Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mail Time

Hello Friends!

The Mailman has been very busy delivering to my home for the past few days.  So many lovely gifts/cards have arrived and now I get to share them with you too!

First I had a lovely ornament arrive from Shirlee @ The Easily Influenced Stitcher


Then the gifts from my wonderful friends.........





Then my private exchange/gift arrived from Lisa and I absolutely adore the "freebie" design she has stitched for me!  I know exactly how I want to finish this.  I have to find some matching trims and as soon as it is finished I will share it with you all.



A whole bunch of lovely cards arrived..................


Thank you to Shirlee, Grace, Debbie, Heather, Kathy, Connie, Gale, Michele and a couple from families in the USA through a FB Swap group (I want to keep there names private).

I am going to post to both Instagram and my blog but I don't know how often I will be able to post in 2015.  Partly due to time issues/workload/no time to even think about a hobby :(  My inbox got swamped with mail and I will try to reply back to you all soon (this was quicker).

Thanks for stopping by today~



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Update

Hello Friends!


My Mom has finished and framed another Nora Corbett design, "Fern" is stitched on 32ct Antique White Lugana with the recommended threads.  She started Sweet Pea next and I'll share that when it is finished.


A lovely ornament arrived for me this week from Gaynor (Gale) at Stitchers Anon. She stitched me one of her very own designs :)  I absolutely adore it :)  My kids both love it too!  Gale also sent me some goodies but I didn't get a picture of them. Thanks Gale for exchanging with me :)  It was a lot of fun!

A few more of my Ornaments have arrived...........


I sent this one to Lisa as part of our yearly exchange.  We also stitched each other a "freebie" design that we sent unfinished and we get to decide on our own finishing.  I am excited for mine to arrive.  Lisa & I have been exchanging for a few years now and it's always fun :)  It's kinda become a yearly tradition :)


This one went to Lesleyanne.  I know she loves the LK Tiny Tidings series as much as I do so it was an easy decision.  


Progress on Violet is going slow but I did manage to get a little bit more done.  I was hoping to have it finished by the end of the year but that isn't going to happen.  I do hope to get it finished soon.


I decided to try something new, arm knitting.  I had started a Knitting group at the Library I work at and we had a lovely lady come in to offer a class on how to create one.  I missed out on the class so I went over to her shop and she told me about her video online and was kind enough to answer my questions.  It's not perfect but I do love it and I would like to knit more of them.


Now that I have a great Samsung tablet (that I love) you can also follow my updates on Instagram  @
instagram.com/hookedonstitches/
I really enjoy posting there too!

The thing that has been a bit stressful and is keeping me incredibly busy :)  I began to Homeschool my 14 year old Son at the beginning of this month.  It's a long story that I won't go into in "public".  Starting in the New Year I will enroll him in an online school so he can work towards getting his diploma and we will continue to work together on important Life/Social Skills at home.

Thanks for stopping by today~

Friday, November 28, 2014

"All the Trimmings"

Hello Friends!

Another ornament has arrived.....

Plum Pudding Needleart "All the Trimmings"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
Flat Ornament Finish
Private Exchange with Gale

Thanks for stopping by today~

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Log Cabin Needleworks "Noel"

Hello Friends!

Stitching & finishing ornaments are one of my favorite things to do!  So this year I decided to host my first Hooked on Stitches Ornament exchange.  I sent my exchange to Lynda Ruth at Purple Pixie Dust.

28ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC 321, 500 and B5200

I will have a few more ornaments to share with you soon, I am just waiting to hear if they have arrived at their destinations :)

Thanks for stopping by today ~



Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 Christmas Ornament Exchange Mailing Date Reminder

Hello Friends!


Just a reminder to everyone participating in the Christmas Ornament Exchange that the mailing date is quickly approaching.  All exchanges need to be in the mail by Monday November 24th.

Please email me when you have mailed out your ornament at apxstitch at gmail dot com.  Any questions please email me asap.

Thanks for stopping by today~