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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Rita's Aug 2017...8 Maids A-Milking


I'm so glad I'm stitching these from the PS leaflet 12 Days of Christmas!  I'd been meaning to stitch the days individually for ornaments (for years!) and this sal is the perfect opportunity to do it.  Also, the hardest part for me is to choose a design in the theme, so stitching these makes that a breeze.

Happy stitching, all!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

June & July 12 Days update!

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Free design - link to the Plum Street Samplers "Grand Finale" blog post is here

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan "Gold Digger" - Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: Jodryi Designs (Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility, The Olde Curiousity Shoppe, Midnight Hour)

I'm back!  Finally got back on blogger to show you the next block (or 2) of my version of 12 Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers.  June and July are both now completed.  I do need to get back to August before the month is out....


Unfortunately the photo above doesn't really show the blocks up that well.  The colours look stunning in real life... I will have to try and get a better picture when I come back to post August!

Til then, happy Christmas stitching
Hugs x

Friday, 4 August 2017

July - 7th Day of Christmas

    

                                                                   7  Swans-a-swimming

                                                                                  Designed by Margaret Sherry



                            This month I have the pleasure of introducing a lovely lady representing
                      our lovely swans.  She loves to swim, and is modeling the latest equipment
                      that are a must at the pond.  
                                  
                                   I decided that she needed a little bling, which I added to her swim cap. 
                       Stitching her was a joy. The colors are wonderful!  I of course changed 
                       the backstitch colors.  I rather like seeing the darker accent color, rather
                       than what was charted.  I'm enjoying making these ladies my own.

                                  My version of Margaret Sherry's  7th Day of Christmas.

                                                                   7 Swans-a-swimming  



       




                                                                       The charted version





                                                    She is pretty stitched either way.  

                          Up next month is another pretty lady representing all those Maids-a-milking. 
                    See you all next month. Until then:       
                                               May your needles fly, and the frogs stay away!

                                       
                                                     XX - Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher 

Monday, 31 July 2017

Gwen: July 12 Days

What a wonder. I was able to complete the stitching on 2 ornaments this month. I stitched 'Doves' and 'Hens' from Hands on Design's 12 Days.
Doves
12 Days, Hands on Design

Hens
12 Days, Hands on Design

Since taking this picture I've done the back stitching on Hens. Just need to add my initials and the year and it's ready for finishing.

FYI: I don't know if there is an errata page on  Cathy's  blog/website. But the symbol for the HENS wings on  the printed chart is wrong. It's charted as DMC 738, based on the photograph it should be WDW Grits.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Progress shots.   I have been working on on two samplers during July.  Why - because I could fit them both plus charts and threads, etc into one zipper bag.   A couple of days ago, I decided enough.  I wanted something different in the rotation.  I pulled a canvas piece out of the priority bag.


This is not a progress shot per se.  This is where I left off last time on I worked on it.
The Water's edge.


Three Things sampler


Decision time.
Which roof line looks better
left or right?
please comment


Mystery sampler by Linens and Things
Sorry for it being so faint.
The real colors are not that faint.

Hopefully now I will get back on track.

What posted yesterday was supposed to be on my blog

https://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

How it got here I am not sure.  My ornaments are in various stages of not finished.  They are in my priority bag.  I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

I know it's been awhile since I posted.  Life has been busy.   We started July with getting the house interior painted.  Things did not go as scheduled.  There were delays then cancellations and then suddenly back to almost the original schedule.  This is what we loved with while getting things done.




This is only downstairs.  The chaos was worse upstairs.

When we had some yard work done for us earlier in June, there was a mishap with the siding.  After checking with contractors, etc, we found one who could get the job done.  Only there were numerous delays for one reason or another and several rainy days.




The tap is covering up the holes made by a commercial weed eater.  Overall we ended up with replacing 4 panels.  However, our color is no longer made.  But the good news is that they painted the new panels to our color.  After it dried for a day, you couldn't even tell they had to replace panels. Yeah!

Painting also made us realize it was time to clean  up and out.
I have a large wicker basket in the family room where I keep needlework
(as well as in the basement on shevles, etc).
I had to empty the basket in order to move it and then ended up sorting thru everything.




Now to the progress



This is filled with Halloween charts to be stitched.


This is the bag of priorities.




Almost ready to moved to the center and covered in plastic.

The painting got done and the long tasks of putting back is still underway.  
As we put back we are making "give away / donate" piles.
We have also found things that seem to have disappeared.
Meanwhile I am still in search of my "Needleworker's home" chart.  
It is still AWOL.

Last week, the computer went down.  We decided it was the power cord and went on the hunt.
A call to Dell offered no help - none in stock.
Tried one local store only to discover it was out of business.
and finally one store that we stumbled across had the cord.
Better yet, a sales person who knew what he was talking about and full
of helpful hints.  Did you know that the led lights indicating power often
go out long before the power cord dies?  True.
Now I am back an up and operating.

Tomorrow - progress shots.