Monday, August 24, 2020

All Over the Place

I am still all over the place with my projects. A little hooking here, cross stitch there, here quilting, there wool get the idea. The only consolation is that I do finish a thing here and there.

I received the Quirky Ladies Pineberry Lane club piece from Dyeing to Stitch this month and got right to it.

Now to fully finish it. I think it will become a little pin pillow. 

Next up, my first Stitching With the Housewives Stitch, Bloom. It is stitched with DMCs from my stash on a 28 count evenweave from FQS.

It is mounted on a mat board covered in blue gingham and trimmed with white baby rick rack. I used a magnet and washer to mount it to the cute wooden mason jar which was purchased from Homestead Needleworke on Etsy. That we I can reuse it for a Fall piece.

Thanks Priscilla and Chelsea. If you haven’t watched this mother-daughter duo on Flosstubes, treat yourselves @ Stitching With the Real Housewives of Cross Stitch. 

Bird in Hand by Blackbird Designs is a Reward of Merit pattern and will finish into a sweet bowl filler. The border seems to have taken forever, though I honestly only work on it here and there. 

The floss is Merlot by WDW. Mystery linen in a 32 I think. 2 strands over 2.

Now on to the fun part. 

Next up is hooking progress. The Leaf and Acorn runner is hooked...just need to block and bind.

I am happy with it and look forward to using it this Fall. Just have to do my least favorite part, the actual finishing.

I started this rug with Lisanne as well. My goal is to hook a primitive rug that is soft looking, low contrast. 
The pattern is Summer by Salma Dhanji available from Cushing. 

I can see some tweaking that needs to happen, but I am basically happy with the start.

I have a couple of other things going (understatement), but I will save them until next time. 

All of my grands are back to school...all virtually. The younger grands are in our local schools, which plan to open face to face in September. Robert is at The University of West Georgia and Sara Ashley at Clemson. Sara Ashley will finish going through virtual Rush tonight...pretty strange. 

Hope you are all safe and well. 
Take care,

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hooking & XStitch Progress

I have been trying really hard to be more focused, and I am pleased to be seeing some progress.

July was Jolly July for cross stitchers on Instagram. I pulled out a sampler I started before Christmas last year....I had only gotten the bones of the border done...and started on it. The pattern is Bringing Good Cheer by Blackbird Designs, and like all BBDs patterns, is lovely. I didn’t finish it by the end of July, but decided to keep plugging away. Happy to say, as of last week, it is now a finish.

The linen is a little more on the golden side. It is Straw by Weeks, and the floss is the called for overdyes. 

Then I decided to stitch another of the eight Prairie Schooler Santa’s from the St. Nicholas pamphlet.

This is the seventh, so I only have one to go. Then I will be ready to fully finish them into ornaments.

They are stitched on 18 count khaki Davos using the called for DMC floss.

Next I picked Martha S Scott by GiGiR back up and I am making good progress on her. I really love this little sampler.

It is stitched on 40 count Ale Newcastle by PTP with the called for overdyes. 

Lisanne Miller of Cushing is having online rug hooking classes by Zoom. She is the Director of Caraway Rug School as well as one of the teachers. It had been my plan to have her as a teacher this year, but, alas, Caraway went the way of Covid. So, next best was to sign on for her online class. The current class is Leaves and Acorns runner. This is my progress after one class....

Next class will focus on the acorns and branches.

Christi and Sara Ashley made a girl trip to a Georgia State Park to go kayaking and had a great time.

The beautiful sky over Jackson’s ball field.

How can the county support flag football for kids, but not face to face school??? Really, so many things make no sense to me. 

Take care,