Monday, July 15, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness July

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching hosts the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL where we post pictures of stitching things that were gifted to us or are gifts for others.
This piece is one I started last month but haven't taken the time to post. It will be a gift for my husband's aunt. She is a Quaker and I had the plan to make her The Quaker Ball by Denise Harrington Pratt.
 A friend has stitched the smallest one and I really want to try it.
BUT....this aunt is getting older and I am a slow stitcher. So I decided to grab a piece of fabric and the pattern and make something else.
The plan is to put the finished stitching on a box. Hopefully I can spend a bit of time on it soon. It is a lot of fun. The thread is a Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe thread called Continental Blue.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

A Little Closer to Finishing

Melissa over at Measi's Musings hosts the WIPocalypse SAL challenged us to stitch every day on a project for July. I have been plugging away at First Christmas Stocking. Here is where I started in July:
And the second one is where I am today. A little every day does make a difference.

Monday, July 8, 2019

No New Start

Or at least no large new project....We had a wind storm come through and we lost electricity. Then we spent several days cleaning up the mess in our yard. That with normal chores and gardening, I have been on the busy side! At least the college boys came home and were able to help with the mess
I have been working on this project to hopefully get it finished before the end of summer:
I realized I am a seasonal stitcher. If I don't get this finished before fall, it will sit in the basement until I remember it is there. Anyone else like me?

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Trying to Catch-Up

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching reminded me about the Totally Useless Stitch-a-long or TUSAL. Daffy Cat is hosting this but has been very quiet. Anyway, all you need to do is post an image of your orts. It is fun to see everyone's little bits and pieces...
Jo is also hosting The People's Choice SAL which you can find at the above link. This month is finishing. I do have a lot of finished pieces although I have a lot in my basement that need to be fully finished!
I like to finish things as notebooks so that I can see them every day as take notes. I can't remember the designers name or the patterns, but they are canvas pieces.

 I also have a thing for hearts, especially ones by Gay Ann Rogers. Here are two that are finished.
I am working on one now, but it isn't ready to be FFOed yet. Soon though!
Do you have anything new to show? I love seeing what everyone else is stitching!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Half-way Point for Wipocalypse

Melissa over at Measi's Musings has this wonderful SAL where we work on our WIPs like it is the end of the world. Or something like that.  This month we are to share how we are doing on our goals. So as not to bore you, I will only include things I have stuck a needle in over the past 6 months. (Lots of photos as I hope to have where I started and where I am now photos!)
1.First Christmas Stocking

3. MH 1656

4.2020 QC Challenge
5. Welcome-Fall Mill Hill (A Finish!)



Got to the other side!!!
9. Tall Year Squared(A Finish!!!)

I redid this and it is really finished now!
10. Some finishes

12. Warm and Wise

14. Catherine Jordan Map Class:This class was with Cyberstitchers , the EGA online chapter. I tried to join the chapter, but the webpage would not allow me. I need to try again. Anyway, all I have done is outline my map.

15. Hooray for the Red, White and Blue-I started this as a study group with my local guild

16. Canvas pumpkin-Stitched but not FFOed!
28 and 29-New starts and finishes!
Love Lives Here by Heart in Hand and a Freebie from The Scarlett House
30. Here Lie My Needles by Shakespeare's Peddler
Hmm. Can't find the photo of the finished piece. I need to FFO it, which I hope will happen soon.
31. Imperial Diamonds Heart by Gay Ann Rogers
I am adding the beads to this piece.
Whew! I have lots of pieces that I haven't touched all year, unlike Jo . But I have a serious urge to start a new project. I am blaming Gary and Vonna over at Fiber Talk 
Not sure what I will do for the month of July. I may join the Harriet Salt 1866 SAL. Or I may do the Linen And Threads 2017 SAL. But what I should do is FINISH A LARGE PROJECT!!!!
What about you? How are you coming with your WIPs?

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sigh, No Finishes

I had grand plans of finishing something this past weekend. Something...Anything! But it wasn't to be. I could not find backing fabric. Nothing was the right size. Oh well. I did get some stitching done.
I would love to have this stitched by my birthday in July so I can start a new project, but I have serious doubts that will happen.
Here is where I last showed it:
 And here is the little I did:
I managed to get a little backstitching done along with starting a new color of sand.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hat is Ready to be Finished and IHSW

Well, I finished stitching everything on this piece. The stars are not on straight, but they are staying!
Now I need to figure out how to make it into the hat. I have the directions from Margaret Bendig, but it is a little daunting.
Today is the beginning of the International Hermit and Stitching Weekend. Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching is going to try to stitch on all her WIPS today for the Longest Day SAL. I am not that brave. I will try to get something finished over the weekend. Maybe.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ready To Bead

I was able to get most of the stitching done on this piece. I need to put my initials on it, but it is ready to bead.
The beads will really make this sparkle!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I Finished a Project!

I finally got something stitched! It isn't a big project, but it is stitched.

I think I will be finishing it Pricilla fashion, in some sort of tray. I want to put it where I can see it, but want it be versatile. I will be looking around this weekend for a way to finish this.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness June

Well, I missed the real date, but Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching host a stitch-a-long where you post photos of things you received as a gift or are giving as a gift. I didn't think I had anything but I realized Reptiles was a Christmas gift in 2016!
So here is where I showed it last:
And where I am now!

 As you can see, I have made it to the other side of this piece!
I still have a few more stitches to make 1200 for the Full Coverage Fanatics May challenge, but I am happy with my progress.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WIP Wednseday

I have been plugging along on this piece and I hope to have it stitched soon.
Here is where I last showed it:

I took this piece with me to London and so I stitched a little every day on it.  It has been a fun stitch.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What Day is It?

I think I am in vacation mode as I have no clue what day it is....
First, thanks for all the lovely comments. That sand is wearing me down, but I just heard a tip on Fiber Talk. Patricia Goodson  suggests stopping every 20 minutes or so and doing something different for 5 minutes. You will be more productive if you try this. I am all for being more productive, so I will have to try this.

See if you can see the difference Cheryl :

June 6

June 10

Hope you can see I am a little further on the sand. I really want this stitched and hanging by Christmas. There is sand all the way to the bottom of the shepherds crook on the left. Sigh. But a lot of it is half crosses. That should help, right?

I also worked on this piece to give myself a break from all my cross stitch. A long way to go before it is finished. Maybe by Labor Day?