Cross Stitch Update

No real cross stitch happened this week. I was busy. My life took a good but unexpected turn that has left me with little time. I’ll tell you more about that in an upcoming blog post…but for now, let’s talk cross stitch.

I didn’t have a lot of time so on the few nights I did stitch, it was on Stitcher’s Alphabet. Here is where I was last week. It was just a small start.

Here is where I am this week. The letters are almost done and I’ll be to the “fun stuff soon”.

I am stitching mine along with many of you. Mine is being stitched on 40 count Boston by Seraphim. I am using the called for colors. This is so cute and little. What a fun stitch.

I also worked on And God Saw.

I am using the called for colors and stitching it on Moon Shadow from Seraphim. Here is where I am now…I’m going to need to stitch faster if I am going to get that bottom rectangle stitched yet this month!! There is a lot of stitching in that area.

I only worked on one other piece. This is the Miriam Dowd Sampler from Primitive Things. Here is where I was last week.

I am stitching it on Picture This Plus Wren with the called-for colors. Over the week I only finished the rest of the band and started the “O”.

That’s all I stitched all week long.

All I can say is that over the last two weeks, my life has WILDLY flipped. I’m certain it will settle down again…In the meantime, my cross stitch pieces are suffering…but I’m totally okay with that. There will be stitching time again.

How about all of you comment and share what you’ve been stitching on…I’d love to read about it!! It’s my turn to live vicariously through you!!

22 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. Progress is progress, even if small. Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs just when we’ve settled in to a routine. My only stitching accomplishment in weeks has been a few inches of basketweave on a needlepoint stocking of a fireman. The iris are blooming. It’s a glorious time to garden gaze.

  2. I’ve been stitching on a quilt. Can you live vicariously through that? I’m known for hand quilting. I’ve finished the top section of a little one. The quilt top is white with a big pink heart made of all the pink fabric blocks I could find. I’m echoing the heart shape in the stitching. It’s not cross stitching, I admit, but it’s fun to think I’m not the only one looking for time to sew.

  3. I started a small Danish cross stitch pattern from the 70s. Ordered Danish Flower Thread and found a scrap of 32 ct. It’s a little different and I’m enjoying it. Stitcher’s Alphabet is next!

  4. I’m working on an old Blackbird Designs chart called The Country Life. I have the grassy area with animals almost filled in and I’ve started the top house section. I’ve had this chart for many years – feels good to be stitching on it!

    1. I don’t know if I’ve seen that Blackbird Designs chart. I’m curious so as soon as I’m done reading comments, I’m off to look it up.

  5. Any progress is good, right? At least that’s what they say. ;-) We’ve been with my daughter and family this week and part of next so stitching has been nil. It’s been great visiting them but I do miss my stitching a bit!
    Love and prayers

  6. Love seeing your progress. I have been working on memory quilts.I hand sew the binding, so that is taking up stitching time. I do try to stitch a little each day. I am working on And God Saw and coming right along. I noticed I made an error in the top border but I didn’t discover it until I had done two flowers on each side, and two birds and a flower in the top rectangle (working on those is when I discovered the mistake..ugh) It is making things one stitch off . I’ve done way too much to pull out stitches and I’ve decided that I’m too far along to start over. I’ll make it work. There’s just too many things to stitch and too little time to lose sleep over it. Looking to read about your “wildly” flipped life happenings.

  7. Meredith in Cincinnati

    I’m stitching on Autumn is as Joyful by Lila’s Studio, and Summer from Seasons of the Heart, Brenda Gervais. Loving both!

  8. Good progress in your little time! I worked on Love Abide almost all week with an early June deadline approaching (birthday gift!). Making good progress and just have top alphabet left. Some of my other projects have been calling so put in a little time on And God Saw, Christmas Garden, and Consider the Lilies…love it when it I can finish a quick motif!

  9. You made so much progress. I’m working on Gratitude by Lizzie Kate. I have a hard time starting a new project after I’ve finished another. I finished making blocks for a new quilt.

  10. Hi Jo—hope your wild turns have been good ones.
    Okay, since you asked:
    ~~On the the home stretch with “Newcastle Bouquet”. So excited!
    ~~Half way through “thoughHe Seemeth sleeping. Love the thought but am not enjoying all the colors!
    ~~Red schoolhouse half way through. An easy take along piece with just one color.
    —Rabbit and the rose. Love the pattern but don’t like the fabric I chose. Will start over.
    —needle case stitched over one thread on 32 count linen. What was I thinking?!?!
    —cathedral angel from a kit purchased at the Washington Cathedral long ago.
    Kitted, but not begun:
    Cherry basket
    Three Christmas carols
    Three Scandinavian ornaments
    Oh, never mind. I counted up 27 cross stitch projects, plus crewel, needlepoint,,knitting, quilts, tatting…
    How many projects do you have in progress at one time?? I’ve always wondered, and it’s been a great comfort that it seems to be so many! And thanks for your note. I were the distraction this morning. Waiting in the hospital while daughter has surgery. Thanks for being there for me.

    1. Oh Jane…love your list. I typically have about 6 going in some state of work. Your projects sound wonderful. Hope your daughter is recovering smoothly.

  11. New to your site. Last year I finished 11 Christmas socks plus many small projects. This year have another 11 to finish which 5 are finished. Have added to those Saltbox Sunflowers Sampler and a bell pull called Simple Gifts. My eyes are starting to cross with all the socks.

  12. I have Stitcher’s Alphabet about done stitching. I’ve been working on Memorial Day by Hands On Design. I want to finish it before Memorial Day. I like seasonal patterns. Also, still working on Spring Quaker cross stitch. I am doing it in 4 different colors instead of the just the lavender. I am going to start Blackberry House by Plum Street Samplers as soon as my floss comes from The Stitchery Nook. I have so many I want to get yet!

  13. I am working on A Prairie Year, currently finishing July. It’s my goal to stay ahead so I can display them during their actual month. I am also working on A Gardener’s Alphabet by Crabapple Hill. Just about finished embroidering “J”, for Johnny Jump Up…only 16 more to go!

  14. I’m working on two cross stitch projects, Lori Holt’s “Sew Happy” and “The Lord’s Prayer” by Lila’s Studio. On the quilting front I’m two weeks into cutting pieces for “The Greatest Gift” by Jennifer Long. I am making two identical quilts for my sisters for Christmas and there are hundreds of pieces to cut. Organization is no a forte’ of mine but it’s necessary for the project.

  15. I like seeing your progress even though you don’t think it is much. I haven’t been doing any stitching, but I better get some out. I have a couple of little Christmas pieces started, but stitching gets second fiddle to my sewing.

  16. I just finished Easter Rabbit and am starting Summer Sweets. Summer sweets is my first time using linen. It’s really hard for me to see the holes even with the magnifying light. Eye doctor today is prescribing progressive lenses so I think they will really help with my stitching. Waiting for Stitcher’s Alphabet to arrive and I think I’m going to start Nativity Band Sampler in hopes of getting it done by Christmas (this year or maybe next year.)

  17. Karen Stewart

    I’ve been working on a Plum Street Sampler, This Is The Day. My husband has been in the hospital this week, so not much stitching. The light just isn’t good enough and when I’d get home in the evening I was just too tired. He’s home now, so I’ll be able to stitch this weekend.

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