It was a company-filled weekend and a busy week playing catch up so not much got done in the cross stitch department this week. Before I get to that, I had a reader question…
“Jo, I am trying to find your post with the four seasonal cross stitches. Was the designer Blackbird or With Thy Needle and Thread? Thanks for any help you can give me.”
I think you are referring to this…It is Seasons of the Heart by With Thy Needle and Thread. All four seasons come in the same book. I’ve stitched the Fall and Winter versions. I plan to pick up these again in the new year and finish out the series. They were fun and quick to stitch.
Here is where I last was on my Come to the Garden project by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching this on 40-count Vellum by Picture this Plus with the called-for colors.
Since I had the border mess up (fixed now) I lost a little zip for this project and I really want to get it back. I love it but after that designer flub, I’m nervous to keep stitching and find more flubs.
Here is where I am today… I decided to start really concentrating on the border. It’s the border that drew me to the piece and hopefully, it’s the border that will give me back my zest for the project.
I worked on the leaves for five of the flowers. I plan to do most of the leaf stitching in these and then go back and fill in the flowers. I concentrated along the bottom.
It’s looking better all of the time. I just need to keep remembering that.
My small project was Ye Old Crow Sampler by Heart and Hand. I am stitching on a 40-count Vintage Country Mocha with the color Raven. Here is where I last was…
I ended up finishing it. I ordered some black pompoms and hope to get it fully finished soon.
Being I got that finished stitching I wanted to start another small project.
My daughter Kayla was here on Sunday overnight. That evening we sat down to stitch for a little bit. I was just floundering. I had just finished Ye Old Crow and didn’t know what to stitch on. I didn’t want to stitch on Come into the Garden as that is a lot of counting to do and harder if you are chatting and stitching.
I went to pull a new small project but none of them were kitted so I ended up stitching on one of the border flowers for Come into the Garden but then vowed that I would kit some of those small projects SOON.
I ended up kitting this and started it. This is Autumn Alphabet by The Scarlett House. I got a small start on it. It’s not hard stitching at all. If you are a beginner, this a perfect project.
I ended up kitting a few more…
This was a PDF that I bought this week…It’s Thankful by Victoria House Designs.
I also kitted A Trio of Stitched Blessings by Plum Street Samplers.
…and I stitched Joy and Good Cheer by With Thy Needle and Thread. This one will likely wait at least another month. I don’t do winter or Christmas decorating until the weekend after Thanksgiving.
You might have seen I finished the Fall version and wrote a blog post about it. If you missed that, you can find it HERE. This one is also designed by With Thy Needle and Thread. It’s called Be Ye Thankful.
It was so fun to stitch!! I love stitching smalls.
I have so many small Fall themed projects that I would just love to get stitched up but my time is running out on getting them finished before we’re ready to move to the next season. The good news is that they will save for next year. I had so much fun pulling out some seasonal pieces when I was doing the Fall decorating. It makes me want to pull out finished seasonal cross-stitch pieces for all of the seasons. That means I need to get stitching faster!! HA!