Monday, September 29, 2014

7 ornaments in the current 2014 JCS magazine I hope to stitch

First, let me say thank you to those that have stopped by to leave comments. Always so nice to read them. Those ort boxes were very addicting to make but sadly I don't have the actual instructions and not sure if I could explain it. BUT if you are going to the PALS retreat in Mrytle Beach Oct 15-20 I will he there and would be happy to show you, just bring some scrap book paper :) 2 pieces equal 1 box.

Ok onto my top five ornaments from the current JCS ornament magazine. In no particular order. I actually ended up picking eigh seven.

Be an Elf by The Primitive Hare

Home for Christmas by Gentle Pursuit Designs
I love this scenery

Star of Wonder by Julia Lucas

Faith by Nikyscreations
love the simplicity of this one

Just One More Stitch by The Victoria Sampler
I think we can all relate to this as stitchers :)

Christmas Reindeer Bisornu by Praiseworthy Stitches
Who can resist a biscornu?

Star of Wonder by The Stitchworks

I was quit pleased with the selection of ornaments in this years issue. When will I start these? who knows. I have all of these completed projects that need some finishing attention. 47 in this drawer
three are being sent off to a finisher and one is being framed. The rest might be finished by me.

I hope ya'll enjoyed this post. What are your favorite ornaments in this years issue?

Take care and happy stitching!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

paper ort boxes

I have spent a good part of my evening making these
Paper ort boxes. Picked up some scrapbook paper today and went to town, they are so easy to make. Hopefully I can crank out another 16 tonight.

I attended a local EGA stitching get together and they were making them for an upcoming meeting. I am thinking about joining the chapter even though it really is on the other side of town for me. But it is so nice to stitch with others

I have also made some progress on Quaker Reindeer by The Workbasket

Almost finished with it. I am enjoying this design

Next blog post I will list my top 5 2014 JCS ornaments

Take care and stitch on!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sister Stitcher

WOW, September already? Where did the summer go? What a great summer it was. We truly enjoyed our summer. My sister came to visit, I went to Virginia for a family reunion, spent a ton of time boating and swiming at the lake. I am sad to see it coming to an end in the next month but I will say I am looking forward to the cooler temps.

Today was a high of 77, and right now it says 73 on the computer but it feels slightly cooler than that. With cooler temps brings fires outside, sweaters and my favorite sweatpants. But most of all the return of my oven..... I have not turned my oven on since May, yup you read that right. It has been since May that I cooked a meal in my oven. How did we survive?? Crock pot and the grill. I made some really awesome meals in the Crock Pot. But I can't wait to bake biscuts, cornbread and pies :) Ohh oven how I have missed you LOL

What have I been up to since my last post?? Trying to finish baby blankets for babies that have already made their way into this world, but also working on some exchanges for my upcoming trip to PALS Stitching retreat in Myrtle Beach. I can't wait. This will be my second year attending. I had such a great time last year, and it is so nice to meet all the wonderful stitching people that you talk to via email, blog posts and face book. I am working on a Christmas ornament for the exchnage and possbly one more if I have time.

I did finish this last week it is a freebie by Primitive Hare You can click and it will take you to the link. It was fun to put my own twist on it by picking out fabric and colors of my choice.

I could see myself stitching this one again. It was that much fun. Has everyone seen the newest JCS Ornament mag?? What ornaments do you just HAVE to stitch? I have a few in mind maybe on my next post I will list my top 5.

Till then I hope you all have a wonderful day :D

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Almost Halloween

That is the name of my most recent finish. This was such a fun stitch, I loved the bats with their sating stitched wings. I still have to find tiny black buttons to stitch for the spiders bodies. Once that is done I will be sending this one off to Faye for finishing.

It is still hot here is the South sure does not feel like fall weather yet, but today marks the most important day,the start of collegee footBall season. Let me tell ya people LOVE their Collegee football here in South Carolina! I actually have the night off from work so I will get to stay home and watch the first game of the season South Carolina GameCocks against Texas A&M.

I hope ya'll have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm back in the saddle again

so are you know humming that aerosmith song?haha, if so good :) My house guests left early this morning and things are settling back to normal. It was so great hanging out with my sister and her husband. I am wore out though, we stayed up everynight till about 4a.m laughing and talking.

Today is my last day off before I head back to work tomorrow. So after I had some coffee I grab my current WIP and got to stitching it has been over a week maybe more since I picked up a needle and I will say I missed it. I don't have a current photo and I don't want to take it off the scroll rodsbecause I'm being lazy right now HA! I will however share with you the fabric I recieved in the mail a few days ago from Terri at Dixie Sampler.

She just recently started dyeing and selling her fabrics not to long ago and I think they are a huge hit with Prim stitchers. I found out she was selling her fabrics from a FB stitching group called Prim Stitchers Society. How many of you are in this group? I belong to several FB groups all of which a very active with postings.

Aren't they pretty. There is 30ct Olde Ivory and 32ct Vintage P-nut brittle. Now I just need to raid my stash and see what I can stitch on these beauties.

Before I go one of our fellow bloggers is in need of prayers and good thoughts. I will link her blog so you can read about what's going on.
Maggee from stitching devotee

Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesaday!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Babies galore and late night reading.....

Good morning friends,
Since that last post the one about me deleting ALL my photos for my blog, well they are gone, yup forever lost. It is a shame but I will not make that mistake twice.
This seems to be the year of babies, not from me but so many of my friends. And when I hear they are expecting I whip out my crochet needles and start making blankets. So far this year I have made four and have two more to make. The current one is a chevron pattern which I love but this one is not going so smooth. So in the end I am going to rip out the stitches I have done and just do a simple striped pattern like the one below.

This is one I just completed last week it was mailed off to California and in a few days baby R will be here to enjoy some snuggles in it.

With all this blanket making I have not pick up a needle to XS in over 3 weeks. What?? 3 weeks is way to long.I know and now I will be working all this weekend and then my sister and her husband will in town Sunday till next week so I will probably not get around to all my lovely WIP's till the following weekend. This is just crazy LOL

With the lack of stitching I have made some time to read. I bought a kindle paperwhite 6 months ago to replace my 2nd generation kindle. I love it. It is perfect for reading at night in bed, you can adjust the lighting and it does not cast off a glow like a computer or and IPad would. I am currently reading The Fault in our Stars.... I have about 4 chapters left and I have been bawling my eyes out, like seriously this is the saddest book I have read in a long time.

I also recently finished reading The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) it is a fantasy novel and 1,120 pages long. I read the first book in 4 months but this one took me almost two years to read. I have never been a fan of this type of writing but it was actually better than I thought. It was lent to me by a friend who swore I had to read it. Did it change my life?? No, but it did transport me to a different world when I read it. Which is the goal of a witer when they set out to write a book I think.

Hopefully there are still some readers and followers on my blog. I know it has been neglected for some time, but I assure you I am still here and soon I will actually have some stitching to share. Untill then take care my friends and let your needles fly :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Uh-oh made a big mistake

I made a huge boo boo last week and did not realize it till now. All my pictures from picassa/google are gone!!!!! I was deleting some photos I did not need in picassa and I guess I deleted ALL of my blog photos :(