I’ve had time off this week from grandkids and that had landed me in the sewing room. I’ve gotten a lot done and frankly am on a good roll that I’ve been sticking with so that means the cross stitch has suffered. It’s always something right?
Here is where I was at last week with Red Bird Sampler…I was a thread off and knew it. I even knew where the mistake was. My plan was to ignore it. But…
I was a good girl. I ripped out the mistake…and restitched.
Then I went on and… finished it. I wanted something off my plate and this was the easiest thing to finish!!
I have it all trimmed and ready to be made into a pillow.
I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to finish it besides into a pillow so…that’s on next week’s agenda.
Here is where I was at with Forever and Ever piece by With Thy Needle and Thread. I am stitching this on 40-count Eureka by Fox and Rabbit.
I really put most of my time into this piece. I’m getting close enough to a finish that I want it done.
Here is what I got done…
I stitched the flower and the do-dads above it.
I stitched the butterfly, flower, and my initials. After thinking about it I’m trying to decide if I should rip the “K” out and make it a “J” for my maiden name. Opinions, please??
I am liking this so much!! I love that it’s more horizontally oriented too.
Here is what is left to stitch…the rest of the flower in the pot, the bird, and the branch in the bird’s mouth. There are a couple of do-dads too but not much.
I still have to figure out colors for the bird. That’s next on the agenda. Shown below are the called for and I don’t like them. I want more of a blue.
This is my Teresa Kogut Come to the Garden. I am stitching this on Picture this Plus Vellum with the called for floss.
Here is where I was last week.
I did a tiny bit of stitching on this…It was just one night’s worth. You can see I extended the upper border and started the flower.
I am still liking this and enjoying it but Forever and Ever is so close to a finish AND…I think I want to stitch the border outline before I get too serious about it.
I started this as a stitch along. The organizers had it charted out to do portions each month. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep up because I have other things I’m stitching on…BUT…I don’t think I’m going to follow their lead as far as how to break it up. I really want to stitch the border and make sure it all matches up before I start stitching the middle.
It is my way…I just feel more comfortable knowing I have a good foundation to work from and stitching the border does that for me.
You might remember that two weeks ago I told you that I preordered this chart.
It came…I didn’t realize how big it was…oh my, it’s a biggie. On the same day, I got a piece of linen in the mail from a different place. I had ordered the linen a year ago and it finally came now.
It just so happens that the linen and chart look like they could work together. We’ll see. I’m a long way away from starting this.
For anyone who wants to join the newest Red Bird Sampler Stitch-Along, there’s still time. CLICK HERE to find the stitch along pre-order.
I talked to Liz at the Stitchery Nook and she is busy putting together the kits. A lot of you are joining us for this as well. Whoot! Whoot! It’s so fun to do it with others.
My agenda this week is to finish the Redbird pillow…and to finish the stitching on my Forever and Ever. That might be a little ambitious but we’ll see. Fingers crossed that life participates in my plans.
Make sure to stop by tomorrow evening as I have a shop tour of The Back Stitch in Elkader, Iowa. They have cross stitch and quilting goodies.