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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Saturday Stitching

 I am back on my rotation in my stitching. I have decided to give each project two days worth of stitching. In these cold days, I get more stitching done.

I did have two new starts....

Winter Rose Manor by Brenda Gervais stitched on 32 count Vintage Country Mocha. I am using DMC on this stitch as it was so hard to get the over dyed flosses. 


Mychal's Prayer....Silver Creek Samplers stitched on 16 cont dapple. I am joing a SAL started by my friend, Georgia, to honor the 20th anniversary of 9-11 this year. I am using my Mr Rogers needle minder because Mr Rogers always encouraged us to Look for the Helpers in difficult situations. Father Mychal gave his life by going to help. He was the chaplain for one of the fire departments called to the scene. He died when a piece of debris fell on him at the site. 


My rotation included...

Strawberry Fields Forever by Blackbird Designs stitched on 16 count Gingerbread.


G Legere...by Reflets de Soie stitched on 16 count aida dyed by Graham Cracker Designs. ( Kitten Stitcher's son Graham)  I just love this stitch and doing it on Aida is so much easier.  I am using DMC plus a few overdyed flosses.


Finishes this week.

Hello Winter by Hands on Design. I could not find a hoop but I found a cute sparkly frame at TJ Maxx. It had a heart cut out but I knew my stitch, once mounted on foam core would cover the cut out.  I really like how it turned out. It is sitting by my kitchen sink.


Forest Snowfall by Country Cottage Needleworks. I found this wreath in the Bridal Section at Hobby Lobby. I added a silver ribbon I had on hand for the hanger. Pardon the light...it is hanging on the door going to the garage and it was hard to get a good picture. 



January Word Play by Brenda Gervais. I like the simple mounting on this wooden tray. I used magnets and washers to keep it in place. I think it really makes the stitching stand out when it is finished simply. 


Haul

Winds of Autumn and Valentine Cupboard Hanger.  Winds of Autumn will be put away until summer or early autumn but the Valentine piece will be stitched and finished this month as it is what I am stitching for our Stitchy Love Exchange with North Alabama Stitchers. Since my exchange partner does not read my blog( to my knowledge) I felt  I could share it.


And a final look at my Winter Dough bowl that is on my dresser. The little snowman was stitched for me by my sweet stitchy friend, RJ. It is a Christmas ornament but I thought the snowman could stay out for the winter. 


Happy Stitching Friends.



14 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...








Enjoyed the trip down the Stream this morning!








Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely starts, beautiful finishes, and fabulous dough bowl, Arlene! Are you using the called for colors for the Mychal's Prayer piece? You picked up some lovely haul. Have a restful weekend!

Visits With Mary said...

Always enjoy your stitching!! Have a great day.

Dewilla Hooper said...

I also believe that a simple finish is much nicer than an elaborate one with many other items on it. Your work is awesome, as usual!

Sandy said...

Good stitching. Your wreath is very cute. I am a less is more kind of girl. I think I kind of fell in the trappings at first but my real self says less is good.

Terri D said...

My favorite thing is the way you used that sweet wreath on your door as a frame for your work! Brilliant! I am always intrigued and interested in your projects and was not disappointed today! Happy weekend!

Mari said...

You have lots of nice ones going! I really like what you did with the wreath!

Jennie in GA said...

You have some great starts under way. Love your finishes. Having just gotten back into stitching last year after many years, I have no winter stitches. Yours are lovely. Happy stitching!!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Beautiful work, Arlene. Love your new kitchen towel! Enjoy your week! I find mine is much more enjoyable if I don't watch the news!

Becky from NAL Stitchers said...

When you say you used magnets and washers to mount onto the tray, I’m assuming you attached the washers to the back of the mounting board and then used the magnets on the back of the tray? I’m asking because I have a piece that I’m trying to figure out how to attach to a tray without using glue!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Becky I use a magnet on the board and add a washer to the back of my stitching. That is the cheapest way as those anodyne magnets can be pricy. I have tried using the magnets from HL but they are not strong enough in my opinion.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I am using a mix as called for colors can be hard to come by! Georgia said it took her three months to gather all the called for flosses!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I love stitching seasonal pieces! Instant gratification!! :)

Carol said...

Love your wreath, Arlene! And what wonderful projects you have on the go! I personally like the "let your stitching shine" approach to finishing--all that work that goes into a finish takes hours and hours. Why take away from it--I love the way you've finished your January Wordplay and the little Hello Winter piece :)