Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Totally Useless SAL - Ort #1



Here is the first ort view for 2015.

This was created by the pig biscornu, the tulip biscornu and the start of the teddy bear biscornu. (Will post pictures when finished)



Thursday, January 1, 2015

First 1/2 Finish of 2015



Well I stitched most of day. I managed to finish the first of 2 sides to my first biscornu.




About half way through the second side.

Now to figure out how to finish a biscornu.

2015 Flower of the Month SAL



2015 Flower of the Month SAL





What is it?

This will be a year-long SAL (stitch-a-long) for 2015. We are a group of stitchers interested in working on/finishing the flower of the month charts by EMS Designs throughout 2015, and cheering each other on during the year too.


Here's it works
You can sign up at any time during 2015 by visiting here (the rules post) and using the form located at the bottom of this post.
Once a month, work on one of the flower charts
Post a progress report at the end of the month/beginning of the following month. It can be about a new start, progress on an old start, or a finish. It's your choice!
Come back and post a link to your progress report on the monthly check-in post

It's that easy! This is a low-stress SAL, so if you miss a month, or don't want to do a certain chart, that's okay. You can even modify what order you work on the charts on.

For me, personally, I plan on starting a new month every month, but you can choose how and at what level you want to participate.

If you have a blog, you can post your progress pics on there. If you don't have a blog, you can join our Facebook group and post progress/discussions/encouragement over there.


Prizes

What's a SAL without prizes? There will a random drawing in January 2016 for stitching related prize(s) yet to be determined. This is how you earn entries for the drawing:
Signing up for the SAL on this page = 1 entry
Joining the Facebook group = 1 entry
Posting a monthly progress report and linking it back here = 1 entry per month you participate

Happy New Year 2015 - New Venture




I've been away for too long....

I've decided that I've got to get back to stitching. I stepped away while taking care of my dad in 2010, but I've got to get back to it for myself.

I hope to join several SAL and monthly events. I will be blogging more and sharing what the progress is.

I will be updating my To be Stitched list shortly. The previous list is so long and is so old most of the items are no longer valid or my thinking has changed.

I want to try some biscornus (never stitched before) and finish some UFOs that have been sitting around (just found them again when cleaning out a dresser).

Look forward to joining all of you in stitching more and not getting side tracked.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday Link-Ups


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Latest Finish




This is my latest finish - another great freebie from Ink Circles. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it, but I like the design and colors (peach colors)

Tuesday Link-ups

BWS tips buttonPhotobucketBusy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog Hop

Monday, November 1, 2010

Catching up - Been Away

I know I've been away from posting, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been stitching.

I've been stitching a gift, a couple pieces for myself and some charity pieces.



I stitch this piece for our retiring minister that when he left during the summer. He was a great asset to our parrish and was very helpful when my Dad died earlier this year. (Ink Circle freebie Celtic Knot June 2007)



I stitch this celtic knot for myself from the 2008 Cross Stitch Calendar




At my nephews school they have an event every year call Breakfast and a Book where the kids wear pjs to school for the day and the read a book in the classroom. Two years ago we stitch bookmarks for the youngest, now we've skipped a year so here we are stitching for it again. 20 for the 3rd grade and 32 for the 4th grade, thank goodness it was moved to February - it will give us enough time to stitch for both of their classes. Orginally was going to be in November.(Bookmark Greetings by Carol Wilson Mansfield - American School of Needlework)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Folllow Me Back Tuesday

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How it Works
Follow the 4 Hostesses #'s 1 -4 ( leave us a comment so we can follow u back )
Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
Grab our button to add to your blog post
Start to follow as many blogs as you would like ( Leave a comment so they can follow you back )
And when you receive a comment from a new follower return the favor & follow them back


( Check back every Tuesday at 12:00 am est to link up at any of the 4 host blogs )



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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Florals for Fingertips & Just Fingertips (ends 6/24/10)




These are the pattern books Floral Trims for Fingertips by Sandra Graham Case (Leisure Arts) and Just Fingertips (Leisure Arts). There are 23 designs in these books.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Along the Countryside (ends 6/23/10




This is the pattern book Along the Counryside by Dafni. There are 17 designs in the book.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Victoria Palm (ends 6/22/10)


This is the Kit Victorian Palm by NeedleMagic.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Bouquets & Lace (Ends 6/21/10)




This is the pattern book Bouquets & Lace by Anne Van Wagner Young. There are 19 designs in the book.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Watering Can Geraniums (ends 6/20/10)




This is th Dimensions Watercan Geraniums kit designed by Debbie Mumm

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Snowbird's Song (ends 6/19/10)




Here is a pattern book A Snowbird's Song (either Chicken Scratch or Cross Stitch). The patterns were designed by Trice Liljenquist Boerens.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Nov 87 (ends 6/18/10)





Here is Cross Stitch & Country Crafts form Nov/Dec 1987. There are 25 projects including Ornaments Galore, Yuletide Accessories and Collector's Classics.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Orient Influence (ends 6/17/10)


Here is a pattern pamphlet for Orient Influence.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mary's Christmas Tree (Ends 6/16/10)



Here is a kit by Mary Englebreit that can make a great ornament.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Iris - Hearts & Flowers (ends 6/15/10)





Here Iris from orignal watercolors by Janet Powers and Hearts & Flowers by Banar Designs (by Barbara Finwall)great for many occations.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Our Special Day (ends 6/14/10)




Here is a pattern pamphlet for Wedding Day events.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hummingbird (ends 6/13/10)





Here is a kit is to stitch a dresser scarf or runner.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Book of Inspiration (ends 6/12/10)


Here is a pattern book Omni Book of Inspiration. The patterns were designed by Jeanette Crews.

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