Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blog is a mess

Sorry for any funny looks on my page, i am trying to figure out how to get google reader to show up on my page or at least from the blogs i follow etc. It's a work in progress trying to get the right look. LOL

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

And the winner is................................

Charlene! I put all names in a bowl and Shane (grandson) pulled out Charlene's name as the winner! I will be emailing you shortly Charlene as I am still in process of my creation. LOL Sorry for the delay in drawing the winner,I had an almost week long migraine that finally went away.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Almost Halloween & Blogoversary Giveaway!

*******Will do the drawing for giveaway winner on November 1st. I forgot that part. LOL *********

Oh Mylanta! It's almost Halloween and I haven't posted since the end of July. This new change on blogger is giving my computer and me fits. Well, the weather here in AZ is finally starting to cool down, YAY! We are in the upper 80's but the mornings and evenings are beautiful!

I have done quite a bit of stitching since my last post and not sure if I have all my pics on the computer so hopefully in the next couple days I can get it updated. LOL Just don't hold me to that. ;-)

******Well let's have a giveaway for my 5th Blogoversary! Today is my blogoversary and I almost missed it! I don't know what the prize will be yet, probably something made by me (will work on it this weekend). So all you need to do is post a comment on here, please leave an email so if you are the winner I can notify you, easy peasy!***********

Well, Diane and I did our Halloween exchange in Sept when we went to St Charles for the Celebrations of Needlework retreat/shopping/fun times. We had a blast the two of us. Always an adventure driving around a town neither of us knows, you just never know where we end up. Sonic was only 3 miles from the hotel and was in the GPS and we end up 20 miles at another Sonic thanks to GPS. LOL We just laugh and go along for the ride.  Here is the exchange that I stitched up for Diane (shamelessly stole Diane's pics).

And here is the exchange Diane gave to me. We did a stitched piece and we are both doing our own finishing on this one. I stitched Holey Sheet by Poppy Creations over 1. the sign is in glow in the dark braid. What a fun stitch!
Not many pictures were taken in St Charles as we did ALOT of shopping and stitching. LOL I also did receive my exchange from Jen for the Friends Stitching Through The Seasons exchange I run. She stitched Wicked freebie over 1 and made the cutest scissor fob for me along with lots of goodies.

Also for Halloween I started and finished/finished up Halloweenies by Plum Street Pudding. This was a fun quick stitch and made it into a cube finish.
Speaking of Plum Street Samplers, Paulette contacted me in late spring and asked if I could stitch up a model for her. So of course I said yes. It was just released in September called Vexation Sampler. When we were in St Charles for Celebrations we got to see the model all framed up and prettified. So, of course the dork I am took a picture with it. LOL It's the little things in life. Thanks again to Paulette for asking to me help her out, and I can honestly say I still don't know my multiplication tables. LOL
I will leave you all here for now and will get more pics uploaded to the computer hopefully this weekend. There are more Halloween finishes coming. :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wipocalypse July 2012

Well here we are the last day of the month, again. LOL I have a couple little things to share. First here is Frank n Boo Photobooth by Bent Creek. I pulled him out of my wip basket to get moving on, it shouldn't take me long if i just sit down and stitch him, right? LOL and being in the Halloween mood, I also started working on Halloweenies by Plum Street Samplers.

Also, I started and finished Land that i love by BOAF this month, it was a fun quick stitch. I also couldn't wait to stitch up the cute design Jester Jack that was in the JCS Halloween book that just came out the beginning of the month. So i stitched him twice. LOL And i stitched it on aida that i found buried in my stash. Now I don't stitch on aida at all, but this halloween color was perfect for it and so so soft to work on, i have enough to stitch a couple more and probably will. I am thinking of giving a couple of them eyelashes to make them girls too so I can have couples. :)

So Christmas ornaments decided to call my name while watching the Olympics and I am almost finished with Merrily on High by LHN. I did pick a "new" design to work on during the Olympics and that was The Weathervane by LHN. I am stitching this on 40ct Sand Dune using the CC in the chartpacks. So far loving it, but haven't gotten very far due to the ornament calling my name.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wipocalypse June 2012

My dear friend Diane and I have been doing personal exchanges through the holidays and July 4th is no exception. I received my exchange the other day from her and absolutely love it. I had never seen this design and the pillow Diane made with it is perfect. She also added some goodies like fabric scissors but the kicker was a "stitched finish" of one of MY wip's that she "stole" from my craftroom while visiting in March. Lol I was actually planning that day to look for it to bring to the cabin to finish it and her package arrived. That was such a great surprise and love it!!!!! Thank goodness it arrived when it did I would have tore up my craftroom looking for it. Lol

Also here is a picture of the pillow I stitched for her. I now have to stitch it for myself I love it.

I also managed to get Edgar's summer exchange finished up and out to him. I stitched birds and berries by LHN and made a recipe box with it. I included a few recipes and intend to send more throughout the year to him.

And I also recd my exchange from Jen the other day and here it is. Very cute patriotic pillow by shepherds Bush. I love how she finished the pillow. Thanks Jen!

These finishes of mine are all I have for wips this month as I have been working on a large model but will be finished tomorrow with it and will get back in the swing of things.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

WIPocalypse Update 5/31/12

Another just a quick update. Hopefully soon i will find a little more time to keep posting a little more often.
I started Glory House by Chessie and Me on Monday, Memorial Day and here is where I am as of right now.

I also have pulled out Emma Mills by The Scarlett House and worked on her just a little bit.

One more, this was a new start/finish for me. When I visited my sister in SC early April we went to a couple LNS's and she saw this knocker pattern Welcome by Bent Creek (i don't think thats the name but the pattern is in the other room) and asked me to stitch it for her. LOL so i picked it up there and stitched it up last week for her.

I have been working on a large model so not that much going on with my WIPs, but a little progress.

Monday, April 30, 2012

WIPocalypse Update 4/6/12

A little late update for April, but it is here by the last minute! LOL I have been working on an exchange piece so not alot of progress pics, but here is what I have.

Here is a little progress on LHN's Jessie Bell - Arizona Territory from last month.

And here isLove Liberty by Chessies & Me. This is where it was left off from last summer and I actually managed to finish it this month. WOO HOO!!!! I love how it turned out now to decide on the finishing.

I am currently working on a model that is rather large so will have very little progress on wip's but plan on having something for May. :) I have just finished stitching an exchange that isn't due out until June but wanted to be ahead of the game, just one more exchange to get stitched and then they just need to be finished before June. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WIPocalypse Update for 3/9/12

So i am very late getting my update in this month but i have just a couple little things to show but do have them before month end. Next month will be much better. LOL Been very busy finishing for customers.

I have a tiny bit of progress on my Quaker Diamonds piece by Rosewood Manor. I am stitching this one on 40ct over 2 using Valdani 6 strand floss. After seeing Yvonne's piece in person all last week as she stitched on hers, I really want this one done this year.

I did start Arizona Territory by LHN in February and here is the progress so far. I am loving the colors in this piece. I am stitching it on 30ct WDW Cappucino fabric with the called for Crescent Colours cottons.

I did have one very small finish, as there wasn't much left to stitch on it, but I DID finish it. LOL Peep by LK from last year. The fabric is a very pretty light green from Dyeing4U fabrics (no longer in business that I know of). It won't get finished into anything before Easter as I am going out of town for a week tomorrow to see my sister and her family. Missing my niece and nephew.

And this is the Easter exchange I rec'd from Diane. We are doing a few personal exchanges a year and she blew this one out of the water.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Stash for Sale

Hi! Just a quick run by post, to say I have updated my Stash for Sale blog with lots of goodies. If you are interested in anything you can email me at kmdecker2000@yahoo . com

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WIPocalypse Update 2/7/12

I actually have 2 FINISHES for my WIPocalypse update for February! WOO HOO!!!! I managed to finish up Easter Treat by The Trilogy over the weekend and just a few minutes ago put the final stitches in Beneath the Sunlit Sky by BBD. And there was a little bit of progress on This is My Joy by LHN, stitching it 1 over 1 on 40 ct with Weathered Vine Belle Soie.

You just gotta love Iphones and Blogger. grrr at least the biggest piece turned out straight. LOL

Monday, January 9, 2012

WIPocalypse Update 1/9/12

Just a quick post to share my little progress on my wip's.

First up is Beneath the Sunlit Sky - I am loving this one and am going to go sit down and pick it back up for a little while before heading to bed.

And I also started on January cottage by country cottage as my winter stitch instead of Percy the Penguin.

I have quite a bit of finishing to do for others so need to get that going as well, so stitching will be a little bit on the back burner for a couple days.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WIP's I am working on

Well I did get a couple pics of the few WIP's I pulled out of my basket from my first 15 to work on.
Here is Beneath The Sunlit Sky by BBD

Next up is Easter Treat by Trilogy

Next is Cottage Charm by Milady's Needle

And the last one I pulled out of the basket was The Maderia Tin class I took from Fancy Work a few years ago. I just need to finish stitching the pinkeep and assemble it. ugh why haven't i finished this one already???? LOL

I am currently stitching on Beneath The Sunlit Sky and really moving along (for me) and really hope to have it finished in a week (maybe). LOL But that is my goal. i really want to widdle down my WIP's, it is embarrassing how many i have. OY!