Thursday, February 19, 2015

2 New Starts

Good Morning Everyone!

I got the husband off on his snow mobile trip to WY this morning , so that means I have the 4 days to myself! I don't have to cook if I don't want to and If I don't cook that means no dishes to do (I hate dishes) 

Last weekend my daughters and I went to a Martina Mcbride concert, it was awesome! We went out and had Mexican for supper before the concert which was excellent also!!!! That was Friday night and Saturday my grandson's had basketball tournaments until 2:00 - I very much enjoyed the morning sitting and watching them play. Then I headed to Madison for Kacee's 9th birthday party, at the community center so the kids could swim in the indoor pool they had a blast. I didn't get home until about 7:00 and I was ready to sit and put my feet up!

Saturday I also finished stitching the main part of Woodland Folks so now all I have to do is add the clouds and Zachary's birth information.

I have had a couple of new starts this past week - the first one I saw on ebay  and wanted it really bad. I bid on it and end up being out bid at the last minute. So I went searching to see if I could find another one. Ended up ordering it from 123 Stitch. The funny part is that I got the pattern and the called for floss for less than what the person on ebay paid for her pattern so I turn out the winner.
Here is my progress on Rose Garden
 by Blackbird Design.
Stitched on 32 ct crea Belfast linen
with Classic Color Works - Jakey Brown

My second new start is called Let it Snow  
designed by Ozark Sampler - Mill Hill
Here is my progress 
I can not remember the last time I used 14 ct Aida, but I had a pretty piece of light blue ( which you can't see by my picture) which matched the floss that I am using perfectly. (14ct is also easier on the eyes) Kinda fun to switch it up a little.

I have to work this afternoon but have tomorrow off from work. I plan to go and get my nails done and do a little shopping. Then tomorrow night my granddaughter will perform at half time of the basketball game. This will be the first time that I will see her dance with her group. Should be fun to watch.

My husband and I had our picture
 taken for the church directory

Well that's about all for this week!
Happy Stitching 
Denise

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cleaning In The Sewing Room

Good Morning Everyone!!!

The last couple of days I have been working in my sewing room. It seems that when I finish a project I have a tendency to leave it lay on the counter, and start a new project. So I put away a lot of threads and organized my fabric. Generally cleaned up the sewing room.

As I was putting things away I came across something that I started back in Sept. and only worked on it for a couple of days but its almost done. And I never blogged about it.
Crazy Quilt Mini Stocking
Stoney Creek Collection
(Sorry for the fold in the material )
I will leave this one out so that I can finish it up.

I have been working on the back stitching on Woodland Folk - here is my progress
I have a few flowers and back stitching on left side of the log. Then to add the clouds with Zachary's birth information.

I had a finish on Thursday,

"My House"
Little House Needleworks
fabric - 30 ct. Iced Cappuccino
floss- DMC
Started - 1/30/15
Completed - 2/5/15

On Saturday I spent the day watching my two favorite boys play basketball. A total of 6 games.
Gavin #7 is in 5th grade

Trey #33 is in 6th grade.

Auntie Kay and her favorite niece Sharlee  goofing around.

As I am typing this I got a text message from my daughter - she sent me the schedule for this coming Saturdays basketball games. Another long day of game, but love watching them play. 

Well time to get some work done!
Have a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Weather in the Dakota's

Good Morning Everyone!

How is everyone's weekend going?  Ready for the Super Bowl? I am not a big sports person but I will watch (or listen to it mostly). 

Yesterday I was sitting at my dinning room table playing on my lap top and I looked up and out the window, this is what I saw.
See the squirrel sitting in my bird feeder. This little guy must have know what was coming.
Because ---

Sitting here at my lap top again this morning and this is what I see.
yucky white stuff!!!!

Well on to the more important stuff! 
This week I worked on Woodland Folks and it's looking pretty good I think.
Lots of backstitching in the grass and the log. I am not going to put this one away this week, I would like to get some more backstitching done on it.

when I need to take a break from the backstitching I will work on a new start.
Little House Needleworks  "My House"
I was playing with my stash the other day and this one jump out at me so I found some fabric that would work and the DMC floss. It calls for 3 Classic Colorworks that I didn't have so I am sticking with the DMC.
And this is where I am this morning on it.
I really debated changing the ecru snow to a bright white but in the end decided I like the ecru. So we will see if I like it when it is completed.

I have been playing on ebay this last week and have made some purchases. One thing that I was hoping to win was a Blackbird Design - Rose Garden. But someone went higher than I was willing to go. So I didn't win it and was determined to fine me one. I went  to 123 Stitch and ordered it and the 3 skeins of floss it called for. I purchased the pattern and floss for the same amount that she paid for her pattern on ebay. Sometime ebay is not the way to go.

Well I think its time to get back to my stitching!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Me and my granddaughter





Friday, January 23, 2015

Christmas Stitching

Good Morning Everyone!

I have a busy day planned but wanted to get a post out there before it gets started.
First I have to go get tags for our vehicles, stop at the ASCS office and talk to them about the farm program, then head south to Sioux Falls and order new glasses for the husband and I have my eye exam at 11:00am,& planning on getting my nails done. Then back home to get ready to go out with my daughter tonight, we are going to go out for supper and then watch bull riding at the Expo. I have watch bull riding on TV but never seen it in person, so it should be fun.

Now for an update on my stitching

Lizzie Kate 
Christmas Blessings
Flip it - Joy
This was a quick stitch! I now have 9 of these done and 3 left to stitch.

The next thing I worked on was Christmas Envelope Cards. I was hoping to finish it by today but that didn't happen but I did make great progress.
This is only one of six envelopes that I found on Pinterest. And beings I work at a small Post Office in our community I thought they would be fun to stitch and display in my office at Christmas time.

My plan for the weekend and next week is working on Woodland folks - which reminds me I need to order a skein of green for it. I will have to do that after i finish this post. There is a lot of backstitching to get done on this piece. And there is the possibility that I might get this one done by next Friday. We will see what this next week brings me.

I leave you with a picture of my granddaughter, she is learning to drive a snowmobile that once belong to her older brother. She is not as excited about driving it as he was. She would rather be inside with me, but she had fun.
Jan 10, 2015 


Time to get my butt moving!
Have a great weekend with lots of stitching

Happy Stitching
Denise










Friday, January 16, 2015

First New Start Of 2015

Good Morning Everyone!

This past week I worked on Woodland Folks and made some progress.
This is where I left off at the end of December
And here we are today!
Back stitching  and flowers left to stitch.
This next week I am working on a new start. Its called Christmas Envelope Cards. I found them on Pinterest and printed them off. There are 6 of them that I found. It didn't say who the designer was but it came off Gallery.ru page.
Here is the one that I am working on.

I will start this today and use the called for DMC floss 28 ct Evenweave fabric.
Should be a quick stitch.

Well time to pickup the house and pay some bills before I go to work this afternoon.
Have a great Weekend everyone!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

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