Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My July 2015 Smalls

Good morning!

I want to share my July smalls....

I know many of you have already seen them, and I apologize for my over zealous earlier post sharing all the cuteness, but here we go again...



Cute!

Here they are in my dough bowl...



Surrounded by a bundle of patriot nothings...

I had been asked where I bought the stars underneath the smalls, and I wanted to share....The papier mache looking stars I bought at Hobby Lobby. The felt stars were purchased from a seat friend on Etsy, who is beyond creative...and in fact we call her the "Felt Whisperer." Please visit her shop Felterrific...love the name!

Here are the charts that I used...


I changed a few of the floss colors charted, and didn't add the buttons on a few, but that's what makes then unique...

I love stitching these monthly smalls. and as you all know from my long silence, I have not kept up with the promise to fill the dough bowl monthly...but I plan on making it up in the months to come...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my small finishes...

Hugs Ya'll


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stitch From Stash July 2015

Month: July
Spent: $0
Finishes: 7 smalls (at or slightly over 40x40)
Earned: $14
Carry Over to August: $39

2015 JCS Digital Magazine Suscription: Exempt
Stitching Bits & Bobs July "Monthly Bits" Floss: Exempt
Silver Needle Auto Ship Pine Mountain July"Monthly Snapshots": Exempt

Here are my finishes...all 7 of them...





I am so excited to post my first SFS 2015 report, and want to thank Mel for allowing participants to join for 6 months, which is just perfect for this girl...I always say what I lack in commitment, I make up for in passion.

I hope that I did this right, please let me know if not.

Thanks for stopping by, and helping me stay on the stash, straight and narrow...and wish me luck as the 2015 Prairie Schooler Charts are heading to shops soon...gulp, yikes!

Hugs Ya'll

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 2015 TUSAL

Last, But Never Least...when it comes to ORTs...bah humbug!

I am way late with my July TUSAL, as the new moon posting has come and gone three days ago...Oh Poo!

Here is my jar full of shame...


Yikes!

That darn frog...

Hugs Ya'll
Ma

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hellooo There

Good Saturday morning, dear friend!

It's been quite a busy couple of weeks, stitching wise, and I can't wait to show you what I have been up to...

So, without further blah, blah, blah...

First up...

My July Dough Bowl smalls...




I love these littles, they are perfect for relaxed stitching while watching sports on the tube, with the hubby...

Check out the backs...


I used fun left over fabric...


You can see which fronts go with the fabric backs...

Next up...

I have been creating a lot of smoke with my needle, working on MeMa's Shepberd's Bush Stocking...


I am just about finished with the bottom, and then will move onto the top, and before you know it...off it will go to Miss Faye's house for some real sweet finishing...I'll keep you updated :)

But...

I haven't just been sitting upon me bum stitching, nope not this girl! I have been doing a lot of gardening...and have the sore bum muscles to prove it...no pain, no gain!

These pics are rather lousy, so I apologize in advance...

I spent about a week on the whole project...

First I weeded and weeded...and weeded!


Then I mulched...


And mulched...


All together it took 7 bags of mulch (2.0 cubic each)...To cover the beds in the front and back yard...and my property is not that big!



It made hubby and I chuckle to think about the big dump truck that used to bring us our ton of mulch in Connecticut...somehow almost an acre didn't seem so big for the 15 years that we owned that house, but now we go "Wow, no wonder we were so tired all of the time!"

Notice the grass? Go ahead and say it "Why ain't it green?!" We play a little game in So Cal called hide the sprinklers...and yes everybody does it...where you water just enough to keep your grass alive, but not enough to look like it...It's a whole drought thing, LOL, and we take this drought
seriously here :)

I even rescued a cactus that had been slowly looking more and more depressed since it's owner had sold and then abandoned the property. I couldn't save the whole cactus because it was huge, and I didn't have a big enough saw, or the big bucks it takes to remove and transplant an old cactus...so I did the next best thing...

I took a cutting...


Meet "Sylvia" our newest addition to the cactus/succulent family that resides on my back deck, including "Stanley" who was once left for dead...

I am drying her out for a few days, and then I will transplant her into a pot with cactus soil and vitamins, and she will go forth and prosper in memory of her big ole' grandaddy from which she came...

You may just be wondering how I know about saving and transplanting cactus...well let's just say this 'aint my first rodeo...and with that I will say no more..."Stanley."

I also wanted to take a moment to update ya'll on Mr. Leo...


He is doing amazingly great!

We are still holding our breath, praying that he will continue to improve as well as he has been. This pic is from yesterday and his 12th chemo treatment...look at that face! He is always happy and never shows any sign of the war that is being waged inside of him...and for that we are ever grateful! His ontology team is so amazing, how they do this day after day I just don't know, but they do...and with such sweet care and compassion for both the pups and their parents...we are so lucky to have them!

He will continue his chemo through September and then we will re-group and discuss his prognosis, but at this point he has far exceeded all of our expectations for the future. (Kina Hora...poo, poo, poo!)

Well, that's about it folks!

Hugs Ya'll...