Jul 6, 2016

Freebie, Finish, and App Review


FREEBIE
What screams warm weather and summer more than flip flops?  NevaSirenda at DeviantArt created this cute bookmark.  This design is simple enough that you could swap out colors you prefer. Perfect for summer reading!


Click HERE to download the chart.


FINISH
I have a finish!  This was a stitch-along hosted by Palko in Hungary.

Design: Words 2016 SAL*
Designer: Palko
Fabric:  32ct Dusty Rose Evenweave
Fibers:  DMC
Started: January 22 ~ Finished: July 5, 2016
Other SAL projects can be seen HERE.

*I created the border using a portion the chart,
Argentina.

28 comments:

Kellyanne Merry said...

Congratulations on your finish.It is beautiful Meari, and I love the colours you used.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful finish -- I really like it. Judi in Phoenix

htimcj said...

Your finish is beautiful!
I have the same app your have. I really like it so far but I do wish we could add our own designers and types of threads. I do have a few odd ball threads that I can't put in and a couple of designers that aren't listed. I just use the misc. category for those.

CatsnCorgis said...

Meari,

Fantastic finish. I love your choice of colors. Thanks for the tip on the App. I do have a question. Do you have it on both your phone and tablet? If you do, do they cross synchronize?

Thanks,

Sally

Anonymous said...

Your Words SAL is beautiful, Meari!

Karin in CA

Katie said...

Cute Freebie Thanks for sharing. Love your finish! Too perfect. Of course I love the colors. I love the XStitch app too! I agree with your review.

Barb said...

Beautiful Stitch Along. I love it.
Great job on it.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your Words SAL finish! Your color choice is great. Thank you for the link to the flip flop bookmark!

gominam said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! Love the colors😊

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Beautiful finish! I love the colors, the design, it's just lovely. And thank you for the review of the Xstitch App. It sounds interesting and pretty easy to use. I may have to invest.

*-* said...

Very pretty, well done.
K.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely finish, Meari. You used beautiful colours for it.
I can't say anything about the app - I'm too old-fashioned to use such things, lol. But it sounds very interesting.

Thoeria said...

A gorgeous finish Meari!
I have the app on my phone. I'm not much of a journal keeper so haven't used that feature. The thread catalogue is useful but it takes a long time to set up, especially if you have most of the dmc threads! They should have included a select all feature then you could go and just deselect the few you don't have. Would love to add threads and designers that are not listed ....overall it's not a bad app.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your finish. It's very nice.

The app sounds interesting.

Lynne

Cricket-bug Corner said...

The finish is so pretty! I have been thinking about getting that app. I have been packing so doing inventory isn't appealing. I think I will do it when I unpack! Reading about it made me decide to do it though

Debbie said...

Congrats on the finish!

The app sounds very interesting and definitely worth a look. It would be so nice to have an easy inventory system.

Donna Pheneger said...

Your finish is beautiful! Congratulations!
I've not tried that app - I already have one that's not too bad but it doesn't keep my inventory very well. :-(
Thanks for the freebie - it sure is cute!

Melinda said...

I haven't tried the APP but I am going to check it out. Your Finish is beautiful - I love your color choices.

Thanks for the link to the flip flop Freebie. Perfect for me.

Carol said...

Your SAL finish is just lovely, Meari! Thanks for the link to all of the others--I do really like the colors you chose :)

Haven't tried the app--I am always a bit behind anything where technology is involved!! Glad you are enjoying it!

Hope you are enjoying July so far and managing to stay cool...

Faith... said...

Words looks great Meari! I really like it, congrats on your finish.

KimM said...

Thank you for the link to the freebie and the app review. I'll have to look into it.
xxx

Sarah Lindfield said...

Hohhot such a pretty finish Meari, as always your stitching is beautiful. Love the freebie flip flops too 😊

stitcherw said...

Your finish of Words is gorgeous! Love the design and the coloring, congrats on a beautiful finish. The app you found looks fun. While I have a smart phone and laptop, never been brave enough to try some of those specialty apps that are out there, I still get confused just doing the basics with them. Maybe one of these days I'll give them a go......

Nancy M said...

Hi Meari! I don't read blogs much anymore, but when I remember to check Bloglovin I'll read some. I've been using Xstitch for awhile and I just use the "kitted" section to add all my charts there so I can have a photo of them. I don't "kit"'anything until I'm ready to stitch it. So that has worked for me so far because I like a photo of it too. I did suggest that to the developers too. With all the designers listed I can't believe there isn't one they don't have listed! Awesome app. Love it for shopping for threads too.

cq4fun said...

That's a wonderful finish. I like the crossword and the flowers intermixed, as well as the grape for the MC. Congratulations on a finish.

Vickie said...

Beautiful finish! Love your colors. I haven't not used that app...but I think I might have to check it out.

Pam said...

Hey Meari! I too have the x-stitch app and I enjoy it. I love the fact that I can double check to see if I've already bought a chart when I'm at my LNS so that I dont buy 2.
I like it A lot more now that i've learned the "trick" to adding photos. You add the photo's in the Journal section not the Charts & Kit's section (where you have to buy credits).

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a beautiful finish!

That sounds like a really cool app for anyone who cross-stitches.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party.