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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday Stitching

I had a finishing day this week...

I had  been in a quandary as to how I would finish this piece. I thought maybe a wreath, a frame??? So  I went to Hobby Lobby and took a stroll for inspiration. I could not find a wreath...none appealed to me.  No frames that spoke to me either so I wandered back to the back of the store where they have baskets, trays etc.

I found a tray for $8 but used my HL coupon to bring the price down. I found some pretty fabric on sale in the sewing section and picked up a piece of 5 by 7 Sticky Board.


Here is the finished piece. I added some Easter Eggs I had on hand so I was able to finish this for under $10.  This is stitched on 32 count Patriot's Brew.  All the fancy flosses were in my collection...most were Colour and Cotton. I would say I finished this piece for under $10.


My vignette on the Breakfast bar....See the Easter Chimes book from Diane? I thought it was perfect for this area.

My LNS called me to say that some things I had ordered had finally arrived.


I had put in an order for the whole year of Brenda Gervais' s Word Play back in July 2018. Well better late than never.lol  This was my birthday present to myself last year! I think I will start with July.


I also picked up this piece of 32 count Crystal Relic for Yule Tide on Thistle Hill.  I have had this chart for a year or so and I was in no hurry to stitch it until I saw the Stitching Group at Cross Stitch Peddler stitching it!  I would have never picked this fabric on my own...it has a bit of glitter in it.  Marlene ordered a piece for me.  I am using all the called for Fancy Flosses and I have to say that I want to just sit and stitch on this one. It is so much fun. I was going to leave off the border...until I saw it in person. It really makes this piece. Sometimes you just have to see a chart stitched to appreciate the beauty of it.

I really should work on some of my older WIPs but the struggle is real....once you find a piece that keeps calling your name, you have to answer!!

12 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Love your tray...you did a good job. Have a happy weekend.

Barbara said...

Love the finish of the rabbit and chick! I'm saving your photo to inspire me with my finishes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the way you used the tray to frame your piece! How unique and beautiful! Love the pretty Spring designs. Enjoy!

Robin in Virginia said...

I really like how you finished your bunny stitch, Arlene. Well done and it looks fabulous in the breakfast bar vignette! Life is too short to stitch on things that aren't bringing you joy. I say carry on with the piece by Abby Rose. Enjoy your weekend!

Sandy said...

Happy stitching today. Your bunny and egg turned out so cute and the little vignette is adorable.

Terri D said...

What a cute finish!! You are so creative! Loved seeing your work!

Mari said...

You are so creative! I love the way you finished that one. :)

LaNelle said...

Easter Vignette is adorable! Lovely job on your last finish & Stitch....nice stash I so enjoy stitching the Word Plays by Brenda Gervais as well everything she does! Blessings on this last Sunday in March.....

Mary said...

Arlene, Oh my, that certainly took a long time for your Word plays to arrive!! they are such fun stitches to do and I'm sure you will have July stitched up in no time.
I LOVE your finish!!! very creative and so soft and pretty, perfect for an Easter finish. Great job!!! Your vignette is just lovely!

Angela S. said...

Your finish is beautiful! I wish I was that creative🤷‍♀️

Carol said...

Oh, what a sweet finish, Arlene--isn't it wonderful to be able to finish your things inexpensively? More money for stash, right?! It looks so cute in your Easter display--love that giant bunny!

Glad your Word Plays finally arrived. I have them all, too, but have only stitched three--they really are so sweet. And the Thistle Hill piece is perfect for a Prairie School lover. I bought one of those Abby Rose Designs last month, too.

Happy April to you!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, oh I absolutely love your bunny stitch in the tray! It is perfect!! fyi - I closed withtwigsandbranches and will be only writing at my gathering basket blog. I understand completely about hearing something call your name. You must answer the call!