Sunday, May 24, 2015

Stitch from Stash

 
Month: May
Spent: 0
Earned: 0
 

This has been a crazy month...I've been stitching, but mostly things that are not really old enough to be considered "stash" so they don't count towards earned stitches. But I also didn't have  time to buy anything new either, so I guess I broke even! We'll see what happens this month!
Happy stitching!

it was TUSAL time

And of course, I'm late again. Froggy kept looking at me with those froggy eyes, wondering when I was going to take his picture again. Next time I'll pay more attention!


'Til next time....

Monday, May 4, 2015

if you wait long enough...

and keep looking, eventually lost things become found things!

Some of you may remember that I am prone to losing either my stitching (and having the pattern), or my patterns (and having the stitching). I try to be organized, I really do...I'm a librarian after all! But these things still seem to happen to me more often that I like to admit to.

Anyway, I found one of those stitched pieces that I had been looking for. I was looking for a piece of fabric for another project, and pulled out this piece and there it was...folded with the stitching to the inside so I kept passing it over! I was  (am) so happy because this is a piece that I really want to finish.

It is called Apple Tree Sampler designed by Hawkins House. I started it as a SAL with my friend Babs in January of 2011. The last time I stitched on it was April of that same year. It doesn't seem like that long ago...and I have no idea why I put it aside because I really love it.


So I decided to stitch on it on Tuesdays, since that has always been UFO day ever since I started joining online stitching groups many years ago. I didn't get much done last week, just a couple of small motifs and a start on the tree. But I don't care, as long as I do a little bit each week, it will eventually get finished!

 
Neither of these shows the fabric very well...it's more of a yellow color, and the threads are much more vibrant than they appear in the photos.
 
So...don't give up if you think you have lost something...it will turn up...eventually!
 
Thanks for stopping by to visit!
 
 
 



Sunday, April 26, 2015

stitch from stash - april

Month: April
Spent: $26.97
Earned: $16.00

Well, I did spend a little more than I planned on this month. I wanted to get a remembrance design for our Boonie, and then I ordered a pattern by mistake (I think I'll just have a giveaway for that one!). The rest was for some threads that I needed. I tried substituting some that I had, but they just didn't work.

I did get some stitching done...both from my stash and from stash that is not old enough to qualify yet. The pieces I finished that count for this month:

A Lizzie Kate freebie that I have had forever, Friendship Grows. This is for our STO block exchange.
 



This next is another freebie from 2010 by Plum Street Samplers. It is called Be True.
 
 

The last is not a finished piece, but I did finish page one. It is Autumn Quaker Seasons from ByGone Stitches.
 

So that is it for this month. How did everyone else do?






Monday, April 20, 2015

TUSAL - a little bit late

I don't know why I can't seem to get these monthly updates posted on time this year!
Here's my little froggy with his little owl of orts for the month. Lot of pretty colors this time, but they are kind of hard to see...sorry!

 
Until next time....thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 17, 2015

this and that

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks!

Thank you so much to everyone who posted such lovely comments on my last post. We still miss Boonie so much...I still expect to trip over him when I come downstairs in the morning (he always slept right in my path and I never turned on the lights!) and I miss seeing him waiting for me after work. And eating our first pizza without him was awful...pizza crust was his favorite treat...I don't think I have had any crust in the past twelve years! We got a beautiful card from our vet yesterday which was very sweet...there were a few more tears too, but he will always be in our hearts. Our other puppy (well, he's not really a puppy...he's also 12) was lucky enough to have my daughter's two doggies to play with while we were on vacation, so we came home to a happy boy.

Jeff and I were lucky enough to go to Hawaii for a much needed vacation last week. We stayed on the beach in Waikiki and just relaxed and acted like beach bums for the whole week...it was heavenly! We even got to renew our vows at a ceremony on the beach...it was really lovely.

And now it's back to work...this week has sped by. My director is at a conference so I have been "in charge"...always fun. And it is National Library Week so we all got to wear  library themed t-shirts all week...easy peasy dressing!

If I am correct, this is Hermitting weekend, and I am planning to do just that. I received an out of print Blackbird Designs pattern ...Blessings Be Thine....and I would love to get to it this weekend. I have everything all ready to go...just need to get the time to stitch! So hopefully, I will have some progress to show next week.

Oh...here are a few snaps from our trip...







 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and thanks again for your good thoughts.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!








Wednesday, April 15, 2015

gifted gorgeousness for april

 
Another month has flown by...I'm really happy with my progress on this one...Quaker Autumn from ByGone Stitches. This was gifted to me, and I love it. I'm almost finished with page one of the chart.

 
Thanks to Jo for hosting this fun SAL!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

over the rainbow bridge

Today has been a very sad day for us. Last night, we had to let our precious Boonie go. It was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do, but we know it was for the best. Boonie has been a constant in our lives for the past twelve years. He was the most loving, sweet boy and he brought us so much happiness and we will always have so many good memories. His journey was a peaceful one and we know that he is running free again, and chasing after our other furbabies who have gone before him. We miss you Boonie, and you know that you will always hold a huge piece of our hearts.



Thanks for taking the time to visit today.