Friday, June 27, 2014

stitch from stash report for June

There was actually some stitching going on this month...yay! I got through another month without spending any money on stash too. I have so much here that it makes it a little bit easier. And I really try to avoid looking at any of the new goodies coming out all the time.

Anyway, I finished one of my WIPs...Shades of Autumn, designed by Jo-Anne Mason for Dinky-Dyes Designs and stitched with Dinky Dyes silks which came with the pattern. I love the colors in this piece and it was really fun to stitch. The fabric is much more yellow than it appears in this photo.

When I went to look for another design to start, I found this one from Midsummer Night Designs all kitted up and ready to go. It is called Bloom and is stitched with Anchor threads. I stitched a bit more on it last night after taking the photo, so I think this one may be finished soon.

I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else did this month.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, and I hope you all have a great weekend!

It's TUSAL time

Here's Mr. Froggy with this month's orts. I managed to get some stitching done. Not as much as I would have liked, but I did have a finish (see my stitch from stash post for this month) so I am a happy stitcher! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

TUSAL time

A little late, as usual, but here is my TUSAL gathering for this month. I also added a couple of photos to my previous post if anyone wants to take a peek.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

stitch from stash report for May

No money spent on stash this month!

And I actually did do some stitching. I finished up my piece on a round robin that we did with Friendly Stitchers this year - Halloween Horn Book Sampler from Plum Street Samplers.

 Thanks again to Sally, Gillie, DJ, Frances, Mouse, Ally and Niina for all your lovely stitching.

I also picked up two WIPs from my stash. I finished Gilded Cage  from Carriage House Samplings

 and am working on Shades of Autumn...a Dinky Dyes pattern.

When I find my camera, I will add some pictures to this's been so long since I had anything to take a photo of!

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TUSAL post for April

I thought I missed yesterday's TUSAL post, but I think it is I'm not late after all!  Here is a quickie pic before I head off to work.

Happy to see lots more threads in here this month...two round robins and a start-to-finish sampler...all going into the mail today. I feel good!

Hope you all have a great day!

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

stitch from stash for April

I am happy to report that I have actually done some stitching this month!

This is a round robin that belongs to Gillie from Friendly Stitchers. I did the small flower in the upper left corner. The colors on this piece are gorgeous!

I also stitched a sampler for my sister for a birthday gift. This is the second time I have stitched this for a gift...the other was for my sister - in - law. I love this sampler, and I think the saying is really appropriate for a special birthday. It is Joy in the Journey from Little House Needleworks.

So my report for this month:
  • money spent: .82 for three DMC colors I was missing for the sampler
  • stitched from stash: Joy in the Journey
I'm off to work on another round robin piece.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reading Challenge for March

I seem to be running a little slow these days...sorry!

The challenge for our Reading Relit for March was to read a book that was turned into a movie and see what we thought. This was a bit of a problem for me. Usually, if I have read a book, I don't watch the movie. And I don't actually go to the movies all that much. But I did go see The Silver Linings Playbook, and when I realized that it was based on a book by Matthew Quick, I decided to read it and see if the movie did the book justice.
I have to say that I really loved the movie, and I also really like the book too. The characters were the same, and some of the situations were also the same, but they were changed around somewhat in the movie.There were a few things added to the movie that weren't in the book, and some things that were in the book, but not the movie. I think this was a good thing. If the book had been filmed exactly as written, I don't think it would have been as good. I also think the casting for the movie was spot on, and I am really glad I read this one (but if I had read it first, I don't know if I would have gone to see the movie...just because that is usually something I don't do, like I said!)

Anyway, the challenge for April is to read a favorite book from childhood. I have been a big fan of mysteries since I was a young girl, and of course some of the first mysteries I ever read were from the Nancy Drew series. So I have picked a few of them to read this month. Wonder what I will think of them, all these years later....

'Till next time, thanks for taking the time to visit!