Monday, July 6, 2015

A Plan for July......

Don't faint, as my friend Jo would say........but less than a month and I'm back!  Focus is the new, half year word....and my goodness, isn't it needed!  Stitching picked up, two stitches, put down again, another piece picked up......same thing again so.......a list was

July Goals
One so far achieved!
Not only has my part of the RR been finished but it's been mailed to's that for unusual efficiency?  And here it is........

Frances' Round Robin piece
The Drawn Thread
Calendar of Flowers?
(oh dear, forgotten already!)
and......wait, there's more........I've chosen a new Gifted Georgeousness piece.......and I'll remember to post on the 15th (fingers crossed!) ........June was a bit of a failure, to be honest.......too much excitement and travel!

Cottage Garden Samplings
June's Honeysuckle
Gifted by Joyce

I have all the threads for this, substituted a couple, Mel, are you reading this?  Impressed?......just need to find the fabric and I'm ready........

I'll be to put up some pictures on t'other blog of said trip.......

Hope everyone is staying warm or cool and not watching too much of the news, horror everywhere.....keep praying and above kind......

Saturday, June 27, 2015

June Stitch from Stash or I made to the end of the first the black!

Well, this month I travelled nearly 9,000 miles to buy some stash.......and got to the end of the first half of the Stitch from Stash year!  So.....

Carried forward from last month                    $81.59
Spent at All Threads, Brisbane                      -$41.76
Spent at Mosman Needlecraft, Sydney          -$38.81
June Budget                                                     $25.00
Total remaining to spend                                 $26.02

........and only three days left to spend it........since we all start with a clean slate on 1st July!  Hmm, nothing I really need so I might just let it go........

I'll be back tomorrow (maybe) with some photographs of our trip and my Gifted Gorgeousness post - in the right place this time, sorry, Jo!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stitch from Stash for May.......late! And a very brief Gifted Gorgeousness update......

Carried forward from last month    $103.58
Gift Certificate.                                   25.00
Thread and Eye.                                 -45.00
Stitching Bits and Bobs.                    -20.79
May Budget.                                       25.00
Total                                                    81.59 to spend!

Oh gosh, I'm on a trip today, the longest I've ever been on AND with a seven hour layour at LAX, treating ourselves to the lounge which will be rather nice....

So, some spending occurred, here in Michigan and in Canada!  All the fault of the two friends I was with, of course.......the first stop was at the Thread and Eye in London, Ontario.......lots of lovely patterns and threads and a lovely welcome from Kathy who seemed to know our companion, Melissa, really well........just saying.........!

Keeping an eye on the exchange rate I concentrated on patterns and came away with an appropriate one for a friend, another that I'm ashamed to say I can't remember what it is and a real autumny one from Jeaneette Douglas which I thought appropriate!

Back in Michigan, of course I HAD to take other friend, Frances, to Stitching Bits and Bobs up in Plainwell.........well, what can I say....she went all sulky when I said we might not get there.....  This was an opportunity to spend the gift certificate from lovely friend, Mouse, not the last birthday but the one before that........eighteen months old!  Worth waiting though as I got all the threads for the Douglas piece.

Add in five DMCs and a couple of GAST threads from here in town and Bob, as they say, is me mum's brother!

No photographs, sitting drinking coffee at just past the crack of dawn and must go and finish getting ready.......

Lots of love, gillie

PS....Gifted Gorgeousness.......well, I was the lucky one with treats from Ruth and Jo.  Do go and chuckle commiserate with Ruth and her Stitch from Stash and see the chart I won and scroll all the way back to April 20th on Jo's blog to see her beautiful stitching on the chart I won for being (with immense skill, I might add) her 7000th commenter!  Thank you, ladies!