Monday, May 20, 2013

Lots of things to share

Good Morning Everyone!
Lets see where do I start?
I have been stitching, not as much as I would like too but some. I have been working mostly on We Three Kings since my last posting. Here is my progress.
I have not worked on this piece since last Dec. so it felt good to get it out and work on it. There are a lot of color changes on the this one so I needed a little change of pace and started on Home of a Needleworker by Little House Needleworks. And here is my progress of this piece as of last night.

I started this piece on the 17th and have 882 stitches in the blue house so far. This one will be an easy stitch as there are not very many color changes.

In my last post I told you about my new book shelves in my craft room. Well right next to the book shelves is a closet that I have not used forever, because it stored all of my son's stuff that he did not take with him when he moved out.
So every thing was taken out, sorted, trashed,& given away. I was left with this.
Nothing in the closet, I wash the walls and the floor. Then I decided to take the door off so that it would not become the catch all place and be hidden away forever.
And here I can neatly store my totes.

I was a winner of a giveaway, Cathy over at I Love to Stitch sent these wonderful things to me.
Thank you so much!
Pin Cushion's a Plenty II
Double Embrace By  Sam Sarah
St Nicholas II by Prairie Schooler ( can't wait to start these)
Dinky Darlings Rose Buds (very Cute)
Welcome Samplar by The Mad Samplar Design Company
  a piece of 25 ct linen
and a extending flashlight and magnet ( I had to hide this from my DH as he thought this was an awesome little tool that he could use)

As I close this post I will leave you with a few pictures from the farm I hope you enjoy them
Apple Blooms
Our apple trees in bloom

This is our very first set of twin calves They were born on May 19, 2013. Both are bull calves.
And the ladies of the coop
They produce me many beautiful eggs

I hope everyone has a great week !
Happy Stitching

Friday, May 3, 2013

Better Late than Never!

Hey everyone! I had intended to do this post on Monday but here I am on Friday making time to get this post out there. 

Last Sunday I completed April Showers
Freebie from Needle Bling Designs
28ct African Daisy Hand dyed Jobelan
and the called for threads (CC, GAST, WDW)
Started - 4/23/2013
Completed - 4/27/2013
abt. 900 stitches
Sorry the picture doesn't show that the fabric is actually a light yellow. Because I completed this at the end of  April I will get it finished so it can go in my Spring basket next spring.  We didn't have any spring showers this year, we had spring snow.

Well I did pretty good on stitching just about every day in the month of April. There were only 8 days that I did not pick up a needle and thread. Two of those days I worked on my craft room trying to get stuff put away again. And I bought a new book shelf to store all my magazine's and leaflets and hard covered books
The little book shelf was already in my craft room I just did some moving around and got it looking all neat and organized. (I'm not going to show you the rest of the room at the moment because that is still a mess)

So for the month of April I did a total of 4802 stitches. Here's the breakdown:
Poinsettia House - 1996 stitches 
(finished and posted pic on and earlier post)
Spring Shower - 900 Stitches 
(finished and pictured above)
Blooming with Inspiration - 948 Stitches
(still working on this one)
Green Quaker - 958 Stitches
( this one is also a work in progress)
But I do have a picture of Green Quaker to show where I left off.

Well that is about all the stitching stuff I have for now so I am going to leave you with a couple of pictures of our new born calves. We are waiting on the last 4 calves to be born and then our calving season will be done.

Happy Stitching 

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