Friday, May 28, 2021

Why I Like Zoom

 Well, I have been stitching with some friends on my 17th Century Whitework Sampler from Thistle Threads. I am very slow....But some progress is better than no progress. I was struggling with the 4 sided stitch when my friend Mary suggested that I needed to do two wraps at one spot rather than one. Brilliant!!!

I did it incorrectly on the section to the right, but I am not taking it out! It is my practice piece, after all.

I hope to get this little band done so I can get the larger band beneath it stitched. Then I need to make a pillow and start cutting threads.  I will keep you posted on my progress.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

My Progres on Royal Garden

 Thanks Jane from Chilly Hollow for the advice on using a thinner thread. I ordered some threads and hope they will be in soon.

 While I was waiting, I worked on the Sprat's head stitches. They do take a while, and there are quite a few to do. 

Thank goodness I like stitching them.

Next time I pick this up I hope to get the 4 Chilly Hallow stitches done. Wish me luck!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Time for the IHSW!

 What is IHSW? It is the third weekend of the month where we try to stitch as much as possible,which I try to do anyway..

Here are the pieces I had time to stitch:

Agnus Dei:


Got the middle flower done!

And a bit on Marion Lang:

Not too bad.....

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Royal Garden Issues

 I am not sure what to do.....I have pulled this piece out with the hope that I would get it finished before the end of June. But I know I will run out of a thread. Sigh. If I had just known when I was in New Mexico, I could have picked it up.

It is also a royal pain to pull the threads through to make the Chilly Hollow stitch. So, should I find a different thread? Abandon the project? (Not going to do that, although I am tempted.) Order the stuff I am going to run out of? I am thinking I may order a similar thread to see if it would work better. 

I am going to pull Marion Lang out. Making little x's may calm me down...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A New Project, Because I Needed One

 I should not have started this project, but it kept calling my name.....

Marion Lang by Sassafras Samplers

I started this May 8 and work on it when I am tired and need an easy stitch. I am stitching it on a mystery piece of linen and two Victorian Motto Sampler shop flosses. Wouldn't it be lovely in reds?

I also am including a video of the shop I visited while in New Mexico. It is a needlepoint shop and has a lovely selection of threads.

Monday, May 17, 2021

The 100 Day Project

It has been forever since I posted! I have done a bit of traveling and then came home to a garden that needed attention. Oh well. Such is life.

First, here is the final day of my #the100dayproject:

Sorry for the wrinkles. I am waiting to do the center as I think I will do the Lamb of God in a true white. Yes, more than half done. I continue to work on it daily as I would love to have this stitched and framed to give to my mom.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Work in Progress

 I am plugging along on #the100daychallenge using my Agnus Dei piece. Here are a few progress photos:

I really want to finish this piece this year.