Friday, August 31, 2018

Stitching Witch Framed

This is a cute design by Sue Hillis that I stitched in 2016, and it sat in the finishing pile ever since, with the frame, I might add. 

She is finally all framed and ready to hang!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Rocky Mountain Christmas Framed

Here it is!   I ordered the frame and mat so long ago, I forgot what I ordered!  But I love it! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WIP Wednesday 8-29-2018

It's Wednesday again, and although I made some great progress on the WIP I showed you last week, I had to put it aside yesterday, and start on this model for Sue Hillis.  I need to get this stitched up as quickly as possible.  It has lots of big blocks of the same color, so it shouldn't take too long.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WIP Wednesday 8-22-2018

Here it is Wednesday again, and I have picked up another WIP to hopefully get done.  This is a round robin piece with a long story.  It is Marguerite's piece, and she stitched one section, the second stitcher stitched the second section.  Then the third stitcher had it for over a year (probably 2) and didn't do much.  I got it quite some time ago, but just couldn't get to it.  I finally picked it up and am doing the third stitcher's section right now, almost ready to start the backstitching.  Then I have my own section to do........

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Linen and Things 2017 Mystery Sampler Part 5 is Finished!

I know I am way behind on this stitch-a-long, but it's getting there!  I finished part 5 this past weekend.  I am stitching this on 25 count vintage mocha linen, over one fabric thread with one strand of Valdani floss. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

IHSW Report and a Finish!

I did manage to get in some quality stitching time, despite being a busy weekend! 

Here is Bent Creek's Flag of Stars that I finished stitching.  It was a very nice change of pace for me.  It is stitched on 18 count linen ( I didn't even know it came in that size!) over two fabric threads with perle cotton!  It was a quick finish!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dreaming of Tuscany Framed

I picked this beauty up from the framer today!  Just in time to be gifted tomorrow!  So glad this was done in time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WIP Wednesday 8-15-2018

 Two WIPs this week, first is Flag of Stars by Bent Creek.  This one is a great change of pace, it is work on 18 count linen over two fabric threads with one strand of perle cotton.  It's a kit and although the linen is very stiff, it is fun to stitch.
And on the other end of the spectrum is Part 5 of the 2017 Linen and Threads mystery sampler, which I am stitching on 25 count vintage mocha with one strand of Valdani floss over one fabric thread.  Love working on this one too!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Dreaming of Tuscany Finish

Finished in time to be framed for the 50th Anniversary party!  Frame and mats were already ordered, so I should have it back in a few days.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Rocky Mountain Christmas Finish

This was my oldest WIP - actually a work in slow progress - started 2-20-2006 and finally finished on 8-9-2018 (with lots of other finishes in between!)  It took 275 hours of stitching.

When I started this, I read the instructions that said to use 3 strands on 28 count, so that's what I did.  If I had to do it over again, I would only use 2 strands, I find the 3 strands bulky and they don't look as neat as I would like, but it is done!  Frame and mats were ordered a few months ago, so off the framer today and hopefully a short turn around.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

St. Clare, Patron Saint of Needleworkers

August 11 is the feast of St. Clare, who is the patron saint of needlework. There are patrons for many, many things, so you shouldn’t be surprised that needlework has its own patron.

If you don’t know much about St. Clare, she was the daughter of a noble family in Asissi and a friend of St. Francis. She was called to the life of the Franciscans and became the first Franciscan nun. It’s because of her that the order is commonly called “Poor Clares.”
She is the patron of needlework because she was a fine embroiderer and her convent made vestments and liturgical pieces for the Franciscans.

Happy feast of St. Clare!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy World Cross Stitch Day

I hope you spend lots of time stitching today!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

WIP Wednesday 8-8-2018

This week's WIP Wednesday stitching is Rocky Mountain Christmas.  Just a little more backstitching left to finish up!

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Framing Finish

Well, I didn't frame it, but I picked it up from Welcome Stitchery.  Happy to have it home again!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

WIP Wednesday 8-1-2018

Posting a day late, but better late than never.....

Here we are at 9 1/2 weeks, 256 hours of stitch.  I will be going to Welcome Stitchery on Monday so Monica can order the frame and mats, then will take it back home to finish.....

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

July Progress and August Goals

Well, I did a good amount of stitching in July, but I had no finishes.  I mainly stitched on Dreaming of Tuscany, and I am almost done!  I did however, get 3 things on my finishing list finished, and started 2 more!  

July Progress and August Goals
Rocky Mountain Christmas 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 
Linen & Threads 2017 Part 5
Dreaming of Tuscany  worked on it
Hardanger Heart 
Diamond City Lights  worked on it

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   journey bag
20.   Snow Sampler
21.   Fox Embellishment square
22.   Foxy Fob

Future New starts
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Walking on Water’s Edge

Finishing list
Grand Hotel  finished
Landon’s Stocking
Amy’s Stocking  finished
Amy’s Bus Stop  finished
Camping  finished
Ronald McDonald House picture
Present for Sewing Well
4 season’s hearts
Scissors fobs
Photo booths
Stille Nacht
Needlework Witch
Stop to Think
BBD Blue Alphabet
Gold Tree  worked on it
Green Tree ornament
Valentine flat folds  worked on it