Sunday, June 26, 2016

Catching Up: February......

Stitching commenced in January and
I had a few finishes from my Crazy January starts.

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I have always loved this design and it was
just perfect as Valentine's day
quickly approached.  I did my own
colorway and just love the color combination
of chocolate and cherry on the linen.  

BBD "Sweetheart Sampler"
Stitched on WDW 30ct w/ Victorian Motto

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One goal this year was to stitch more ornaments
so I joined a monthly SAL.  My first
finish was this older design from
a Shepherd's Bush newsletter.

SB "Be Jolly"
stitched on 25ct evenweave with hand-dyed threads

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With Valentine's Day approaching, I
decided to stitch this sweet holiday
design from years ago.   I just loved all of the
Be Atitude series and am happy
to have finish added to my collection.

SB "Be True"
Stitched on 32ct white linen with recommended threads

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Another goal I set for myself was to
stitch the Prairie Schooler's ABC series. 
I have had the designs for several
years and decided I wasn't going
to wait any longer.

I am stitching mine all together with three
rows of nine designs.  Even though
the chart indicates the design
size to be 70 x 70, a review revealed
this was not the case for most of them.  
I was obsessed with making sure
the alignment is even.  
I have counted, counted again,
sketched it out on paper, counted again,
and then counted again
to insure I have enough spacing between
them without running out of fabric.

Since the second row would be the longest
(few were 70 stitches wide) I decided
to start with "J", which would be the
first design in that row.  
Oh my goodness....I never thought that
pumpkin would end.  It seemed like it took
forever to stitch but I got it done.

Prairie Schooler "J*K*L"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen with recommended DMC

If I had it to do over again, I would
have changed the color of the pumpkin
but I can live with it now.

I not very happy with the coverage even
though this is 40ct but I will wash this
once done and hope the weave will
tighten up a bit.

Since I planned to finish a block a month,
I carried on to catch up and stitched
the next one for this month.

Prairie Schooler "J*K*L"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen with recommended DMC

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And my last finish for the month was
another Crazy January start.
So glad I finally have this sweet design stitched.

CHS "Be My Love"
Stitched on PTP Legacy w/ DMC

She is now framed and ready to be added
to the George and Martha wall....

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Thanks for visiting & happy stitching.......


  1. Wow, so much lovey stitching! Love the piece for your George and Martha wall. And the PS alphabets -- I messed up with that on the spacing. But hopefully I'll get back to it sometime anyway. Love how yours is progressing!

  2. What wonderful pieces you have stitched and finished! Your George and Martha piece looks great in the frame you choice. Good progress on your ABG Sampler by The Prairie Schooler!

  3. Beautiful finishes Karen! I love them all!

  4. The SB Be Attitude series is really neat!

  5. So many wonderful finishes in just one month? Adorable!
    Love them all!


  6. Wow - you've been busy and everything is beautiful!

  7. Hi there Karen.Your needle has been busy! I adore that alphabet project and your stitching is lovely. I too have the Cornwall Cottage Sampler in my stash...later on for me. Enjoyed viewing your projects. Happy Stitching!

  8. Lots of fantastic finishes!!!! That Alphabet will keep you busy for awhile!

  9. I'm so glad you are posting on your blog again, Karen... not being on FB or Instagram, I've missed all these lovely finishes! I really look forward to your PS Alphabet progress... Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Your stitching is really pretty. Very nice job on all of pieces. Really like how your alphabet is coming along.

  11. What a lot of lovely finishes!! I tried to pick a favorite and failed. :) But I do really like those two Shepherd's Bush ones...and the kitty...and.... LOL!


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