Monday, January 26, 2015

More Pre-Work Stitching

My goal was to have this done by the end of January. I don't think that will happen, but it should be finished soon thereafter. Between last night and tonight I stitched a couple of the smaller pieces.

Four more pieces to go.

Stitching friends located in the Northeast...stay warm and stay safe!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For Your Viewing Pleasure

I picked up some framing yesterday. A couple of weeks ago I took advantage of some coupons offered by JoAnn's. Finding something to be framed was not a problem; I have a closet full of stitching that needs to be framed.

This was stitched in 2011 as part of the Crazy Challenge. It was one of 15 pieces that I finished that year (actually, I think I only finished 14). Anyway, it was one of my favorite projects!

Quaker Medallion Sampler
C Street Samplerworks

Now I just need to find the perfect place to hang it.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

No Stitching Today

...but I do have something fun to share with you. There are a couple of gals at work that I have worked with for a number of years. Every year I stitch an ornament for them. One of the gals gave me this coffee mug with pictures of the ornaments on it.

Cool, huh?

Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Randje - Week 4

Really no stitching to speak of this week until tonight. The new Randje per Week were posted and so I settled on that tonight for a quick and easy stitch.

Tomorrow I hope to resume my pre-work for Tulip Tray.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 19, 2015

We Interrupt This Program...

Taking a short break from my Tulip Tray pre-work to get started on one of our guild projects - Sojourner Sampler from Heart's Ease Examplar Workes. Doesn't look like much, but hey, I've got it started!

Check out Theresa Baird's blog for a picture of this beautiful sampler and more information on some of her other designs!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Note About Randje

A couple of you have asked about the banding I am using for my Randje per Week project.

It is 28 count linen banding and it is about 6 3/4 inches wide. The edging patterns when posted can be adjusted to fit any width. I purchased my banding at my LNS, Stitchville. I bought the last of the red. They do have some with green and with blue colored edging. The challenging part is finding a piece of banding that is long enough. The Randje blog recommends about 8 feet of banding. The longest piece that Stitchville had was 6 feet. I decided I was okay with that.

I'm sure some of the other larger needlework stores probably also carry banding. If you are thinking about doing this project you may want to check around a bit to see what your options are.

Good luck!

Happy Stitching!

Four Down, One More Panel to Go!

I finished up the fourth panel today. One more panel to go. I have a bottom to stitch and some other smalls to complete the set. I'm happy with the progress I've made.

I'm going to take a little break from this. Our guild is stitching the Sojourner Sampler from Heart's Ease Examplar Workes. Since I was the "instigator," I think I better get started on mine. Smile.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Randje - Week 3

Stitched the two edges for this week. Instant gratification!

Happy Stitching!