Saturday, October 17, 2020

Saturday Stitching

Throwback to one of the first Prairie Schooler finishes I attempted after watching the first Priscilla and Chelsea video. I have progressed with those corners since then...thanks to some helpful hints from Meg at Live to Stitch. 

I finished up this small for an exchange. We were to stitch a small that featured gratitude for November the month of Thanksgiving.  I need to get it fully finished and packaged to mail by November 2nd. This is an oldie but goodie. My exchange partner said that she liked primitive things. 

Riley's Harbor
I finished the  row of houses on the top right.  Just two more rows of houses and I will be done. 

My skeins of Rain Shower came in and I am busy finishing up this dress.  Just need to add the hill of grass at the bottom of the chart and this one will be ready for an FFO.


I ordered the paper chart of Up on the Housetop but I doubt I will stitch it this year. I am still recovering from Trick or Treat. My vlog friend, Shelley at KeyXstitch on Floss tube stitched the gingerbread house and people and I just had to have that one. She stitched hers on a dark blue and it was too cute.  So I got on The Stitching Housewives ETSY shop and ordered the download. Oh my goodness, it is very dangerous when I can order a chart, print it and have it in my stitching bag in a matter of minutes. 

Happy Stitching Friends! 



Dewilla Hooper said...

It is fun to get the downloads so fast, rather than waiting a week or so for a pattern! I have a lot of things in my 'stash' now. I keep saying that I have everything I want and that I won't order anything else. Then, I see something pretty on flosstube and forget about that decision!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your PS piece is a classic, Arlene. I love the piece you stitched for the exchange you are in. I stitched it as an exchange many moons ago. Lovely charts you picked up as well. Enjoy your weekend!

Sandy said...

I know what you mean. If all the designers had instant downloads I would be in terrible trouble. I really love Riley's Harbor. I have one of those PS Halloween stitches that I have wanted to do for ages, so maybe next year:)

Georgia said...

I love your blog post today Arlene. However, I got a little side tracked when you mentioned Meg at Live to Stitch and read her post as well. I'm hooked. I was looking for how you did the corners on the PS stitch, and I still haven't found it but I will. My printer and computer are not communicating, but I totally understand what you are saying about purchasing a pattern and then having access to it almost immediately. So many great ideas today, I love the little Heart n Hand design. Have a blessed weekend my friend.

Terri D said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects, both finished and in progress!

Meg said...

I just love the muted color palette of Riley's Harbor. I know you changed the colors from the called-for ones, and I think you made very good choices! It's going to be delightful when finished. It's already darling.

Perfect choice for your exchange gift. I think your partner is going to love it.

I have an *urgent* question for you about the bunny dress. When I'm stitching large solid areas with variegated floss, making each X one at a time, going back and forth, I end up with lines between the stitches every two rows (because of the tension of stitching right then left). Yours looks wonderful, though, without a trace of the problem I experience. Would you mind sharing how you go about filling in large areas? I see where you've got some small rectangles to fill in (on the right of the dress next to the basket). Is that the secret? Stitching small areas at a time rather than doing entire rows back and forth? I seriously need help.

I'm glad your skeins of Rain Shower were a match for the one(s) you already had. Sometimes the dye lots vary and that is beyond frustrating.

Instant pattern downloads on Etsy + Flosstube = EEEEK! Lord help my wallet. I have to have a serious internal dialogue with myself about what I can reasonably stitch in a lifetime.

Have a great week, Arlene!

Barbara said...

Your stitching is always superb, but the bunny in the blue dress is my fav of the designs you've featured here today. Happy Stitching!

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

Love seeing your stitching projects. Bought the 'Bunny' and I'm waiting for my 2 skeins of Rain Shower to arrive from Fat Quarters. I'm finishing a Boothy Threads design of the Autumn House. My next start will be a Christmas one....not sure which one. My brain can only deal with one stitch project and one quilt at a time. I quilt during the day and stitch at night. After church, I will baste my quilt (it is the one on the cover of American Patchwork for Aug. 2020). Used my collection of feed sacks for the top but used current day fabric for the light green center and jade green border. I'm very pleased with the quilt.
I have a stash of x stitch patterns and really try hard not to buy anymore....I did buy the bunny one when I saw it on your blog. The instant download is a big draw for me too. When I see something I like, I wait a few days and make sure I really, really want it before ordering.
Have a great week. Patty McDonald