Monday, May 25, 2020

True Confessions

Hope you are having a nice Memorial Day weekend. The weekend has gone by fast! Hopefully the upcoming shorter work week will also go by fast - right?

I’ve been busy stitching over the past several weeks; working on what I would call “comfort stitching”. One of my projects kind of went awry though.

I purchased this kit at Keepsakes during Stitch Con last summer. It is a Heart in Hand design that was created specifically for Keepsakes. The linen was from Picture this Plus, 32 ct Sand and the fibers were from Colour and Cotton. I was having a delightful time stitching it until I got to the red and white checkerboard on the chicken. It was at that moment that I realized I had made a counting error. Reverse stitching the black thread for that chicken was not an option. I added another row of red and white on the left side of the chicken (look close and you will see it). I ended up putting it in timeout. After two or three weeks, I decided I couldn’t live with it and started it again. This time on 40ct Vintage Country Mocha. It’s finished now and I’m happy with it.

Yesterday, I switched out my stitching that’s displayed in our living room. Brought out the patriotic stitches. Didn’t think I would have much to display, but I had more than I thought!

I also took time to finish a couple of smalls; nothing fancy, just a simple pillow finish. I think my collection of patriotic smalls looks great. It makes me smile.

That’s it for today. Be well. Stay safe.

1 comment:

Robin in Virginia said...

The Keepsake Friends piece is adorable. Enjoyed seeing your patriotic stitches on display, Cathy! Love the smalls in your basket including your newest finishes. Have a good week!