Cross Stitch Update

I didn’t get a lot of stitching time in this week. I was busy working on the deadline quilts for my grandson Carver’s school. All of my extra time went into that. I worked on them during the day so in the evening I was writing blog posts rather than stitching. I did get a little done though…

I worked on my Apostle’s Creed piece this week.  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.

Most of my stitching time went into this. I had planned to just stitch a motif and then drop down and do some more of the lettering but that didn’t happen.

I ended up….

I ended up stitching the whole row of motifs. Part of me wants to just stop everything and finish this…not yet though, at least I don’t think so yet. Soon though. I’m ready for this project to be finished.

My Come to the Garden project by Teresa Kogut got a tiny little bit of stitching done on it.  I am stitching this on 40-count Vellum by Picture this Plus with the called-for colors.  Here is where I was last week.

Here is were I am now. I have to laugh. Last week I told you that I was going to work on the butterfly. Then the night I was picking this up I didn’t start stitching until 9:15 at night. I was tired. There was no way I was going to try to stitch the butterfly. I ended up stitching on the flower instead.

This week my hope is to try to finish the flower. HA!! Who knows what I’ll actually stitch?! I guess it really doesn’t matter as long as I stitch on it at least one night.

I worked on the Spring Messenger Stitch Along. I’m stitching mine on Vintage Country Mocha.  I’m using the DMC that was called for.  This is where I was last week.

I meant to just stitch on this one night. I got all of the leaves done on the left and started stitching on the right. The next night I sat down to stitch on something else, my Birds of a Feather… I wasn’t sure about the color of floss I had. I decided I wanted to check before I really started stitching on it.

By then, Rosie had parked herself in my lap. I didn’t want to disturb her so I picked Spring Messenger back up and finished the stitching.

Later in the week I fully finished the piece. I’ll show a fully finished blog post of it next week.

I stitched one night on the Spring piece from the book Seasons of the Heart by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.  There are four seasons all in one book.  Each has a house and cute border scenes.  I have the Fall and Christmas ones done and enjoyed them through the seasons.  I don’t have the Spring or Summer ones done so that’s the goal now.  This is how far I got on the Spring one last week.

Here is where I am this week… I am stitching on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha with the called-for colors.

I finished the work in the outer border. This wouldn’t take long to finish. I’m tempted to just sit down and finish it. I promised a blog reader that I would try to do a video and show how I finish and put trim on a project. This is the one I’ll be using. Hopefully I can do that.

I had a tiny new start…
This is Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Threads, PA Dutch Tomato Pinkeep. I am stitching this on 36 count Vintage Country Mocha. You read that right. I’m stitching on 36 count. I normally stitch on 40 count by am stitching this on 36 so that that pattern pieces will work when I finish it. I think this is going to be a fun stitch. It’s all on color and the motifs are small so it feels like I’m accomplishing a lot.

Did you see that I fully finished my All Creatures Great and Small this week? You can read about HERE if you missed it.

I also filmed a floss tube video. So many of you said you are loving the chance to watch them as I’m more chatty in the videos than I am here in the blog post. I appreciate the nice comments. Again, the videos and the cross stitch update don’t always completely sync. You can push play to watch it here or you can find it HERE on Youtube, save it and watch later on your device or television.

That’s what I have for you from my cross stitch life. I’m happy with my week and look forward to more stitch this week.

My daughter Kelli and I had planned to go to Stitchery Nook on Thursday but the weather was supposed to be bad so we cancelled. UGH. I was hoping to get the fun market releases. Maybe next week…

What are you stitching on?

8 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. Kathryn DePauw

    I love reading your blog posts. It really is like we are having a conversation. Have a good day till next time!

  2. Your finishes are beautiful, and I love your WIPS! So cute. I’m stitching on Spring’s Messenger as an add on to my WIP rotation, which is working on my 17 WIPS for three days each and rotating. I’m on my last one, before starting back to WIP #1. I find it exciting and productive, even though I sometimes get to a WIP I don’t want to put down after three days! Happy Stitching!

  3. Rediscovered cross stitching in October after a 30 year hiatus. I said I will never have as many projects going as these ladies, I’m getting sucked in!!
    Just received my Nashville pre-orders from the ladies at the Stichery Nook. So much fun!

    I bought Seasons of the Heart a month ago but have not started any of the charts, would love to see your finishing of Spring.

    I am participating in your Little Black Dog SAL (quarter finished) and probably will do Home Sweet Home. Currently doing Jeannette Douglas Chubby Bird, my first evenweave, and in the planning stages of Winter Rose Manor.
    Thanks for being inspirational!

  4. I ve been following you for quite a while and love to read your blog and watch your videos. I’ve never commented on anyone’s blog before but I want to revisit cross stitch and want to do Come to the Garden. The change you made by inserting the hymn at the bottom was what makes it so special. I think I remember that you offered the chart for the hymn but I can’t find it in your older posts. Please let me know if there’s any way you could send it to me. Thank you so much.

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