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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Saturday Stitching

 Happy New Stitchy Year. If I counted correctly I completed 30 something projects in 2020. Many were smalls but a finish is a finish.:) 

I saw my friend, Georgia, posted one of her first cross stitch Christmas ornaments. Back in the day there was not a lot to choose from and most were very small. When we visited Charles in Georgia, he gave me this ornament that had gotten into his box of ornaments.  It belongs to Amelia and is proof that I did have good eyes once upon a time as this is stitched on Hardanger.




I pulled out the Triplets pillow for January. I decorate with snowmen in the first month of the year. They are usually the only snowmen I see here in Alabama.  This was done in memory of LeAnne of Lost in Floss.  I just love it and reminds me of one of my favorite floss tubers.


I made a new vignette with my Lantern Lane.


This Little House January Cottage will be made into a pillow for my dough bowl.


Forest Snowfall will be placed on a wreath, I hope! Wreaths seem to be in short supply these days.


I finished up Hello Winter. I went to Hobby Lobby to find a small hoop to finish this stitch and there were NONE. I am hoping they get some new ones in soon. Hello Winter by Hands on Design. 


Mama Bunny is done. I am still pondering how to finish this one. As more Spring items come in at HL I hope to be inspired.


January Word Play is finished.


February Word Play has a start. As usual I chose my own colors for my word plays.


I got two of my hoped for Charts from my sisters for Christmas.They got me several things on my wish list at 123 Stitch.


I have enjoyed watching a lot of WIP parades on Floss Tube this week as I have taken down my Christmas decor.  I try to keep mine under 12 or else I get stitchy anxiety.

21 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Like always, I like seeing what you are doing or have done. Have a nice Saturday.

Brenda said...

Love it
I remember doing hardanger
I still do those ornaments but Aida cloth
You are such an artist

Sandy said...

I love your finishes this week. Lantern Lane looks so nice and that is a perfect finish for a seasonal piece. Looks almost framed but yet not. All the winter pieces are adorable. January is the one month I don't put anything seasonal out at all. I have the January cottage still, but other than that coming off Christmas and the fact that I don't really care for snow makes it a perfect time for me to just sit with less. Of course, Valentine's will come out in a few weeks and I happily put that out. I like your January word plays in the brighter colors. I did the September one bright and I like it way better than the two I did in the more muted colors. They scream for bright. Your ornament brought back memories. I had completely forgotten about an ornament I stitched for Mother before I married. I was decorating her tree and it was so cute. It must have been a kit. It was a star on that small count in a wooden star.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the snowman triplets and the January words...this is my birth month! Lots of pretty things to enjoy and more to make this year! YAY! Happy new year!

http://thankfullga447 said...

I love the thread you used for January word play. I am doing mine on grey fabric since I am tried of using a beige. I did my February on a dark grey. I think of Lea Ann often.

Robin in Virginia said...

The rocking horse ornament is precious, Arlene. I LOVE your new vignette you created with Lantern Lane. Each one of your finishes is wonderful. What size embroidery hoop are you looking for? Lovely charts that you were given and your start on the February wordplay is looking good. Wishing you a year filled with many stitches!

Georgia said...

Arlene, I hope you enjoyed your blogging break. I missed you. You are so right about "stitching anxiety," I have 3 projects that are spinning around right now. One, I would like to finish before February, and 2 SALs one to finish and one two start. And, the designers keep designing:) Tempting me to buy more:) Maybe the USPS being a little slow right now is a blessing. I usually don't order anything new until, I have received what I ordered. I absolutely love Amelia's ornament, I am a little surprised to see the green fabric. I love your word play. I just got all of my Christmas ornaments put away. I agree with Sandy, I left a few snow men out, but I think I will just slow down in January, and enjoy the parade of other's finishes. I am seeing a lot of great ideas. Have a Happy New Year my friend. We have a lot of blessings to count, and much to look forward too:)

Terri D said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects, both finished and in progress. I am not a stitcher but know talent when I see it!! A happy new year and good stitching!!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Robin I think it is a six inch hoop. It is one of the smaller ones. I’m going back to HL to get a floss I need so I’ll check again. I’ve never seen them sold out.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Thank you Brenda!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

It’s fun looking back and seeing how far cross stitch has come over 40 years. Can’t believe I just typed that!! 40 years of cross stitching!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Happy Birthday to my January Friend? It gives you something to look forward to after Christmas!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I bet your word play really stands out on the darker fabric! Yes LeAnne was a precious lady. I am glad to have the triplets, as she called them, to remind me of her.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I am on the struggle bus with you Georgia! So many pretty things I own and then those new designs!!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Thank you Terri!

Gina said...

Arlene, you are amazing! Your stitching projects are impressive. Great work!!

Mary said...

Arlene, Love your new vignette,you have a great eye for putting them together. How cute is that bunny and such cheerful colors on your Word play. I need to get back to them soon.
Forest Snowfall is gorgeous....you know you could make a coffee filter wreath with the teastained looking filters in the meantime...super easy.
Hello Winter is so sweet, good luck on finding a hoop. Happy New Year and hope it's filled with lots of stitching!

Jennie in GA said...

Sweet little vignette and lots of nice finishes to start the NY!!

Jennie in GA said...

Sweet little vignette and lots of nice finishes to start the NY!!

Carol said...

Ah... the ornaments in those little gold frames. Only stitchers of our vintage remember those :) I still have a few on my tree to remind me of where I started. We've come a long way, haven't we? Your snowman pillow is the cutest--I love them stitched all together. Such happy little guys! Love the little house and tree vignette with the Lantern Lane finish--just the sweetest! Hope you are having another great stitching week!

Meg said...

Such a lot of work, Arlene, and it all looks great! I’m proud of you for finishing or having finishing plans for all of them. Sometimes THAT is the hard part. I’m glad you got some stitchy goodness for Christmas!