Cross Stitch Update

I didn’t have much stitching time this week at all. For two nights I never touched a needle. That rarely happens. Most of the other nights I only stitched for an hour or so. I’ve been loaded with grandkids days and then in the evening, I have to write blog posts and get caught up around the house so stitching has gone to the wayside.

I still managed to get a few stitches in and I’m going to celebrate that.

Here is where I was last week on my Birds of a Feather from Blackbird Designs. I am stitching this on a 40-count Doubloon by Picture This Plus. I have the called-for threads.

Here is where I am this week. I mostly stitched the border flowers at the top.

I only stitched on this one night so I didn’t accomplish a lot.

I worked on Pet All the Dogs by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching this on Seraphim’s 40-count linen called Boston with the called-for flosses. Here is where I was when I last showed you…

This week I bopped around and started a lot of things just to add some landmarks. It’s my hope that when I pick it up, having the few stitches in the house will make it easy for me to get started stitching on it.

I plan to take this with me when I got to the retreat. Hopefully, I can make some good progress on it then.

I started two new projects this week. First up is Good Intentions by Kathy Barrick. I love the saying on this. It’s “I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions”.

I am stitching this on 40-count Fawn by Picture This Plus linen. I am using DMC. I am in love with the colors. They look so good together. I am stitching this one from the bottom up. This was one evening of stitching. I plan to take this with me to the cross-stitch retreat as well. I think filling in those bobbins would be great for fill-in…but then again, I might get that part stitched sooner. I have a few grandma days coming up and that would also make perfect grandma stitching time.

I am so happy that I started that piece. I’ve been wanting and wanting to stitch it but for some reason, I go and pick something season instead. I think this will be stitched sooner rather than later. I love it so much.

Speaking of Seasonal starts…The 25th of June happened over the last week and each month on the 25th I stitch something Christmas.

I finished my piece last month so I started a new one. This is Joy to the World by Lizzie Kate. I’m stitching this on a leftover piece of Lakeside Linen Vintage Meadow Rue. I’m using the called for colors. This was about 45 minutes worth of stitching.

On a moment of acting responsible with my stitching, I pulled out my Consider the Lilies project. I haven’t stitched on it since last fall when Kayla and I started it. I decided I needed to just throw a thread or two into it.

I ended up extending the border across the top.

As I started working on it, I hatched a plan. I’ll tell you more about it in tonight’s blog post. I’m going to say this much…I’m just thrilled to be working on it again.

I never touched my Lady Liberty by With Thy Needle and Thread. I am stitching this on a scrap of Lakeside Vintage Meadow Rue in 40 count. I was a little disappointed in myself about that.

I had hoped I might have it finished for the 4th of July, but obviously, that isn’t going to happen. I’ve decided to keep it out until the 4th hoping I might get a few stitches into it…then I will retire it and stitch on it on the 4th of every month until it’s finished. I really would like to start stitching something patriotic on the 4th of every month. This can just move into that slot.

I did film a floss tube video.

In the video, I shared some finishes and did an update. You can watch it by pushing the play button or you can go HERE on Youtube, save it, and then watch it later on your television or device.

One more thing…did you see the new stitch along? I wrote about it HERE. The project is Quaker Wisdom Berries by Erica Michaels.

They say, “Live Simply”, “Expect Less”, “Give More”. I loved that!!

These will be my first berries and my first Erica Michaels project!! We’ll start stitching on August 1st. Liz already has everything in stock so order away. HERE is the ordering page.

That’s all I have for you for this week. I have a few other things I’m thinking about starting…we’ll see. I’m always thinking about starting something. HA!

6 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. Looks like you made good use of the time you had to stitch. I stitched Good Intentions a while back. I relate to the saying as I love the perfect imperfections that happen in cross stitch. Hope you enjoy the stitch!

  2. Glad you made some progress! Every little bit gets you closer to the finish. I really like those berries. I may need to do those.

  3. Laurie Carlson

    I love how easy it is and enjoyable to read your blog post OR watch your videos! I love the pics!!! The.progress!!!
    You certainly have a LOT of bigger pieces…but if they were smalls they’d add.up quickly so why not go BIG!!! Lol!!! I agree!!!
    Oh! And I CAN relate to not picking a needle up for 2 nights in a row! I stitch sitting.up reclined in my bed. Back and muscle issues makes it the only comfortable way. These wildfires, the smoke from them, have been. Ur ING my eyes pretty bad!! I’m OUT before I can even pick my project UP!!! I guess thats good!!! NO needles are found floating in my bed!! Lololol!!!!!!
    Happy stitching!

  4. Laurie Carlson

    PS. I thought you might find this interesting!! Google….the very first thing when I opened a New Tab…suggested THIS, your blog, as an article about Cross Stitch!! I thought that was pretty cool!!! And you should know Google knows your presence here on the Internet!!! Yay!!!
    You don’t need to post this…I just wanted you to know!!

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