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Monday, July 15, 2013

Here I Am...

I was going to say that I was once again late with my blog post; however there is no deadline or specific time I have to post so here I am.  As Ive said before I love that you all come to visit and leave great comments, questions, and compliments, but it is totally beyond me as to why? Dont get me wrong, I definitely dont want you all to stop but it is surprising that so many of you keep coming back to read what an old woman writes and to see what she stitches next.  Awwww Haaaaa! Thats it, isnt it? Its the stitching J well I do like to stitch the not so usual and it doesnt matter to me who the designer is.
Lets see what news do I have to share I received the latest issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine and it has the most adorable design on the cover Witchy Witch by Ursula Michael and another inside (a spooky haunted house) Spooktacular by Alma Lynne Hayden. There is also a brand new 12 part series by Joan Elliott Treasures of Christmas these are just a few, looks like a very good mag.


I also received a copy of A Cross-Stitch Christmas Handmade Memories from Craftways, it is also chucked full of wonderful charts and Christmas card ideas.
I got a few tips from a friend on facebook about some very useful apps. Just think have you ever wished you could keep an inventory of all of your flosses and have it on your iphone or ipad, well wish no more there is an app for DMC, GAST, WDW, Crescent Colors, Anchor and even HDF. Go to your app store and search for xstitcher, all of the apps should come up. These are not free apps but for $1.99 each they are a bargain.
Ok, ok Ill get on with what you came to see, some stitching. Here is the Needleworker ready to be ironed and framed.
And my latest projects, first one is #3 in the Little House Needleworks Hometown Holiday series Caroling Quartet. I am stitching it on an unidentified piece of fabric from my stash with the recommended CC and DMC threads. Of course as you can see Ive changed a few of the colors just to put my touch on it.
 Second one is the beginning of the anniversary sampler for my DS and DIL. More of that one later.

That is about all I have for this post, I hope it was worth your time and Ill see you all here again next time until then, thank you for stopping by and Im off to make some more wonderful little xxs. 

12 comments:

Loretta said...

Love your finished Needleworker. Can't wait until mine is finished.

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely stitching as always x

gracie said...

Love it all.

xstitchatoz said...

Oh my, Halloween and Christmas stuff in the magazines already, where have this year gone? Love the little carol singers and your Needleworker too. Gorgeous stitching, as always :)

Melinda said...

I love Cross Stitch & Needlework - it is one of the few Mags I subscribe too.

Your post hit home. Thanks for sharing

Brigitte said...

It's always nice to see what other stitchers are up to, what they choose to stitch, how they finish their work. All this is interesting and inspiring.
Very pretty stitching and finishes you show here.

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching as always!!

Katie said...

Your blog is one I just happened onto. I don't know exactly why. I enjoy it and added it to my blog reader. Now when you post something new I stop by to check it out. I'm like you though I always wonder why people care about what weird things I have to write about haha. I think it's so much fun to get to know strangers over the internet. It's really a small world and it's always fascinating to see what we have in common.

Miss LindaLee said...

Hi Minnie! Like Katie above, I just found your blog and I love it! Your stitching is beautiful. I have "Needleworker" also, and it's all kitted up. Your is beautiful.

I'm now your newest member and will be back often for sure.

LindaLee at
CrossN' My Stitches

Shirlee said...

Lovely stitching Minnie : ) I hoe you are enjoying the summer, stitching on your balcony.

Anne said...

I always feel the same Minnie whenever I write a post! Love your Needleworker finish and the LHN design! Both are so lovely. If only I owned an ipad I would get that app as it sounds like it's very handy to have!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I like your chatty style and the way you sign off with the little xx's. That makes me smile.

Your stitching is ok too. Joke! Your stitching is gorgeous!