Sunday, September 10, 2017

September already with a finish. Starts 240-253

I have just decided that I am going to update every two weeks!  I keep trying to do a weekly update but I can't seem to get my act together.   Thank you so much for all the well wishes on my illness last post.   I am doing much better!  Just trying to keep my head a float with work and home.

Last weekend was Labor day and I thought I would have an amazing weekend to stitch but that didn't happen.  Saturday I ran multiple errands to I could enjoy my weekend.  Sunday, I did manage to get a little stitching in but I wound up taking a 4 hour nap....I think I was tired.  Monday, Mark and I went to lunch with my mom. Mom and I went to Hobby Lobby and then Cracker Barrel after.  I like to shop for clothes in Cracker Barrel.  They have cute lacy feminine shirts and pretty jewelry.

This weekend, I went to lunch with my mom to celebrate her 65th Birthday.  We then went to Hobby Lobby, and Walmart.   Mark and I spent the evening at home watching the Razorback football game...that was bad...real bad.

If you are interested, I created my first two flosstube videos on YouTube!  Yep...going to videos and my blog..so I will do both.  I am enclosing a link for my latest one.  I just did a WIP parade of my last years Halloween starts.

Here are my starts for the past two weeks!  I cannot believe I am start 240!!!  I have 112 more starts starting tomorrow!  I won't lie...I am a little nervous about this!!

I finished a page of Hot Air Balloon Santa:



Start 240:   35th anniversary Art of Disney -  I dyed the fabric on this it is a dark tealish blue


Start 241: Winnie the Pooh Heave Ho  I started Tiggers Hand

Start 242: Winnie the Pooh: ON Parade - Started with Tigger again 


Start 243: Jitterbug....What do you think of the Orange Fabric I chose???


Start 244:  Frosted Pumpkin Storytime.... I decided the Navy fabric would make it pop

Start 245: Petal Pusher - Pride and Prejudice

Start 246:  Petal Pusher Longborne

Start 247:  Itching to be stitching - this is a free pattern so I can't show the finial piece. It has bees, a beehive, flowers...

Start 248: Primitive Hare Little Women - 

So the next 4 are the Brooke Books Little Women Series.  I am doing them on perforated paper and possibly finishing them as ornaments

Start 249:  Meg


Start 250: Jo - there are 9 colors just in her hat.


Start 251: Beth


Start 252: Amy

Start 253: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Here is what it will look like and my start is right below it.


That is it!!!  I thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my stitching. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Disney Kits Galore August starts 226-239

Hi Everyone, it has been an interesting two weeks for me.  I swear the start of a new year, means I get sick.  For a week I suffered from vertigo and this past Thursday, I drove myself to the ER afterschool.  My mom is a nurse, so I the last time I was a the ER was when I was 9 and cracked open my head which required stitches.  I don't go to the doctor unless I just have too.   For two days I had a pain in my chest and was short of breath.  I know...I should have gone sooner, but I hate the doctor.  I just couldn't handle it and I went to the ER.   It seems I have an infection in my chest called Pleurisy. Basically it feels like my lungs are rubbing on my breastbone/ribcage when I breath.  I was told to rest, take ibuprofen and given a good pain pill for night so I could sleep.

Stitching...I was so excited!!!   I finished that darn Gingerbread house on my Faery Tales.  I would have done a happy dance but it hurt way to much to move!!! LOL!!

Just look at this beauty!  In case you are wondering, it is still on the q-snap because it is a pain in the behind to take off!!!

Ready to see what I started???  Get ready for some Disney.  You want to know a secret...I have more Disney kits to start...I won't start them all this year!!!  Shocking huh???

Start 226:  Bright Needle Dollhouse: Sorry the photo is blurry...I did link it to a picture on pinterest if you want to see what it will look like close up




Start: 228 Happy Everything....I put a square around where I stitched...you can't see the blue-grey on the light blue.  I started in the center with July.



Start 229:  Heinzeit Tea for Two


Start 230 Disney Villans - Etsy..this shop had these two designs as B1G1 -  so I had to get both of them. 



Start 231 Disney Heros - I found this on Etsy and just loved it!!!


Start 232: BrightNeedle Xmas House.  I think this is all the houses for this designer.   


Start 233 - Pocahontas - I started John Smiths Hair

Start 234 - Alice in Wonderland.  I just couldn't stitch this on white...so I chose a lime green fabric.  What do you think of it?

Start 235: Micky and Minnie Bride and Groom - started on the top bow...you can't see much but I did start.

Start 236: Aristocats.  I really wanted to do this on a colored fabric but just couldn't figure out what color to use so white was the final choice.

Start 237:  Donald and Daisy Ornament.   I decided this would pop on Navy.  There is a Goofy one that I want but just can't find it.  If you know where I can find it at a reasonable price...please let me know.


Start 238: Tinkerbell Blossom.  I changed the fabric from 14 count mint aida to 28 count blue monaco. 


start 239:  Mickey Salutes America



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Major HAED Milestone!!!! Starts 219-225

Take a good look at this part of my HAED - Faery Tales ...Why you might ask???   It was at this section of my project that I passe the 200,000 stitch mark!!!!  Yes...that is right.  There are a little over 200,000 stitches in this project completed!!!  Not to mention that the Gingerbread house is 3/4 finished!

This week was all those dreaded back to school meetings.  I have sat through more staff development this week that my brain turned to mush!  My room is not ready, and school starts tomorrow.  I don't care.  I refused to go in and work this weekend!  It will be there next week.  The kids will survive if I don't have my math rules hung up on the wall.  I will hang them sometime this week.

My ducklings are always losing my hall pass so this year I decided to get crafty. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased these:

with a little spray paint and sealant...I now have these beauties.  Stickers aren't straight but that is ok.... they don't fit in their back pockets or backpacks!!!!  The color doesn't show but they are Gold since our school colors are black and Gold

Start 218:   Lizzie Kate Dog Lessons - I was so tired I just got the spots on the dog stitched.


The next three starts are from a magazine and I am stitching them on ivory aida -

Start 220: JR Tolkin Quote - " Not all those who wonder are lost"


Start 221: Shakespeare Quote "Though she is little she is fierce"

Start 222:  Jane Austen  "You Bewitched me, Body and Soul  - I was exhausted..so not even a full B


Start 223: Rainbow Row -  this has been in my stash for years. I started in the middle, A tree.

For this start - I had to get  stock photo because Brigen ate mine!!  

Start 224: Mistletoe Kiss - Art of Disney
 Of course it called for white fabric but I am using a raspberry sherbert...The color used tonight was 3865 so very white

Start 225:  Paula Vaughn August Quilt -  I had to start at the top. I couldn't stitch white on white!  I just couldn't

School starts tomorrow which will be year 20 for me!   I can't believe it!

                          

August Already Starts 212-218

I can't believe it is August already!!!  It has been a crazy start for this month.  I am two weeks late but it was crazy that first week...I had something everyday but Friday!  The week before teachers officially go back is when I start popping in and out of the building.  On Monday - July 31st, I popped in my classroom only to find out that they janitors (god bless them because they run the school) didn't follow my map exactly so I had to rearrange furniture...and then on Thursday, I made hubby come to school to put my carts together!  Every other week I would go into Sams club and purchase a 10 drawer rolling chat...  I purchased 5 of the multidrawer color - each cart has two drawers of each color...but since I have 5 carts...I color coded them.   Look at their beauty!!!  Each duckling gets their own drawer to keep their math crap ..oops..supplies in so they aren't laying around my room.


Here is my week along with my starts:
Monday - July 31st -   I went to a pampered chef party.
MH _ kitty Paws

Tuesday August 1st:  I had a LuLaroe party (clothing party that is comfy and great to teach in)  to attend -  

start 213 - Love me Love my Dog MH -  You can't see much since I started in the middle which is the white dog...


 Wednesday August 2nd:  I met a coworker for lunch so we could work on lesson plans.  This start caused a little drama..very little on Stitch Maynia.  I posted the picture and someone said they loved it!  Where could they find it...well...it is one of those hard to find pieces.  I mentioned I saw it on Aliexpress - a chinese site that has legit and copyrighted items.  You have to be careful.  Oh lord, someone joined in and started in on all the copyright laws, how it is illegal..I finally deleted my comment so I would cause a rukus.  

Start 214:  The Ball - I just got the upper left hand corner started


Thursday - August 3rd - This was the school Faculty lunch, and I had to get my hair cut!  I can't show you this chart because well....there is no picture.  You have to imagine it...I can't find the start...I will explain that in my next post.

Start 215:  Hinzit Mini State Chart -  This is done on Red Aida, with the blocks stitched in white - Razorback colors!!! Go Hogs!!!  Here are the charms that will be placed under each letter. There is a hog!!!


Friay - August 4th -  I banned my husband from the living room, spent the day watching Jane Austen movies and  Miss Marple from Agatha Christie  I worked on Faery Tales but my start for that day:

Start 216 - Bothy Threads - Cut through teashop

Saturday - August 5 -  Started the day with Allergy shots, when to a premiere jewelry party, groceries and a long nap!

Start 217:   Cherokee Alphabet.  I am 1/4 Cherokee Indian.  My grandmother was a full blood who spoke fluent Cherokee but refused to teach us because she though people would look down on us.  When I found this alphabet I had to stitch it!!

August 6- Another day with family and running errands.  I am tired!  
Start 218:  Cat Lessons by Lizzie Kate
Here is my first week in August!  I can't believe I am still going on my year of starts!!!