Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

My July WIPocalypse

Good Sunday afternoon, dear friend!

It's time for July's WIPocalypse post...

But, first, to answer this month's question...

What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?

My oldest WIP is "Bless Our Home," by La De Da, which I began stitching in May 2016.

My newest WIP is "Bless Our Camper" by Needle Bling Designs, which I just received last week, and have only stitched two words upon.

Let's see...where to begin!

I spent the months of March, April and May without much stitching going on. On the one hand, I just had no stitching mojo, and on the other hand life was wild and crazy...which the two go hand in hand for me. Life hasn't really slowed down, but I made a commitment to get back to my stitching, with or without my mojo. So far, it's been working. YAY!

Which leads me to "Spring Moon" by Alessandra Adelaide...

Stitched on White Monaco using the charted DMC floss
Sorry about the wonky pic, I hate to iron my WIPs for every pic as I feel like it's not so good for either the fabric or the floss...so ignore the Q-Snap creases.

I am totally loving this WIP, and it's really been helping with getting my mojo back. I find that I am back to the "I can't wait to work on it" feeling, and that's just what I have been doing, every evening, which gives me such pleasure...YAY!
I was showing it to Me-Ma the other day, and she fell in love with it, so it's going to be framed so that she can hang it in her house, wherever she wants...she makes me feel so special.

Next up...

"Bless Our Home" by La D Da...

Stitched on 32 ct Belfast "Silvery Moon" using both DMC and GAST floss, as charted 
I love the saying.

I have been dragging my feet on this one, which is bizarre since I have been so excited about stitching it for Big Brother and DILove. I began in May 2016 when they closed escrow on their first house, and still hadn't finished it by the one year anniversary, so, I decided that this will be finished and framed by Christmas of this year.

And Next...

I started "Prayer of Saint Francis" by Lizzie Kate and have made some good progress...

Stitched on 32 ct "Lambswool" using the charted WDW floss
Sorry about the pic...it's crummy, I know.

Another slow go, but since my mojo is returning (shhh I don't want to jinx it back into hiding) I think that it may find itself finished and hanging on a wall in the not too distant future.

Lastly...

I have made a wee teeny start on "Bless Our Camper"

Stitched on White Monaco using both WDW and GAST floss, as charted

This is the design finished...


I love the motif, and chose it for that, though I am going to change it to "Bless Our Trailer," to make it appropriate to us, and then I will finish it into a pillow for the trailer. I bought some fun trailer themed fabric to use for it's backing...I'll keep you posted on it's progress, and how it looks once it gets to it's new home.

Speaking of the travel trailer, we haven't been out on the road much this month, but we do have a couple of fun trips planned for next month...a trip to San Diego, and another to Utah. I can't wait, and look forward to being on the road again.

Well, that seems to be just about all there is to share, dear friend. I thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Hugs

Monday, July 24, 2017

Spring Moon Update

Good Monday morning, dear friend!

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and are feeling rested and ready for the week!

I spent the weekend chilling in the house with the air conditioning, as it was another HOT weekend in the Southland. I stitched while watching "Reba," which I had never seen while it was on originally, but thanks to Hulu I was able to go back and watch it from the beginning...isn't modern technology wonderful?! I love this show, and never realized what a great actress she is...it's a cute show that is very easy to watch while stitching. The rest of my stitching time was spent with Pa, binge watching and catching up with "Better Call Saul" and "The Americans," not to mention the pre-requisite Nascar races. All in all it was a nice quiet weekend.

I made some great progress on "Spring Moon"...

Here is the previous pic...


After this weekend's stitching...


Please ignore the wrinkles, as I took it off the Q Snaps to show you and I hate to iron it more than I should...


A close up progress snap...

I love the colors, they are so fun and happy!

That's all the news from my nook...thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

Monday, July 17, 2017

Harvest Moon...

Good Monday morning, dear friend!

I hope that this new week finds you refreshed from the weekend, or at least exhausted but happy...

First for the Harvest, and then for the Moon...

Despite the soaring temps, my tomatoes have been going like gangbusters...



These are "Chocolate Covered Cherry," one of my heirloom varieties...they are not showing up in the pic as brown as they really are...they really do taste like a chocolate covered cherry! Thanks to Pa for the both the "harvesting" and the pic.

Now, on to the Moon...

I spent last week, and this past weekend working on AAN "Spring Moon," and I am pleased with my progress. I just love when a WIP begins to take the shape of the design and begins to reveal it's "personality."


It reminds me of those Big coloring books from my childhood that featured designs that we colored in with felt markers, which were old school originals of todays "Adult coloring books." However, as it was the 60s and we were kids, we had no idea that we were either relaxing, or for that matter stressed...who knew back then.

This has been really fun to stitch, as the color changes with each small design, which allows for frequent change, and therefor my attention from becoming deficient. I also adore the bright DMC colors! I should be switching to the next WIP in my rotation, but I am really enjoying this design so I decided to stay with it for a while longer...I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, dear friend.

Hugs