Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A little more stitching

I did a little more on this piece tonight.  I am getting close to being done!  I am wondering about framing this piece.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Filling the Border

I have made some progress on Midnight Star.  This has more steps than I thought, but all the layers add so much to the piece. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Starting E's Ruff

47 quarts Pat!  I wish I had that much put up already!!  I am watching my tomatoes ripen.  It has finally gotten warm enough for them.  The weeds continue to grow warm or cool...
This is what I have done so far on Elizabeth.  I had started the detatched buttonhole and then reread the directions...Adding the whipped backstitch and the pulled stitched before the buttonhole makes them MUCH easier to place.  I am doing a little at a time and enjoying the process.
On to the next batch of blackberry jam!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gardening Season

These are my Amish Tomatoes that are too small to can.  I dry them and use them all winter.   I am also canning green beans and tomatoes.  Not as much as some of you ladies, but my tomatoes are just starting to ripen.  I love this time of year although it cuts into my stitching.  By evening I am so tired that I don't dare do anything that requires much counting.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's a Chicken!

I actually got this stitched up last week.  All the littles were fun to do.  Now to find the proper scissors for it.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Start of the Next Border

For some reason I cannot add a post except as a caption to my photo.  Strange.  Anyway, I added my 3rd border to Midnight Star.  I will need to do some ghost stitching to place where the rest of the border goes.  Then I think I will go back to working on the center.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Buzzy Day is Stitched

Picket Fence:Buzzy Day by Mill Hill

I have all the beads on this piece.  It isn't cut out as I am not putting it on the Picket Fence that it is designed for.  Why?  The March Picket Fence that I have stitched keeps falling off the fence. (It is attached with velcro dots.) I think I will make two of three more of these designs and stick them all on a box.  After all, I have quite a collection in the basement!

Monday, August 5, 2013

One Border Done

I just hope this picture is crooked because my points look off.  I did manage to make the border meet which is good.  (Just checked:optical illusion.)  I hope to get this done before my dd birthday in October.  Because of Gay Ann's encouragement, I plan on working on Elizabeth again too.  Maybe I will have something to post on her before the end of the week!