Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April 8 and It's Time For The Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long!

 So what is the TUSAL, you may ask? On the new moon of each month we post a photo of our orts-bits and bobs left over from stitching. That is it. It is fun to see what everyone else puts in their orts into.

As you can see, I have a bit of blue in my jar. I think it is from ripping my Inchies border out several times....

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

100 Day Project-Again

Well, a new round of the #100dayproject has started. I am going to try to keep up with the challenge this time. The last round, I was working on my art quilt. I think I was tired of posting an image that looked the same as the day before....(Reminder to self:get back to my art quilt...)

I am nuts so I am doing two projects. the first is to stitch every day for 100 days. I pretty much do that so it isn't a real challenge. My goal is to stitch on My Beloved, MH 1656 until it is complete.
 Why? It is my challenge piece for my local guild. And our projects are due in June. Totally Finished. Framed. I really don't think mine will be framed, but I hope to have it completely stitched by then.
Here is where I am today:
The next row is going to be a huge challenge as it is Montenegrin Stitch, which I have no idea how to do! But first I need to get that pineapple in with all its little satin stitches.

My other project is #100daysofheart2020  I plan to stitch a heart on a piece of muslin for the next 100 days. (I won't post daily so as not to bore you!) Here is my start:
I have learned one thing-I don't like sewing through the fusible I used on my heart. I need to find a Plan B for getting those hearts onto my fabric.


Monday, April 6, 2020

Easter Fun

I'm am sad that we will not be able to attend church in person on Easter Sunday. I had actually planned on visiting my folks in Albuquerque. We were going to leave on today. Sigh. I won't travel to see them for a while, but hopefully will get a trip in before the end of summer.

But I will be attending church virtually. If you don't have a place to worship, join us Easter Sunday at Wildwood Church

Anyway, I wanted to share a few things with you. First, Jo at Serendipitous Stitching is hosting an Easter Hop. I  believe the posts go up on Good Friday. It is a fun thing to do.

The other thing I wanted to share is this:
If you do not follow Fiber Talk on Flosstube, you may want to do so. It is great way to connect with other stitchers and learn some new information.
Anyway, stay safe.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

People's Choice for April

The first weekend of the month Jo at Serendipitious Stitching hosts a SAL where we choose the topic each month. It is called the People's Choice SAL.
This month we are discussing Modern Samplers. I think the ones put out by Linen and Threads 
count as Modern Samplers.
I need to start on April. Go look at the fun samplers Jo posted....

Monday, March 30, 2020

WIPocalpse Post for March

Well, I am sure everyone is stitching from their stash right now. I am trying to finish a few things before I start anything new!
Melissa over at   Measi's Musings   asked us if we ever adopted a piece from someone else. A dear friend who just passed gave me this piece when she was going through her stash.

It is an old hand painted needlepoint canvas. I love the colors but don't really want to continue doing the tent stitch. So it sits and waits for me. One day I will pull it out!
1. MH 1656
I am working on the pineapple band. Really close to the bottom of this piece, but I know the next section will be a huge challenge!
3. Art Quilt
I have totally lost my MOJO on this one, so I hung it up. I see places that need help, but I am not in the mood for this piece.
11. Enchanted Pumpkin
A little more stitching on this one.
Finished the Red, White and Blue one! Now I need to wait until I can see my local guild and get started on the next one.
13. Angus Dei
I don't work on this much, but I am making a little progress. Won't be done for Easter!
16. Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler
March is done!

BTW, the numbers are from my original post 
Hope everyone is well and getting a lot of stitching time.

Monday, March 23, 2020

IHSW I Got a Little Bit Done

Well, I managed to get a little bit of stitching done this weekend.
Here is stitching for the weekend:
I managed to start on the March section of the Linen and Threads 2020 Mystery SAL 
 I did half a pineapple on MH 1656 and started the long diagonal for the vine:
 And I am working on the border for my Red, White and Blue Inchies:
I decided to concentrate on the Inchies piece since I am close to a finish on it. MH 1656 requires lots of concentration, and I just don't have it in me right now. The mystery sampler is a nice distraction when I don't feel like laying threads on the Inchies canvas.
Hope you are safe and getting a lot of stitching done. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Just Wanted to Say I'm Here

Life is a bit crazy lately. I am joining the IHSW where we try to stitch as much as possible on the third weekend of the month. There is a Facebook group, if you like Facebook or check out  Serendipitous Stitching

I really wanted to pop on here and share with you something I learned from Vonna , the Twisted Stitcher. If you follow the link above she will tell you about the clips she makes using supplies from Amazon.  I had bought the stuff to do it, but had not taken the time to see if it worked. With a little encouragement from a friend who was going to buy straps for the ironing board, I tried it.
Works like a charm!  Cheap and easy! My kind of craft supply. I  find it so much easier to stitch using my scroll rods now. I need to make another set for my Linen and Thread Mystery SAL2020.