Thursday, April 25, 2019

V is for Vertical

 Can you even see the vertical stitching?

The black stitching on the left is Vertical Diagonal stitch. I love how Gay Ann has us do layers upon layers.

What to do for W?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

U is for Underneath

 I know most stitchers do not show their "backside" and you know I rarely do! This sampler is supposed to be reversible. Obviously, it is not. But I don't think the back is too bad.
 Here is the front of the same section.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

T is for Tall (Photo Heavy)

 Tall Year Squared by Betsy Morgan is my big finish of the year. Thanks Diane S. and Mary D. for all your help and encouragement.
 Summer panel
 Fall panel.
 Winter panel.
 Spring panel.
Etui open with scissors fob and pin cube.
Several things I would like to mention if you are thinking about this piece. First, I would stitch on one piece of linen paying attention to the direction of the fabric. Having all the different colors is fun, but the construction would have been better with just one linen piece. Secondly, I would have used mat board instead of pellon to make the box. It is just too wobbly and so the panels bow and the lid does not stay on.
Thank you  Inspirations   
It was from their Issue 93.

Monday, April 22, 2019

S is for Shakespeare

 Well, Shakespeare's Peddler.  This is Here Lie my Needles and I really do love this piece.
But my eyes have a difficult time seeing the 40 count linen so it doesn't get as much love as I would like.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

R is for Rhodes Heart

 I love the Rhodes stitch and this is a nice variation made into a heart.
  I did the first sample using Neon Rays for the heart.
This one I just used DMC floss. Both are nice. The pattern is from EGA and called For the Love of Stitching by Mary Bush. It is a Petite Project put out by the guild for members/chapters to use. My local guild, Mississippi River Valley Chapter 
 stitched it last month and is planning on finishing the project in May.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Two Letters: Q and......

 First up is Queen since this series was made of Queen Catherine the Great. Ok She wasn't a queen but a Czarina. I had to find something!
 Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching is hosting an Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop today. You go to her blog and find the first person and hop to everyone's blog to find the phrase. I don't think she put a Q in there, but you never know!
I made this little bunny ages ago and decided to send it to my mom for Easter. Not sure it arrived yet, but I hope she likes it!
Here is the next letter in Jo's phrase. Hmmmm.
 If you want to continue playing, hop on over to
Happy Easter Everyone!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

P is for Pulled

 I managed to finish all the pulled thread on this little heart. It went fast although I did it in the wrong place several times.
I am finding keeping up with this blog challenge and the #100dayproject on Instagram quite difficult. Must remind myself to do one or the other next year....