I didn’t have much stitching this week. I had grandkids here several of the days. I’ve been busy watering the plants. We need rain and aren’t getting any so I water…and water.
I was busy working on Snip, Snip by October House this week. Here is where I was last week.
I am LOVING this stitch. I’m actually super excited about it.
I used a Nurge Hoop, you can find them HERE. I used the extra small size and I think I’ll always use this extra small hoop for any smalls I stitch from now on. I just loved it.
This piece is part of the Stitch Along. There is still time to join. You can order the supplies HERE. If you only ordered one of the charts and want to stitch the other one too, you can also do that. There is a companion tomato chart and I plan to stitch that. I already have the chart so I’m just going to order the fabric.
Here is where I am now with this…FINISHED!!
I stitched this up in three nights. It was fun and not hard.
Mine was stitched with the called-for fancy floss on the called-for linen.
I thought I might wait and start the next stitch-along piece until July, but I’m guessing I won’t wait that long. I had such fun stitching Snip-Snip that I want to stitch the next one.
I am going to the Stitchery Nook next Saturday the 17th in the morning. I am going to pick up a piece of linen to stitch Tomato Row on. That one isn’t part of the stitch along but I think I’m going to stitch that one too. If anyone is in the area and wants to meet there, I’d love it. I am hoping to be there at 9:30 am when the store opens. I’ll be leaving around 11 am. I have plans for later in the afternoon and can only be there a bit. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week I told you that June 1st was the kick of Summer Stitch Camp with the Colorado Cross Stitcher. For that, we were supposed to stitch something with a bird. I debated for the LONGEST time on what to stitch. My final choice was…Threadwork Primitive’s Patriotic Rose. It’s a small stitch. I didn’t have a few of the threads and subbed in something I had. I only stitched on it one night.
I am stitching this on 40-count Lakeside Vintage Meadow Rue. Here are my color substitutions.
This is a better picture of the colors.
I am using the extra small Nurge hoop for this one too. I really am a fan of these. I was a little hesitant of the brighter blue in the leaf…I think I’m just going to go with it. I am super excited to stitch the eagle.
The goal is to get this finished before the end of the month.
I started one of the projects I had kitted up. This is Lady Liberty by With Thy Needle and Thread. The piece isn’t very big.
I bought this chart last year and hoped to have it stitched by July 4th this year. I need to get stitching if that is going to happen. I wanted to stitch it on darker linen so the skirt of Lady Liberty might show up better. I ended up having another scrap of Lakeside Vintage Meadow Rue and am using that.
I had to sub in some colors. So far I know that the green is the color moss. Of course, I made a mistake already. I didn’t make the spot where the year is tall enough. It’s two stitches short. I didn’t realize it until I went to stitch the numbers.
That means that the bottom is probably a couple of stitches too narrow. I have to figure out how to sneak in a couple of stitches to fudge the width. It’s all okay and really not worth ripping it out.
I’d really like to get Lady Liberty outlined so that I can use this for fill-in work.
I worked a bit on Pet All the Dogs by Teresa Kogut. I am working to get the border done. I am going to a retreat in July and would like to get a few projects to a point that they would be easy to work on at a retreat. I’d like a project with fill-in work…the house would be perfect for that.
I am stitching this on Seraphim’s 40-count linen called Boston with the called-for flosses.
I am using the small-sized Nurge hoop for this one.
That’s my stitching report. There was a scheduling mix-up last week and the post didn’t load. If you missed that post, you can read it HERE.
Being I don’t have a lot of stitching time working on these small projects has been great.