Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March '13 Ornament SAL

I have two ornaments for March to show...
The Pickety Witch freebie by The Little Stitcher and can be found HERE . On 32ct linen using DMC. Next up is one of those 2-birds-with-1-stone situations!

Here's Magic by Charlotte's Web Needlework found in the JCS Ornament 2010 magazine. This beauty is also one of my Turtle Trot WIPs. This is the result of marathon stitching Sunday and last night. There are more beads below the wand on the pattern but after battling the metallic DMC in the wings, shoes, Smyrnas' on the bottom of the dress and the words, I just wanted to be done! It's pretty though.

By the time the 13th of April rolls around to report to the Turtle Trot I will have another finish. But you'll have to wait til the 13th!

I met with Mary from Stitches and More for breakfast and she had made me this project bag! How very cool! I love these things and it's my first one
It's a pretty good size and it's been put to use. Thanks again Mary! BTW Mary, I saw the picture on your blog of the moon and I have a general idea of where you're staying at just by looking at the mountains in the background! That almost sounds stalker-ish! Eeewww. But have a good safe trip back to Oklahoma!

Well I've got to go. This is my 95th post and counting down to 100 when I'll have another Giveaway. After this Giveaway, I'll have to stop! I enjoy doing this but I'm looking at some auto repairs down the road (no pun intended) or actually buying another car. I did do some 'Nashville stashing' and I'll have a pic of those soon. But I kept my distance from the Attic this year! No worries, I have enough kitted-up stuff to stitch and they'll have to suffice! Take Care you all! Welcome to the new followers also!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Giveaway prize goes to....

"CARRIE"!!

Carrie said "Happy belated, belated birthday! That looks like a very nice giveaway! I can't wait for the weather to be in the 60's here. Right now it's cold and snowing, yuck! Counting the days until spring arrives in Ohio!"

Congratulations Carrie! Let me know your mailing address at azcampis@yahoo.com, and I'll get your package out to you as soon as I can! Thank You to all you ladies who played along, wish I could send you all something! I'm closing in on 100 posts so I'm pretty sure I'll have another giveaway for that. I'm seeing a stitched item as being part of the prize.

Also, I finished my exchange piece Thursday night-Yay me!! I immediately started stitching on a WIP and it felt good! This weekend I'll be finish finishing the exchange piece and have it in the mail by Monday.

Take care everyone! Thanks for stopping in whether you're a follower or just found me via another blog I follow!

Monday, March 11, 2013

TUSAL-March '13 and a reminder!

Hi All

Here's my TUSAL jar since last time
Since I'm stitching on nothing but my exchange project, you get to see what colors I'm using! Speaking of exchange project, I'm getting closer and closer to finishing it with 7 days left to do that and then finish it into whatever it's going to be. You see, I work 4-10 hour days with a 3 day weekend. When I get home at 5 p.m. or so, I start cooking for my daughter and I. Wash dishes old school (no dishwasher!), sit down to computer and check emails, throw a load in the washer if need be. After that at 7 p.m. is when I can finally stitch and then it's to bed by 10. This past weekend it was a marathon stitching session for Sat. and Sun. Evenings and weekends are really the only time I have to stitch. In these next few days I may be looking at an all-nighter to get this project done! Wish me luck! I may not even have time to stitch on a WIP for the Turtle Trot report on the 13th.

Lainey with Stitched With Love is also having a little contest with the exchange; a Easter hat/bonnet contest. I totally forgot and this past weekend is when I remembered. So my daughter and I hit Hobby Lobby, a dollar store, and I went to a second-hand store for supplies for this hat. I found a straw hat at the second-hand store for cheap. I can't show you my creation but I have to say it's cute! Easter week is when Lainey will post all the pictures for voting. Then I'll put a picture on my blog.

As some of you requested, here's my daughters' Fairy Garden
The roses are plastic, so are the bushes in front of the house, but those are real Juniper needles she took off our big bushes. As soon as it gets warmer, she'll plant flowers in place of the roses and Juniper. She's taken a Pinterest break so I haven't been stuffing my face!

Gracie from Needles Pins and Dragonflies sent me a birthday package!

From Pineberry Lane which I happen to love, and fabric/floss. And
Party in a Bag! How cool! Thank You Gracie, you are a sweetheart! Fancey will go on top of my heap of new starts for this year.

And now the reminder-have you left a comment on the last post HERE for entry to my giveaway! If not, well, get on over there! You have 'til the 15th early in the a.m. to do it. And why am I choosing a name so early in the morn? That's when I usually get out of the shower lol!

It's time to get on back to the couch to stitch more on the exchange item (what else is new!). Blogger is throwing a fit also so Take Care! And

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Total Blank..

as far as an idea for a title!

Things are a bit blah here. Now yesterday the sun was shining..I mean it was a short-sleeve day, in the '60s! But today, clouds moved in, there's a bit of a breeze and its a little chilly. So we'll blame the clouds for the quality of the few pics I'll have below.

I've been stitching hysterically furiously on my Stitched With Love exchange piece. I mean, I have not picked up anything else since the beginning of February. I didn't even have an ornament finish for the Ornament SAL and that bugs me! This project needs to be done by the 18th of this month and shipped out and I'm hoping I'll make it. With the Fall Into Halloween exchange back before Halloween, the project I picked was smaller and it seems like there was more time. This time though, I'm feeling the pressure!

So have you all checked out the designs coming out of Nashville? I've already put in a pre-order at Stitching Bits and Bobs for a few limited edition kits, one of the LizzieKate designs and a Sweetheart Tree Halloween design. I may be heading to Phoenix and the Attic this coming weekend. I'm not sure if they're having their Market Day or not; I'll have to check out their website. I checked out the Bush Blog and boy! have they got some great things to stitch up! So does With Thy Needle and Thread.

Do you know someone who is addicted to Pinterest? I do--my daughter! Because of her addiction, I've probably gained 5 lbs. eating 2 creations that she found there. It's all Pinterests' fault! Today she's putting together a fairy garden with a large planter, garden soil, a birdhouse, decorations, and later on, planting some flowers in it. It looks cute so far. Well I had hoped she would turn crafty so I can't complain!

I finally bought a handy tool that I've been wanting and here it is
A cord maker! I believe it was Carol from Stitching Dreams who told me about using a corder to make cords.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Here's the Belated, Belated Birthday Giveaway! lol. It's a little one, almost all blue which describes my mood for the last couple of months. Yesterday though with the sunshine, things are looking up. Anyway here's the goodies available

On the right are #28 Bohin needles (I love these needles; they're sturdy, straight, not too long, not too short), a pyn pillow made from BBD fabric and mother-of-pear buttons, shiny Italian Premax scissors, shiny Stitch Happy travel cup, and LHN's The North Wind (I know, some of you have been dealing with some very snowy weather but you can stitch this up in the middle of the summer when it's 90 degrees with 90 degrees humidity!).

All you have to do is leave a comment. You don't have to be a follower. I'll pick a name on the morning of the 15th at 4:45 a.m. which is a Friday.

I need to get back to my stitching! I can't wait to have this exchange piece stitched. I really miss working on my WIPs and my one start. I'll be back before I draw for the giveaway with my TUSAL and Turtle Trot report. Take Care and Thanks for being a follower!