Some days of concentrated effort


I’ve indulged in a lot of daytime stitching and late nights. I should get more sleep…I should clean my house but…well, I’m sure you understand! Plus I started a new audiobook so what can I do???

I completed the bottom part of Lazy Alphabet:

There is a solid navy line around the whole which I will do in hand last. But now I’ve moved the hoop and started the top third.

This is a very quick enjoyable stitch! I’m loving my color choices!

This weekend I returned to baby’s Just Nan birth record “Baby Celebration.” Baby is 10 months old so I’ve got to get it finished!

Here’s my weekend progress:

There is an abundance of cute motifs in this design. It’s fun to watch it come together! I spent more time on it Monday and made really good progress. There are details here and there but 6 of the 10 bands are just about done:

Yes the birds on the white sign disappeared- they were placed wrong so out they came!

Sunday I also worked hard on English Sampler Pillow:

So by Monday all that I had to do was finish the fancy bicolor rice stitch and decide what to do about the Problem Band. And I decided!

I tried some various ideas but I only had 3 stitches high to work with so I ended up repeating the satin stitch triangles in the lighter gold and blue tones to complement the pillow’s ribbon. I’m quite pleased. And…it’s done!

I think it’s the most elegant thing I’ve ever made. Thank you, Giulia Punti Antichi, for something I enjoyed stitching and will enjoy seeing!

What I Stitched On Last Week


My stitching has continued to be quite random lately, just working on what calls me at the moment. I have a little progress to share from last week:

Lazy Alphabet by La D Da.

(This one is so fun!)

Charmed by Raise the Roof

(Also so fun!)

English Sampler Pillow

(I messed up the spacing of the mauve dots so I have to take out half of them. Argh! And then I simply must address that pesky row I need to rechart! Wish me courage and luck!)

Angels by Country Cottage Needleworks

(It’s coming way too slow for how small it is but I only work on it at my little guy’s swim lesson so 1/2 hour a week).

I also framed my little Jeanette Douglas Sunflowers. I found a good frame at Hobby Lobby but it was white and gray and silver and that didn’t go very well so I painted it. This one makes me happy!

So this was a nice productive little week but now I would like a satisfying finish soon so I guess I need to CONCENTRATE!

August Small: French Garden Fob


I finished up the French Garden Fob from 2 weeks ago for my August Small!

Boy was this ever fiddly. It came out fine but I wish the back had come together nicer. It was so quick to stitch up perhaps I’ll give it another go in the future. Or at least attempt the technique again which was an interesting approach to backing with the same linen you stitch on. That was neat.

I’m linking up with Heather from Stitching Lotus, so if you want to see more beautiful Smalls check out her link! And if you are visiting from there, thanks for coming, and I hope you’ll visit again!

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