Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SFS 2015 & Late IHSW

Hi all!!

How is everyone doing? Let's start with the numbers...

Month: April

Carry Forward: $101.54 ($76.54 + $25.00 current month budget)

Spent: $ 16.50
Floss: 5 skeins from Mo's Sale
Pillow Tucks from FB Group
Patterns: 2 Silhouette patterns from Etsy 

Earned: $ $12.00
Monthly Cupcakes January and February ($2.00 each)
All Hallow's Eve $4.00
Valentine SAL for Q4OC $4.00

Carry Forward into April: $97.04

Looking at my numbers I am doing pretty good with keeping within budget. I like that I am finishing about the same amount that I am spending.

Now, this month I also signed up to participate in IHSW on the weekend of the 17th. I have to laugh though, because the only time I have signed up I only put in about 20 stitches on one project. There was no excuse since all house work had been completed through out the week and we had no where to go. It seems as if I lost my stitching mojo for about a week. Yikes! So what I think I will do for now on is not sign up officially but participate in my small corner of the world in spirit. lol

Now onto some pictures...

I started a FB SAL where each of us pick an Ink Circle's pattern and all start on the same day. My pick was Blue Morpho. I haven't made as much progress as I feel I could have but it is still good progress. First picture is the finished result as charted and the second is my version. I didn't like the green that makes up most of the design so I changed it to Freedom. (I am doing an all blue version)

Next up is my first finish...All Hallow's Eve by Lizzi*Kate. Stitched on a piece of 18ct Aida that I dyed myself sometime ago. Didn't like how it turned out for the original project. Kept it in case I could use it for something else.  These one color Halloween designs work perfectly on it.

I really thought I took a picture of January's design, but I can't seem to find it anywhere right now. I must have moved the picture off my phone to my computer at home. I put a quarter next to February to show how small the design is. Aren't these cute? Was able to complete Feb and start March in the same day. (This weekend I had turbo needles).

I was able to finish Q4OC Valentine SAL. I used all the same colors as Baby Girl's Heart from last month. I still don't know what the color of the blue is but don't you just love it?

Below are the beautiful floss I purchased from Mo's Sale this last week. Such pretty colors. I can't wait to use them in a project. I think I might just have to go through a couple of patterns that are waiting on floss and kit them up with more of her floss.

The two patterns I purchased (today actually) I will be using in my charity stitching will show the completed designs hopefully within the next week or two.

Sorry for the long post. Thank you for sticking with me till the end.

Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG in TX

Don't interfere in the affairs of Dragons
...for you are Crunchy and taste good with ketchup

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekend Update (updated)

I'm back again. And I have two finishes to report.

I know, I'm shocked too. lol

First up is "I love you more" by Bent Creek.

This is so cute. Since baby girl has claimed this one, I'll have to do another one. I'll wait a couple of months so that it feels new again. I think I have a couple of heart buttons in my stash somewhere I can use.

Next up is "Spring Welcome" I talked about a couple of posts ago.

With the stitching complete, I rather like how it turned out. I did work a little bit on one of my charity stitches, but couldn't get into it. Now the question is...what to work on next. There are a couple that I am itching to start, but I am doing them as part of a SAL on FB so I will just have to wait. I think I have narrowed it down to two. Might just start them both. :)

Ta Ta for now,

P.S. I have been updating my 2015 page and I was a little shocked on how many pieces I have stitched and it is only the first quarter. Now don't go expecting the same results the rest of the year. lol I do have some quick stitches planned this year, but there are also a couple of larger projects I would like to work on this year as well.

Now it is really time for me to get off this silly computer and get ready for bed.

Night all

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Hi all,

Surprise!!! I decided to drop in and say hi before I needed to post my numbers for SFS2015.

When I left you last week, I was working on the free pattern offered by LHN called Welcome Spring. Well, I have to tell you I am not feeling this one right now. I don't know if it is the combination of the colors on the fabric I chose or what, but I just can't seem to get on with this one. I found myself not stitching at night or on my lunch breaks as I normally do.

What did I do you ask? I went stash diving. I pulled out my binder of patterns. I put my free patterns or the single page patterns that I have picked up over time. I started flipping through it trying to get some inspiration to stitch on my current piece.

Instead of inspiration, one of the patterns started screaming at me to finally pick it up and stitch it. I picked this chart (Bent Creek - I love you more) on my very first trip to my LNS two years ago. I loved it from the first moment but others kept calling my name. It is finally this one's turn.

I am stitching it on 28ct blue lugana that I picked up somewhere along the way. You can't tell in the below picture, but I really am stitching the main part of the heart with the called for WDW Cocoa. It looks gold here but in real life it is a rich brown. I think this is the only color I had on hand that the pattern called for, but I think the ones baby girl and I chose are looking good. Baby girl asked to make this into a little pillow when I am done with it. ( I think she is intending to keep the pillow so I might just have to stitch this up again for me lol).

Hopefully with just a couple more nights, I will have this one done. I will go back to Welcome Spring for a little and maybe be able to finish that one as well.

Ta Ta for now,