Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday Stitching

Happy Jolly July. I have gotten quite a lot of stitching done this week. But before I share that, Congrats to Carol in Arizona! Carol you are the winner of the Madame Chantilly chart. Please send me your snail mail at  I will get that in the mail to you next week.  Ten ladies entered the giveaway and using the random number generator, Carol was the lucky number 7.

Once I started stitching this piece on 14 count coffee/tea dyed aida, I realized it was a BIG stitch. So I just stitched Candy Cane wishes. I will be on the lookout for some 36 count even weave to stitch the complete ornament as that is the one I want on my tree. This will make a cute  gift for someone. I used three strands of Licorice Red. Three strands really makes it pop.

A Brenda Gervais Design...

I left off the candy at the bottom. I wanted a more prim look for this piece of stitching.

I just love Rack Stack by Plum Street. This will be finished into an ornament for my tree. I love the red I used for the holly berries. It is Classic Colorworks Ladybug. It was in my Priscilla and Chelsea Christmas floss pack from Fat Quarter Shop.  I am going to remember this pretty pinky red.  And my border met up!! Always a nice thing for a stitcher.

One of my sweet North Alabama Stitcher friends sent me some happy mail this week.

This will go into my stash for next year.

I was surprised to find some gingham stitching fabric at Hobby Lobby.

As you can see, it was priced reasonably so I picked some up to try. The vintage blue looks rather like a blue sky with clouds. Hobby Lobby has stepped it up in the cross stitch department. I will  be sure and give you a review of this fabric when I have stitched on it.

Happy Stitching Friends.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Enjoyed the items relating to Christmas because it made me think of cooler weather! lol

Robin in Virginia said...

Good finds with the fabric from Hobby Lobby! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Your needle and thread have been busy and love the pieces you shared especially Rack Stack. I need to move it up in the pile of to be stitched. Have a peaceful weekend, Arlene!

Terri D said...

Congrats to your winner! I always enjoy seeing your projects! Interesting how the count makes a difference in size. Hmmm. I'm learning something from reading your Saturday posts! LOL Happy weekend!

Visits With Mary said...

Great to see some Christmas stitching! I'm looking forward to Christmas and cooler weather even if it's July!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The gingham really looks neat! I think that will be great for so many projects. I'll be glad when we can shop at stores like that. I guess I could go online! Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Arlene for your gift of the Madame Chantilly Christmas chart......I am now looking forward to a new stitching project! I have sent you my address. Love your blog and learn so much from you and the beautiful work you do. I have stitched for many years, but seldom attempt the difficult patterns I see you do. Again...thank you! Carol in AZ

Mary said...

Great Christmas projects! You can stitch the Mistletoe part separately and get 2 ornaments from the one pattern. Rack stack came out great, I know the feeling of relief when the borders match! Congrats to Carol on the chart win!