It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything about cross stitching or crafting. I really have been busy stitching and knitting and crocheting. I’ve finished two crocheted dishcloths, a shrug that I’ve been knitting on for more than a year and was actually able to wear it for Christmas and the stitching I’ll be showing below.
This piece is my own chart from a picture that Lori Brechlin at the Not Forgotten Farm drew and gave to her followers to use as they wanted. I decided to create a counted cross stitch piece from it. You can find it at Threads on facebook. I’ve included the chart at the bottom of this post so if you’d like to stitch it go for it. You’ll notice I made a slight change in the finished project. It will work better for the small pillow I’m making from it. (It has not been cleaned or pressed yet but I’ll be sure to put the finish here.)
As you know I am part of a 10-month round robin group. I’ve had the pleasure of stitching on some really beautiful samplers. This one is Simply Jane Austin by the Sampler Girl. My part of this one is the bottom right corner, ‘marry for love not money’ with the basket of flowers.
My niece is getting married soon so I am stitching this sweet little marriage record. It’s by Demensions/Gold Collection. I love the way they organize their floss. It really makes it easier to separate strands.
My youngest sister asked me to stitch a cover for her new Bible. It has soft leather binding and she wants it to be a bit stiffer. I’m using plastic canvas for this project and my own design.
Last, but certainly not least, I’ve been working on my Smokey Mountain Cats. I love stitching on this and can hardly wait to finish it so I can hang it in the blue bathroom. (I know, I have a ways to go.)
I do most of my stitching while watching television. Which gives me 2 to 3 hours a day of serious work. During baseball season it’s usually more. Can hardly wait to see my Tigers on the field again. They’re Grrrrrrrr8!
Keep on stitching!
After reading your post I came to the conclusion it’s been way too long since I’ve done any cross stitch !!
Your works are an inspiration indeed x
Thank you! I love to stitch and if it can be a motivation to another, that’s awesome! Keep on stitching! Maire
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I ‘ll get a project on the go soon 🙂
WooHoo! Can’t wait to see what you’ve chosen. Marie
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Marie, you are very talented. I used to love cross stitch until my hands got too painful to grip the needles. I appreciate the time and talent 🙂
Oh, dear, that’s not good. I sure hope there are other things you can do to fill your creative spirit. Thanks for the compliment. Marie