Wednesday, June 25, 2014
For this months SFS, we were given a $50 bonus of which I took advantage of! Thanks Mel! It's quite convoluted though and I just hope Mel can figure this one out!
Beginning Balance was $33.13
Regular June amount- $25.00=$58.13
Add $50 bonus =$108.13
I spent $14.00 on Miss Baxter's House by Stacy Nash
0.46 on a skein of DMC to finish Fancey Blackett
22.55 in fibers for Miss Baxter
15.90 for the patterns for the Primitive Hare Mystery SAL
11.09 fabric for Miss Baxter
11.40 fabric for the PH SAL
for a grand total of $75.40 in purchases! I now have a new balance of $32.73 (108.13 - 75.40).
I had 2 new starts from stash: Happy Bunny Bunny Day by the Trilogy (which i showed on a previous post) and Wicked by Barbara Ana Designs. Here's what I have for Wicked
WIPs I worked on were Fancey Blackett, Snowy Night, R.B. Sampler Pillow, Dream Big, LK Scary Mystery Sampler, and School Days. Here's progress on Dream Big
And what it looked like before
Here's School Days before
The colors of this sampler are what it really looks like.
I really blew a hole in my budget so I've got to watch it from here on out. In July the new Halloween JCS issue comes out and I've reserved a copy from 123stitch and that will be the end of the money leak. Well, until I see what kind of things are in the Halloween issue!
I'm off to stitch. Take care!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Just what am I up to anyway?! I surprised myself by FINALLY finishing some things. Above is the leftover mess.
Take a look at Housework Never Killed by LizzieKate
The backing fabric is the same as the green polka-dot on the front. Yesterday, I went to Hobby Lobby to see what kind of trims I could find. Found some and then went to the sale wall to check out the fabric remnants. This green polka-dot was there with a larger piece. I've been stitching an Easter piece that I'm going to make a cube and thought this fabric would go great for it. I originally had a green check for Housework but tried this and viola! Very pretty if I do say so myself! Love it.
Now this design I don't know who the designer is but I did the bleed thing again. Darn!
See the 'a' in Xmas? Aarrgh. Well, this is for me personally so it's not too bad but I was so proud of how it turned out. The backing is the same stripe but going horizontally.
Trick or Treat from La D Da, from a Halloween preview issue of JCS
It looks funny because I ran out of stuffing at this point. It needs more. I may edge this with black beads.
And, Dead of Night by Funk and Weber, no stuffing at all
I have the funky (Funk and Weber? Get it?) skeleton fabric sewed to the side. I need to cover the seam and have white ric rac for that. It's busy but a skeleton get together is always busy right?! I stitched the pumpkin with an orange that matched the skeleton hats. Tomorrow, I'll head to Hobby Lobby for more stuffing.
Last week, I picked this up to stitch. Poor thing was still sitting there from before Easter!
Happy Bunny Bunny Day by the Trilogy. There are 6 pink buttons that go on this, 3 on top, 3 at the bottom. I found the buttons from JABC on a ONS but they were $8.something for 6. Ugh. So yesterday at Hobby Lobby, I found those buttons in the pic for $1.99. They're perfect. I'll use the pink ones. That's the white ric rac I'm using for the skeletons. For Bunny though, I have this pretty white frame that works very well but I also thought of finding a fabric with those colors on it and making a pillow. I'll have to see what I'll do.
I mostly finish things to hang but decided it would be nice to have pillows to put in a bowl.
Here's my trims I picked up. I'm blowing my budget to smithereens! I'm pretty sure I read that trims, fabric, etc. are exempt from the SFS budget, as are q-snaps and the like. I also bought a very small q-snap for ornaments. Last week Mel from SFS, let us know of an extra $50.00 added to our budget. We just have to spend the usual $25.00 first. Oh yeah! I'm taking care of that, you betcha! I've gone and joined The Primitive Hare's Mystery SAL she has on FB. So I bought the e-pattern and am awaiting the fabric for it. I also bought fabric for the Stacy Nash design I spoke of last post. I gotta do my part for the economy, dontcha know!
Well this is it for this post in between the SALs and whatnot. I squirreled away 4 hours of finishing this morning and if not for running out of stuffing, I'd probably still be finishing! Oh, and I've got more to finish too! Take care everyone!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hi all! I'm so excited! I just went and picked up my copy of this
Of course, Momo had to get into the picture. After I post, I will be losing myself in this book!
Turtle Trot, right! Here's Fancey, all finished
Fancey Blackett by Pineberry Lane, on 28ct Antique White linen with DMC. See the evil red eyes of the owls? And I thought the corn cobs looked great with their coloring. I have my fingers crossed that these pictures show up good on my blog. I'm at the mercy of this Blogger app. I'll miss Fancey but I do have one more pattern with her on it.
What's next? Oh yeah! I finished my 5th ornament
Snowy Night by Prairie Schooler, using 32ct Lambswool with DMC except for the dark area, used GAST Black Crow. I'll make this up like it is in the magazine, with felt backer and a hanger. Out of the JCS '08 Ornie mag. As Carol from Stitching Dreams said, Prairie Schoolers are a comfort stitch. And she's right. You can really lose yourself in them. They're like wearing an old comfy pair of slippers!
I also had some progress with the Ruby Pemberton Sampler Pillow, before
I wet this a little to iron it and some of the color bled in that middle row of stitches. Argh! I will keep this so it's no biggie! On 36ct, 1 over 2.
Couple weeks ago, I was hardly stitching at all. I was reading blogs and came upon Stacy Nash's blog with a pic of her new series of samplers and took one look at those chickens and said to myself, I've got to have this! Check out the chickens
Miss Baxters House. I put in an order for the fibers yesterday. Yes, my budget took a hit but I'll be a good girl from here on out. I do, however, need the fabric! Ha! My budget can handle the purchase of fabric because nothing in my stash looks good with this pattern.
I think that's all I had to say. Thanks for stopping in, as always. I really do appreciate your comments and try to respond quickly.