Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness for August

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching
has a wonderful SAL where we show works we received as gifts or that we are giving away. 
 
I thought I would have this finished, but I am disgusted with all the mistakes.
Here is what I showed last month:
 And here is Quaker Ghost almost finished:
The fabric is a lovely coloring, but is so loose that I had a terrible time making neat stitches. And I also found that I am one row off. I am not going to rip it and I am going to finish it. Hopefully before the end of the month!! I have another half of fabric and I think when i use it, I will starch it a bit to give it some body. Sigh. Live and learn, I guess.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Have Been Stitching...

But I can't show it to you!!!I am busy trying to finish that pilot class. I would really prefer to work on Reptiles, but feel like I need to get this task completed. Also, I made a HUGE mistake on the pilot piece. I put a motif in the wrong place and I don't think there is enough thread to redo the whole section. So I am ignoring it for now and doing the other sections. I am so glad I am stitching it. The colors are not my favorites, but the motifs are a blast to stitch.

My dd and I did some yard sales yesterday. I was looking for a rice maker and freezer for my oldest, but I struck out on those things. I did find a new coffee maker for myself-$2!!!!! and these beauties:


 Yes, that is dd under the tablecloths!
The center of the grey one is batttenburg lace, I do believe.
 The white one has lovely whitework:
And it is huge!
They really need a good wash.  My mom loves to entertain and I want to see if she wants them. I will attempt to clean them for her if she does. If not, I will wash them and dye them at the next dyeing workshop at the library.
 I also found these napkins:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Little Bling

Because of my ankle, I have to hold my frame in a strange position. I noticed that I was rubbing my linen on my Christmas stocking and knew that would bug me.  A quick post on Facebook and I received a recommendation:
 The cover was simple, but seems effective. It should keep my piece clean.
And she had pretty needle minders too, so I bought two and she sent the little pink one along with my package. Perfect!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Reptiles-A few Stitches

I love Heaven and Earth Designs! Or HAED as they are called. But the confetti is insane!!!
I only stitched for 3 days on this piece, but I feel like some progress is better than none.

I bought myself a needle minder to brighten my piece up a bit.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Totally Frustrated!

I knew I was running low on one of the blues so I finally ordered it from my LNS. I now know I will be short on two other blues. What a pain! Thank goodness I have a new pilot class to keep me busy.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Progress Report

I did some math and if I did it correctly, I need to do 120 stitches for 360 days to finish this piece.

  Not happening!




 Above is where I left off last time and to the left is where I am today. I really need to do some back stitching!





I was talked into(quite easily, I may add) another pilot class. I hope it arrives soon as it has a quick turn around time. I also need to start another 2020 block. Tomorrow?


Monday, July 17, 2017

Block 1

I am definitely crazy as I decided to join Sharon B over at Pintangle and do the 2020 Challenge.
She has her rules posted, but I am going to modify them a bit or I will not complete the challenge. I am allowing myself to reuse stitches and count them as long as it is in a different color or fiber.
This block still needs beads which live in my basement. I could probably GET the beads, but finding the right ones and bringing them upstairs seems like too much work at this time.
 I made simple notes on what I did and put my scraps of fabric in my notebook.  I think I have 27 different threads and stitches on this block. I need at least 3 more things to finish this block. Beads and buttons, I think....
I should probably add my threads, but that seems like such a pain. I may regret that in a few months....I shouldn't be so lazy. Where is the tape dispenser?!?!