Welcome to Stitching Saturday....you know I had to get an emoji after seeing Sandy's at I Majored in Home Economics. I love that my emoji is thin and has no wrinkles. :) If you want to make one for yourself that you can use in Texts, blogs etc download the free app Bitmoji.
Now on to stitching....
I had a finish this week.
This piece is inserted into a tart pan that I picked up at Dixie Darlin in Pigeon Forge in September. I will admit that this was NOT an easy finish. I had to fiddle with it quite a bit and I ended up using Priscilla Blain's idea of putting some fabric inside like a pie crust. This covers several of my errors. Now I know what to do the next time I stitch a tart...which will be in July when I do Betsy's Tart. I put the tart pan on my grands table and he looks very happy skating there. I will admit I changed the pattern. Santa had a very creepy watering can that he was carrying as he watered the trees. I changed it to a snowflake. I love the freedom to re design some charts. I would have never changed a chart before I started watching Floss Tube.
Seeing the picture of Margaret I am reminded that today is her 8th birthday. We will be celebrating next weekend as she shares her birthday week with Elliott on the 5th and Daddy on the 6th. My oldest child will be 39...how did that happen?
I also had a new start.
I am leaving off the sun and moon and the lettering. I will add Foothills Farm to the area between the house and the barn. It will be going to Grimmwood at Foothills Farm. I was just tired of stitching Christmas things and I was getting anxious about finishing some projects so I loaded them all into a big Cracker Barrel Gift Bag and I will work on them as I desire. They should be done by next Christmas!! Prairie Schooler Designs have always been my favorites and I just calm down stitching their charts.
And look what came in the mail this week...
My stitching friend Sandy M from Missouri, sent me this set of Christmas Rules by Lizzie Kate Designs. I have not decided if I will stitch them together or separately. I am seeing a bowl or basket filled with little pillows and ornaments to coordinate with the charts.