Saturday, September 12, 2020

Saturday Stitching

 Not a lot of progress on Stitching this week but a good bit of purchasing happened. I have to justify it by saying my sisters told me to put a wish list on 123 Stitch for Christmas. I am no longer allowed to order anything until after Christmas. I always put a pretty long list on there so they can choose and I will be surprised. Also I do not even look at the site until January. So hopefully I have plenty to keep me busy. 

I worked on this sweet bunny for my friend Deborah. She is a lot of fun to stitch. 

My little witch is coming along. I chose to do a purple gingham skirt instead of black. Also I am leaving off the pumpkins on the skirt. I like Priscilla's designs but they are a bit busy for my taste. I hope to put this piece on a wreath.

G Legere got some love. I think I am turning into a sampler girl.

Landon's Christmas ornament is done.


Now for the Haul....123 Stitch order arrived. 

Also I ordered two Erica Michaels charts from Inspired Needle after seeing her trunk show on display at Inspired Needle. It is on the Inspired Needle Floss Tube channel. Watch at your own risk!!

Patches and Stitches.....

This is Sarah Platt by Pineberry Lane. I am stitching it in magenta and using a lighter pink for my initials, Amelia's initials and my granddaughter's initials.  
Feast of Friendship by Blackberry Lane. I could not resist that blue house and the fruit bowl. I had to order the over dyed flosses for this piece so it will be a while before I start it.

And finally Hobby Lobby. 

Perfect for finishing Christmas ornaments.
Saw these at 40% off and picked up two for Christmas ornament bases.
Rings for floss.
I saw these heavy duty place cards and thought they would make great thread drops for my Feast of Friendship. I think everything I purchased except for my flosses were 40% off. 

And since it  is Sampler September I kitted up this one as well.

I have had Strawberry Fields in my To Stitch pile for quite a while. I am using DMC and stitching it on 16 count Gingerbread. 

Now to get stitching on all these new starts!! 


Anonymous said...

Wow bellissimi ricami, complimenti :)
Ci vuole una bella vista per ricamare la stoffa di color nero, brava per la pazienza.
Buon weekend

Nancy said...

You love to shop and we love to see what you buy! You’ll have to be “glued” to the chair to even start all of them.

Better order now from abc stitch. They take weeks to ship.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

You did get a lot of goodies for sure. That should keep you busy for quite some time. Happy Saturday.

Robin in Virginia said...

Those pumpkin place cards will make very cool floss tags, Arlene. What wonderful new things that came to live at your house. The rabbit stitch for your friend is looking good as is your sampler. Well done on getting Landon's ornament stitched. Enjoy your weekend!

Georgia said...

Oh my goodness Arlene, what beautiful goodies. They will certainly keep you busy for awhile. I have had Strawberry Fields in my stash for some time. I stitched the Yellow Submarine and Octopus Garden a few years ago and I still love to look at them. I don't know how you can stay off the 123 Stitch web site, there are so many things you could add to that wish list! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful bargains and your stitching dreams and wishes. You plant so many seeds of great ideas! Have a great weekend and many blessings to you and yours:)

Terri D said...

I got fixated on that gingham skirt on the witch. Didn't you just make it harder? See, that's why I don't do cross-stitch. I would use the fewest colors and make the fewest changes... an all-black skirt wouldn't look as cute but it would have gone faster (in my mind!). I have such a bad, bad, problem with patience. Fun projects for us to watch for!! Happy weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Feast of Friendship...that one really catches my eye! You choose so many of the designs I like best too! Love the cute! Happy weekend!

Carol in AZ said...

Arlene, I am working on the Trick or Treat witch, and wonder if you would share the colors you are using on the skirt. I like your changes. Thank you!

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

I enjoy seeing what you are working on and buying. Your blog inspires me. Who is the maker\designer of the bunny? It is super cute and I would like to make her for next spring. Thank you. Patty McDonald

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Not forgotten Farm’s Ah ‘Tis Spring! A fun stitch!!!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Carol I am using the Called for DMC purple and just switching it for the charted gray.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I should say switched purple for the gray in the skirt.

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

Thank you Arlene. I went to Not Forgotten Farms and ordered Ah Tis Spring and ordered one with boy and girl bunny. Both will be cute to stitch for spring. Patty McDonald

Barbara said...

Lucky Landon! That's a great stitch for his Christmas ornament!

RJ said...

Oh Arlene, I love everything!!! I would love to go on a shopping trip with you. It would be so much fun. I'm in love with the Blackbird designs...they are just gorgeous. I too love samplers...they take alot of time but there is so much satisfaction when you are done.

I love the idea of the pumpkins for floss holders...great idea. I would give anything to go into a Hobby Lobby right now but can't because of underlying conditions in this household.

I always do the same with my husband and 123 at Christmas Arlene. It makes it easier for him and I am never disappointed. RJ

Carol said...

I'd say you made a lot of progress on your stitching (and stashing!) this past week, Arlene. That bunny takes SO long to stitch the blue dress--I remember wondering if it would ever end :) I love the mouse charts and Jingle Bells chart that you bought. I think I have the mice on the spool one, but I'm not sure (how embarrassing!). Will have to check. Enjoy your week ♥