2013 WIPocalypse

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe 5th Day...

Nancy is having the 5th day of Christmas giveaway.  Go to her blog for the 5th day of Christmas giveaway.  Wonderful trims for your stitching!

I'll be back later today or tomorrow with a post that's not linked to a giveaway.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Giveaway from Missy

Hi all!

Here's another wonderful holiday giveaway by one of our blogging & sister stitchers.  Missy at Missyllaneous is offering a scissor giveaway, and then the winner chooses someone to give a $20 online GC to as well.

How generous!

Good luck!
Melissa

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa Nancy & her giveaway...

Hi there!

Just wanted to share about the 3rd Day of Christmas Giveaway at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Santa Nancy is giving away 200 yards of her new surprise floss colors.  Hop over there for a chance to win, and let her know that I sent you!

Good luck!!

Melissa

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Finally some stitching (picture intensive)

Hi all!

I hope everyone had a nice October including a wonderful Halloween.  It was a little bittersweet for me this year.  My older two feel like they are too old to Trick-or-Treat, so it was just the little one, and she went with friends.  

Even though I'm busy with school, I'm only taking one class, so I've actually been able to find some time to stitch...and stitch I've done.  It has been so much fun!!!  These are just some of the pictures that I've taken recently.  However, I should take some pictures of my HAED progress pictures soon.
 This 1st picture is of the Lizzie Kate Flora McSample's 2013 Stockings.  I'm having a great time with this one.  The brown on the bow and wording kind of disturbed me at first, so I changed the color a little.  It's a little better now.
This next one is the lovely Plum Street Samplers SAL.  I'm having a wonderful time with this.  I've actually been able to keep up with it too.  I've changed some of the colors here and there, but I like the way it's turning out for now.  
This is the LHN Ornament from the JCS 2013 Ornie edition.
Another ornament progress picture.  This is one from TraLaLa (I think).  The border is a little  (who am I kidding) a lot time consuming and boring.  So I work on the border a little bit a couple of times a week.  It was a UFO from a couple of years ago that I pulled out again.  

Of course, these last 3 are from the CCN Santa's Village.  I love this!!!  It's so cheery!  I am a little behind, but not doing too bad.  I think I'm going to start the next one tonight.  


I can't wait till the next CCN Annual piece comes out this month.  I just LOVE the first one, and am really looking forward to starting it.

Only about 2 more weeks of work, and then I'm off from Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas.  I'm so looking forward to it.  I can't wait till I can get my Christmas decorations up.

Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Exchanges received

Hi all!

I love this time of year!!!  It's a little on the chilly side.  I get to wear my sweater again.  Covering up with an afghan...a warm cup of coffee...the leaves changing color...pumpkins everywhere.

I finished my Pathophysiology class today, so only 3 more classes until I have my Bachelor's degree.  I've been looking into Master's degree nurse practitioner programs too.  Heaven help me!!!

Lately, I've been able to stitch a little more than normal, and I'm enjoying it so much! Unfortunately, I haven't taken pictures yet, but I will soon.  I've been working on a HAED piece, some ornaments, and the Plum Street SAL.

So, here are a couple of pictures that I have from recent exchanges.
 This first one is the Trick or Treat exchange that Parsley sponsored on her blog.  It was a lot of fun, and I received this beautiful Trick or Treat bag from Gracie (oops sorry!).  She also included some jelly bellies (kids immediately ate), lizard that will grow in water (kids immediately took and grew) PS:  it's still growing, along with some wonderful cardstock and scrapbooking stickers.  Thanks Gracie!!!  It was great!
This beautiful ornament is from Becky!  I love it so much!!!  It has some of my favorite colors, as well as the wonderful beaded trim.  You can't see it, but the edging has beads all along it as well!!!

Thanks again to Gracie & Becky!  I will post some pictures next week of the other things I've been working on.  

Take care!!!