Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Sunday, October 13, 2019

New Stash!

A while ago I was the lucky winner of a little give away on Shelly's blog.  She was very generous by giving me a gift certificate to 123 Stitch.  Since I was getting ready to go on a couple of trips I didn't get to use it immediately, but I finally did make an order and it arrived yesterday!  I got several charts that I've been wanting, the new JCS Ornament issue and some fabric, threads and beads for upcoming projects. It was wonderful to be able to apply the certificate to the order!!  Thanks Shelly!!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fall Stitching

Ahhh! Fall!! I've done a bit of stitching...small pieces to finish into wee pillows for the bowl.

After the Alaska cruise we were only home for a few days before leaving once again!  This time to see DD, SIL, and the beautiful granddaughters!!!  They just recently moved back to CA from Denver so our drive was not as long.  We spent a couple of nights in Las Vegas on the way!  Always a fun place to visit. This time Hubby surprised me with show tickets to Chippendales!  It was fun!  I wasn't the oldest gal there and he wasn't the only guy!  There were at least 5 others!

October Curls
Bent Creek
18 ct. vintage mocha Aida
2 over 1

Blessed Be
Plum Pudding Needleart
c. 2007
18 ct. khaki Davos
2 over 1

For this one I used Carol's thread substitutions for the crow, border and pumpkin, EXCEPT I used 977 instead of 976 for the lighter shade in pumpkin.  The 976 just wasn't enough of a contrast.  I'm happy with it! This was a free design some years ago.

Friday, September 13, 2019

A Bit of Trip Stitching

We have just returned from a 2 week Alaskan cruise.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous! We had rain for about 2 hours while we were on land and it rained one day at sea.  It was nice during the day but the nights were very cool, especially with the wind on deck. So...while on the ship, I found some quiet spots and did some stitching!  I stitched the Santa, and got most of Halloween done.  I put the last few stitches in last night on the flag design.  The light was very bright when I got these pics and the fabric is a little washed out.  Colors are really warmer/darker. I don't stitch on aida often, but for trips, it is wonderful!!

Red Stand-Up Santa from Santa Moon Book # 53
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1995
18 ct. vintage aida
2 over 1

Cottage Garden Samplings
c. 2012
18 ct. ivory aida
2 over 1

This is called Flag City and the original has Flag City stitched where I put Old Glory.  I had seen it sometime back on a blog or somewhere that had Old Glory instead and liked it better.
EDIT:  OOPS...I see an away waste knot near the "z".  I need to remove it and insert another picture!!!

Flag City
c. ?
22 ct. ivory hardanger
1 over 1

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Little More Stitching

Mini Sampler
The Sweetheart Tree
c. 1989

30 ct. linen
2 over 2

Christmas Pine and Hearts
Samplers from the Heart/Jill Siegler
c. 1986

28 ct. mystery evenweave
2 over 2

These two were started ages ago and have just been sitting in one of my boxes of WIPs.  Now they are finished!  Woohoo!  The top one will probably bee finished into a little pillow cover for a small pillow for use on my bench in the kitchen.  The 2nd will be finished into some sort of ornament.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark
Sue Hillis Designs
Cross Stitch and Country Crafts - July/August 1993
c. 1993

28 ct. Jobelan
2 over 2

I did all of the stitching on this in 2016, except for the dove and branch. Pulled it out and finished it a couple of evenings ago.  Not sure why I didn't do it with the rest of the stitching... ???I love the design and the colors!

Sunday, August 4, 2019


Little Sheep Virtue - #5
Little House Needleworks
c. 2013

32 count linen
2 over 2

I just love these sheep designs! This is the 4th one that I've stitched, and I have another one kitted up.  One day I'll have them all completed and in my display bowl...

... thy faith hath made thee whole.   Mark 10:52

Friday, August 2, 2019

Just Flying By!

Royal Butterfly (I)
Just Nan
c. 1993

2 over 2 on 32 count linen

This turned out so pretty on the mystery blue linen that has been in my stash for a long while.  Not sure the color name, but it is from Zweigart. And, the best part, it only took a few days to stitch!