I’m going to start out today’s post by answering a question from Char.
“I’m so happy your blog appeared as a surprise today! Can you tell me where you got the APOSTLE’S CREED? Is it a kit or chart? I’d love to find some other ones like that: Lord’s Prayer, Doxology,& Desirata(sp?)! If anyone knows where to find these, please let me know. Thank you kindly.”
The Apostle’s Creed that I am stitching is from Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery. Find it HERE. This is an older chart and I highly doubt you can get it kitted. You could call a needlework shop and have them kit if for you.
Heartstring Samplery also has Psalm 23. This is on my list to stitch. I’ll do that as a row-a-week project. I can’t find this chart for purchase online. I wonder if it’s coming out at Market in March and not out yet. I bought mine as an exclusive off the website. It was all kitted. She only does limited kits so I think they sold out. You’ll have to watch for this one to come.
Heartstring Samplery has a lot of religious cross-stitch pieces. There are many that go with popular hymns. You can find Heartstring Samplery HERE.
Erica Michaels has Nancy Alden 1787 sampler. I hope to stitch this one day too. It has the Lord’s Prayer. Find it HERE. The way it is pictured, the Apostle’s Creed is there too. All of that is stitched over one which didn’t excite me. I was however excited to find out that she has an option to only stitch the Lord’s Prayer and leave off the Apostle’s Creed. That way nothing is stitched over one.
My Big Toe has a pretty version of the Doxology. I have the chart. Seeing it in person is even better!! Find it HERE.
Little House Needleworks has The Beatitudes. My daughter Kelli plans to stitch it. Find it HERE. I’d love to stitch this one day too.
I’m sure there are many others but these are the religious pieces that I can think of that I have seen and liked. If you are reading this and know of other of these types of samplers please tell us about them in the comment section.
I plan to work on these one after another as I finish them doing the “one line a week format”.
Now onto what I stitched this week…
I put time into was Heartstring Samplery Apostle’s Creed. I am stitching this on 40-count Thornfield by Needle and Flax. It called for Harvest Basket by Gentle Arts for the words but I am using Trail Dust by Classic Colorworks for the lettering instead. Here is where I was last week.
Here is where I am this week. I am ahead of schedule on this project and that makes me so happy. My goal is to stitch one row a week but if I get more done, that’s great too.
I got two rows done and another row started. I love that I am ahead on this project.
I want to go back and stitch the other crown that needs to go in the row of crowns but I was kind of all over with my stitching this week and didn’t get to it. Maybe next week…
But, maybe not. My next piece has me wanting to put most of my time into it.
I worked on We Live in Hope by Blackbird Designs project. I am stitching this on a 40-count Picture this Plus linen called Legacy. Here is where I was last week…
I am using all of the called for flosses. I just love this. I had a goal to get the next two rows under the alphabet finished.
Here is where I ended stitching for the week.
It seems I will tell you my goal and then end up stitching completely different. I went down and finished the boat, did a few do-dads and stitched the words We Live in Hope.
The sails don’t show up the best with this linen. I am currently debating about outlining them with a slightly darker color of floss. Any opinions?
Then I stitched the flower row at the top under the alphabet. I had it in mind that I might be able to stitch that in one night. NOT. It took me 2 1/2 evenings of stitching.
I ended up with no time to stitch the next row underneath.
This project is getting close to a finish so I’m tempted to set everything else aside and stitch only on it. Not quite yet I don’t think. Who knows…I do think I’ll work on stitching the house this week.
This is Rudolph and Friends by With Thy Needle and Thread. It’s on mystery linen with called-for flosses. I only stitched on this one evening the previous week. This is tiny- only 3×3 on 40 count. This is where I was…
I finished the border on this one and connected up the green vine. Then I stitched the red berries. Oh, it’s so cute. I put in a few stitches of the called-for-white, Grits, but I think it’s too blendy for my linen. I’m going to explore and see if I can find a brighter white.
After taking the picture and seeing it in a picture, maybe the white is noticeable.
What do you think?
I worked on was our stitch-along, Black Dog Sampler by The Scarlett House. I am stitching mine on a 40-count Dirty Tea Cup by Needle and Flax. Here is where I was last week.
Here is where I am this week.
I finished the motif in the upper left corner and started stitching the “A”. For a bit here while I have other things I’m working on, my plan it to make sure I stitch a motif or letter each week. If I can do that, I’ll have it finished by the end of the year. So far, I’m ahead. I’m sure once I get so far along I’ll drop everything and finish it but for now, I like this easy pace.
I have doctor appointments next week at Mayo Clinic for my cancer recheck. I have a few appointments and I always take a project. I like to pick something that has a lot of fill work. I can stitch one color and not have to look at the chart very often. Something where I can stitch a bit and not have a lot of color changes.
None of the projects I am currently working on fall into that category. My last project was Heaven and Nature. There was always something in this pattern that was repeating. I often stitched on the house when I waited. I have numerous pictures of me in the waiting room stitching on this. More detail on this project can be found HERE.
So, I decided that I want a new project. I already had this chart…and the floss. I just needed a linen.
It calls for a 35-count Tin Roof. That’s a Weeks linen and I’m not a Weeks fan. If you look at the picture the linen is pretty gray.
As tempting as it was to just order something, I pulled out my linen and gave it a look. I really don’t have much gray linen. I ended up pulling this piece.
It is 40 count Seraphim in the color Boston. It isn’t as dark as the picture, but I think it will work, and feel pretty comfortable with it.
The colors show up nicely on it. I probably won’t get enough stitching started on this so I can stitch the house while I am in the waiting room but, check out those triangles along the bottom. I think I’ll start with those.
I’ll likely only get two triangles stitched while I wait but it’s a great excuse to start a new project.
What have you been stitching on…I’d love to know.