Monday, August 30, 2021

Sunday Stitching

Just a quick update…here’s my current work in progress. Abigail Colby’s Workbasket by Primitive Traditions.

And so begins another work week.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

All Joys For Thine

Where has summer gone? I can’t believe that September 1st is just around the corner. We finally received some much needed rain this weekend. Praying for those affected by the wildfires and those in the path of Hurricane Ida.

I am closing out the month of August with a finish! I started this piece the day I learned of Barb Adams’ passing; it just felt appropriate to stitch something from Blackbird Designs. Barb designed and stitched the model for this piece.

All Joys For Thine from Blackbird Designs

I used the called for linen and threads. I chose to personalize with my maternal grandmother’s initials and birth year.

I also fully finished this small project that has been languishing in the finish pile since June! Earlier this year a couple stitching friends and I took this virtual class. It was a class from Isobel of The Primitive Hare. The class was great fun- conducted in both English and Italian, with participants from several countries.

Tudor Rose by the Primitive Hare

Tudor Rose is stitched on 30ct Primitive Hare linen with GAST fibers, 2 over 2. One of the colors was the very elusive Garden Gate. I had to rely on friends to find enough to finish the checkerboard on back.

I will leave you with a photo of my Lizzie. She was away for 2.5 weeks at obedience camp and is very happy to be home!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Long Overdue Post

Summer is flying by, oh my. I can’t believe that August is half over! It’s been a long, hot summer here in Minnesota, so to be honest, I am looking forward to fall. I’m just not looking forward to what follows!

My stitching time has been spotty. In July, I found myself wanting to stitch something that had been designed by Barb Adams from Blackbird Designs. So, I started All Joys For Thine. I’ve made really good progress on it and could finish it by the end of the month if I stay on task.

Near the end of July, I also started France by Amy Mitten. I finished it last week. This chart is from her Around the World series. I’m going to try to finish a sampler every quarter. I have collected quite a few of these kits over the years.

When I was at the Attic in June, we learned how to hemstitch. I’ve attempted hemstitching before but it never really clicked until we practiced hemstitching at the Attic. On Friday night, I hemstitched the Vierlande sampler from Amy Mitten. I stitched this two or three years ago.

That’s it for today. I’m hoping for a stitchy week this week!