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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday Stitching

Well here it is as promised, my new fridge magnet.


This makes a perfect fridge display.  I need to get stitching on I love Fall most of All so it is ready for September.  Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery makes the cutest designs.   I used Sticky board for this one and the 8 by 10 size was perfect  with some pieces left over that I can use for Christmas ornaments. I simply mounted the cross stitch on one piece, then cut a bigger piece of board for the backing piece. I had this big red and white check fabric from Fat Quarter Shop in my stash. After putting the design on one board and the red and white fabric on another I glued them together. I added a larger washer to the back of the piece then a magnet was glued to the washer. That makes it a bit sturdier. I also added some green rick rack to the bottom. I had it in my stash as well. The little Strawberry button up at the top was in my button jar.

My friend, Brenda stopped by with my May Project bag and a Project Bag I had ordered for my Kringles project.


I love the May bag with the lovely red fabric.  Those little campers were just too cute to pass up.


I had book club here on Tuesday so I got out my patriotic stitches as my table was sporting Red, White and Blue.  You may remember that I only stitched the Lady Patriots....they get so little praise that I wanted to celebrate their achievements.  The little flag is from Knee High by the Fourth of July by Hands on Design.  You can always just stitch the motifs you like in a chart....floss tube had given me such freedom in my stitching these days.


Cross Stitch can be used in so many ways. One of my book club friends said she used to stitch but she could not see to do it anymore. I showed her my magnifier....I could not stitch either without that stitching tool.

To celebrate my birthday I am doing a giveaway of three different charts.  Follow the instructions below.


You may enter for 1....St Patricks Hoopla
                              2,,,,Easter Hoopla
                              3....July 4th Hoopla
Leave a comment telling me the number of the Hoopla you would like to receive as well as  the month  of the year you were born in!   You must live in the lower 48 states and please do not use the word giveaway.   Next Saturday I will name the three winners.  These are not new charts, gently used and a quick and fun stitch.  

I thought this would be a good way to end my birthday month. Happy Stitching....come back next Saturday for a WIP Parade.


17 comments:

Nancy said...

I would like to “win” the St. Patrick’s hoopla. My second choice would be the Easter hoopla. I was born 6/4/41 in Ma. And now live in Buffalo,n.y.

Thank you
Nancy

moosecraft said...

Love the Liberty and Freedom pieces by the cookies! :-) We've got to Red, White & Blue our homes so it feels more patriotic! The days are still blurring together with the quarantine... I agree... Flosstube has definitely taught me to get more creative with the patterns! Between substituting threads and fabrics... stitching has become so much more enjoyable! :-) Stitch on!

Sandy said...

Your basket of stitches is adorable. Great idea on the table using the other stitches.

Mary said...

Arlene, Your magnet is so cute!! Great finishing. Oh, I would love one of those cookies!!! Your Patriotic basket looks so lovely. Love your framed Lady Liberty too!! I need to up my stitching for my dough bowl now. I love the St. Patricks day Hoopla, I would love to stitch that!! I hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your basket of patriotic stitches looks super, Arlene! Both framed piece are lovely as well. Your strawberry finish is adorable and your new project bags are lovely. What book did you discuss at book club? Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Georgia said...

Arlene, you have given me so many good ideas today, and the refrigerator magnet is such a simple finish. Thank you for sharing. Many blessings to you and yours...

miriam said...

Love all your little small. #4 for me. 1951 in Texas. Thais for another great post. Miriam

Margie said...

Just recently found your blog and do enjoy reading it. Would love 3 as am starting a collection of small pillows. As for my birthday it is Jan. 1943.

Terri D said...

Good luck to the stitcher who wins! I love seeing your finished projects and especially love the little pillows you do for your basket!!

Laurie said...

The fridge magnet is beautiful and your baskets of stitches is amazing, you are the energizer bunny of stitching!Have a super holiday weekend!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love the refrigerator magnet idea and that is a pretty stitch you put on it!!
It's hard I like #1 and #2 the best--I guess my first pick would be #2 I love rabbits--and I was born in May in 48!!
and I do still cross stitch have been cross stitching off and on since my early 20's when I taught myself how to do it!!
stay safe-luv, di

sharon said...

Would love #3 for my December birthday. Actually Christmas Day! Can you share the magnifier you use? Love seeing all your finishes.

Laurel Wood said...

I adore the magnet and all of your pretties displayed for the book club. I saw where you are staying in today stitching. It sure is hot in GA today!

Mari said...

I love your patriotic stitches! And those camper charts are so, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cross stitch finishes and I enjoy reading your blog so much.
Thanks for the chance at #1 and February is my month.

Charlene from Maryland

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy reading your blog. It is good to see what others are stitching and how they are getting through this pandemic. I am in MD and we are only in a phase 1 of opening back up. I have always loved my home, but now working from home and not being able to go anywhere I am starting to get tired of surroundings. LOL. Thank you for sharing and I would love to be in your drawing. Number 2 is my choice.
Thank you for sharing your sweet family stories with all of us.

Leslie

Carol said...

Love your basket of patriotic finishes, Arlene! I finally put out my patriotic stitching for Memorial Day and was surprised at how many I've done :) That is nice that things are getting back to normal for you with book club and such. We are still locked down here and I don't foresee June getting much easier. Oh, my hair!!! :(