Thursday, March 30, 2017

FlossTube #8 I'm Baaaccckk ~ Finishes, Update, & Haul


Hello Ya'll :) I just uploaded a new FlossTube video. Hope ya'll enjoy!

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Saturday! A Finish and L&L Angel of Grace Update

Happy Saturday All! 

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday as I am. Just been doing a little shopping for needleminders, cut a piece of fabric for my next small project to do in between my big L&L Angel of Grace, and getting ready to stitch.

Monday night after completing the last of the ornaments, I picked back up my Lavender and Lace Angel of Grace. I will share my starting point from where I left it last back in the first of November before the cruise before last. I have managed to get a ton done on it this week, and if I keep this pace up I hope to have it done in the next 2 weeks approximately :) I work on it of a day and into the evening, but around 9-10 pm I will switch it out to something simpler and smaller to get a break. I started a Mill Hill kit called Wanda's Hat and finished it last night. This is my 18th Finish of the Year. 

Starting point from where I left it in December 2016

My 18th finish of the year. Mill Hill Wanda's Hat. Finished 03/24/17

I prepped the last couple of days getting my next small project ready. I saw this one on Instagram this week where someone had completed it, and it was a freebie from Brooke's Books Publishing - . It's a shamrock, and I had been wanting to find one I really liked. After printing off the pattern, I was like what floss to use. I didn't want to use the plain DMC it called for, then I thought ok maybe a Mo's Sale floss, and then I remembered I had hand dyed a very nice mottled green floss last year. So I located the floss and decided it was a very nice "shamrock" color, and just a little while ago I cut my 28ct for it. So I should be starting that tonight - yay!!!

I am still a little sick! This stinking cold is holding on for everything it's worth! I am getting better, but it has been 2 weeks today since I started feeling crappy. I am slowly getting better so hopefully this week it will finally completely go away!

I hope everyone is stitching and enjoying your weekend <3

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy First Day of Spring & More Finishes

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I hope everyone has enjoyed the first day of Spring and everything that entails. The newness and freshness ahead, along with the rebirth of the ground and flowers is something I look forward to. I love Spring - except for the pollen I am allergic to lol! It was a nice 65* here today, and suppose to be 80* tomorrow. After returning from the cruise all last week was a lot like winter, but hopefully it will stay warm now. I am starting to think about the flowers, vegetables, and herbs I want to plant.

I finished another ornament last night and the last and final of the 25th one a little while ago. So all the ornaments that was in that kit is done. Well, done with the stitching of them, now I have to FFO them, but they will be ready for the tree this year :)

I have decided to get back to my L&L Angel of Grace. It's just so spring like that it is what is calling to me. I will probably work on a smaller WIP or a Mill Hill or something of the like in between when I need a break.

On the chest cold front, it is really trying to hang on. I just wish it would hurry up and go away!!! I have so much I want to be doing but me not feeling a 100% is holding me up!

Hope everyone is doing good and stitching away :)

                              16th Finish of the Year. Finished 03/19/17

                                 17th Finish of the Year. Finished 03/20/17

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Myrtle Beach, SC 23rd Annual Quilt Gala ~ Quilt Show 02/24/17

Hello Everyone,

After my blog post earlier I worked on making a video of all the pictures I took at the local Quilt Gala I went to at the end of February. There was alot of pictures, and it would take alot to share all of them on the social media platforms, so I thought it would be great to do a video :)

I really enjoyed the show, and it was a little challenging to get pictures of the larger quilts along with it being crowded, but I think I done pretty good overall.

Here is the one and only thing I purchased at this quilt show, as I knew we was going to the big show in Daytona and then on the cruise, so I wanted to allot my money elsewhere, as I can go to most of these places locally:

It has beautiful soft romantic colors. I will have to come up with a beautiful quilt for this <3

Speaking of which I managed to get a little more done on my quilt studio before leaving out. I hope to finish it up this coming weekend if I am better.

I will also probably make a video of the AQS Quilt Week Daytona Show and of our cruise. Will do a blog post on that when I get it up.

I hope you enjoy looking at all the beautiful quilts :)

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I'm Back From Vacation But I've Been Sick :( PLUS 3 More Finishes

Hello Everyone :)

I have been back since a week yesterday - 03/11/17, but I've been sick since I got off the ship. By the time we got off the ship and took a cab to our car I knew I was getting a chest cold. I could feel it setting in, and by the evening we got home I went to bed. It has gotten pretty bad, but on Thursday I went to my doctor, and he put me on 4 medicines. I was getting to where it was difficult to breathe of a night and was getting no sleep. I am on the mend now, but still not a 100%. Dang it too, cause I had managed all winter not to get anything, but those cruise ships are petri dishes! I try to use hand sanitizer and keep my hands washed, but there is just so many surfaces you are constantly touching on the cruise ship!

Anyhow, I really, really enjoyed the AQS Quilt Show in Daytona! I will get more into that in another post, and when I am feeling better.

Also, near Port Canaveral was a quilt shop near where we were staying before we left out for the cruise, and boy did I get some beautiful things! I will be sharing soon my goodies. I may even make a YouTube video on my quilty acquisitions.

The cruise - at least I didn't get sick while on it - was really great and we had a blast. I did get a bad sunburn on my upper body on the second port day - and YES!, I used SPF 70 water resistant sunscreen. Go figure! I will also share more about that in another post along with pictures.

I did feel good enough yesterday to get back to stitching from being sick, and I managed to finish 2 small projects! I started and finished a Mill Hill kit called Pilgrim, and finished another ornament. I also finished another ornament earlier today. So I have managed to finish 3 smalls since yesterday!! I only have 2 more ornaments left and I will be done with them! I am thinking about what I want to work on next. I am thinking I will get back to my L&L Angel of Grace. It's been sitting there staring at me ;)

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying your Sunday!

Talk Soon :)

Started and Finished 03/18/17 ~ 13th Finish of the Year

Finished 03/18/17 ~ 14th Finish of the Year

Finished 03/19/17 ~ 15th Finish of the Year

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