Here is my Apostle’s Creed. I am stitching this on a 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 now…
I stitched one row of letters and then stitched the band of berries. It is such a reward to stitch the berries. The bands are such a pleasure after stitching all of the letters. Some people love stitching letters…they are okay to me but I certainly don’t love them. I love repetitive stitching where I can memorize the pattern.
I still need to go up and stitch that crown. It’s done in eyelet stitches. I don’t mind doing them but I always want to push and get another row of letters done.
I’m starting to look a the chart and decide what I want to stitch at the bottom. I love the row of tulips and I am thinking that I might just make that row of tulips be the end. She put her family initials there but I have too many in my family. I’ll keep thinking about it. Does anyone have an opinion?
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 didn’t get much done at all on this.
I’ve been really busy around here. I haven’t quit working for the day until often 9:30 at night. That leaves only an hour to stitch and by then I’m pooped. I still stitch but I’m not up for stitching one over one which is what I need to do if I am going to get this personalized. The late nights have had me picking up projects that are easier…like something with some letters. I did finish the “Coming to America” band.
I have the info ready to stitch…I just need to start stitching earlier in the evening…maybe on Sunday, I’ll try to get it done…um, I mean started. One over one, which means making your “x” over one thread of linen is not fast at all. It will take me a few nights to finish this.
I am really excited about finishing this one up. I already have a frame cut down for it.
Another project 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 now… I stitched the rest of the “R” and the “S”…I got a basket of flowers stitched too. The gold we got is a little bright but I’m going with it.
I do enjoy stitching with silk. I love that it rarely knots. I think I’m going to stitch on this for two weeks and then set it aside as I’ll have about 1/4 of it done and that’s all we need to do quarterly.
I didn’t realize this was as small of a sampler as it is.
I started another project…I’ve had this since last year at the Needlework Market in March. I just loved this the minute I saw it. I’ve been wanting to stitch them. Then Olivia at Pumpkin Hollow Quilts on Floss Tube started stitching them, I wanted to pull mine out too so I did. I’m not setting the world on fire with stitching this. I think I’m going to try to put one thread length of red in each night until I’m done. I think I want to stitch all of the pincushions.
What pushed me over the edge to start was Olivia’s reasoning. She wants some small stitched pieces that she can have out in between other holidays. I totally agree. I don’t have a lot of other pieces than Winter and Fall…These would be perfect because they aren’t for a holiday so they can be out anytime. They are just too cute not to stitch.
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 ended up stitching on this on the 25th. I am participating in a stitch Christmas things on the 25th of each month stitch along. I’m pretty loose on what I’m calling Christmas…this is easily Winter as I am making the deer’s nose black. I only stitched on it that one night. Here is where I am…
I was worried that the white wasn’t showing up the best but now that there is more of it, I’m content with it. If I could get a big night of stitching in, I might be able to get this one finished. I’m debating about finishing it or leaving it until February 25th. I’m getting out of the stitching Winter mood. We’ll see. I will for sure stick with stitching on the 25th of each month. I really want to keep that up this year. I’m hoping I could get three small Christmas things stitched by Christmas. Fingers crossed.
I am hoping that I get a little more stitching time this week. Oh, I love it when I can get to my stitching spot by 8 pm. I have my fingers crossed I can do that a few times this week. Working and being busy until 9:30 isn’t making me a very happy stitcher girl. I need to remedy that.
That’s what I was up to in the stitching department. What are you stitching??