Friday, August 5, 2011

My Update for the end of July

Hello to all my stitcher friends!  I have been busy stitching through the month of July and trying to beat the heat.  Our temperatures here have been horrendous; in the three digits.  

I finally finished my Prairie Schooler Summer Sampler and my Country Cottage Needleworks Joyful Summer, (other than the beads).  Take a look and see what you think.  I only have the Autumn Sampler to do and I will have all four finished.

I have also finished my July Owl for OakHaven Designs SAL.

We had a new Ben Franklin open up here this past week and I managed to get threads for nineteen cents!  I kitted up three charts that I will be starting.  One is Joan Elliott's Birdhouse that is in one of the Cross Stitch Collection Magazines (#192); a new chart by Carriage House Samplings called Island Sisters; and a sampler by Brenda Keyes.  The Sampler does not have a name.  I am going to post updates as I do these three pieces.

I also hit the thrifts stores this past week with my girlfriends, Liz and Laura and managed to get a Joan Elliott Book with the Teddy Bears and other cute animals for just a couple of dollars, I got five Quick and East XS magazines for ninety five cents and an OOP Prairie Schooler called Up on the Rooftop for fifty nine cents!  It was in perfect condition.  Great buys which I will post photos of later.  Here are my three finishes:

 I also received a nice package from my friend Karen that I need to post.  It was for my birthday at the end of the month, but I didn't know that and opened it! LOL.....She stitched me this wonderful Owl!!!!  I think I will name him Hootie.  What do you think?  There will be more birthday photos later in the month.

Until I post my thrift store finds and more birthday gifts I will close by saying have a wonderful weekend!!  Happy Stitching.


Deborah said...

Great finishes! Love the PS.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes!

Shari said...

wow, you have been busy...everything looks great...Oh we all need more stitching time...
your CCN makes me want to pull it is totally kitted up

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching you have had very busy fingers and needles!!

Vicky L said...

Your stitching is beautiful!

Berly said...

Your stitching is wonderful, Sue! I love the patriotic owl. Happy early birthday!

Sue said...

Thanks gals for all your nice comments! AND, thanks Berly for the early birthday does march on, doesn't it?