Monday, 7 August 2017

July stitching update

I'm back with an update on my July stitching.

Some of you may remember that I joined a Stitch Along to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity. I'm pleased to say I have finally caught up, in time for the final quote to be released on 1 September.


Quotes to Live By from Stitchrovia
Stitched on 16 count Antique White aida from Sew it All
with recommended DMC threads
Started 5 March 2017

I've also kept up with my monthly stitching commitments. Here are my July fairy and Lizzie Kate monthly.


A Bit of July by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Blue aida from Sew it All
with recommended DMC threads
STarted 16 July 2017, finished 17 July 2017

July fairy by Lili of the Valley
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Petal aida from Sew it All
with recommended DMC threads
Started 7 July 2017, finished 13 July 2017

Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes following my recent health problems. I'm happy to report I'm feeling much better now.

Until next time

Justine

46 comments:

Tiffstitch said...

Love that inspirational banner. I haven't made the plunge and I should, it's a great cause and well charted. Beautiful stitching on it and the July patterns too! So glad you're feeling a little better.

Shelly said...

Glad you're feeling better, Justine! Quotes looks great and isn't it a great feeling to keep up with a SAL?! I'm 3 or 4 months behind on a Halloween SAL. Very nice stitching on your July projects. Have a good week.

OhSewCrafty said...

Wonderful progress on the quotes SAL, it looks fantastic. The July fairy is cute. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Happy stitching.

Rhona said...

The SAL looks wonderful! I was really tempted to join this one but thought I would wait to see how each piece looked....and then I forgot about it! After seeing yours, I might just bite the bullet and join in! July fairy is adorable (again!) and the July stitching is lovely and bright. So glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the great finishes Justine.

Linda

butterfly said...

What a lovely post of goodies , love all your stitching great SAL.
So happy you are feeling better hugs.

Manuela said...

Wonderful stitching projects.
The little fairy is vey cute.
Best wishes Manuela

Barb said...

Looks like you are almost done with the inspirational banner. It's looking great, love that cute little fairy. Nice pieces all around.

AgnieszkaR said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Wonderful finishes!

Rita JG said...

Beautiful fairy!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Feeling well and beautiful stitching!

Vickie said...

Wow! The quotes are fabulous!! I think July is so sweet. I like the fairy very much and the linen color. :D

Faith... said...

Your July stitching looks great Justine!! I just love the Quotes to Live By, so very inspirational!

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Justine, I'm glad you're feeling better. Those are some absolutely fun and beautiful designs you've been working on. I love the Quotes to Live By piece. I love motivational quotes. Have a great week! Andrea

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Katie said...

Oh I love the way that has came together. Perfect. The colors are beautiful too. Love your two July pieces. I can never keep up with personal SALs so great job indeed. I wish you lots of stitches in your August too.

Maggee said...

Congrats on keeping up with the Monrovia SAL... that is a LOT of stitching! But it is so pretty! And you have also kept up on your monthlies... good going! Cute little mouse! Glad that you are feeling better now! Hugs!

Anthea said...

Great to see your stitching Justine... love all the Quotes To Live By... you take care & look after yourself x

Jenn M said...

The SAL is looking great! I have enjoyed seeing different stitchers' progress on this piece.
Love the little fairy designs: too cute.
Happy days,
Jenn

Beth said...

Like all the different fonts used in Quotes to Live By.

Maggie said...

Quotes To Live By is just wonderful Justine!
Well done with keeping your commitment to the monthly ornaments :-)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. The Quotes SAL looks amazing. I am disappointed I never heard back from her about ordering it as a prize despite numerous messages.
Nice to see you keeping up with the monthly SALs too.

Barb said...

There are so many wonderful sayings on that design. You are doing a good job with being all caught up!

Brigitte said...

So good to read that you are feeling much better by now.
These saying are all great and it's also great to read what this SAL is made for.
Amazing that you could stay up to date with the SAL and with your monthly stitching in spite of not feeling well. Great job, Justine.

Carol said...

I'm happy that all is on an even keel with your health now, Justine! We all have those little "bends in the road" now and then and often come out the other side with a better understanding of ourselves...

Lovely July stitching--the fairy series is adorable and good for you for keeping up with the SAL! Hope you are finding some nice chunks of stitching time this month as well :)

Bethan said...

I love the inspirational banner - such great sayings. Well done with catching up with it all x

Stitching Angel said...

Love the fairy and the Sal, I like the quotes.

Leonore Winterer said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Your stitching looks great!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Glad to read that you are feeling better. Good work in keeping up with your SAL. I always find it difficult.

rosey175 said...

Glad you're on the upward swing now! And wow, that is a fantastic SAL. I'm always amazed at people who can keep up with them without getting distracted by something shiny. July is very festive though it seems a little US-centric. Unless y'all celebrate the getting rid of the troublesome kids over there haha.

Kerryp77 said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better now. So much pretty stitching, I really like the Lizzie Kate and I'm so impressed you've kept up with the stitchrovia sal, I seem to spectacularly fail at keeping up with sals!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Beatiful pieces justine. happy stitching

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

I hadn't seen the Quotes to live by previously, it is a wonderful project.

Stitching Noni said...

Well done on all of your July stitching. Quotes to live by looks great! Love your LK small :o)
Good to hear you're feeling better :o)

The Crafty Princess said...

Hey sweetie, I'm glad you're feeling better. So good to hear. Absolutely loving your SAL for Mind. It's my turn to squeal at your posts. Wheeeeeeee. July and July Fairy are adorable. Well done stunner
xo Alicia

Astrids dragon said...

So close, September will be here before we know it. It looks great!
I love July, especially she fairy, she's adorable.
I'm glad you're feeling better, keep on stitching!

RJ said...

Wonderful stitching Justine. The quotes are all great. I especially love your July LKate stitch. It's so sweet and great colors are used. Most of all I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better. RJ @stitching friends forever

Mini said...

I'm glad that you are feeling better. Great work on the Stitchrovia SAL . Congrats on lovely finishes. I love the fabric used for July fairy.

Pull the other thread said...

Fantastic to hear you are feeling better. Well done in catching up on the sal it looks great. Love the 2 small finishes as well, the fairy is so cute

Kaisievic said...

Your quotes look so amazing, Justine! Your other two pieces are really pretty, too, of course. Well done on keeping up. hugs, Kaye

Sally said...

Love your Quotes Justine. I can't wait to see what the final quote is. I haven't even finished the first part yet!

Lovely LK finishes and those fairies are so cute!

Glad you are doing better now.

Preeti said...

The quote stitching is looking great, Justine! Good to know you are feeling better. The monthly finishes are pretty. Love the fairy, this and the previous ones too:)

Weronika said...

It's great to hear you're better now. Your stitching is wonderful.

Sheryl S. said...

The quotes are amazing Justine and I love the little July fairy.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Quotes is wonderful and the July fairy is absolutely adorable.

Renee said...

You have such cute finishes! I love the Quotes to Live By piece. Beautiful work! I am glad you are doing better. :)