Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lots of Stitching and another giveaway

Surprise...two posts in one month (lol).

Today I have pictures and another giveaway from the wonderfully generous Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe .

Christmas in July Favorite colors give-away, enter now!

We have lots of goodies that will start going out tomorrow so be sure you have signed up for each give-away. You must post a comment on each one you want to enter.

For the last give-away....lets do your favorite colors and a surprise from me!!!!

Isn't she wonderful? I have quite a few of her threads and one of her patterns and I am loving them. Stop on over and tell her I said hi!!

Updated: Nancy is awsome, she has another one going on starting today.

1600 yards of hand dyed floss give-away! Lets do it again! Enter now!

We just had two winners of this fantastic floss collection.....lets give it away again!!!!!
Christmas in July continues with this great give-away of 1600 yards of hand dyed floss, the entire 1795 floss collection! 80 beautiful skeins, 20 yards each. My retail is $156, would be over $700 from other companies

Now onto my pictures. As mentioned in my previous post, I didn't do a whole lot of stitching for the first couple of weeks this month but I made up for it this weekend. I held my own personal hermit weekend. Baby girl spent all day out in the neighborhood with her friends and I was able to quietly sit and stitch. Heaven.

I started the Stitcher's Challenge piece for Q4OCA. This one is going to Love Quilts Brazil. I've had this pattern in my stash since I first started stitching many years ago. This juggling bear is from a Leisure Arts booklet called Baby's Big Top. He is stitched on a mystery piece of 28 ct white fabric. I am definitely going to use the higher counts of fabric for anything that has 1/4 or 3/4 stitches. It is so much easier than trying to force your needle through Aida.

Once I finished the bear Saturday, I needed something else to do so I started on the Anniversary Angel. Once I started on this I couldn't put it down. I love colors I picked.

I finished the angel in record time (less than a full day) so I again had a decision to make. I could continue on a WIP or start something new. I picked up the piece I work on during lunches and finished August's Cupcake. I only had a little bit to do to so I finished it up and pulled the threads for September and October. I put those back in my bag ready for Monday.

I still had time left on Sunday and I decided on the new start after all. I didn't get very far that night, but I did make a start.

The colors of Stephanie's fabric in this pic is the closest to the true colors.

Ending point on Day 2.

I was only able to put in one thread, but at least I had
needle and thread in hand yesterday. Day 3

I am stitching this on 18 ct Aida Nature's Dance by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. I changed all the colors on this one because I didn't have any of the recommended threads and I kitted it up while I was participating in Mel's Stitch from Stash earlier this year. At first I was afraid that the colors would be too dark, but I am really loving the colors. I've been very tired this week and haven't been able to work on it much.

I've also made the decision to look for a new job. I haven't mentioned many of the problems and issues that have come up at my current place, but suffice it to say, the transition of managers coming and going has not been easy. The boss just before this newest one went to work at a company in San Antonio. As many of you know, my brother is also in San Antonio and we go to visit with him whenever we can. She contacted me a couple of weeks ago and mentioned that there might be a position opening at her company and she asked if I would be interested. Of course I said yes. This would mean I could once again live near at least some of my family and have that support system close by. All that to say...I have an in person interview with some of the members of the department this Friday. I am both nervous and excited. The phone interview I already did went very well. I really feel that this is the right decision for my family. Any and all prayers are welcome.

I've got to get back to the daily grind,

Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG in TX

Friday, July 10, 2015

Another lovely Giveaway by Nancy

Look, pop on over and tell Nancy I said hi!

Another Christmas in July give-away, enter now!

Lets continue with the fun and the Christmas in July give-aways.
This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations, a cute little door/wall hanging. Jingle as Ye Enter, Jingle as Ye Go and it includes the floss and all the bells needed for this cute decoration.

This is such a cute pattern!!

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

Hello All

Just a quick little post to say that there has been almost no stitching so far this month. :(

It all started with a wonderful visit from my Dad. He drove down to spend a couple of days with me before he made is way a little farther south to stay with my brother. Of course, just a couple of days was not enough lol so I decided to work a little longer for the first three days of the week and left work early on the 2nd. Had my bags packed and with me in the car and headed straight to my brother's. It was great being able to spend more time with my Dad. You could call me a "Daddy's Girl" and I would say you are correct with a smile on my face. Dad left on Saturday and I decided to stay another day. I was able to put in a couple of stitches one morning before everyone woke up, but forgot to take a picture. On Saturday, we decided to go to the river. I really enjoyed myself and my daredevil DD also had a blast.

Here she is on top of the rock.

Off she goes. The only reason I didn't have a
heart attack was because I saw a whole group
of people do flips off of it before she got on.

We came back and I have just been trying to recover. I have noticed as I get older when my monthly cycle gets closer, my PMS symptoms have gotten worse. I can barely keep my eyes open after work and my moods shift a whole lot faster. I am so glad that DD is older now and can handle a couple of nights with her mom almost passing out as soon as dinner is made.

Hopefully, I will be able to stay awake a more this weekend and be able to thread a couple of needles. There are a couple of projects I really want to work on and maybe finish.

I do want to ask all my wonderful friends in the blog universe to say prayers for our family. There are some events that have been set in motion and the outcome would greatly benefit our family. I am not quite ready to go into detail yet, but as soon as we know I will share the good news.\

Time to get back to work so I can fund my wonderful hobby,

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