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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday Stitching

A short post today as we are on the road!!

I thought I would start with a review of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher.

Pros...
Beautiful high quality paper and photos.
Articles by well known people in the stitch world such as Vonna Pfeiffer and Teresa Vennette.
Easy to read charts.

Cons
Lots of punch needle charts which I do not have an interest in at this time.
Cost...$37 for one year.
Quarterly issues.

I decided to let my subscription lapse. I could not justify the expense.

Before I could start Jolly July, I had two Patriotic stitches to complete.

Thanks to Sandy I had some beautiful homemade braid to put around the top of my drum to hide some of my less than stellar hand stitching. I really need to work on that blind stitch.

I stitched up my version of Tiny Modernist's chart, Happy 4th of July.


I gave it front and center in the dough bowl.


My first Jolly July stitch. This will be for grandson Hudson. I will add some embellishments when I do the FFO.  This is a Lizzie Kate chart. Those are always a quick stitch and a fun stitch.

And Heart in Hand showed their new releases...these are three I must have.



Why do these designers have to be so good at tempting me??? The struggle is real.

Have a good weekend my stitchy friends.

10 comments:

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love that cute little reindeer!

RJ said...

Arlene, I was in Joannes the other day and looked through the Primitive stitcher and decided against it, too much punch needle. Great buy if you are a puncher. I too struggle with becoming a collector of charts. I have been eyeing that Tiny modernist because I know exactly how I would finish it and the Needle and thread is too cute, it would make a great pincushion.

Love your finishes, your becoming very adept at drums! The sheep is just adorable and I like the jingle bells and ribbon, just a little extra but not overdone, love it!! Enjoy your travels!! Mary

Sandy said...

The drum turned out so cute and looks wonderful in the candle holder. I also just adore your dough bowl. They all look so cute in there. Hudson's ornament is so cute. Good for you.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your drum turned out fabulous, Arlene. The sheep on the other patriotic finish makes me grin. Way to go on getting Hudson's ornament stitched up. I saw HIH's newest releases. Maybe if I stayed off the computer, I wouldn't be tempted. Nope, not happening! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Terri D said...

I agree with Sandy! Your little drum is adorable! What a great way to finish that piece! My first thought was a cake! I'm not a stitcher but sure enjoy your Saturday posts!

Robin Wylde said...

I love seeing all your little cushions, they look adorable together! And it's very interesting for me to read reviews on stitching magazines as we don't have many over here, so it's always nice to see something new! Have a great day :)

Carol said...

Great to catch up with your stitching this week, Arlene! Love how your drum turned out and your bowl of patriotic pillows looks fabulous... I'm sure Hudson will love his Christmas ornament--such a cute one!

I've been pretty good about not adding to my stash this year--I really do have so many charming charts already that deserve my attention :) Love the quality of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher, but I rarely find anything that interests me to stitch! Kind of disappointed in the latest issue and I'm not sure if I'll continue subscribing either.

Mari said...

I love your little stitched pillows and that 4th of July one is so cute! So is the little reindeer!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Love all your stitching.

RJ said...

Hi Arlene! Love your drum...it is darling. All of your patriotic stitches are fantastic. I love how they look in your dough bowl.

Your start for Jolly July is adorable and will be loved by Hudson.

I'm totally in love with Needle and Thread (just added it to my wish list) and look at that adorable squirrel in Autumn Whirligig

Have a great week my friend and enjoy your time at Grimmwood. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever