I didn’t have a lot of stitching time this week. Much of my time went into fixing the deadline quilt. Then I got into a swing in the sewing room that made it hard for me to quit sewing and cross stitch instead.
If you’re stitching along with us for the Blessed Stitch Along, I thought I’d let you know that each week I’ll post something here about my progress and also put links in for any other cross-stitch topic that I cover during the week.
I didn’t stitch any more than I already had stitched on Tuesday. I’m only this far…
I have all of March to complete the first assignment so I’m not worried a bit that I don’t have more progress. I haven’t had any questions come in so I’m making a huge assumption that everything is going okay with you. If not, feel free to contact me or Judy at Patchwork Times and ask away. We really want to help if we can. Judy did a great little cross-stitch video you can find HERE.
Here is my update for my stitching this week…
On February 25th I joined others and stitched a Christmas piece. Christy for Cross Hatch Quilts and Lori Holt are hosting a 25th stitch along. Each time it’s the 25th of the month we’re welcome to stitch along with them and work on a Christmas piece.
I am stitching Comfort and Joy by Heartstring Samplery. I am stitching this on Picture this Plus 36 count. It is labeled as Legacy but I don’t think it is. It doesn’t have the greenish tinge Legacy typically has…maybe it’s Heartland instead.
Anyway…this is where I was at when I started…
I stitched on the 25th and got this far.
I decided to stick with it and stitch on this the next night and finished it after only an hour or so more of stitching. Here it is…The color is more like the upper picture.
I really like this and now need to finish it into a pillow for my dough bowl. It’s a little big but I’m still going to make it into a pillow.
I dug through a few things that I hope to stitch on future 25th Day stitches. On the left is Christmas Fruit Basket from Threadwork Primitives. I saw this last Christmas on several floss tube channels and I just loved it. I finally caved and bought the pattern. So pretty.
On the right is a freebie from Nebby Needle. You can find it HERE. That one would be fun quilt stitch that I’d make into a pillow for the dough bowl.
Here is my A Changed World by The Scarlett House. This is where I was last week…
I am stitching this on 40 count Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen. I have a thread conversion from Country Sampler.
I worked mainly on this. I was bound and determined to get the row of houses done this week…and I did.
I got the blue house and tree finished.
Then I went on and did the black border row under the houses.
I need to finish the the row of trees above the houses…
And then I need to do the section below the houses. I’m getting close though.
I’d really like to get this finished by the end of March. I might be able to push and do that…who knows. I keep getting carried off and working on something else, like the Comfort and Joy piece I finished.
I did order a frame for this from Custom Frame Solutions. I just got a notificiation that the frame shipped. So…I better get stitching.
This is my All Creatures Great and Small. This is where I was last week…I had a blog reader tell me that my “tree” in the center looks like a vacuum cleaner. HA. It kind of does!!
I was feeling so sad with myself that I didn’t get and stitches into my All Creatures Great and Small. SO SAD. So on Thursday I had my grandkids, Gannon, Georgia and Emmett here. It was nap time. Georgie is just getting to the point I can get her to sleep on the couch if I sit by her. So I thought I would put 15 minutes of stitching into this while I sat by her and she fell asleep.
I pulled it out and darn. I couldn’t find my needle. What did I do with it. UGH. I was so frustrated. I looked everywhere trying to make sure I didn’t drop it and would have a kids stepping on it later. I did what I could to look but not get up. I didn’t want to get up and disturb Georgie. UGH. I looked at Georgie and decided yep, she wasn’t looking sleepy so I got up and looked more for the needle. NO NEEDLE. I decided to go into the dining room into my spool cabinet and get a new needle.
I sat back down. I put the hoop on my piece, threaded the new needle, flipped my work over to get the new thread secured and look. There on the underside of my work was my original needle. AHHH>>>
I was so glad I found it but wished I hadn’t wasted time looking for the needle. Last week when I was taking pictures for the blog, I pulled the needle to the back, took the pictures and forgot about it.
I ended up stitching a branch and a half and Georgie was sleeping.
So, no real progress happened on this…
Kayla has plans to come this weekend so I’m guessing that means I’ll be stitching on Consider the Lillies. It supposed to be Blackbird weekend where we stitch pieces from Blackbird Designs…such troubles I have. So many things that I want to be stitching on…and speaking of which, Judy at Patchwork Times just started a piece that I have kitted and have made a couple stitches on that I want to pick up and stitch again. AHH…there are so so many things to stitch and not nearly enough time.