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.