Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday Stitching

 Good Morning my Stitchy Friends.

This has been a good week stitch wise and it looks like next week will be a good one for stitching as it is going to be too cold to do anything else. 

I did get two Christmas starts  last weekend. 

Here is Baylor's Christmas Ornament from Heart in Hand. He loves all things cozy so this is perfect for the spectrum boy. I just need to add some mittens and it will be done. You may remember that there is supposed to be a border on this stitch but as I do not play well with borders, it is being left off.

My cute needleminder is from Brenda's Minders and More on Facebook.

I also got a start on Lizzie Kate's Christmas ABCs.

I am using all the called for colors on this stitch.

I finished up Cathy Habermann's Valentine freebie that she issues each year in honor of her wedding anniversary. Cathy is the designer at Hands on Design. I used a scrap of fabric I had on hand along with floss from my stash. I used a piece of toile ribbon to finish it off.  After I stitched mine I saw that my friend, Mary, of Stitching Friends forever had done hers on white using black for the arrow and red for the Lettering. It is so pretty,,,check hers out at Stitcher Mary on Instagram. I am seriously thinking of stitching mine again! 

I got the first line of Mychal's Prayer completed. I had to change my gold as it looked very similar to the Loden Green I had chosen from my stash. This is part of a stitch along with my blog friend, Georgia. The hashtag for this SAL is #mychalsprayerSAL. It is fun to see where the other stitchers are in the SAL, what colors they chose and of course who finishes it first. I try to remind myself that it is not a competition.

This week I have been working monogamously on Feast of Friendship by Blackbird Designs. The colors are just luscious.
I got all my windows in and I did not have to frog anything. That is big for me as I tend to miscount sometimes. 

I also picked up my new planner for this year. Needlework Press puts out a lovely calendar. I keep track of appointments as well as stitching projects.

While watching Lindy Stitches on Floss Tube, I found out that the needlework market this year is online and only store owners will be shopping at this event. However, you can follow needlework_expo on instagram to see some of the new designs that will be offered at the expo and you can be looking for these designs in the stores soon.  I just started following them yesterday!

That's it for this week...happy stitching.


Mary said...

Arlene, I'm always amazing at your Sat Stitching wrap up and how much you accomplish in a week. The ornament for Baylor man is so cute and when I first looked I thought the needleminder was the same stitch! The LK ABC's is such a fun stitch. I'm flattered that you were so impressed with my take on Cathy's freebie that you mentioned it. I do love seeing all the different takes on that pattern and I really liked your color choices. Feast of Friendship is gorgeous!! My favorite season is Autumn and the colors are so rich. You made great progress on the house! Stay warm!! It was 11 degrees when I went out this am!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Lots of stitch goodness to see and read this morning, Arlene! What a cozy ornament you are stitching for Baylor! Your LK Christmas start looks lovely and the progress on Mychals Prayer is awesome. Feast of Friendship is gorgeous. Happy Saturday and Happy Valentine's!

Georgia said...

Oh Arlene, I enjoyed reading both your Friday & Saturday blogs this week. I always love to see where you have been, what out bought and of course your stitching is just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Mychal's Prayer is my next big project on top of my stitching desk. It I saw one completed and framed on IG and it was just stunning. So, I am really looking forward to working on this one. I too have been busy with Christmas ornaments working on Carol's 12/21. I am doing a Joy filled theme for mine. It's Amazing how many patterns have the word Joy in them. You mentioned Lindy's and wondered if you saw her new release to go along with the second course of "Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?" Would you believe, I don't think I have heard this hymn before, I had to look it up and it is beautiful. I think I may try to squeeze this in during Easter. Again, thank you so much for sharing, many blessings to you and yours my friend:)

Mrs.T said...

Arlene, you are such a prolific stitcher!

I have been working a little bit this week on the February sampler from Prairie Schooler. There are so many fun projects I would love to stitch.

Need to get back, also to the "Beside the Sea" sampler I'm stitching along with two granddaughters. So many projects, so little time!

Terri D said...

Lovely work! I enjoy seeing your projects! I'm not a stitcher so some it sounds like 'Greek' to me, but I love seeing your progress!!

Sandy said...

Those colors on Feast of Friendship are very pretty. I like your pink on the Valentine's stitch, but then I am a pink girl.

Carol said...

Such pretty pieces for your Saturday stitching post, Arlene! I don't understand how you keep track of so many--my mind just can't handle more than one large and one small project at a time. The little LK piece is darling as is Baylor's ornament... And your Love You freebie turned out so cute on the pink fabric. Great progress on the BBD piece, too! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day ♥