Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday Stitching

No finishes this week but good progress made on my WIPS. I did start Brunch at Buttonwood Farms.

The yellow of the sunflowers is Squash by Weeks Dye Works.  This pattern called for two shades of yellow in the sunflowers but being the lazy stitcher that I am, I looked for a variegated floss so I would not have to change threads constantly. I do think that variegated flosses are perfect for shading the lazy way!

I thought I would show you some of my vintage pieces that hang in my home. I have much more cross stitch at Grimmwood as I was going for country charm there.

This hangs in my kitchen...pardon the glare and reflection. It is a  dreary day here and the only way I could get pictures was to turn on the lights!  This was stitched back when Charles was Chuck.  Does anyone know the designer? I have no clue. Back then I tossed charts or passed them on when I was finished.  I saw some cute tags from Lindy Stitches that will be available at Nashville Market. You can write the chart, the date etc on the sticker and place it on the back of framed pieces. I wish I had thought of that!  By the way...BAT stands for Bonita Arlene Tankersley, my maiden name. I added the children to the top of the tree by just playing around with spacing etc.

You have seen these before but I love them so here they are again.

I used to be able to do big projects!

Another one that I loved stitching.

 I went ahead and got out some of my spring stitches this week.

The return of the Big Bunny!!

I put my Spring and Easter stitches in this tobacco basket and set it on my tea cart.

I left my red bird out....I have to say it is one of my favorite stitches and he will hang around for a while.

I know all of you are looking forward to being able to purchase the new releases from Nashville Market. I am saving my pennies for Market night at Cross Stitch Peddler on the 6th.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Always enjoy seeing your work. I admire you.

Sandy said...

I love the old stitches. I never grow tired of mine. The boy and girl took a ton of time. I hate to see those stitches in a thrift store. I know that things can't be held onto forever, but that one kind of gets me every time. So much time and I hope that my stitching is what the kids will want to keep or at least some of it.
I love those tags. I should have done a better job with recording the names. The blog does that now, but I love all my old stitches and can't remember where lots of them came from.
I am waiting until Wednesday to put my spring stuff out. I have a church party here Tuesday night but it is for someone and going to be themed, so I am just going to put up everything and wait until Wednesday to pull out the new. Can't wait to see bunnies out.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your spring displays looks super, Arlene. I really like the items in your spring version of the tobacco basket. That little lamb is adorable. I enjoyed seeing your older stitches. You are off to a good start on the Brunch at Buttonwood Farms piece. I would have done the same for the sunflowers. Enjoy your weekend!

Terri D said...

So beautiful. I love "He is Risen". And that cardinal can just hang out all year!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your idea of putting pretty things in the wooden bowl. I'll copy you again with some Spring pretties! I better get busy stitching again though before I forget how! lol Enjoy your weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

And yes....I went back and yours are in a basket! Maybe I'll try that idea too!

Mari said...

I love seeing your old stitches - they are all so pretty!

RJ said...

Arlene, I can't wait to see more of Buttonwood Farms being I was your "personal enabler". LOL! I love seeing all of your older stitches. Each one is so lovely. And your displays are always perfect. I love how you do your bowls or baskets. Have a great week. RJ

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I love your Easter things and have already given in to the temptation to pull some of my spring things out. Such a joyful time of the year! I love your, "He is Risen" project.

Mary said...

So many beautiful stitches! Was the one with 76 on it stitched that year? I wish I took up cross stitch along time ago...I missed so much! So many lovely stitches. Love your Spring bowl and that little lamb is precious. I love the PS March stitch next to your "big bunny".

Carol said...

Love the walk down memory lane with your older pieces, Arlene! I well remember that sweet little girl with her tea party and the boy with his toys. I always "thought" I would stitch them, but never did--and now, at 64, I no longer have the interest in doing large detailed projects very often...