Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Stitch from Stash

Month : June
Spent: $ 14.25
Carryover: $ 14.57
Balance: $ 25.32
Good afternoon! It's that time of the month, to share my update for the Stitch from Stash group. This will be my last one. I have decided not to join back up. I want to thank Mel and all her lovely helpers! I appreciate all the hard work you have done to make this such a great group! After 18 months, I am ready to take a break. :-)
I am feeling very virtuous this month! I bought 3 small patterns from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ,earlier this month when they were having a sale and I bought the newest Classic Colorworks / Little House Needleworks thread pack. Well, I have stitched and finished two of the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery patterns and I am almost done with the LHN piece!  Yay me! :-) :-) :-)
I already showed you the scissor fob that I finished. Today, I have Ice Cream, You Scream to show you. It was a fun little stitch and I just did a simple finish. I am hoping to find some cute ribbon or an ice cream cone charm. :-)
I am almost finished with my next piece. It is Sweet Rose by Little House Needleworks, with two of the new Classic Colorworks threads. I think I might make it into a quilted wall hanging. :-)
I probably won't have much to show for a while, because we are leaving to go and visit family for two weeks. Hopefully I will be able to squeeze in some stitching. :-)
I hope that you are having a lovely start to summer, or winter.
Happy stitching!
Love, Heather
Sweet Rose by Little House Needleworks
Ice Cream, You Scream by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Stitching and Finishing

Good morning! It's a gray and rainy day here in Northern Delaware. But it sure is making everything pretty and green!
I can hardly believe that I have finishes (!) to show you all! I think it is safe to say that my stitching mojo has returned! :-)
I finished up the Seasonal Celebrations : Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks. I loved it! I can't wait to stitch the rest of the series! I have ordered the frame and I am just waiting for it to come in. I will be sure to show you when I have that up.
My next finish is the adorable pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery called The Bee Keeper. What a fun little stitch. I made it up into a scissor fob. I love it so much, it makes me smile every time I use it! The fabric that it's laying on in the picture is what is on the back!
My next new finish is a freebie from The Sampler Girl called By the Sea. I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan, and of course the sea/ocean, so this is perfect for me! It was a fun and easy stitch. I am still not sure what permanent finish I want to do for it, so for now I have it in a frame that I use in winter.
The next piece, I finished stitching last year. It's August Poppies by Cottage Garden Samplings.  I made it up this week. It's not a perfect finish, but I love it! I love the fabric for the back , it looks like some sort of sea creature. :-) I am adding a picture of my summer table, to show you where it is living. :-)
I found a really nice Quilt store and it's only about 15 minutes from my house! Danger! :-) I found some great fabrics to do some more finishing! :-)
My last finish for today is Flora McSample Strawberry Sampler by  Lizzie Kate that I stitched several years ago. I am not 100% sure about the finishing but I am trying to not be a perfectionist! :-)
I have several summer pieces in the works and some waiting their turn! :-) I pulled out an old ufo, Strawberry House from Little House Needleworks. I have a couple of other things started too, but I will save them for next week, when I do my final stitch from stash update.
Well, I will leave you with a picture of the our latest trip to the beach. My children are in the center of the picture. It was a gorgeous day!
I hope that you are all having a lovely day!
Happy stitching!
Love, Heather
August's Poppies by Cottage Garden Samplings
The back. :o) 
My summer table
The Bee Keeper by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
By the Sea Freebie from The Sampler Girl
Seasonal Celebrations: Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks
Flora McSample Strawberry Sampler by Lizzie Kate
The fabrics that I used on the back.
Strawberry House by Little House Needleworks 
My Summer stitching pile
Our last trip to the beach.  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Stitch from Stash

Balance forward: $ 46.77
Budget $25.00
Spent: $ 57.20
Balance to carryover: $ 14.57

Good evening! I got confused on my dates, so I am just going to have a quick post!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet and encouraging comments on my last post! I am still replying to them. :-)

I visited a new to me cross stitch shop this past month. My husband had a comp day during the week, so we headed down to Ocean City, Maryland. I had a few minutes to pop into Salty Yarns. You definitely need way more than a few minutes! :-) But I was able to get in enough trouble in those few minutes. :-)
It's definitely a shop to visit if you ever have the chance!

After visiting Salty Yarns, I felt like stitching again! I am not stitching a whole lot, but I am enjoying it! I finished the adorable project that I showed last time. I just love it! I need to make a trip to JoAnns to find some fabric to finish it up. :-)

One of my purchases this month was County Cottage Needleworks Seasonal Celebrations: Summer. I am loving it! I plan on doing all of the pieces in the series. I love everything about this stitchery! The words, the little cottage and the bunting! :-) :-) :-)

Hopefully I will be back soon with this piece finished!

See you soon! Happy stitching!
Love, Heather

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Stitch from Stash update

Spent: $ 6.75
Balance : $46.77
Earned : $ 0

Good afternoon! If anyone sees my stitching mojo, would you please send it back to me? ;-)

I am going through a stitching slump. I bought this adorable Spring kit from Little House Needleworks, in the hopes that it would help me recover from my slump. I spent one evening stitching on it and watching Lost in Austen and that is all the stitching that I accomplished for the month. :-(  Here's hoping that I feel like stitching more next month. :-)

The only thing I bought this month is the spring kit from Little House Needleworks.

Well, I am off to enjoy a gorgeous spring day. We are going on a picnic this evening. I am so excited! :-)

I hope that you are all well!

Happy stitching!
Love, Heather

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Stitch from Stash update

Spent: $20
Earned: $0
Balance: $28.52

Good afternoon!  Sorry for being so quiet! It's been a month full of highs and lows! One of the wonderful highs was our oldest son married his sweetheart! We are so thrilled to be gaining another daughter!

Not a lot of stitching going here this month. I did manage to finish an ornament that I started last December. It was a fun stitch and I am working up the courage to "finish" it. :-)

Hopefully April will be filled with more stitching and some sunshine and green! :-) Did I mention it's snowing right now. :-( :-).

I didn't do as well as I should have for the Stitch from Stash.  Darn you Pinterest and Instagram! :-) I ordered a booklet from the bay of evil and an older Prairie Schooler pattern from a seller on Amazon.

I hope that you are all well. I hope to answer comments and be back to visiting your blogs soon!

Happy stitching!
Love, Heather

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Stitch from Stash

Month: February
Spent: $12.58 Balance: $ 23.22
Earned: $8.00

Good afternoon! Happy last day of February! :-)

 I mentioned in my last post that I was going to be back in a few days with my February stitcheries made up. Well, I was working on them on the 31st of January and my sewing machine died. :-( I finally got it back a few days ago and finished everything up on Thursday night. :-) 

This month did not go as I had planned. :-) But, that is okay. :-) I had originally planned to start my tea tray project earlier in the month, but as I was looking for some of the threads I found a few projects that I felt like I needed to finish first. :-)

I decided to finish Party Cakes by Country Cottage Needleworks, that I started last year on my birthday. I finished it on Valentines day, so two days after my birthday. :-) I am very happy with it, and I am trying to decide how to finish it. It will eventually be in my dining room. Very excited to have this finished. 

I have made a small start on my tea tray project. My hubby is getting me the tray. Very excited about that! I also got a lovely H needle minder and some cross stitch magazines. :-) My next big project is going to be the Patisserie stitchery from the latest Cross stitch and Needlework magazine. :-)

I follow a cross stitcher on instagram, that is always making the loveliest covers for her q snaps and matching needle minders. So, I thought that I would have a go at it. I found a tutorial on Pinterest and used some fabric from my stash. I will make a few changes the next time I make one, but overall I am very pleased with it! 

I am adding a few pictures of my newest February stitcheries and a couple of older ones. I used some of the tips that Carol of Stitching Dreams, shared recently. Wow! What a difference that made! If you haven't read that post, then head on over! Thank you so much Carol! She is the sweetest! :-)

Well the sun is shining (rare! ), and I am going to take advantage of it! :-) I hope that this finds you all well and enjoying some stitching time! 

Happy stitching!
Love, Heather
Party Cakes when I picked it back up. (I was too lazy to iron it! :o)

  Party Cakes by Country Cottage Needleworks

 Some of my February stitcheries.

 Sew in Love by istitch

February Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks

 Joyful Journal: February by Heart in Hand


 February Calendar Girl by Little House Needleworks

 My new start and my new q-snap cover and matching needleminder.

Birthday gift and my next big project.
My new H needleminder

A gift from a friend a few years ago. 

The same pattern as above, but done completely different. :o) 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January stitch from stash

January: $ 25 budget
Spent: $ 17.20
Balance: $ 2.80

Hi everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day! It's cold, but at this point I can handle anything as long it's sunny. :-) Can you tell that I have been struggling with the winter blues? ! :-)

Not a whole lot of stitching going on this month. I have been working on my Momma Cardinal ornament and a Valentine's piece. In fact the pattern for the valentine's piece is one of the things that I spent money on. I bought another chart, but it is a gift for a friend and she reads the blog, so I will have to wait to show you that. :-) I would have finished the valentines piece yesterday, but then we decided to pull out a puzzle and work on it together. Well, let's just say that I am a bit obsessive when it comes to puzzles. :-) So, not much else got done yesterday afternoon and evening. But we did make lots of lovely memories together. :-)

I hope to control my obsessive tendencies and finish the piece and finish it and my February Calendar girl before Sunday. I'm going to be giving away the pattern for both of them, so if you are interested in either of these, check back in a few days. :-)

I have pulled out a pattern that has been in my stash for many years, and I am working on finding all of the DMC for it. I love everything about tea and have wanted a tea tray for a long time, so I am going to stitch this and purchase the tray that it fits in. I am hoping that darling husband will get it for my birthday in February, but if he doesn't I will just save for it. :-) Hopefully in my next stitch from stash update, I will have made a nice start. 

Well, there is a puzzle calling my name, so I had better finish up some chores. :-)

Happy Stitching!
Love, Heather
Mama Cardinal by The Victoria Sampler 
Joyful Journal: February by Heart in Hand 
 My current project bag by Impie, Hattie and Bea
My puzzle obsession :o)
My next stitching project by Sudberry House