Monday, April 28, 2014

Monthly Update and SFS2014 April

Hello everyone,

I have just realized that I have only been posting about once a month this year. I find that I am not real interested in going online once I leave work. I do stitch though. I was able to complete quite a few things this month.:)

One of the ladies on a FB group graciously designed and shared with us a cute little owl.


 I had this piece of orange fabric (I think it is 28 or 32 ct) that I have been using for some of my Halloween ornaments that I used DMC 798 stitching 1 over 1. I placed a quarter next to the finished piece to show how small it came out. I am loving this little piece.

Next up is the charity piece I finished for Q4OC. We were provided the chart and we were allowed to pick our own colors. In the picture below you can't quite tell how bright a pink the hair came out, but I really liked the color combination.

Next up (sorry for the large picture but lines were appearing) is May's Lily in the My Garden Journal series. I am loving how these come together. Aren't the snails cute as can be?
 May's Lily
Below is the first completed panel of the series. I think that I am going to stitch December next so that I can have 2 completed panels (on the old color).
Spring panel of the series.

 I went to my LNS to pick up two more pieces of fabric so I can finish the set, but the manufacturer no longer dyes this particular shade of material. I spent an agonizing hour trying to figure out a color that will allow the greens to pop but still coordinate with my current pieces. I finally found the color but forgot to take a picture of the two different pieces together. While there I picked up the autographed chart I won on Norden Craft's FB page. The wonderful ladies helped me to change the color scheme from pink to blue. The more I look at it the more I love the way this came out.


 After finishing Corona, I was at a loss and asked my daughter what I should start next. She picked out Cat Lessons for People by Lizzy Kate. I picked it up as a kit so I am not 100% sure what count fabric it is but I think it is 28ct. Since the fabric is an off white color, I changed the cat to a brown, (I think I like him better this way).
Now, down to business.
Amount Spent: Balance $33.94 Spent: $44.66 (boy I did terrible) Ending Balance -$10.72
New Starts from Stash:
  • Owl silhouette
  • Q4OC Stitcher's Challenge #2 - Clown
  • Corona
  • Cat Lessons for People
WIPs or UFOs worked on:
  •  My Garden Journal - May's Lily (I count this as a WIP since I am making all 12 into a 4 Season's project)
I now have 2 autographed charts that I will not do again so I am thinking that a giveaway will soon make it's appearance here.
Need to run and get a little bit of work done,
Ta Ta for Now,