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July 18, 2020
A Cross Stitch Finish: Home is the Nicest Word from Jo's Country Junction

I’ve been so tempted to order more cross stitch stuff…the struggle for me is real.  I told myself that I needed to fully finish something…it didn’t matter what or how easy-but I had to finish something before I could even look at cross stitch stuff online.

So I grabbed this project that I stitched spring of 2019 when Kramer was in the hospital.

I pick up finishing pieces when I go to the thrift store and originally thought this frame would work well….

The brown of the frame and the brown of the letters was perfect ...

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July 17, 2020
Christmas Biscornu Free Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

I've had several requests for one of my past freebie designs, The Christmas Biscornu.  I just put it together into a PDF file so now you can download it!  Perhaps it can be your first ornament for the 2020 holiday season.  Heaven knows, we all need something fun and cheerful these days!!

Happy Stitching!!!

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Mistletoe Lane Week 2 + Jolly July Update from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It is week 2 of Jolly July with the second release of Mistletoe Lane and some progress on my new WIP’s! I hope you’ve had an fun week of stitching too, but it’s not too late to join if you are just tuning in. You can find inspo and potential projects on our Jolly July Page to get you started.

Week 2 of Mistletoe Lane is complete! If you’d like to join, you still can! Sign up to receive the patterns today.

I invited some stitchy friends to stitch along with us and they’re sharing ...

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July 16, 2020
Jolly July 2019 Recap from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Kimberly stitched up a storm last July for the Jolly July Ornament Extravaganza with Priscilla and Chelsea of Stitching with the Housewives. While we are in the middle of Jolly July 2020, let us look back on last year’s Jolly July for stitchy inspiration. She made sets of ornaments that really add some stitchy goodness to her tree!

Kimberly stitched her ornaments on Graceful Gray 14 Count Aida by Wichelt Imports with the following Classic Colorworks colors.

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Getting Into A Routine from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to go to moms. I loaded up the car with a few things. I took my applique box just in case.

I stopped and picked up some tea for both mom and I. Then I arrived at moms. She wanted me to order a few things for her, so I did. She wanted a photo box - like the box I used for beading - that was listed on line for $25. I told her she could get it cheaper at Micheal's. So we planned on going to Micheal's and then to lunch ...

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Summertime Stitching from Collector with a Needle

We've been keeping busy at home.

Gardening includes hatching some praying mantis, keeping track of a little tree frog living on the porch and enjoying bumble bees.

Simple things are often best.

We added a large new shade garden and have a few vegetables and herbs.  We are sharing them with the deer and rabbits.  

Hoping we have enough for all!

I have been doing lots of stitching - quilting and embroidery.

I am enjoying our Facebook stitch along for our new pattern, Fig Leaf and Flowers.   I hope you join us if you haven't already!

It is fun ...

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July 14, 2020
The Colorful Series Needle Nannies! from Kitty and Me Designs

Look what Cobweb Corner has back in stock:

The new cats are in stock as well including Cupcake!!  Be sure to check them out!

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July 13, 2020
Having A Good Day Beading from Quilting My Way

This morning I started the day with laundry. I don't know what it is about the new washer and dryer, but I find that I really like doing laundry now....go figure! I used to hate doing laundry, but now it's almost as much fun as playing on the computer! I know, I'm going crazy!

Once all that was done, and it is Sunday - which means NO playing on the tablet or computer. That's not fun. Think Patrick did that on purpose to keep me off the tablet. Anyway, I pulled out my tablet and turned ...

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July 12, 2020
Cross stitch update: A winter sampler from Carried Away Quilting

The last time I wrote about my return to cross stitching, the snow was flying and it was ice fishing season in Minnesota. Friends, my progress has been very slow . . . pretty darn cute, but very slow. Here’s my start on the Jack Frost’s Tree Farm sampler, which I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop.

I wrote two other blog posts about my return to cross stitch. Maybe one of them will inspire you to pick up a needle and thread as well. Quilting will always be my favorite hobby, but it’s nice to have other creative outlets.

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July 11, 2020
Not So Boring Today from Quilting My Way

This morning I was getting laundry going. With the new machines, I found that I actually like doing laundry now. Wonder how long that will last!

I went out to do so berry picking. I picked the blueberries out in the yard. It took a good hour or more to get them all picked. In another day I will probably have the same amount to pick. I got a big bucket full of blueberries. When I was done, I decided I wanted to have a smoothie. I took out the frozen blueberries, raspberries, watermelon, with some cranberry juice. I made ...

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July 10, 2020
Mistletoe Lane Week 1 + Jolly July Update from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are kicking off Week 1 of Jolly July with the first release of Mistletoe Lane and some progress on my new WIP’s! I hope you’ve had an eventful week of stitching too, but it’s not too late to join if you are just tuning in. You can find inspo and potential projects on our Jolly July Page to get you started.

Week 1 of Mistletoe Lane was a merry time! If you’d like to join, you still can! Sign up to receive the patterns today.

I invited some stitchy friends to stitch along with us ...

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Pandemic Sampler by Long Dog Samplers from Wendy's Quilts and More

I've always admired very complex cross stitch samplers.  A couple of week ago Long Dog Samplers launched a Pandemic Sampler to mark the chaos that 2020 has been.  

The full view!!!

I loved the look of the sampler, so I jumped on board and I've started it already.  

I asked my local needlework shop, Nancy's Stitch Studio, to get me in a ginormous piece of 28 count linen in Flax colourway.  I've decided to stitch my sampler with 2 stands of Madeira silk thread. I know it's going to take a tonne of thread, but ...

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Rainy Day....Boring Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I didn't want to get up. We slept till about 9 am. It was dreary outside. I just wanted to stay in bed. I did get up around 8 am and took my package to the mailbox so it went out today.

When I finally decided what I wanted to do, I went to beading.

I was able to get another 4 rows done.

Now I have 11 rows done. Which makes it 11/580. Long way to go! lol As you can see it's a long piece. It will take awhile to do this one ...

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July 8, 2020
Another Day Of Beading from Quilting My Way

This morning Patrick was out the door and off to the dentist. I tried to get my FlossTube done. I was close to having one I wanted, when Patrick came home. So, I ended up deleting what I did and will do it later.

I enjoyed sitting and working on my beading. I was enjoying it. The hard part is that it takes a good hour to get a row in.

I was able to get a good 3 rows in. I'm now at 7/580 rows done. Long way to go but it's getting there.

Then I ...

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July 7, 2020
Cross Stitch Finish: Seeking Refuge from Jo's Country Junction

A bit after Covid hit I started this cross stitch piece….

I loved it the second I saw it and wanted to stitch it.  I found it online and a kit was available so I just clicked the “buy the whole kit” button and it came in the mail…ordering online like that is so slick..and dangerous.

Well I started stitching immediately.  I started with the diamond row.  I was so nervous.  I hadn’t stitched on 40 count linen much and I was so worried I wouldn’t stick with it.  I started watching television more and more ...

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A Day (or two) to Cross Stitch from Jo's Country Junction

Karl had July 3rd off and on Thursday night at supper he asked me what I was doing on Friday.  I said work like usual…write blog posts, manage the house, and sew on a deadline project.  Karl told me he had Friday off and thought that maybe I should take Friday off too.  I said, “What could I do?  We really can’t go anywhere?”  Karl said, “Mom, if you could do anything you wanted at home tomorrow, what would you do?”  I said, “Cross stitch”.   Karl said, “Mom, take the day off and cross stitch.”  So I did ...

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Three Times The Fun from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to figure out what I wanted to work on.

First I needed  to double check my cross stitch that I finished last night. I was thrilled to get it done!

Now I need to wash it and have it ready to be framed. I was surprised at how well it turned out. Again, it's not my "norm." Oh, well, on to the next thing.

I went through my beads, trying to see if I had everything I needed for my gift bead project. I was missing 2 beads. So, I pulled all ...

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July 6, 2020
Back To Working On Projects from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and realized it was Sunday - the day we don't use the computer or any electronics. Not my favorite day!

I was walking the floors! I got laundry going....pacing the floor.....watching the laundry.....trying to decide what I wanted to do. Oh, yeah, Patrick wanted to go to the movies - $5 weekend - for something to do. So, I had 2 hours to "kill." I walked the floors, kept trying to wish the laundry would be done faster - even though it's faster than the old one. Texted Phil to let him know I ...

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July 5, 2020
Building a white Rail Fence from Sew and Sow Farm

Happy Independence Day ya'll! I hope everyone is doing alright. I personally think we need to rewind 2020. I've been laying pretty low mostly around the house and a little time at the farm. Farm life keeps moving through whatever else is happening in the world. I am so thankful EVERY day to live where and how we live! This is a long one folks, so grab a cup of tea and relax while you read.

We had lots of new calves this Spring.

These fat, lazy buggers need to get a job! 

But this little sweetie , can ...

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July 4, 2020
One Of Those Busy Days from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and was hoping to have some time to myself, but it didn't last long. I did get 2 more listing of my EdMar floss on eBay.

I listed 4 things from last night to today. Batch 1, Batch 2, Batch 3, and Batch 4. I still have more to post, but I want to get these sold first. I have quiet a bit of floss left over from the batch I bought at the shop. If I do pretty good then I can get some of the money back to the group. We spent ...

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