Thursday, June 30, 2022

Lizard Canvas Background

 Well, I think I need to get something else finished from my stack of WIPs. There is no way that Pour ta Fete will get done any time soon or Alice Ellen Usher. But maybe I can get this piece stitched before the end of August. It is a gift for my son and his birthday in in September...

The background is more difficult than I thought. I do have an issue with bargello....I am hoping I won't run out of thread especially since it is incredibly difficult to get the Rainbow Gallery threads I am using.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Alice Ellen Usher Update

 I should have marked on my calendar when I started this...Wait! It was June 21, the Longest Day of the Year! Duh.

Here is where I was on June 25


Yes, it is upside down. That is how I stitch big pieces. So, I was planning on finishing a page and then moving to next one across the top, but decided to stitch the top alphabet all the way to have a feel for how long it is.

Here I am today:


I must admit that I am a bit in love with this piece. I love the Blue Lagoon from Classic Colorworks and the linen from Fox and Rabbit is very easy to see.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Longest Day of the Year

 I was going to join Jo over at  Serendipitous Stitching for her Longest Day Stitching Marathon, but life has happened. But I did start a new piece! Surprise, surprise!

Alice Ellen Usher by Sassafras Samplers :

I'm using a piece of Fox and Rabbit  40 count linen,( but I can't remember the name...), and Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Blue Lagoon, single strand. My oldest son was home and I had him do some math for me. Hey! He is a mechanical engineer.... We figured if I do one letter a day and take 3 days on a band(ha!), it will take about 3 years....That is a big IF.


Monday, June 20, 2022

IHSW for June

 This past weekend was the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend which takes place the third weekend of every month. I forgot to take before photos, but here is my progress on my pieces:

Start Each Day with Coffee by Stitched Stories-I managed  to get a few word done.

Purple Mountain Majesty by Gay Ann Rogers. I am trying to get the tent stitch done around the words. I think I may focus on this piece in July.


Pour ta Fete by Lindsey Lane Designs. Sorry for the wrinkles. I think I hit the bottom! I have gotten back to the top alphabets.

What did you get done this weekend?




Thursday, June 16, 2022

A Finish!

 I finally finished Springhill by Rosewood Manor. I really want to start Autumn Hill, but I think I will wait and try to do a bit more stitching on some small projects.




Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Gifted Gorgeousness June 2022

 Well, the summer is going by quickly. My college aged kids came home for a visit and I have enjoyed having them here. But it does add extra laundry and cooking!

Gifted Gorgeousness is the brain child of Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching . Just post a photo of something that is a gift for you or a gift for someone else. Lots of fun!


I have been working on Pour ta Fete a little each day:

I also have almost finished Peacock Sampler which was an unfinished piece I picked up from a stash sale at my guild:


It just needs the date placed on it. Not sure how I will finish it, but I do love it!

Also have been stitching Start each Day with Coffee from Stitched Stories:

You can see an unboxing of the project on Fiber Talk.



Monday, May 30, 2022

TUSAL for May

 What is the TUSAL? It is the best stitch a long! The Totally Useless Stitch a Long is just a monthly photo of your orts on the new moon. What are orts? They are the bits and bobs left over from stitching and quilting and crafting.

Here are my two ort containers:


And one more thing: Fiber Talk celebrated its 500th show on Sunday. Lots of interesting guests and beautiful patterns. Go take a look!