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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Saturday Stitching

 Happy Belated World Cross Stitch Day. We stitchers are moving on up in the world, having our own special day! I spent the day stitching....but then it is unusual if I do not sit down to stitch a bit every day. It has really helped me to get through the trying times we are living in. I remember my Mama G telling me that she crocheted her troubles away. I totally get that!

I got so into this piece that I had to finish it. This is Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's I Love Fall Most of All. I changed the colors a bit, using more green for the leaves as the trees here still have green leaves when it is apple picking time. I will make this into a fridge magnet.  It will replace Berry Picking and Ice Cream Licking.  Come October, Batty Bakery will take that spot on the fridge. I do not have many September pieces so now I have this one as well as September Word Play.  I am trying to wait until October 1st to decorate for fall. By the way, I stitched this on the gingham fabric from Hobby Lobby. I enjoyed stitching on it. You can tell it has a bit of synthetic fiber in it versus the more expensive cotton gingham but that did not bother me at all. I purchased another piece the last time I made an HL run.

I got two goodies in the mail.

And I started one of them.  I always put a piece of fabric between my q snaps and the black fabric. I learned the hard way that the q snaps can sometimes leave a white mark on the black fabric. 

I spent Sunday afternoon working on Audrey's Christmas ornament. Only three to go and I will have completed all nine ornaments. Then to FFO. I give these ornaments to the children at Thanksgiving.I am using Prairie Schooler's Christmas Alphabet if you are interested in the chart. I have to remind myself to add the chart's name. I forget that not everyone has a Prairie Schooler obsession like me!

 

I was watching Dena of Half Stitch Cross Stitch on You Tube.

I wanted to show you these snowflakes they have on display at Hobby Lobby( there were several sizes to choose from). They were located near the fabric section in my store.  I think they would make a good backdrop for a  small Winter Stitch to use after Christmas is over. I am thinking one of the motifs from Prairie Schooler's Button Up chart would look cute on a snowflake. As it sits on its own, it would work anywhere in your home.  Lately when I go to Hobby Lobby, I am thinking....ok, what cross stitch would work with this piece??? It is all in how you look at things.  

I have to end with a surprise....while listening to two of my favorite you tubers, Cathy and Nancy of Inspired Needle, I heard my name called as the winner of the Scarlett House Sampler, A Perfect World.

Cathy owns the store, Inspired Needle in Lamont, Illinois. Cathy and Nancy are sisters and such fun to watch on their you tube channel of the same name.  I may stitch this one for Grimmwood! Thanks Cathy and Nancy!! Have a good stitchy week dear friends.

10 comments:

Georgia said...

Arlene, congratulations on winning that beautiful pattern. You share so many patterns with your readers. I will be looking forward to seeing your finish with that one. As always your Saturday blog is my favorite. Thank you so very much:) As always, many blessings to you and yours...

Robin in Virginia said...

I enjoyed today's post, Arlene! The snowflake you featured looks neat and I can see something wintery attached to it. Well done on getting Audrey's ornament finished! What brand magnifier do you use (in the picture of you watching Dena)? Congratulations on your chart win from Cathy/Nancy of Inspired Needle! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

thismammablogs.x said...

I love your work your so creative. Iused to do cross stitch as a child but havent touched one for a good 10 years would love to try again soon x

Sandy said...

Those initial ornaments have all turned out so cute. I like that idea a bunch. I have some black Aida. I may need to try that for my space stitch. I just simply can't see on the laguna, but maybe Aida. Good to know about the q snaps though on black. I really think your fall apples are darling.

Terri D said...

What a great prize!! That will look great at Grimmwood!! You have been busy with your projects!!

Mary said...

Arlene, Fall is my favorite season and it can't come soon enough!! Your stitch is so pretty on the plaid fabric...I love apple picking too. Have you stitched LHN Apple pickin yet? Another cute fall one.
Congrats on getting so many ornaments done for the grands! I am so behind on all my stitching. Wasn't it thrilling to hear you name being called? I had the same experience today on Priscilla and Chelsea's floss tube. The stitch you won is gorgeous, I never saw it before either. Love the bottom border on it.

Mari said...

Congrats on winning the pattern. It's very pretty!
I like the gingham fabric you used today too.
I am anxious to see what you do with the snowflake. I think I need to go get one myself just to use as winter decor. It's so cute!

RJ said...

Hi Arlene,
I love your Fall stitch on the check linen. I think that one will go one my to buy list. Thanks for the tip for the q snaps on black fabric. And, congrats of winning that really pretty pattern. Way to go girl!!! RJ

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Congatulations on winning! I love the snowflake and will be anxious to see what you do with it. Have a blessed Sunday.

Carol said...

You're doing a great job on the grandkids ornaments, Arlene! I really like the idea of doing the initials using the PS Christmas Alphabet chart, too. Congratulations on winning that lovely chart. I bought it when it first came out, but haven't stitched it yet. Am trying to figure out something to replace "dogs" with--maybe cats? Just not sure...

Enjoy your week ahead! ♥