Monday, May 31, 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

Back Again

I am trying really hard to get into the swing of posting more often. That being said, I am back again. And since I am way behind on taking photos of my xstitch projects, I have adequate content for a good many posts.

I am slowly making progress on several things, but the this has kept us in the yard and vegetable garden. We are trying to get things done before it gets so hot and humid that it’s miserable to be outside. Here are a couple of things we have blooming....

There’s been a little progress on the Buttermold rug.

I finally got two of my Easter xstitch projects fully finished.
This one was a freebie from Whilst Iris Naps and is called Bunnies and Hearts.

It was stitched on 32 ct Petit Point linen with stash floss, backed in this cute cotton print and embellished with pink rick rack and a 2021 charm. 

This is Stacy Nash’s Spring Flowers, which came as a kit in this sweet little box. 

I coffee dyed both front(after stitching) and backing as per instructions, which was a little scary, but I ended up liking the results.  Once again, I added a 2021 charm. Both are stuffed with wool snippets.

The next three finishes are ready to wing their way to Faye Rigsbee (@carolinastitcher) for fully finishing. 

This is Gather, from last year’s Quaint Lady Club at Dyeing to Stitch (by Pineberry Lane). I stitched it in the Fall of 2019.

I used whatever was kitted, but can’t recall the specifics.

This is Grand Old Flag Pinkeep by Heartstring Samplery.

Stitched on a mystery 36 ct linen and partly called for overdyes with some substitutions. It was a fast stitch that I started and finished last week.

This pin drum is from the Blackbird Designs Sewing Club book. I started it on the Instagram Blackbird Designs  weekend SAL (now occurring on the first weekend of each month)which is sponsored by Brenda and Laura of Flosstubes fame, Brenda and the Serial Starter. 

It is stitched on the called for 40 ct Sanguine and using called for overdyed floss. I enjoyed it so much that I stitched it for a few more evenings and finished it. The small stitch on the right is the top of the drum.

Jackson, our youngest grandson, turned twelve on Thursday. The family celebrated at a local pizza restaurant.

Take Care,

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Lots Going On

Hello, folks. I really didn’t think I had enough photos to blog, but I was wrong! Here we go.....

I took a three day Zoom class with Lisanne Miller again. This time we are hooking the old Buttermold pattern, but giving it a touch of our modern ways. I love hooking this type of pattern, as it is like hooking many small patterns and you feel quite accomplished with each one. 

My progress thus far.

And a couple of close ups. Except for the backgrounds, I am hooking entirely from worms or scraps. If the wool strip is too wide, I just cut it down with my scissors. Cuts range from 4 - 8.5.

First grade Flowers had to be on break while I took this class.

Next up, I finished the Ready for Spring (Woolen Willow) top, and as soon as I make a backing it will be ready to head to the longarm quilter.

As you can see, my setting is quite different from the pattern(below). For my personal taste, I just found the setting to be distracting, so I went with sweet and simple and I really like it. My colors are more in line with Fall than Spring,
The outside borders are an old Blackbird Designs fabric. All fabrics for this sweet quilt from stash. Can you see me smiling?

This arbor never fails to amaze and please me.

I am sure I post a pic of it every year. Please bear with me...hahaha. Also, see a peak of last year’s Christmas amaryllis to the right. It had six beautiful, big flowers. 

We had lots of family goings on...

Macy’s fifteenth birthday......

Robert’s twenty second birthday (how did that happen???)...

Loved his cake. He is a huge cat lover and has two very pampered kitties of his own.

And Mother’s Day.....

Take Care,