Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
These are the free Gingerbread Houses from Handblessings Designs. Eileen Gurak releases three new ones every three months, and I am all caught up until the next release which is scheduled for Septeber.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The rest of the stitchers had already completed most of the stitching and were just finishing up the stitching and attaching beads, but I diligently worked on my Jessica stitches ( and there are many versions of that stitch on this piece!) It was an enjoyable morning, and I am happy to report that my Jessica stitches were looking great! (after many attempts)
After the class ended, I stopped in at Welcome Stitchery for just a few things..... A friend was there and we went and had what was planned as a quick lunch. Lots of great conversation turned it into a 'not so quick' lunch.
Then I drove over to the UFO stitching group (meets every 3rd Saturday of the month in Crystal Lake) which was already in progress. More time to stitch on my Merry Bells and conversation with friends.
After a quick stop at Hobby Lobby for some beads and crystals (they were 50% off) a headed home.
Dinner was an unexpected yummy deep dish pizza Lou Malnati's with John and a bottle of wine......
It was great day!
Thursday, July 13, 2017
It was an enjoyable stitch, once I learned how to count, that is.....can't even begin to tell you how many times I had to rip out the borders before I get it right.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Thursday, July 06, 2017
One of the stitchers that attends our get together in LaPorte each year had the chart and each year, those interested can put their name in a hat, for custody of the chart for one year. This year I was the lucky winner of the draw!
It really was very enjoyable to stitch! I used 27 count pyramid banding, and stitched it over 2 fabric threads with 2 strands of Waterlilies Oasis. I need about 2 1/2 skeins, and the stitched part is 36 inches long.