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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

And then there was stitching...

Quick post to share some of the things I have been working on since my last post. Most days I am grateful for time to stitch and updating this old blog is not a priority. I know that there are still a quite a few of you who like to peruse the blogs though and I also need to keep the Mad Tatter happy!

Last month I finished up this wool pouch. It was a class piece at Needlework Galleria last fall with Summer House Stitche Workes. It was a fun project!  It’s called Pumpkin Patch Pouch.  Love the fall colors!

Also from Needlework Galleria, this little make and take kit from Hands on Design. The inside was all pre-assembled and ready - all I had to do was cross stitch the outside, then sew the two together. It turned out okay. I always struggle making those corners look good. It’s called “With this needle, I thee thread”!

Two weekends ago, I finished up another block on the Village of Hawk Run Hollow.  Six down and six to go.  Those blocks are solid and very deceiving - they take much more time to stitch than you would expect.

I have one more finish to share but I’ll save it for another post. Let me leave you with a snap of the pretty flowers I received from my daughter on Mother’s Day.