My Grimmwood Dough bowl is filling up. Love all the farm stitches.
I had one finish this week.
My friend, Mary, at Stitching Friends Forever, asked me to keep track of my floss changes on this one. Well that is hard to do as I just used colors I liked for this stitch. I went through my stash of fancy flosses as well as DMC. I love that chalkboard. It is just done in black and white! My advice to all stitchers is to use whatever color makes you happy. I wanted a clear red, blue and Khaki on this piece. I used a dusty blue fancy floss for the children who are standing under the apple tree. I also added my initials and the year next to the school house. If I were doing this stitch again, I would switch out the white for an ecru or darker color. The white just fades away on this fabric.
This piece is stitched in prim colors on the model.
Here is what I worked on in Georgia.
Two White Houses by Little House Needleworks. I love this one!
Someone had a question about Q Snaps. How do I take them off when finished stitching? I slide mine off but I will say when the snaps are new, that can be a difficult task. Another reader said she was having trouble keeping the fabric tight in the Q Snap. I have never had that problem but I have noticed that some stitchers add an extra piece of material under the snap to protect the fabric that is being stitched upon in the snap. That would help tighten it up. Pam from Just Keep Stitching adds a small piece of the foam drawer liner to the top of her stitching fabric before putting the Q Snap in place. So I guess it is all about personal preference. Old Q Snaps can become loose with wear. I have read that you can put those old snaps in the top rack of the dishwasher, run them through a cycle and they will tighten back up. I have never tried this so if anyone has, please share your experience. My friend, Brenda, of Brenda's Minders and More says she uses only the Q Snap brand, not the knock offs that you can find in some stores. She says she feels the original Q Snaps are the best.
I so enjoy getting questions from all you ladies. Thanks for taking the time to inquire!
Now I have to brag on some of my sweet readers. Several nice ladies offered to send any floss I need or fabric for my blue bird. Where else do you find such generous hearts but in the stitching community. As for my floss. I found a small stash of Christmas colors after I put in my order from Fat Quarter shop so I should be good in that department. I will just wait a bit to finish my blue bird. I have a fabric in mind for it so I just need Hobby Lobby to open back up!! Many thanks for your help ladies. I do appreciate it.
Happy Mail did arrive this week. It was like Christmas when I got home and sorted my mail!
Sharon sent me a nice note as well as these lovely charts. She knows I am a Prairie Schooler fan. I will have some more Grimmwood pieces to stitch. I also love the Merry Christmas. Thanks for passing the stash Sharon!
My last 123 Stitch order arrived....
Needles, Snag Nabbit and two charts. I loved stitching the Christmas mice in the kitchen last year so I ordered this one from Brenda Gervais. Not a fan of mice except in Cross Stitch! Threadwork Primitives is a good example of a Prim Designer.
I would not be a good Nana if I did not wish a happy 14th birthday to my oldest grandchild, Kendall. Love that girl bunches!! Here is one of my favorite pictures of Kendall when she was two. Time flies!
I hope all of you have a good stitchy week and the Frog stays far away from your door.