Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday Stitching

I hope this is true...I do know stitching keeps me on an even keel and produces some nice items for my home and for gifts.

This week I took some time to work in my Stitchy Journal...purchased from Amanda's ETSY store. You can find Amanda at Dixie Delights on my blog roll. These are the pretty threads I got this month from Colour and Cotton.  And that blue came in handy as I was working on some ornaments for my Grands for Christmas.

Here is the start of my next Christmas ornament for Grimmwood along with a car for Margaret and a truck for Elliott.  I am not sure how I will finish the kids ornaments but I will share them here when they are completed.

And here are my present Works in Progress.

This is Prairie Schooler Village number 15. It was designed in the 1980s but I am bringing it into the future with some overdyed flosses along with some changes in the pattern.

The most wonderful Fright of the Year by Sue Willis. My little witches hat needle minder came from Tonya's Sewing Room on ETSY.

A bit more progress on Smoky Mountain Christmas. I will be working on it this weekend. I am part of a Facebook Stitch Along  with this piece. Several ladies are stitching it. My online stitchy friend, Dena, finished hers and it is just beautiful.

And a new start...a Primitive by Stacy Nash Primitives.

I like the old fashioned tone of this Halloween primitive.

So there is my work this week.  I am beginning to focus on fall pieces. I did not complete all the Summer pieces I had hoped to complete but maybe next year!!


Mary said...

WOW, you certainly are working on many projects and getting lots done! The robe on Santa's Smokey Mountain Christmas is so beautiful with all the colors and patterns.

We are blessed when we get a homestitched gift, its the time that someone took to make it that makes it all the more special.

Have a great weekend, Mary & RJ

Anonymous said...

Always a delight to see what you are working on. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love seeing what you have planned. Wishing you and Marvin a nice day.

Sandy said...

You are motivating me. I missed stitching this week, but I think that getting things in order revved me up. I need to do some finishes, but I like stitching not finishing. I just want that done and cute. I can do, but mine are never as cute as I see.
I love EVERYthing you are doing. I have about 6 or 7 things lined up as well. I am beginning to see the good in that. When I was just so over the house I was working on, I let it go and now I think I really want that done again.
Off to the farm. Hope Marvin is well.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the Primitive patterns and the ones for holidays are beautiful....and beautifully done by you! The Christmas Santa is special! Happy stitching! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

That primitive made me laugh. It's creepy in a cute way. Wonderful work, Arlene! xo

Mari said...

I know you put lots of love into your work! I love them all, and they make me miss cross stitching.

Terri D said...

Wow!! You are producing some wonderful work!! They are obviously full of love.

Carol said...

Oh, you have so many lovely projects in progress, Arlene! The colors you have chosen for the PS Village are just beautiful! It really gives the whole piece such a different feel than the suggested colors. And the Santa is spectacular--what an heirloom that will be when you are finished!

Hope you enjoy a lovely stitch-filled weekend!