Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stitch from Stash September + Stash!

First up, SFS Business:

Beginning Balance: $65.51
September:               25.00
Balance:                 $90.51

MONTH: September

SPENT: $66.01 yikes! 

EARNED: $2.00. This was from the PS Queen Bee. I had a finish of my exchange project but lost
     the chart and its measurements. Oh well..

BALANCE: $26.50 Yay!

The WIPs I worked on were Halloween Revelry, the exchange stitching, and Sweet Liberty (my 
    Americana SAL project). That was it.

Just what the heck did I buy?!! Look..
I had been eyeballing the Lady's Sachet for some time now. It's the crown that got me! Peek a Boo from Val's Stuff-isn't that pumpkin cute? The denim gingham for the design will be my first time stitching on that type of fabric. I have a hankering to stitch some smaller Halloween and will start it this weekend. And the LHN pattern, can't wait to start it. And I also bought...
There are some great designs in this magazine, both punchneedle and xs. And.....! Lol...
I had to have this chart. It's a reissue over at Stitching Bits and Bobs. Oh, there are lots more of PS that I would love to have but this will do for now. The pompom trim is exempt from SFS! The other things I bought were the secondhand finds that I talked about a couple posts back maybe.

The exchange project is about done, some final tweaking happening and will be in the mail this weekend. I was wrong about the date to ship. For those of us with partners in the country, September 30th is the mail date. Whew! Scared myself!

Last but not least, it's Halloween giveaway time! The only rule is be a follower! Overseas is welcome except for South Africa. Nothing against South Africans, it just seems that packages to this country get lost! Comment on This post that you would like a chance to win. I may also have a consolation prize. Drawing day is October 7th, exactly two weeks from today, at my bedtime! Also, for the GP, tell me if you wear necklaces or earrings. I think that's it. This fella and his unseen buddy are looking forward to haunting their new homes, wooooooo!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Post Frolic, An Apple a Day, and a finish


I am returned from the Dead! I think this might be a quote from a book or something, not sure! It applies to my stitching and blogging mojo, there was nothing, nada, zilch. I stitched enough to have one finish which is below. So I joined the Kitten Stitching and Friday Frolics SAL to jump start my mojo and to remind myself to stitch with FNSI which is always on the 3rd Friday. Well, I forgot FNSI AGAIN! But I remembered the Frolic and here's what I stitched..
Halloween Revelry by the Primitive Needle and stitched for the Sept./Oct. 2009 JCS issue. Here's where I was last time..
This is a Crazy project and so I would love to have it finished before this Halloween but at 40ct fabric, I don't think that's happening!

An Apple a Day. Part of the problem was working on my apples..
I have them completely blanket-stitched and now just have to blanket stitch the base, the round circle, and then attach the apples to the base. It was relaxing to stitch on the apples while bingeing on Longmire! 

Over at the PS SAL, I had this finish, in case some of you hadn't seen it..
It's from the unnamed card but I'm calling it Queen Bee. Took me all of a few hours, the only stitching in the 18 days between posts. This will be a gift. I have some ideas for the FF (Final Finish) of it.

I also finished the item for the Exchange that Dixiesamplar is hosting. I have to the 23rd or 24th to get the whole kaboodle into the mail and sent off. Just glad Terri hooked me up with a fellow countryman or woman! I have a few more things to buy for the package and a trip to Hobby Lobby to buy supplies for the finishing for the Exchange item will be today. So I'm going to be a busy bee today!

Next week, I'm announcing a Halloween Giveaway. I love Halloween as I'm sure most of you know! I've been collecting things through the year and am making two of the items in addition to other stuff. It's more like a Prim kind of Halloween. There won't be any laughing pumpkins or things like that. It'll be great! So if you like/love Halloween, be sure to check these pages out next week. I'm doing it early so the winner can display the items early enough.

Luckily, most of of the things are exempt under SFS rules!

Glad you could stop in. Welcome to the new Bloglovin' followers. Hope me and my stitching are interesting enough! Lol. Take care!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Frolic with Kitten!

Yeah. I up and joined yet another SAL with Kaye! Thought it would kickstart my stitching mojo which has been foundering for almost two weeks.