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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stitching Saturday

Well we will start Stitching Saturday with some FFOs.

 I am so enjoying my sewing machine that allows me to finish some of my projects on my own. Thanks to Yvonne, the Night Owl Stitcher on Floss Tube who taught me to do the ruched ribbon and bead finish on Autumn. And Thanks to Priscilla at Priscillas who shared her idea of ripping fabric for ribbon finishing on projects. I am so thankful to the generous Stitching community to be found online.

And my Prairie Schooler Village is back from the framer. I am sorry for the glare...it is hard to get a good picture as I use regular glass on my pieces. I have tried the non glare glass and it tends to flatten out the stitches in a way I do not like! I usually choose plain frames because I want the stitching to be the star in my projects.  On the botton is an older piece from Prairie School Autumn chart. I did it years ago.

Now on to my Stash...

I received this Prairie Schooler Santa in a giveaway at Shelley KeyX stitcher on Floss Tube. I think I will stitch him and display him next summer.

Heart in Hand released some fall charts and I HAD to have them. Heart in Hand is another favorite of mine.

Autumn Alphabets.

I had been looking for this older Prairie Schooler chart and finally found it at a reasonable price on the Bay of Evil.( Ebay). I will be stitching it next spring.

My friend, Sandy at I Majored in Home Economics on my Blogroll, shared all the Little House Needlework cottages with me. I got started on October. I am changing it a bit and using overdyed flosses.  When I finish them I am passing them on to my other stitchy friend, Sandy.  I think it is funny that both of the ladies who are crazy for cross stitch like I am are named Sandy.


And another start on Prairie Schooler's Up On the Housetop. It will have three pretty houses on it. Santa will be flying over them of course. What is it with me and Villages? I just love houses.

I have all fall and winter whips going on right now. I am also making my monthly Christmas ornament and stitching ornaments for my eight grands. I need to get busy to get everything finished on time.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Busy we are. I am trying to stitch stitch too. Your PS village is amazing. I love it!
Your Autumn pieces came out great too.
Truly a great hobby!

Terri D said...

You know that I love seeing your beautiful work and when they come back from the framer....wow!!

Mari said...

They all turned out so good! I love your work!

Robin in Virginia said...

I really like the frame molding you used for the PS Village. PS designs are always a pleasure to stitch. You have received some good looking charts. I look forward to seeing your fall and winter WIPs.

RJ said...

Oh my Arlene so many lovely stitches. I love the ones you have stitched and will be stitching. The framing looks wonderful. I have stitched the Sunflower Santa and enjoyed it very much. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Joseph Shields said...

Arlene, your PS Village stitches are gorgeous, what beautiful framing. You have lots of great projects to stitch in your stash!!

Great finishing, I have not tried the rouching yet but will check out Yvonnes instructions and great idea for ripping fabric for a bow!! Yes, you get so many great ideas from other stitchers and they are so generous in their sharing. Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

Mildred said...

What a thrill for me to see your projects. They are beautiful! I love everything.

I like to look online at homes for sale (just so I can see the home decor lol) and recently I saw a home with many fine cross stitch pieces similar to yours. I wish I could find it again to show you!

Have a pleasant evening. We've had a nice, cool day!

Carol said...

How wonderful your framed PS samplers look together, Arlene! I really must stitch both of them soon!!I hadn't seen those cute Heart In Hand charts yet--they are adorable. Think I'll have to add them to my shopping cart at 123 Stitch next time :)

Hope you have a relaxing and stitch-filled Labor Day weekend!