HELLO…I had a good week of stitching. I stitched on LOTS of things. I’m super excited to share my accomplishments with you.
I did a little work on my Apostle’s Creed piece. Here is where I was last 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.
I didn’t get a lot accomplished on this because I had to do some unstitching. Let me explain…
I ended up ripping out. The flower you see was about four stitches to far to the right. I ended up pulling that out and restitching the flower. Normally I wouldn’t rip something like this out if it was in the middle of a sampler but this time, I needed to. The flower leaf was sticking out further than the lettering.
After that, I wasn’t too excited about stitching more on this piece so didn’t do a lot more. I did jump down and at least start the bottom row.
This is how I ended this piece for the week…flower fixed and bottom border started.
Caesar my foster dog even got into the stitching…
This project is by Teresa Kogut. I got a 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 where I am this week. It’s not a lot of stitching but it was tedious stitching…
I worked on the face. There was a lot of color changing and I did a few stitches of each color….but, WOW…Getting this face done has really brought the piece to life for me. I’ve been drudging along on stitching this but after getting this face stitched, I really want to stitch on it.
My plan is to leave the hallo and the red area around the bottom of the head unstitched for now. Then if I need a fill in project, I’ll pull this and stitch on the that part of the angel. Fingers crossed I and get the rest of the angel outlined next week.
I’m going to keep working on this…hopefully I’ll be able to stitch more on it now. I am not starting any new big pieces until this one is finished…or at least that’s the plan.
I stitched on my Spring Version of Seasons of the Heart. This is a With Thy Needle and Thread design. I’m stitching it on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha. Here is where I ended up with it this week. I previously only had the house, a moth and the flower on the house left to stitch.
I had some problems…I still have some problems and I’m trying to fudge my way through it. I went to stitch the house and there wasn’t enough room to stitch the house as charted. After counting and checking and more counting and checking, I figured out a way to improvise the piece. The house is going to be smaller…I’m likely going to have to modify the flower on the top of the house too.
I realized that I had only stitched five upward “bumps” on the bottom border. I was supposed to stitch six. BLAH!!
After I figured that out…I was still stuck with problems…like my thread getting caught…TWICE. It wasn’t a fun night of stitching this night. I do think I have this under control now…but, I’m not excited to pick it up. I need to just power through.
I pulled out my Black Dog Sampler. This is stitch along several of us are doing that was meant to take the year. It was my new year, new start. I stitched on my earlier in the year until I got to the 1/4 way finished. Then I put it away. Well April first rolled around and it was time to take it out again.
Here is where I was…
Here is where I am now… I stitched six letters, did the motif for the right and stitched the border over and started down with it.
I am stitching mine on a 40-count Dirty Tea Cup by Needle and Flax. With the called for colors AND two extra yellows.
My plan is to stitch all of the alphabets and then the row of flowers below the alphabets. Then I’ll tuck it away again until July when the next quarter rolls around. I love stitching on this. I’m using silk…and I do love stitching with silk. Not enough to stitch with it all the time, but enough to really appreciate the time I do stitch with it.
Kayla and Jasper were home for a visit. We were sitting at the table chatting and I wanted a project I would have to concentrate on.
I ended up pulling out my Pet all the Dogs by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching this with the called for colors on 40 count Seraphim in the color way Boston. Here is was where I was…
Here is where I left it. I stitched few more red triangles and filled in the tan alternating triangles. I’m about half done with that bottom section now. I am only picking this up when I need a project that I don’t need to think about while I’m stitching. I love having a project like that.
I had hoped to start a project from the When the Leaves Fall Blackbird Design book. When I was at Stitchery Nook they had the cute little pin roll on display and they had a kit to stitch it. The piece is stitched on toweling so it was nice to get the kit and not worry about sourcing the toweling. If you’re interested in a kit you can call the shop and ask for one. Here is their number. I didn’t see the kits listed on the website. 641-732-5329
Anyway, I went to stitch it and blah. The fabric is supposed to be coffee/tea dyed before stitching…so I did that. Now I’m ready to stitch. I didn’t get a chance to start it…soon I hope. I think I’m going to try to stitch something Fall-ish the last day of the month.
I made the tiniest start on Birds of a Feather by Blackbird Designs. I was going to start this before but I didn’t as I was unsure about the colors. I know other older Blackbird Design charts sometimes have floss color issues. The dye lots of the floss have dramatically changed. I ended up finally going through the colors and for now, I feel pretty comfortable with what is charted.
I am stitching this on Picture this Plus Doubloon in 40 count. I LOVE this color. It is definitely a favor color of mine.
Can you believe I put some stitches in yet another project?? I did. This is I Collect from With thy Needle and Thread. I want this piece to go with my previous pieces I stitched from Keeper of the Pins. I am not going to stitch the words “collector” that are charted along the bottom. I pulled this one night when I was really tired and only had about a half hour to stitch before bed time. It was enough to call it a start…and that’s all I was looking for.
If I was a good girl, I should probably pull my Spring Seasons of the Heart and my Apostle’s Creed pieces and only stitch on them until they are finished. Both are so close to finishing. It would be nice to have them done and have fewer projects to divide my stitching into but…who knows what I’ll be busy with and who knows what mood will strike. All I know is that if I commit to something and then get in a mood, I’ll likely completely change my mind. I can be like that. I don’t like me telling myself what to do.
Please tell me I’m not the only one like that??!!
That’s all I have for you, please share what you are stitching on…