Monday, March 20, 2023

March 2023 International Hermit and Stitching Weekend

 I have been stitching away on several projects.

First up, Pour ta Fete by Lindsey Lane Designs:

Starting point:

 Ending point:

I also got some work done on my Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler by Gay Ann Rogers:

And here is where I finished:

Can I get this done before the end of the month?

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Gifted Gorgeousness March 2023

 Well, I have been trying to get Pour ta Fete done. I have made some progress, but I really need to give her some serious time.

Go check out Jo and see all her fun stitching!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Still Working on Blue Larkspur

 The dark blue is finished on all four corners:

Sampler Book-Letter D

 I finished the next page in my Sampler Book.

I just used three colors and I made several mistakes. But I'm calling it done.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

A Finish-Kind Of

 I have finished the first project for the 17th Century Whitework Sampler class by Thistle Threads

I changed the colors to a purple family and when I worked on the last row with all the cutting, I accidentally cut my base threads. This made me want to toss the whole thing and throw it across the room! Luckily, I'm stitching this with a group of friends and one suggested I just redo that row on the top of the sampler. So I did. I won't be framing this or doing a hemstitch as it was truly a learning piece. 

But I will give her a bath!!!

My plan is to start the next sampler in April. It is a bit more complicated. And I plan to change colors.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Working on Sampler Book

 My local guild, MRVC of EGA , is stitching Erica Michaels Sampler Book as our year-long project. I'm trying to stay a little ahead of the group. Here is my progress on Letter D:

I'm having a difficult time working on it. I keep scrolling through Instagram and Facebook rather than stitching.  I may have to find a project as my carrot to get this done.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Shimmering Dreams-Canvas

 I forgot to post a photo of my canvas that I painted for this class:

I have put basting lines into the piece and I hope to start it before my guild meeting March 14.