Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stitching Saturday

Good Morning Friends....first things first. The winner of the Pass the Stash is Diane at Lavender Dreams. Her favorite Patriot is Abigail Adams. Diane if you will send me your address( I thought I had your address but it seems to have evaporated into thin air!! Congrats on winning and Happy Stitching.

I did have one finish this week.

Farmhouse Christmas Series by Little House Needleworks. This one is Granpa's Truck.. I did not do the border around the piece because I plan to finish these myself and display them at Grimmwood. Right now I am thinking maybe a banner for the mantle.  Borders are so hard to "get straight" when I finish them and they sure do scream, CROOKED, if not done correctly. I will leave borders to Vonna , Faye and the other professionals.

I received my Colour and Cotton flosses for the month...

The turquoise is just calling my name. I need to find something to stitch with that pretty color.

And I did order one new chart...

This is from the Etsy Shop, Rovaris. It is on its way to me from Italy!! I just could not resist the chicks and the bees. I am going to leave out the brown fence and the flowers. It will be perfect for Grimmwood.  I have resolved to order NO new charts for a while. I am going to continue to get Farmhouse Christmas to complete the series.  I have more charts than I can get to in a month of Sundays so I am going to work on my WIPs and complete them. I did order some fabric that I needed and that will be the end of my HAUL for a while.

Hope everyone is having a good end of the month. May is quickly approaching and if you are like me you are wondering where this year went already! Time Flies.


Anonymous said...

Hi Arlene, I love grandpa's truck! The new piece with the hens and bees will be cute, too. Your new floss colors are so pretty.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Carol said...

That is an adorable finish, Arlene! I am on the fence about stitching it myself as I'm not doing the entire series. We'll see!

And I love your new threads and chart. That will look darling at Grimmwood.

Hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend!

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on the Grandpa's Truck finish! Are you using the called for red? Your threads from Colour and Cotton are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the turquoise thread. Your Rovaris chart is adorable and I know it will fit in perfectly at Grimmwood. Enjoy your Saturday, Arlene!

Terri D said...

Granpa's Truck is very cute! That turquoise floss is gorgeous! Congrats to Diane!!

Mari said...

I love Grandpa's truck! That farm chart is cute too. You find the best stitches!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm excited to be the winner! I'll really give it a go! Love that red truck and the cute farm type designs you find! Hugs and THANKS, Diane