Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cross Stitching Away!

Hello!  :)

Before starting this post I looked up the last regular post I published and I couldn't believe it was back on April 2nd!!! Wow! Time has definitely been flying! I'm hoping I'll get better about posting again but I will be really busy the next couple of months so I'm not promising anything. Please bear with me. I'll share more about that later.  ;)

For now I wanted to share what I've been up to since I last shared my stitching adventures with you. Back on April 2nd this is where I was with my Lizzie Kate 6 Fat Men . . .


I had finished the first 3 sections. After that I added the really cute extra design in between the blocks.


This is one of my favorite parts of this design. Weird huh? After that I managed to get one more section done. Here's the block that was "snow fun" to stitch . . .


I don't have a picture of the whole thing after this point. I will definitely take one this week for you.  ;)

During April I started on a new project. This is Blue Ribbon Design's "Blue Jeans & Daisies" 2013 Mystery Sampler.


All three parts have now been released. I'm stitching it on 30ct Blue Jeans Weeks Dye Works linen with the original threads. I started the design in the top left corner. Here is the first section I stitched . . .


The fabric color is definitely off in this photo. After this section I wasn't quite sure about the design. It was just blaw to me so far. Then I continued stitching . . . 


Wow! I'm loving the design now! It really came to life with the next sections. Don't you think so? By the way did you notice the fabric color is better in this picture? It's more true to the real color. Continuing on . . . I was on a roll and just couldn't stop stitching . . .


I finished the left section all the way to the bottom!  ;)  The color on this picture really sucks again, so sorry!  :(  This design is so fun to stitch! I can't wait to stitch the whole thing!  :)

These are the only two (like I need any more) pieces that I'm working on right now. I'm having fun with both of them. While I haven't done any more stitching on the 6 Fat Men I've actually made more progress on the Blue Jeans & Daisies. You'll have to wait until next time to see it though as I haven't taken pictures yet.  ;)

Until next time . . .


Monday, April 22, 2013

Traveling Stash Posts

Hello!  :)

I just wanted to remind you that Katie from Snuggle Up with a Dish from Karma has now taken over the responsibility of keeping up with and posting updates for the Traveling Stash Boxes. Today is her first day! She is doing a great job! Be sure to stop by her blog and say "hello"!  :)

By the way . . . if you currently have a traveling stash button on your blog you will have to change the code to the following so it goes to Katie's blog instead of mine:

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Thanks for stopping by and supporting me in my endeavors!  :)  I'm sorry I haven't posted anything lately. I have a lot going on right now and haven't had a chance. I'm going to make an effort to show you what I've been up to this week. I just need to take pictures and then sit down and do it. Sometimes that's easier said than done . . . lol!  ;)

Until next time . . .


Monday, April 15, 2013

Traveling Stash UPDATES Week of April 15 - 21

Hello!  :)

Welcome!  :)  This is where you find updates for the 9 Traveling Stash boxes traveling around the US!

What is a Traveling Stash Box?  It's a box that's filled with a collection of fabrics, threads, and other quilty fun!  When you receive a box you take out what you like, replace it with items from your own stash, hold a giveaway and then send it on to the next lucky person. You can find all the rules and guidelines here.


~  ANNOUNCEMENT  ~
I will be handing over the 
Traveling Stash keeper responsibilities, 
including keeping track of boxes, 
posting updates, publishing the Rules, etc 
next Monday, April 22nd!
The wonderful new "Keeper of the Boxes" 
will be Katie from 
She is excited and eager to start!
Be sure to check out her blog and
perhaps follow here while you're there.  ;)
Thank you all for the cooperation you have given me
 while I've been the keeper of the boxes!  :)


Please remember to follow
ALL Traveling Stash Rules!
including . . . 
~ Posting the Giveaway ASAP
~ Posting PICTURES of the box contents, what you take AND what you replace it with
~ Sending the box out ASAP after the Giveaway ends
THANK YOU!  :)


The current Giveaways are listed in RED below.
Be sure to enter to WIN a box today!  :)


Here are the latest updates as of 4/19/13 . . . 

TRAVELING STASH & OTHER BOXES:
BOX #1:     Sherry @ Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc. is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Sherry!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

BOX #2:     This box is currently MIA!  Wendy @ Stitchduchesses Crazy & Sane Quilting World won the box from Maribeth @ Simply Delighting on February 16th.  Maribeth was great with communicating with Wendy and I but then the box never arrived and now we can't get hold of here.  We don't know what's going on.  We hope she's okay.  If anyone knows Maribeth please let her know we're trying to get in touch with her.

BOX #3:     Kristy @ Catiedyd Designs is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Kristy!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

BOX #4:     Nancy @ Joy For Grace is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Nancy!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

BOX #5:     Katie @ Snuggle Up With a Dish from Karma is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Katie! The box will be arriving soon!  :)

BOX #6:     Charlotte @ Grammie Q's has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Saturday, April 20th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

TWO SISTERS BOX:     Katie @ Snuggle Up With a Dish from Karma is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Katie!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

PASS IT ON BOX:     Emily @ Callender's Creations is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Emily!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

LEAP YEAR BOX (giveaway begins on the 29th of each month):     Melissa @ Sewcute's Creations is the winner of the Giveaway!  The box has arrived!  Melissa will post the Giveaway on April 29th!  :)


Find all the Traveling Stash Rules & Guidelines here.

Find out about the Origins of the Traveling Stash boxes here.

Find all the Traveling Stash posts here.


Until next time . . .


Monday, April 8, 2013

Traveling Stash UPDATES Week of April 8 - 14

Hello!  :)

Welcome!  :)  This is where you find updates for the 9 Traveling Stash boxes traveling around the US!

What is a Traveling Stash Box?  It's a box that's filled with a collection of fabrics, threads, and other quilty fun!  When you receive a box you take out what you like, replace it with items from your own stash, hold a giveaway and then send it on to the next lucky person. You can find all the rules and guidelines here.


Please remember to follow
ALL Traveling Stash Rules!

Including...
~ Posting the Giveaway asap
~ Posting Pictures of the box contents, what you take and what you replace it with
~ Sending the box out asap after the giveaway ends
Thank You!  :)

The current Giveaways are listed in RED below.
Be sure to enter to WIN a box today!  :)


Here are the latest updates as of 4/12/13 . . .

TRAVELING STASH & OTHER BOXES:
BOX #1:     Patti @ Osage Bluff Quilter has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Monday, April 15th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

BOX #2:     This box is currently MIA!  Wendy @ Stitchduchesses Crazy & Sane Quilting World won the box from Maribeth @ Simply Delighting on February 16th.  Maribeth was great with communicating with Wendy and I but then the box never showed up and now we can't contact her. We don't know what's going on. We hope she's okay!  If anyone knows Maribeth please let her know we're trying to get in touch with her.

BOX #3:     Shanna @ Sparrow in Flight has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Tuesday, April 16th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

BOX #4:     Charlotte @ Grammie Q's has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Monday, April 15th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

BOX #5:     Katie @ Snuggle Up With a Dish from Karma is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Katie!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

BOX #6:     Charlotte @ Grammie Q's is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Charlotte!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

TWO SISTERS BOX:     Kathy @ Qreative Quilts and Quests is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Kathy!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

PASS IT ON BOX:     Emily @ Callender's Creations is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Emily!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

LEAP YEAR BOX (giveaway begins on the 29th of each month):     Melissa @ Sewcute's Creations is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Melissa!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)


Find all the Traveling Stash Rules & Guidelines here.

Find out about the Origins of the Traveling Stash boxes here.

Find all the Traveling Stash posts here.


Until next time . . .


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

More Stitching's Going On

Hello!  :)

Last night I managed to finish stitching the 3rd part of my 6 Fat Men piece. Here's "Snow Friends" . . .


Sorry the pictures aren't the best. I took them at night as I wanted to get them posted before I forgot to do it. Lol  :)  Here's the 3 parts so far . . .


I'll be starting on part 4 tonight. Before I work on the fat men some more, I stitched the 3 pieces for my next project in the Stitch-A-Long over at www.stitch-a-long.blogspot.com. This piece is from the "Tis the Season" book by Natalie Bird.


Please forgive the blue markings. I haven't sprayed them with water yet to remove them. I can't believe I'm actually ahead of pace this month. I still have to make these into a wallhanging, but hey . . . they're stitched on April 1st! That's quite an accomplishment for me!  ;)

Until next time . . .


Monday, April 1, 2013

Traveling Stash UPDATES Week of April 1-7

Hello!  :)

Welcome!  :)  This is where you find updates for the 9 Traveling Stash boxes traveling around the US!

What is a Traveling Stash Box?  It's a box that's filled with a collection of fabrics, threads, and other quilty fun!  When you receive a box you take out what you like, replace it with items from your own stash, hold a giveaway and then send it on to the next lucky person.  You can find all the rules and guidelines here.


Please remember to follow 
ALL Traveling Stash Rules!
Thank You!

The current Giveaways are listed in RED below.
Be sure to enter to WIN a box today!  :)


Here are the latest updates as of 4/7/13 . . . 

TRAVELING STASH & OTHER BOXES:
BOX #1:     Terry @ Terry's Treasures has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Sunday, April 7th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

BOX #2:     This box is currently MIA.  Wendy @ Stitchduchesses Crazy & Sane Quilting World won the box from Maribeth @ Simply Delighting on February 16th. Maribeth was great with communicating with Wendy and I but then the box never showed up and now we can't contact her. We don't know what's going on. We hope she's okay. If anyone knows Maribeth please let her know we're trying to get in touch with her.

BOX #3:     Shanna @ Sparrow in Flight has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Tuesday, April 16th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

BOX #4:     Charlotte @ Grammie Q's is the winner of the GiveawayCongrats Charlotte!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

BOX #5:     Marianne @ Life @ RuffHaven has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Thursday, April 11th at 6pm EST!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

BOX #6:     Charlotte @ Grammie Q's is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Charlotte!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

TWO SISTERS BOX:     Kathy @ Qreative Quilts and Quests is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Kathy!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)

PASS IT ON BOX:     Melissa @ Sewcute's Creations has posted the Giveaway!  It ends on Thursday, April 11th!     ENTER HERE!!!  :)

LEAP YEAR BOX (giveaway begins on the 29th of each month):     Melissa @ Sewcute's Creations is the winner of the Giveaway!  Congrats Melissa!  The box will be arriving soon!  :)


Find all the Traveling Stash Rules & Guidelines here.

Find out about the Origins of the Traveling Stash boxes here.

Find all the Traveling Stash posts here.


Until next time . . .