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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday Stitches

Its not Autumnal August but another round of Christmas stitching. Santa will be here before we know it.


I started on Erica Michaels Christmas Carols. Don't you love my little elf needle minder? I got it from Brenda's Minders and More.


Here it is finished. I thought it looked pretty good for a first attempt.  That one over one stitching at the bottom was not really fun at all. Kay Kirn, one of my fellow NoAla Stitchers had done a class on strawberries and she gave me the hint that you do not over stuff it as you want the top to be as flat as possible. Thanks Kay!!  I have two more of the carols and I think I will do one in a jewel tone green and one in a turquoise.  I found the ribbon at Hobby Lobby that I used for the topping. A perfect match!!

And here is my drawer of Christmas goodies waiting for the tree.


I also finished an ornament I plan to give my niece who is getting married in November.


It is a Hands on Design. The finishing required a rounded piece of foam core. I knew I would not be able to cut it to my standards so while browsing at HL,  I saw this ornament that will work and it was 40% off so win win.  I hope to get it done by next Saturday Stitching.

I packed up some projects for Grimmwood. I have found  a new designer that I enjoy...Sugar Stitcher. I was able to get her paper charts from ABC Stitch in Houston TX.


Isn't this precious? I am only going to do a small portion for my ornament.


I plan to use some of the motifs for stitching as well.



This one is so cute too...for me as well. I am thinking of getting a small tree in the kitchen for my hand stitched ornaments.


Here is my box full of Christmas charts and scraps of fabric. That J is going to be made for Joshua this year.  I think I will so the little Christmas tree on the front of Marshmallow World for Audrey. They are the only grands who still need a Christmas ornament.

Have a wonderful weekend! I will be at my happy place.  Seeing the Canton Grimmlins and visiting with family for some porch sitting will be so nice.

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Enjoy that porch. It will soon be really nice for that. I love your strawberry. I really want to do some patriotic ones. I have found a freebie pattern for one. Those new patterns look so retro. Especially the top border of the first one. The colors you have pulled out will be so cute for them.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There are so many pretty designs for the holidays! I love marshmallow world too! Enjoy your weekend!

Nanaland said...

Oops that should be ABC Stitch in Houston for the Sugar Stitch designs.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, enjoy your weekend and your porch sitting! Well done on your strawberry stitch and finish! Sugar Stitches is the former Grandma Kringle designer. Happy Christmas stitching!

Mrs.T said...

Oh my, I love the Sugar Stitch designs you showed! I will have to be on the lookout for those!

Terri D said...

I really love how the strawberry ornament turned out! You have some cute projects coming up for the holidays!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Enjoy working on them.
Marion

Mari said...

You are a Super Stitcher! I like them all.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I want to see your Christmas tree this year with the ornaments on it!