Thursday, November 10, 2016


Hi all!

Couldn't think of an attention-grabbing title! I'm a little on the tired side, bored so I thought I would take some last minute pictures and here I am! I do have some finishes, progress, and Stash!

So the progress I have is on Jack's Bash by PSS..
I don't know why I get that big red splotch in the middle on nighttime, lamplight pictures but there it is. This fabric does have some small areas of red splotchyness but nothing like the picture. Anyway, I got the sawtooth border in below the first row of alphabet, nothing hard about it and it went fast. I have another row below the last part of alphabet. Below that are the tops of heads and a roof and then I'll have stitched half of this design, folks! The rest of it becomes interesting as there's a house, 4 people, a verse in tent stitch, and a very large lawn (well, to me it's large!), and two large urns with plants!

Here is Jack before

I quit stitching on Jack because I received my exchange partners' info and started stitching right away which is also one of my finishes. I don't think she knows I have a blog. So, she likes Plum Street and the color blue. She was in luck because I like PSS also and had the perfect design-The Favorite Font Sampler..
On 36ct something Edinburg linen. I made the fox a little more browner and the house blue. We can't make a pinkeep so I'll make it into a flat ornament with a hanger. Mailing date is the 30th. This weekend I'll put it together and get it in the mail next week or the week of Thanksgiving. Yay! 

My other finish was a little Christmas ornament for the Keeping Christmas Project hosted by Honeybee.
This is a freebie by Stitchorizeit. I added green Kreinik to the green floss for the stars? on the sides for some bling. Here's the link to this design. You just have to scroll down until you run into it:

I'm stitching another ornament and its half way done but no picture yet.

Stash! I bought all the charts from Stash Unload and Stash Unloading on FB, and the fabric on etsy.
The fabric is 36 ct with some light beige coloring for only $6.50, the Fleur de Lys chart for $4 ppd because I've joined a Mardi Gras type SAL on FB in February or March, the PSS chart for $9 ppd, the Hands on Designs chart for $4 and the two PS minis for $2 each. Not bad at all. Then I ungrouped myself from Stash Unload! 

I have joined a Stitch from Stash 2017 on FB. I think my stash buying has been pretty mild this entire year compared with previous years. The Nashville market always trips me up though! I gave myself a $25 budget but I doubt I'll go over it, maybe a thread or two here and there. 

Some of you may have noticed no Halloween giveaway this year. The time got away from me and then my kitty died and the bill was over $300 and then my daughter's pickup broke down and there went $500 so no giveaway:( But stay tuned for the end of this month because I'll announce a Christmas giveaway. It's my 6 year blogaversary in December and well, it's the Christmas season! It's a prim kind of giveaway so if you like prim, this ones for you!

I think that's it. I have a couple people messaging me so I better attend to that.

I want to say Welcome to new followers, on Blogger and Bloglovin'. There were so many of you checking out the blog hop that a few of you stayed! Glad to have you!

I better get. Take care!


  1. I love the projects. I like The Font sampler! Thought I had it in my files but not so...may have to get it!

  2. Great progress on Jack's.
    The Christmas freebie is simple but look so effective, I love it.
    Beautiful new stash too.

  3. I love your Jack's Bash WIP. Not surprising since I pretty much love all of the PSS patterns. :) Great stash haul - thanks for the eye candy!

  4. Lovely stitching and stash Shelly.


  5. I love the Jack Bash Sampler. I look forward to seeing more of it.

  6. Great post! Fun stash - that fb page gets me too!

  7. Great progress on Jack.
    Love the Ho Ho Ho, and nice stash!

  8. First, what a beautiful header!! I love Jack but all the tent(is that over one???) stitches scare me. I hate to do over one. You have lots of new treasures!

  9. As always, you have a lot of stitching to show!
    I am in Stash Unload, but I have not bought anything in a while! I know how easy it is to just keep getting more and more! ha

  10. Still good progress on Jacks Bash, that border is so pretty. Good luck on the stitch from stash in 2017, I always worry if I don't buy that chart now that i'll never be able to find it again (which is of course not true but I tell myself it could be).

  11. All of your WIP's are looking so pretty...I love the colors of them. Your charts that you bought...they look like they are fun to do. My favorite WIP is Jack's Bash. Those colors are so stunning on that material.

    Happy Stitching
    Linda K

  12. Beautiful stitching :) I'm sorry you had so many hardships, I hope things are better!