Friday, July 26, 2019

A Little Dyeing

My local library held a dye workshop where we played with grey and black dyes. It was a lot of fun, although I am usually a bright person.
Not sure what I will do with these although I think they are the perfect size for backs of things, if I ever FINISH anything. Sigh.

Monday, July 22, 2019

My Hermiting Weekend Progress

Well, I got a lot done on the stocking and then I had to rip...
Here is what it looked like before I removed stitches:

 And here is where I am today:

The shepherd was off by two stitches and I was afraid of all the fudging I would have to do to get everything else in....
Oh well, at least I am stitching!

Friday, July 19, 2019

It's Time to Hermit!

It is the third weekend of the month so it is time for the International Hermit and Stitching Weekend.
I think Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching heads this up but I think most of the activity takes place on Facebook. You don't need to stitch all weekend, but just post a photo of where you started and where you ended up.
I am not sure what I will be stitching this weekend. I did start early today as my DH was working at his mom's today. It was too hot to go out and exercise or garden so I played inside.  I had finished this piece a while ago and decided to take time to get it fully done! Here Lie My Needles by Shakespeare's Peddler.

I got my inspiration for finishing from Priscilla as I got an enamel tray from Michael's that I chalk painted and then added  a ruffle. I also added a piece of tatted lace across the top and some antique buttons around the piece.
What will I stitch this weekend? Not sure. I am really making progress on First Christmas Stocking and  I hate to lose momentum on it. I am not going to be able to start a new project until I get it done so I think it is what I will be working on. Here is where I am now on it:

Monday, July 15, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness July

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching hosts the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL where we post pictures of stitching things that were gifted to us or are gifts for others.
This piece is one I started last month but haven't taken the time to post. It will be a gift for my husband's aunt. She is a Quaker and I had the plan to make her The Quaker Ball by Denise Harrington Pratt.
 A friend has stitched the smallest one and I really want to try it.
BUT....this aunt is getting older and I am a slow stitcher. So I decided to grab a piece of fabric and the pattern and make something else.
The plan is to put the finished stitching on a box. Hopefully I can spend a bit of time on it soon. It is a lot of fun. The thread is a Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe thread called Continental Blue.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

A Little Closer to Finishing

Melissa over at Measi's Musings hosts the WIPocalypse SAL challenged us to stitch every day on a project for July. I have been plugging away at First Christmas Stocking. Here is where I started in July:
And the second one is where I am today. A little every day does make a difference.

Monday, July 8, 2019

No New Start

Or at least no large new project....We had a wind storm come through and we lost electricity. Then we spent several days cleaning up the mess in our yard. That with normal chores and gardening, I have been on the busy side! At least the college boys came home and were able to help with the mess
I have been working on this project to hopefully get it finished before the end of summer:
I realized I am a seasonal stitcher. If I don't get this finished before fall, it will sit in the basement until I remember it is there. Anyone else like me?

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Trying to Catch-Up

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching reminded me about the Totally Useless Stitch-a-long or TUSAL. Daffy Cat is hosting this but has been very quiet. Anyway, all you need to do is post an image of your orts. It is fun to see everyone's little bits and pieces...
Jo is also hosting The People's Choice SAL which you can find at the above link. This month is finishing. I do have a lot of finished pieces although I have a lot in my basement that need to be fully finished!
I like to finish things as notebooks so that I can see them every day as take notes. I can't remember the designers name or the patterns, but they are canvas pieces.

 I also have a thing for hearts, especially ones by Gay Ann Rogers. Here are two that are finished.
I am working on one now, but it isn't ready to be FFOed yet. Soon though!
Do you have anything new to show? I love seeing what everyone else is stitching!