Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brithstone Dragon Update - February Complete

Here is my current progress on the Ingleside Imaginarium's Birthstone Dragon Mystery SAL.  I am a few months behind, but looking forward to the lovely blue March Dragon.  This one was a bit of a pain to stich with all the different shades of purple and the backstitching gave me fits. 

Enjoy!! CJ

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birhtstone Dragon SAL Progress

In January I joined Ingleside Imaginarium's Birthstone Dragon Mystery SAL.  So far I have finished January with the exception of a bit of backstitching on the tail and I have started on February.  Once I get caught up with my charity stitching obligations I plan to pick it back up.  The March dragon is a gorgeous mix of blues and I am really excited to stitch that one because I love blue.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mountains Finish

This is another piece I stitched up for Quilts for Older Children and Adults.  It is for a Cub Scout raffle/celebration.  The theme for the quilt is "In the Mountains", very fitting for scouts.  I did a mountain pattern from Common Thread by  DMC.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Country Cottage Finish

I stitched this up for the Quilt for Older Children and Adults group and posted it to Pennsylvania on Monday, hoping it would arrive today.  I think the snowstorm on the east coast will delay it a bit. This is part of a year long SAL and hopefully I will get all 12 stitched in 2017.  Usually the SAL pieces are used as quilt fillers or sent to other groups for quilts.  Our group collaborates with stitching groups in the UK, Brazil and Australia.  I love stitching, especially for charity.

July Cottage
Country Cottage Needleworks
14ct White Aida, DMC Floss

As I am typing this a very large squirrel crawled atop my fence, looked in the window and jumped on the roof.  A squirrel friend just joined him.  Hope they are having fun.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness Update

Happy February 15th!! Hope you enjoyed your Valentines day. Here is my Gifted Gorgeousness update of my National Park Needlework Series, Sequoia, stitching.  Not much progress, but I am working on the tree.  It is actually brown, hope to have a better picture next month. Plan to try to work on it at least an hour a week.  Hopefully,  I can make that happen.


Thanks to Jo for hosting this annual SAL.  Click here to learn more and perhaps join us.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Two Finishes for Charity

I stitched up these two pieces for Quilts for Older Children and Adults charity group.   These were both parts of SAL' s and will be made into quilts a that are donated to charity groups for fundraisers.

Most pieces that I stitch for Q4OCA are designated for individuals with debilitating or terminal illnesses.  I have been stitching for this group for many years and I truly love it.  For more info check out our Yahoo page or FB.   I forgot to get a picture of the finished butterfly, once it is posted for the group I will add a completed picture.  It really is beautiful with the DMC Color Variations floss.

Alpha  Kitty - U
14ct Lt Blue Aida
DMC Floss

14ct White Aida
DMC Floss


Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2017!!!

I am always so ready to start stitching again after the Christmas and New Year Holiday. This year I have joined Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.  The objective is to stitch on  something that you have been gifted and report your progress monthly.  Since I have a very large basket of WIPs I thought this is the SAL for me.  I picked a kit gifted to me by my husband and son when they went to Sequoia National Park in  March 2014.  I started it and added it to my rotation and I have not touched in a very long time since March 2014.  So my challenge is to finish it and gift it, framed, back to them at Christmas. 

When I picked this up yesterday I re-read the directions and found out that I needed to frog all that I had stitched back in 2014.  This piece is stitched with continental stitches (half cross stitch) with 6 strands of floss.  This is how far I got yesterday.  Should be fun.

Wishing you all the best in 2017!!  Politics aside, I hope we all have a great year.