Monday, March 30, 2020

WIPocalpse Post for March

Well, I am sure everyone is stitching from their stash right now. I am trying to finish a few things before I start anything new!
Melissa over at   Measi's Musings   asked us if we ever adopted a piece from someone else. A dear friend who just passed gave me this piece when she was going through her stash.

It is an old hand painted needlepoint canvas. I love the colors but don't really want to continue doing the tent stitch. So it sits and waits for me. One day I will pull it out!
1. MH 1656
I am working on the pineapple band. Really close to the bottom of this piece, but I know the next section will be a huge challenge!
3. Art Quilt
I have totally lost my MOJO on this one, so I hung it up. I see places that need help, but I am not in the mood for this piece.
11. Enchanted Pumpkin
A little more stitching on this one.
Finished the Red, White and Blue one! Now I need to wait until I can see my local guild and get started on the next one.
13. Angus Dei
I don't work on this much, but I am making a little progress. Won't be done for Easter!
16. Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler
March is done!

BTW, the numbers are from my original post 
Hope everyone is well and getting a lot of stitching time.

Monday, March 23, 2020

IHSW I Got a Little Bit Done

Well, I managed to get a little bit of stitching done this weekend.
Here is stitching for the weekend:
I managed to start on the March section of the Linen and Threads 2020 Mystery SAL 
 I did half a pineapple on MH 1656 and started the long diagonal for the vine:
 And I am working on the border for my Red, White and Blue Inchies:
I decided to concentrate on the Inchies piece since I am close to a finish on it. MH 1656 requires lots of concentration, and I just don't have it in me right now. The mystery sampler is a nice distraction when I don't feel like laying threads on the Inchies canvas.
Hope you are safe and getting a lot of stitching done. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Just Wanted to Say I'm Here

Life is a bit crazy lately. I am joining the IHSW where we try to stitch as much as possible on the third weekend of the month. There is a Facebook group, if you like Facebook or check out  Serendipitous Stitching

I really wanted to pop on here and share with you something I learned from Vonna , the Twisted Stitcher. If you follow the link above she will tell you about the clips she makes using supplies from Amazon.  I had bought the stuff to do it, but had not taken the time to see if it worked. With a little encouragement from a friend who was going to buy straps for the ironing board, I tried it.
Works like a charm!  Cheap and easy! My kind of craft supply. I  find it so much easier to stitch using my scroll rods now. I need to make another set for my Linen and Thread Mystery SAL2020.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Did You Buy Anything From Nashville Market?

I have restrained myself so far. I will wait for the craziness of Market to die down and then I will make a few purchases. My list is relatively short, which is good. I have PLENTY to stitch!
I forgot about this little piece until I had to sit at the doctor's office with my  husband. (No big issues, just a quick visit.)
I have a long way to go on this piece, but I do like it. I'm trying not to buy any more Mill Hill Kits although I find them so addicting!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

February WIPocalypse Post

Well, I have been rather under the weather so this will be fairly quick. This SAL is the brainchild of  
Melissa     . Each month she asks us a question and this year it is about a time we took a leap with our stitching.  When I was a newly married and had just moved to the Great White North (as I called it), my husband and I went to the local state fair. He wanted to look at all the machines and I wanted to hang out with him-hey! we were newly weds! We stopped at one building and the St Paul Needleworkers of EGA had set up a demonstration of stitching. At that time I did some counted cross stitch and crewel work and I was intrigued. I picked up a brochure and took a deep breath and went to a meeting. Wow! Did they open my eyes to the possibilities in needlework. They signed me up for a group correspondence course which taught me to stitch on linen. I learned needlepoint and hardanger from these lovely ladies. It was well worth the risk. They are still an active guild and if you live close-by, you should check them out.
What have I done this month?
1. MH 1656
2. Dragonfly Art Quilt
3. Butterfly
4. L. Genders
5. Inchies

6. Agnus Dei I started this
7. Linen and Threads SAL 2020 I have finished January....

Ok. I need to go as my head is starting to hurt. Hope you have a great week!