Friday, December 19, 2014

stitch from stash - December

Wow...this is our last check-in for 2014! I didn't do as much stitching this year as I would have liked, but I did do really well at not buying any new stash (until this month!) So, I think I came out ahead!

All my stitching was from stash this month...I stitched two ornaments from the JCS 2014 ornament issue (borrowed from the library):

This design is from My Big Toe Designs - Joyous Square

This design is from Turquoise Graphics & Designs - Winter Joy

I also stitched two of Cross-Eyed Cricket's mitten designs:

Winter Lace

and Arctic Rose

And I finished a pierce I started last month - Pumpkin Farm from Blackbird Designs.

I also stitched a little bit more on BBD's Morning Star, but I don't have a photo of that one.

So...onward to next year! I think there may still be a few spots left...check it out at

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 28, 2014

stitch from stash for November

Yay!! I am finally stitching again. I must admit that it was mainly because I had some exchange ornaments to stitch that got me started, but now I really feel like I am back in the swing of things.

I joined the ornament exchange at Friendly Stitchers and stitched this one for Roz. It is from the 2007 JCS ornie issue. The design is from Val's Designs, A Merry Kitty Klaus. I stitched this one up once before and since Roz has cats, I thought it was a good choice.

I also stitched two Prairie Schooler ornaments. This one is from the Nordic Designs leaflet, and was sent to Clare.

This one is from one of the Santa leaflets and was sent to Jinger.

I also finally found my missing Pumpkin Farm pattern (Blackbird Designs). I was supposed to be doing a SAL with Clare and Jinger on this one, but totally misplaced the pattern. That old "safe place" syndrome. Anyway, I found it while looking through some other stuff and made a start.


  • Money spent on stash: None
  • UFO's worked on: None
  • Starts from Stash: Pumpkin Farm (Blackbird Designs); Partridge ornie (Prairie Schooler); Santa ornie (Prairie Schooler); Merry Kitty (Val's Designs);Quaker Winter Acorn (Midnight Stitching)

I think that's it! Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TUSAL - late again!!!

Better late than never, as others have said! I had to find my's been awhile since I even had any bits to post, but I have been stitching this month...a few ornaments for exchanges and I finally also found my Pumpkin Farm chart and got started on that. I think I finally have my mojo back for good...yay! So here's froggy with my little bowl of bits for this month.

Thanks for visiting and hope everyone has a Happy Thankgiving!

Monday, October 20, 2014

An amazing giveaway

Please visit Nancy at her blog. She is having another wonderfully generous giveaway of her beautiful threads.

Good luck!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

stitch from stash - September

Well...another month has gone by with almost no stitching...almost, but not quite. Yes this is a very small amount of stitches, but it is stitching none the less. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
This is a start from my stash - Morning Star from Blackbird Designs.
No money spent on stash this month.

Looking forward to seeing how everyone else did this month!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

stitch from stash - August

Well...this will be short and (not so) sweet! No money spent on stash this month (yay!), but also no stitching done this month either (boo!)... and I mean
I don't know where August went, but it went by in a blur. I really hope that things slow down soon...this has just been too crazy.
Looking forward to seeing all the great stitching the rest of you are doing!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Stitching from Stash for July

Well...I did spend some money this month - $22.19 to be exact. I had borrowed a pattern from a friend and when I went to return it to her, I couldn't find it anywhere. You would understand if you knew what chaos my household has been in for the past year. Anyway, I decided to just order a new pattern for her, and I did...intending to send it to her. I'm thinking that a gift doesn't count toward stash money. But then, within an hour of sending in the order, I found the original pattern that I had misplaced! To say this is typical for me would be an understatement! So now I will just keep it for myself...hence the stash enhancement. At least I will finally get to stitch some point!

This month I finished two pieces. The first is Bloom from Midsummer Night Designs. I had started this one last month from my stash. Sorry for the shadow on the bottom of the photo!

The second piece was a WIP that I can't remember when I started. It was about a third of the way done when I picked it back up this month. it is Summer Band Sampler from Little House Needleworks. The colors, especially the red, are so much more vibrant in person!

And finally, I started another piece from my stash. This is another design from Midsummer Night Designs, called A Sampler Stitcher. I think I'll work on the lettering next. I'm hoping to complete it during the next few weeks.

Hope everyone had a great month stitching from their stash. I look forward to seeing what you are all stitching!

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

It's TUSAL Time Again!

My little froggy doesn't look too happy, but he should be! There are actually quite a few little snippets in the bowl this month! You can see what I've been working on in my next post!

Thanks for visiting!