Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July 31st

Well, here it is, the end of July. I know I haven't posted on #jollyjuly for a few days. I have been working on some of my ornaments, but I don't have any additional finishes to report. I did, however, get a model stitched for the shop and another one is about a third done, so I have been stitching, just not on my projects. So, at least one finish and progress on a couple other pieces. Let's hope there are more finishes in August!

We had a family reunion last weekend. We had 58 people there which was a blast! What a fun time with all the kids and grandkids. One thought for anyone...don't wear white pants when you might have kids to play with!

Pretend I'm including a picture of the model I stitched, and an updated picture of the ornie's I've been working on...don't have one because, you know, why would I remember to take a picture before taking the model to the shop! I'll try to get a pic this weekend and will share it.

Happy August! Happy Stitching...or Knitting...or Crocheting...or Rug Hooking...whatever your heart desires!
#jollyjuly


Monday, July 22, 2019

July 22nd

I took a day off of Jolly July yesterday and had a Family and Friends day. Visited Mom and sis, dinner with friends visiting from out of state...it was a really nice day.

For my Jolly July projects I think I'm going to change my process. Rather than starting a new ornament each day I think I'll pick one that I've started and work on it some more. I think  I can finish the stitching on a few, so at the end of the month I would have some finished, not just 20+ projects in all stages of getting stitched. I have finished 2 so far (yay!), and I think I can finish 2 or 3 more. I could end the month with a few new ornaments for the tree this year!  So...In that vein, I worked on Santa's Watching again today and made some decent progress. 
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

July 20th

I have a second ornament kit from Val's Stuff that was also in my stash so it's todays' ornament. It's also on perforated paper, so that takes a little longer because I can't use the sewing method. But, it makes for an easy project to finish after the stitching is done.  This is Santa's Watching, an ornament kit from Val's Stuff.
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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!
#jollyjuly