Friday, May 24, 2013

May IHSW and WIPocalypse #5 Check-In

Well is was International Hermit Stitch-In Weekend/IHSW weekend last week and today is WIPocalypse check-in.  Click on the name to see everyone's beautiful work

Just start this WIP during my son's football practice

almost finished just a few more stitches

And made this blanket for my grandson IHSW weekend.

HAPPY STITCHING ....... Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

TUSAL #5 Check-In

Well it is time for another TUSAL check in.  Wow it's May already....where has the time gone?

Here is my ORTs jar........

Happy Stitching Everyone.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another Small Finish

I was itching for a finish. So I took one of my small projects to work.  I started it Friday and ended up finishing the backstitching on Saturday morning.

Duck for babybook

Here is the first page....

Happy Stitching

Friday, April 26, 2013

April IHSW & WIPocalypse #4 Check-In

Well last weekend was International Hermit Stitch-In Weekend/IHSW, again. Just click here to join!

I'm late again on my Arpil IHSW, so I added my WIPocalypse #4 Check-in too.  If you are interested in WIPocalypse, just click here.

I had every intension of being at home in my comfy chair just stitching.  But it did not turn out that way!

Friday: I got a call saying that my son was in the ER because he was bit by a dog while at a friend's house.  I can honestly say hearing this made me skip a heartbeat or two.  But he is fine and enjoying all the attention.  I do feel awful because animal control took the dog and my son's friend is really missing her dog.  I hope everything turns out okay.

Saturday: My daughter asked if I would babysit my grand daughters because she had a funeral to attend.  Which turned into a sleepover,yay.   I had a wonderful time with the grand babies.  If I didn't mention it before I will be a grandma again....a grandson in June!!!  I really need to get my butt in gear.

Sunday: I can honestly say that I was pooped!  I cleaned up and did laundry.  The house is always alittle mess when the babies are over.

I did manage to get in a few stitches.  Here is my rose, I will be working on this for awhile.  I need to get this done and onto a box top before June.

This is the only WIP that I have stitched on since my last WIPocalypse Check-In.  So here is before / after pics.


Happy Stitching Everyone!

Friday, April 19, 2013

TUSAL #4 - Check In

Wow it is April already and another new moon....that means it's TUSAL time.  And I am late again, oh well......time to see every one's pretty ORTs jar and all the progress they have made.  If you are interested in Totally-Useless-Stitch-Long just click here.

 I have some trimmings of the skirt I made for my granddaughters in there and some orts from my rose project that I'm hoping to finish soon.

Well since it is time for IHSW - International Hermit & Stitch Weekend  I will be stitching and doing a little sewing.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WIPocalypse #3 Check-In

Hello Everyone,
Has it been another full moon, already!!!!  WOW time flies when you're stitching....If you are interested in WIPocalypse, click here.

Well since the last full moon, I have worked on .......

Snowman Carolers

working on the last snowman, then I have some back stitching
and the border.
I put in a few stitches in this one.   
And that is all I have done on the stitching front.


Sewing Stuff
I have  a couple working project going on for Easter. 
I wanted to make the grand babies something but the pattern I bought just seemed a little intimidating even with the word Easy on the front.
So I opted for make Diaper Covers

Above is my diaper cover.  I've already measured it on the grand babies and sewn in the elastic.  One down and another one to go... :)
I don't know if this will make sense but it was an easy pattern to follow but it wasn't
Now I'm working on making the grand babies a simple skirt. 

And I finished my curtain for my bedroom.  I just love the color.  It did not come out completely perfect...i.e did not do the top hem correctly but I love it.
Here is what the fabric looks like.....
Well that is all folks!!!!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter and Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March IHSW

Well last weekend was International Hermit Stitch-In Weekend/IHSW, again.  Just click here to join!  

Spring Break has ended for the kiddos and while they were away I did some spring cleaning in the kitchen.  But I did manage to get some stitching done on my Snowman Carolers.  Here it is .....

Well on the sewing front, I have washed the fabric and cut out the pattern for the kiddos pjs.  But I haven't made any cuts  into the fabric.  I have been working on making curtains for my bedroom.  So that is what is next on the sewing machine.  I did alot of measuring and pressing.  I just fell in love with the fabric.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

TUSAL #3 - Check In

Hello All,
It's a new moon (which actually has come and passed)  so that means it TUSAL time.  Time to see every ones pretty ORT jar.  If you are interested or just want to see what it's is all about click here.

Well here is my jar.  I included some of trimmings from my sewing that I done. 

Sewing Stuff
Well after making the blanket, the kiddos have ask for pajamas.  Thank goodness for Learn to Sew patterns for beginners.  Here is what I will be making.  
Also wanted to make something for my grand babies hoping to get it done by Easter....
Sew much to little time.  :)
Happy Stitching Everyone

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WIPocalypse # 2 - Check In

Hello all!
Another full moon and that means WIPocalypse time.  If you are interested in joining or just curious of what it's all about click here.

Well since the last full moon not much stitching has been done.  l do have 2 finishes and a new start.  And my other WIP are still in rotation waiting to be stitched on. :) If you would like to see my finishes just  click on the finish label.  I did not want to post the pic again since I just posted it in a previous post. Also have put in couple (very little) stitches in my Snowman Carolers but not pic worthy.

 But I did want to show you my new start......

And here it is...

Harmony by Silver Lining
28ct Evenweave

Sewing Stuff

I have not been stitching a lot but have been playing with my new sewing machine.  I have a baby shower to attend, and wanted to make a burp cloth, so found this great beginner tutorial from Sew Much Ado .  She creates the cutest baby items which I plan to make for my grand babies.

Burp Clothes

Receiving Blanket
This was really fun and easy to make.  I did have trouble with the curves but I love how it turned out.  I still want to top stitch the blanket.  Well until next time ....

 Happy Stitching Everyone

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February IHSW

Well I have join the International Hermit Stitch-In Weekend/IHSW.  It's seems like much fun and I will take any excuse to stay home and stitch. Just click here to join!  This weekend was very busy for me but did get some stitching done.

I worked on my Needlebook  and finished it....Yay!

Small Needlebook by EMS
14ct Hand Dyed Aida

Now for the finishing method.  I will be use Meari's tutorial  from Meari's Musings.  I will let you know how it goes!

And I put a few stitches in my Snowman Carolers.




Sewing Stuff

Well I've been wanting a sewing machine and this weekend I got one!  Nothing real fancy just something simple for beginners.  I can't wait to get started.


Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 15, 2013

February Tusal #2

Another New Moon has past and you know what that mean ....TUSAL time (well a late one for me)! If you are unsure of what TUSAL/Totally Useless Stitch A Long 2013 click on the name and join in!
Well here is my jar. I have been working on a project that has ...lots of purple (favorite color).

Monday, February 4, 2013

First small Finish of 2013

I have my first finish of the year.  I am working on making my granddaughters' a baby book.
I completed this over the weekend.  I got the pattern from EMS Cross Stitch.  I love her patterns.

Cat Motif

Friday, February 1, 2013

Very Late WIPocalypse # 1 Check-In

WIPocalypse time... Well the full moon has come and gone and I'm just now posting. I have been very busy.  But here is my late check-in.

My list is of course the same as last year with additions. :)

Snowman Carolers


Christmas Bow (darn frogs)

Pear - Kitchen towel

Rose - free pattern

Cat Motif- baby book

Well if you are interested in what WIPocalypse is all about please click here.  It's great fun.
Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

January TUSAL #1 of 2013

WOW, first new moon of the year.....means TUSAL time! AND I'm LATE.

 Well, I am re-using the one from last year. I have been working on some old WIP and starting some new ones.  Here is my orts jar.

  If you are interested in what the TUSAL - (Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long ) is all about please click here  to join in all the fun.

Happy stitching!