Wednesday, June 23, 2010

stitching time

I have not touched my stitching at all this week. I had lots of errands to do over the weekend and been too tired to pick up my stitching after work. I have so much I want to stitch and really need to pick it up in the evening if I am ever going to get them done. I still have gift stitching to finish I am hoping to at least get some work done on that this week.
I really missed stitching on Mary Wigham this weekend. I hope to get more time this weekend with her. Now that I can see the 45 count better I am really excited to work on her. I feel like I am making good progress in the limited stitching time I have.
Thursday night is my stitching with friends night. I hope to be able to get together with them this week and get some stitching on the BBD Summer Sal Beneath the Sunlit sky which I did not get to touch on Monday  or CHS Alphabets which has been sorely neglected. I just look so forward to being with my friends it doesn't really matter what I am stitching on just that I am stitching with them.
I broke down and bought the newest Needleprint chart for Hannah Gilpin. I am going to pull the DMC colors and see what I think. I am intrigued by the neutral colors of this one. I have done some monochrome Quakers: Beatrix Potter in Nan's Mulberry by the Threadgather's and Long Dog Mouline rouge in Blueberry by Gloriana. I have never done one in such muted tones of the same shade. I am waiting to see if the Attic does a fiber conversion. I always seem to love what Jean comes up with and I do have a gift certificate from there. They are among my favorite pieces and make me smile every time I look at them on my living room wall. I eventually want to add some of the multicolor Quakers to the wall. That of course would mean I would have to spend some considerable time stitching.
As you can tell we are all a litttle bummed about the lack of stitching progress. Here are the the kids wondering why I am not stitching instead of fussing at them for the mess they have made. 
Hope you are having a better week at stitching than I have. Will update with progress pics after tomorrow nights stitching. Hope stitching is part of your day. Marjo in Alaska


  1. The kids do look bummed, Marjo. I hope you enjoy your stitching time with friends. I need to get stitching myself!

  2. I'm with you - stitching with friends is just awesome. I love to see what everyone is working on, I'm always inspired or learn something.

  3. Hi Marjo, don't be worry about your stitching: I am sure you will work on your project very soon. For me , it is really to hard stitching on a 45 count linen since my eyes are quickly getting tired ....your kids seem to look at you attentively :-)
    Have a great day,

  4. Sorry about the lack of stitchiness. These things happen. It's funny, I didn't realize Hannah Gilpin has more than one color. lol! I'm going to have to look at it more carefully. I've been trying not to be tempted by it. I'm sick of stitching Quakers. lol!

  5. Sounds like you have been very busy lately. I have been on holiday for the past week and I have to say I have done a lot of stitching and not much else. I had decided early on that this was to be a rest full holiday. I have sat on my back deck and stitched it has been great. Today is a little different my oldest grandaughter is graduating from public school, grade 8. So my DH and I will be off to see her tonight. Hope you get some stitching done this week end!

  6. I think we all get bummed when life gets in the way and we can't stitch. Hopefully you'll be able to catch up on your stitching night. I wish we had something around here to go to. Of course knowing me, I'd talk more than I would stitch!

  7. My personal favorite....stitching anything with friends!! And any Belle Soie conversion from the Attic is right up my alley. I'm working on June Morning using their conversion and it is beautiful. Have a wonderful week Marjo...and get some stitching time in!

  8. I really get in a funk when I can't stitch so I know the feeling. The new needleprint chart is nice, can't wait to see what you do with the floss.

  9. Well I just read today's newsletter from Attic Needlework and looks like you'll soon be using your gift certificate! She posted 2 conversions for Hannah G. :) I like the blend of subtle neutrals. I'm sure you'll be back stitching again shortly!

  10. Hello Marjo, I "saw" you at the Hannah Gilpin blog. I started yesterday with this sampler.
    I see we have the same taste, I like to start with BBD projects, I have everything expect enough time. Also I reed a lot, the same as you. I put you blog to my favourits so I can follow your progresses.
    Regards from The Netherlands, were It's very hot at the moment.