My Time Stitching

And whatever else I have been up to…

Stitching along..

It’s been a couple of  weeks  since I last posted about my progress on Mirabilia’s August Fairy.  So here is where I am at:

I am really enjoying stitching on this one even though I have had many frogs visit.  The last week has been much better as my mind is more at ease.  The colors are just beautiful on this piece, but there is a lot of black.  I know it will be beautiful when it’s done and my Mom will love it.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  Have a great day and happy stitching.

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Oh what pretties!

Look what arrived in my mailbox:

I ordered these fabrics from Picture This Plus during their 25% off sale in July.  They are so BEAUTIFUL!!  They are all 16ct-my favorite fabby to stitch on.  And all of the edges were serged for me so they are all ready to go when I decided what I want to put on them.  Isn’t that awesome? And each fabric was tagged with the name of the color, the count, the dimensions and the cost. I am so impressed.   This is my first time ordering from them and I was quite pleased.  A bit anxious waiting the 6 weeks to get them because of their huge sale, but well worth the wait.  I will be ordering from them again in the future.  Now to decide what to stitch on them…

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A Victorian Give-away

There is an awesome give-away over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  You can win all of the wonderful fabbies shown above.  Just click on the link and head over and leave a comment.  Tell them Ginny, from My Time Stitching sent you.  Drawing to be held on Sept. 30.  Go check it out!

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Marbek Nativity

While re-organizing my cross stitch patterns and going through bins of “stash” last weekend, I came across this:

This is the left panel of a 5 panel nativity scene that I started back in 1993.  WOW!  I remember that I had to do this piece twice.  I chose some fabric to do this shepherd boy on and when I went back to get more fabric for the next piece, that fabric had been discontinued.  WHAT??  So I purchased all of the fabric for all 5 panels, all of the krenik threads and specialty threads all at once.  And here it is 18 years later and I still don’t have all of it finished.  I do have 2 other panels finished:

I loved stitching this one.  All of those different threads.  And just look at those little tassels!  So cute!  And this next piece I finished about 3 years ago:

This is a nice colorful piece and I love the angel.  I just hope that when I get it finished (and I will get it finished) that the special frame kit will still be available.  When I finished the angel piece above, I was told at my LNS that she could still get the frame kit.  Another project on my long list of projects to finish.

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Isn’t it Lovely?

Kathy just finished stitching on my Round Robin and posted this photo:

Isn’t it just beautiful?  I am so geeked about my first Round Robin.  One more block to be stitched by Linda and then she will be on her way home to me.  I can’t wait to see it in person.  I sent it off in January 2012 to be stitched by 7 wonderful stitchers from around the world and it should be returning to me around November.  I just melt every time I look at it.  I know that it is sparkly and shimmery with all the metallic threads and beading.  Everyone has done an awesome job stitching on this one for me.  And I know that Linda will do an awesome job on the last fairy too and can’t wait to see her contribution .  I will be sure to post here when I get it back .

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Another Round Robin finish

I finished my block on Erin’s Round Robin this last week and thought I would share with you what I did:

Her theme is Roses and she picked the patterns that she wanted and chose the portions of the pattern that she wanted stitched. I like that.  Made it super simple for me.  I chose “The Kiss” and I think it turned out lovely.  Here is her Round Robin so far:

A very unique piece.  Can’t wait to see how it turns out when the last 2 blocks are stitched.

My  Round Robin piece is coming along so beautifully!  I will try to get a picture and post it here so that you can see.  Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.

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Link to a give-away

Mrs. M is having a fantastic give-away of buttons, ribbons, beads and findings over at her blog.  Click here to leave her a comment before midnight tonight.  And check out her blog.  She creates some awesome jewelry.

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Nail Polish Shelf

Look what my wonderful Hubby and youngest son made me over the weekend:

Isn’t it awesome?  I was quite smitten with K. Marie’s shelf after seeing it on her blog a few month’s back.  Ever since, I have been looking at thrift stores and garage sales for the “perfect shelf”.  About a month ago I went looking on the internet and came across a blog that showed how to create one out of foam core board.  I told hubby and my son about it and he whipped it up on his Ipod to show dad.  This last weekend they went out to Joanne fabrics and picked up the materials for about $15 and it took them about 1 1/2 hours from start to finish.  I honestly did not think that I had enough nail polish to fill the entire shelf, but as you can see, it’s pretty much full.  I have one empty spot in the bottom left shelf to add a new OPI  from the German line. Still not sure which one I want to purchase first…

So I went from this, plus my many favorites from the top of my dresser:

To this:

Love it!  Hubby says it’s full so I can’t buy any more polish.  What??  I think that there may be a few summer colors I can put away some where in order to make room for some new fall and winter colors.  Hehe.

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Very Productive Weekend

Hubby and I spent most of the weekend re-organizing.  We started in the “man-cave” where we cleaned off the book shelves and got rid of things no longer needed.  Then we ordered 2 new shelves with doors to accommodate my 54 (and growing) scrapbooks!  The shelves that they are on now are too narrow and the books hang off of the edges by several inches.  And only the 2 middle shelves of the 2 current book shelves can be used for 12 x 12 scrapbooks. We will pick up the new shelves on Thursday and hubby will have to put them together.  So then what did I organize??

I took all of my cross stitch patterns out of 2 banker boxes and made new files for my filing cabinet that has been sitting empty for a year now.  I made all the labels with my brother label maker-LOVE that thing.  Above is drawer 1. Here is drawer #2:

This drawer is full of my Mirabilia, Lavender & Lace and Joan Elliott patterns.  I even tore apart my “kitted” Mirabilia’s and added the Krenik threads and beads to my collection and just left the pattern with the fabric.  I started on the top 2 drawers for my stamping and scrapbooking, but that will be another weekend.  I still have 2 bins out in the garage full of cross stitch “stuffs”, but that is mostly bulky things like afghans, pillows, kits, towels, borders and such.  I would like to bring them inside and put them on the shelf where the bankers boxes used to be.  That too will have to wait for another weekend.  It was fun looking through all of my patterns and seeing what I have that I had forgotten about.  The only draw-back…I want to start a ton of new things!  I did get a little stitching time in this weekend and worked on Erin’s RR.  Just started putting the beads on and I will post that when I am finished.  I also added a few stitches to August Fairy and here is what she looks like now:

I know, not a lot added.  I really love the colors.

I will add another post in a bit and show you what hubby made for me over the weekend!

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August Peridot Fairy start

Here is my start on Mirabilia’s August Fairy:

It’s not much, but it felt so good to start a new project.  I love the colors in her wings already. Here is a closer look.

I hope to get some more stitching done on this one this weekend.  Have a great holiday weekend.  Thanks for stopping in to see what I am stitching.

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