Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Stitch from Stash

Hello All and Happy Spring!?!?! I know the calendar says it's spring but here in PA Spring seems to have gotten lost on the way here! It is still cold and windy. Unfortunately the one part of Spring that has found us is the pollen. The newspapers have been calling it the Perfect Storm of Pollen and I believe it. It's getting tiresome but between the pollen and the cold who want s to be outside? At least if gives me time to stitch!

Here is my April report.  I spent:

April: $4.00 - (Primitive Hare pattern) contest
           $6.00 - (pattern on ebay "Home is Where you hang your cross stitch)
           $4.40 - Crescent Colors caterpillar (2) to finish Needleworker
               .88 - DMC floss to finish Happiness
           $7.00 - 2 Bargen Patterns on Stash Unload (Santaberry Puddingby Shephards Bush and, 
                        Halloween Fun by Poppy Kreations.
Total Spent: $22.28

Carry over

Not too bad although maybe I can do better next month!

I didn't work on Shores this month as I was loosing my mojo so I started Needleworker by Little House Needleworks. I bought the pattern and threads last summer while on vacation and I just got a basket I want to hang it on so I started.

The fabric is 16 count Aida which I tea and coffee dyed using Vonna's tutorial. This seems to be my go to fabric lately. Please pardon the wrinkles but I wanted to get this post in. At least you can see the color variations in the fabric although it is darker than it is showing here.

I hope you are all enjoying your stitching and this wonderful challenge!! Thank you so very much Mel!! You are the best and I am sure we all appreciate all that you do!!

Until next time,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Great Give-a-Way

Just a quick post to tell you that Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler is having another of her amazing give-a-ways!! She is giving a way a beautiful family sampler pattern. If you enter please let her know you saw it here!

Be back soon,

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

stitch from stash March

Hello all!

I can't believe how quickly March has gone by. It's time for my March Stitch From Stash Challenge report. I bought 4 patterns for a total of $23.99. Close but still under the $25.00 limit. I will say that I added a few things to my wish list but also took a few off so this waiting to buy is working.

Here are the patterns I bought.

I got the 2 Trilogy patterns Cat Treat and Friendship for $8.98. They are for gifts. then I saw Little House Needleworks and Shakespeare's Peddler teamed up to sell two wonderful patterns Neighborhood Friends and Cats in the Garden with the profits to go to animal rescue. You could even nominate your favorite rescue to possibly receive a portion of the money raised. Not only do I love both desginers but anyone who knows me knows my dogs are rescues so I couldn't resist.

I worked on Shores Of Hawk Run Hollow and since January I have finished blocks 3 and four, did the outlining of all the other blocks and started block 5. Not bad for someone who has taken at least 2 years to do the first 2 blocks!

Then I put it aside and started working on Under the Boardwalk by Pickel Barrel Designs, which had been kitted up for a while. The colors are brighter than I usually like but it is a gift for my husband. He used to go to Seaside Heights in NJ as did I in our teenage/young adult years. We also spent many happy days on the boardwalk with our girls when they were young so is has been so very hard when it was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy and then by fire a few months later. I had to contact Nancy the designer with a questions about the pattern and when I told her the story she very generously charted the words "Seaside Heights" where "Under the Boardwalk" as to go. I can't wait to finish and hopefully will be done by the end of the week.

I hope you all are doing well and enjoying "Stitching from Stash", until next time....

Friday, February 21, 2014

Stitch From Stash February Report.

Well I did pretty good this month. I continued working on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I completed blocks 3 and 4, started block 5 and outlined the remaining 7 blocks. I am feeling so accomplished. I had $100 dollars to spend this month plus a free weekend to spend what I wanted from the Nashville show. I am proud to say I spent $8.50 on a pattern and nothing else!!! I will get back to you with pictures soon but I wanted to get my report in!! I hope the weather has improved where you live. The snow has started melting here and we had a thunderstorm today. Snow and cold is supposed to return next week!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stitch From Stash 2014

Hello to anyone who has hung in here with me. Sorry I was gone for so long but I have been crazy busy at work and stitching. I went back to full-time this year and although I am enjoying it I seem to only have time to stitch lol.

I (along with 129 others) have joined the Stitch From Stash 2014 Group that is Mel's idea at Epic Stitching. We have committed to only spending $25 a month (or less). Luckily I have so many projects in my stash and lots of fabric and floss. I am hoping to spend as little as possible. We are to report our progress by the 28th of each month on our blog. See the method to my madness?!? This will also help me to make time to blog!

First let me show you my final finish for 2013:

Jingle As Ye Enter
by Victorian Motto
Using tea dyed 14 count Aida
Recommended Floss by Victorian Motto

Then between Winter Break and snow days I really got 2014 off to a great start.

Finish #1 - 2014
Baby It's Cold Outside
Tea dyed 16 count Aida and recommended threads

Finish #2 - 2014
by Lizzie Kate
Gift for my wonderful #1 daughter's birthday
Tea dyed 14 count Aida and recommended threads

And WIP block #3 of Shores From Hawk Run Hollow

I am happy to report that I spent $0 and all were stitched from my stash!!!

All these snow days are really taking a toll on my paycheck so this is the perfect year to "stitch from stash".  Thank you Mel for a wonderful idea whose timing couldn't have been better. Whenever I feel the itch to stash shop I go on 123Stitch and add to my wish list! 

I hope all has been well with all of you and I look forward to sharing many finishes with you!!!

Stay warm and dry and happy stitching!


Friday, June 28, 2013

Chi Friday

I just noticed on Black Sheep's Bit of the Web that he posted a picture of his fur-babies and so did Feathers in the Nest (both great blogs), so I thought I would pass by and post my cuties!.

The top one is Jack and the bottom is Bailey. Believe it or not they are litter mates lol. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some Finishes and Starts

Good Morning All,
I hope all you who are in your summer season are enjoying it so far. It has been a brutal week here in PA. Hot and humid. Today we are waiting and watching for severe storms to start. At least I have been a busy girl (and not just at work lol). I have a few finishes and 2 starts.

First let me show you the progress I have made on the Little House Needleworks Virtues series. I am just loving this series and have promised myself that, for a change, I will start and finish them as they arrive each month.

and ...

soon to  be completed Faith.

Now for the long ignored Shores ....

Block 2

block 3 (it's a beginning)

And finally...

Hannah Purington - Little House Needleworks Diary Series
Stitched on 14 count aida - tea dyed by me using Vonna's Baking and Basting tutorial.
It's easy to do and I love how it came out so I am dying more and doing 2 more companion 
pieces. If you are interested you can find the tutorial here

Also a quick reminder that Google Reader is going away so please follow my blog on Bloglovin
It's easy to do and I like the format. 

Well hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go. At least it's only 4 days a week 4 hours a day for the summer which is really nice. Next week off to the camper for a week. I will post pictures when I get back (yep really will) I hope to get some reading done and a lot of stitching.

See you in July!!! Until then happy stitching .....