I missed two nights of stitching but I did get some time stitching when I had doctor appointments last week. I think I’m still a little short of cross-stitch time compared to normal…but not too bad.
At the doctor’s office and again with the grandkids, I worked on Pet all the Dogs by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching this on 40-count Boston from Seraphim. I am using the called for colors.
I worked mostly on the house. I am chugging along pretty well on this and am getting much of the fill-in work done. I feel like I need to start searching for another fill-in project in the upcoming months.
I did start the angel at the top of the house.
Here is where I am now…
I have the simple goal of finishing the angel this week and hopefully working on the rest of the alphabet to the right.
I spent time on Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs. Here is where I was last week.
I am stitching this one on Flannel Flower from Fox and Rabbit. I am using the called for colors.
Here is where I am now.
This is what is supposed to look like when it’s all finished.
I stitched the tree and the bird. I’m a little disappointed with the tree. It has red-ish decorations on it. I can’t see them very well. I’m thinking I might go back and stitch over them with a brighter color of red.
My goal this week is to finish the flower motif and then start one of the middle big motifs. If I could get one of them stitched, I think it would feel like I made really good progress.
I am having fun with this…
I had two different blog readers ask if this was still an available chart. It is. You can find it HERE. It was originally a single pattern but went out of print. It’s on the secondary market and expensive. They republished it in this book, Home for the Holidays. I like the book and want to stitch the Christmas Stockings in the book.
I pulled out my Deck the Halls piece on Sunday night. I had a longer session of stitching time and I was relatively sure I could finish it up if I stuck with it. Here is where I was…
You might remember that I said I wasn’t really happy with how the Christmas balls were showing up on the toweling that I am stitching mine on. I remedied that by doing a backstitch around the ornaments. Back stitching isn’t my favorite but in this case, I think it was necessary and made the balls pop. Now I like it…and it’s all finished.
Well not all finished. The stitching is finished. I’m hoping to fully finish it over the weekend. I have an idea for the remaining toweling and hope the plan works. I’ll show you the idea if it works…just don’t throw your toweling away in case it does.
I had more time that night to stitch something else so I pulled out this piece.
It’s been a long time since I stitched
This is Lady Liberty from With Thy Needle and Thread. I started this at the 4th of July time and never finished it. I thought I should try to pull it out the 4th of every month and see if I can finish it by the time the 4th of July rolls around again.
I only added a little bit of white for her skirt and then it was bedtime. I love the linen I am using on this. It is Lakeside Linen in the colorway Vintage Meadow Rue. The colors, which are the called for, just pop on this!
I feel like I am not making a lot of progress. I think having two big pieces that I am stitching on at the same time slows me down. BUT…I like having them both. Had I not had the Pet All the Dogs with all the fill-in work, I might not have stitched at the doctor’s office. If I didn’t have it, I might not have stitched when the grandkids were here. So…I keep a could of projects going and just live with the slow progress.