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Pre-Father's Day Check-in

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I hope all of you celebrating with the fathers in your life have a wonderful weekend coming up.  We're just grateful there is some hope of sun this weekend.  It's been so cold and wet for June so far that even mid-70s sounds fabulous as long as there is some sun.

I thought I'd try a quick pre-weekend check-in and quick update on some of the in-progress pieces.

My little dragonfly is coming along nicely.  The turquoise threads and beads are beautiful on this little guy.  Hopefully if the sun comes out this weekend we'll see some of the real ones flitting around the garden!

Green Flip-It Save Water (Lizzie Kate)

This one is coming along nicely as well.  Just have to finish up that watering hole at the bottom and this can join my Eat Locally finish on the kitchen wall.  Although maybe it belongs in the kids bathroom right near the shower...

Quartet of Penguins (Lanarte)

Yes, there will eventually be 4 penguins on here.  Three in progress so far.

Parade of Wild Animals (L…

Setting a Record

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Two posts in three days!  Yes, I do believe this is a record.  I have been merrily stitching along and finished my little blue owl.


Blue Owl on Branch (Cherry Hill Stitchery)

He's just so adorable.  The lighting here gives this a pink/orange look, but it's actually a light gray Jobelan.  I really do like this fabric.  It's so soft that it works well whether I use the frame or just roll it as I'm stitching.  I imagine this might be more difficult with large projects, but for these small projects it's really great.

As soon as I finished this up, I just had to go digging through my stash to see what new project I could start to fill in the space in my WIPs bag.  Of course I replaced one project with two new ones.

First up.

Dragonfly Ornament (Mill Hill)

Summer themes continuing here. I think I put in about 30 minutes on this sorting thread and getting the basic stitches done. The majority of what remains is the beadwork and backstitch.  When I saw how quickly this w…

June at the 1/3rd Mark

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So, June 10th has arrived.  I'm officially 1/3 of the way through the month and I think I've got a whopping one post so far. Not really living up to my plans to keep regular updates coming...hmmm.  Seems like a good goal to keep working on.  In that spirit, here's the progress for the month so far.  There are quite a few pictures here so be warned.

A few new finishes.

Honey Pot (Mill Hill)

What can I say?  It just feels like summer to me when I look at this design.  Love the little bee charm as well.  The only challenge was the crazy small gold beads with full cross stitches through them.  I had my doubts as to whether I would finish them - so frustrating sometimes when I can't get that second half of the stitch through the bead.

Flip-It June (Lizzie Kate)

Yep, another one.  So far that's February, March, April, May and June completed (I missed January so that's a 2014 project).

Laundry Wahine Style (Silver Needle)

This is the first Secret Needle Night project …

Wrapping Up May and Kicking Off June

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Hello fellow stitchers! I hope you all had a great weekend.  It was toasty warm here in MA this past weekend.  Since I refuse to turn the A/C on in the house before July (it is New England after all), it was a whopping 90 degrees in our house on Saturday.  Quite warm. But, we are back to 70 degrees, overcast skies and some rain today.  In all seriousness, it was a great weekend to be outside sitting at the pool and the kids had a blast swimming this early in the season.  We were also busy with some other activities including my daughter's bridging ceremony for Girl Scouts up to Juniors.  I can't believe she'll be in 4th grade next year! Yikes!  All this is by way of explanation for the lateness of my May wrap-up post.  So I'm combining the wrap-up with a kick-off for June.

In stitching news, May was in fact the biggest month for finishes this year for me.  Eleven in total!  Yay!!!  So, for the year the record looks like:

January: 7
February: 5
March: 4
April: 3 (yep, t…