Friday, April 23, 2021

Some Recent Finishes

I've been very lax about posting my finishes (and about some of the SAL's as well) so this post will catch you up on all the finishes that have occurred in February, March and so far in April that haven't been posted yet.

Started: 2/11/2021
Finished: 2/21/2021
Total Stitching Time: 9 hours 13 minutes

This is Day 2 of  the 12 Days of Christmas by Ursula Michael.  It's stitched on 14-count white Aida as charted with the called for DMC.

Started: 2/11/2021
Finished: 3/16/2021
Total Stitching Time: 7 hours 3 minutes

Thanksgiving Mouse is the Furry Tales mouse that I chose to represent November on my Furry Tales quilt.  It's by Lucie Heaton and can be found in the World of Cross Stitching #247.  It's stitched on 14-count white Aida as charted with the called for DMC.  It will be going to WOCS (World of Charity Stitching) once I've finished December's square.
 
Started: 3/30/2021
Finished: 4/10/2021
Total Stitching Time: 23 hours 45 minutes

Hello Sunshine is from Cross Stitch Wonders and the chart was sent to me by the group, Canada Stitches Work Group that provides quilts and Christmas ornaments to children and families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer, Alberta.

It's also stitched on white 14-count Aida as charted with the called for DMC and will be mailed to their coordinator shortly.

Started: 12/20/2020
Finished: 4/13/2021
Total Stitching Time: 7 hours 1 minute

Christmas Lizzie Mouse is representing December on my Furry Tales quilt.  She was designed by Lucie Heaton and can be found in the  World of Cross Stitching #261.  She is also one of my 2020 Christmasitis starts.

She's stitched on white 14-count Aida as charted with the called for DMC.  I have noticed that some of the mice call for backstitching in 844 and others in 3799, but I've backstitched all of them in 3799.  

She will be going to WOCS with the rest of the Furry Tales squares to be made into a quilt for either a child or an elderly resident of a nursing home.

Started: 4/14/2021
Finished: 4/18/2021
Total Stitching Time: 7 hours 59 minutes
 
This is Day 3 of  the 12 Days of Christmas by Ursula Michael.  It's stitched on 14-count white Aida as charted with the called for DMC.
 
Started: 5/5/2020
Finished: 4/20/2021
Total Stitching Time: 6 hours 8 minutes

Frosty is a Mill Hill Charmed Mitten that was started for Stitch Maynia last year.  It's stitched with the materials in the kit except that I'm leaving off both the bow and the gold heart charm.  Once fully finished, it will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer, Alberta Canada.

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gifted Gorgeousness - April, 2021

The fifteenth of each month is for posting items that relate to gifts, either some part of the item was received as a gift or the item will be given as a gift.  This is another brainchild of the fabulous Jo at Serendipitous Stitching .  You can click the link for more information and/or to see what others have  received and/or are gifting.  

In my case, it's all about giving to others.   I have three projects that I've stitched in the past month that qualify.  The first was the Thanksgiving Mouse from Lucie Heaton.  It will be going to WOCS (World of Charity Stitching) along with the other eleven that I've stitched for them.

 Next was Hello Sunshine that was stitched for the Canada Stitches Work Group from a pattern they sent to me.  It's by Cross Stitch Wonders and will be going back to the group to be made into a quilt and given to a child whose family is staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

The final project I stitched this month was Christmas Lizzie, the final Furry Tales Mouse from Lucie Heaton.  As mentioned above, it will be going to WOCS to be made into a quilt, but I don't know where the quilt will go after that.




 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Fully Finished Gallery SAL - April 2021

It's time again for the Fully Finished Gallery SAL which was created by Rachel at Ten Hour Stitcher to encourage us to fully finish our projects instead of just storing them in a drawer or box rarely to be seen again.  Click on the link to see more details and what other stitchers have posted.  

My first fully finished project was a Mill Hill polar bear.  I added a gold ribbon hanger and backed it with dark green felt. 


The next three were a free cover kit that I stitched quite a while ago.  I backed them with the card stock from the cover kit and then glued them to some card blanks I had here. 



Friday, April 2, 2021

Easter Treasure Hunt - 2021

It's time for another fun blog hop from Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  This time it's an Easter Treasure Hunt where you hop among the participating blogs and keep track of the letters, which together spell an Easter/Spring related word. 

We're also supposed to show an Easter or Spring related stitch.  I have two.  The first is one I stitched back in 2017.  It's part of the same series that Katie (Jeremiah's Mom) stitched last year.

The second one is my April square for my Furry Tales through the Year project.

And, what you've all been waiting for:  my letter is R

Decorative Easter Egg - Free image on Pixabay

and you'll find the final letter on  Jo's blog

Happy Hopping!!
 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

There's now a teenager in my family

This young lady turned 13 today.  She and her parents brought ice cream cups from Baskin Robbins to celebrate her birthday, each one a different flavor.  We'd thought about doing dinner, but she really wanted Chick-fil-A and there isn't one near us.

When she got home from school, this was waiting for her in her bedroom.  It's hard to see, but there are flowers too.  It came from her father and his girlfriend.

We gave her some cash, which she'd requested, and a cookie decorating kit that a friend of a friend was selling as a fundraiser to help with her husband's medical bills. 

 We've had both of our vaccine shots with the only side effects being a sore arm (me) both times.  Devin and Janice have both had their first vaccine, too.




Fully Finished Gallery SAL - March, 2021

 I just found this in my Drafts folder so  I'm posting it now.  Not much, but I met my goal for at least one a month. 


 It's time again for the Fully Finished Gallery SAL which was created by Rachel at Ten Hour Stitcher to encourage us to fully finish our projects instead of just storing them in a drawer or box rarely to be seen again.  Click on the link to see more details and what other stitchers have posted.  

My first FFO is Santa Jingles.  I backed him with red felt and added a hanger made of leftover beads.



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Bahia Trip

Many years ago, Devin's family spent some of their vacations at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego.  Devin, Janice and Kyleigh spent a week there a few years ago and the others have always wanted to go back, too.  They finally got a chance to earlier this month. The whole family, grandparents, children and grandchildren all met there for a few days of fun and relaxation.

This is the view from Devin, Janice and Kyleigh's room. 

Kyleigh is part fish and loves the beach.  When she was there a few years ago, she met up with some friends from her daycare and they let her borrow their paddle board.  She's been wanting to do it again ever since.  Neither of her parents were willing to go with her, but her Uncle Adam came to the rescue.

Kyleigh also has three younger cousins on Devin's side of the family and they all love her and want to be around her as much as possible, so she got a chance to do some babysitting




They all had a great time and can't wait to go again.