This piece was from a workshop that I took with my daughter many years ago through my local guild. It was a Petite Project on the EGA website that Judy Jeroy kitted up for us and taught. I finished mine and kept thinking I would change the colors on my daughter's piece after she abandoned it. I never bought different crewel wool so I finally decided to just stitch it.
Monday, May 16, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Well, this has been a super busy weekend with my youngest graduating from college. Bittersweet, in so many ways.
Gifted gorgeousness is the brainchild of Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching . You are supposed to post anything that was gifted to you, is a gift for someone else, has the word "gift" in it...You get the idea!
I think Pour ta Fete by Lindsey Lane Designs works as the original stitcher made it as a gift for an aunt's(?) party.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
I love working on this, but try not to stitch on it too much. Why? I have two other pieces that are close to being finished. If I can get them done, I will feel like I can work on this more.
Sunday, May 8, 2022
This was such a fun stitch that I am thinking about starting another crewel work. This was a piece from Chrissie Juno-Mann that I took at the Royal School of Needlework.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
I try to stitch on this piece every day. It makes me happy to see progress so here is the last photo I shared with you:
And here I am now:
I will try to take a photo of the whole project next time I share.
And the More Than a Rose piece- I need to make detatched buttonhole to the gold thread. I still need to figure it out.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Jo asked why so much chocolate in my photos. I'm doing #the100dayproject on Instagram. I decided, as a joke, to do #100daysofchocolate2022 . I try not to eat the chocolate every day...
Here is my calendar for April:
And here is my calendar for March, since I didn't seem to post it:
I am trying to finish More than a Rose:
Monday, April 25, 2022
First, thanks for all the encouragement on Blue Larkspur. I still need to get with my friend as this piece has caused me numerous frogging encounters. If it is not in properly, the other motifs don't fit. Sigh.
I have been able to get 15 stitches a day(Mostly) on Purple Mountain Majesty by Gay Ann Rogers.
More Than a Rose is progressing nicely. I am no expert on needlelace, but I am enjoying the process:
And I needed a piece to stitch on Sunday's at my mother-in-law's house. It is dark in there and I need to be able to see my stitching and keep up my end of the conversation. So out came the class I took at the Royal School of Needlework when I visited in 2019. It is a little crewel piece by Chrissie Juno-Mann
Monday, April 18, 2022
Well, this weekend was a blur. My husband and I are busy doing yard work and Saturday was the perfect day for tree trimming. Or that is what he told me. 😂So I really didn't do much stitching as I was fairly tired after that. Sunday morning I was up early making cinnamon rolls and egg casserole for Easter breakfast at church. When I finally sat down to stitch, this is what I discovered:
No! Not the chocolate!!! I am pointing to the little red motif where I made a mistake...all the way on the other side of the project!!! I, obviously, can't count. It is not the fault of the designer, Krista West. Her work is fantastic. I am going to put this piece in time out. Hopefully I can get a friend to look at it and help me decide what to do. Her super-power is finding mistakes and helping you figure out how to fix them.
I need to start an easy project to get my mojo back. Or eat the chocolate!
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Well, this is all Jo's fault. She talked me into it. Jo holds a fun blog hop every year at Easter and she talked me into starting something new. Only one problem. I gave the said object away before I took a photo.
First the details: hop over to Jo's blog which is linked above and follow all the links she shares. There will be a letter at each blog that will be put together to make a phrase. It is fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.
Back to my problem of mailing said object before I took a photo.....
Thank goodness I am easily enabled. Helen D. over on FlossTube is holding a SAL on Erica Michael's seasonal berries.The hashtag is #berryseaonalsal . I, of course could not resist. And unlike the SAL's I do with Fiber Talk (which are more like START a longs), Helen D finishes her projects. So I managed to finish one berry, just in time for the Easter Treasure Hunt.
Not the best fully finished object, but I did finish it! My goal is to get a summer one done before the 4th of July. Don't hold your breath!
Oh! You need a letter, don't you? Here it is:
And next hop to
Monday, April 11, 2022
I try to stitch on this piece every day. It doesn't always happen, but I am making progress.
Here it is from March 21:
Here I am today:
Trying to get all the tent stitch done so I can work on the fun stuff!
Saturday, April 9, 2022
I am enjoying stitching on Pour ta Fete. I wonder if I just worked on it, would I get it done this year?
I pulled an orange thread for the lone "A". It is close to the color of the chocolate wrapper....
Working on the left side of the sampler and trying to get to the bottom. I am truly enjoying this piece!
Friday, April 8, 2022
I have been plugging away on my More Than a Rose Group Correspondence Course from EGA. I finally completed the background and was able to move to the fun stuff.
Here is the background completed with bullion knots and dragonfly:
The snail is supposed to have a thread woven in the shell. I am debating on whether to use brown or another color. Thoughts?
I originally did the dragonfly with pink, but didn't like it. The blue works in my mind!
Friday, April 1, 2022
Well, it is the new moon so it is time to post my Totally Useless Stitch a Long-(TUSAL) a photo of my orts.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
Well, it is all Jo's fault! I started something new this weekend.
A little Mill Hill Bead Kit. Hopefully I will have it done for the Blog Hop Jo is scheduling.
Pour ta Fete got a bit of attention:
As did Purple Mountain Majesty:
I stitched very little on the Lizard Canvas as I need some threads to do the background:
And I'm not sure about the gecko's head. I may have to do some ripping.
Plugging away on More than a Rose. That background!
And I managed to start the hemstitch on Red February:
So what did you stitch this weekend?
Friday, March 18, 2022
The important word is TRY!
Pour ta Fete by Lind
I really want to start a new piece as I feel like it might cheer me up a bit. But a bit of progress on one or all of these would also be a blessing!
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Well, I am glad I have a reminder on my phone for this lovely little challenge. I was wondering, what have I stitched that could count as a "gift"? Hmmm. Not Purple Mountain Majesty by Gay Ann Rogers-
(The trees are supposed to be half crosses, BTW. They just look a little weird to me.)
Not More Than A Rose by Melinda Sherbring:
You can't tell, but there is a ton of shiny threads on this piece!
Put Pour ta Fete will work! I think the original sampler was stitched as a gift for an aunt! That counts, doesn't it?
Go check Jo's Blog out to see more Gifted Gorgeousness!
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022
Gay Ann Rogers posted a challenge to stitch 15 stitches a day. I'm all for a new challenge! I decided to use Purple Mountain Majesty Heart as it has a ton of tent stitch that needs to be done.
Here is my start:
Ignore the crazy trees. They get another layer and I will fix them then.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
New numbers were called for WIPGO, so I have abandoned the Lizard Canvas until I catch up for this month. But I did spend some serious time with Springhill by Rosewood Manor.
Here is where I started:
I'm a slow stitcher so I am happy with my progress. Now to dig out Angel of Love by Lavender and Lace.