I am still working on the top two rows of this quilt- I looked today and I need to finish 4 more blocks to have that top section finished. I am going to set a goal of doing that by the end of August. We’ll see.
Here are the other ladies stitching along:
I also made a little more progress on the 2018 Designer Mystery BOM.
Next I add a narrow, plain border, then a rather complex outer border.
I also worked on three cute patriotic cross stitch pin tucks this month...hoping against hope to fully finish them before the 4th. And I made it!!! Finished them up today and made this little display....
First was American Eagle from Threadwork Primitives. I stitched it on 36 ct River Rock by Dixie Samplar with threads from stash.
I finished it with a dark navy print and red rick rack, stuffed with wood shavings.
Next, another from Threadwork Primitives, Happy 4th. It is stitched on a 32 ct mystery linen with mostly called for threads. I left off Happy 4th because I plan to use these for all national holidays.
I finished it with a little paisley print, vintage lace vintage buttons and an Eagle jewelry finding and stuffed it with wood shavings.
And finally, this cutie from Chessie and Me, American Coast. I bought the kit which had 40 ct linen and silk threads. The tiny sailboat is my first over one.
I finished it with a pretty blue cotton print from stash, tiny blue rick rack trim and a little silk ribbon holding a vintage sailboat button that was in my button stash. It is also stuffed with wood shavings. It was my first time using these for stuffing and I love the way they make the finished product look.....worth the messiness.
We had a family graduation party for Sara Ashley on Sunday. Hopefully she will head off to Clemson in the Fall.
Flowers from our gardens in school colors.