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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Bit More Progress

September 30, 2015
As you can see, I've made a bit more progress on Sherrie's wedding sampler.  Page 1 is almost completely finished while I have made a good start on page 2.  It's going much faster than I ever thought it would.  And now that I've quit worrying about all the little knots on the back, I've been moving much faster on it.  They're so small that it's not going to hurt to have them on the back.  Now I have had a few real snarls and those I have removed.  I've been lucky to have caught them before stitching on so that's been a blessing.  There's only been one that I had to cut out so I think I'm doing okay.  I really do think I can finish this before the wedding.

A Prairie Schooler Update

September 30, 2015
I guess it's time to update my Prairie Schooler I've been working on.  I have made quite a bit of progress on it since last month.  I've been trying to work at least an hour a day on it but more often than not I'm still spending way too much time on the ipad.  I have deleted most of the games on it and have been trying to limit the amount of time I've been playing the few that are left.  Also I've been spending a lot of time stitching my daughter's wedding sampler.  I've made really good progress on it and I can actually see myself finishing it by the time the wedding rolls around next year.  So I guess I'm okay with the way this one looks right now.  It is a fun piece and is working up rather quickly.