THE BUZZ FROM THE HIVE

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Here Comes the Sun......

The sun has finally broken through here in OCMD after a day of fog followed by a day of rainy, dreariness. As the old saying goes..."what a difference a day makes"!


I'm up and ready for day three of fabric cutting and schmoozing! I've chatted with Guild/blog friends, called on my math skills (Salty Yarns cuts fabric to size, so many calculations ensue) and watched as lovely projects began to bloom. Such a fun time!!!

I wanted to quickly share some project bags I made recently.



 

I'll be heading home tomorrow, tired, happy...and probably a couple pounds heavier!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

Friday, January 12, 2018

A Little Getway

Greetings! There hasn't been much going on in my world lately, stitching or otherwise. But, I hope to change that up this weekend. I am safely ensconced in my wonderful stitching lair for the weekend, at the beach in Ocean City, MD. I will be helping out at Salty Yarns cutting fabric by day and stitching away the evenings. The EGA sponsored Camp Wannastitch is in town and there are 174 attendees who may, or may not, swing by Salty Yarns for some needed supplies or stash enhancement. I love doing this (reminds me of my days at Twisted Threads) and gets the motivation level back up!!!

Here is a shot of my stitching nest while here:


I've got my immunity essential oil going...trying hard to keep up my immunity with this flu season upon us.


It's gonna be a FUN weekend!

I had forgotten to share the Christmas gift I received from my younger daughter and, since I have it on today, thought I would. She got one for my hubby too!!!


I love both kinds of Beatles/beetles, so it's perfect!!!

I'm off to finish getting ready---I report for duty at 10:00! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi 
 

Monday, January 8, 2018

A Little Sewing Session

I'm starting to think my daily blog posts  helped keep me on point with my needlework last year. I feel I'm floundering a bit where my stitching is concerned and not able to decide what I want to work on....so I work on nothing. Hopefully, that will change soon, especially this coming weekend when I head off for a weekend of quiet evening stitching time. I'll pack a passel of projects and go with the flow..... During the days, I'll be helping cut fabric at Salty Yarns for the Camp Wannastitch attendees who will be flocking to Ocean City, MD  for the weekend. It's a lot of fun and very motivating/enabling, so coming at a good time to jump start me!

Cora and I had our little sewing session Saturday and made tops for both her and her American Girl doll, Tenney. Cora helped with pinning, cutting  and sat on my lap while I serged; she picked out the fabric and shirt style. A budding needlewoman perhaps!!!!





Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!
Stasi

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Red Sampler Band SAL 2018 Start

Happy New Year to all...a little late, but heartfelt nonetheless. We've had quite  few visitors since Christmas and I am just starting to get back into some semblance of a routine. I have hardly picked up a needle in well over a week and withdrawal was setting in. I got the first installment of the Red Sampler Band SAL yesterday and managed to get it stitched last night while watching the movie, The Queen, followed by the final two episodes of The Crown (season 2)........I guess we were in a "royals" mood. 

 I'm stitching this on the called for banding, 28 count over one.  I'm sticking with the red colorway this time, using Glorianna silks, Crimson and Cranberry. Let the fun begin......anyone else out there doing this?

So, that's all I have to share on the stitching front: I have put some stitches in on the Ewe and Eye Santa head, but it's pretty boring stuff,  as it's all just filling in the beard. But I did want to share some of my birthday/Christmas gifts.....my friends know me so well! First are some bee related items...socks, mug, mug mat and soap.







Next, are some stitch-y related gifts..... a beehive charm, some strawberry waxers (OMG, don't you just love those) and a bracelet. 




Finally, and I may have shown this already, is an adorable Santa hat pincushion with two beautiful pins.



Thanks to Karen, Deb and Sally for these fabulous gifts; I am so blessed by their friendships.

Cora is coming over today and we're going to work on sewing a knit top for her--wish me luck!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I'm back already with a little Stroll......(441)

I guess you can't get rid of me!!!

I hope everyone had a pleasant New Year's Eve and day! Ours was pretty chill...no pun intended... with my brother and his wife visiting for a couple days. No stitching has occurred but I'm hoping to remedy that tonight. My New Year's project is going to be one I've wanted to stitch for a long time, Celtic Banner, by Butternut Road. I bought the chart years ago and it'd been simmering in the back of my mind since. Someone was selling the called for fabric, a 29 count Glenshee linen, on FB and I was able to nab it. I love the feel of Glenshee linen and don't think it's around anymore (if I'm wrong about this, please alert me). I started pulling the DMC floss, but think I want to try to switch to silk or overdyed cottons. Hence, the delay--will keep you posted!

I will share a quick Stroll piece today that was a gift to a dear friend for Christmas; I had to hold off until the gift arrived. :) It is F is for Friend  by Heartstring Samplery. It was a club piece, but I was able to get the chart on the second hand market. 



 Hope you are keeping warm if you are experiencing this cold snap--it's in the 20's here! Brrrr!!! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Fun Pair to end the Year.....(439-440)

As we are winding down the year, I too am considering winding down this blog. Stasi's Stitch Stroll kind of took on a life of it's own in 2017 and after almost 365 days of posting over 430+ finished projects, I'm a little burned out. I do have some projects I haven't shared yet and will continue to do that, but without the pressure of a daily post. I'll still post my current projects and things I think will be of interest. So, don't forget about me--please check back or maybe even set me up in Feedly or another news feed site. Thanks for your continued support this past year and hope to see you in 2018!!!

Today's final Stroll for 2017 is a pair of LE Ewe and Eye and Friends kits! They came out with these every year for a number of years and were always on the expensive side. I got mine second hand on the internet at a fantastic price.....and they were the original kits!!! I was ecstatic!!! These were both car/travel projects since they are worked on 18 count linen. First up is the Santa from 2000, stitched in 2009. Isn't he the cutest??? A friend of mine, who does so much for me, fell totally in love with him ( I even found her whispering in his ear) and so,  he became hers.



Next up is the LE Snowman from the same year; he remains here with me!



Thanks for the support of 'Stasi's Stitch Stroll' and your "twisted threads" of friendship. I wish you all a Happy, healthy and stitch filled New Year!

Stasi