Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Finishes, WIP'S, Challenges, and Haul!

Hi everyone I told you I would be back with a stitchy update a later than expected but never the less I am here as promised! I finished two pieces a couple of months ago one in November the other in December I showed you the Snowman ornie finish for the Christmas ornie exchange on Sisters_Stitching_Sharing_Life. The other is a Lizzie*Kate Do Small Things, I changed all the colors, I used some variegated and some hand dyed specialty flosses. The fabric was a piece a Sister from my Yahoo group Secret Sister exchange had sent me last Spring there was no name on it but it is Aida 14ct and it is mottled its a mint green beautiful coloring!

The challenge I was speaking of is on New Year's Day if we participate(which I did) we had to choose a project, or more that we had been wanting to start and make sure it was all kitted up in time! I call it the New Year New Start Challenge we were only required to put in a few stitches and at some point during the year we have to try to work on it. I started The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Story Time Sampler and I have been making awesome progress! I decided to try a rotation there is a first for everything!! I worked on STS for a week I went back to Ink Circles Reflections of NYC and tried to work on it a whole week and that was a no go after four days STS was screaming at me so loud I picked it back up!!!! I love I mean really really love stitching on this fun awesome pattern I ordered 16ct aida Fabric Flair Twilight/silver fabric and I am using DMC threads. There was another challenge I entered into it is to try and stitch up and clear out some of our UFO's that are really close to being finished but need a month or two of some stitchy love and they will be finished. I entered three in this one Door Belles Do Not Disturb, WWS Tribal baby feet and The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's HalloweenTown.

















The haul I ordered from Etsy for the first time I am hooked there are so many awesome items for sale on Etsy one could easily go broke looking around and shopping there all thanks to my stitchy friends the wonderful enablers on Flosstube on Youtube!!!!! I ordered a pattern from the Etsy store AmazingCrossStitch I found the most awesome pattern for my hubby! My hubby and I are both Walking Dead fans my daughter Erica has been watching the show since the first season she introduced us to TWD in season 4 and we have been following the show ever since!!!! The store I mentioned had a pattern of The Walking Dead Characters there are 14 of them on it!!! I am ordering the fabric and threads from 123Stitch.com. I still have a $50 GC and a $10 GC left from my birthday and Christmas so I will use them for the fabric and the threads and a few patterns I have been eye balling in the past few days! Walking Dead Pattern on Etsy

I also ordered a nice set from MaggiesMinders it is a grime guard, an ort bag, and a small snowman needleminder, and a small ruler that can measure the count of your fabric if it isn't marked,for a really good price the set was made immediately when I ordered right before the new year and shipped right away. I gave her shop five stars and I am definitely planning on ordering from her again real soon!!!
I also found another shop through Flosstube I bought two adorable small needleminders from   
Ginas Unique Boutique.
I ordered a mini coffee mug with steam coming out and a circle with types of coffee and coffee beans that are raised up and they feel real it is sooo cool!!! I am so recommending this store to all my stitchy friends she is in CA I ordered on Friday and I have no clue how the heck she did it but on Monday my package arrived from her via USPS. It was wrapped in bubble wrap to protect it from breaking in the mail and she gave me a card with 10% off my next order you can't go wrong!!! I have a bunch of needleminders I would love to order!

My Secret Sister last round sent me all three of Lizzie*Kate's Spooked Mystery Stitch Alongs that I have  been wanting for the longest now I have that one, the A Little Mystery Sampler, Hearts and Holly, and I have part 3 to stitch on the 1st mystery sal that had came out and I will have a finish! I will be updating on a more regular basis now so please hang in there with me and look for progress on my pieces. I have many more I want to and will start this year, I will also do a brief update when I place my 123Stitch order I have $60 to spend so please look for that!

I have one brief piece of family info for everyone I am looking forward to grandbaby 20 sometime around June I will update when I find out a more exact date! I love comments so if you can drop me a line let me know how you are doing and what you are stitching!
Take care and happy stitching until next time..........

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

December Brought Lots of Homemade Goodness!

I decided to make a huge number of my Christmas gifts this year so I started towards the end of November and believe it or not I made all my deadlines!!! I ended up in two Christmas exchanges this year in my Yahoo Groups one in the group I own Sisters_Stitching_Sharing_Life where we did an ornie exchange and adding extras was totally optional! The other exchange was on the Christian Cross Stitch Yahoo Group we just had to send our partner something we felt they would like based on the our information in the database we had to fill out! In the exchange in my group Lyn was my partner that sent to me she made me a beautiful cupcake ornie with a snowman on top of it I love it especially since I am a snowman addict lol! I also received from her a pair of very warm fuzzy socks sure them here it was 5F the other day and a cute chart and an awesome Just Nan Painted Turtle Floss Wrap Around. I sent my partner an adorable snowman ornie from this years JCS Christmas Ornament Edition and I stuffed it and added a very cute ribbon for Georgena to hang it on her tree I also send some goodies along with it! I received a beaded dolphin kit, an adorable stitched big eyed owl made into a magnet, and a chart from my partner in the other exchange, I sent my partner warm fuzzy socks, and a few charts, and an adorable kit! I had a blast being in both exchanges and look forward to being in them again next year!
A very special stitchy friend who really I consider my family Bernie sent me an awesome package from Australia she made me the same snowman ornie I had to give away that I had made and that I had loved she used different fabric and backing fabric, different ribbon, and added beads for snow which I had not I was soooo happy, she added all kinds of goodies for me, hubby, and the grands. I have another stitchy friend who is really considered family Marlene she sent my new grandbaby an outfit for Christmas from Canada that was so sweet! One of my group members who is a sweetheart I also consider her family Susan, she crocheted me an adorable snowflake in green, red and white with shiny metallic shining through it so sweet of her! I received many cards from awesome friends through the holidays and I thank you all!
I received in the mail a RAK that was totally unexpected and so thoughtful I was speechless! I received an awesome, beautiful, stitched suede box from Kim McCool in honor of helping her bring in her big birthday. I felt so honored to be a part of her special birthday she also sent me fabric, floss and a chart! I thank so much the box sits right here by my computer in an honorary spot like it should be it is so majestic looking!  
I ended up making 9 knitted Red Heart Sashay scarves for Christmas for gifts for the daughters, DIL, the granddaughters. I made three homemade decoupaged mini boxes, 2 for my granddaughters one in Olaf from Frozen, the other Rapunzel, I made my grandson Disney's Mech X 4, It's a show with four boys that control a huge robot(they are inside it) to save their school and town from huge monsters, I made my two of my daughters glass candle centerpieces with faux candles the led type that take batteries safer with little bad butts around!
I will making an additional update this evening with lots of stitchy updates and haul!
Happy Stitching
Kim




mine
Bernie's






Friday, December 9, 2016

A November Blessing!!

Hello everyone sorry for my absence we had internet issues and we now are with a reputable internet service provider. On November 6th at 7:29 p.m. we were blessed with grand baby number 19 a baby girl weighing in at 7lbs 11ozs her name is Selimar Lee. I went to see her in the hospital she was a beautiful bundle of joy I was so happy to be there enjoying every minute holding her! Selimar is my oldest son's first child he is such a proud daddy and he is doing an awesome job with her and her mommy, brothers, and sister are doing great and are enjoying her very much. I will post another update with stitchy news and other grandchildren updates very soon!

Monday, July 18, 2016

2 Brand New Grands in 1 Day!!!

I feel like the luckiest grandma alive on June 25th we were blessed with not 1 but 2 brand new grands!!! We didn't know my DIL was expecting she his the pregnancy from everyone until she went in labor and on June 25th at 4:14 a.m. Zahriannah was born 6lbs 7 ozs very healthy she is beautiful!!! On June 25th at 11:49 p.m. my DD Maria(the daughter battling cancer again) gave birth to a healthy bouncing baby boy. The little guy weighed in at 7lbs 8ozs I got to name him Ameer (it means Prince)Aiden. I am happy to say both mothers and baby's are doing great. The other new grand born March 31st Izyannah is doing great she is growing fast! We had two kindergarten graduations, one preschool, one six grade and a boat load of promotions. On the stitchy front it has been going slow my mojo flew out of the window except for the Mother's day pillow I made for my MIL. Oops forgot one more thing in November my son and DIL are having a baby girl this makes #20, 9 step grands, and oodles of adopted (not officially) but they love me to pieces grands. I stop and think hey I caused all this I was an only child!!! I will update sooner hopefully some stitchy goodness! Pics are in order Zahriannah, Ameer, Izyannah, Anjanique, Amerah, Jarece, and Jamyah. Thanks for stopping by talk to you real soon!
Hugs Kim






Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's Been A Long While I'm Back!!!! Pic Heavy

Hi to all my followers and fellow bloggers sorry for the long absence  there has been so much going on I will just make a long story very short. We went through all the birthdays and then on March 30th we were blessed with a new family member. My daughter Jaleesa the 4th oldest gave birth to a healthy baby girl at 11:10 p.m. she weighed 7lbs  and was 19 1/2 inches long she has been named Izy'annah pronounced Izy like Icy with a z instead of a c, and annah like Anna from Frozen.
In June my daughter Maria is due with a little boy and in November my son Sam Jr and fiance are having a baby. Our grand total of grands with all the new babies will be 18 come November as of right now it is 16!!

I have been stitching up a storm I have many finishes since I have been away Mantle Mischief by Ursula Micheal Imaginating is one, another is a small Bucilla ornie called Snowmen, I finished a pretty big sized piece called A Very Merry Christmas Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I also finished an Ink Circles piece and I am currently finishing up a piece by L*K called Mother for my MIL for Mother's Day, and I am working on a UFO called Do Not Disturb by Needle Treasures Door Belles presently. I have oodles of new charts screaming at me to do new starts but I will get to them in time I think this UFO has waited long enough so it's time for it to be in the spotlight!!!






I won't wait so long to update again next time and I would love to wish all the Mothers out their and grandmothers a Happy Mother's Day for this coming Sunday!
I will try to take pics on the next update of many of my new charts to share all the wonderful new stash I have gotten over the holidays for gifts via GC's from 123Stitch.
Hugs Kim



Monday, May 25, 2015

Some Stitching and Some Life

L*K Hugs & Kisses

L*K Mother

Tote for Mother in Law

Mother's Day bracelet with ring attached

Wonderful Gift basket with all kinds of goodies in it

Beautiful Flowers from my Hubby they are still alive an smell so goooood

A Close up of the tote bag

Hey everyone sorry for the long gap between posts there has been lots going on since March since we left off it was Drehym's birthday. The 30th of April was my grandsons Donovan's birthday and heaven birthday he passed away the day he was born he would have been 13 God had other plans for him we had a dinner and a cake in his honor.April 30th was also my step grand daughter Serenity's 10th birthday. April 2nd was Jarece's 4th birthday we had a nice Spiderman themed party for him. May 9th brought Lil DaVante Jr's 3rd birthday we had a large bbq birthday party for him and his sister Serenity it was a blast! May 10th Mother's Day my oldest daughter Erica's baby father had a wonderful bbq for me and my other daughter Jaleesa, and Erica it was yummy. I received beautiful gifts from my husband, Erica, and Jaleesa I will show pics in this post. May 15th brought us Mariah's 8th birthday she had a really nice Bubble Guppies birthday party boy were there a lot of kids there whew!!!!
I finished a L*K piece called Hugs & Kisses on hand dyed aida bell pull not sure of the color it is a pretty purple though, and I changed all the called for colors to suit the colors I know my daughter Jaleesa would like I will be framing the piece. I finished an adorable mini blue Janlynn tote bag with monogrammed letters I found in Cross Stitch Crazy for my mother in law for mother's day. I was gifted by my wonderful secret sister L*K's Mother chart and the required floss and a beautiful aida 16ct fabric I am working on it and I can't wait to finish it! I am also working on WWS Tribal Baby Feet I had taken a break from it temporarily. I took a leave of absence on Max in the Adironadacks but I will be back to it real soon and I am getting startitis really bad I have yet to see what I will start.

Thank you for staying tuned and reading this far I would have had much more stitching done but I had a epidural spinal injection last week and I get another one this Wednesday on the other side so hopefully I will feel like stitching again sooner this go round. I wanted to share a pic of my new tattoo its a cross stitched heart with a needle and thread I hope you all like it! Please feel free to leave a comment and say hello if you would like I love to hear from you!
Sorry for the sideways pics tried everything to fix them it didn't work!
Sharece (Jarece's 6 yr old brother)

Jarece, Daryl, Jamyah

Mariah
Cross Stitch Tattoo




Monday, March 30, 2015

Ms.Drehym turns 3 Today!!!!!

Hello everyone just wanted stop by and tell all of you that today March 30th,
Ms. Drehym turns 3. I wanted to share with those that don't know the story Drehym was born 3 1/2 months early weighing 3 lbs she was on the ventilator and respirator, and she suffered and still does with a long named disease called NEC. A large portion of her intestine was removed at a couple of days old she then wore a colostomy bag and a feeding tube until 6 months old. When she turned 6 months old she had another surgery to reverse it, she has been doing very good but her diet is very strictly monitored. Ms. Drehym is a true definition of the word miracle. Happy birthday grandmas miracle baby.