Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Biblical String

I have a friend who has been on bedrest for like a month and has about another month before the baby comes so I stitched this up to send in a card.

I hope she likes it.  I tried Thread Heaven for the first time.  It didn't do much for the fraying ends of the Light Effects but the thread did seem to lay better.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Stitch from Stash Update - August 2015

**Stitch from stash recorders!  I changed my blog name!  It used to be "Gadget's Joyful Page."**
Month: August
Total Spent: $60.65
Total earned: $10.00
Carryover: $3.37 (I think that's a record low for me)

I went on a bit of a spending spree this month, I'll admit.

But now sadly, I'm on a week's rest because my carpal is acting up.  It's so hard to resist the lure of string!

I had three quick starts and finishes

I also started "Strawberry Fields Forever"

And continued to work on my Butterfly Rose Cross

Monday, August 17, 2015

Name Change

No, you have not arrived at the wrong blog.  After over five years of blogging, I decided to rename "Gadget's Joyful Page."  Same me.  Same string.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Knitting Circle Day (and yet another giveaway!)

It was the third Saturday of the month.  Time for knitting and crochet time at my local library!  Let me share some of my progress.

This is my Flag Afghan, a free pattern from Lion Brand.
I finished my second red stripe today and started my second white, Then I get to add blue! (It's an American Flag)
The yarn is Lion Brand Heartland

My Mom requested a vest for Christmas.  I found a pattern in a back issue of Crochet World.
The yarn is also Lion Brand Heartland.

An Afghan Shawl using Lion Brand Homespun
Also, check out Nancy's newest giveaway of boxed floss at her blog.  The drawing is Sept 1.

Another finish!

I have diligently been working on my granddaughter's 2014 ornament.

First Star
SamSarah (2014 JCS Ornaments)
30 ct. evenweave
DMC Threads

Monday, August 10, 2015

My First 2015 Ornament! And also a giveaway (not mine)

I did all the finishing on Cookie Monster today and he is all ready for the tree.  Adèle was already looking at it and saying "cookie" so I'm sure he'll be a hit at Christmas.

Also, Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a glorious giveaway.  Click for details

Sunday, August 9, 2015


My youngest, Adele is quite fond of Cookie Monster.  We got her the talking Cookie Monster that eats cookies last Christmas and a regular stuffed one for her birthday and she was thrilled.  I was going to make her a Cookie Monster ornament for Christmas 2014 but I couldn't figure out how I wanted to finish it so I stitched Tweet Gift instead.

I was looking at ornaments yesterday and I got a few finishing ideas that would work so I stitched it today. I had a pattern for Cookie's whole body but I only stitched his head.

I'm either going to frame it in plastic canvas or put a border on it and make it a double sided ornament.  I haven't decided yet.

I also started another ornament but there isn't much to show yet.