Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Stitch Maynia Day #7 and Day #8

Hi everyone!  Anyone out there doing Stitch Maynia that reads my blog?  I just got through watching Kimberly from the Fat Quarter Shop show her progress so far.  I love her pod casts!  She is so positive and upbeat and stitches beautifully.  She's stitching the 12 monthly cottages by Little House Needleworks which are so cute!  Plus, I did not know that LHN's daughter is Country Cottage Needleworks...who knew? I think they own Weeks Dye Work's hand dyed floss also.  A dynasty!
Anyway for cross stitcher's I recommend FQS's Floss Tube pod casts.
This is really sad progress.....I cannot sit and stitch all day which I think some of these people do for Maynia.  My other problem is that I sometimes only have one floss color called for until my floss comes in.  Like yesterday...........
Stitch Maynia Day #7.........I could have stitched more but no floss!  But it should be here soon, I hope!  This was a free pattern by The Littlest Stitcher in Italy and is a snow drop....well, it will be......
Today was a bit better and I'm still going.............this is a free pattern by Lizzie Kate...........Hello Spring!
It really is Spring here too with pop up storms and warnings of severe weather but I managed to get out and take some pictures before a storm beats down the flowers which already happened to my irises.................

The peonies are starting to bloom!  I love the smell of them.  I brought one in the house just so I could sniff it every once in awhile..............
I found raspberries...I think .....they have thorns and I found them last year in the woods next to my yard but then I couldn't find them or I of the two.  So this year I am going to put some tape around them so I will know where to go when the berries are ripe!
The honeysuckle is just starting to bloom........another great smell!
This is not great...........darn armadillos tear up my yard so I guess I need to put down the slug killer as slugs are what they're looking for and why they dig up the yard.  If they don't find any they stop.  These are not small holes either!
I did get some treasures in the mail today!  I ordered from 123 Stitch and Fat Quarter Shop on the same day and the Fat Quarter Shop order got here today!  We'll see how fast 123Stitch is.....the fastest gets my business! LOL!
I got some Monaco 28 count Even weave....this the only material that Priscilla and Chelsea stitch with so I thought I would give it a try.  It's the same as 14 ct but you go over 2 threads instead of one.
and then I got a charm pack (5" X 5") of shirting fabrics as I need some 'lights' for my next little quilt and I am 'light' on 'lights'! LOL!  I tend to have more dark and medium prints.  I have to start collecting some lights in my stash.
I've been sneezing and my eyes are bothering me...Spring allergies evidently and I was out sticking my nose in many of the flowers so I guess it serves me right!  Yesterday I wrote thank you notes to all the lovely ladies who sent me supplies for Stitch Maynia.  I included a little crocheted scrubby and some tea.  It took me all afternoon but I was able to get them up to the post office this morning before the rain started and then I stopped by the store for ingredients for a hash brown casserole.  It's a staple for Easter dinner at Priscilla's house so I thought I would make chicken Parmesan, hash brown casserole and carrots for my Mother's Day dinner.  I plan on cooking it tomorrow so I can relax on Mother's Day and craft all day!  If the sun shines I may be planting flowers. What are your plans for the big day?    Any ideas for a good dessert?  If I get to Walmart I may buy some of those frozen cream puffs or chocolate eclairs.........yum!  I used to make them when my children were young.  Tell me what you're doing, or cooking or crafting.
Happy Trails!!!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Stitch Maynia Day #5 and Day #6

 I did not post to YOP yesterday as I was totally tired and really did take a day of rest but today I was rarin' to go.  My Stitch Maynia  projects don't look like much but they'll get better!  I promise!
This is what I worked on Saturday............these are leaves but it was the only color I had that was called I couldn't work on it anymore.   I did work some on my crocheted blanket and I finally looked up the size of a twin blanket and it is 66" X 90" so I need to measure mine.
 Then today I worked on this but just a bit.  Tonight it will get more attention.  I'm still knitting my sock on breaks during the day and then cross stitching in the evening.....
I received another 'treasure' in the mail today.  This one was from Kate in Canada.  So sweet....wrote me a lovely note and sent me these materials!
The first one is opalescent which I had heard about but never seen.  It has sparkles!  It will be great for Christmas ornies!  Over the weekend I ordered floss and some 28 ct. Monaco fabric.  Hopefully, the floss will get here soon as I need it.
I've saved all the addresses from the packages that people sent me and will be sending them a little something as a 'thank you' plus a thank you note.  I need to get on that tomorrow!
Today was busy as Monday's  usually are especially if I rest on Sunday.  Today I cleaned 3 litter boxes and 2 toilets and changed linens and washed comforters and sheets and went to Walmart and ironed and that was my day. 
The girls have been fed and now it's time for their meds.  They usually get a denta chew for a treat but they haven't been eating them.  Since they don't take water with their pills I like to give them something to get the taste out of their mouths as some pills can be very bitter.  I think their teeth and gums are old and sore maybe.  So, I got some turkey hotdogs that I will cut up into bite size pieces for them.  Then it will be time for my supper, cross stitch and t.v..............ahhhhhh!  Always glad to get off my feet at the end of the day.  I hope you had a great Monday.  It rained here all morning but then stopped.  The sun tried to make a feeble attempt to come out but failed.  More rain predicted for tonight......and this week.  Should I start building a boat?
Happy Trails!!!