Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Well this really should be Saturday Finishing this week!

I did a good bit of Jolly July Stitching with Priscilla, Chelsea and The Fat Quarter Shop. So as the month dwindled to an end, I decided to get some finishing done as well. Now I can store these and they will be ready for Thanksgiving when I hand out the Grands Yearly Ornaments. I do still need to stitch one for Audrey and Joshua but that should not take too long!  I was excited to see that I won a giveaway from Carol at Stitching Dreams. I may stitch that cute snow man for Joshua. Thank you Carol for your generosity.  Check out Carol's lovely stitching and finishing. Plus we can arm chair travel with her as she enjoys retirement.

Here is Hampton's ornament....Lizzie Kate Designs.

I did not embellish this one much as you all know teenage boys...they are minimalists.

This is Kendall's....Heart in Hand Designs.   When I showed it to Marvin he did not even see the owl!! Men!

Here is Landon's....Lizzie Kate.

And Hudson's Also Lizzie Kate.

This one had packages stitched on it randomly but I changed it up for buttons as I felt it was a bit more masculine.

Margaret's is Lizzie Kate...

I really liked this one. I might have to make a similar one for myself.

Here is Baylor's....Heart in Hand.

Finally, Elliott's   Lizzie Kate.

Oh my this one fits Elliott to a T!!

I did finish two for myself...  Country Cottage Needleworks

I love this one...I used moss and small ornaments purchased at Hobby Lobby. I hope the oss holds up!

This is Tiny Modernist.

Are they perfect??? No....I ascribe to the Amish philosophy that only God is perfect.  Every time I finish something, I find new ways of doing things. And seen from a distance hung on a tree, they look pretty good.  Even crafters need to learn to extend some grace to themselves.

I finally found this cute free chart online so I am sharing it with yall. Thank you to Diana at Itiskismet Stitches and Michelle, Bendy Stitchy for sharing this cute saying from Misterogers.  You all know I love me some Fred Rogers.  I plan to stitch this for some special people and make tiny pillows so that they can put them somewhere in view so that they are reminded I Like Them!! ( Diana and Michelle are Floss Tubers.)  If you watch Stephanie at Lindy Stitches, you will see that she received a tiny pillow with this saying from another stitchy friend. It was so cute.

Now I am on to some fall stitching. I may do a WIP parade next Saturday. I had whittled my pile to three things before starting fall projects. My stitchy box is filling up again!


Sandy said...

They are darling and I am quite sure the grands will look forward to this. I am probably going to copy this idea which means I need to find one to stitch for Tucker this year:)

LaNelle said...

Wow Arlene! How fabulous is stitching and finishing and it’s only August 3! Good for you...They are so cute and will be treasured ♥️

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, all your ornament finishes are fabulous. I know the grands are going to love theirs. Well done! Look forward to seeing what you pick and stitch for Audrey and Joshua. I have that stitch from Diana and Michelle in my pile to stitch during this month. Enjoy your Saturday and weekend!

Mary said...

Arlene, Oh my, where do you find the time??? You certainly have accomplished so much stitching and finished the projects all differently too....I'm more than impressed!!! I agree, we are too hard on ourselves. It is challenging to finish in new ways too....I can see Priscilla's influence in your finishing!! I Love the black and white checks....I'm sure each grandchild will be thrilled with your selections for them. What a lovely tradition you started!!

Terri D said...

You have been BUSY!! Those finishes are great and the kids will cherish them always! Thanks for sharing! I love yours, too!

Mari said...

They are all so cute! I know the kids will treasure having something you made especially for them.

Anonymous said...

Oh Arlene, your grands will treasure these forever. So precious and I think perfect as they were made by you! xo

RJ said...

One cuter than the next. Congrats on such great finished Arlene. RJ