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hétfő, január 18, 2016

belated ort report

I'm a bit late with my first  ort report for 2016, but here it is, nonetheless...


Not a whole heck of a lot in there!  Basically, those are my orts from my one stitching session Jan 2... as we went on holidays afterwards for a week and I haven't stitched on anything until tonight.

Those few threads are from my new project I mentioned in my last post - Tea Break by Jardin Prive. I forgot to take a photo of my wip, but I promise I will soon.

Till next time... happy stitching!

péntek, január 01, 2016

old and new year...

Happy New Year to everyone!  I managed to have two more quick little happy dances at the end of December (I can say that now since it is January 1st)... I managed to stitch and finish both Merry One and Merry Two by Plum Street Samplers.
Both very cute and fun stitches.  I am planning on using some of the motifs from both to make into ornaments in the future.

Here they are... both stitched with the called for threads that came with the pattern, with one thread over 2 on 32ct chocolate milk jobelan by Stephanie. One of my favourite fabrics.


Since it is the beginning of a new year, it is also the annual emptying of the ort jar... these are all my orts from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015...

Now normally I just throw them out, but I have seen some interesting ideas of how to reuse them in the future...

And also since it is Jan 1... it is time for a new start as well..  I have been starting the last couple of years with a pattern from Jardin Prive, and I kept to that little tradition, which is now going on its 3 year.  I picked Tea Break by Jardin Prive, except I changed the pink tea cups to blue for mine...

 
 Not much to see just yet, just a floss toss...

vasárnap, december 20, 2015

belated ort report and another finish

I'm a very late in posting my last ort report for the 2015 TUSAL...  Not much in the jar, but I haven't been doing very much stitching as of late... I have been doing more crochet as I had a gift to finish for Christmas.

Here is my December tusal...


and here is my finished blanket that I was working on instead of stitching...

 
 
I'm still working on a scarf for Christmas, but I don't think that will be done in time.  However the recipient knows this and is fine, I was just hoping to surprise her with it.
 

hétfő, december 07, 2015

happy dancing

and we have a finish!
the year long SAL with Palko  The quote in English is: "So teach us to remember our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" Psalm 90:12


szerda, december 02, 2015

wips...

I've been working on catching up with my monthly SAL with Palko, and have finally caught up, just in time to get the last month's installment.  I'm working on December right now, so once that is done I will have a happy dance and I'll show a picture of the whole thing...

Till then you will have do with close ups of September, October, and November

 
 



szombat, november 14, 2015

catch up - crochet projects

In addition to stitching... I've also been crocheting... though not as much...

I managed to finish off another blanket, though it turned out smaller than I wanted... you can still snuggle into it, but it really is only  single person blanket... not really more than that... I was concentrating more on the stripes than the actual size... I do like how it turned out... I used a random stripe generator for the pattern.

It will be a Christmas gift for my niece, as she wanted a blanket in purples and yellows... so I used two purples and a yellow and a cream colour for hers...
 

I have also started 2 more crochet projects... one is scarf in greys for my other niece
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 And the other is another blanket for my other nephew in blues...  though you can't quite tell in the picture... the colours are close to DMC 930 and 932 and the third one will be a grey and will be just big fat stripes.

I know time is short... but I am trying to have both of these done for Christmas. I'll try and keep you updated on them!

péntek, november 13, 2015

catch up - stitching projects 2

In between working on the commissioned pieces I did work on some of my own stitching... I pulled a few wips out, ignored others, and started a new one...here is my progress on them...

 My newest start... Halloween nine by Sanman originals for the merry members. It is such a cute little stitch...
 
My Lanarte Summer Bouquet got some love...
 
 As did my Home Sweet Home sampler by Grilles de Maryse, two squares left on the main piece and that part is done.
 
 
 
I also managed to catch up and fall behind yet again on my monthly SAL through Palkolap's blog... here are June, July and August and all of them together...
 
 
 

I am very behind on my Sunday SAL with Barbi and Linda, I haven't touched it since June... I'm sure that Linda is almost done hers by now, from what I have seen on her blog, she is getting close!  Not sure where Barbi is as she is missing in action as well... Poor Linda we abandoned her on this SAL!

csütörtök, november 12, 2015

catch up - stitching projects part 1

I have been a little busy with some commissioned pieces... 4 in total this year... one you have already seen - the company logo for a friend...

I have 3 more that I have finished...

Two for co-workers
 
 
 and the third one another company logo... I'm not happy with the wording in the banner, but I've stitched it and restitched it so many times, that I am sick of looking at it and don't want to keep them waiting any longer. No matter what I tried I just couldn't get those darn letters correct, with the spacing in the darn banner...

 
 
I also have a happy dance of my own to share... I finished off Sue Hillis'
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  It was a fun stitch, and as you can I see I definitely changed the colours!  I stitched it on 32ct frozen margarita jobelan by Under the Sea fabrics.  Not sure of the threads as I didn't write those down.
 
I am tempted to stitch it again for myself, as this one was originally stitched as a gift...

szerda, november 11, 2015

where has the time gone????

Oh my!!  4 and 1/2 months have gone by without a single blog post! I don't know what to say other than seriously where did the time go??? I have been busy and I have lots to show you...

Let's start with the tusal, since today is the day we are to post Novembers!  I've been stitching, and diligently taking my pictures, so here they all are from July all the way to today!

July 
 
August 
 
September 
 
October 
 
November 

Definitely lots of stitching going on! I'll show what I've been working on in the next post or two...

szerda, július 01, 2015

Happy 148!


 
 
Happy 148th birthday Canada!!!
 
Happy Canada day to everyone!!!

happy dancing....


I have a happy dance!  It seems like it has been such a long time since I've had a stitchy one! 

I finished The Beekeeper by Plum Street Samplers, stitched on 32 ct chocolate milk jobelan by Hand Dyed by Stephanie, using the called for weeks threads, one thread over 2.

It was such a lovely stitch, and I just adore the way it turned out!  Thank you to Paulette for designing such a great piece!