Saturday, July 05, 2014

Giveaway at Seasons Of My Mind

Parsley, of Seasons Of My Mind, is having a giveaway to celebrate officially becoming an EMT and her return to stitching & blogging.

I love Parsley's blog and am happy to see her posting again. While you might just visit for the giveaway, I'm willing to bet you'll end up staying for lots of great reading!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Stitching From Stash 2014 - June Update

I'm beginning to sound like a broken record! Work, work, work, no time or energy for stitching, yada, yada, yada. I desperately need some creative time just for myself.

I had plans to go to a stitching get together in the Houston area today, but work interfered with that. I'm still sulking.

To make up for not getting to splurge at two awesome needlework shops (3 Stitches & ABC Stitch Therapy), I placed a small online order. Had I had more time and had my list handy, the order probably would've been much larger.

Laurel's Stitchery is having a sale on Caron Collection fibers (40% off!) through the end of the month. I took the opportunity to order a skein of Waterlilies I knew I needed. The current issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine jumped into my cart, as well.

Money spent: $9.60

Caron Waterlilies ~ Distant Hills
Cross Stitch & Needlework ~ July 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Stitching From Stash 2014 - May Update

I managed to not spend any money on stash this month, although it wasn't due to a lack of effort!

The pre-Memorial Day sales flyer from Jo~Ann had a mystery-scratch-off-discount spot on it. Mine was for 60% off the regular price of an item. I walked the entire store, but nothing jumped out at me. I left, unexpired discount still in hand.

AFTER I got home, I remembered what I had originally wanted to purchase...a Dritz Tailor's Marking Set to use for gridding my first HAED project.

Would you believe that I never made it back to the store before the discount coupon expired?!?! I was so mad at myself, yet I couldn't keep from laughing at my forgetfulness.

Money spent: $0

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stitching from Stash 2014 - April Update

My posting is late this month, by 90 minutes or so. Ah well, such is life.

I actually had a chance to stop by my not-so-LNS and was able to purchase two charts. It was so nice to visit with the ladies and not think about work, even if only for a little while.

As for stitching, I put in a few stitches on a small dragonfly, with the chart coming from an in-stash magazine. I'll have to look up the particulars tomorrow.

Money spent: $20.57

Keslyn's ~ Dragonfly in Memory
Sue Hillis Designs ~ Hangin With My Peeps

Friday, March 28, 2014

Stitching from Stash 2014 - March Update

I only managed one afternoon of stitching this month, but that's better than no stitching at all, right?

Eventually, this will be a shamrock. The design is rather simplistic, having been converted from a charted crochet pattern. The burlap "canvas" is 6" square and I have two of them in my stash. I know they were purchased locally; either at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Jo~Ann or Walmart. I'm using a dark green #5 perle for the stitching.

If I like how this turns out, I'm considering stitching a series of 12 single motifs and displaying one each month, on a little easel.

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Money spent: $0

My birthday is coming up soon (April 4th), so maybe, just maybe, I'll end up with some free stash money!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stitching from Stash 2014 - February Update

It was a busy month for me, with very little stitching, but I managed a finish!

This is Amber from Fern Ridge Collections. I had an unexpected Saturday off from work, so I parked myself in a chair and beaded up this fob in an afternoon. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

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I haven't made it to my not-quite-LNS to see what they brought home from Market, but I have a call in to check on 2 items (Eat. Sleep. Stitch. mug & Keslyn's Dragonfly in Memory). I might end up having to amend this post...LOL

Money spent: $18.94 (technically $0, with the extra allowance this month), after taking advantage of a sale through a shop that is, sadly, closing its doors. I don't have a picture, as I haven't received my package yet, but I ordered the following...

RK Portfolio ~ Dragonfly Show & JABC button
Finger Step Designs ~ Bug Off ~ Dragonfly's View
Dreams of Stitches ~ Damselfly
Stitchin'spiration ~ Albemarle
Trolley Needle

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stitching from Stash 2014 - January Update

I'm squeaking in under the wire with my Stitch from Stash update for January. I just started a second job and the days have been flying by! 

During the month of January, I managed to finish a big project and work on 2 WsIP from my stash.
 

As always, click the thumbnail for a larger image. Photobucket's thumbnail images used to be so clear, but now they appear blurred. I hope they fix that soon!
 

My finish is "just the shoes" from Nora Corbett's Pretty Little Things I, II & III. This will be turned into a pillow for my niece, Lindsay's, Sweet Sixteen. Lindsay loves shoes, and when I realized there were sixteen shoes between the three charts, I knew it was meant to be. I love how it turned out! The fabric you see in the picture will be used for the back of the pillow.


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My WsIP for the month include the Over the River Sampler by Carole Rodgers (1998 BH&G Cross-Stitch Christmas magazine) and Dragonfly by Kindred Spirits Designs.My stash purchases for this month were very minimal.

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Money spent: $10.74, including tax, for a skein of DMC #5 perle cotton, Chocolate Moose (Designs by Lisa) and "Micro" Minis (an old Sweetheart Tree design card)

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    I'm 38-years-old, happily married for 20 years to my high school sweetheart and a proud homeschooling mom to our three fabulous teenagers. We are all owned by one sweet kitty, Oliver.
    In addition to being obsessed with cross stitch, I also enjoy reading, logic puzzles, baking and gaming.

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