Monday, July 17, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/18/17

though technically it is now Monday!

I seem to be running late on all things - stitching and blogging; but I guess we all have those days (or weeks)!

This week weather wise, we have broken our 100 degree streak and monsoon season has started! These are the rainiest months here in Arizona and they can also be very dangerous. The sky will just open up and rain will pour fiercely and then all of a sudden it just stops. Doesn't trickle or drizzle to a start or stop, it is almost like someone turns on or off a faucet. Yesterday tragedy struck a family that was having a birthday party at a swimming hole and nine members of the family were swept away to their death. I guess where they were they could not hear the warnings. Here in my city roads are constantly being closed due to flooding and the water gets as high as six feet! Luckily for us our neighborhood has not flooded like that since we have been here!

On the stitchy front I have a FINISH, finally!

12 Days of Christmas
Day 7
Seven Swans A Swimming
Designer - Margaret Sherry
First Stitch 07/03/17
Last Stitch 07/17/17

I think the Swan turned out pretty cute! Every ornament in this series is cuter than the previous one! 

I also have a puzzle finish!

Lost in the Woodies
Artist - Charles Wysocki
Buffalo Games
First Piece - 07/07/17
Last Piece - 07/14/17
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 27 x 20

This was a nice one. Jacob picked out this one to work on from the massive pile because it was Independence Day and it has all those flags in it. I always wanted to stitch a Charles Wysocki piece so I guess this is the next best thing!

Thank you to all what took time to suggest different editors. I have been "experimenting" with them and so far I think I am finding Pixlr the easiest to work with. If anyone else is looking for a quick and simple editor I suggest that you check it out! Don't even have to download anything which is nice; it is all done right online. Thanks Lili for this suggestion!! 

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 0/709/17

Hello everyone!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful week. I am having a good week ;)

Today was the first day since June 14th that our temperature has fallen below 100F (38C)! The heat doesn't really bother me and I prefer it to the cold temperatures!  I lived in those cold conditions for far to long and couldn't wait to leave them behind and if I never experience them again it will be to soon! LOL

Thanks everyone for your comments on Alex! He is fitting in just fine and Scruffy is even settling down for the most part and accepting him as part of the family. He doesn't like it to much when Alex whistles and he will start barking at him; until they both can't  stand it anymore, then they will both be quiet again for a bit.

This week I started working the next ornament in the series which is the Swan!

12 Days of Christmas
Day 7
Seven Swans A Swimming
Designer - Margaret Sherry
Progress as of 07/09/17

Now I have a question for all of you. I was using Google Picasa to edit my photos but a couple of weeks ago I had to get a new computer. I have been installing my programs and apps on the new laptop but when I went to download Picasa I was informed that it is no longer available...crud! My son suggested some different programs (Gimp, Paint 3D, Mocavi and Paint.net to name a few)  and I have not found one I really like yet. I am looking for something where I can write on my photos, crop them, make a simple collage of 2 or more pictures and all other simple things quickly and easily! What do you use to edit your photos?  Thanks for any suggestions! 

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Two Puzzles Finished

This week I did not one but two puzzles!  They are small so that helped a lot!

First up...

A Country Welcome
Patchwork Puzzle
Puzzle Makers
First Piece - 06/30/17
Last Piece - 07/02/17
Piece Count - 500
Size 16 x 20


and next is...

Bears! Bears! Bears!
First Piece - 07/03/17
Last Piece - 0705/17
Piece Count - 550
Size 24 x 18

Sorry about the glare, it showed up every time I took a picture. 

Not sure which puzzle is up next; Jacob picks them out of the stack I have!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/02/17

Hello Everyone!

I hope that you all had a wonderful week. We had a new addition to our family this week and I had great "Happy Snail Mail"!

First up is our new addition
Alex
White Faced Cockatiel

They are pretty sure that he is a he. It's a baby that is only about 5 weeks old so we will be teaching him to talk (we hope) and he is already whistling. One of our dogs, Scruffy (he will be 6 on the fourth of July) is having a lot of anxiety about the bird. He has been walking around the house whining loudly for two days now and it is driving us nuts! LOL He doesn't do well with change so we know it will just take him a few days to adjust!

As for Happy Mail...

I entered a drawing over at Abbie's Sewing and Stuff for a q-snap cover and... I won!!  But then so did everyone else who entered! She was so kind that she sewed one up for all the entrants and sent them out to us and here is mine
Thanks again Abbie,
I love it!

Then I received some new needle minders I ordered from
Molly at The Everyday Stitcher on Facebook.
This is half my order and the other half is on the way.
I also won a Golden Ticket from her
which is good for $25 off my next order
so it's time to go shopping again!

Now for the stitchy news!

I finally picked up my stitching and finished my June ornament!

12 Days of Christmas
Day 6
Six Geese A Laying
Designer - Margaret Sherry
Last Stitch 07/02/17

That is six ornaments down
and six to go for the year!

I am stitching this as part of the


Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pop!

Well hello there friends!

I finished another puzzle!

This one was bought with thoughts of the guys of our home because they both (my son way more than my grandson)  like and collect these Pop! figurines. I (foolishly) thought that Jacob might even want to help but he has no patience when it comes to puzzles.

Pop!
Marvel Collage Collection
First Piece - 06/14/17
Last Piece - 06/27/17
Piece Count - 1,000
Size 19 x 27

Now on to the next one,
Jacob has it picked out for me already!

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!