Last Friday when I gave you a cross-stitch update, I told myself, I couldn’t work on anything else until I was caught up on the Blessed Stitch Along. So like a good girl, Friday night I worked on it and got this far…
I did the stems on the white pumpkin, did the leaves and vine around it, and started the next pumpkin. Two of my leaves are off a stitch but it really doesn’t matter. It doesn’t affect the design at all. Life is way too short to fuss about it.
That overnight is when I got really sick and I couldn’t pass off my crappy feeling as anything else except the flu.
So…Saturday when I woke up, I told myself that I felt so crappy that I could stitch on anything I wanted. So I stitched most of the day on Saturday while I binge-watched Yellowstone.
Any guesses on what I stitched on?? If you guessed…
All Creatures Great and Small you’d be right. Here is where I was last week when I showed you an update.
My plan for the week was to go to the right and stitch that big chicken that I had started. So much for plans. I didn’t follow a single one this week!!
For those of you wondering. This project is All Creatures Great and Small. It’s a Barbara Ana Design stitched on the called for linen, Vintage Country Mocha. It’s stitched with the called for Anchor floss except where you see red, I used Achor #20. It’s an awesome red.
Instead of stitching that big chicken, I came down and finished the church instead. I did the bird on the church and everything to the right of it. For now, I just outlined the gravestone markers. You might remember that I was thinking of personalizing that by putting my husband’s initials and possibly birth and death dates. For now, I outlined the markers and will putz with that later.
I went down and worked on the border leaves and the green grass above the bottom border too. I’ve been trying to put one length of that green color in every time I sit down to stitch. That way the border isn’t too tedious and it isn’t left to the very last. It’s a happy compromise to get it finished.
I had hoped to finish the house this week but that didn’t happen. I got feeling better, the weather changed and I was behind so Tuesday night I only stitched an hour. Wednesday and Thursday night I didn’t stitch at all. That rarely happens but Buck’s kids are going to be here this weekend (Saturday four more grandkids will be here) and we’ll have a big family supper here on Monday night. So…that means I need to get a bunch of things done before they get here including writing blog posts for all of those days in advance as I’ll likely be too busy when they are here to get them written. Plus if the garden can get tilled, it needs to get planted. It is definitely not cross-stitch season anymore.
Here is where I ended up for the week on this. I’m VERY happy with it so far. I hope it keeps going well.
I’m starting to get far enough along on this that I want to start figuring out what I’ll be stitching next. I don’t know why I start making plans as I’ll likely stray from the plan anyway!!
I’ll catch you all next week. For those of you who stitch, I’d love to know what you are stitching on.
For those of you who only tune in only Fridays to catch the cross-stitch update, there was another cross-stitch-related post this week. You can find it HERE.