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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.
12 Days, Hands on Design

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

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.

Cheryl's July Animal Ornament

This is "Precious Puppy" from the book "100 Cross-Stitch Christmas Ornaments" by Carol Siegel.  I am finding lots of fun ornaments to stitch in this book, which also includes several finishing methods & ideas.

I stitched on a small piece of fabric that was marked "Davos 18ct".  
Happy Christmas in July!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Khristine's July Dove

Hello guys!

My "ornament" this month was a quick one but took me all month to finish for one reason or another.  It seemed like every day it came up in my rotation I only had time for a few stitches.  Just that time of year I guess.

Here is the whole project so far.

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

July 2017

Girls, thank you for the nice words in the last post! They enjoyed me!

I have the July role fulfilled. Here are my animals:

I wish peace to all people!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Faith's July Ornament

Here is a Diva Swan...

Obviously she doesn't want to mess up her hair while she is swimming around! She did pick out the cutest swim cap though 😉

Day 7
Seven Swans A Swimming
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas

and I guess she has the life preserver "just in case" she forgets how to swim!

Thanks for looking and for the kind
comments left on my previous posts!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Mary's July Christmas Kitty

Here is my July ornament: Cat in the Box from Mill Hill!
I just love Mill Hill ornaments, and I like this one especially because my cat Kiwi is an orange tabby.

I have really been enjoying this group this year and am also thrilled I will have a bunch of new ornaments for my tree! Thanks for your kind comments!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Serendipitous Jo's July's Seven Swans-a-Swimming

I'm over half-way with the 12 Days of Christmas design now and I'm making great progress on the header and border too.  I am sure I can finish this design this year which would be awesome!

July is for Swans, just one again:

Here's where I was last month:

And here's where I am now, you can see I stitched nearly all the left hand border and did a good part of the left hand angel too:

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Rita's July 7 Swans A-Swimming

I must admit that I was a glad to be done stitching all that white...especially when the lighting was less than perfect.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Faith's June Ornament

Just a couple of days late...

Day 6
Six Geese-A-Laying
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas
I am not sure if he is anxiously waiting for
the other eggs to hatch or if he is dreading it!

Thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!