Friday, July 19, 2019

July 19th

It's a good day! My niece got out of the hospital today with the doctors' blessings. After some days of rest she should be feeling much better. The speech therapist gave her the All Clear so that was huge. So happy she's doing so well. That was too scary.

I didn't start a new ornament today. The Mill Hill ornament I started yesterday was going to be a pretty quick finish, so I decided to finish it today. And it's (mostly) done! I like to put a backing on it, then it will be ready for the tree. I'll do that when I finish several others. Also in the picture is my new Bitsy Bob Cutie! I splurged and ordered one after seeing them on the Spinster Stitcher blog. I thought that looked like the perfect thing to help me keep track of these ornie's, and it's so cute! That's partly why I decided to finish yesterday's ornie, so I could lay out threads and beads on the BB lol!
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 18th

July 18th's ornament is another Mill Hill kit. I'm pretty sure this is a kit I found on a destash site. It has a copyright date of 1991! I do have a habit of holding on to things but I'm pretty sure I would have had this stitched before this if I had bought it when it came out...at least I sure hope I would have. It's pretty cute, a stocking with a couple candy canes and a wrapped gift. I spent about 30 minutes separating threads and starting the stitching, so I think this one will go quickly!

Just a couple hours ago I got the news that a niece has been in a car accident. She's staying the night in the trauma unit at a local hospital, which is a good thing. She needs good people to watch over her. This is really hard, coming so close on the heels of losing my BIL/her dad. I hope she has a quick recovery.

Keep stitching!
#jollyjuly

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17th

Today's ornament is a Lizzie*Kate kit that I've been holding on to for a while. It's Santa Wants To Know, and the model was finished as a box with a big foofy bow on it...Cute! Let's get it stitched first, then we can talk finishing lol!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 16th

It's July 16th - halfway thru the month! I'm doing pretty well with this little challenge. I'm pretty happy with what I've accomplished so far...even with forgetting to stitch on an ornie yesterday. I had picked a Mill Hill ornament kit - even laid out the flosses, but for some reason I just did not sit down and work on it. Ah well, some days go that way.  SO...today was the day! I got a good start on Joyful Stocking from Mill Hill.
It's going to hit 101 here tomorrow, so I wish everyone good a/c and a chance to stay inside if at all possible. Happy Stitching!
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 14th

Made some progress on ornaments today! I finished the stitching on Rudolph (from yesterday)! He's a little guy, about 1 1/2" by 2" on 32 count natural linen. Cute!  and Progress is progress, right?!



Also started an ornament for today - Annie's Country Christmas July ornie. Not very exciting is it!Just the outline for today. My goal is to finish each of these ornaments this year, not just collect the patterns for "someday". So, at least I got started with the outline and will keep working on it along with a new ornie each day (at least that's the plan). This challenge is testing me! Hope everyone else who is participating is having fun!
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

July 13th


My brother-in-law was buried Wednesday following a very moving funeral service. A beautiful tribute from his brother, and a wonderful service led by our interim minister Amy. I decided to spend these last few days with the family while the kids were in town and the ornament project was put aside for a while.  After a very sad week I've started back on my Jolly July ornament project.

Today's project is "Rudolph", a free pattern from Blue Heron Designs. I've had this for several years and finally am stitching it. It's so much more fun to get a porject going rather than putting it in a spot for "later". Well, today it's "later"! It's going to be pretty cute. The picture is the chin. It won't take long to get it done so I may actually get a finish this month!
#jollyjuly

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 9th

We had visitation at the mortuary today, then spent the evening with family. They all got to go thru pictures to create a slide show for Calvin and I think that helped the kids.

Since today was family day, rather than start a new ornament I decided to continue working on "For Santa". It was still laying out so it was easy to pick it up and put in a few stitches. Then a few more.  ;)  I'm almost ready to add the beads. Yay!
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