Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Stitch from Stash update

Hello everyone,
Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments. My email was down for a bit but it seems to be fixed now.

The first week of this month our robins finally arrived... and they brought friends... We woke up to hearing delightful sounds coming from our pond.  We had a pair of ducks arrive for a few days. They left when the temperatures warmed up. Now the delightful sounds we hear are from the frogs. Bucky and Samantha can't figure out where all the peeping is coming from.

Now, for my monthly update for my stitch from stash hosted by Mel at Epic Stitching. This month I spent most of my time working on the model stitching piece. I still have a bit more to go until it is done.

I did finish the stitching on 2 smaller pieces that I keep in my travel bag.

First up is this lovely JBW Designs Joyeux Noel Stocking from Stockings full of Joy booklet #114 Designed by Judy Whitman  © 2003
Fabric: 28ct Antique White Cashel
Threads: GAST, Kreinik #4
Mill Hill Beads
Stitch Count: 69 x 23, 2 over 2

Next is this Blackbird Designs Mr. Turkey Stocking from Thankful November booklet Designed by Barb Adams  © Blackbird Designs 2009
Fabric: 30ct R&R Reproductions Ligonier Latte
Threads: Crescent Colors, GAST, Weeks Dye Works
Stitch Count: 45 x 73, 2 over 2
I was good and did not spend anything on stitching this month. I can't say the same thing for my DH.

He surprised me with this Easter basket.
Did you notice the chocolate bunny is a baseball bunny - that is because DH loves baseball. I usually fall asleep when he has a game on - or I go to my stitching chair and work on a project.

Do you see the pattern hidden behind the chocolate bunny?

Well, there were several patterns hidden inside the larger one.
Stacy Nash Primitives Big Dog Sewing Pouch,
Stacy Nash Primitives Pomegranet Sewing Tray,
Just Nan Oh Deer! with the deer pin,
JBW Designs Alphabet Dogs,
Stitchy Kitty Toadally Nerdy,
And the Victoria Sampler Woodland Birdies.

I mentioned that I was surprised that he didn't include any baseball patterns - He didn't know about any. Hmmm... guess what will be in next gift basket? LOL!

I surprised DH with a basket filled with a few books by Ted Bell and James Patterson, a few movies - one was a baseball movie, and some of his favorite candies - Wint-o-green Lifesavers and Starburst.

Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!