Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stitching updates

I have been really restless with all my stitching. I started working on ATS again, still on the cloud.  I am ready to move away from that cloud!  I am working on some gifts and some ornaments as well.  I am frustrated with Elizabeth Foster though I have wanted to work on it for a while. The colors are off between the picture and the graph. I have tried to contact the designer but no answer so far. It is designed by the Marking Sampler. I am hoping she will have designs for sale on the Online Needlework Show and will have a contact email there.  The colors on the picture don't match the graph at all. I have ended up putting it back in the WIP basket until I get some clarification.
I am going to work on some little monthly designs that were freebies with purchase of the buttons.  They are teapots and teacups that  I really liked. One of the shops I visited in the Lower 48 had these little designs completed and made into flat folds.  I would love to do that as well but with my finishing skills not so sure about it. We will see.

So here is my finish of Matchless Grace. I really loved this little piece. I love the different directions the blue flowers go as the border goes around.

Still high about the clouds in ATS. I enjoy this piece and will continue to work on it on the weekends. It is too big to lend itself to travel to stitch night.

Here is my little progress on the amazingly frustrating Elizabeth Foster. I have made a little more progress since I took this shot.
I am also working on the first of the Bird ornaments from Cathy of Victoria Sampler. I finally spent some time on them and really enjoyed working on this one.

I am still working on some gift stitching that cannot be shown yet. Once they are gifted I will be able to show you pictures.

These are the two latest editions added to my growing needlework library. Love having books to read about stitching when I am just too tired to stitch.
So what are you working on? Hope you have some stitchy stuff in your day.


  1. I can't wait to see the gifted items ;)

  2. I hope you make it through that cloud soon! You're making wonderful progress on your projects.

  3. Congrats on finishing Matchless Grace. It's a beautiful sampler.

  4. Great finish and lovely stitches!!