Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thinking and Stitching

I have been thinking about what I will do for the new year. Part of me wants to start some new projects, but the other part of me just wants to finish some of the many things I have in my stash. I mean, I haven't touched Drawn Thread Sampler all year.
 And when will Reptiles get done if I never put a stitch on it?
But what I really need to get done is MH 1656. Here is where I am now:
I am not quite half-way through this band and I still need to add the satin stitch. It is a challenge and a joy to stitch. But should I get Baytha from Hands Across the Sea when it is released?

Monday, December 2, 2019

December Already!

I have been busy with college students home for Thanksgiving so it was hard to post photos. I have yet to decorate for Christmas nor have I started my holiday baking. I would like to take a day and decorate, but the urge to bake escapes me this year. Probably a good thing as I don't need all those calories!
I have been working away at my art quilt:

It is fun to just stitch and not care if every stitch is perfect.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

I'm On A Roll!

I finally finished this heart from Gay Ann Rogers:
I am trying NOT to start a new project, but it is hard. I want to get a few more finishes before the end of the year, if at all possible.
I also found this pie pan at an estate sale:
And the doily in the photo with my heart and some really pretty pillowcases. I think the pie pan will be nice for finishing some stitching some day.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Finish on a Mill Hill

I fave finished this little piece. It was started in December 2018, so it really didn't take me too long. I feel so less guilty about the desire to start a new kit!
I am trying to wait until January to start another kit. I have a couple of smalls that need to be stitched and I will pull them out and try to get them done before the end of the year.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Little Bit of Red

I was able to get a little stitching done on this piece last week.
A friend said I could have done another whole band....I kind of wish I had in a totally different color-blue, purple, orange?

Monday, November 18, 2019

My Progress over the IHSW

Well, I finished stitching an ornament, but I can't show that as I hope to finish it for a swap.
But I did get a bit done on my Hands Across the Sea Sampler:
Just one little bird and then on to the leaf band. For some reason I really like this band.

Friday, November 15, 2019

International Hermit and Stitching Weekend and Gifted Gorgeousness

I love it that we have a way to do a virtual retreat like this. I love seeing what people manage to stitch over the weekend, even if we can't meet face-to-face. What is International Hermit & Stitch Weekend? It is the 3rd weekend of the month where you try to get as much stitching time as possible. You do not have to boot your spouse out of the house or go anywhere to do this. The idea is to just try to carve out a little extra time to stitch. And we love seeing what everyone else is doing! There is a Facebook page and I think Jo over at   Serendipitous Stitching     is in charge....
I just noticed that it is Gifted Gorgeousness. (Again, Jo is in charge of this! :) )I plan on stitching MH 1656 even though it wasn't a gift to me nor a gift to anyone else! Nicola Parkman of   HATS         received it as a gift from her husband so I hope that counts!

I was humming along when I realized I made a huge error and needed to frog it. Hopefully I can get this band done over the weekend.