Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August Wipocalypse

Yes, I am posting again this soon and I’m still a day late for the full moon.  I just can’t seem to get everything done in my days.  I usually check emails, and then read Facebook post, visit Cross Stitch and read blogs (not necessarily in that order), but by then half the day is gone and I do (believe it or not) have to sometimes do actual housework and cook.  My poor stitching is suffering greatly, even though I have finished a couple of things, there are so many more that need my attention. This brings me to my Wipocalypse post, this month I have not touched “Angels of the World”, “The Rose Sampler”, “Idelia Mae Rich”, “The Three Kimonos”, “Africa” or “Around the World in 80 Stitches”.
I have, as mentioned finished the stitching of an anniversary sampler, stitched a piece (that I can’t show yet) for a needle book (twice) and finished this piece “Stitching Mend the Soul” by Waxing Moon Designs. 

close-up of beautiful face
And of course I have neglected my blog terribly. Hopefully I can get a little more organized soon.  I’ve got to design and stitch a wedding sampler for my baby girl who is getting married in November.  She and her soon to be hubby are taking care of all of their wedding plans and preparations so that I don’t have to worry with but this sampler has to be perfect like the one for my son and his lovely wife.  

Thank you to my followers for hanging in here with me and coming to visit, I really enjoy the comments.  Well as always I have got to make some more little xxs.

Monday, August 19, 2013

IHSW and a little more

A lot of activities this past week. First Friday was the beginning of the IHSW (to see who else was hermitting), second my monthly “Stitch & Bitch” and last but not least the beginning of my “Summer SWAT”. Also last week I had a slight mishap with a piece for a needle book exchange  I think I mentioned before, so I used the weekend to re-stitch the whole thing and I can’t show you what happened until the exchange next month, but I promise to share the whole terrible mess. I also started something new by Waxing Moon Designs, called “Stitching Mends the Soul”.
So this is my IHSW report and I will keep working on this one for the rest of the SWAT.  I did finish the anniversary sampler and have everything to finish it but need to gather my nerve before any cutting on this one after my last attempt at finishing a gift.

Well I can’t finish anything if I don’t make some little xxs. See you next time.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is a TUSAL, you ask?  Well, it’s when you save your little old ratty tails (thread ends) and share a picture with friends and love ones. Why? It’s a TUSAL (totally useless stitch along).  If you would like to join the fun scoot on over to “Its Daffy Cat” and sign in.  I am so ashamed I missed TUSAL last month and by the time I realized, it was way too late to post so I continued to collect my orts for a double dose this month.

Bud even likes the electric blue
As you can see I’ve been very careful of threads on the wedding/anniversary gift so there is a lot of electric blue and gray. Can’t have carry-over threads seen through the white fabric. 

See you again soon until then, I’ll be making those little xxs.