Saturday, July 30, 2016

FlossTube #6 It's Me, Really & Wips and Updates

Hello Everyone :)

Hope all is well in your stitchy world!

I uploaded a new YouTube FlossTube #6 video. Please go check it out! I didn't really want to be in front of the camera for my first 5 videos, as I don't like it, but I decided to give it a go. It's so much easier cause I have both hands free, and it feels more natural when I am talking to you all.

Everyone has been so sweet with their comments on there. I just love this community of stitchers!

Hope you all are stitching away and that the frog stays in the pond!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Making Progress on WIPS!!

Hello Everyone :)

How are you all doing? I hope well and stitching away and getting all the things you want done!

First off I want to tell you about my Sunday night. I was sitting in my stitchy spot stitching away and my 16 yr old daughter calls all upset and crying and I knew when the phone rang something was wrong cause she doesn't like to text or call when driving (which is a very good thing!). She was on her way home from work and was at a stop sign and was rear ended. The guy who rear ended her pulled off into the parking lot where she did and told her not to call her parents or the police and wanted her to follow him to a not so good area. I heard him in the background while she was talking to me saying "no, no". I told her if her drove off to try and get his license plate number and pay attention for a description of him and the car. Sure enough he left the scene, and we arrived there and we were waiting on the police. They faulted him 100% and are currently looking for him. What in the world is wrong with people today? And this was a middle aged man! My daughter thinks by the way he was acting and talking he was on something! But as a mother I am scared to pieces over how he wanted her to follow him into a bad part of town! Why did he want her to do that?? I have taught her to lock her doors as soon as she enters her car, and she only rolled the window down a couple of inches. Needless to say she was physically okay but really shaken up. She has only had her license for about a month now and to have this happen. Anyhow, I am just thankful she is ok!

Now onto some stitchy news :) ......

I managed to get alot accomplished on my Morning Praise from Dimensions. It has been nothing but varying shades of greens and browns though, so I have to put it down after so long cause I get tired of working with just those colors ;) I have gotten the area around the beehive just about done with in regards to the stitching. Just need to stitch out the bees and I am moving own down to the butterflies and flowers - yes some color!! I've made more progress than shown here, but I haven't taken any pics yet. I will soon and update in a post soon.

In between stitching the Morning Praise piece I have worked on the Mill Hill Kit Frosty Presents. It was nice to get alot done on this as a break piece. I should get it finished by today or tomorrow hopefully. I bought some felt the other day at AC Moore to back it with. This will be the first time using felt to back a Mill Hill piece, as I usually use brown craft paper. I saw a fellow Floss Tuber use felt, and liked the look of it better.

Today I have had a pretty good day so far, except going for bloodwork! Uggh, I hate needles, and they had to stick me twice. I am so hard to stick. Then I met the hubs and my son out for lunch as they got done with what they were doing early. Came home and been getting a few things done, like preparing a NEW FlossTube video for YouTube. That should be up tomorrow as I like to upload them overnight while I am sleeping :) I will make a blog post once it's up with the video.

Well, I hope everyone is stitching their hearts content and that the frog stays in the pond!!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

FlossTube #5 Finishes and Small Haul

Hello Everyone :)

Overnight I uploaded a new FlossTube video, so please go check it out if you like. Feel free to subscribe, like, comment, and share it!

You get a more in depth look at things I am working on and things that I may forget to mention here.

Hope everyone is stitching their hearts away, and you are keeping the frog in the pond - LOL!!

Have a good day stitchy friends :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Getting Back Into the Groove of It!!

                                      Hello Everyone :) 

How are you doing and what have you been stitching? I hope the frog has stayed away and no one has lost their stitchy bug.

Unfortunately, I did lose my stitchy bug shortly after my last post, hence the quietness that followed on here :(   Good News though, it has returned - YaY!!

I don't know where it went, but I am just glad it has returned. Have any of ya'll ever lost yours? Why did you lose yours? Over the years I have went through spurts where it has been gone. Sometimes years at a time. This time luckily it was for a few months. I think it was the current project I was working on, and the reason being that the fabric I was working with I wasn't happy with. Last Wednesday it came back, and I was able to make some good progress on some smalls!

This was a new start and finish that got me back in the groove. I had it finished in 2 days - well the stitching is finished as I still have to FFO it. FFO = Fully Finished Object :)

Up next I picked up another small and got to work on it! It was a little Christmas train that I had started a while back. Since I was just getting the bug back I didn't want to push it with anything to big to work on. I had one little line of the green started (less than what shows in the first pic, as I forgot to take a pic before starting and then remembered), and managed to finish this one in a day and a half!

Next up was a piece that the stitching was complete, but what I wanted to do to it was not! I wanted to add some additional blingy bling to it in some freehand beading. I had picked up some glass beads from Michael's and had an idea of what I wanted to do. The bigger square beads I ended up not using as they were a bit too big for this piece, but I did use the other 2 beads and some clear seed beads. The 2 charms came with the kit. I love how this has turned out - it really sparkles more in person! I also have a Starfish that I need to stitch - hasn't even been opened yet - that matches this one. 

Here is the companion piece that goes with this one. Sorry the pic isn't the best, as I just took it and it's night time here ;)

I went yesterday and got materials to make the Scallop piece into a cube, and I got enough materials to do the same for the Starfish. I went to the quilt store and picked out an awesome fabric for this. It's really just a blender, but what in my opinion makes it awesome is that I was able to get a really good matching fabric, and there was ONLY a yard left on the bolt! These colors are those really hard to find just right peachy colors. Then I went to Michael's, AC Moore, and then Walmart to finish out rounding up the needed supplies. I am planning on doing a YouTube tutorial on how to do a cube for the Scallop. I will post that video to this blog when it is up.

Now who's ready to get their mouth watering??? LOL!!! I just wanted to share with you all the delicious lunch I had yesterday while out, and if you are in the Myrtle Beach/Conway, SC area you should definitely check this place out. I have only went there for lunch, as their lunch deals are awesome. I have seen their supper menu (called dinner to some :) ) and in my opinion it's a little pricey in the $15-$30 price range for a dinner plate. But as I said they have several lunch specials that are great prices. So here is what I got for $8 (plus tax):

It's called their World Famous Lunch. You get a salad, huge slice of cheese pizza, and half a sub! Really good Italian place. For those that visit the area the info is Rotelli's Pizza and Pasta 201 Unit #109, Graduate Rd, Conway, SC 29526. No affiliation, just good food ;)

Then me and my daughter made this delicious homemade Peanut Butter Pie! Needless to say it didn't last 24 hrs even! We did add chopped Reese Cups to the top of it even though the recipe didn't call for it, and made our own graham cracker crust :)

I hope everyone has enjoyed my blog post, and having a great good 'ole stitchy time!

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