Saturday, July 14, 2018

Stitching Saturday

It is Christmas in July here at Nanaland.  I finished up my current Farmhouse Christmas ornament.

I have three that I have completed in this series.  I am still pondering how I will finish them and use them at Grimmwood this Christmas.

I got another sled done as well.

I have three left to go to finish one for each Grandchild.  These are such easy and fun stitches. I keep a project bag in the car and it is filled with Christmas stitches like this one. I work on them in the carline!

Look what is being published this week! I have preordered my copy at the Cross Stitch Peddler. I need to get by there to pick it up.

And this will be up next!!

I am not sure of the publication date for this magazine but we stitchers need to get busy for 2018. Marlene at Cross Stitch Peddler says she thinks it will be released at the first of September.  While I was at the Cross Stitch Peddler picking up  a few things, a customer came in who was picking up her Lady of the Flag by Mirabilia.  Marlene received 10 copies of this much loved chart. It was out of print and there was a chart listed on EBAY for about $800. Mirabelia did a limited reprint and those sold out quickly. I asked the customer if I could see hers...and she gracioously allowed me to hold it in my hot little hand. I guess I did not look like someone who would grab the chart and run out the door with it. It sold for $20 and it is very pretty but not something I would want to commit to stitching.  This customer was so happy to have this chart and it was fun seeing her delight.  The stitching sorority is a sweet one.

 I am off to spend the day with the North Alabama Stitchers. Don't envy me!:)


Mary said...

Have a great day stitching and I am envious!:) Love your latest farm series stitch and the linen is such a pretty color too. The grands are going to be thrilled with their sled ornaments.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of the holiday patterns! What fun you'll have today! ENJOY!

Susie said...

Arlene, You have magic fingers...what pretty stitchery. Love the idea of making an ornament for each child. Keepsakes !! Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Robin in Virginia said...

Enjoy your stitch outing with the North Alabama Stitchers, Arlene! What project did you work on? Your 3 Farmhouse Christmas finishes are super. Aren't those sled designs fun to stitch? Enjoy your Saturday!

Anonymous said...

what beautiful work, the ornaments are amazing,, you do such lovely work,

RJ said...

Arlene, I really love your farmhouse stitches on that gorgeous linen. What a pretty color that really sets them off perfectly.

Your sleds are adorable and your grandkids are going to love theirs. Enjoy stitching with the ladies. RJ

Linda said...

You are amazing!!!

Carol said...

Lovely stitching as always, Arlene--hope you enjoyed your stitching time with fellow Alabama stitchers!

Clare said...

Have you seen Vonna`s finishing for Farmhouse Christmas. love that you left the border off. I`m wondering if mine should be one piece or little cushions. Have on order JCO issue for this year. Looking at the cover I`m so looking forward to this and hope some of the favourite designers are in there too. Happy Stitching.