during lunch I have decided to spend 15 minutes stitching after I grab a quick lunch in order to get more progress on my extensive WIP’s that are calling to me from the black hole. . I have a big sampler, Mary Wigham that I have been working on forever. So in addition to that I am going to keep stitching on the BBD stockings, I may make them my lunch travel piece because they are easier to stitch in lower light. I need to pick 2 more from the pile.... it is such a huge pile. Finished little House Needlework Sheep Virtues. Loved stitching this piece. This a series of 12 sheep that was a SAL sponsored by the ladies of Shepherd’s Bush with a fabric and floss conversion they chose. I have loved stitching these. Each one felt like a finish.
Mary Wigham from Needleprint. This is done on 40 ct unknown linen with Belle Soie silks from a thread conversion by the ladies of the Attic. I love Quakers and have enjoyed the journey with this piece but I have set it aside far too long.
Stitched a wedding sampler for a young friend who is getting married and hard at work on a second one for my Brother-in-law. No pictures yet on those. I had a rotation going up until the weddings came along. Once I get the second wedding gift done I will go back to these Mary Wigham and a smaller design. This one is for my husband’s office. It is Michael’s Prayer- a Prayer for chaplains
I have gotten hooked on flosstube! I think I get more stitching done watching along with some of my favorites! I have binged watched a few and have thoroughly enjoyed them.
Hope you have some stitchy time in your day! See you soon , Marjo
Saturday, August 17, 2019
I wanted to share with you a piece my best friend Elaine stitched for me for Christmas last year. I love it. I finally got some pictures of it so I could share with you and I am going to add it to my Craft Journal. I decided I need to keep a written journal of all my stitching and what I used to stitch it and when. I am having fun with it. We will see how it goes.
|Lizzie Kate design stitch by my friend Elaine
Now that it has been delivered I can share the little Lizzie Kate I did for a good friend who lost of beloved pup of many years. This is one of three frames the other two are their personal pictures that I won’t share but it just fit a little square part. And she was pleased with it.
I have been working on getting my stitching room organized aka the black hole. It is a mess. I started with fabric and moved onto threads. My DMC are baggies in numerical order. I was struggling with my Hand dyed fibers so they were next. They are in floss away bag in boxes in color name order and by company. Trying hard to keep them up to date.
So finally all my threads are in the right box and organized. Now this is not all the thread but all I could find of the specialty threads. As I continue to dig out the black hole I am sure I will find more but this is the bulk of the overdyed cottons. My DMC are already in their place (again most of them) but have silks yet to go. But not that many of them so those won't be such a big deal.