Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Stitching

A more productive week this week in the stitching life.  Stitching always calms and centers me in the midst of LIFE. And this week has had a good bit of that so stitching time was in order.

Before I share my stitching, I just wanted to report on a trend that seems to be going on in the Floss Tube and Podcast world. One of my favorite Floss Tubers shared she was moving to the Patreon platform and in order to see her videos, you had to subscribe The lowest station on the Patreon site is a five dollar/month subscription which would allow you to see what you had been watching for free on You Tube. Sorry friend, I like you but not enough to pay to watch your posts. I watch a few You tube channels affliated with Patreon but their Patreon sites just give you additional content.  This particular  you tube personality uses silks quite a bit and maybe she feels that Patreon will allow her to bring in money to purchase her supplies. While I understand that, I am not going to be funding other stitchers I have a hard enough time paying for my own supplies. So just be on the look out for more of this change in the stitching world.

Five out of nine ornaments are completed....they are hung by the salt lamp with care.:) So I am off to a good start with Jolly July.

The fabric I ordered to complete My Christmas List arrived this week. I will be taking this project o my mother's house so I can use her sewing machine to complete this stitch.

 I used this week to work on two of my bigger projects. This is Riley Harbor by Kathy Barrick. I moved down to the water and ship to break up the house stitching. I do love this one and I need to work on it more frequently.

Kringles is coming along as well I am doing the first 40 stitches on the left. I am marking off the stitches as I do them so I can keep up with my progress. I would say if I were doing this over, I would use White for the snow on the roof. I am using the called for colors but that snow is rather dingy an I might just take it out and restitch it in white. What are your thoughts?

I had some haul this week from Jen's Stitching Niche on Etsy. I want to stitch this Rack Stack during Jolly July. I also ordered some fabrics for future projects.  I have ordered several pieces of 16 count Aida. I am enjoying Aida once again and it is a rest for weary eyes.

Happy Stitching!!


Sandy said...

I just love the fabric for the Christmas List and Riley's Harbor. The ornaments are cute and I think they will be a hit this year. I have a wee bit more stitching to do on my current project and then I am going to tackle that Advent calendar and try really really hard to do it in July. We will see. I still love Aida. There are some stitches that it just looks neat on and yes, it is very easy on the eyes. As time goes it may have to be a lot more of that.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

You have been a busy bee this week. I know it must be fun to complete some things but still be able to work on others. Happy Saturday

Georgia said...

Arlene, thank you so much for sharing your Saturday Five. This is one of my favorite days of the week! I am looking forward to see how you finish your PS ornaments, they are adorable. And, I love the fabric you chose for your banner, an another finish I am anxious to see. I think that Kringles pattern is stunning when it is finished. As for your white. It looks fine, but with your fabric color you may want to change it. I have had to frequently change the whites LHN uses for their projects. Often times my fabric choice may be ecru and their thread is ecru, you can barely see to stitch it. I don't know what the called for color is but I would consider a B5200 or DMC 3865. Try a few stitches in another part of the pattern and see which you like best. Thank you for sharing about the Floss tubers charging. I only watch a couple, that is just due to time. But, like you I have to watch what I spend. And even at $5.00 a month that is $60.00 a year. For me that is my wish list at 123 stitch:) Again, thank you so much for all you do, you always brighten my day. Many blessings to you and yours my friend.

Mary said...

I never heard of Patreon and I certainly won't be paying to follow anyone, I hope this doesn't become a thing! Wow!! You certainly have a head start on Jolly July, the ornaments are great!! My Christmas list is a beauty and fun fabric to finish it off. Love the Kathy Barrick Chart but that is far too many houses for me to stitch!! I will enjoy your progress. I just ripped out Shaker white in a stitch and switched it to 3865. I just couldn't live with it, the Shaker white looked dirty to me. Curious as to what color snow it is now, I don't think a very bright white would work but it doesn't quite look like snow to me. I have a difficult time changing colors.

Dewilla Hooper said...

Hi, I like your projects. I think you are right about changing the color on top of the house. I think that white would look more like snow.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your Kringles looks good, but I would change the current snow color to white or 3865. Your PS ornaments for the grands are looking good. I am enjoying your progress on Riley Harbor, Arlene.

I saw that some are moving to Patreon. I don't watch much Floss Tube as it is, so it doesn't really impact me.

Enjoy your weekend!

Terri D said...

That stitching lady may find out switching over and charging may hurt her business more than help it. I always enjoy seeing your projects, finished, and in progress. I think white snow would pop more but what you have done will look like snow when the roof is finished. Let us know what you decide!!

miriam said...

Love the Christmas initials. Leave the snow until more of the project is completed. White may be way too stark. Miriam in hot West Texas

Meg said...

Geez Louise, Arlene, I just barely found FlossTube on YouTube not more than a year ago. I’ve never heard of Patreon until today. Sometimes I feel like I can’t keep up with the world. We already pay soooooo much for streaming services (Prime, Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, Disney+) and it adds up. I’m with you. No more, please, when YouTube is free.

Love love love love your Christmas stitch by Silver Creek. Robin sent me that pattern and it is on my to-do list. I saw Priscilla stitch it on coffee/tea-dyed green fabric and I have some Pistachio (?) from Colour & Cotton that I might use. Not sure. I tend to stick with neutrals.

I would rip out the roof on Kringles and use white. Sometimes the “antique” look makes snow look like yellow snow, if you catch my drift. Lol. I know you’ve invested a lot in this piece and you should be 100% thrilled with it. That snow will drive you nuts if you don’t go with your gut.

My Jolly July may consist of finishing-finishing things I’ve already stitched.

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

Always amazed at how much you accomplish in stitching. Your stitching is beautiful. I love WHITE snow so of course I'd change the dingy looking snow. Will you look at it in a month and think I wish I would of changed that color? Guess it's a personal preference. Never heard of Patreon but I do know I'm not paying to watch x stitch video. Thank you for posting. Patty McDonald

Mari said...

I never heard of Patreon but I wouldn't pay either.
Your ornaments turned out so nice!
I really like that Riley Harbor piece too. Can't wait to see it finished.

Carol said...

What a successful stitchy week you had, Arlene! I love the little initial PS designs you're making for your grandkids--can't wait to see how you finish them. I had never heard of Patreon until I saw that post on IG where she was switching. I'm not a Flosstube watcher (except very occasionally) so it really won't affect me. Very upsetting words coming from so many in the stitching community this past week--it breaks my heart...

I would probably switch to DMC 3865, too. The dirty snow look is not something I'm fond of either :)

Enjoy these last few days of June! ♥