Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Stitching

Before getting to the stitching....had to share this picture

I got so many lovely birthday cards.  Thanks friends.

I did have some finishes but I must admit they were very close to being finished when I picked them up this week.

Frist I will share The Farm, a small by Lizzie Kate.

Still musing on how to FFO this one. It had a border on it but I did not feel it added to the stitching so I left it off. I loved the Sunflower on this piece. In fact I liked it so much I did a small one for my tart pan from Fat Quarter Shop.

I added a Blessed charm to the botton of the pan. And it fits perfectly in the piece I got at the Paris Market in Savannah.  I stitched it on some of my tea/coffee dyed fabric. Now I plan to do a pumpkin for fall...something for Christmas and all the holidays, add to the tart pan and I have a quick FFO.  The fabric I used for "crust" is from Hobby Lobby and it has bees on it.

I also finished Keys by Shakespeares Peddler. I know how I want to finish this one. I just need to sit down and do it.

I also finished Landon's Christmas ornament that I worked on at North Alabama Stitchers group.

Stitched on Coffee/Tea dyed even weave. Landon is always Merry so this is a good one for him.

I finished God Save the Queen by Shakespeares Peddler.  And after I stitched it I realized it does not really go with my decor so I decided to make it a small banner and hang it in my craft closet so I can enjoy it.

Every time I open the closet where all my craft supplies are, it makes me happy.  I might add some other pieces to my closet!!

I promised a look at the Stitching Journal. It really does help keep track of your stitching. It holds pages for 50 projects which means it is good for me for about a year. There are boxes for notes about the piece, flosses used etc.  If you change flosses and someone asked what fosses you have used, you can just check your notes.

Still stitching on Patriotic pieces as well as Joshua's birth sampler. Now I have a name and date to add to the piece!

Happy Stitching Friends.


Robin Wylde said...

Ooh I love the stitching project log, it's so simple yet useful! I think I might replicate it myself on a journal or even on a Google document, thank you for sharing :) The Farm stitch is adorable, and I absolutely love your tart pan! So cute!!

Sandy said...

I love that little sunflower. I still need to do some replacement pieces for my tart pan. I did my patriotic one and planned to do others, but time has gotten away from me again, but I pulled it out this week to have out again.
Putting it in your craft closet was a great idea. I think you will enjoy it and you should add more things you really like but wouldn't have a place for anywhere else.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Arlene... you have been a busy bee. Love God Save The Queen. Have a great week!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, well done on your stitching finishes. That sunflower looks adorable in the tart pan. I look forward to seeing how you finish the keys piece. Thank you for showing a picture of the page in the stitching journal.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The sunflower in the tart pan is now a favorite of mine and something I could maybe make! I have some of the old tart pans and this really turned out cute! The charm in the perfect touch! I love everything! Hugs!

likeschocolate said...

Your projects are lovely! Sunflowers are my favorite flower! I just think they are so cheerful. Have a lovely week. Kelleyn

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Loved all the pieces as I always do. You are just so very talented. Also enjoyed seeing our bday were well thought of.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I got the flag today and thank you again so much. Cant wait to put it in the garden.

Carol said...

First of all, let me say what lovely handwriting you have, Arlene! I can't write well at all and always print except when signing a legal document! That stitchy journal will come in very handy. I've been keeping track of my finishes, fabrics, threads, and changes in a lined notebook since 2011 and it has come in very handy :)

Beautiful finishes and I know your final finishes will be awesome! Have a great week ahead!

Gill - That British Woman said...

they are all lovely, especially the Queen one.....

Terri D said...

Busy, busy!! I love your finished projects!!

Anonymous said...

A very belated Happy Birthday Arlene! ♥