Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bloglovin Why oh why?

Hello all,

I have been reading all my blogs on Bloglovin but in order to "claim" my blog I have to make this post. The things we do. :)

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I will be back later with a longer post with pictures after the weekend.

Ta Ta for now,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pictures finally!!

I finally remembered to take good decent pictures last night.

First off are a couple of soon to be Halloween ornaments. both of these are done on a lovely orange 28ct (something). I don't have the piece of paper that my wonderful LNS puts with the fabric. It is a little stiff for my liking but I couldn't pass up the color.

This was done 1 over 1 using 310.
This little cutie was done 2 over 1 using JAR Designs Pea Green.
At first I couldn't decide if I wanted to let the orange come through on the eyes and mouth or not. Then my little girl told me that I needed to fill them in. I think she had the right idea. I will go through my fabric this weekend and see what I have that will set these two off.
Next up is my progress with March's Daffodil from Cottage Garden Samplings.
A few more flowers and some of the border and I will be onto April.
I didn't get any stitching done last weekend because I went to the Outlaws Muddfest.
I think I was the cleanest one there. lol

I had thought to bring my stitching with me but then I remembered...stitching + mud does not equal a happy time. Even though this is not an event I would normally go to, I ended up having a wonderful time.
Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Settings Change and a Good Read

Hello everyone,

I finally had to change my settings to not allow Anonymous commenter. I seemed to have acquired a major spammer. I didn't realize how bad it was. I receive and comment via my email. I don't know what made me go to my comment section but I had almost 200 spam messages!! Yikes!! If that doesn't fix the problem I am going to have to put comment verification on. I want to apologize for not realizing sooner that this was a problem. Why must some people create such havoc?

I have been stitching like crazy this week but still have not taken any pictures. *sigh* One day I will remember. Since I can't seem to get into a good rhythm stitching on my lunch break I have been reading. I originally purchased my tablet thinking that I could play all the same games as my I-Phone but since I didn't purchase the I-Pad (it was going to cost $700 more than what I did pick up) I can't play all the same games. But what it does have is the Kindle app. So now I can take a book everywhere with me. Don't get me wrong, I still love paper books. I enjoy the way they feel in my hand and even the way they smell. But there are sometimes a book is too cumbersome to fit in your purse or pull out while waiting in line.

Following links in other blogs I stumbled upon a wonderful author Susan Shay. (follow the link to her blog) I picked up both her books and love them. I can't wait until her next one comes out. I have picked up quite a reading list by the reviews other people have posted. I have also found that some of the classics can be picked up for free. I remember reading quite a few of them when I was younger. I am very happy that I have picked some of them up again. As an adult you have a different perspective of what a book is about. For example...The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I think I first read this book when I was twelve. When your that young anything secret is a draw. I remembered the book as a nice entertaining read about a girl who is sent somewhere that had a great big garden and she found a part that she was not supposed to be in and her adventures there. Reading it as an adult you see so much more. The transformation from unhealthy to healthy children both physically and mentally. And the virtues of children being allowed to play outside. I am not very good with reviews so I will stop there. But I did want to mention that sometimes it is good to re-read books. You may be amazed at what new wonders you will discover.

On that note I will take my leave. Must get back to work.

Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekend Update and a Great Father's Day Giveaway

These last couple of weeks have been very productive. I started and completed the "My Garden Journal" cover page.

Of course I didn't happen to have the called for threads on hand so I improvised. I love the colors I used instead. Since I am not at home I don't remember which ones I actually used but I think the combination is great. I also just put the year instead of adding my initials. I plan on making this into a small pillow either with just the extra fabric, or a larger one. I haven't decided yet.

I have also started March of the series. I was able to complete the left half of pattern this weekend. I forgot to take a picture this morning before I left for work so you will just have to wait until it is complete before you get to see it.

I also took a break from making X's to sew three bags together for WOCS. Two weeks ago I completed two other bags for them. This is the first time making bags and I found that I really enjoyed making them.

This is a fun fabric to look at. I made this the first weekend
This was also made the first weekend. I used fleece and an old pillow case I found at Salvation Army.
Another walker bag. For some reason blogger has decided to put this picture sideways. I have it saved correctly. If you look closely those little dots are hearts. I thought they looked perfect with the little girl.
Another sideways pic. This one is a wheelchair bag. Quick and easy to make.
One more wheelchair bag.
I have decided that I am going to concentrate on my personal stitching for a while but I will still put some time into making the bags. This way I can still participate but also get some of those projects sitting in my basket done.

Now, onto the giveaway I mentioned. Kathy at Kathyinozarks has teamed up with Rita of Sticks N Stones Gifts to make a wonderful Father's Day basket. Head on over here to take a peak and enter.

Good luck.

Well I need to get back to work so I will see everyone later.

Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG