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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Saturday Stitching

 A busy week here in Nanaland. Monday I had coffee with my old work friends from Central Weekday School, ran to the courthouse to renew my drivers license and shopped for groceries. Tuesday was my physical at my GP, Wednesday was teeth cleaning in Huntsville. Thursday was car shopping and Friday was errand day so not a lot of time for stitching. Thankful for good reports at the doctor and at the dentist. 

I did get some work done on Winter Rose Manor. 

I am loving the colors on this piece by Brenda Gervais. I am very happy with DMC 950 for the house color. I did see a photo of a finished Winter Rose Manor that was a bit different. The stitcher had used blue for the house and it was lovely. However, after stitching a BIG blue house with Feast of Friendship, I am happy with the pink in this stitch.

I also had a start. Every now and then it is good to go through the fabric stash. I found a big piece of 28 count Spearmint Sage  that I had ordered from Jen's Stitching Niche. After doing some calculations I realized I could do Tis the Season by Blackbird Designs...you know the one with the big red cardinal and the fancy French words.

I am using Cupid for my cardinal...my favorite red color of all.  

Lizzie Kate's Christmas ABC's was a nice break after working on two complicated stitches. 



One of the ways I reward myself for being a big girl at the dentist is by going to Patches and Stitches afterwards. This lovely LNS/Quilt Shop is not too far from my dentist's office. I did not pick up any charts. This was different ....I was on a mission for some additions to my fancy flosses. I have grouped them by dyers so you can enlarge the photos to see the name of the floss.

Weeks Dye Works....I love that black and orange stripe, aptly named Jack o Lantern. I might just stitch a jolly jack with this floss.

Gentle Arts. 
Classic Colorworks. I did pick up Shabby Sheep as I wanted to try it with some of my sheep charts to see if I like it better than Tea and Biscuits. Colonial copper is my favorite orange.

I also picked up a piece of 40 count linen. Now that I have new glasses I am going to try a small on it. I may be living in hope but I wanted to give it one last college try! 

Hope you all got more stitching done than Nana did this week. I am hoping for more stitching time next week. Happy Stitching.


8 comments:

Sandy said...

You did have a busy week. I did too, but mine was more just doing things with Mother.I have to psych myself up about going to the dentist:) I love all your colors and stitches. I hope I can make some progress this nest week stitching. I have very little to say for myself this week and I have been edgier. It is my stress reliever for certain.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a busy and productive week you had, Arlene! Glad you had good reports from the doctor and the dentist! Your WIPs are looking good and you are off to a great start on the cardinal Christmas piece. I think your reward of floss is a good one and sure your dentist would approve. Happy weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I need to get something started but at least I started reading a new book last night! The days fly by! Love your pretty floss and stitching projects. You have an eye for beauty!

Georgia said...

Good Morning Arlene, Your BBD Cardinal will be stunning! I am anxious to see it finished. It is hard to stay on track, with so many interruptions in your week, but you made some very productive use of your time:) I love the thread colors, I usually buy a pattern because I like the thread colors, and don't enjoy changing them around at all; however, sometimes it is necessary and you my friend have a good eye for color (that is a gift, indeed). Have a blessed week my friend to you and yours:)

Terri D said...

All the stitching talk is Greek to me but I can recognize talent and I can appreciate the beauty, so I enjoyed your post!! xo

sharon said...

Love all your pieces. I will have to check out Patches and Stitches. Can’t believe I have never been there. Enjoy your upcoming week. Hope you get some rest after your hectic schedule.

moosecraft said...

That's a great reward for being a big girl at the dentist! lol! Sure wish I had a LNS by my dentist! :-)

Mary said...

Arlene, YOu always accomplish so much stitching!!! I'm going to use your choice of 950 when I start my house too. I have the book with Tis the Season and that's on my list to start. I'm trying to get some small projects finished before I tackle a new big one. I"m trying to catch up as my dog was ill and just passed this week.