Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Well it has been a slow stitching week here in Nanaland. Coming home from the wedding, I had lots of laundry and chores to attend to so stitching fell to the wayside.

I did complete Plum Pudding by Plum Street Samplers.

I changed the flour canister to blue and white because that is what I have in my kitchen. I am thinking of finishing it so it can be attached to a red metal container I have in my collection.  Brenda Gervais designs are of a more prim nature but I am not usually a prim stitcher so I just change things up. I used Cupid for the mouse in the Red Dress in this piece. The green was a Colour and Cotton that I had in my stash.  Dont be afraid to change things up to suit your own personality.

I worked on Henry...

These snow men by All Through the Night are so cute. I love this Colour and Cotton fabric. It is a delight to stitch on each time I pull it out of the rotation. I am working on Cranberry Christmas this weekend. I am hoping to finish up the stitching and get it FFO'd before next Saturday.

I took some time to get out a few things for the Christmas holidays. Being older I have to do a bit each day. This is the dresser in my bedroom.

The dough bowl is not done...these pillows will be going to the big dough bowl in the living room. This Prairie Schooler tree farm is one of my favorite Christmas pieces. The smaller Prairie Schooler framed piece will stay in the bowl but surrounded with some Christmas ornaments or picks. I have not made up my mind yet. The small Christmas trees were picked up at TJ Maxx last year.

This year I am using what I have in my Christmas decor. I will be moving things around to different locations. I have also decided that I will be stitching the charts I have before ordering more. Of course I can say this because my sweet sisters usually shop from my 123 Stitch Wish List.  I think like many of you, I have an overabundance of things and my goal for 2020 is to whittle my possessions down to what I NEED.

I  received so many Thanksgiving cards this week...what a sweet reminder of the relationships I have built here in Nanaland. One of the cards included a Give Thanks chart!! I will definitely be stitching that to add to my Thanksgiving smalls. I hope all my stitchy friends have a very joyful and blessed Thanksgiving.


Laurel Wood said...

It's always delightful to see what you are working on. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving. Love to all.

Barbara said...

Your Plum Pudding piece is so cheery! Perfect for the holidays. And Henry the snowman! Hello! how cute with the bejeweled needle minder! Your small pillows in the dough bowls always remind me that I want to make some for me. I haven’t done it yet.

123 Stitch wish list — WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! I will be doing that for my husband's shopping for sure!

I am thankful for your friendship here in Bloggerland and all the inspiration you provide with cross stitching. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Arlene, Our Brenda Gervais stitch is adorable!!! Great idea to change the flour container to match your d├ęcor. Henry is such a cute snowman, I love that he has a cardinal in hand. Love your PS Tree Farm. It is very difficult to not buy more patterns. I have more than I am sure I will ever complete but just cannot stop myself from buying new ones.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your dough bowl and seeing the stitching you feature. Love that snowman. And thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving card. Enjoy your weekend!

Georgia said...

Welcome Home...I really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures from your trip. I love your Saturday Stitching and I too am trying to thin out my stash, and decrease my spending. It is almost like withdraw:) But, I am absolutely amazed at what I already have! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. It is one of the highlights of my day:)

Carol said...

Oh, that sweet Plum Pudding finish is just adorable, Arlene! I must stitch it! Have had the chart for years-- perhaps I'll make it smaller for an ornament next year... Love how you used blue for the container, too.

Had to laugh about doing a bit each day now that you are older as I am the same. I haven't even thought about Christmas yet as we have 20 coming for Thanksgiving so that's all I'm doing these days. I miss my stitching!

Enjoy your weekend, Arlene :) And thank you for the very sweet card--just love it!

Robin in Virginia said...

Well done on your Plum Pudding finish! I like your blue and white cannister. What Colour & Cotton fabric are you using for the snowmen? Henry is looking fabulous. I like the display on your dresser, Arlene. And that larger PS stitch is fabulous. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Sandy said...

I love all the stitches. I don't need a thing either Arlene. I am trying to not buy a single thing new because lately I am feeling that feeling I get when it all seems like clutter. I started yesterday pulling out Christmas. I am bringing it out one piece at at time and when it begins to seem like to much it stops. I am waiting to put up my trees and garland until last.
I like the blue and white canister too!

Terri D said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects! Thank you for the Thanksgiving greetings you sent. I didn't send any cards but wish all my friends and family a beautiful and blessed day!

Mari said...

Henry is so cute! I started getting out some Christmas around here too - got a lot done today but am waiting till after Thanksgiving for the tree.