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June ISHW and SFS

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Well I figured I would just wait to do my IHSW post when it got closer towards the end of the month so I could also do my SFS post at the same time.

I spent about $3 this month on 2 different packages of beads at Hobby Lobby.

I'm still not 100% sure which of the bead types I'll use but I figured I can figure that out when I get to it. I got a packet of Mill Hill petite glass beads - 40161 and Mill Hill glass seed beads - 00479.  The blue ones are seed beads that I had already in my stash.  The petite beads are the ones I was thinking of getting simply because they are iridescent and shiny but the seed beads are the same size and the white is still shiny. When I asked Thomas, he said to go with the seed beads but I figured I'd ask my gals too.  So what do you think?  Petite or seed?

 Not the best pictures since it was hard for me to get a good picture and show the difference between the two.

I think I might go with the seed beads just because they would match the size of the…

July WIPocalypse

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Well I think I'm just going to have to come to terms with the fact that I am horrible about doing these blogs on time. :)

Question for this month: It's halfway to Christmas.  Do you start your holdiay stitching this early?  If so, what do you hope to accomplish this year?

Yes, and no.  Normally I don't if only because I never think about it and I'm HORRIBLE with deadlines and never seem to get the projects done by Christmas. When that happens, I end up just giving the WIP to show the project and let the recipient (normally a family member) know that this is what I'm working on and will be given to them when done. It's what I did last year with Joseph's Dragon Wall Hanging. This year however, I'm working on a stocking for Emma and I hope to get a few ornaments done as gifts for various people but I'm not sure if that will happen so I'm not going to stress about it.

My goal for the stocking is to have the stitching done by Thanksgiving so I can se…

July 4th weekend...

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First off let me say that I got practically no stitching done over the holiday weekend and I'm okay with that. ^_^

Got to spend Friday and Sat with the in-laws and Sunday with my family.  Jason and Sarah brought Emma for the family get together so I was supper excited to finally get to see and hold her.  She was sleeping when they arrived and I got to hold her. She's a cuddle bug! She was completely content to sleep on my chest all curled up.

Not the best picture quality because I was taking the selfie with my phone.  Which is another thing Thomas and I did over the break, get new phones! We both got the Samsung Galaxy s5, his is black and mine is white, and actually the camera takes much better pictures it was just hard for me to do with one hand. lol

Isn't she adorable?  I know, I'm slightly biased.  I was also asked to be her Godmother!! Of course I said yes! So I'm not only an Aunt but a Godmother! ^_^

Emma's hair is turning brownish now rather than the jet…