Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the United States of America!


Today is also the first Saturday of the month and People's Choice SAL. This is the brainchild of Jo over at  Serendipitous Stitching
The choice this month is the designer you stitched the most. I cannot go count them all, but I think Mill Hill will win. Nor will I bore you with all my little stitching projects that I have stitched. (I doubt I even have photos of them all!)  But I have been very good about not buying any more of them as I have quite the stash. The problem is there is a new one that has been released that I would love to do for a very dear friend.
What do you think? Should I order it and stitch it up for her?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

WIPocalpse for June-Mid-Year Recap-Photo heavy!

This is the brain child of Melisa and she has a Check-in post here
She asked how we are doing with our goals so far.  Well, not too bad, but not as far as I had hoped on a few of them.
1. MH 1656, My Beloved
Well, I haven't touched it for a month. I need to pull this piece out and get this Montenegrin Stitch DONE!
Here is a view of it without the last few bands.

2.Drawn Thread Sampler by Gay Ann Rogers
Haven't touched it. All year. SAD.
3.Art Quilt:
Haven't touched it in a few months, but I hope to get back at it soon.
4.Butterfly-Alesandra Adelaide STITCHED! (But I can't find it or a photo of it finished!!!)
5. Lotus Box by Teri Bay
Haven't touch it!
6. Reptile: Not a single stitch.
7.Autumnal Abstractions by Joni Stevenson
I have started working on this again:
8. L. Genders by Brenda Gervai
Finished!
9. No new Santa by Janet Zickler Casey
10. No new heart by Gay Ann Rogers
11. Enchanted Pumpkin by Mill Hill Beads
12. Inchies by Kathy Reese
I finished one and am starting another that I am videoing so my guild can follow along:
13.Agnus Dei by Modern Folk Embroidery
14. Group Correspondence Course-Haven't touched it!!
15. Mandala Musings-Haven't touch it!
16. Linen and Threads Mystery SAL 2020
I have stayed caught up on this one. A miracle!
17.I have a project that is a gift for a friend...If I ever finish it!
18. Fully Finished projects- I did get Uncle Sam's Hat fully finished.
19. EGA Wool project for my local guild: Fully Finished!

Well, I hope you enjoyed all the eye candy. I need to get to work! Not as much done as I hoped, but I am enjoying what I am currently stitching. And that is why I stitch!














































Friday, June 26, 2020

Playing in the Dye Bath Again

I have been wanting to dye fabrics again. It is the perfect time to do this as the weather is warm and the dyes like that.
Here are some of the things I did:




I have no clue what I will do with these, but I am having fun!

Monday, June 22, 2020

End of The IHSW Post June

I did manage to get some stitching time on my pieces this weekend.



Agnus Dei was further along than I showed on Friday so it looks like I got quite a bit of stitching done on it. I find it relaxing to work on first thing in the morning.
AA, as I fondly call it, is moving along. I hope to make some serious progress on this as I want to start a new project(or two) in July.

Hope you had a good weekend. We are getting some rain, which we needed and that will help the weeds grow. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow?

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Totally Useless SAL

I think I am correct on my new moon dates....
What is a Totally Useless SAL? It is just photos of your orts-left over bits and bobs from stitching and sewing.  I have been working on my #100daysofhearts2020 project, and so my jar contains some fabric:


Friday, June 19, 2020

International Hermiting and Stitching Weekend for June 2020




This is the weekend that is set aside for doing some extra stitching. Or at least trying to remember to post about  that stitching.
My plan is to get some work on my Autumnal Abstractions by Joni Stevenson.  A group of ladies from my guild are holding Zoom meetings to work through our issues. It was a workshop we took in 2015(?). And NOT my oldest WIP!
I will also try to stitch Agnus Dei. I find it relaxing to work on it when I don't want to make decisions. The count is tiny and it is hard for me to stitch if I don't have enough light on the project.












Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A bit of a Finish

I was able to get the June section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler stitched:
I decided against putting my initials and the date in as I am afraid I will get distracted and start a new project.