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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Stitching Saturday

Well I finished Amelia's gift right on time for our birthday celebration.

I think she liked it..



My Victorian Motto Threads arrived!! Aren't those colors luscious.

I have been working on God Save the Queen by Shakespeare's Peddler.

And I made a trip to Cross Stitch Peddler because when you finish a piece of stitching you get to kit up another.

This will be my new project.

Some of my orders had come in as well...

I will be stitching this for Grimmwood.

I am doing Cathy Haberman's holiday series.  The pattern is pricy because Cathy includes a piece of velveteen to finish the project.  I will be doing the little pin keep rather than the drum. Lots of people are doing the drums and Vonna has a tutorial so I might eventually give it a try.

And finally...

Prairie Schooler Strawberries....This will be another new finish fo me. I think they will be cute in my dough bowl.

Its always good to get out of the old stitching comfort zone. I keep telling myself that anyway!

10 comments:

Sandy said...

The pillow turned out so cute. I hope Amelia like it because I do!!!
I like all of your new picks. I have a strawberry pattern on the school house series I ordered, but haven't started yet. I made two new starts on large projects this week. I am going to do a little on each of them until one calls my name, but I have several smalls that will probably take over. I am in no big hurry on the two larger projects. I just really liked both of them. I am really wanting to do mostly smalls these days. I have been really reading several new blogs and a little Floss tube. I am trying some new things too. I struggle between being faithful to what you are good at it and comfortable with and trying something new that you see out there. One of which is a smaller thread count. I mean Priscilla is true to herself isn't she with 28 count, but then that Carol does lovely work on 40 count. One of my new projects is on 32 count. I went and bought me some extra strength reading glasses and started over three times with different needles to get the size that made it look neat enough for me. After today though, I am going to have to put the stitching aside for two weeks to do trip stuff. BUT, when I get back watch out...cuz I am going to be a stitching machine. I will share more later:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She looks so pretty and happy to have her beautiful handmade gift. I love those strawberries! They would be fun to make!

The French Hutch said...

What a very special and beautiful gift! A keepsake to hand down. Her beautiful smiling face says it all, she loves it. I wish I had your stitching skills. I'm afraid I'm all thumbs trying to do anything. I attempted doing cross stitch when I was a young mommy at home. You have a great selection of projects to look forward to. Yes, those colors are luscious! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Fourth........hugs.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on getting Amelia's pillow finished! Love it, Arlene! I like your next new stitch. You picked up several lovely charts while at the shop. I like that PS chart with the strawberries. I am a big fan of smaller projects. Your VMSS threads are indeed luscious especially the blue and purple skeins. Enjoy your weekend!

Terri D said...

I don't understand any of this stitching jargon, but I do recognize your creativity and great talent with your craft. I LOVE the Wizard of Oz pillow gift. Of course she loved it!!

RJ said...

I'm positive Amelia loved her very personal pillow. It is adorable. She looks very happy.

I love all of the new stitches you have chosen and look forward to seeing them come to completion. I'm anxious now to go read Vonna's tutorial on drums. They have scared me to finish but maybe now I will get up the nerve to do one.

Always enjoy your posts. RJ

Mari said...

I love that pillow for Amelia! You are so talented!

Mary said...

The pillow came out gorgeous and look at the smile on your beautiful daughter, you can tell she is pleased as punch!! Your finishing is excellent Arlene. I love your new purchases and Where Liberty Dwells is a favorite. I haven't attempted a drum so I'm anxious to hear how you make out finishing it.

Carol said...

What a pretty pillow you've stitched, Arlene--almost as pretty as your sweet daughter :) I do love that PS Strawberry chart--one of the few I don't own yet. Will have to start haunting eBay :)

Dianna said...

I am looking forward to seeing God Save the Queen when it is finished! Everything you do, Arlene, is so nice. Amelia's pillow turned out beautifully.