I have been busy stitching and having some fun with my stitching.

These 2 are the FFO's I talked about in my May post.
My friends husband was so happy when I gave him this, even if it was late.

Just like last month I have a few finishes, they are smalls. A pink elephant and a hot air balloon. First pictures of the stitching finish and then of the completed finish and backing fabric.

I have them in this cute little basket on my coffee table. I will be adding more smalls as I go long through out the year.

I also have a new start. Since I finished the snowmen I let myself add a new project. It is another square for my son's quilt. This one will have the Army Crest on it along with a nutcracker. I am working it on white cotton with waste canvas. The canvas is 14 count.

My rotation pieces are coming along Christmas Cottage by Dona Gelsinger charted by HAED, Autumn Ala Round by Glendon Place 

Here is my most recent progress on Death by Cross Stitch Sampler from Long Dog Designs. Just let me say I am not trying to disrespect the designer. I do not care to have the alphabets on my piece, it is the reason I do not normally stitch samplers. This one caught my attention and I wanted to work it, but right from the beginning I knew I would be subbing out the square with the letters. I think it has worked out really pretty. The border and R come from a book by Adele Welsby. The Peacock has been in my patterns for years it is only the pattern with no designer info. The rose was just a section of the wreath that surrounded the peacock. Not sure if I should add something more. At this point I like it as it is, maybe once the other portions are complete I will find something else to add. Or maybe not.