Cross Stitch Update

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

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.

12 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. I think you got a lot done Jo! I am currently working on Pet All the Dogs. I’m using the called for colors. I have run into a bit of an issue when I started the first tree. I think my green is a lighter dye lot than the one used for the picture. I’m anxious to see if you have that same problem and if so, how you will handle it. In the meantime, I will move on to another area of the sampler. I really like this one.

  2. Ummm…… I missing something? ALL these goodies and you didn’t have time to stich??? All is BEAUTIFUL – thx for sharing!

  3. Margaret Tobin

    I am so happy that you are meeting people at the shop on Saturday. I have plans otherwise I would drive halfway across the country to join you. Sounds like such fun. I will be with a 15 month old so I am in for lots of fun too.
    Wish I lived closer.
    All the best, Margaret ‍

  4. I have the scissors on the left hand side left to be stitched and I will be done. I have thought about adding the same stitching at the top at the bottom, but not sure at this point. I have been working on a project that I start3d over 20 years ago. I am trying to work a hour a day on it. It’s slow going bu5 am determined to finish it.

  5. Another finish! I like what you chose for the stitching camp. That will be good when finished. I also like the patriotic one you started. Happy stitching!

  6. Ginny Andersen

    This may not be much stitching in your world, but I’d say you made a lot of progress on more than one project and they all look great!

  7. Jane Bergstralh

    So enjoyed your update! You’ve got some great little pieces stitched and in progress. My good news: I completed A Savior’s Praise this week! I saw it on your blog last year and am thrilled to have finished it. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

  8. Love your small pieces Jo. You do a great job! Your posts Family and Friends and the Auction were unreadable. Hate when this happens. I hope I can pull them up later maybe.

  9. Rosie Westerhold

    Love all of your cross stitch updates. I’ve been piecing more than cross-stitching the past few years. Have TONS of things kitted up, waiting for me to get motivated again. Perhaps if I start with a small project, I will feel like stitching again.

    Just letting you know that I can’t read the next 2 posts, Auction and Family and Friends. I CAN read the one from Ray. I read on an iPad using Safari, if that helps. Hopefully, I will be able to go back later and read the next few blogs.

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