Saturday, June 19, 2021

Saturday Stitching

 The winner of Beggar's Christmas is Jennie in Georgia. Please send me your snail mail address at Congrats on winning this cute chart.   Thanks to all who left a comment. Keep watching for more give aways on Saturday Stitching.  And Dianna, thanks for your comments. I am so glad to see you back on Blogger. Could you send me a link for your blog at my email address? Would love to add you to my blog roll again. 

I had a productive week. I finished my Lady Liberty by Blackbird.



I have to tell on myself...I was on Facebook messenger with my stitchy friend, Carol H. She lives at the Glens and we have been planning a stitching day for forever. We are both busy gals and so far we have not been able to get together but we chat a lot online. I had shared my drum with her and I was mad because I had sewed Lady Liberty facing the BACK of the drum. Focus Arlene Focus.  I even posted it on Instagram last night trying to fudge the mistake. I woke up this morning and put my big girl panties on and decided I had put too much work into that piece to let it be WRONG. So I took it apart and re stitched it. It took me 20 minutes. I was in a stew over nothing!!! So hopefully I learned my lesson. This drum is stitched on 36 count weathered Shingle. I used all the called for flosses. 

I took Feast of Friendship to my framer, Kitty at The Middle House. I cannot wait to see it finished and hanging in the sun room. 

I also finished up the Christmas ornament I made for Sara B. I did not get to attend the wedding but the pictures are just perfection. I nannied for Sara and her brother, Drew, when they were young so they are very special to me. I had Sara's wedding gift sent to her by the local Jeweler's shop where she was registered but I wanted to do something special for her for her first Christmas with her groom, Charlie.

I backed the piece with a piece of pink polka dot and I added a heart with the year and my name.  When Sara and Drew were little, every Christmas I would go and get them early one morning. We would go to buy a Christmas ornament for each of them. Then we came back to my home, had lots of yummy snacks and watched Christmas movies.  As I told their mom, Susan, Those were the good old days!! 

I have been stitching monogamously on Though He Seemeth Sleeping. I completed pages one and two this week. I am not really happy with my choice of fabric( Ivory 18 count) but I am going to give it a bath in tea/coffee when it is completed. I used the DMC flosses so I can do that without worry of the colors running.  On to work on my Blackbird Cardinal for a while. 

I have finally had time to put out some of my July 4th pieces.

Barbara at Sweet Tea and Sandals stitched the small Liberty for me. I love it. The old plate was in some of Mama G's things. Uncle Sam is a TJ Maxx find from years ago.

This year's dough bowl.
My bowl full of Lady Patriots from the Little House Needleworks series.  Also my small flag from Knee High by the 4th of July by Hands on Designs. 

I miss the end of the breakfast bar at Jackson Way. It was perfect for sharing seasonal items. I am using the corner of the island and that works fairly well. More adjustments as we settle into a new house.

I ordered one new chart. This is for Grimmwood.

I have not decided which barn I will do.....they are all so cute. 

I got a beautiful hand made card in the mail from my blog/you tube friend, Gina.

I have it on my desk so I can see it each day!! Gina shared a cute piece on her You Tube channel. It is perfect for holding cards so you can enjoy them. I am going to be on the lookout for something similar. What I make with my hands, I give with my heart! I think that is true of all of us crafty ladies. Happy Stitching.


Sandy said...

The drum is just perfect. That mistake is something I would have done. Crafting always seems easier than it really is for me! I love He Seemeth Sleeping colors. Debbie (YouTube) has done drops of coffee on a piece she was stitching. It looks great. She takes a dropper and drops the coffee in places. It really looks good. You might try that on something small to see if would work. All the patriotic pieces look so good. I think I remember you stitching all of them.

Robin in Virginia said...

What an inspiring post to read this AM, Arlene! Your finishes and your WIP all look incredible. Love the ornament and the story your shared about Sara and her brother, Drew. Your patriotic pieces are fabulous.

Kim said...

My goodness! You have quite a collection of cross stitch pieces for the Fourth of July! Lovely! Have a great Saturday!

Terri D said...

Congrats to your winner! Arlene, your work is always perfection. My goodness, it is all so pretty and so well finished. I am in awe and know I could never do it.

Georgia said...

Hi Arlene, I just love your Saturday stitches. And, I look forward to seeing your many great ideas. I usually have to read it several times, so I can remember everything:) I love your drum...I have never tried making one; however, I do have several patterns that were made for drums. I really need to try making one. As always I enjoy your Christmas ornaments, you offer so many great ideas. And I am really looking forward to seeing your BBD Feast of Friendship framed, I know it will just be stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a blessed week my friend.

Carol said...

What a wonderful post filled with stitchy goodness, Arlene! Your drum looks fabulous and those patriotic stitches are the best. I think patriotic stitching is my favorite after Christmas stitching :) That new chart is so cute--love the barns and I may just have to add this to my next shopping order at 123 Stitch. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I loved Gina's idea for displaying cards and it will be perfect for some of your stitching. Enjoying it is the key...and sharing! Love your dough bowl for the summer holidays!

Carol Hardage said...

I finally watched a you tube tutorial on accessing your blog and being able to comment!!