Tuesday, September 30, 2014

45 Years.........

Hello Friends!

Today is a special day!  It's my Birthday!

Or as I like to think of it.......

I have received some lovely gifts in the mail :)  I'll share them in my next post. 

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2014 Ornament Exchange Sign Ups Now Closed

There has not been a lot of interest in this exchange for about a week now so I have decided to close the sign ups tomorrow (midnight EST).  I have a few days with not much to do so now is a good time for me to arrange all of the exchange partners.

If you would like to join please send me an email, I will take sign ups until midnight tomorrow.  This will be an ornament only exchange, no extras needed.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

September WIP'S............

Hello Friends!

I have decided to begin a new monthly post sharing my current WIP's and their progress.  This month my main focus has been on Violet........

Sorry about the creases :)

I am really enjoying this one.  As you know my Mom finished hers but I'm a much slower stitcher and I got distracted with a few other (top secret) small finishes this month :)  I would like to have Violet finished by the end of next month.

I did a little tiny bit of stitching on Bliss Fairy, around the top of her legs.............

I do love this design but I'm not so sure about this fabric.  I did find that when I had my OTT lite closer that I was able to work with the 32ct fabric but there is still something about it that is bugging me.  I did want to get this done by the end of the year but that doesn't look likely to happen.

You can find me now on Instagram (Hooked on Stitches) but I'm still trying to navigate my way around.  I'm not sure if I like it.  I do almost everything on my laptop and having to check on my phone or tablet is a bit annoying.  I also forget to post there too :)  Are you on Instagram?

I finished a couple of ornaments but I can't share them yet.  They will either be for gifts or exchanges.  Not sure which as I have a couple more I need to stitch.

Finally if you are interested in seeing what I sent to Linda for my 6th Blogoversary prize, please feel free to visit this post (I forgot to take a picture).

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Annual Christmas Ornament Exchange!

Hello Friends!

Sign Ups are now open for the very first (I hope) annual Christmas Ornament exchange!  Sign ups are open until September 29th and partner names will be assigned by October 1st.  This will be a group exchange (not an exchange with me), partners will be assigned at random.  All stitchers will be welcome to participate. You may stitch your ornament on Aida, Plastic Canvas, Evenweave or Linen, the choice is yours.  This will be an International exchange.  The mailing date will be November 24th to allow time for the ornaments to arrive to hang on our tree before Christmas.

If you would like to join, please leave me a comment on this post and send me an email to apxstitch at gmail dot com with your name, blog link and mailing address.  You don't need to have a blog to participate but I will need some way to stay in contact with you.  More details can be found in the tab at the top of the page.

Please note:  This will be a secret exchange, please don't reveal your partner until your ornament arrives.  This is a Ornament ONLY exchange, please NO extras. You could include a Christmas Card along with your stitched & finished Ornament.  Any questions please feel free to ask me anytime :)

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fabric reveal for Petal Fairy!

Hello Friends!

These great fabrics arrived earlier this week from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.........

The first 2 fabrics are my Mom's order and mine is the one on the right for Petal Fairy, the design I am starting in January 2015 for the Mirabilia SAL.....

"Iris" 32ct Lugana

I absolutely LOVE my fabric, it is gonna be just perfect for my Petal Fairy!  I think the Blue Sky(you can view them both here) would have been just fine too but there was something that just kept drawing my eye back to Iris!

And here is a closer pic of my Mom's fabrics.........

"Blue Sky"

"Chocolate Milk"

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