Monday, February 24, 2020

IHSW Work for the Weekend

Well, it was a busy weekend. Thursday Gary Parr over at Fiber Talk asked me to join him and Vonna for their Fiber Talk Live. It was fun and if they ask you, do it! They are super nice and make you feel super comfortable.
Anyway, that shot Friday night stitching. And then my husband reminded me that I promised to mend his massage chair. It has been mended before and it is a pain to do.  We can't take the machine totally apart although I did warn him that soon we would have to totally replace the part that keeps ripping. Here is my bad mending job:
It took several hours and I am glad it is done!
I also worked on MH 1656
Inchies also was stitched.
And I worked on The Linen and Thread 2020 Mystery Sampler

Oh! And my art quilt, but I will show a photo of that for WIPocalypse.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time for the TUSAL

  What is the TUSAL? It is a time to post an image of your jar/container of the little bits that are leftover when stitching or sewing.  I love seeing everyone's containers and little bits of color.
No one is leading this that I know about. If you see a blog that has a link to other blogs, let me know!

Here are my bits for February:
Can you tell what I have been stitching lately?

Friday, February 21, 2020

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend

I'm not sure who started this lovely event, but it has a nickname of IHSW.
It is just the third weekend of the month where you try to take some extra time to stitch.
These are the pieces I hope to put some stitching on this weekend:
#dragonflyartquilt I'm trying to stitch on it for 30 minutes every day. Will post a photo of the whole thing soon.
 Inchies: I need to get this colorway done so I can teach it to my local guild.
 MH 1656: I actually like this band more than I thought I would. Will take a full photo of it soon too.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness for February

We have had a bit of a chill here lately. Cold and a little bit of snow. The weather has been fairly nice here this winter so I am trying not to complain. But several of my friends and family members are where it is warm and I must admit I am a little jealous.
Today we celebrate Gifted Gorgeousness. Basically you post photos of projects that are gifts, were gifts, are going to be gifts....You get the idea! It is the brainchild of Jo over at  Serendipitous Stitching
I love it that she hosts all these as it forces me to post on my blog!  

2020 GG
I stitched a little on my butterfly since I last showed it at the end of January.
Here is where it was last time:
 And here I am today:
I am also plugging along on My Beloved. Here is the last photo I showed you:
 And here I am now:
I know that yellow looks very bright and it does in person too, but it looks fine with the whole piece. I think I am technically half-way through this, but the next band after this one is a pineapple with tiny little satin stitches. They will take a while.
Are you stitching anything that counts as a gift?

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our lovely friend across the pond   Jo  has a great blog hop for Valentine's Day. I sent her a  photo of a project that would be appropriate for a stitching friend   and Jo forwarded the photo to someone and then she sent this lovely photo to me to post for you today.
Aren't these too cool? Looks like they are made with wood.  Wonder who my Secret Stitching Sweetheart is? Will have to go to Serendipitous Stitching and hop around so I can guess.

I also received another stitching exchange gift. This was from Sassy Jacks Stitchery . She hosted a swap where we stitched a piece and then sent it to the shop and she swapped it and mailed it back out. The fee was $10, but well worth the price.
Here is what I received:
 Kim sent us a chart from her and one from Jeannette Douglas along with a needle nanny and some counting pins.
I received this adorable needle book and card from Patti Thomas. Need to place it next to my stitching spot and put my needles inside. How did she know that I am so horrible about storing my needles?
Hope you have a great weekend with lots of stitching time.

A Finish!

I was able to fully finish my little needle rolls from Brenda Gervais.

I took them to a guild meeting and we decided they would be great bookmarks. Now I have a gift for a certain someone!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

I Have to do Some Finishing

First, just to let everyone know, that penguin was stitched by my son when he was about 9 or 10. He is currently 23 and working on his PhD in electrical engineer. He no longer stitching but maybe some day.

Anyway, I was so excited when I put the last stitches in this last night:
The top one is done with PR126 Silks4u. The bottom one was done with Dinky Dyes Warratah.
Now I need to get them fully finished. I have an idea on what to do with the extra one. I would love to have them finished this month.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

People's Choice-Penguins


If you go over to   Jo's Blog you will see on the first Saturday of every month a post called People's Choice. She has a vote on a subject and then we are to find things we stitched (or want to stitch) and make a post about it. This month is Penguins. I didn't think I had anything with penguins, but then realized my son had stitched this Mill Hill Kit ages ago.
Isn't he cute? Love those Mill Hill kits!