Thursday, August 17, 2017

One Candy Corn Done, One More to Go!

This month, our own Miss Missy, showed us this really cute candy corn piece at our ANG guild meeting.  We were supposed to do one on the piece of canvas and trace the outlines of the sections onto the canvas.  Being the rebel that I am, I fit two (count 'em, two!) on the piece of  canvas and started stitching.  I wasn't liking the coverage on the orange section so I found some sharpies and colored the canvas.  I liked it better.  Now one is stitched and the other will be started soon.  Not sure if I will finish it as two separate pieces or both front and back on the same one.  Not sure if it will be an ornament or stand up either.  I have a bit of time before Halloween.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Patriotic Heart Finish

On Saturday, during class, while everyone was busy stitching on the Fall Heart, I had a little down time.  When I wasn't rushing from one stitcher to the next, answering questions or helping with a stitch, or setting up lunch, or cleaning up after said lunch, I found I could put in a stitch or two.....but I already stitched the fall heart....so I started the Patriotic Heart!  Finished it today after a quick trip to Welcome Stitchery for a button and some silver Kreinik #8.  It will be next year's Saturday stitching day project, and I am ahead of the game!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday Stitching

 This Saturday, I had the pleasure of teaching a project to a group of ladies from our EGA chapter.  There were 18 ladies in attendance to work the The Fall Heart by Sekas & Company.   I put a lot of work into this class.  Besides stitching the sample, I ordered all the supplies, edged all the fabric, put all the kits together, planned the menu for breakfast and lunch, picked up all the food, ..well you get the picture. 
 
 









The ladies all seemed to enjoy the class and we had a great time stitching together.  Lots of laughter and fun besides the instruction.
 
 
Marguerite got the most done, and she plans to have it finished to give as a gift by the end of the weekend. 
 
This is the finished piece that I stitched as a sample.  Next year we will do the Patriotic Heart!





Sunday, August 06, 2017

Back to Baking

I haven't baked in forever!  So, this weekend, I decided to bake.  Boy was I out of practice.  My trusty Kitchenaide Mixer and I forgot how to get along, and I ended up with batter all over the kitchen and me, in my hair,....well, it wasn't pretty.

But, I did manage to make this strawberry cake with strawberry sauce.  Took it over to John's Saturday to have after dinner.  He loved it!  This recipe (found in facebook - Easy Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Sauce) is a keeper!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

WIP Wednesday, 8-2-2017

I have been steadily working on the Santa Train Stocking by Stoney Creek all week, and will continue for awhile.  It may not look like much progress since last Wednesday, but with all the color changes and details and metalics, I really did get a lot stitched. 

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Now that the Jars are here.....

...I made more jam!  I made a batch of plain peach, because it has always been my favorite.  Then I made two batches of apricot.  I forgot how much I like apricot jam, and the homemade is sooooo much better than store bought!  It is my new favorite.  (Okay, every time I make a new jam, it becomes my new favorite..)  I still want to make watermelon jam, and then I need to figure out what variety of plum is best for plum jam.....

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

July Progress and August Goals

Lots of stitching time in July, and in addition, I made a lot of jam!  Additionally, whittling the list of WIPs down, not as any now, and hopefully even fewer next month

July
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Landon’s Stocking worked on it
Pacific Heart 
A Present for Sewing Well finished

Maynia Starts
Spring Banner  finished
Afternoon in London  finished
Perpetual Calendar
       #4 School Daze  finished

Future New starts
#1 Easter House  finished
#2 Blossom House finished  
#3 Quilt House  finished
Merry Bells #1  worked on it
#4 Liberty House finished
#5 School House  finished
#6 Apple House finished
Afternoon in New York
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Perpetual Calendar
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Ladybug pin
Patriotic Heart
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge
 
August
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Landon’s Stocking 
Pacific Heart 
Merry Bells #1 

Future New starts
Afternoon in New York
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Perpetual Calendar
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Ladybug pin
Patriotic Heart
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge