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

39 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. Congrats on all of the great finishes Justine.

    Linda

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

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

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

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

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  10. Feeling well and beautiful stitching!

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

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

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  13. 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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  15. 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.

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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

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

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

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  21. 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.

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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!

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  31. Beatiful pieces justine. happy stitching

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

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  33. 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)

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  34. 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

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  35. 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!

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  36. 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

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  37. 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.

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  38. 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

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