Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday Stitching

 Several finishes in my Fall Frenzy today! I decided to work on some fall pieces in order to get them done in time to display them. I have so many Fall stitches. You can easily see it is my favorite season to stitch. I may have to take some of them to Grimmwood.  

First off is I Love Fall. I had plans to make this into a fridge magnet but then I found the little $1 easel I had come across at Dollar Tree. HMMM....I am flexible. I can go with the creative flow.

Here it is on the Easel. I decided to place it with my August display for now.

Remember those little Hobby Lobby signs I found back in the spring? It is good to pick up things like this even if you have no use for them at the moment. 

I brought out one of those to finish my version of Hello Autumn by Hands on Design.

And finally....a pillow finish of my Threadworks Primitive stitch. 

I found these  two things while out shopping this week.

The corded Harvest boards were purchased at Tuesday Morning. The bigger easel came from Dollar General. I am thinking my Trick or Treat by the Stitching Housewives will go very well on the easel. I have no plans right now for the corded boards. I could take them apart and add a pretty ribbon as a hanger...glue on a piece of stitching and have something totally different. 

Plans for next week? I am thinking of monogamous stitching on Riley Harbor by Kathy Barrick. I would like to finish that one and have it framed sometime this year.

Happy Stitching!


Mary said...

Arlene, Love all your Fall stitching!! It's certainly my favorite time of year and your vignettes are all so pretty. I like you, shop with the eye of what would work to display cross stitches. Your easel finish works perfectly with the cute stitch and your Easter bunny hanger was put to good use with your adorable Hello Autumn. I think my favorite is it PT pillow, adorable!!! You accomplish so much stitching!! I hope fall weather comes soon for you.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

You are so creative and I always enjoy seeing what you have found or have done with your stitching.

Robin in Virginia said...

What fabulous fall finishes, Arlene! I really like the one by the Frosted Pumpkin. I am going to kit that one up this weekend. Super finds especially that easel. I look forward to seeing your progress on Riley Harbor. Enjoy your weekend!

Georgia said...

Hi Arlene, You have given me so much to think about this week:) I am planning a trip to the Dollar Tree this week. (I really haven't been out too much since my surgery in June) it is a small store and I would enjoy the walk thru:) Seeing how you use these little items you purchase as finishes, is an inspiration. Being a little further North than you, I dread fall, yes I love the colors and the smells. But, I absolutely dread what follows...winter! We had very little snow last winter, So, I am really expecting a lot this year. Next to Christmas, and Valentine's Day, which is our wedding anniversary. I really look forward to Ground Hog Day:) Prairie Schooler has designed a little Ground Hog, I think I will had that to my stitching list for 2021. As always, thank you again for sharing so many great ideas, and many blessings to you and yours:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the small pillow and the colors of Fall! Enjoy your weekend! Happy stitching.

Terri D said...

I just love the way you find things out and about and can totally transform them with your amazing projects! So fun to see your creative juices flowing!! I really like your finishes and especially the Halloween one. Very fun!

Mari said...

I love seeing all the unique ways you finish your stitching. I love the Primitive!

Meg said...

Gorgeous stitches, Arlene! Such pretty fall colors. I’m especially fond of the Halloween pillow. You did a great job sewing on the ric rac (that looks hard to do!).

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Meg I hand sewed this pillow and it’s about the only way I can make the rickrack straight.

Carol said...

Wow! Love that pillow finish so much, Arlene--the ric rac is so cute on the edge. I've never tried that on a pillow as it looks very complicated. The little pumpkin face is just adorable, too. Your other two finishes are perfect for fall. I need to think about getting my fall decor out this week. It is still fairly warm up here, though, and I find it hard to get motivated when I'm sweating :)