Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WIP Wednesday

I am never going to get this piece done at the rate I am going! But I do like stitching on it so I gave it some love over the past few days. (Those biscornus aren't due until October and Christmas is months away!) I am a giant procrastinator!!
This is the last photo I showed you:
 I did some black and got some fill-in done.

Every little stitch counts!

Monday, August 19, 2019

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend

Well, I managed to get some stitching done this weekend despite dropping my youngest at college and working my guild's webpage.
I taught them blackwork earlier this month and I am trying to get the little squares I stitched made into biscornus.

I dyed the aida myself and think it came out rather nice. Now to get 4 biscornus ready so I can teach in October.
Hope everyone got some stitching time this weekend!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness for August

I am behind, as usual, but I wanted to show that I have done a little stitching.
Jo over at    Serendipitous stitching    hosts this SAL and it is always fun to see what everyone else is working on that was a gift, is a gift or has the word gift in it!
This is a gift for my husband's aunt who is in her 90's. I am trying to get it done before Christmas. I'm so slow, it will be a race!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

People's Choice for August

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching hosts this SAL where each month we post on a different theme.

This month it is monochrome.I had hoped that I would have been able to start a new piece by today, but no such luck. But I do have a monochromatic project to show you!
Not much progress, but I am trying to work on it a little each week.
Do you like monochromatic projects? I have a few in my stash that are calling my name, but I am trying to resist! Linda do not tempt me!

Stitching the Same Thing Again

I made this biscornu a while back but now I need to make more. Why? Because I am going to teach it to my local embroidery guild.
Here is the one I originally made:
 Here are the linens I dyed for my guild:

I am stitching a few samples on aida that I dyed:
I want to have a few pieces to pass around the meeting. Also, then I can have a few ready for when I show them how to finish the pieces. But I need to hurry as the meeting is in a few weeks!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

July Recap

I was able to stitch every day on my Christmas Stocking for the month of July. It is looking good!
Here is where I started at the beginning of July:
 And here I am today:
It has been nice to really concentrate on one project. I am thinking about switching projects this weekend. I want to get a little more done on Reptiles this year.

Melissa always asks a question for the WIPocalypse check-in. This month the question was how do you get out of a stitching slump? I did have a bad slump a few years ago. I stitched a little, but not much. I did other things instead-mixed media art was a favorite. But I have stitched for ages, so it was easy to get back into the swing of things.
Happy stitching!

Friday, July 26, 2019

A Little Dyeing

My local library held a dye workshop where we played with grey and black dyes. It was a lot of fun, although I am usually a bright person.
Not sure what I will do with these although I think they are the perfect size for backs of things, if I ever FINISH anything. Sigh.