Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday Stitching

When I got back from our trip to Savannah, my Colour and Cotton Halloween Box was waiting for me. This is my first time ordering a special stitching box so I was excited to dig into it. Thanks to Meg at Live to Stitch  for sharing the info on this box with me.

It came in a regular box but the inside was fun!

A Bees Wax pumpkin and a $10 gift card on future orders was included.

A pretty pumpkin needle minder.

Some trims and Candy Corn!

Lots of special edition flosses.

Cat snips....It is very pretty but heavy and not too sharp. I am using it in a vignette. My favorite pair of cat scissors are the ones I got in my Stitching Friends Forever gift box.

Two big pieces of hand dyed fabric.

And last but not least this cute pattern from Heart in Hand and the flosses to stitch it.

Now I want to order the Winter Wonderland box!!

I have a bit of stitching and several finishes this week. I started Cranberry Christmas on the green fabric I received in my Halloween Box.

I am using Cupid for the lettering rather than white. Cathy designed this piece using Sulky Threads but I am just using floss from my stash.  The picture on the chart looks like these pieces are stitched on a light green but when I read the description, it called for a dark tan fabric. I think I like my green better!! I also completed one mouse on Plum Pudding by Plum Street Samplers.

I did get some finishes done this week.

My version of Holiday Hoopla by Brenda Gervais at With Thy Needle and Thread.  I used some ribbon I had on hand but I may change it to a solid brown.

My version of A Little Thanks by Lizzie Kate. Thanks to my friend who let me borrow it. I am thinking those three ships are the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Oh and there are blue waves under the ships!:)

My last Christmas ornament for the grands. Now I am ready for gifting them at Thanksgiving.

Now I am moving on to some Christmas stitching. I started Plum Pudding, Cranberry Christmas and I am planning to start a series of Snowmen. I will try to post a picture of my progress next Saturday.

Hope all of you are getting into the holiday mood...Christmas Stitching is a favorite for me. I will pick up my regular WIPS come January.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

How do you find time to do all these? I am working on crocheting some dish cloths and it is taking me forever! lol Pretty pieces you have my friend.

Laurie said...

That is a gift box full of goodness! Your finishes this week are beautiful as always, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy coming to read and hear what you’ve worked on all week, I was a busy stitcher at one time but as my eye sight left me It left a a sad spot, since I found your blog I now live vicariously through your stitching and I enjoy each piece. I thank you for that! I can’t wait to see what WE do next , 😉

Visits With Mary said...

WoW, what a wonderful box of goodies! I always enjoy seeing your stitching.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, that mystery box is awesome. What is the name of the purple thread and the grayish linen you received in your box of goodies? I like your start on Cranberry Christmas and it looks super on your green linen. All of your finishes are lovely plus I really like your Thankful wood pumpkin! Enjoy your weekend!

Linda said...

I love seeing your pretty pieces! Your fingers must fly so fast to get so much done!
That was a real treasure box in the mail!

Laurel Wood said...

Always fun to see what you are working on and your pretty finishes. The grands will love their ornaments.

Sandy said...

Joshua's ornament is so precious and I love your hoops. They turned out perfect. The floss colors in your holiday box look perfect together, but those linens are just fabulous. The green is going to be so pretty with the red letters!!!!!!! I really need to try and tea dye some evenweave. That is going to happen soon.

Mrs.T said...

Wow, what a box full of treasures! Can't wait to see the Winter Wonderland one!

How exactly DO you find time to stitch so many pieces? I can't even imagine finding that time and I'm pretty sure your life is nearly as busy as mine. I admire you. Cranberry Christmas is going to be gorgeous!

And Joshua's ornament ... love it! What heirlooms you are gifting the grands with!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice that you let us open the box with you! I love all the pretty things, especially those little scissors! Enjoy your weekend!

Terri D said...

Beautiful work, always! I love the ornament you made for Joshua! That goodie box you received is great! Be sure to share the winter one when you get it!

Mari said...

What a great box! That scissors is so cute! It will be perfect in a vignette.
You accomplish so much, don't know how you do it. The things you make for your grands will be treasured.

Barbara said...

You do such lovely stitching -- I look forward to seeing your progress next week.

I'm working on November projects but now that the new Just Cross Stitch magazine is out for Christmas, I've begun kitting up some of those patterns. Such a fun time of year!