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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Stitching Saturday

This will be a short Stitchy Visit.  I am in the process of kitting up some stitching projects for my rotation. I will share those next week.

Here is an FFO...fully finished object.

This little cushion will be going into the Valentine Dough Bowl.

One new start is Martha Washington by Little House Needleworks. This is part of their Patriotic series. I just purchased the lady patriots. I have completed Betsy Ross and I still have Abigail Adams and Molly Pitcher to stitch before summer time. If I get Martha done I may display her in February when we honor her husband. And when is Martha's Birthday? We ought to celebrate her because she was a huge encouragement to the Father of our Country. I just googled her birthday and it is June 13th! I know you all wanted to know!!

And I pulled this back out...


I have decided that each Sunday afternoon I will work on Smoky Mountain Christmas. I am finishing up his robe and I got a little start on his wooden sleigh. I hope to complete  in time to get it framed for Christmas 2018. I am thinking of displaying this one all year at Grimmwood.  Those Bears...I almost wish I had just stitched them with the wreaths and stopped there.

Happy Stitching everyone!!

8 comments:

Linda said...

Well, Your Christmas one is gorgeous and well deserves to be displayed all year round!

Mari said...

That Christmas one is amazing - so detailed! I like the First ladies idea too.

Tina said...

Smoky Mountain Christmas is so beautiful and you are a very talented stitcher! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Tina said...

Smoky Mountain Christmas is so beautiful! You are one talented stitcher! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Mary said...

I am crazy about those bears!!! That stitch is a lot of work but oh, so worth it! Your valentine is sweet, I really like the edging on it..was that difficult to do? Looking forward to seeing your dough bowl decked out for Valentines day!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your Christmas piece is going to be stunning. Martha Washington is looking good. Well done on putting the Valentine small in finished form.

Carol said...

I'm so happy you'll be spending Sundays with Smoky Mountain Christmas, Arlene--I just love this one so much! And your little Valentine's pillow is darling. I usually try to stitch a new one each year--not sure if I'll get around to it this year or not.

Have a lovely week ahead!

Arlene Grimm said...

Mary, you asked about the piping. I watched a You Tube video to refresh my memory. I had done piping years ago. I did this one by hand. I basted teh pippin on then put the pillow together. I used Vonna's method where you put a seam at the back of the pillow. That just looks so much neater than trying to leave it on one of the sides. Hope this makes sense!!