I had a family-filled weekend and did some garden work this week. That translated into very limited stitching time. One night I didn’t stitch at all and three nights I stitched for an hour or less. I don’t foresee a lot of stitching time this week either. Thus is the nature of the season.
I stitched on Home Sweet Home by Little House Needleworks. It’s our stitch-along piece. Here is where I was last week.
I finished this one up. Here it is all finished. I did some changes. The green was changed to Moss. The red was changed to Manor Red. Other than that, everything was called for. I feel bad for picking this…Neither Liz nor I realized the colors had changed over time. This is an older pattern and from now on, we’ll be more careful on what we pick in regards to color changes. Of course, it’s no one’s fault. It happens.
It’s a good thing I got it finished because Liz of the Stitchery Nook notified me and she is sending out the next stitch along to me. I’m hoping it’s in my mailbox today. You might remember that these are the two pieces we’re stitching. Well, actually you can choose one or the other or both.
You might remember that Liz and I were having a friendly competition to see if people preferred one project over the other. I was on the “Itch to Stitch” team and Liz was on the “Snip, Snip” team. HA!! As of when I talked to Liz on Tuesday, we’re at a tie. Can you believe it?
There is still time to order. If you are interested you can find the kits on their website. HERE is the link for ordering. We’ll start stitching on June 1st. These are small so they shouldn’t take too long to stitch.
Liz said that a few of you are going rogue and ordering the similar pattern Tomato Row. All of these are from the designer October House Fiber Arts.
I already have this pattern and I just might stitch this one after I am done with the other two. We’ll see.
But back to what I was stitching.
I picked up my Black Dog Sampler from The Scarlett House and put as much time as I could 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. I am using 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…
Here is where I am this week.
I have it in my mind to try to finish this in the month of May. I think that’s doable. I just want fewer pieces sitting in my WIP pile.
I brought the border down. I added eight motifs on the right and two motifs on the left. I think I have eight motifs left. Some of them are bigger ones though. I’ll be so happy to have this finished and on my wall.
I really do enjoy this linen. If anyone has a source to get Needle and Flax linen in 40 count, please let me know. I’d love to have another piece. I also love to get some in different colors. It stitches up so nicely.
One night I picked up this piece…Birds of a Feather by Blackbird Designs. I am stitching this on Picture This Plus Doubloon…another linen I love that isn’t easy to find. I am stitching with the called for DMC. I didn’t spend the money and get silks. I only stitched on this one short night. I worked on the top border and then added the flower and letters.
I might have stitched on it a little more but there is a symbol on the chart that isn’t in the thread legend so I don’t know what color I am supposed to be stitching. UGH. The symbol is an outline of a triangle. I had an old original chart. Does anyone have a new one? Can you tell me what DMC color is needed for the triangle outline? I would like to keep working on this. After I’m done with Black Dog Sampler, this one might become my new focus piece.
I put VERY few stitches into this. I was waiting in the car on Monday night to meet up with my daughter Kelli and her family. I went to Georgia’s preschool graduation. I stitched for about 15 minutes and got a few more of the red triangles stitched.
This is Pet all the Dogs by Teresa Kogut. It’s a piece I am excited about stitching. Of course, I love the big red house!!
I did film a new Flosstube video. You can see it here by pressing the triangle play button or you can find it HERE on Youtube. You can save it and watch it later on your television or device. I have to admit, I’ve become a Youtube girl. I watch more Youtube than regular television!
If you watch you can see a sneak peak of my drum finish. I have a blog post about that coming up next week.
Watch in the next week or two. I’ll try to do a Stitch with Jo and show you how to get started on the new Stitch Along.
That’s all I have for you. I hope you got lots accomplished in the stitching department. For the amount of time I had to stitch, I’m actually happy with what I got done.