Saturday, November 23, 2019

I'm On A Roll!

I finally finished this heart from Gay Ann Rogers:
I am trying NOT to start a new project, but it is hard. I want to get a few more finishes before the end of the year, if at all possible.
I also found this pie pan at an estate sale:
And the doily in the photo with my heart and some really pretty pillowcases. I think the pie pan will be nice for finishing some stitching some day.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Finish on a Mill Hill

I fave finished this little piece. It was started in December 2018, so it really didn't take me too long. I feel so less guilty about the desire to start a new kit!
I am trying to wait until January to start another kit. I have a couple of smalls that need to be stitched and I will pull them out and try to get them done before the end of the year.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Little Bit of Red

I was able to get a little stitching done on this piece last week.
A friend said I could have done another whole band....I kind of wish I had in a totally different color-blue, purple, orange?

Monday, November 18, 2019

My Progress over the IHSW

Well, I finished stitching an ornament, but I can't show that as I hope to finish it for a swap.
But I did get a bit done on my Hands Across the Sea Sampler:
Just one little bird and then on to the leaf band. For some reason I really like this band.

Friday, November 15, 2019

International Hermit and Stitching Weekend and Gifted Gorgeousness

I love it that we have a way to do a virtual retreat like this. I love seeing what people manage to stitch over the weekend, even if we can't meet face-to-face. What is International Hermit & Stitch Weekend? It is the 3rd weekend of the month where you try to get as much stitching time as possible. You do not have to boot your spouse out of the house or go anywhere to do this. The idea is to just try to carve out a little extra time to stitch. And we love seeing what everyone else is doing! There is a Facebook page and I think Jo over at   Serendipitous Stitching     is in charge....
I just noticed that it is Gifted Gorgeousness. (Again, Jo is in charge of this! :) )I plan on stitching MH 1656 even though it wasn't a gift to me nor a gift to anyone else! Nicola Parkman of   HATS         received it as a gift from her husband so I hope that counts!

I was humming along when I realized I made a huge error and needed to frog it. Hopefully I can get this band done over the weekend.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Few Finishes

Do you remember my pieces from The People's Choice?
Well, I figured out a way to fully finish a few of them.
First, I had stitched this cat for my daughter and it came with a box. I finished it years ago and I had a brilliant idea.
I put two magnets inside/back of the box:

 I then glued two magnets on the back of this little piece:

I was able to use the box and display this cute little pumpkin piece.
I bought some magnetic paint and put a little bit on the corner of the frame of the Welcome piece. A magnet on the back of the pumpkin and it adds a nice touch. (I have most of the other Welcome pieces by Mill Hill and they all have a little doo-dad to attach to the frame.The little bit of magnetic paint will enable mt to stick them on.)
I had finished this Mill Hill Kit a while back and decided to just glue the little Mill Hill scarecrow to the frame.

I have ideas for the other pieces. Now to find time to finish them so I can display them next year.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veteran's Day!

I am an Air Force brat and am proud that both my parents served as did one of my brothers.
To all military that served our country, thank you!
I still need to glue washers and magnets on this piece, but I look forward to displaying it this summer.
(Ignore the bad paint job!)

Friday, November 8, 2019

Slow Stitching

On Instagram there is a hashtag called #slowstitch. I think the idea is to meditative as you stitch a project and also just to be more mindful. I already knew that taking a few stitches on a project calms my mind and makes me focus on what is truly important.
I have been working on this quilt for a bit. It is truly slow since I am really not sure what I am going to do on the piece but just decide as I go.

A lot of the seams need something done to them. French knots, detached chain stitch and woven spiral stitch give it some texture. Not sure this will ever get done, but I do like working on it.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

People's Choice for November

Serendipitous Stitching

This is a great SAL! Every month there is a new theme and this month the theme is Autumnal Colors.
I had big plans of finishing something to post, but life got in the way.
I do love fall colors. Look at this pile of leaves...
And look at the golden color on these pears:

I have not done any new fall stitching in a bit, but I do have this pile of Mill Hill Bead kits that need to be finished:
Do you like fall colors? Do you stitch things for just the color? Just wondering.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Plans Starting to Form for 2020

Thanks to everyone who commented yesterday on my Halloween Blog Post. It is always fun to read other blogs and to read comments.
Enchanted Pumpkin was the winner for my Halloween start in 2020.
I have to admit, it is the one I wanted to do anyway.

But even as I posted the question yesterday, I had to question my sanity. I do have a few other WIPs (cough,cough) that need to be stitched. I can only work on so many at a time. Well, I can only work on one at a time but I mean, rotate through my projects.
Sigh. I should finish a WIP before I start a new project. How many can I get done before the start of 2020?
Are any of you starting to plan for 2020?