Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm back!

Sorry about the delay......since the last post I found out that my "home" site Multiply was closing and I felt a bit lost on how to handle the transition. I know most of you followed me through Blogger, but my start was in Multiply and they would allow me to post my blog there and just "copy" it to blogger.. So I have been avoiding trying to find my alternatives on where to upload photos. Anyway,  I may have it figured out now so this is my first attempt.

Since July I have finished my "I am a Stitcher" piece. Still haven't done anything with it yet, but it is completed.
I also finished my August CCN piece. Yes, this one is also in the waiting to be "finished" pile. All these will be done and hanging on my calendar NEXT year! I changed the color of the house. It was supposed to be blue and I changed the waves to one of the new DMC variegated colors of Mediterrean sea or something like that.
In June I was given this piece and I worked on it as long as I could until other projects got in the way. Here is Karen R's piece when I got it and when I sent it back to her.

In early September I went on a bus trip with my Mom's senior group to Gettysburg and Washington DC. I had never been to either and was looking forward to seeing all the sites. I had wishful thinking by taking 3 small projects to do in the evenings. They got on the bus and left at 8am and we were site seeing ALL day and night until we returned around 9:30 or10 each evening. So no stitching was accomplished. I saw every memorial in DC and LOTS of the highlights. Arlington, The White House, 2 Smithsonian's, US Capital building, Ford Theater, Mt Vernon and I could go on!  I did try and stitch on the bus and got this one started and then finished it when I got home. It's from the JCS 2012 Halloween issue. White Jack-O-Lantern is it's name. Using all the recommended floss. I plan on starting a basket of seasonals. This is my first.
My final project is the stocking I want to finish so that someone (not me) has enough time to make it into a stocking before Christmas. This is for my son's best friends baby. This is one of the old Cross Stitch and Country Crafts patterns. 1995. Sportsman's Dream is the name. I just have the area around the name to finish, hopefully another week or so.  
Several areas are over one for more details.....

That should catch you up on my summer stitching.
If you are still with me, I'll leave you with a couple photos of my trips this summer..
Our trip to Lake Michigan
The World War 2 memorial

The US Capital building with a couple of tourist in front of it. :-)

That's it from my world. Hope you enjoyed the update! Happy Fall!!


  1. Hi Nancy. You have been one busy gal! Sounds like you're having lots of fun. Nice projects, as usual.

    First you get kicked out of 360 and now Multiply. Multiply is huge in SE Asia and they are focusing on that.

  2. Hello dear I love your stitching so much..all the projects are so sweet:)
    Lovely trip pictures
    Happy stitching xxx

  3. Lovely stitching! Great trips and pics, too!

  4. great update.....all of the stitching looks great!!!! I may have to do that jack o' lantern....he is too cute.
    You had a great memory making trip with your fun!

  5. Congrats on your finishes. The trip to DC and Gettysburg looks like something I'd want to do someday.

  6. Oh, where did you decide to store your photos? I'm slowly migrating my albums to webshots for now.

  7. Wow! I can't believe how much you've done.


  8. I just got the I am a stitcher in the mail. I love the colors you used may I ask which ones??

    1. You don't have an email to reply to so I am replying here, I hope you see it! Carries Aurora for the flower and for the letters Carries (cotton) Purple and Monarch and Violet (silk). The teal is Threadworx 1058

  9. You did great Nancy. All of the pieces are so pretty. The stocking is so nice. Your pictures look great.

  10. I wondered where you were Nancy! It looks like you've had a great summer and worked on some wonderful projects. Love the detail in the stocking!

  11. You have been very busy! You have done some fabulous projects!

  12. Karen's r is very pretty and that is a great man stocking you are doing.

  13. Great stitching! I love the stocking, but I feel like a slacker with the little I have done on mine... You trip to DC sounds like it was a blast! I forget how lucky I am to be close enough to visit often and see thigs a bit at a time :)

  14. So many beauties to share with us today, Nancy!! Your stocking is amazing!! However did you do all that stitching with all the traveling you've done? We lived in the DC area for a year and loved every minute--you just never run out of things to do. In fact we're headed down there on Sunday to have a quick visit with my youngest son who lives in Arlington. Glad you've managed to transition from Multiply :)

    Have a great day!!

  15. Beautiful finishes.
    The rest of your stitching is also just lovely. The stocking looks so beautiful.
    If you need another place for your pictures other then directly uploading to Blogger, you might want to have a look into Webshots, Flickr or Photobucket. :)

  16. The christmas-sock is gorgeous! Lovely finishes and beautiful work on the RR

  17. Olá! Gostei muito de conhecer seu blog. Maravilhosos trabalhos. Um abraço.

  18. Fantastic stitching!Looks like you were pretty busy this summer.

  19. Your summer obviously was great for you, trips and vacation with so much to see. I also was at the shores of Lake Michigan this summer, but just for a short visit and some wetting my feet in the water, lol.
    Oh my, this stocking looks gorgeous with all the over one stitching which highlights all the little details like the ship in the bottle. Great!


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