Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Weekend Adventure

Guess where I spent the weekend? It started on Thursday. I escaped the bitter cold temperatures of Minnesota for something warmer in Arizona. Yes, I spent the weekend at the Attic!


After checking in my hotel, I ubered to the Attic where I spent five hours ogling their beautiful shop models, fingered through luscious linens, visited with friends old and new, and stitched a little bit.



One of my purchases was the pattern for Bristol Sampler Emma Sandford from Dutch Street Designs. Optimistically, I purchased some 56 count linen and some beautiful silk fibers. In the picture below, the original Emma Sandford is on the right. The reproduction on the left was stitched by Jean Lea.



I’ll let the rest of the pictures do the talking!











Monday, October 14, 2019

Working on the Village

Not much stitching happening lately, but I did finish another block on the Village of Hawk Run Hollow.

Five down, seven to go.  I love this project, but there’s a lot of stitching in those blocks!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saturday Morning at Galleria

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the window displays at Galleria!







Some of the doors are decorated too.





We won’t be shopping today.  We are taking a class with Sue Hillis called “A Study in Red”.  It’s a red band sampler on a spool with a biscornu on top.


Will be back later!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

St. Charles - Galleria

Yes, you guessed right. I’m at Needlework Galleria. What a fun place to be!


Our day started out with a class from Beth Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes. It’s a cute pumpkin themed pocket. I made good progress for just a couple of hours of stitching.




We spent the afternoon at an antique mall. Found a couple of things that had to come home with me.

Back at Galleria, the early bird shopping began at 6:00pm. Our first stop was Shakespeare’s Peddler. Got up close and personal with Ham Rock. The place to be tonight was in Beth Twist’s room - Heartstring Samplery! I made a few purchases which I’ll have to share on another post.




Tomorrow will be another day!

Road Trip!

It’s been awhile! The adventures of the Alphabet Stitcher and her Partner in Crime are back. They didn’t let us go out into the world alone this time though; we have supervision this trip.



We traveled all day yesterday. Our first and only stop was a new shop to me, my PIC had already been to this one. We stopped at Village Needlework in Marion, IA.  Sadly, they are going out of business. It was and still is a lovely shop with supplies for cross stitch, tatting, knitting and crochet and canvas.  We made a few purchases.



Arrived at our destination last night.  Here’s a clue on where we are:





Hope to have more posts for you throughout the weekend.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Seeing Red

Well, the pre-work won out. This is the beginning of a red band sampler designed by Sue Hillis.


The finished piece is about 24 inches long so I have a little more stitching to do. :)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Snooty Parrot Progress

I’m really enjoying stitching on Snooty, but I have to put it away. Some pre-work arrived which I need to finish for Needlework Galleria in three weeks. I’m really loving Snooty though...

Over the weekend I stitched the apple tree and Adam and Eve. I also stitched the urn of flowers to the left. Love it!


I also picked up some framing over the weekend. This design is called “Never Let You Go” and its from Heartstring Samplery. I thought the red frame complimented the red bricks in the house.


Tomorrow night...pre-work or more Snooty?

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Spring Fling WIPs

Stitchville has had a retreat every Spring for the past ten years. I was doing well at keeping up with the projects until about five years ago! I’ve got to get busy and get back on track.

2019 Project - Blackbird Designs - such a pretty set of stitchy goodness. I need to come back to this sooner rather than later!


2018 Project - Jeanette Douglas - Pity, only the scissors fob is stitched and finished.


2017 Project - Blackbird Designs - part of this project is complete, but I didn't finish the other parts.



2015 Project - With My Needle - I don’t have a picture of this one. Didn’t get into that box on Friday night! A group of us have made a pact that we are going to stitch and finish this one over the next year.

2014 Project - The Drawn Thread - I was so excited for this retreat. I think it’s the stiffness of the linen that has kept me from finishing this one. I don’t have much stitched. Maybe I should change my linen!



I’ll post a weekend stitching update tomorrow night. I need to add a few more stitches to the section I worked on.