Saturday, November 14, 2020

Fall Cross Stitch Finishes

I was able to fully finish three Fall cross stitch projects. At least I have time to display them for a couple of weeks this year.

The first is Quaker Pumpkin by The Stitcherhood. 

Stitched on 32 ct Weeks Straw using Victorian Motto Floss.

Thankful from the Twice Blessed pattern by Hands on Designs.

Stitched on 32 ct mystery linen with various floss from stash.

And the two of them displayed on my seasonal tray. 

Found the cute little vintage turkey shaker at an antique shop in NGA recently.....Made in Japan. Maybe the beginning of a small collection;-)

Fall Y’all by Stitching with the Housewives.

Stitched on 28 ct Monaco with various overdyed threads. 

Deutzia blooms in my garden, literally covered in a wide variety of pollinators.

Have to laugh.

Take Care,

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Just a Little Update

Did a little cleaning up in my sewing room today. I have really lost my quilting mojo, but I have so much to do.  Aside from cleaning, this was all I accomplished, but suppose it is better than not at all.....

A few Square Deal economy blocks for the Lisa Bonjean quilt....

Sunday, November 1, 2020

A Quick Sunday Update

I should have been posting a hand appliqu├ęd Mary Brown block today, but for the second month in a row that isn’t happening. I love that quilt and have got to get back in the groove. Honestly, I haven’t worked on any quilting the past two months. No reason, really, just haven’t.

I am working on two rugs in my classes with Lisanne. 
This one is a wide cut primitive called Small Frost. It is a pretty good sized rug and I still have quite a bit to go.

Next is a Santa which, when finished will be mounted on an old primitive cabinet door (see below). This is only the face, but he has a full body and is probably 36” tall. 

This is my first face, and isn’t very painterly, but I am not ripping it out again. The cuffs and cap brim are burly spun yarn, and the moustache and eyebrows are wool strips which have been sculpted.  This is also the fourth and final go at the eyebrows. Done.

The cabinet door I found. It’s hard to tell, but the panels are punched tin.

And for Fall, to replace the Halloween stitching, Quaker Pumpkin by The Stitcherhood.  32 count Weeks Straw, Victorian Motto Shoppe flosses stitched two over two.

I like this one and will hopefully get it finished in the next couple of days. However, there’s lots going on this week.

Sara Ashley had fun with her sorority sisters and friends for Halloween.

Obviously off campus, as masks are required on campus. She is home for a couple of days and I am having the whole family for dinner tomorrow. Excited. I miss this girl.

This guy has taken me for a merry ride lately. Can I send him to you????

Take Care,