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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday Stitching

Good Morning my Stitchy Friends....

First off, the winner of Winter Thyme and Blarney did not contact me so I did another drawing and the winner is Meg at Live to Stitch.  You can find her blog on my blog roll!  Meg these are on the way to you!  This week's give away is....

Seas the Day, donated by Georgia, along with one of my own thread waxers, made from Grimmwood Beeswax.  You must be 18 to win, a follower of my blog and living in the continental USA.  Answer this question to be entered.....What is your favorite color or brand of floss? Everyone knows if I have a red to stitch, Cupid is my favorite color! Good Luck.

I mentioned that I had fallen off the Stitch from Stash wagon so I will share this with you and look away if you love to stitch houses.

Two White Houses ....easy to remember. Jen at Jen's Stitching Niche shared these two charts finished as drums and oh my goodness! They are perfect. I plan to start this one soon so I can have it completed by Autumn.

Two Red Houses...

This is perfect for Christmas all the way through winter time.

I had one new start this week.


This has been in my stash for some time. I love Abby Rose Designs.  She is the designer of Yule Time on Thistle Hill that I did last year.  I changed the pink flowers in the border to red flowers...these are DMC as I am stitching from stash and I did not have any extra cupid. The brighter red is good for a patriotic stitch.

Smalls were the order of the week for me.

Still working on my bunny from Brenda Gervais at With Thy Needle and Thread.

I did have four small finishes this week.

Heart in Hand Spring Whirligig and Hands on Design Freebie, Tulip Time.


March Square Dance ( Heart in Hand) and March Hoopla( With Thy Needle and Thread)....neither are using the called for colors...I used what I had in my stash. A bit of advice for anyone stitching the March sheep...skip that one over one on the sheep unless you are an expert stitcher...To me it just looks messy. I did not want to take it out as that might have left a hole in my fabric so it is what it is.

Hopefully I will have some FFO's to share next week.

And I did put in two more houses on Riley's Harbor....


I am changing the colors on this as suggested by Marlene at The Cross Stitch Peddler. She has a great eye for fabrics and flosses. This is being stitched on Veldt...also suggested by Marlene. I am looking forward to stitching that whale in silk. I have never used silk before so it will be a new experience for this old stitcher.

Happy Stitching.

14 comments:

Sandy said...

Good Grief Arlene, you are trying to pull me off the wagon with you. Those houses are just plain adorable and when I get a moment I will have to go look at Jenn's Stitching Niche Flosstube to see the drums. With Tucker I don't have as much time to watch Floss Tube. I love everything you have stitched and I am just not a one over one stitcher and I don't think I can become one. I think those ladies that do it are amazing and I noticed from many of the sneak peeks from Brenda WTNAT that it looks like a lot of her upcoming stitches have that in there. I was a little bummed. I love her patterns but that is just too hard for me. I like sweet and neat x's.
I love the giveaway, but I am so dang far behind that it is pointless to enter me. I do love just plain old DMC, but I really like Weeks for fancy floss. They have some pretty blues in them which is my love.
I am so hoping to do some stitching this weekend.

Brenda said...

Favorite colors-the Blues. Making ornaments of flags for the countries my grand is visiting while studying abroad a semester. Love the houses.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I am going to repeat your last words - HAPPY STITCHING!

Mary's Thread said...

What a fun collection of projects! Everything is so cheery! You don't need to enter me in the giveaway, but I'll tell you I love silk floss and I hope you will have a great time stitching that big whale in silk! He will be beautiful!

Linda said...

I’m just amazed at all the stitching you do! Such exquisite work!

Terri D said...

It is always fun to see what you are up to!! Congrats to your winner! Happy stitching!!

Kaisievic said...

Wow, Arlene! You have been so busy. What gorgeous stitching projects you are working on - too hard to pick a favourite.

Mrs.T said...

Everything is lovely, Arlene, and I particularly like the designs with little houses. Those red ones! But they are all nice.

I would have to say my favorite floss is DMC at this point because I haven't tried any of the newer flosses. I so want to get back to cross stitching. In time, I hope!

The French Hutch said...

Oh my goodness, your stitching is gorgeous. Those little houses are awesome, love all the colors!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.......

Mary said...

Arlene, I stitched with Needlepoint silks and just loved it, but I guess my favorite is Weeks threads for plain old floss. I have had the Gentle arts break too often.

I just love your stitches, the St. Patricks one is just darling!!! I love the houses but I find them tedious to stitch but that Let Freedom Ring is just gorgeous!! You are tempting me and I'm doing my best not to get anything new...we know how that goes though!! The Easter bunny is darling.

RJ said...

Arlene you have done such fabulous stitching. I love to stitch houses and love all of your choices especially Let Freedom Ring. It is amazing!!! I've stitch the Hoopla Easter and really enjoyed making that sweet bunny. 123 is out of the St Patrick stitches but I'm waiting for a back order.

Hmm my very favorite thread would be... sorry can't pick because I love too many. RJ

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, I am playing catch up (I was off at a stitch retreat) and I totally enjoyed this post with all the stitches. Riley's Harbor is looking incredible. What bright and springy smalls you finished! Congratulations to Meg on the win!

Carol said...

Oh, you got some lovely new charts, Arlene. I have the two white houses chart and am not sure why I haven't stitched it up. Really love your St. Patrick's Day hoopla finish--thanks for the advice on the over one section. Since I usually stitch on 40 ct., that wouldn't be fun at all :)

Angela S. said...

You will love silks! Unfortunately, your pocketbook will not!😁