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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Good Morning my Stitching Friends. I am sorry to report it has been another slow stitching week at Nanaland. I have been trying to decorate for Christmas, I had a doctors appointment for my yearly check up with my favorite gyn doc and I was doing some Thanksgiving prep. As an old nurse I have to remind all you ladies to get those regular check ups. I have been going to Dr S for 20 something years. I just prefer a specialist to my GP for GYN check ups. He reminded me yesterday that it is important to keep an eye on breast health, ovarian health and colon health as we age.  I got the orders for my yearly mammogram and will be checking that off the list soon.

I did finish Cranberry Christmas.

I will be making this into a pillow for the dough bowl. I plan to use red and white ticking as the back and I have some cording for the edges. I did change it up a bit and I love the red letters versus the white letters that were charted. I used the very variegated Cupid for the berries so I did not have to change colors as charted. The green is also a variegated color from Colour and Cotton..

I worked on Weatherwise by Prairie Schooler.

I am leaving off the lettering and doing just the harbor scene. I love villages.


Here is an oldie but goody that I stitched many years ago. You saw it on my Thanksgiving post. I noticed that this chart was recently re released. My copy was in a book with lots of scripture stitches. Speaking of re releases. One of my readers, Miss A, let me know that Santa Rides was re released. It was a very popular Prairie Schooler chart in years past.

I did go through my stash to make some plans for 2020. I will be doing a Very Prairie Year. Some You Tube ladies did this last year and I was late to the party so I will try it in the New Year. Each month you stitch a Prairie Schooler design, large or small.  I have a list for the whole year. I will try to share that before the beginning of 2020. If any of you Prairie Schooler fans want to join me I will be glad for the company!

On to stitching from Stash...

I have had this chart for a long time and I have tried to decide if I want to stitch these two separately or stitch them as a happy couple. Thoughts?  This will be a Grimmwood piece.

Oh we have all drooled over this piece that was available only on EBAY until it was reprinted by Blackbird Designs.  I do believe the first reprint of this chart sold out right away. I will be stitching the bunny with the tulip. I do not believe I have seen anyone stitch the basket...everyone is bunny obsessed.


Welcome Spring by Brenda Gervais...one of my new favorite designers.  This has lingered in my stash along with a Mama Chicken that I may stitch for spring as well.



I need to get this stitched for Grimmwood. I might change up the colors a bit.

And finally another Brenda Gervais design....

This Hoop La was released last year but I never got around to stitching it.

We will see if I stick to my desire to stitch what I have. We all know that March will bring all sorts of new things from the cross stitch designers. Will I be able to resist????

11 comments:

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I've not yet stitched a Prairie Schooler design, but have just put a pattern in my basket to get for stitching next year. I might just join you!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous Saturday stitching post, Arlene! Your PS stitch is looking good. Good for you on getting Cranberry Christmas finished! I really like your changes. The Thanksgiving stitch is a classic. I have started thinking about my stitching plans for 2020. I am doing a SAL with a friend of mine each month; the theme for 2020 is complimentary designs. Enjoy your Saturday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so much fun to plan for what's next! The couple would look sweet stitching together or just side by side. I love the Cranberries...and those beautiful colors! That's my fav today! Enjoy your weekend!

Meg said...

Arlene, I love your color choices for Cranberry Christmas! And the Prairie Schooler is so colorful and pretty. I like your taste in charts. I need to stitch from my stash as well, and I received some beautiful things from Robin that I’m chomping at the bit to start. We visit Starlight Stitchery in Corvallis, OR, on our way to the coast and I like to drop a good bit of money while there to support them, so I will be picking up some new things. I’ve never planned out my year in advance. Do you do that every year? If so, do you think it motivates you to stitch more?

Terri D said...

Beautiful projects coming up! I'll look forward to seeing them completed over the next year! Your work is always so good and the patterns you choose to do are always so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Love your stitching as always....you have some goodies done and some to come and I look forward to seeing them. Have a great Sunday.

Georgia said...

Hi Arlene, I just love your Saturday post:) I am going to take you up on your PS challenge. I have quite a few PS pieces I have been wanting to stitch for some time and it is exciting to think about them being done. I don't have a blog but I am on Instagram, so I will keep you updated and post them as I complete them. Again, thank you for all you do:)

Angela S. said...

I've stitched the bunny and the basket from Easter Parade. Both are beautiful and were fun to stitch!

Carol said...

Your Cranberry Christmas looks lovely, Arlene! I'm stitching a couple of the smaller motifs for ornaments, but plan on doing the larger one some day, too. Looks like you have a beautiful year of stitching ahead! You are SO organized--I just tend to grab whatever calls my name and stitch it :)

Sandy said...

I love it all. I think I really need to stitch from stash for at least a while this year. I have so much that I think it might be overwhelming me. I have decided to quit looking so much and just stitch. I love that PS piece you are working on. Those villages are simply adorable when completed. The Easter ones are going to be so cute.
Just getting back into town and trying to catch up on reading while Jeff gets his truck washed:)

Barbara said...

Just yesterday I was thinking I need to be planning some stitches for spring. That is a season I have not addressed much with my stitching.

Your plans are lovely.