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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stitching Saturday

It was a busy stitchy week here in Nanaland.

On Tuesday I met my new stitchy friend, Brenda, for lunch. She has a Facebook page, Brenda's Minders and More.  I purchased these beauties from her.  If you don't know what these are they are needle minders. They affix to your stitching via magnets and they will hold your needle for you when it is time to put it aside. No more losing needles in the arm of the sofa for me.

The Tardis from Dr Who and the Bicycle are mine. The Butterfly and the flower are gifts for my sis, Leta.

After lunch I came home and got busy with some finishes.

I found the cute orange frame at Hobby Lobby for $8. It is holding my October cottage from Little House Needleworks.

I purchased a green one for my Heart in Hand Halloween Alphabet.

And finally...

I took the advice of Priscilla Blain to look for unusual finishes. I found this Trick or Trick Jack at Hobby Lobby and added my Heart in Hand Halloween to the bottom of the piece.

I finished The Most Wonderful Fright of the Year so I am officially done with Halloween stitching. On to Thanksgiving and Christmas projects.

12 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Your cross stitch pieces are cute as can be and I love the unique finishes you created. I just love this time of year and have the best time stopping by on Saturday to see your pretties. God bless you both this weekend.

Phoebes World said...

Ohhh your cross stitches are just perfect. I love to cross stitch too.
The stitch minders are so cool...why I never thought of getting one I dont know. I especially love the butterfly ( Im a pink and butterfly girl) and the Tardis seeing as I have watched every episode since the 1960s...yes Im that old but will only admit to 29 :)
Dont you just love Hobby Lobby. I paid my first visit a few weeks ago...and came home with a bag full of stuff
Have a great weekend...and Happy Stitching
Phoebe x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the creative ways you've framed your stitching! Very beautiful! Maybe I'll decorate some today! Hugs, Diane

Heather said...

I love the Tardis! I smiled when I saw it. Your pieces all look great and the frames are perfect!

Mary said...

Love your bicycle needleminder! All your finishes are just great, always good to think outside the box! Love searching HL for finishing inspiration. The Trick or Treat sign could not be more perfect for your adorable stitch. I really like the raffia and fabric bows too! Great Fall stitching! Mary

Terri D said...

You have gotten quite creative with your framing and finishing! I love these pieces! Happy Saturday!

Mari said...

You are getting so creative! I like all the unusual finishes, I really like that last one.

Sandy said...

I am home from Auburn and it seems everyone blogged. I started with you. I love your stitching. The little frames are so cute. I remember the the pumpkin thankful one from last year. You are getting creative. I just got an order from 123 Stitch in for some cloth and thread. I stitched on the Nutcrackers in the truck this weekend. I could see it with out the light because it was Aida cloth.

Arlene Grimm said...

Sandy, I am using Aida more because I can stitch on it in car line. I am also using perforated paper for some Christmas ornaments and I am really enjoying it as well. I am using White Chocolate Aida...it is such a pretty color. Taking out Smoky Mountain Christmas to work on it for a few days. I just got Kringle and Woolard and Abigail Adams in the mail. Pumpkin Spice farm is on back order.

Mrs.T said...

What creative finishes, Arlene! I sometimes wonder if the day will ever come when I can find time to cross stitch again. I've been fitting in a little bit of embroidery and small crochet projects, ever so slowly, a stitch or two at a time.

We just got a Hobby Lobby about a half hour away but I've yet to visit it. Hopefully soon!

Arlene Grimm said...

Mrs T...having a Hobby Lobby near by can be a big temptation. My nature is very weak when I enter the doors.:) You have just had so many things that are overwhelming in your life lately. Maybe you will feel free to get back to stitching one day soon.

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with your stitchery, Arlene. Especially the jack-o-lantern!