Aug 15, 2016

August Gifted Gorgeousness / Monday Update

Today is time for a Gifted Gorgeousness check in. I'm still in the middle of my busy busy time. Since the last check in (July 15th) I have found time to work on my Elshire Family Crest for my Grandpa though. Only 4 days worth of work unfortunately! Here is where I was for the July 15th check in...
Here is where I am now...
I have made progress just not as much as I would like. My needles just pretty much stopped on me. So that meant I needed a break. I worked on a few other pieces. Last Monday I finished up a Pumpkin face Halloween project. Then I put 2 days into another DUCJC piece. It's not a gift though so stop reading if you are here for Gifted Gorgeousness haha.

Now onto the Monday Update part of my post. I worked on one of the Christmas Treasures. Remember them from 2016 DUCJC?
I decided to have fun with Jodyri threads that I won in a giveaway and just make them Treasures not Christmas Treasures. Here is the first one finished up...
I finished it up in March. I used Tulip Garden thread with that one. Here is my progress on the 2nd one...
I'm using Jodyri thread Autumn Berries. I just LOVE this thread and it's color blend. This is my progress after 2 days. This one is on a sparkly Aida fabric. Love the way it's turning out.

We had another fun Thursday through Saturday out garage sale hunting. This time was the Lincoln Hiway Buy Way. The part we did goes across Ohio. We stayed at a hotel along the route 2 nights. We ended up with a little less than 200 garage sales. The only thing I found stitching related was two more project boxes for $1.25! Jeremiah got some awesome books for school though!! 2 really amazing Life magazine published books about the September 11th attack. They were marked $25 and $20 originally and we got them for $5! They are full of personal stories and just amazing pictures. There was another one that is Letters Home from World War 2. They included photo copies of the original letters. We glanced through it and just can't wait to read the history of these personal stories. It was $1! I found some workbooks for his school work that were originally $15 each and got them for $1 or $2. So we some great deals!! It was horrible hot and we are so sore from all the walking and getting in and out but we had so much fun!!

There is a little of this and a little of that going on this week. We'll be starting up our school year one day soon too. But I'm hoping to pick back up the Family Crest and work on it till Friday. Hopefully my needles will find the mojo and get to stitching!

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous stitching and the Family Crest is looking great

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  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I am so impressed with the clarity of your family crest.
    The Treasures are gorgeous too, such wonderful colours!
    Well done on the bargain hunting too.

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  3. Woohoo! The family crest looks fantastic and great bargains too. I'm so glad you're enjoying the threads still and making the treasures. Maybe you need to have a sort through WIPs or pick something sea-oriented? :)

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  4. How exciting to stitch your Family Crest, such a terrific idea! What great bargains you found! The Life magazine and Letters Home will be fascinating reading! You just never know what you will find do you! Makes up for your discomfort. You say the part you did went across Ohio, how many miles is that?Sounds a lot of driving. Interesting link.
    Barbara xo (Theflashingscissors@gmail.com)

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  5. The crest is looking good. Maybe you just need two things to work on with very different colour palettes, like the crest and the treasures.

    Great bargains! those books are going to be fascinating.

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  6. Beautiful stitching!! Nice to know you got great deals at the sales.

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  7. The Treasures are beautiful. Gorgeous thread colors! Can't wait to see the Family Crest develop. It is looking great so far.

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  8. As usual there is such a lot going on , you are just a busy lady, Katie. Great stitching progress. And you had some nice finds when visiting the garage sales. Not bad.

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  9. They are all lovely! And your blog background is beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  10. Wow, the family crest looks great and you've made good progress :)
    Also sounds like you've had great bargains!!

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  11. I really believe you live life to it's fullest. I love reading your blog - you have so many wonderful adventures. Garage Sales, 200? That's like WOW

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  12. Great progress on your Family Crest! And on the 'Treasures'... those threads look great! Sounds like you scored big on the next Garage Sales! Good for you! Hugs!

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  13. Great progress on your family crest. I love the Jodyri threads you are using on the Treasures - so pretty :o)
    Garage sales can be great fun! Well done on your finds :o)
    Hugs xx

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  14. Great progress in glad you're having fun!

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  15. Loving those Jodyri threads, they work so well with those pretty designs. The crest has grown a lot, it's good to take a break, I think it gives us renewed enthusiasm for a bigger piece. Great bargains - you do so well!

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  16. All your projects look great. I really love the Autumn Berries colours too. It actually looks delicious.
    xo Alicia

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  17. Lovely stitching pictures. Another day of great finds. Wishing you more stitching time on the gorgeous family crest.

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  18. You have made good progress on the family crest. Love the Christmas piece.

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