Monday, August 05, 2013

Good Intentions, a Finish and De-Stashing

Well the title says it all, good intentions. Which is what I thought I had to come and make a  new blog post. Somehow, I never got here. But finally, here I be with a small finish called Harvest Moon by Island Cottage Needlearts. I started it ages ago and finally picked it up and completed it. Stitch count is 77 x 56.  It's stitched on 30 count Celadon with Gentle Art Threads. Finishing plans are for framing.


  I also have made some progress on my ES Spot Motif Sampler. I have been enjoying all the bright colors in this one and I managed to get the border to meet after only three tries-LOL  Whew!  I currently am impatiently  waiting on some stash in the mail. Stacy Nash's Summer at Hollyberry Farm, and Promised Lamb by Plum Street Samplers. I have been itching to start these, especially the Stacy Nash piece.


Now in regards to the de-stashing part, I have been slowly getting rid of things that I knew I wasn't going to stitch over the last few months. My focus has primarily gone to samplers.  Theresa at Shakespeare's Peddler had a recommendation on her Facebook page about a lovely lady named Kathy who does EBay consignment. I contacted her and the rest as they say is history. I have sold stuff through her three times. She has been extremely reliable, with great communication and I haven't had not one issue. So, if you are interested in trying to pare down some of your things then please contact Kathy. She is always on the look out for more things to sell. You can contact her at kkrause414@gmail.com and she will be glad to explain how it works.  Tell her I sent you!

Thanks for all your lovely comments in regards to my Sarah's House finish. I appreciate it very much. I am off to stitch. Be blessed friends!

xoxo

19 comments:

Lija Broka said...

That is a beautiful finish! And a nice wip. Well done on de-stashing. I have an eBay account myself, so won't be enlisting other people's help ... though I must say getting round to putting up stuff up there takes time. Hope the lady doesn't take too big a cut.

Daffycat said...

Darling finish, Sharon...and I LOVE the bright colors of your current WIP. Good for you on the destashing!

Melissa said...

Sharon, I like Harvest Moon, very autumn-ish. Lovely, gorgeous colours in the Spot Motif, no wonder you are enjoying it!

Annette-California said...

Harvest Moon is beautiful. Doesn't it feel great to have an old wip done? Congrats on your finish. Spot Motif sampler is stunning. I so love the colors in it. I can relate to you having to restitch the border 3 times. Great accomplishment to have it all match properly:) love Annette

Julie said...

Super little finish. Your sampler is so pretty, the bright colours are beautiful, I always panic when I have a border to stitch, will it match, wont it?

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A beautiful finish, love that house on it! And your sampler... Gorgeous progress!

Mylene said...

Cute finish and love the sampler you've started. Lovely colours.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a cute finish!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your Harvest Moon finish is darling, Sharon and I love, love, love the colors in ya our spot sampler! So gland you got your border to meet up - always a reason for celebration!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your finish--it's adorable! Congrats, too, on getting cash for your stash!

Brigitte said...

Harvest Moon is such a lovely little finish. And your WIP is just gorgeous with all its bright colours.

Margaret said...

What a sweet finish and oh how I love that spot motif sampler - such wonderful colors.

Pumpkin said...

Lovely finish Sharon! I always enjoy seeing what you're working on :)

Three tries???? Oye! I would have given up. Good for you to keep trying ;)

Thanks for the info. Wish I knew you were de-stashing! Always interested in new stuff ;) Do you know her eBay ID?

Melissa said...

Lovely finish :) And boy do I ever love that WIP!!! Beautiful work :)

Melissa

Karoline said...

Lovely finish & the spot sampler is looking gorgeous

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. I've been thinking about destashing some, too.

Scattered Threads said...

Beautiful finish on Harvest Moon and I ABSOLUTEY love the colors in that Spot Motif Sampler.

Goog going you:)
Jackie

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Sharon, Your motif sampler is absolutely stunning! I look forward to seeing the finished project. Lovely blog! Elizabeth,Bluebird Stitches

stitcherw said...

Cute finish, love the bird on the housetop :)
Your sampler is looking very pretty as well, the red pops so well in it, so bright and cheerful.
Sue