Saturday, May 11, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Today is our  North Alabama Stitchers Meeting! I missed last month so I am looking forward to seeing everyone today.

This post is a little bit of everything.

First some stash...

I have been using the notebook on the right as my stitching notebook.  When I saw The Cross Stitch Journal for sale on The Fat Quarter Shop Website I ordered it. It is perfect for keeping track of your stitching projects. I will share more of it next week.

I also received this pack of threads from Fat Quarter Shop. It is a selection of Chelsea and Priscilla's favorite colors for patriotic stitching.

Chelsea says Perfect Pie Crust is Perfect for any flesh colored stitching you may be doing.

I picked this order up at The Cross Stitch Peddler on Wednesday.

My stitching this week included some Christmas ornaments for the grands.

Here is Hampton's ornament. You can tell I love him because I used Krenik!!  It is a Lizzie Kate Design.

Here is a Heart in Hand ornament for my owl loving gal, Kendall.

I also did some finishing.

Oh Say Can You Sea by Hands on Design.

I am loving these drum finishes. Thanks to Vonna for her tutorial.

I also finished May but I am not going to lie, my corners need work.

I need to take a Vonna beginners course. I have watched her tutorials but I still struggle with getting things straight and neat.  I moved this to the guest room as I am putting out my Patriotic stitches.

And I found a small that I did last year to stand in my little piece from the French Market in Savannah.

I could not get a good picture because of the glare but here is another shot.

This is from the Lizzie Kate Summer pamphlet.  I stitched it last summer.

Stay tuned on Monday to see my May to July Cross Stitch pieces on Display at Nanaland.


Sandy said...

I hope you have lots of fun today.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The berries is so sweet for Spring! And I love the drum finish! It's perfect for so many designs. Happy stitching!

Robin in Virginia said...

Enjoy stitching with your friends today! Great looking ornaments you have stitched for the grands, Arlene! You have ordered and/or picked up some nice additions of stash. I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the stitching journal you purchased. Awesome drum finish! Have a relaxing weekend!

Terri D said...

Enjoy your group!! I love your patriotic pieces and the two ornaments!

Anonymous said...

I would have a hard time picking a favourite, your work is beautiful, I hope you had a great time today, I’m sure you did! When my eyes worked I loved to stitch, now I can come see your creations! I love this!

Anonymous said...

Saved as a favorite, I really like your site!

Robin Wylde said...

I love the look of that cross stitch journal! Looking forward to seeing the inside of it :) happy stitching!

Mary said...

Hmm, your tempting me with that cross stitch journal!! I'm so bad about keeping track of my stitching. LOVE your drum finish!!! I'm so impressed Arlene, it came out great. Cute ornaments for the grands too!! I made adorable elf feet cards one year, I should look to see if I have any left. It would go great with your elf legs!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, I'd love to see a page in your cross stitch journal! I wonder if it has kits that you have started/finished or an accounting of where you are in your stitches! xo