Monday, November 17, 2014
I do want to go thru my stash and pull the patterns for the projects I want to start in 2015. I have made a list. That way I can slowly kit them up from what I have on hand and then slowly buy whatever is missing. I am trying to put in some small projects so I will have some finishes once in a while. But most on my to do list are large.
Monday, November 10, 2014
We are to talk about our favorite things. Well I enjoy stitching on Aida. I know I am in the minority. Butterfly Fairies Night is being stitched on even weave. And it is ok but I really have to think and need good lighting to work on it. I have tried stitching on linen. My UFO Pinecone Sampler is on linen. I just enjoy stitching on Aida as I can sit back and enjoy the design coming to life without thinking about it too much.
I also enjoy backstitching as it brings the project to life. And I like large projects that fully cover the fabric. I have started adding some smaller projects to my rotation because I do like having finishes occassionally.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I was getting my fabric ready for a new start. Fixing the edges, making sure I had enough border when the next thing I knew I had started stitching on it. I made pretty good progress and will post a picture next week. It is Folk Santa from an old issue of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I am going to start a small freebie kit that came with one of my magazines. I need something to work on while sitting in waiting rooms.
Hope to have lots of progress to show next week. If I don't have to rake too many leaves!
Monday, October 20, 2014
When I went to the Tulip Festival in May I bought 20 tulip bulbs to plant. They were to be shipped in October for planting. Well my package showed up this week and along with my 20 bulbs they included a free package of mixed bulbs. The package said 15 bulbs but I counted them and there were 19. I have given some away but still have almost 30 bulbs to plant.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
This month we are to answer the question "Are you a Halloween or Christmas stitcher". I have not stitched any pieces that are either Halloween or Christmas themed. I have made some Christmas ornaments in the past but not for the last few years. I have seen a few projects that are Halloween and/or Christmas that have caught my eye and I would like to stitch. I am sure one will jump into my rotation sometime. I also don't stitch Christmas gifts for anyone as my family doesn't really appreciate them. They do like the ornaments I have made in the past and I might try doing some again.