Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Stitching Area

Christine and Gary over at Fiber Talk have often discussed their stitching areas. So I was thinking about where I stitch and took a picture EARLY this morning. We are talking 5:00 am people! I did not clean up or straighten up. Yes, that is a cup of tea by my spot.
 The frame was made by my son after I kept complaining that the one I had kept dropping my stitching pieces. No, he does not sell them. He is too busy with engineering right now. (0r that is what he tells me!)
 This is my K's Creation Frame. I have had it for years and I love it. I keep thinking about putting a Santa or a heart on stretcher bars and ignoring the fact that I have company on Thanksgiving!
So where do you stitch? I may even take a photo of my basement next to show your where my stitching lives....

Monday, November 20, 2017

More Whitework

I have been stitching on this in the evenings for at least 30 minutes. I know my tension is bad and my back is a mess, but I don't care. It is fun and I am enjoying it. But will I want to stitch on Drawn Thread Sampler when this is done?
I will again tell you to take a class from Terri Bay if you have a chance. Excellent teacher.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Day Behind

Yesterday was Gifted Gorgeousness hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching
She has been finishing a lot of things and is inspiring me. I am almost thinking about stitching just one piece at a time. NOT!

But the only piece that I am currently working on that is a gift is Grace by Terri Bay.
I have finished the eyelets around the edges and now need to put some in the satin stitches and the centers of motifs,etc. I like this piece because once you start doing a section of it, it becomes fairly mindless. The big question is whether it will get done for Christmas.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Stitched A Bit

I finally just forced myself to sit down and stitch. I wanted to pull something new from the basement, but refrained.
Here is the piece from the last time I showed it to you:
 And here it is today!
I didn't do all of that in one fell swoop. I am a slow stitcher. But it was nice to stitch for several hours and see progress made.

I spent time this morning cleaning my basement. I emptied some boxes and threw some stuff away. I still have lots to do as I still can't find the bed. But I wanted to post this and I had some other computer work to do. I will do a little more housework and then back to the basement! I would much rather finger through my stash the clean the bathroom!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Life is Crazy

And when it is this crazy, I don't stitch. Or at least not much. Here is the last photo I have of Melchior from August:
 And here he is now!
Nope. Not getting done before Christmas. And yesterday I realized I have a Christmas stocking that I was stitching for myself lurking in the basement. Next week I am giving myself permission to do some serious stitching!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cloudy Day Photo

Just so you know that I am doing a little stitching between getting my talk ready for my quilt guild. I just keep hoping they don't fall asleep!
 The above is the last photo I showed you.
I have finished the satin stitch around the squares and have been doing cables. I like doing one item and completing it.
FYI: Terri Bay is going to be teaching at San Bernardino Chapter of ANG . They are allowing ghosts!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I Finished A Heart!

I should be working on my crazy quilt class, but stitched this instead.

I tried to post this last Wednesday, but Blogger would not allow it. So sad.
Today is the last day of Gay Ann Roger's E-Week sale. There isn't much left. I wish I had purchased her Echoes II piece but I refrained. Did you get anything? I know some are unhappy with her as she does not ship overseas and will not send threads, etc after a certain amount of time. But as I have kitted a few things for my guild and had to ship a few things, I understand where she is coming from.
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