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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stitching Saturday

I got some stitching done this week, even with a trip to Savannah.  I took Knee High by the Fourth of July by Hands on Design along with me. I will share some pictures of that project when I get further along.  Cathy Haberman is one of my favorite designers. Her Floss Tube videos are always interesting. I like to see how a designer thinks and creates!

I am almost done with Amelia's birthday gift...the stitching that is.


I need to finish Dorothy's dress and the rest of the yellow brick road.

Here is a close up of the Emerald City...

I stitched it with Krenik and Petite Treasure Braid. I did change the Emerald City a bit as I thought it looked rather juvenile on the pattern.

I got this project back from the framer....


Up on the Housetop by Prairie Schooler. The chart has these houses stitched separately as Christmas ornaments but I decided to group them together.  I will sit it on an easel on a side table come the holidays.

I also Fully Finished Sunshine on a Stem by Hands on Design.


and a larger view of my vignette...

It is in my guest room. And right beside it is the book, Still Meadow Daybook  by Gladys Taber.  If you can find any of these old books, you will enjoy them. So wonderfully nostalgic. The china cocker spaniel reminds me of our cocker, Taffy. She is long gone but remembered fondly. Linda, at Linda's Life Journal, I thought of you as I stitched this. I know you have a fondness for sunflowers.

I wanted to show you this stand I found at Hobby Lobby.

When I purchased it it was unfinished and the rectangular portion is fiber board and not real wood but it works great for my purposes. I spray painted it, glued on a small piece of sheet metal and the magnet is the one I glued to the back of my needlework. Now I can change out my stitching seasonally.  This stand was only $10 and I used my 40% off coupon so it was a bargain. I am thinking of going back for more and painting one white and one black.

Whatever creative outlet you enjoy, take time to craft! I do believe it is good for the soul.

13 comments:

Mary said...

Arlene, I love your PS Christmas stitch. Great idea to combine the 3 houses with the santa and sleigh! Lovely framing too. Sunshine on a Stem is so cheerful and your vignette is styled so nicely. Amelia is going to be thrilled with her BD gift!! I love the beading on it, a real Emerald city!

Mrs.T said...

Oh, Arlene, all of your stitching is just lovely, and what a great stand that is! I should get something similar.

And thank you for the exhortation to take time to craft. Between my home, church, and trust/estate responsibilities, I am feeling incredibly stretched these days. I will try and fit in some crafting time today!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love your sunflower finish, Arlene! I really like the stand you picked up at HL. Amelia's piece is looking good. I LOVE the trio of PS Christmas houses. I would have a hard time waiting to display it. Enjoy your Saturday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love 'up on the housetop'....it may be my favorite of everything you've made! I've sewed a little this week and it has felt good. Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

My sister has most of the Gladys Taber books. I have read them all. Quite different than today's writers.
Enjoy
Marion

Terri D said...

Such lovely projects! I love the one with Dorothy's shoes especially!

Mari said...

I love your Christmas stitch and the vignette!
The hobby lobby find is just perfect!

Sandy said...

Such eye candy today. I LOVE the PS stitch. They look wonderful together. One mid my favorites you’ve done. I think Amelia will like her present. The sunflower turned out adorable and I told you I love the vignette. That alone says why we are friends. That little corner is so me. I love Gladys. I am reading one of her books right now. I need comforting books like that.

Susie said...

Arlene, You are a stitchery artist !!! I love all your needle work. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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RJ said...

What wonderful stitching. I enjoyed them all but especially Amelia's birthday gift. She will love it. RJ