Friday, September 28, 2018

Reptiles for September

Here is where I left off in August:
 And here is where I stopped for September.
I think I was able to stitch 1200 stitches, but it is hard to tell.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


This piece called for Onyx by Weeks Dye Works but I was using Slate Roof from Victorian Motto Sampler Threads. That is the middle bird and the little bit to the left. But I thought it might too brown so I tried Smoke from Crescent Colours which is the bird to the right.
What do you think? I can't really tell the difference. So I stitched some more...
I don't like it. I think I need to find some black and use it. They just look too brown.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mill Hill Monday

I found this while clearing my stitching bag. I have a hard time stitching it on the go as it is on a blue piece of perforated paper. I will put it in my bedroom and stitch on it in the evening.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness for my Daughter

I finally finished the blanket for my daughter.
 I don't think we will use this type of yarn again. It was too thick and uncomfortable to crochet.
The cat liked helping me tie in the extra yarn.
Jo at    Serendipitous Stitching   hosts Gifted Gorgeousness for anything that is stitchy related and is a gift, was gifted to you or has the word gift in it.        

Saturday, September 22, 2018

New Start

I REALLY don't need a new project. I REALLY should finish something. But we are traveling today and I wanted something new to stitch. Not sure I will even put a stitch in this piece, but I pulled the threads.
The fabric is linen I dyed for Tall Year Square-36 count?-and the threads are all from Victorian Motto  . I pulled more threads than needed because I changed the threads and the ground fabric. I am not sure what will work so I always pull extra. ALWAYS! Hopefully there will be some progress to show next week.

Friday, September 21, 2018

More Blue

Basketweave takes time even though it is mindless, and it takes more time if you have to be super careful about twisting the thread.
I am about half way through the blue band. My stitching is very bumpy, but I keep trying to get better.  I plan on pulling Reptiles out for the weekend. I will post my progress next weekend on that piece.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Look! Blue!

Life has been busy with canning and getting ready for the EGA Region Workshop. So not ready for that! Anyway, I do try to stitch a little every night and Uncle Sam's Hat is on the stand.
The blue is in Neon Rays and I could tell that I will run out before the end. That is the problem with getting a kit. I ordered more thread which should ship on Saturday. Although I did not get a notice about the purchase.  Hmmm.
I will move to Reptiles over the weekend. I think I may pull my Christmas stocking out in October, but I want to give my HAED some love before I put it away.
Hope you are all doing well and have time to stitch this weekend.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Last Stripe

I am working on the last stripe on my Uncle Sam's Hat! Yipee!
Then I need to work on the blue band which is all continental stitch. I hope I can do the final finishing myself.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Mill Hill Tuesday(?)

Well I broke down and pulled a Mill Hill Kit out to stitch. I need a small carry project to stitch in the car and this one spoke to me:
 Hopefully it won't take too long.