Thursday, August 22, 2019

Finishes in August....

I have been plugging away on my 
#Stitch9Challenge pieces 
and added another to the finish pile.

This was a 2018 Stitchmaynia piece & I 
dated it 2018  with confidence that 
I would finish it last year....
didn't happen.

This is stitch over one on 25ct evenweave and 
I decided I didn't feel like fighting it by 
picking it out so 2018 it will stay.

Sheepish Designs "Betsy"
stitched with DMC on ivory 25ct evenweave

This one is destined to become a drum 
in the very near future.

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I love challenges and have been participating on the #24HoursofCrossStitch over on 
Instagram.  They have had a monthly acrostic 
challenge with 10 letter tasks and you choose 
to count stitches or minutes to complete each 
task.  In order to complete the tasks, I have had 
to dig through my WIPS to find projects that fit.  
The great part is I am touching some WIPS that 
have been languishing for some time.
This sweet design is one of them.  
I pulled it out to put in a few stitches and 
then decided I was close to finishing so I did.

Blackbird Designs "Summer House Pincushion"
stitched on 40ct WDW Aztec Red with DMC

I actually finished the design into the model 
finish.  This little round pincushion was 
fiddly and deciding to use sawdust to stuff it
probably contributed to part of the problem!
It is a little lumpy but I am happy with the finish.

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While I was busy finishing my pincushion I 
took the time to finish this sweet little freebie
from the Prim Stitchers Society Retreat
held this past May.  A dear friend, 
Karen Gutowski, provided this motif from an 
original sampler she owns.
Another sweet friend, Ann Dawes, gifted 
our stitching circle with these little brooms.  
Southern legend is you hang it by the door so 
that we "could sweep your troubles away."

The combination made the sweetest finish.

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Well....I am still stitching on my last two 
#Stitch9Challenge pieces which happen to 
be 2 large Rosewood Manor projects.  I do have 
until the end of the year to complete so I am 
going to keep plugging away.

As always....thanks for visiting.
Happy stitching!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

BBD The Winter Has Past....

June was a good month for finishing.

After finishing Quaker Family Registry 
turned my attention to another 
Blackbird Design.

Blackbird Designs "The Winter Has Past"
stitched on Lakeside Linen 40ct V. Autumn Gold 
with recommended threads
Finished:  June 23, 2019

The photo is a little lighter than the actual piece 
and the colors do look a little more subtle.

Another PrimMaynia 2018 piece is done.

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Thanks for visiting and happy stitching...

Monday, June 17, 2019

Little Help from my Friends....

For the past few years I have been
a member of the Silver Needle's
"A Little Help From my Friends Stitching Circle"
for the past few years and we have
received some wonderful kits.

The latest installment was this cute 
design from Little House Needleworks
called a "A Bee Study".

 Little House Needlework "A Bee Study"
stitched on 40ct WDW Confederate Grey with kit threads

Although the kit contained everything needed
for stitching and finishing, I did swap
the fabric for a smaller count.

The cute scissor fob was a gift from a friend and 
makes the perfect stitching companion.

I chose to finish as a top for this cute little trinket 
box instead of the model pillow finish.

I just love how it turned out and it makes the 
perfect home for my Hive waxer.

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I have gotten some great kits over the years from 
this club and will have to share.

Thanks for visiting and happy stitching...

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hello Summer....

Starting fresh in an effort to keep my
blog up-to-date!

I have been stitching as usual and 
have lots to share.  Hopefully I will get it 
all blogged since I do like using my
blog as a "scrapbook".

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My most recent finish is 
BBD's "Quaker Family Registry".  
I considered changing the initials and location 
for my family but decided to stitch it as is 
since I loved it so much with the 
"Bush River South Carolina" reference.

Blackbird Designs "Quaker Family Registry"
from And Blossom as the Rose
Stitched on 40ct V. Meadow Rue 
with recommended threads 

I love the muted colors in the sampler..... 

and the detail of the over one stitching
on the dates....

My favorite motif....

I love how the white is subtle against 
the color of the fabric but pops in contrast 
to the darker colors.

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"Quaker Family Registry" was a finish from 
my 2018 PrimMaynia starts.  I decided not to do 
StitchMaynia this year which would 
be 15 new starts in the month of May so 
I focused on last year's projects in hopes 
of completing them this year.

I am also participating in the #Stitch9Challenge 
on Instagram and picked 9 WIPS 
at the beginning of 2019 and will stitch 
to get them finished this year.  I will 
be back to share that list and my progress 
since we are close to the 6 month mark!

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