Stitches and More

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Three Finishes for the New Year!

After being away from Blogger for a long while, here I am again!  Just have not been very consistent.  But, I have been stitching! 

First off is a very tiny first finish for 2018!  I stitched on 14 ct. Aida as it's a little one. Put the chart away already, but I think it is Snowman by Bent Creek. Will finish as a wee pillow for my bowl. I've stitched this one several times over the years...I just think he is too cute!

Next up is Irish Sampler Pincushion from Nostalgic Needle. This has been in the stash for a long while and finally got it stitched.  I can't find it online, so this design may be OOP.  I think it turned out lovely.  And, it was fun to stitch! It's on 35 count natural linen.

And, today's finish is LOVE (??) from The Workbasket. This one is stitched on 18 count Aida...had the perfect little piece and after stitching, its the perfect size for the way I plan to finish -finish.  (Hope to be back in a few days with that) The thread is Victorian Motto Antique Barn Red. I like the color, but there isn't a lot of variation in the shading.

Is it just me or do the pictures take a long time to load??? I don't remember it taking so long before...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 Smalls SAL finish for February

I thought I would go ahead and post my February finish a little early in case I forget to on Friday!

 October Pumpkin
A Prairie Year Book 13
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1986

And here are my January and February finishes together on the same piece of Davos.  I don't need much around the design when I do my finishing, so I can stitch on a very small piece!  These will be finished to display in my dough bowl.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Tote Bags

I made these little totes over the weekend. They are perfect to pack a lunch or a smaller on-the-go project! I may have a few for sale soon...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Smalls SAL finish and a Little Crocheting

Here is the first cross stitch finish of 2017 and the one I stitched for the 2017 Smalls SAL.  This will be finished as a wee pillow for my seasonal dough bowl.

September Schoolhouse
A Prairie Year  Book 13
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1986

And here are little bears that I've crocheted for my knit/crochet group's charity project, Project Linus.  These are pretty quick and are fun to do.  We get lots of donated yarn throughout the year and I have a big box of assorted colors...some are just little bits. I try to use everything up by making stripes.  They are great little "to go" projects, so I try to keep one or two kitted and ready to pick up at a moment's notice!

These two were made for a friend that is having a baby in June.

We've gotten lots of snow and rain these past couple of weeks since the beginning of the new year.  Here is a pic from my laundry room window late in the day of the snow covered mountains with low clouds hovering above them.  It's a bit hard to tell where the mountains end and the clouds begin..Our snow down here is about gone.  I would have gone out to take it, but too cold!! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Moorland CAL progress

Here's  my progress on the Moorland blanket CAL for the past week.  I've completed 14 stripes out of 20. Part 2 came out yesterday with another 20 stripe colors. I hope to get a bit more done over the weekend, and maybe even get caught up!  I'm not in a big rush because I'm having fun!

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Quick Update

Two days after I last posted I needed emergency surgery to remove my appendix.  And, it happened on a Saturday at midnight!  No fun! But everything went well and I am fine.

Two weeks after that DH and I went on a 3 week trip that we had been planning all summer.  Wasn't sure that we'd get to go because of my surgery, but we just took it easy and I didn't do any heavy lifting, so was OK.  Our destination was England and Scotland.  We'd been to England twice before, but this was the first time to Scotland. We loved it!  Had a lovely trip and got to see a lot. Spent several days on either end of the trip in London, and  made our way to York, Durham and Newcastle, and Edinburgh.

We spent Thanksgiving in CA with daughter, SIL, and our little 2 year old granddaughter.  Hard to believe that she is already 2.  She is so much fun!  And she is so smart and talks up a storm. Each time we go it's so hard to leave for home.

I've been doing some cross stitching but still am enjoying my knitting and crocheting.  I have been following Lucy at Attic 24 for some time, and just love her use of color!  There is a new CAL beginning in January and I decided to order yarn and join in.  My yarn arrived this morning from the UK and the colors are just gorgeous!  I can't wait to start!

 Here it is:

 Came from Wool Warehouse:

 Yarn was packed in a fabric bag:

Don't you just love these colors!

 That's about it for now.  I'll be back with some pics of my recent finishes.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Has it really been a year? has been a year since I posted last! I have been busy! I've been stitching, though. Either cross stitch, knitting or crocheting. Always have a project or two or three (or more!) going at all times. Have made lots of items for Project Linus and Operation Gratitude. I still meet weekly at the local library with knit/crochet group and a smaller group of us meets weekly for coffee, stitching and chatting. I've also spent lots (but not enough) of time in CA with my granddaughter. She is growing so fast and will turn 2 next month! I have pics to share of some finishes, but haven't figured how to post them from my iPad, so will have to do it from my PC for now... Will be back soon with pics!

Post edited to add pics:

Here are a few knitted items.
Hitchhiker scarf

 Lucina Shell Cowl

 Baby Fern Pattern scarf

And a few Halloween finishes:

 Simply Boo
Elizabeth's Needlework Designs

 Frightful/Jack and Bat
Just Nan
 Jack-o-Lantern Scissors Fob
Casey Buonaugurio Designs

Spooky Time

Here they are added to my seasonal bowl for last Halloween.  Still have some room...better stitch lots more!!