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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Stitching Saturday

I spent some time focusing on Fall Finishes this week. No FFOs yet but these are pressed and waiting for my attention.  This week should be titled, On the Ironing Board.


I finished up Live within your harvest. Now I need to go and watch Vonna's drum tutorial one more time before I attempt this one. The ever helpful LNS owner, Marlene, chose a stiff weave for this project so that the drum does not have lumps and bumps!  Fingers crossed that I can complete this one successfully.

After working three solid days on this one, I have a finish!!  It will go on the fridge come November 1st.

This one got a good press as well. I do use Ever Press on my pieces as I iron them. This is another helpful tip from Vonna.  I will add magnets to the back of this one and put it in one of my frames that is fitted with metal.

And finally...

Happy Maile from Nancy Turner at Victorian Motto Threads as well as my Colour and Cotton.  I was organizing  my threads this week and I do think I have enough fancy floss for now. I need to use some of it up!



Several people have asked about the thread subscriptions. After using both threads for a while, here is my opinion.  For the money, VMT offers much more thread. However, Nancy only takes Pay Pal. She has graciously allowed me to send a check at the beginning of each month as I do not have ( or want to have) Pay Pal.  I must remind you, I am a dinosaur. Colour and Cotton threads takes the subscription cost out of my credit card each month and I like the convenience of that method.  I would say both threads are equal in quality and ease of use.  If I had to chose one right now I would choose Colour and Cotton as I do not have to remember to send a check. I do understand why some companies prefer Pay Pal and eventually I will break down and get an account but for now, I just do not want another thing to keep up with!! I have been trying to simplify my life and the less I have to remember the better.:)

I am going to leave you with this...

 A witch jumped in my Potted Plant!! I found these cute witches legs at Dollar Tree and I knew Margaret and Elliott would get a kick out of Nana's Halloween decorations. Some people may think Nana is an old witch this week as I went on a purging of my Facebook, Instagram and You Tube after this weeks Senate Hearings. I try to keep my Facebook, Instagram and blog, a happy place. I trust that my readers are capable of making up their own minds about things!  We all have every right to share what we wish on Social Media but we also have the right to unfriend, unfollow or unsubscribe to people who are pushing an agenda.   I look to Social Media to keep up with family and friends, get great recipes, see inspiring stitching and share a few of my favorite things, my stitching and my grands. When anger and vitriol become the order of the day, I am out.   Sermon over!! I am going to my happy place, my stitchy spot.  Thanks to all of my blog friends who make our community so wonderful.

9 comments:

Sandy said...

A delightful stroll of finishes. I can't wait to see how you feel after doing a drum roll. They have intrigued me, but I have gotten to it on my long list of stitching. I had to rip out a good chunk of one yesterday. I made a mistake, but I wasn't happy with my x's either, so I just took a breath and started ripping. I feel better now. I really like everything you did. It reminds me that I still love the look of Aida cloth for some items. IT is neat and clean especially with PS. I should (hopefully) have quite a few finishes to share next week. I worked on them Thursday and have a little time scheduled today to embellish them. My happy time...
I avoided all social media the last two days. I was never a social media person in the first place, but I have done purging before as well. I just want to go to those places and see pretty stitches, homes, etc. Call it sticking my head in the sand if you want, but I rather like dreaming about happy stuff.

Sandy said...

On second stroll, I really like your "live within your harvest." Enjoy your grandkids today.

Mari said...

I really like the "live within your harvest"!
I did a little FB purging today too. I've been seeing such anger, and today it was the anti-Christian posts that did me in!

Susie said...

Arlene, Love your needle work. You are so talented. So funny with the witch legs. I agree with you, I hate talking politics on my blog, so I don't much. I just hate when our Government spends our money so freely. Nuf said. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Terri D said...

I keep my Facebook pretty focused but did do a big purge when I retired and didn't really want some of my work acquaintances to stay connected. I agree with you about the people who just go on and on and on about politics. I love your finishes!!

Carol said...

Oh, you are brave to try a drum finish, Arlene. I've looked at Vonna's tutorial and "think" I could do it, but I don't know. I am not one to wander too far from my comfort zone!! Love your stitching especially the future drum piece :) Happy October to you!

Gina said...

I see those witchy legs! So cute!! I love "Live Within Your Harvest"! May I use this as a title to a new blog post soon?

Meg said...

Beeee-you-tiful finishes, Arlene! Oh, they are going to be lovely when fully finished. I love all of them, especially the November nights sentiment (Prairie Schooler, yes?). On the floss subscriptions, the Colours & Cotton threads appear to be more variegated. Is that usually the case? (I love threads with lots of variegation.)

I HEAR you about social media. I deleted my Facebook account. Life is simply too short! While it was hard losing that connection to my friends and that avenue for promoting my blog, I have not missed the politics. My life is easier without it.

Have a lovely week! Hugs from Idaho...Meg

RJ said...

Arlene, you have done such a beautiful job with all of your stitching. I'm totally in love with the harvest stitch...who makes that chart? I can't wait to see how your drum comes out. Maybe you will give the rest of us the courage to try one.

Great sermon...I'm with you 100%. Nothing I hate more than ugly talking. Have fun with the grandkids. RJ