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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday Stitching

I have one finish this week but a final finish will have to wait while I get my house back in order!

I will make it into a small pillow. This is a Sheperd's Bush design...Easter Trifles.  The pictures I posted on Valentines Day were not my stitches but pictures of some patterns I thought were pretty. However I may order the Silver Creek Samplery chart as it is so pretty.

I also want to thank Jeanie, one of my sweet readers, who sent me a Valentine with two freebie Valentines Day charts in it. I had mailed her a copy of a freebie that many were having a hard time finding and she so sweetly responded. Another reason I love our Stitching Community. It is full of wonderful needleworkers.

Robin in Virginia asked how I like Colour and Cotton threads. I really do like them Robin. I have been a member of their floss club for about a year now and I have built up a nice supply of their flosses. I do wish Amanda would do more reds. That would be my only complaint. I am wondering if red is harder to work with in the dying process. Colour and Cotton flosses have a lot more thread than Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works. So to me, they are a good value as well.

It seems that FARM is the big trend in cross stitch right now. This suits me fine as I am doing some farm themed pieces for Grimmwood.

My sisters gave me this one...

It is my next start when I complete what I am working on right now.

I just picked up this Prairie Schooler. I am trying to collect all the months of the year.

I found this one on Cobweb Corner,  an online store that sells old charts. Sue Hillis designed this chart in 1991. It reminds me a lot of Pumpkin Spice Farm, a Hands on Design that I stitched last fall. Marvin has ordered some bees for Grimmwood so this will be appropriate.

And here is my recent farm stitch..

This series will grace the mantle at Grimmwood come Christmas I hope!  I am still considering how to display the 8 pieces of needlework. Vonna Pfieffer did a recent tutorial using photo holders for small pieces. I might take that suggestion and put it to work.

I have to share this pattern...not farm at all...but...

This is from Korea...I am thinking of doing one little girl each year for Audrey as her Christmas Ornament.  Aren't they cute? A friend on Instagram shared this chart and I knew I had to have it. Thanks to Soda Stitch on Etsy, it is waiting to be stitched by Nana.

And I am sure by now all you stitchers know that Lizzie Kate is retiring. Boo Hoo. I understand they have been designing for years and years and the time has come to enjoy life but I will miss them. They will put out one last design at Market...their Spring smalls which will complete that series. I am calling Marlene at the Cross Stitch Peddler to get my name on the list for that chart.

Happy Stitching Friends. Have a good weekend.

10 comments:

R's Rue said...

Blessings.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little girls from Korea sure are sweet. What a nice idea to one them for ornaments. LOVE the farm scenes! Happy stitching!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a great post to read this AM, Arlene! Thank you for your response about the Colour and Cotton threads. I will have to give them a try. Have you ever used VMSS threads? Nancy has a good number of reds in her line of threads. I enjoyed seeing your stitching and the down the road pieces to stitch. Enjoy your Saturday!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Robin I have heard several floss tube stitchers refer to this line. I will have to order one or two to check them out.

Mrs.T said...

What beautiful projects and ideas!

I would also love to stitch the various Prairie Schooler months of the year. Only December so far but I do love these designs.

Think I have the Farmhouse Christmas series on my wish list as well. Just so little time to stitch! You could say time is on my wish list!

Sandy said...

So much to love! The Shepherd's Bush is adorable. I also really like your barn. I am sure you saw Faye's at Carolina Stitcher of the same. The hen one that your sister gave you is so cute too.

Terri D said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects! Love the 'hen party' piece!!

RJ said...

Oh my what a great post Arlene. So many pretties to see. I LOVE your finished Shepherd's Bush Easter stitch. It will make a darling pillow. All of your chosen farm stitches are so cute and will make up so nice. I look forward to seeing your progress on them. I too think the hen stitch is so sweet. Enjoy your Saturday stitching. RJ

Mary said...

How sweet is the Easter Parade! Love it and what great farm stitches you have in your future!

Carol said...

Love that cute SB finish, Arlene! I don't think I've seen that before.

It is funny how trends come and go, but anything farm is so "in" right now, isn't it? I will stitch some of the Farmhouse series, but only the ones I really like...

Your idea of stitching one little girl for your sweet Audrey is perfect!