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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

stitch from stash

Month: March
Spent: $26.76
Earned: $24.00

It's hard to believe that another month is over, but so glad that spring is here! 

I did spend a little bit on charts this month...a lovely new design from iStitch and an older stocking design from Blackbird Designs left over from a retreat that I just had to have ( a mermaid and a lighthouse...two of my faves). I also needed some needles and a hoop and a bit of thread.

Here are some pics of three  pieces that I finished from my stash this month. I've also stitched a bit on some newer things, but they haven't been in the stash long enough (although the fabric and threads have been!)

This first one is Joyful Summer from Country Cottage Needleworks. I started this when waiting in the hospital for my grandson to be born, summer of 2008. For some reason I put it down and finally picked it back up this year to finish. I love the colors in this piece. I used beads instead of French knots where they were called for.

This is another of the mittens from Crossed-Eyed Cricket. It is called Promise of Spring.

And this last is one of the scripture series from Little House Needleworks, called Gentleness. I was off on the centering of this one, so the finishing will be a bit of a challenge! I love that the threads are included with these.

I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else has done this month!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

TUSAL and a Disaster!

Only one day late...not bad! My little bowl of orts is quite full this month which makes me very happy!

What does not make me happy is the big stitching mistake I discovered this past week. (If you also post on the Get It Done SAL blog, sorry for the repetition!) I started Quaker Christmas II back in December of 2012. I put it away for some reason and started stitching on it again this year, hoping to finish it by Christmas. It is the companion piece to Quaker Christmas from ByGone Stitches, (which I stitched several years ago and which I love). Anyway, I was very happy to finish Page One of the piece this month, and was getting ready to move forward to another page. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go across the piece or down, so I was checking out the pages when I discovered my mistake. My big mistake. I'm sure you can see where I am going with this. I assumed that since the first piece was wider than it is long, the second piece would be the same. I did not check. And of course...I assumed wrong. I could have cried! I guess I should be happier that I had not gone even further with the piece than I did, but still...So now I will have to take out all the stitching I have already done and start over. And I am really not ready to do that right now! Maybe this summer....

So, lesson learned. Always read all the directions on your patterns before you start, and never assume! I know I never will again!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. It was raining a minute ago but now the sun is shining!
Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

gifted gorgeousness


It's time for a gifted gorgeousness update. This pattern is from By Gone Stitches and is called Autumn Quaker. It was gifted to me by Gillie, my Secret Santa from 2013. I started this as one of my January challenges, and haven't made too much progress yet. It's coming along though! Please ignore the wrinkles...I just took it out of the hoop.


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