I had to snap a picture of this cross stitch done by my sis in law, Mina, back in the 80s.
It was stitched on the 11 count fabric that was popular back then. I think it is still a lovely piece and I am wondering if anyone knows who this designer might be? She has another one that is similar but it has a Pineapple in the middle of the welcome. This one is my favorite.
While I was at Grimmwood I got some stitching in.
I worked on Christmas Quaker 2.
I finished Faithful and Star of Wonder is a work in progress. I wonder how it was that all my stitching met up perfectly.lol Using Aida has its advantages.
I also stitched on My Christmas List by Silver Creek Samplers. I see an end in sight.
Speaking of finishes...I thought I would share my finish of Summer Whirlygig.
First I went to Home Depot to pick up some washers and magnets. This is where Priscilla purchases her hardware.
My friend, Susan, gifted me with this old spool from a chenille plant in North Carolina. She gave me three and two are used as candleholders at Grimmwood so I was glad to come up with an idea to use this one.
I glued this washer to the top of the spool with my glue gun.
I put the finished piece on this round sticky board circle from Hobby Lobby. I added a piece of batting to the sticky side of the circle. Packages of these tag board circles will be showing up in the stores with the Christmas crafts. HL usually starts putting out their Christmas products at the end of July. I found mine on a rack with a lot of other craft items for children. I always stock up on these great boards because cutting a circle is one of the hardest things ever for me. You do have to clip the little tab on the top off of this round but that is easy peasy. Here is how I glue my circles. I glue down every other tab. I also use a popsicle stick to push the fabric down in the hot glue. I have been burned before and I learned my lesson.
Here it is completed.
I do a running stitch about 1/2" inside and pull it up to make a circle. I attach it to the board with these pins. I then glue what I can with the pins in place. Once the glue has set I take the pins out and glue any spots that did not adhere to the board.
I had another finish....it will be made into a drum sometime soon...after I watch Vonna's tutorial again. Pardon the creases.:) I wanted to get it added to the post and did not take time to iron it.
Speaking of Hands on Design....I am doing a give away. If you would like to be entered just answer this question. What floss do you use most often? Fancy Floss or DMC? Please do not use the word give away in your answer.
The Fabric is included with the chart....your decision as to whether you will use it or not! I will announce the winner next Saturday.
Some Stash this week...
I had been looking and looking for Weather Wise by Prairie Schooler and it popped up on Etsy at a very reasonable price. Yes PLEASE!! I am stitching the harbor scene on the top but I am leaving out the words. You all know my fondness for houses and villages.
And since I had two finishes I allowed myself a new start.
And finally a picture of me in my new Stitching with the Housewives Shirt. I was rather disappointed that no stitchers stopped to ask me about it. I guess our tribe is not as big as we sometimes think it is.
Well if you are still around...thanks for taking the time to visit today!! Happy Stitching.