Cross Stitch Update

I spent time with Jerry over the weekend. It’s so hard we get zero time during the week so the weekend time when I typically stitch or sew passed without me getting much done.

For example…here is where I was last week on my And God Saw project. Sadly, I didn’t even touch the piece. I’m not worried…there are more days. I might not be able to keep the pace I had hoped for this but that’s okay. It might take me two months to do a section.

I am using the called for colors and stitching it on Moon Shadow from Seraphim.

I was able to get some stitching into my Miriam Dowd Sampler. This one is LONG and skinny. I am stitching it on Picture This Plus Wren with the called-for colors. I am stitching this one on 28 count linen with two strands of floss.

I made some progress and got to here…

This piece currently has my heart and it’s this one I could easily spend all of my time on. Here’s a closer picture.

The other project I worked on was A Stitcher’s Alphabet by The Scarlett House. My goal was to get all of the letters done and to start on the motifs.

Here is where I am now…

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. I want to have this one finished by the end of the month. I better pick up my game and stitch a little faster.

I’ve had some very appreciated cross-stitch gifts come in the mail recently. I had kind of told myself I wouldn’t stitch any more pears…then this pattern was gifted to me. Hmm. I’m rethinking that now. I love the strawberry pin cushion too. So fun!! Thanks so much!!

My friend Kathryn that I go to a lot of retreats with sent me these goodies. It’s Blackbird Designs Fabric, a thread card, and the chart for What Remains.

Oh wow. I’ve always wanted to stitch this piece and the fabric, YES PLEASE!! It was a great gift!

My daughter Kelli messaged me the day the newest Blackbird Designs chart came out. She messaged me. “If you haven’t bought the new Blackbird Designs chart, DON’T.” That gave me the clue that she was buying it for me for Mother’s Day. I was right.

What I didn’t know is that she also bought me the Henrietta Animal Crackers from Stacy Nash.

I’m happy to have some new patterns to take to bed and mull over. Goodness knows I have enough new projects started that I need to finish so I can’t start anything…but it doesn’t stop me from dreaming.

Make sure to stop by soon, I have a new stitch along to announce. It’s patriotic and there are options. I think you’ll love it! It’s a great beginner project so if you haven’t stitched and want to, think about joining us!!

9 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. I’m proud of you for somehow finding the energy to get excited about new patterns to dream over while saving your weekends to baptize Jerry in family. I think you should start all the projects you want to. You can tell people it’s Dr’s (Dr Kay’s) orders! The stitching you do is all gain, and the joy it brings you and your readers is priceless.

  2. Threads in anre progress. If you are enjoying how time is spent, needle and thread can wait. It’s so fun seeing what you are working and dreaming on. Impressed with your resolve not to jump into something new.

  3. Am loving your updates and I love the Stitcher’s Alphabet.
    There really is a lot of things calling to us when we want to stitch isn’t there? Take your time and enjoy the journey, where ever it takes you.
    Love and prayers

  4. I am loving your updates, especially I love the Stitcher’s Alphabet.
    There really is a lot of things calling to us when we want to stitch isn’t there? Take your time and enjoy the journey, where ever it takes you.
    Love and prayers

    1. Sorry about the double posts – it said I had already posted it but it wasn’t there so I reposted and both were there. :-/ LOL!

  5. Judith Fairchild

    You’re one busy lady. I enjoy seeing what you’re doing. Whichever type of stitching you do. Years ago I tried needle point stitching. I had the pattern thread and fabric. I started and did about half of one item. It was difficult for me and I couldn’t get the stitches done right. I finally gave it to someone who did that kind of work. I regret it now.
    I’m happy you found someone to be with you.

  6. I love that you start many projects and work on them as you like. They will always be there and you have a selection to choose from! I am the same way. Family and loved ones come first. ♥️ You are blessed beyond measure.

  7. Your pieces are looking good. I am so glad you still find some time to stitch. You are still in my prayers.

  8. I love reading your updates. I am sorry but I tend to be a bit of proofreader, but before you get any further in the upper right corner, you might want to recheck your spelling in the top row.

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