Saturday, February 15, 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness for February

We have had a bit of a chill here lately. Cold and a little bit of snow. The weather has been fairly nice here this winter so I am trying not to complain. But several of my friends and family members are where it is warm and I must admit I am a little jealous.
Today we celebrate Gifted Gorgeousness. Basically you post photos of projects that are gifts, were gifts, are going to be gifts....You get the idea! It is the brainchild of Jo over at  Serendipitous Stitching
I love it that she hosts all these as it forces me to post on my blog!  

2020 GG
I stitched a little on my butterfly since I last showed it at the end of January.
Here is where it was last time:
 And here I am today:
I am also plugging along on My Beloved. Here is the last photo I showed you:
 And here I am now:
I know that yellow looks very bright and it does in person too, but it looks fine with the whole piece. I think I am technically half-way through this, but the next band after this one is a pineapple with tiny little satin stitches. They will take a while.
Are you stitching anything that counts as a gift?



Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our lovely friend across the pond   Jo  has a great blog hop for Valentine's Day. I sent her a  photo of a project that would be appropriate for a stitching friend   and Jo forwarded the photo to someone and then she sent this lovely photo to me to post for you today.
Aren't these too cool? Looks like they are made with wood.  Wonder who my Secret Stitching Sweetheart is? Will have to go to Serendipitous Stitching and hop around so I can guess.

I also received another stitching exchange gift. This was from Sassy Jacks Stitchery . She hosted a swap where we stitched a piece and then sent it to the shop and she swapped it and mailed it back out. The fee was $10, but well worth the price.
Here is what I received:
 Kim sent us a chart from her and one from Jeannette Douglas along with a needle nanny and some counting pins.
I received this adorable needle book and card from Patti Thomas. Need to place it next to my stitching spot and put my needles inside. How did she know that I am so horrible about storing my needles?
Hope you have a great weekend with lots of stitching time.
 

A Finish!

I was able to fully finish my little needle rolls from Brenda Gervais.

I took them to a guild meeting and we decided they would be great bookmarks. Now I have a gift for a certain someone!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

I Have to do Some Finishing

First, just to let everyone know, that penguin was stitched by my son when he was about 9 or 10. He is currently 23 and working on his PhD in electrical engineer. He no longer stitching but maybe some day.

Anyway, I was so excited when I put the last stitches in this last night:
The top one is done with PR126 Silks4u. The bottom one was done with Dinky Dyes Warratah.
Now I need to get them fully finished. I have an idea on what to do with the extra one. I would love to have them finished this month.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

People's Choice-Penguins

 

If you go over to   Jo's Blog you will see on the first Saturday of every month a post called People's Choice. She has a vote on a subject and then we are to find things we stitched (or want to stitch) and make a post about it. This month is Penguins. I didn't think I had anything with penguins, but then realized my son had stitched this Mill Hill Kit ages ago.
   
Isn't he cute? Love those Mill Hill kits!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

My Wipocalypse Post for Janurary 2020

Well, this was due last Friday, but I am late. But I have some stitching progress to share with you!
Here is the link to see what this SAL is all about- Measi Musings 2020-wipocalypse

Melissa always asks a question and this month's is what SALs are you participating in this year?
I hope to join the Linen and Thread SAL that has already started. Also plan on joining Vonna and Gary over at Fiber Talk for their Modern Folk Embroidery Lent SAL.

I will only post on those things that got some stitching love...
First up is MH 1656:
Here is the last photo I showed:
 And here she is today!
 My art quilt is getting a little stitching every day. First is what it looked like at the end of the year:
 I have been working in the upper corner. It needs beads!

Butterfly has gotten a little stitching most days:



L. Genders is close to a finish. I think if I concentrate on this, it would get done!



Enchanted Pumpkin got very little stitching:









 And I started a new piece called Inchies by Kathy Reese. It is for my guild which is why I am stitching it. I plan on doing one in red,white and blue threads:



Saturday, January 25, 2020

Did I Ever Show This?

I did finally finish this little owl. The heart seems to go with the owl and I love seeing it from where I stitch:
Need to stitch something for spring to put up when it finally warms up.