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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Well another week with not a lot of stitching due to the upheaval here at Nanaland. I did manage a finish last Saturday.

The Cat and the Moon by With Thy Needle and Thread. I did not add the moon. I just wanted this sweet cat face. I also changed the colors of his hat from green and white to lime green and purple. I used flosses I had in my stash...except for the black and white I used the Colour and Cotton flosses I had on hand.

This week I have been working on Halloween House by Waxing Moon.


I am also using colors I had on hand rather than the charted flosses.  I am making the windows shine with light as it is Halloween and the tricksters are out so lets have the lights on!!

While I have been upstairs in the man cave, I have worked in the craft room getting out my Halloween cross stitch to display once I can get my house back in order. Next week I will do a post on those pieces.

I was excited to see that Brenda Gervais has released the Thanksgiving Hoopla.


Isn't it too cute? I have to say that as an old preschool teacher I will be changing the tall feather colors to green, blue, red , yellow and orange. Remember those little "Hand" turkeys that were popular preschool crafts? We made those turkeys every year and I want my Hoopla to be a reminder of my teaching days.

And how many of us stitched Pumpkin Spice Farm designed by the talented Cathy Habermann? Well she has released a companion piece for Christmas.


Cranberry Christmas is just too cute. I think I will stitch it and finish it just like Cathy shows it here. The red ticking is perfect with this stitch.

Well that is it for this week my stitchy friends.   Stitch  something beautiful today!

11 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Love them all!

Barbara said...

As I mentioned in another comment today (on an earlier blog post), I'm wandering around to catch up on what's happening at your house. I look forward to the finish pics of your house while I enjoy the finish pictures of your cross stitch.

Thank you for the recommendations of new patterns!

Peace, calm, and hugs!

Mari said...

I remember those hand turkeys too. I like your idea!
I also like the cranberry Christmas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The holiday designs are always the cutest! I love that black cat! Enjoy your day!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh it’s all so beautiful and I’m always amazed how much you accomplish in such a short time, that’s skill! Thank you for sharing!

Laurel Wood said...

These are all lovely! The cat face is too sweet!

Meg said...

Here’s to you getting your house back soon! You are going to love it when it’s done, I’m sure. Your Halloween stitching is beautiful and I love the colors you’re using. (Colour & Cotton ❤️❤️❤️) I’ve been using my C&C colors as substitutes, too, and they are wonderful. Some beautiful new charts!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, what a cute cat face you stitched! Can't wait to see how you finish him!

Terri said...

All very pretty, but my favorite is the kitty!

Carol said...

Beautiful stitching, as always, Arlene! I do love that new Hands On Design set--just lovely. Think I may have to break down and order this one :) And the turkey--yes, absolutely I remember those hand turkeys! Loved them and probably still have one or two that my sons made ;)

Mrs.T said...

Cranberry Christmas looks lovely! 🎄 And I love your idea of making the turkey design look like a handprint turkey. 😊

So far I've found very little stitching time here at the cabin. We leave tomorrow and today isn't looking too likely. But we will see!