Thursday, March 3, 2016

Have You Heard?

Have you heard the wonderful news?  There's going to be another Spirit of Cross Stitch Festival!  Yep, that's right.  Jean Farish is reviving the festival this year.  It's going to be in Richmond, Virginia this year October 13-16 (at least I think that is the correct dates).  I would love to go but there is no easy way to get there from Denver.  I remember how much fun the festivals were.  I went to Winston-Salem in 1992 (that's back a ways), then to Valley Forge in 1994 and 1996.  It was so exciting to go and meet new friends and catch up with old ones.  The classes were great even if I haven't finished some of the projects from them and the shopping was incredible.  If you're interested, Jean has set up a Facebook page about it.  If we support them, maybe they'll plan more in different parts of the country next year. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

2016 Goals and An Update

Please can someone tell me where January went?  I had all kinds of plan to be more consistent in my blogging yet somehow here it is, February 8 and I've only posted one entry.  It just seems like yesterday was Christmas and here it is almost Valentine's Day.  Well, I hope to post more often but I make no guarantees.

I did make some stitching goals for myself this year.  Aside from finishing Sherrie's wedding sampler, I also want to stitch another Prairie Schooler from the 4 Seasons chart I worked on last year.  I still haven't decided which season I'm going to do next but I'm leaning towards summer.  I also want to work some more on the DMC Pets chart I started last year.  Another piece I want to try and finish is my granddaughter's birth sampler.  She is 3 now and I think it's about time I finished it.  Then when hers is done, I'll work on her brother's.  And lastly, of course, I cannot forget about the wedding sampler.  I have made good progress on it but I need to get in gear to have it done by the wedding in June.  I'm debating on changing the medallion in the middle to a monogram of her new last name initial.  I've gotten some really neat books with charted letters and I'll see if I can find one that fits. 

Speaking of the wedding sampler, here is an updated picture of it.  I can't show all of what's been stitched because that would involve taking it off the scroll frame and I'm not quite ready to do that.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a very happy new year.  2015 was lots of high and some low points but mostly the year was a good one.  I know 2016 will be even more eventful with Sherrie's wedding coming up in June.  I do have some stitchy resolutions that I'm making but more about those in another post.   

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I want to take a moment and wish all of you out there a very Merry Christmas.  Though we may be in different places, may we all come together during this season of love.  And let us remember that Jesus is the real reason for this season.

I Have Another Finish!

I have my second finish of 2015!  Now I know that sounds a little pathetic but I do have a good excuse.  I've been working almost nonstop on Sherrie's wedding sampler and just worked on this one intermittently.  This is Prairie Schooler's Autumn from their chart The Four Seasons.  The fabric is really a soft pretty brown.  I don't know why it's looks gray but it's actually brown.  My plan is to find a standard sized rustic frame for it and save on framing costs that way.  I'll buy all four frames at once so they can match if and when I stitch the rest of the series.  Now to decide which will be the next season I stitch.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Christmas Giveaway

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler is having a Christmas Giveaway.  Go on over to Victorian Motto Sampler and check out her 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.  This would be a great opportunity to try out some new (to me at least) floss.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Even More Progress

The wedding sampler is coming along really well.  I'm really enjoying stitching it.  Yes, I still get the little knots on the back of it but I've decided not to stress too much about them.  As long as they don't make the back lumpy, I'm okay with them.  It will be a little tricky stitching the center motif.  It's actually spread out on 4 pages.  I plan to copy all four of the corners it's printed on, then cut them out and tape them together.  That way I'm not worrying about what stitch goes where.  But I think I can wait on that part until I can stitch more of the words around the motif.  I'm stitching the border as I go.  That way I'll be sure it ends up where it's supposed to.

Here is another piece I'm also working on.  I joined the Prairie Schoolers SAL a few months ago and am almost finished with this one.

Autumn from The Four Seasons 

This is Autumn from an old leaflet called The Four Seasons.  It's been really fun to stitch and I hope to finish it this week.