Cross Stitch Update

UGH. Something is wrong with my blog again and posts are publishing. We’re on it and trying to figure it out. Please be patient with me. THANKS!!

I am so happy with my stitching time this week. I didn’t get too much(as if there is such a thing) and I didn’t get too little. I had the PERFECT amount to get done what I hoped.

I worked on my Come to the Garden piece by Teresa Kogut. I am stitching this with the called-for colors on 40-count Vellum linen from Picture This Plus. Here is where I was last week.

I’m super excited to tell you I finished it!! YAHOO!!!

I really pushed this week to stitch all I could as I was hoping I might be able to finish it. First I stitched the butterfly. Then came over and finished stitching the strawberry basket. I had to make the birds one stitch shorter. I was off a stitch somewhere. No one would know unless I told them so I wasn’t too worried about it.

From there I had to figure out the personalization. I put my mom and dad’s initials in the middle. I had to leave off a bird in order to get them in place. I ended up putting my niece’s initials to the left.

It’s not perfect…there are a few errors but overall, I’m very happy with it.

For those of you who have been following along as I stitched this, you know I have been frustrated time and time again with the chart. Things that typically are symmetrical aren’t…the border especially. I’ve made my own errors many times. I’m glad I made a commitment back in November that I would put one thread minimum into it each week. One thread isn’t much and some weeks, that’s all I did…but it kept me moving and eventually, I got the itch to just finish it. I highly recommend that method to anyone who is “stuck” but still wants to finish the project.

I also stitched on Home Sweet Home by Little House Needleworks. It’s our stitch-along piece. Here is where I was last week.

I made good progress on this too. The leaves are all stitched. I did change the color to Moss. I am also planning to stitch the red of the flowers in Mannor Red. It’s the same dark red I was using on Come to the Garden.

The goal is to finish this over the next week. It shouldn’t be too hard to finish it.

I plan to pick up my Black Dog Sampler from The Scarlett House and put as much time as I can into it. I’m working really hard on finishing as many things as I can. I have a couple of things I want to stitch in the near future but I don’t want to start anything new until I finish a few more things.

I am stitching mine on a 40-count Dirty Tea Cup by Needle and Flax.  With the called-for colors AND two extra yellows. I was able to get a little stitching on it. Here is where I was last week…and that’s where I stayed.

That’s my wrap-up for the week. What have you been stitching on?

13 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. Your finished Come to the Garden is beautiful! You do such beautiful work and any little mistake you have nobody would be able to tell even if told and besides any mistake makes your piece uniquely yours. Looking forward to seeing the framed finish.

  2. Stephani in N. TX

    I was aware there was a glitch in the blogging releases but it didn’t keep me from coming back to check and see if there was something additional. Love your photos of Come to the Garden even though there are several that are just small portions of al you accomplished. The smaller photos showed the beautiful colors of what you stitched, especially the butterfly and the berry basket. Makes me think I need to look at this chart or at least the designer’s other work as the piece is quite lovely.

  3. Renea Yarolim

    All your projects are beautiful. I especially love Come to the Garden. I wanted to cross stitch this chart because of you. I have worked on it for two weeks now. I have the borders all done (and yes I have a couple of areas that did not turn out right but I made it work) and now I am working on the flower/vines on the outside of the border. Congrats on finishing your inspirational Come to the Garden cross stitch. I am hoping mine will turn out as beautiful as yours.

  4. Hi Jo!
    Your Come to the Garden is beautiful. I have that on my list to do at some point. I enjoy your blog and other reader’s comments!
    Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your wonderful family.

  5. I love your Come to the Garden! I especially love how you changed the verse (and how you shared it with us!!!!). It is just beautiful! As busy as you are, you still get a lot of stitching done…I think busy people make better use of their time. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous stitching! I’m hoping to someday stitch something so lovely. Have a beautiful Mother’s Day!

  7. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    I found that when I tried to look at your blog with my iPhone there was a glitch but with the iPad it worked. Weird computer/blog issues. Sorry it happens to you. I enjoy your blog, I’m don’t cross stitch anymore I quilt instead. Love seeing all the photos of quilts, inspires me so much. Have a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day tomorrow.

  8. Congratulations on finishing your journey with Come to the Garden. You should feel proud of your accomplishment. It’s a beautiful piece.

  9. I have been watching your progress on Come to the Garden, and I’m glad that you finally have it finished. It is beautiful. You have done a great job. How did you change the wording on it? That is how I would want mine to look. Where can I get that part of the pattern? Thanks so much

  10. I found time to work on Land That I Love recently so now I see progress! I have one strawberry one stitch off, but I left it, for now. I think it will be fine. I also sorted my garment fabric and patterns and hope to get some guidance from Mom. Oh! I also cut out pieces for a wedding quilt. I actually managed to do a lot, for me anyways! Have a blessed mother’s day.

  11. I found time to work on Land That I Love recently so now I see progress! I have one strawberry one stitch off, but I left it, for now. I think it will be fine. I also sorted my garment fabric and patterns and hope to get some guidance from Mom. Oh! I also cut out pieces for a wedding quilt. I actually managed to do a lot, for me anyways! I hope you had a blessed mother’s day.

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