27 April 2014

Stitch From Stash April Report

It is time for the April report, since it is due on the 28th and I waited last minute again.  I went over my budget this month.  I spent $31.95, however $6.95 comes from my carry over budget. I did not break the bank but I know I could do better.  I got a pattern from Stoney Creek, a series I am collecting, and a piece fabric from Silkweavers.  I won an auction from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. That one caught me by surprise, because I usually do not win, lol!

I do have a couple more birthday presents to show. 

 Heidi send me Mill Hill Midnight Pumpkin and a piece of white lugana fabric.  Thank you Heidi!
 Glenna send me a birthday card and 2 skeins Weeks Dye Works in Sweet Potato and Ocean.  She send the card and skeins from the goodness of her heart.  Thank you Glenna!

Now on to the Stitchy news. First is Sunflower Sampler in its frame.  I love how it turned out.  

I do have a finish, Little Miss Sunflower.  I love this one too.  I am looking for a sunflower fabric so I can hang it up in my bedroom.  I am having troubles finding some.

Little Miss Sunflower
by Diane Williams
32 count linen Solo by Silkweavers
recommended threads

I did not stitch on my April Calender girl yet.  The package came in with my birthday packages, and I didn't notice it had arrived until a couple days before my birthday.  I even send a note to my shop owner and to my embarrassment, I had it all this time.  I had started on CCN Snowmen Trio.  I want to get it done this weekend, but I think I had twisted my knee. It has been sore all weekend and walking on it has been torture at times.  I don't think the doctor be able do anything except tell me to stay off my leg.  I decided to update my blog and finish the snowmen tomorrow, then to April girl.

Now a throwback picture.  While I was at my aunt's for Easter, she had a new family picture.  She had found a trio frame, and put my sisters and my high school Senior pictures in the frame.  It came out gorgeous!  

That is all for now.  Have a good week!


22 April 2014

Birthday Presents

It was my birthday yesterday.  It was very quiet.  I got some lovely gifts and cards.  Thank you all!

Birthday cards

I am in two groups of Birthday cards and floss.  The first few sets are from the i-love-cross-stitch yahoo group.

The next photos are from the second group. I love all the cards and threads from both groups. Thank you!

 from Sharon. Lovely card and 3D too. 
 From Mary Jane
 From Gaynor (stitchers anon)
 From Valerie
 From Nicole
 From Cathe
From Donna. plus she included Heart in Hand Wee Wooly.


These following pictures are from my Birthday Club.  My problem is which one do I start first?  I think I might do a and start that one first.  

 From Shauntrerria
Pickle Barrel  Designs Popsicles
28 count Lambswool Jobelan
Vintage Violet thread

 From Sharon
Sue Ellis Design You Sweet Thing
Cheery Hill Stitchery  Pink Owl on Branch
 From Val
Stoney Creek Laughter is Sunshine
28 count Jobelan
Floss to go with it
From Debbie Jo
 Sue Hillis Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Sullivan Floss goes with the pattern
 From Lena
Blackbird Designs America the Beautiful
Overdyed threads goes with the patterns
From Mark
Lizzie Kate Chicks kit
Lizzie Kate Be Who You Are
Piecemakers 26 needles
Over dyed threads

From Evalina
My Big Toe Designs Stitch All Day
32 count Jobelan 
Thank you everyone!!!

15 April 2014

Sunflowers and a Winner!

I have been in a sunflower mood lately.  I so desperately want summer to come. My aunt's birthday was this past Sunday.  I  know she loves sunflowers too.  I stitched her Country Cottage Sunflower Sampler.  I had framed it but I forgot to take the picture with the frame.  I will take a picture on Easter Sunday, when I visit with her.  This pattern is for sell on page 3 of  Stash for Sale tab.

Sunflower Sampler 
by Country Cottage Needleworks
18 count opalescent aida, color unknown
recommended threads

I am selling my stash, mainly because I have a feeling I won't be stitching these patterns and I will be moving in a year or two.  As I was going through some ( just some), I came across of another Sunflower pattern but from LHN. See, I have a theme for this post. I kitted up Little Miss Sunflower and started on her.   This is the picture from last week: 

This is the picture today, when I finished the house.  

Still got quite a bit to go but I have a chance to stitch a lot this week.  Maybe it will be almost done by next week.   On Sunday, I had a Pampered Chef party by Skype.   It was the first time my consultant did the Skype party and I found out later, it was her first live show.  All her parties have been online.  She did a great job!  We had a lot of fun and I made a birthday cake for my aunt.  Next time I will take pictures.  I am still taking orders for my party.  

Here is a picture of me, 3 months after my surgery.  For some reason I thought 4 months had gone by but it is just 3. This was taken on April 9th,.  I have lost 49 pounds which is a lot.  I have been walking a lot more and I even went into a fitting room in Walmart to try on a top.  I haven't  been able to do that in years!!! I had my jeans on yesterday.  I took the belt off, and the jeans fell right to my ankles.  I need a new pair! 

I am sorry I had forgot I was doing a giveaway.  I had  appointments and a party to plan.  Time just got away from me.  I put in 16 entries in the and number 5 popped up..  The winner is 

Vickie of Reading and Stitching!

Congratulations Vickie!  I will be getting a hold of you shortly and the patterns will be on your way!

Next week I will be back with new stash pictures.  My birthday is on Monday and my birthday gifts are piling up nicely.  Have a wonderful week!  Hugs, Vicky