Today was hot and muggy! Right now, there’s a thunderstorm going on with heavy rains coming down.
While I was at work Friday, I made up a weekend “To-Do” List. Well, that was a bust. BUT, I did get some stitching done! I’m slowly getting caught up on my Ocean City, MD yearly cross stitch on a afghan project. This is the one for 2011. Hopefully, before I going to Ocean City in October, I will have 2011 done, and 2012 completed.
I haven’t completed the TAST’s lately, I looked at my cross stitch spreadsheet (yes, I have a spreadsheet) and I have almost 300 patterns to stitch. I would love to get that down to 100-150. So, I’ve got to keep plugging away.
Last week, my neighbor told me I had some visitors living in my shed. A young momma and 4 kits. Poor things! I would love them to join my household, but that would make the cat to human ratio 7:1. So, I will be calling the rescue place to see if they can take them. Been feeding the momma – she looked so thin!
It’s after 7, and I’m going to get cleaned up and settled in on the couch.
Have a great week, and take care,
Good afternoon, well, here it is Monday, again. Boy, does the week go fast. I finished the Graph of the Month – Early Winter 2012 from Summer House Sitiche Workes. It was stitched on 28 count Raw Linen Cashel Linen from Zweigart with floss from The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works. It was meant to be stitched over 2 with two strands of floss, but I decided just to stitch it over one thread. I should of just used 1 thread instead of 2, though. Lesson learned.
My sample stitch for Stitch 64 Top Knotted Buttonhole is the next few pictures. With the reddish pictures I was trying to make a “gear” turning type of picture. Then I tried stitching 4 stitches, with 4 smaller stitches inside. The green stitches is me trying different levels, but the same spacing between each stitch. Finally, the blue stitches is me trying different sizes of stitches, and then just stitching where ever I wanted. With the blue stitches, I used 1 thread, but had to wrapped the needle a couple more times to get the knot to stay on this side of the material.
Well, that’s it for now,
Good evening, everyone. For this week, I got REALLY tired of stitching the Lighthouse. So, I stitched some little pieces (along with the TAST).
So the last picture is my sample of Stitch 63 – Scroll Stitch. I like this stitch, but next time, I will iron the thread – it had alot of creases in it from where I wrapped it around a holder.
The next two pictures are from Seasons In Stitches – Early Spring 2013 by Lizzie Kate. It was stitched on 28 count Chime Cashel from Picture This Plus using Threadworx #1045. There were 3 egg buttons, a bunny button and a chick button from Just Another Button Company. This is the first piece that I have started and finished this year.
The next two pictures are from Graph of the Month – Winter/Early Spring 2013, Spring has Sprung – Seasons in Stitches by Thistles. It was stitched on 28 count white Jobelan using Crescent Colors Snips and Snails floss and DMC 210.
The last picture is the Graph of the Month – Early Winter 2012 from Summer House Stitche Workes. It is being stitched on 28 count Ray Linen Cashel Linen from Zweigart, with floss from The Gentle Art and Weeks Day Works. I am stitching it over 1 instead of 2.
That’s it for now, have fun.