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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Stitching Saturday

I have two finishes this week!

I stitched both of these on some fabric that I dyed myself.  The top is one of the Waxing Moon Christmas cottages. I left off the MERRY on the left side. I just did not like the way it looked. I also left off the bunting on the bottom. I will add some trim to that area when I finish it into a pillow. I also ordered some crushed walnut shells to try in my pillow. I will let you know how that turns out.

The design on the bottom is Winter by Lizzie Kate. I will be making it into a pillow as well.

I went by Cross Stitch Peddler to pick up my Hands on Design Order.

I am glad Cathy published a book with all the months of the year included.  I thought I might have to wait to receive a chart each month.

I received my Colour and Cotton order this month and they will be perfect to stitch the Shiny Brite ornaments with even though the colors are more subdued on the chart.  I am trying to use up my speciality threads.

I also found these cute charts.

JBW designs small alphabets. I am sure the motifs will come in handy. I can just see some scissor fobs made with these cute letters.

I kitted up Frosty by Brenda Gervais as well as Bleu Skin by Plum Street Samplers. I am reading, My Dear Hamilton, and I am learning a lot about George Washington and all the founding fathers. I see more patriotic stitches in my future.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Good work Arlene. Everything looks pretty. That doughbowl will look wonderful.

Carol said...

Very cute finishes, Arlene! I know what you mean about the word down the side of those Waxing Moon pieces--not sure I'm crazy about them either!

Mari said...

All so cute! I love the Hands on Design patterns.

Terri D said...

Great finish and a good choice for your next project!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your two 'winter' finishes look super. I love the fabric that you dyed for yourself. I have been eyeing that package of monthly designs by Hands On Design. Have a wonderful day!

RJ said...

Oh my Arlene...your stitches are adorable. I'm really hearting the book of celebrations by Hands on Design. It is the first time I have seen them and now they are on my list of patterns I will ask for from Santa. Have a super week. RJ

Mary said...

I love your sweet stitches!! It's always nice to do a fairly quick one. Can't wait to see how you finish them. I love the Hands on Design patterns....another one to add to my list. I'll never live long enough to complete what I have already!!