Friday, September 25, 2020

I’ve Been Busy!!

It’s been a busy week. Not quite sure what has spurred me on to get this much done. Perhaps the change in weather? Whatever, I’m not complaining.

I’ve finished off a couple of hooking projects including binding!!! And moved another forward.

This is Spring, and I have made good progress on it.

This photo is a little dark, but the colors are pretty soft.

Next up, Indian Corn, a pattern from Cushing, taught on Zoom by Lisanne Miller. 

Blocked and bound....woohoo!

Next up is Scaredy Cat, a free pattern by Lindsay Bowles, found here.

Friend Lauren at Rugs and Pugs shared the link and hooked her own adorable version.

Today I played catch up on weeks 6-8 of the free Snowdrift runner by Kathy Schmitz.

Less than perfect stitching, but I guess it’s an overall effect. Kathy’s stitches aren’t perfect either and she says that’s fine.

I fully finished these two cross stitch berries that were the first two issues of the Dyeing to Stitch Berry Club.

I used Vonna Pfeiffer’s finishing instructions. The berry patterns are by Erica Michaels and are her Quaker Berries.

I ordered this wonderful little shaker pincushion from NHShaker Shop on Etsy.

And I love the spiderweb on top.

Macy has really become a young lady. She is a freshman in HS this year. 

She is attending virtually, but still cheers at HS football games. Seems rather odd to me.

Take Care,

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Happy Birthday SA

Spent the day with Sara Ashley today at Clemson. It couldn’t have been nicer weather to celebrate this girl’s 19th. And her mom and I, suckers that we are, took their three pups along because SA needed to see them.

The sampler I started on the first for September Sampler Soirée is a finish.....

Mary Harley 1808 by The Scarlett House on 40 count Legacy Linen with the called for NPI silks. It was my first time using NPIs and I love them. I had planned to rotate this sampler with Ann Roberts, which is a WIP, but once I started Mary, I was just compelled to see her through. 

Next I have started another Scarlett House piece, Autumn Alphabet, on 40 count Parchment by Victorian Motto Shoppe using called for overdyes. I want to hurry to get this one done since I have the ordered the Autumn Alphabet Board from Homestead Needleworke to mount it on. And it needs to be a part of my fall decor.

This is where I am thus far...

Don’t you love that cute thread keep!?!

Take Care,

Monday, September 14, 2020

Mary Brown...Sort Of

Failed to post my Mary Brown block on the 30th...maybe because I feel a bit iffy about it. You see, the block I chose for this month was a very complicated star block. I had really thought I would take it on as is and hand piece it. The more I looked at it, the more my eyes crossed and I finally knew it wasn’t happening. So, I made this simple star block with a bit of applique and it will just have to do.

I think that it looks okay with last month’s block.

I have been hooking up a storm. Finished the Acorn and Leaves runner as posted last time, but now I have even bound it!

Why does this always happen when you try to take a rug or quilt photo??

Made some progress on Spring, which I keep calling Summer.

As well as the Indian Corn...

The Zoom classes with Lisanne have really kept me busy and accountable in the hooking arena.

We celebrated Rob’s birthday at the Farm on August 27th.....He would have been 49. 

Sara Ashley went through Rush at Clemson - virtually. Strange, huh?? She is now an ADPi pledge and will be a sister to her mom, aunt and step grandmother!! It was her first choice and she is thrilled.

We also had a celebration for her birthday (early) and her finally being able to go away to school......
Cake by me is multi white layers (7)) with chocolate frosting.

Here she is in her dorm room at Clemson.  And the great tiger painting is by her!!

This is Macy and friend Sophi at the first high school football game as varsity cheerleaders.

Cowboy Candy has been preserved.

Isn’t it pretty? Almost hate to open and eat it.

Take Care,