Wednesday, October 27, 2021

I Have a Bird!

 I just love this piece! I am so excited that I have this bird in place as now I can start on the hill that is underneath.

I have tons left to do and I don't get much done when I get time to stitch. But none of that matters, this makes me happy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Here is What I "Should" Be Stitching

 This is the Group Correspondence Course that I am taking with my local guild. I like it, but I am having trouble wanting to stitch on it. Since I am leading this, I think I need to pick it back up:

I think it will be more fun when I start adding colors.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Comfort Stitching

 For some reason, I am super stressed since coming home from vacation. Maybe it is just the way the world is right now. So I feel like I should be working on certain projects, but I can not get the energy stitch on them. But that is ok. I am giving myself permission to stitch on Springhill. I am in love with the colors and it makes me happy.

Here is how it looks right now.:

I've been busy canning too. A friend gave me pumpkins so I put them up.

Broke a quart jar and under filled another quart...But I have 5 quarts and 7 pints on pumpkin goodness. And I am baking pumpkin apple bread as I type. Life is good.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Fiber Talk at The Attic

 I try not to advertise too much, but I thought I would share this here:

Join us Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern for two hours of live shopping with Jean Lea, Gary, and Beth at the Attic Needlework shop in Mesa, AZ.
Some tips:
--Enter the shop phone number--888-94-ATTIC--in your phone for quick dialing.
--Call the shop ahead of time to put your credit card number on file to facilitate ordering.
--If you don't have a card number on file, have your credit card ready when you call for quick ordering.
--When you call during the show, do not leave a message. If your call goes to messages, hang up and call again. Messages will not be checked.
--Have pen and paper ready when the show starts so you can write down what you want to order.
We'll have lots of of items to buy throughout the show, all at discounted prices. This is your chance to get some great deals on some terrific samplers and other needlework items.

Gifted Gorgeousness October

 I finally fully finished this baby sampler!

And mailed it with a baby gift. Hope they like it. 

Check out Jo's blog for my Gifted Gorgeousness posts!.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Shall I Start Again?

 I started this project in January as a gift for my oldest son. 

I originally was stitching on white fabric, but thought it  was too stark. So I attempted to dye it. And made a mess. So, do I just start again? It was relatively fast and easy to stitch. Or should I try to fix it? 

I'm thinking seaweed in the background to cover up the lines of dye. And french knots in sand color up front...What do you think?

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Working On Springhill

 There is a challenge taking place on Instagram by @devotedquilter called #wipsbegone2021. The idea is there are 100 days left in 2021(or there were when the challenge started), so how many WIPS can you finish?

Well, if I worked on tiny ones, maybe quite a few. But as you know, I love large projects. So I am trying to make a concerted effort on a few of my WIPS. Will they get done before the end of the year? Doubtful. But a girl can try.

Here is the last time I showed you Springhill:

And here it is now:

Can you see my mistake? Not the one on the right side of photo where I miscounted somewhere on the vines and I am two stitches too high... 

No? Well, I did the Montenegrin stitch on the bands between the vine, but did not write what color I chose. So the bottom band is a different color. Oh well. Both are staying in as life is too short to go back and fix something like that. Too much stitching to do! And who wants to rip on  45 count linen?!?

Monday, October 4, 2021

October Already?

 Well, I fell off the blogging wagon big time! I do have an excuse. I was traveling with my husband in our tiny camper. 

We went along the Blue Ridge Parkway and places in between. I won't bore you with the details, but we did have loads of fun and saw some beautiful countryside.

I managed a finish:

I changed the letters in the bottom two rows to match the initials of my sister-in-laws family. This is a gift for her.

Then I broke my glasses. This made me sad as I had hoped for some serious stitching time in the evening. Sigh. Luckily, when we got to Gettysburg, PA my brother-in-law was able to fix them. I still need a new pair, but it isn't as dire.

So I was able to stitch on this piece:

Now, back to laundry and housework. And my cat who missed me terribly!