Sunday, May 29, 2016


My lovely and talented daughter-in-law, Melissa, brought me this kit.  She saw it at JoAnn Fabrics and thought of me!  She knows me so well!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Breath of Autumn Finish

I finished the stitching on Breath of Autumn by La Di Da yesterday.  This is one of my crazy January starts...and the 26th finished of the 28 starts.  It is stitched on some mystery 32 count fabric with the suggested silks. some of it is stitched over one.....

The other three seasons in the series are all kitted up and waiting in the to-do mountain.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Finished Finish

Hey there, blogging buddies!  Some of you might remember seeing this piece when I stitched it last January.  I had intended to finish it as a flat fold for my friend Marguerite's birthday in May......I got the fabric for the back, and the perle cotton for the chording, and the mat boards to mount it on.....and I figured I had time. 

I woke of Tuesday morning, and panicked!  Tuesday was Marguerite's birthday and I was going to be seeing her that evening for dinner and our EGA meeting, and I hadn't done a thing about the finishing of the flat fold!

I gathered all my materials and supplies, and started 'finishing'!  I did really well until the perle cotton got all tangled as I pulled it off the skein....took an hour to untangle it all, but it got done....I layed it ever so carefully on the back seat so that the glue holding on the chording could dry on my drive, and then shoved it in a gift bag as I got to my destination. 

Happy Birthday, again, Marguerite!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WIP Wednesday - 5- 25-2016

Hello blogging buddies!  I have been busy with German School end of year festivities so I haven't had too much time to stitch, but I am back in the happy chair stitching away today.  I am currently working on La Di Da's Breath of Autumn, should have it done in the next day or so.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Another Finish!

A long time ago, when this design was first released, some friends were either stitching this design over one, or were going to, so I kitted it up with 25 ct Lugana, and then put it in my to-do mountain.  This past January, when I was doing the Crazy January Challenge, and started a new design each day for the first 28 days of January, I came across it, and decided to start it.....and now it is all stitched!  I is stitched with one strand of DMC floss over one fabric thread, and I am really thrilled with the results.  I know just what frame molding I want to use for the frame!

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Finish!

I finished stitching Embroidery Guild by Little House Needleworks recently.  Not sure how I will 'finish' it, probably frame it, but we will see.  This was one of my 28 Crazy January starts, and now there are only 4 left to finish from that marathon start month!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stitch Maynia, Day 15

 

On the 15th Day of Stitch 'May'nia, I started Witch's Stitches by Sue Hillis.  I got the chart a few weeks ago, and at the Get together in LaPorte, Judy from West Virginia, had shown us her completed Witches Stitches.  She had stitched it on an overdyed lavender Aida, and I just loved it so I went in search of a similar linen or evenweave.  I found one at House of Stitches!  I pulled all the floss for it the other day, and enjoyed most of my stitching time on Sunday.






I did run into a problem though.  I pulled a bobbin of #209 (the one on the left)  but when I stitched with it, the color just didn't seem to work with the other floss colors.  So I checked my floss again, and pulled another bobbin of #209 (the one on the right).  It was a different 'shade'!   That shade worked better so I pulled out all the stitches with the first bobbin of #209, and restitched it with the second bobbin.  I have heard of people having problems with dye lots but this is the first time it has happened to me!