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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Stitching Saturday

Well it is another slow stitching week friends.  Marvin and I have been at the beach and my stitching time was limited a bit. I had good intentions.

I brought along this big bag from Cracker Barrle filled with projects. I did have one finish!

This is from Prairie Schooler November. It is the smaller piece you will find on the back of the chart. I admit that I think Prairie Schooler pieces just look better on Aida. And they are surely easier to stitch on Aida.

Mary had asked about the October 31st piece that was in my Fall at Nanaland tour. It is from Lizzie Kate. I believe it was on one of the Tingle sets for Halloween. I passed that on to a friend so I no longer have the chart.  That was one of my first finishes on my own and I love it.  I am a Prairie Schooler fan and  I was happy to see that Hoffman is releasing another reprint ...Christmas Samplers. I did not get it the first time around so now I can pick it up!

Still working on the Chicken Coop for my Farmhouse Christmas.

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And hoping to get this Sue Hillis design done soon...The Most Wonderful Feast of the Year.




Finally...


Hot Chocolate by Little by Little Design Company. I saw this at my LNS and it appealed to me. I have not seen this designer before but her pattern is cute.  Pardon the tilted fabric...it was late at night when I snapped this picture.

I want to give a shout out to a new Floss Tube channel...new to me anyway! Jennifer, The Whistlestop Sticher. I just found her channel this week thanks to Pam and Steph at Just Keep Stitchin.  Jennifer is a quilter as well as a cross  stitcher and she and her husband own The Whistlestop Quilt Retreat in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Their retreat is an old farm house that is just the cutest thing ever. She is planning some open cross stitch retreats there in the future and this stitcher would love to go to one  just to see the farm house. So go by and say hello to her this week if you have some free time.

Happy Stitching!!

9 comments:

Phoebes World said...

My stitching projects are at a standstill.. so many things on my plate right now. Im making a few crafty bits for the Fall season
I love your cross stitching..and I must admit I prefer working on Aida..so your Prarie Schooler November is perfect

Have a wonderful weekend

Phoebe x

Robin in Virginia said...

Love the Gobble Wobble bag from the Cracker Barrel! Your PS finish is gorgeous; I love the verse and the colors. You are making good progress on the WIPs you featured today. Little By Little isn't designing any longer. I need to see if I have that chart. Enjoy your Saturday!

Mary Hutchins said...

I haven't stitched in a while, you always inspire me to stitch again!! Love your pieces!!

Terri D said...

Lovely things, as always! I always love seeing your projects on Saturdays!

Mari said...

I love that cracker barrel bag. They should put that design on a sign!
Your stitching is looking good, as usual!

RJ said...

Arlene, I love all of your stitches. The Prairie Schooler is truly beautiful. I love the colors of the fabrics you are using. What is the name of the dark grey linen and the farm stitch. Love both of those colors. I am working on my first band stitch. It is long and time consuming but I'm down to just a band and a half left. It has been really enjoyable to stitch all in one color. Have a great weekend. RJ

Gina said...

Arlene, oh I so enjoying seeing your projects. Love that most wonderful feast one! ♥

Meg said...

Arlene, that is a beautiful Prairie Schooler stitch! It looks GREAT on Aida! I had never heard of The Little Design Company before, and I googled it to find the hot chocolate chart, but cannot find it. Am anxiously awaiting to see your finished stitch.

Carol said...

I always enjoy your Saturday posts, Arlene! Love what you are working on and that checkered roof on the chicken coop is just the cutest! I always pack WAY too much stitching when I go on vacation... there is just too much other fun stuff to keep you busy while on vacation, I guess.