Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Christmas Stitching Challenge

Well, it's time for an update on this year's Christmas Stitching Challenge...and I actually have one!

The last round of my rotation, I started Heirloom Nativity Sampler by The Victoria Sampler.  When I work on a piece like this, I stitch until I have to roll my scroll frame.  Here's what I've gotten done so far:

It looks like there's plenty of room for another band but the next band is the shepherds in the forest, or something like that, and it's a bigger band like the angels.  This is the first 7 bands out of 30.

The fabric is the recommended 28ct. linen.  The color name is something like Ice Blue (I forget what it's called).  It's about the same shade as DMC 927.

That's it for now.

Happy Stitching!


Monday, February 13, 2017

La Belle Dame...update

Woo hoo!  I finished another page on La Belle Dame Sans Merci!  Well, it's a page and a bit because of the partial page at the bottom.

I have 5 full pages + 7 partial pages left to do.  The end is in sight!

Happy Stitching!


Friday, February 3, 2017

Finish It Up Challenge

Yes, I know.  I'm late with this post!  The real irony of that is I am never late for anything else.  Hair appointment?  15 minutes early.  Church?  At least 15 minutes early.

Here's my list for this year:
  • Put all my loose floss on bobbins finished January 27th with new purchases done February 3rd
  • Stitch a design for the candlescreen that I have
  • Assemble my Happy Blocks quilt top
  • Assemble my Crumbs quilt top
  • Finish hand-quilting the Bullseye Quilt
  • Finish the Log Cabin Star wallhanging
  • Hand-quilt at least 10 blocks on my Christmas Strings quilt
  • Finish my Through the Storm cross stitch as a free-standing block
  • Finish my green Temari ball
  • Finish 1 of my Santa kits (not cross stitch)
  • Make bookcases for my sewing room
  • Decorate wooden "S" for my sewing room
I'm glad that I post the list every month.  It's like a refresher course on what I'm doing.  ;-)

Happy Stitching!