Friday, 31 May 2019

Smalls SAL 2019 May

I finally assembled Cardinal Tweet.  I tried making a tail using a large red paper clip but I wasn’t happy with how it looked so my Cardinal isn’t getting a tail.  I think he looks fine either way.

Here is the Blue Jay all assembled and no tail same as the cardinal.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Birthday cards

I have been busy making cards.  This is the first year that I’m making cards for family and friends, so I’m trying to make different types of cards.

The first card was for my youngest son Jordyn who turned 25 on Saturday of the long weekend.   Here is the card I made for Jordyn.  It is called a Peek a Boo card.  You show one image and then when you open the card it changes to another one.
Here is the surprise on the inside ... a picture of a unicorn cake.  Our family has a weird sense of humour.  He thought it was very funny.
The second card is for my sister Pam who turns 44 next Sunday.  She loves The Little Mermaid, so I created a water themed card.  It started out as a double Z card, but then I decided to make it into a shaker card as well.  That is when it wouldn’t fold like a Z anymore because the double sided foam you use to make the shaker part.  It was too thick to fold.  So now it is a V shape when it stands up.  If you know the story of The Little Mermaid you will notice that I took the liberty of adding a few other fish to the story from Finding Nemo.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my fellow cross stitching moms.  This is the card I made for my Mother-in-law, unfortunately I mailed it late and she hasn’t received it yet.

The is called a pop-up box card.  It folds flat, so you can mail it.

Here is the back view where I sign my name.

Here is how the card looks when it is opened.  My husband suggested adding a placemat to sit under the box so we have a place to write a message to his mom.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Fully Finished Gallery #4

I only fully finished 1 item.  I decided to frame Let’s Visit Canada instead of making it into a Canadian flag.  I used a 12” x 12” frame used for displaying scrapbook pages.  I thought a square frame would work best for this project.

I am in the process of assembling Cardinal TweetBlue Jay and Bluebird Tweet.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Blue Jay - update #2

I’m almost finished the Blue Jay.  I just need to add the beads tomorrow.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Blue Jay - update #1

Last night, I started the Blue Jay using the Cardinal Tweet pattern.  I completed the outline of one side and started working on the other side.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

May Goals

May Stitching Goals
Start & Finish Blue Jay ornament (using Cardinal Tweet pattern)
Start & Finish Floral April block
Start & Finish Floral May block (May 15)
Finish something from my FFG pile (May 10)
Stitch something small for the 2019 Small SAL (May 

Other Hobbies May Goals
Create and mail 3 cards this month... 
Mother’s Day card for my Mother-in-law Jean (May 12).
My youngest son Jordyn’s birthday (May 18).
My sister Pamela’s birthday (May 26).
Gardening - plant some flowers after May 24 long weekend.

April Stitching Review
Finish March block - YES
Floral April block (April 15) - NO
Finish something from my FFG pile (April 10) - YES, Just Nan’s Gingerbread Angel Mouse, Charles Craft Snowman (front & back) mattress ornament, Just Nan’s Holly Bows pincushion
Stitch something small for the 2019 Small SAL (April 26) - YES, Blackwork Anemone SAL

Other Hobbies April Review
A-Z Challenge (Zentangle) - YES
Finish & mail Denise’s card (April 16) - YES
Think about cards for May. - YES

I also finished stitching the Cardinal Tweet last night.  I hope to have it assembled for the FFG this month.