Sunday, July 30, 2017

FlossTube #7 and #8 ~ Summer Stitch Day, then Pam & Steph Return From the Road

We attended the first of two consecutive Saturday Summer Stitch Day events, sponsored by Keepsakes LNS in Sharonville, Ohio.  Steph did a fantastic job cruising the tables, showing off the wonderful projects all the stitchers were working on. 

We had a wonderful day with all our stitchy friends. We laughed and stitched...well, probably laughed more than we stitched. It was a great day!!

The next morning we hit the road for Maine, hopefully to see my mom, Steph's gramma, who was in hospice. Sadly, she passed away that day, July 9th, at age 85. So the next week was filled with emotion and memories, and saying our good-byes. 

When we returned from Maine, we had LOTS (two weeks-worth) of stitching news to share!

Steph had stitched on her Tribal Hippo, aka Fiona, exclusively while "on the road" and during the week in Maine, and showed off her progress. And, yes, there IS room for Fiona's booty!

She also showed her progress on:

Sleepy Hollow Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Cow by Bent Creek
Christmas in the Woods stocking by Stoney Creek
All Hallows Eve by Prairie Schooler

Pam didn't get a whole lot of stitching done during the trip, but managed a few stitches in:

Canada Sampler by Stitchrovia
Birch Point by Charles Wysocki
and her
Remembrance Day kit

Steph showed off her latest finish:  Live Simply by Lizzie Kate. She made some great color changes on this cute piece.

We also showed our ornaments. We are all caught up for July!

Steph stitched "Hot Cocoa" by M Designs.

Pam stitched "Yellow Penguin" by Casey Buonaugurio and "Snow Birds" by County Cottage Needleworks.

Next, Pam showed off the piece she had just picked up from her framer at Keepsakes, Lavender & Lace's Angel of the Sea.

Steph showed off the RAKS and haul she received in the last two weeks. Pam also had a little bit of haul, because, let's face it, she's doing Stitch From Stash.

We ended the episode with talking about our future stitching plans, so stay tuned and....

Just Keep Stitchin' !!

Friday, July 7, 2017

FlossTube #6 ~ Pam and Steph Announce a WINNER!

Pam showed her One Nation by ByGone Stitches, back from the framer.

Steph showed her Kitty String by Lizzie Kate, back from the framer.

Our finishes included:

Steph's No Place Like Home (aka Wizardly) by FiddlesticksAu (on Etsy)

Pam's "Snow Day" ornament by square.ology (2016 JCS Christmas Ornament issue).

Our progress report included:

Pam's Remembrance Day (kit from Country Threads in Australia) and Canada Sampler (by Stitchrovia).

Steph's Tribal Hippo (aka Fiona) and Tribal Cat by White Willow Stitching, and her "Not A Creature In Sight" ornament by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery  (2016 JCS Christmas Ornament issue).

Included in our Haul was:

Steph's fabric for her boyfriend's Christmas stocking and CCN's Here Kitty Kitty

Pam's Bite Night by Prairie Moon (purchased on eBay), and the silks she bought for it locally. She also picked up the 2017 Prairie Moon Santa at Keepsakes

Steph also received a RAK from FlossTuber Ampu Stitcher (Amanda): Twisted Heart by Ink Circles (including Amanda's custom charting), Follow Your Heart Snippet by Lizzie Kate. 

She also received from an Instagram follower and non-stitcher Brittany: "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster" by Grannie Panties (on Etsy)

We are looking ahead to a big stitchy weekend, with our monthly First Friday Stitch-In at Keepsakes on Friday evening, followed by the first of two Summer Stitch Saturdays, sponsored by Keepsakes.

We finally announced the winner of our 500 subscriber Give-Away......margaret !!!!!

She received a $50 gift certificate to CONGRATS MARGARET!!

See you next week, and remember to.....


Saturday, July 1, 2017

FlossTube #5 ~ Pam and Steph Channel OPRAH

We've got over 500 subscribers, so it's time for a give-away! The winner will be announced in our next FlossTube episode, #6. You must be a subscriber to our channel, and you must answer the following question: If you came to our 4th of July picnic, what would you bring (excluding beverages)?

Pam showed her two finishes this week: Ye Olde Coffee House, by Little House Needleworks, and the "Not A Creature Was Stirring..." ornament by Casey Buonaugurio, from the 2008 JCS Ornament Issue. She also showed her progress on the "Snow Day" ornament by square.ology, from the 2012 JCS Ornament Issue. 

Steph is trying a daily rotation of her projects. She showed her progress on:

Tribal Cat by White Willow Stitching
Love Bugs by A Needle and Fred
Live Simply by Lizzie Kate
Tribal Hippo (aka Fiona) by White Willow Stitching and
Wizardly by FiddlesticksAu

We showed the very generous RAKs we received from:

Sarah from England
Annie from Crazy Annie's Stitching and
Our Friend Tiffany

The only Haul we had was Oberlin Sampler's Wine, which Pam bought off Staff Unload.

We told everyone about our play date with Nicole, whose FlossTube channel is Buckeye Stitcher. We had a blast!!

Our plans for the following week include working on all our WIPs

See you tomorrow for Episode #6, when we announce our Give Away WINNER!!!!

And, remember.......