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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Saturday Stitching

Well it has been a Jolly July so far here in Nanaland.

I have one FFO....MY Christmas List by Silver Creek Samplers.

 Here it is all rolled up and tied. I got this idea from Stephanie Webb at Lindy Stitches.
And here it is unrolled.  So often we stitch things and we really do not get to sit and look at the final product. This finish makes this more of a Christmas book or scroll.  I used the darker fabric on the inside and the contrasting material on the outside.   This will probably sit in the dough bowl with other Christmas goodies when December rolls around.

Ornaments were stitched daily....


I finished this one! Mani di Donna is the designer for this ornament. It is stitched on 32 count blue gingham.


I got a good start on Rack Stack by Plum Street.  I love the holly. It is stitched on a 32 count fabric from Jen's Stitching Niche.   I am using two strands of floss on this piece.  A reader asked how I decide if I will use one strand or two strands on 32 count. It really depends on the fabric. Some fabric seems to shrink more in the dying process so I only use one strand of floss if that is the case. I use two strands of floss if it does not look too bulky.   If I am stitching a prim piece, I only use one strand of floss. ( Check out the finished ornament above ...I only used one strand on that stitch. But it is definitely prim.)


Another finish. It looks very different from Cathy Habermann's Chalkful ornament.  Hands on Design  charted this one with a border.  I decided to give it a more prim look by leaving off the border.


Good progress on Ebenezer's Blessing by Erica Michaels.  I am stitching this on 16 count Tarnish Aida from Jen's Stitching Niche.  English Ivy and Cupid by Classic Colorworks are the flosses used here.

And now since it is Jolly July and Christmas means gifts for special people. I am giving away this chart by Madame Chantilly. Never used so in perfect condition.  To be entered into the giveaway ...answer this question.....What is your favorite Christmas movie??? Do not use the word giveaway and you must be over 18 and live in the continental USA. Good Luck. I will announce the winner next Saturday!


Joyful Stitching to one and all!

18 comments:

Nancy calero said...

I’ve never seen this design. Very different . Would love to receive it. My favorite movie is white Christmas along with polar express.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

It's a Wonderful Life! (loved all the stitching too)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That first one is quite an achievement! I'm glad you made it into a roll that can be opened and looked at over and over again. Enjoy your weekend.

miriam said...

Always love reading your blog. I like the Christmas Movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. It has such a good moral. With a little love and acceptance a person can be changed. Miriam in triple digits hot West Texas. }.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, you have been busy doing Jolly July. Love your finished My Christmas List roll or scroll; what a great idea! Your ornaments look super. I really like the look of the Believe one on the blue/gray gingham. I am looking forward to seeing what other Jolly July pieces you have up your sleeve. Enjoy your weekend!

Margie said...

I love the roll idea. I need to work on some more smalls but have been busy trying to find a pattern I like for a baby sampler. Our 4th great grandchild is due after the first of the year. So many to choose from. As for my favorite movie I can't resist almost any Christmas movie but at the top of the list would be Miracle on 34th Street.

Georgia said...

Hi Arlene, I will pass on the drawing, although the chart is lovely. I just wanted to say I love the scroll idea. I have a Lizzy Kate, Christmas Rules, sitting on my stitching frame. I think I will use your idea with that piece. As always thank you so much for sharing. And, many blessings to you and yours:)

Laurel Wood said...

So fun to see all of your projects. Have a great weekend.

Terri D said...

I don't stitch but sure enjoy seeing your projects! I am amazed at how BIG your Christmas list piece is. Good golly! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! I am always in awe!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love all your works in progress and that first one of the list is really darling--
my favorite Christmas movie is--Miracle on 34th street--
Have an awesome week--
luv, di

Anonymous said...

Karen says: love your finishing - tho you surprised me on the first, was expecting a drum roll. What a way to keep cool with all your stitching!

My favorite movie is “A Wonderful Life” - always have to stop and watch when it comes ion.

GrammaGrits said...

Definitely 'White Christmas' for sure!!!

Sandy said...

I love the idea of a scroll for that list. I think that is such a clever idea. Would be cute in a Santa's boot or a stocking.

Mary said...

Arlene, You are making such great progress on all your Christmas stitching. Your list is amazing!! Great idea to use contrasting fabric. Will you hang it up for display during the holidays? Your solution for stitching on 32 ct with 1 or 2 threads is a good one.

sharon said...

It’s a Wonderful Life! Thank you for sharing your projects!
Praying your family is safe and healthy!

Carol said...

I love this pattern! Is it an old one? I am currently working on two fall stitchings I want to finish, so Christmas stitching will follow. I live in Arizona, and our expected high today is 117, so inside is a good place to be. My favorite Xmas movie is, "It's a Wonderful Life". Thank you!

Visits With Mary said...

As always, your stitchings are beautiful. It was refreshing to see some Christmas during this hot July day. My favorite Christmas movie is the original Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood and Maureen OHara.

Joanne said...

I just found your blog and love your projects! I love watching Charlie Browns Christmas with my granddaughter!