Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Finally I can share this Horse country Christmas that I stitched for my friend, Deborah and her husband, Don, for their 50th wedding anniversary.  I really wanted to keep it myself but I resisted. My LNS owner suggested I just stitch one for me but you know how it is...once you have stitched something then you are not in the mood to do it one more time. Or at least I am not. This was a fun stitch and as it is a Christmas Stitch, they can just display it at Christmas.

I made a trip to Hobby Lobby for some DMC and while I was there I noted that the patriotic fabrics were on sale.

I picked up these two.  The yardage manager told me that she has Fall and Christmas in the storage area, just waiting a bit to put it out.  Crafters do work ahead of the seasons so for a Craft Store to put out Christmas in June or July, that is a okay with me. I will be looking for my round mat board pieces as soon as they hit the floor. I will share a picture of a package of them with y'all when I  come across them in the store. They are so handy for finishing round pieces.

Speaking of Christmas.....I am loving this Abby Rose design. Yule Tide on Thistle Hill is the name of the chart. Marlene at Cross Stitch Peddler suggested this fabric( Picture this Pluse Crystal Relic 32 count) and it is perfect for this piece. She also picked the fabric for Horse Country Christmas( Picture this Plus Valor 28 count). She definitely has an eye for fabric selection.

My only recent purchase. I had not heard of this pattern until I saw it at The Peddler. I am looking forward to stitching this come July or August.

My finish for Farm Sampler by Lizzie Kate. I found the tray at Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon so it was a bargain. I will take it to Grimmwood and display it there.

Another finish...Keys by Shakespeare's Peddler.

I did order the old keys from Kitten which is Teresa Venette's online store.

Here is an old finish that I pulled out this week.

These smalls are pretty "LEANERS". You can prop them wherever you like.

This is not a cross stitch finish but one that Margaret and Elliott helped with....they made it just for me and Grandpa.

Great Aunt Kristi got this at Hobby Lobby and helped the Grimmlins do it for Grimmwood. I found the frame at Dollar General. It had another wooden sign on it but I used wire cutters to clip it off.  Aleene's Tacky Glue helped me glue the foam to the frame. I found the cute wooden Bee at Hobby Lobby so I added it to the top. The true story on this is that Marvin told me the beehive was not centered. That would have driven me crazy so I added to bee!! I was trying to glue the bee hive over the cut pieces of wire to hide them.  But I think it looks cute and I will find the perfect spot for it at Grimmwood as well.

I saw this on Silver Creek Samplery's Facebook page. It is very true for me.

Happy Stitching Friends.


LaNelle said...

What a beautiful gift you stitched they will always treasure it & remember you! Your stitching & finishes are so adorable always such a great feeling of accomplishment....blessings on this Memorial weekend

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Arlene, what a super post to read this morning with my coffee! The stitched piece for your friends turned out fabulous and I love the frame molding you used for it. Your finished finishes look great as does your Thistle Hill WIP. The bee piece created by Margaret and Elliott is precious. Enjoy your Saturday and the weekend!

Terri D said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects but that one by Elliott and Margaret takes this prize this Saturday! Perfect for Grimmwood!! Have a great weekend!! xoxox

Carol said...

Beautiful stitching, Arlene! I can see why you wanted to keep that first finish for yourself! And I may just have to break down and order Thistle Hill--it so reminds me of my beloved Prairie Schoolers :)