Cross Stitch Update

One would think being I’ve had the week off from work that I would have cross-stitched lots and lots. That would be false. I have diligently been working on my to-do list and have been very happy for the chance to do that. So…I’ve only crossed-stitched for an hour or so most nights. I got some progress but sadly no big finishes.

I was tired one night so I pulled out Pet All the Dogs. This was designed by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching mine on 40-count linen called Boston from Serraphim. I am using the called for colors. Here is where I was last week.

Here is my progress. I only filled in one of the trees and then did fill on another tree. I’m getting closer. YAHOO!!

I also put the heart on top of the two trees.

I worked on Though He Seemeth Sleeping by Lucy Beam. I am using a variety of the called-for colors. I was here when you last saw it.

I did more of the alphabet and extended the side borders down.

I was kind of stuck on the color for the ghosty hard-to-see letters. At the top, I tried one color and didn’t like it. As I was progressing down to other letters that needed the same color I knew I needed to pick a better color. I don’t mind that they are a little ghosty but not what the G and H at the top of the chart are. I ended up with Gentle Arts Woodrose. You can see I used it for the 3 and 4 for the S and the T and in the bottom row the the c and d. I am happy with the color and will be pulling out the G and H in the top row and restitching them.

I am stitching this on 40-count Sleeping Bear from Needle and Flax.

I really love this piece. I had to make myself stop stitching it and work on our stitch-along piece.

This is Chubby Bunny from Jeanette Douglas. I am using the called for colors. Isn’t it so cute? I am close to done but not all the way done. I stitched on this for three nights in a row. It was only for about four hours total. I am putzing along on this as there are so many color changes so that means lots of stops and starts. I know some stitchers thread up about five different needles with different threads in each. This would be a project perfect for that method. If it was bigger, I would probably do that.

Once I get this one done I am going to start Chubby Bird. I really want to do the two of them quickly so I would have them out for display this Spring.

The only other piece I worked on was Cupid’s Sampler. I put very few stitches into this while I was in the hospital.

After all the fretting I did over what piece I should take to stitch on, I didn’t get to stitch much and in the end, I took something entirely different. HA! Oh well. The fretting helped me pass the time and not think about the treatment so much. I am so silly sometimes.

I have no idea what

That’s my stitching update. At 9:30 tomorrow, you will find me at The Stitchery Nook in Osage. I am so thankful that the Needlework Market happened while I was going through treatment. It was a great distraction for me. I’m going to buy a few charts. Yes, I know I likely won’t stitch them all. Cross stitch like quilting has multiple facets to the hobby. There is collecting, organizing, and planning. There is the actual doing of the project. Then there is the actual finishing of the project. I VERY much like collecting, organizing, and planning. I very much like the doing. I’m okay with the finishing. So even if I don’t stitch all the charts I buy, I read them like books over and over. I study the colors and designs…all of that is fun too. Oh. I just can’t wait to go! I’m not even sure what is going to come home with me. I have a chart or two planned but who knows? Plans can change. Stay tuned!! In the meantime, I better get stitching on the projects I have in front of me. HA!

12 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. Have fun at the Nook tomorrow! I never got into cross stitch, but I can see why people do. I love the patterns with critters in them.

  2. Have a fun, well-deserved day of shopping and dreaming! Looking forward to seeing what you bring back with you. I’ve seen lots of online shops with their list of what they brought back from Market! So many new things!
    Love and prayers

  3. Enjoy your shopping today! I really appreciate your philosophy of chart stash. I hope you find some designs that make you happy and excited to stitch.

  4. Oh, Jo! I love that Chubby Bunny! Can’t wait to see what you come home with after shopping. Have fun!

  5. Kathy Henderson

    I just got my SAL package from The Stitchery Nook this week. Looking forward to starting Chubby Fox this weekend!

  6. Your Pet All Dogs is really coming along good. You will be finishing that soon I would think. The little bunny is so cute and I can understand why you want to finish that and do the next one. I hope your shopping trip was a good distraction and lots of fun. I’m looking forward to seeing what you decided to buy.

  7. What precautions do you have to take for your compromised immunity when you are out and about???stay healthy,please!!

    1. The doctors have told me I’m free and clear to do what I want…just still work on distance from people and time with people.

  8. I hope you had a good time at the Nook! I’ve been stitching on the Chubby Bunny. I agree it is so cute! Hugs,

  9. I am amazed at all the projects you have going at one time. Mind blowing! Beautiful work. Love seeing everything in process. Enjoy your shopping day….you deserve it!

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