Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saturday Stitching


It has been a good stitching week here at Nanaland. With the cold dreary weather, it is nice to sit in my recliner, turn on some classical music and pick up my needlework.

Mary Engelbreit drew this cute picture. Sewing does bring rest to my soul especially in this last year of uncertainty and now in the change of seasons in Washington, DC.  I keep hearing all this talk about self care during the pandemic. Well Cross Stitching is my Self Care.:)

I completed the stitching on my Valentine's Exchange in North Alabama Stitchers. Now to finish it and start collecting some goodies to include in my box to my stitchy friend. 

My sampler in honor of my daughter and granddaughters got another line this week.

Valentine House by Waxing Moon is coming along. Soon it will be ready for the dough bowl.

One of my Two Red Houses is complete. 

I was reading online that this years Needlework Market has been cancelled. This is the big event that usually takes place in March, was moved to May this year and is now cancelled.  They are hoping to make it an online market.  I was rather sad when I read the news as we all look forward to the new releases at Market Time.  But we must do what is best and putting it online may be even more fun for the vendors and the stitchers.  Word is the Market will be back in 2022.  

If you have not checked out the Hoffman Friday releases, I noted that an old Prairie Schooler chart, Christmas Traditions, was re released.  The old Prairie Schoolers are New Again to some younger stitchers who have come to love this designer. 

  Haul....this week I can report that I only received one chart, Lizzie Kate's Christmas ABCs. It was back ordered so I was not expecting it until February. It was a pleasant surprise to find it in my mail box this week. 

Happy Stitching Dear Friends.


moosecraft said...

I was surprised to hear about Market too! Funny (or maybe sad) thing is.....folks were wishing away 2020 thinking 2021 would be folks are already planning 2022? I think I'm just going to enjoy each day for what it is...I think that's what we all need to be a bit happier and hold a sense of sanity. :-)

Mary said...

Arlene, I felt sad that they had to cancel Market but I don't need another chart! Love the Christmas PS chart and a nice surprise for you to receive it early. Will that go into your rotation?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We really do need lots of projects to work on while we wait for things to get back to some kind of normal. The meetings and functions here in our community are still on hold. I know many people miss them. It hasn't bothered me as much. Enjoy your weekend! Love that red house and the heart in the Valentine design. Hugs!

Mrs.T said...

Such fun to see and read your stitching Show & Tell, Arlene!

My Prairie Schooler December sampler is still up in the hallway because I love it too much to take it down. I've been looking for the January chart but it seems out of stock in most places I've looked so far. Ideally I would love to stitch both January and February, but we will see. I'm still painfully slow at cross stitch (and I do other crafts so I don't make it a huge priority), but I absolutely love it and am happy to be getting back to it. Still working on that "Beside the Sea" from Tiny Modernist, but I didn't touch it through December, and neither did my granddaughters who are stitching the same piece.

Love that Valentine house and especially the key beneath the heart. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Stitching is my go to as well for some stress relief. That going up and down with the needle soothes me. Maybe I can catch up with all the stitching I want to do with an online event. Who am I kidding? Everyone will be posting all the cute stuff. Your sampler is going to be so pretty.

Robin in Virginia said...

Wow on the Market being canceled! But it is better to be safe. I know groups and gatherings are still on hold. I am glad that The Prairie Schooler designs are being re-released. Nice progress on your stitching and what a pretty exchange finish, Arlene!

Terri D said...

The Christmas ABCs is really cute! I always enjoy seeing your projects!! Happy weekend!

Visits With Mary said...

I think you must have been Mary Engelbreit's model!! I always enjoy your Saturday Stitches! :)

Georgia said...

Hi Arlene, all of your stitching is so pretty and cheerful. I am so thankful, that all of the new patterns and designs make me smile. However, I do need to budget a little. I am also so disappointed that there will be no Needlework Market this year. I not only enjoyed seeing the new patterns coming out, I enjoyed the pictures and posts of the designers and those who are able to visit personally. They always bring so much joy to our winter. I will look forward to some kind of online event. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jennie in GA said...

Stitching has certainly provided solace to many, present party included. Sad about Market. But I feel sure there will be a way to entice us with all of those new I received that PS booklet for Christmas. Really want to stitch the nativity. Happy stitching!!

Mari said...

You've got some fun ones started. I always like the stitched houses.
I hope the online event goes well.

Carol said...

Lots of pretty stitching going on at your house, Arlene! I just pulled that Waxing Moon piece today and am contemplating stitching it... I don't know--I'm still stuck in the Christmas stitching mode :) No market will be strange, but at least the designers keep on designing for us! I am not really buying much as I have an awful lot of lovely charts in my stash that I should be stitching! Hope you have a great week ahead ♥