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Sunday, September 11, 2016

It's been a while...

And I bet you've been wondering what I've been up too! Well since my last post I've had a few finishes, some project progress and even a couple of new starts. I also went on a trip to Atlanta, GA for a wedding and celebrated my 40th wedding anniversary. Well let me share some pictures with you, first my finishes:
You all remember this one, I think I only had a little back stitching left and I added the words above. I just love my "Dollar Bill" it's from Designs by Gloria & Pat (freebie), stitched on 22 ct hardanger fabric in a mint green. My next finish is "Witch Boot" from Sullivans USA and it's stitched on 28ct white even weave with a combination of Sullivans flosses and DMC.
The colors on this one are faboolous! The next finish is "Wicked Witch" from LA-D-DA. This one almost made me crazier, I only needed about an arms length of DMC #844 to finish the border and then couldn't find it anywhere. Finally found it at Wally World the last place I expected. It is stitched on 28 ct tea dyed even weave.
  I know you all will be hearing this song in your head forever, but I love the Wizard of Oz. Up next is a little design called "Spells", this one is by Teresa Murgida and it's from the Halloween 2015 Just Cross Stitch magazine.
This is stitched on a 28 ct linen and I forgot the color name. My last finish is "The Skeleton Key" by Lee Fisher of StitchyFish Designs and it is from the Halloween 2016 Just Cross Stitch magazine.
It must be getting close to Halloween :-) .   I joined a one-day SAL on Facebook and it was called "Catch the Hogwarts Express" you were to stitch on something from Harry Potter being that 1 Sept. was the first day of school at Hogwarts, I worked on my Hogwarts Crest.
I was in Atlanta, GA  with hubby at the time and he was "Best Man" for his step brother, so while he was at the rehearsal I got to stitch and got a lot done. I can't show you any wedding picture other than one of myself.
The wedding was beautiful and hubby looked so handsome in a tux. Finally I have a couple of new starts, one is "Leilani the Hula Dancer" it is a freebie from Mirabilia and being stitched on 28ct linen called Willow Wisp from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. 
I exchanged the called for Caron Waterlilies silk for DMC coloris flosses. Last but not least I joined another SAL on Facebook and we all started "Shortnin' Bread" on the 8th of Sept. She is being stitched on 28 ct antique white even weave.
I am loving stitching this chart, I just think she is beautiful.
Well now you know what's been gong on here. I can't show you what I got for my anniversary right now but I will, when it comes back from being sized.  Now I'm going back to making some wonderful little xxs. See you next time and thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

gracie said...

Hello! Love the stitching .

suzy mcclung said...

You have some terrific finishes there! You do such beautiful work. I really enjoy the variety of the things you stitch. Keep making those little xxxs!!! Thank you for sharing!

Karyn said...

Hey Minnie...Your stitching is beautiful, and look at all those finishes...your needle must have been smoking! I am totally in love with the colors of floss against the Willow Wisp fabric of "Leilani," you made a great choice with your floss exchanges. I haven't tried DMC silk but maybe I should. I also love "Shortnin' Bread" what a great SAL...she is beautiful, you're right.
Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to see what your gift was...sized huh? :)
What a great pic...you are gorgeous, my friend! I love seeing my hubby all dressed up, men are so handsome when they are all gussied up.
Thanks for sharing...
Have a great week
Hugs

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello and happy anniversary! The stitching is so nice. My you sure look lovely!

Justine said...

Happy anniversary! You look gorgeous in all your wedding finery - that's a beautiful outfit.
You have stitched so much! So many to choose from but I really like Shortnin Bread - it's just such a happy stitch.
Can't wait to see your anniversary gift! We are about to celebrate our 10th anniversary so I can drop a few hints...

Marilyn said...

Happy, happy 40th!!!!
Nice pic of you also.
Love the dollar bill.
All of your other projects look great.
You've been busy!
Marilyn

Pull the other thread said...

Awesome stitching! Love your finished & new starts. You look wonderful in your wedding outfit. Happy Anniversary to you both.

Vickie said...

Happy 40th Minnie!! Wow! I bet your gift is gorgeous. ;)
You have been quite busy. Now I am singing Mamma's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin' Mamma's little baby loves shortnin' bread. :D

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Congrats on all the beautiful little crosses too!!
I love that $ bill ;)

Melinda Forbes said...

40 years - Congrats - that is a wonderful thing. I love all of your Halloween Finishes - I feel in love with Shortnin Bread - do you know if this chart is out of print? Thank you

Love your stitchiing

Sheila said...

Beautiful finishes and Happy Anniversary !

Sheila said...

Beautiful finishes and Happy Anniversary !

Heather said...

Happy anniversary! So many beautiful finishes and progress! I love the Halloween pieces, especially the witch boot.

Julie said...

Happy anniversary.
Wonderful stitching you have been doing.

Brigitte said...

Happy 40th wedding anniversary, Minnie.
And you have been stitching on a lot of great projects. Beautiful finishes and new starts.

Katie said...

Lots of beautiful stitching going on. I'm not surprised. Happy Anniversary!

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

Happy Ruby Wedding Anniversary, looks like you have a lovely trip to the wedding too.
You have been busy with the stitching, love the Hallowe'en finishes, especially the Teresa Murgido design.

SUSIE WILSON said...

I have followed you on your blog for quite awhile and now I have found you on floss tube. I enjoy the videos so much. Keep them going.

Lee Fisher said...

Your stitching is great & so glad you liked my design. Have a great Halloween!