I didn’t get a lot of stitching done on the weeknights but did get quite a bit of time over the weekend.
I’m really getting the want to push and get A Changed World finished. I am going to hosting the Blessed Stitch Along starting on March 1st. I have so many other projects going on…it would just be nice to have one more finished. I’m not a girl that likes too many projects going.
This is where I left off with A Changed World by The Scarlett House. This is stitched on 40 count Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside.
I’ve been working on that row of houses near the church…
Last week I only had a start on the church. This week it is finished, the tree is stitched, the house stitched and athte grass below them is all stitched.
Every time a few more stitches get in this, I get more and more excited. For a bit, I had lost interest. It was easy for me to set it aside when I worked on Anniversaries of the Heart last fall. Now…this is the piece I really want to stitch and get done.
Here is the ending picture for the week. It’s starting to look like I might get this finished someday. Fingers crossed.
This is where I left off with… All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana Design. This is stitched on the called for Vintage Country Mocha with the called for Anchor thread.
I was in a push to get that barn stitched. You might remember that I decided to replace the called for barn color that was a little pink colored with Anchor #20. I originally saw Cynthia from Stitching in the Light on Youtube do that…then I saw CarolCrago on Instagram switch to a darker color of red and I knew for sure I wanted to do that. Here is her’s.
Oh my…that’s an inspiration to keep stitching on this and to use the darker red. I love it!!
If you’re an Instagrammer, Carol is the perfect person to follow. I just love her work and if you’re looking for a floss tube, I love Cynthia from Stitching in the Light.
So where did I get on mine…This far. Not too far at all. I only had an hour to stitch one night on this over the week and all I got done was this much fill-in on the barn.
Not a lot of progress but I only had one short evening to stitch. I’m having company over the weenend. Buck’s kids are coming. So I am saving this for then. If I need to sit with one of the kids to get them to fall asleep, filling the barn in will be the perfect thing to do.
If you read a blog post earlier this week, you might know that our daugther, Kayla, was home and we started out Consider the Lillies piece by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.
I stitched on this on both Saturday and Sunday. Much of my stitching time went into this.
If given my own devises, I wouldn’t have started this as I have other things going but being Kayla wanted to stitch it, I wanted to join her. It’s always been on my list to stitch it. In fact, I had the floss and chart already here.
My sister came for a visit on Tuesday. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to visit. She has five kids and over 20 grandchildren-10 of hers have graduated from high school so are on the dating scene. I have five kids and 9 grandchildren. We are both so busy keeping up with our families that we don’t get time to keep up with each other!!
Anyway, she was curious about my cross-stitching. I showed her what I was stitching and what I’d already stitched. I showed her the cute tin of Anchor floss Kayla got for me…This one.
My sister, Judy, hemmed and hawed. She was a cross-stitcher back in the day. She is really tempted by this chart. I just might talk her into cross-stitching again. Hmm. We’ll see. She took a picture of the chart with her camera so I’m hopeful that maybe that means she’ll go home and order the chart…
I had a fun haul at the thrift store. There was a bag of floss. It said $1.50 on it. I was in a big hurry and quickly looked at it. I flipped the bag over and on the opposite side, it said “silk”. I looked again. Yes. This was silk floss for cross stitching. I would love to grow a collection of silk for projects so this was perfect.
This isn’t a brand that most cross stitchers use but I can imagine myself using a piece on the occasion when I don’t have the particular silk that is called for.
It was well worth the $1.50. If they’d have had more, I would have bought it too. But…I’m going to be thankful for this.
My goal for the week is to focus most of my time on A Changed World. I really want to get that one finished and up on my wall. I ordered a frame and I’ll be lacing and framing that myself once a frame gets here and once I have the stitching done. I can’t wait…
Other good news, Liz from The Stitchery Nook contacted me. She has my “Heaven and Nature” laced…next up she’ll get it in the frame and then I can go pick it up. I have my fingers crossed that she’ll call before she’s off to the Needlework Market in early March. I can’t wait to have another piece on my wall.