Sunday, February 28, 2021

In My Garden

Snuck another finish in - In My Garden by Blackbird Designs. It’s weird stitching on 28 count with two threads, but I did it!

Had a great stitchy weekend. Too bad tomorrow is Monday. Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work I will go...

Friday, February 26, 2021

Another Start

Continuing my quest to finish up some of the kitted up smalls that were club pieces or other projects that I had intended to stitch in the past. Since I finished the Plum Street piece (previous post) I needed another project to work on.

Last Sunday I started working on “In My Garden” from Blackbird Designs. This was a club kit from the Silver Needle. You can find the pattern in their Sewing Club book. It’s stitched on 28 count Weeks Cocoa Gingham which is quite different from what I am used to, but also quite relaxing!

I hope to have this finished by the end of the weekend. Maybe I can squeeze in one more February finish.

Today I am going to be Zoom, Zoom, Zooming! Take care.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A Country Winter

Well, I had hoped to make an update this past weekend, but life got in the way!

I have another finish! A Country Winter by Plum Street Samplers. This was a club kit from a few years back. I did not stitch the border on purpose. I don’t plan to frame it; I’d rather finish as a small pillow. You’ll also notice a small design change - I did not stitch the snowman either. It just seemed like a quiet, peaceful country scene and it felt to me like another deer was more appropriate. I don’t think Paulette will mind.

An update on Miss Lizzie - as of Tuesday, she is cone free!

This might be my last post for February. The year is flying by. Can you believe that it is March already?

Monday, February 15, 2021

Winter Delivery

Here is another piece I worked on finishing during Saturday’s Zoom call. You might recall that I stitched this last December. I finished it as a small pillow, but it never really felt “finished.”  Lady Dot Creates to the rescue! I ordered some small rick rack in black (the actual color name is Licorice). On Saturday, I hand-stitched the rick rack to the pillow. Now I’m happy with it!

After all of my finishing projects I started another small kit from my stash. I purchased it as a club kit, but I do think the pattern is available now to purchase.

A Country Winter by Plum Street Samplers

Not bad for two nights of stitching, right?

Lizzie is doing well and thanks you all for the well wishes. She has to wear the cone for another week, but trust me, she is back to her Labrador  antics!

Take care and stay warm wherever you are!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Summer House Necklace

One of my groups of stitching friends gets together once a month via Zoom. The Zoom call starts in the morning and continues into the evening. We can come and go as we need to. We Zoomed yesterday. I kept the laundry going in between stitching projects.

The pin disks in yesterday’s post was the first project that I worked on. (Robin, I purchased these kits from The Purple Thread at Needlework Galleria in 2019.)

My second project of the day was to do the finishing on this kit from Stacy Nash called Summer House Necklace. I started stitching it on Superbowl Sunday and worked on it throughout the week. It was a quick stitch and an easy finish!

Little Lizzie was spayed this week. Despite having to wear this cone, she’s still a happy girl!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Chelsea Surprise

Today was very productive; I have lots to share, but it’s late, so let me just give you a little taste.

These sweet little pin disks were very easy to finish. The kits came from The Purple Thread.  Instant gratification!

Lizzie was watching Flosstube with me last Sunday!

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Fraktur Freida

Fraktur Freida is finally finished! (Say that five times really fast!) I started this not long ago and expected to finish it last weekend. Why is it that as experienced stitchers we always think we can get more stitching done than is physically possible?  I worked on her through the week and she is now finished.

Fraktur Freida by La D Da

The pictures are dark, but this actually represents the linen quite well. The design is stitched on Weeks Havana linen. This was a kit from one of the Silver Needle clubs.

Little Lizzie had a play date today with my daughter’s dog, Nala. Nala is just over a year old. Looks like Lizzie is catching up to her!

Monday, February 01, 2021

Acorn Gathering

Acorn & Threads, a needlework store in Portland, OR, hosted an online event yesterday. Close to 200 stitchers from 33 states and two provinces “zoomed” in for the event. We heard about the history of the shop, got to meet the shop’s staff, we met Frony Ritter, the designer of the pattern that was gifted to all of us, and we met a few other needlework celebrities on the call. Acorn & Threads is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!

Once COVID is behind us, I hope to one day visit Acorn & Threads. They are my people!