July Wrap-Up

For the month of July, I started 16 projects and finished 15.  Mostly they were small projects that have been sitting on the to-do list for a while.  One was a former UFO.

July 2nd — started & finished “2000 years ago” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 3rd — started & finished “The Angels Sang” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 4th — started and finished “Shepherds Watched” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 5th — started and finished “Wisemen Came” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 6th — started and finished “In A Stable” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 7th — started and finished “As Bethlehem Slept” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 8th — started and finished “Mary & Joseph” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 9th — started and finished “Sweet Baby” by Shepherd’s Bush

July 10th — started and finished “Candy Cane Cat” by Chessie & Me

July 11th – 13th — started and finished “Cat” by La-D-Da

July 14th — started “Heartland Sampler” by the Scarlett House — I only have page 1 finished.

July 17th — started & finished “Bee”

July 20th — finished “Beekeeper’s Cottage” by Shepherd’s Bush — started it in 2014 or 2015

July 22nd – July 26th — started and finished “Beach-y Mood”

July 27th -28th — started and finished “The Lord is Good” by LizzieKate

July 29th – 30th – started and finished “Bee Kind” by LizzieKate

July 30th — started “Scatter Kindness” by Shepherd’s Bush — the frog has been hanging around this one!  Also FFO’d 3 projects — the two Christmas ornaments for my sons at home and another old Christmas one.

I have listed more items on Etsy — some 40 count lambswool linen (done with that!  The piece is HUGE!)  and some patterns.

Plans for August:  Frames should be coming tomorrow for Bee, Beekeeper’s Cottage, Cat, and Beach-y Mood.  Framing those and finishing a few others as wall hangings and one as a bellpull (wish me luck on that one.)  School will be starting soon — next week perhaps — so my stitching time will be cut way back.

I’d like to try the beeswax on the threads for Heartland Sampler.  I’d like to finish Scatter Kindness.  My started projects (there are 6) are all big and not likely to see any love this month, though you never know.  I need to stitch one more ornament but can’t seem to find one I like (or rather, that I think the recipient would like.)  Nothing is set in stone as you never know what a day will bring nor do I know how I will feel.  Autoimmune diseases are unpredictable and I can be fine one day and flattened the next.

I love to look at other stitchers’ work so if you have a cross stitch blog or page somewhere let me know.  I am the only stitcher I know (in person) and I am inspired by others’ work.

Happy stitching!



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