I set a timer and worked on Springhill as Karen Kluba said her birthday was last week.
Here is where I started:
I was so lucky this month! Our church hosted a scrapbook event and I went and stitched all day! Well, not all day. I sat and chatted too. And ate. And did a few laps around the gym. But mainly I stitched!
So here is my starting spot for Agnus Dei:
And where I ended:
I took Royal Garden with me:
And I ripped a bunch of stitches from my Bristol Squirrel (I made a mistake on some of my x's!)
This is a wonderful SAL put on by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching . It has to be a gift for someone, a gift from someone, have the word gift in it....You get the idea!
This is going to be a gift for my mom, if I ever get it done:
|Agnus Dei-Modern Folk Embroidery|
I am so close to getting that right border done! I do the little circle motifs as a treat...
If I was smart, I would work on Agnus Dei until it is complete, but I never said I was smart...
So I started a new project:
|Bristol Squirrel Partial|
How could I resist?!? It will be a gift for my mother in law who likes squirrels.
This isn't really a WIP, but I haven't worked on it in ages. Does that make it a UFO? Anyway, I pulled it out to stitch on with some girlfriends this past weekend:
I don't think this is quite done but I am not sure what to do. And we decided it looks like a face...I must fix that. When I get back to it.
Today or yesterday was the new moon in July and we are supposed to post a photo of our orts. This is the Totally Useless Stitch a Long :
Yes, I went back to my mason jar. I like keeping them all until the end of the year. I still use my wooden one. I put things in when I am Zoom stitching with friends.
Well, I think it is a year old....My blog only has a photo from August, but I think I started in July...
Here is my first post: Royal Garden
I wanted to try the Chilly Hollow stitch in a thinner thread as I didn't like my tension. I tried the Silk Lame Petite in the same color.
This is the whole piece:
I think it is hard to understand the eyelet stitch unless you have images. So let us give this a go!
I started the E with a waste knot:
I have been able to make some serious progress on this piece.
First, let me answer Nicole's question about eyelets: the idea behind eyelets is to make a small hole in the center of the eyelet. Some stitchers say there doesn't have to be a hole, but there should be no threads covering the center where your thread goes down into the center. If you want to keep the back neat and tidy and the front so you can see a hole in the center of the eyelet, it often helps to plan a path around each letter doing half, or less, of each eyelet. I will try to remember to take photos when I work on my next letter to show how it works.
Anyway, after that long-winded not very good explanation- here is my calendar for June:
I missed a few days stitching, but that is life. But I also completed two projects!
First up, Ode to Palette color wheel class:
I made it into a cover for my bullet journal. Perfect stitching? No. But it is done and I learned tons about color. I highly recommend Natalie Dupis class.
I also finished my great-niece's birth sampler, but you have seen that already.
I'll try to take a photo of Agnus Dei to show you my progress.