Saturday, June 10, 2017

Busy June, Camp, Blogging Perk, Stitching Update

June has finally arrived, and it is almost summer.  Here is a view of Autumn Lake.  I am blessed to have a camp site at this lake.  Many wonderful days with friends and family.  I tend not to stitch here, unless I am alone.  I do cut way back on my stitching during the summer months.  But I think that is true of many of us.  

I read blogs to relieve Stress.  It's a fact.  Blog reading to me is like traveling to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  If you ever watched Mr. Rogers on TV than you may be able to understand my comparison.  Social Media, Flosstube -these are great medias to share our craft, but they are not my first choice.  Jo from Serendipitous stitching  has selected my blog as The Blog of the Week  If you have a moment, hop over to read all about me and other amazing bloggers.

Update on Music among the trees, Garden Stitching, Samplers Not Forgotten.  Would love to finish this soon.  The day has started out with the Sun Shining. Getting ready to go to the CNY Fiber Festival   Maybe I will Learn how to spin a little. Or maybe just buy some wonderful yarn.

Monday, June 5, 2017

It's June

This is a picture of my March Primitive Hare Retreat of the fully finished pieces.  I have finished all the stitching.  I have all the materials and great instructions on how to finish both these pieces, the wonderful little bag and the doll.  My goal is to have these both finished before October 2017.  The little pumpkin was Stars.  It was fun, but it took me quite a bit longer to stitch than if they were simple crosses.  

This is my progress on Music Among the Trees.,  I forgot the V in the 2nd alphabet.  Have to restitch the w and the x.  Not a major restitch project, but I am still annoyed with myself.  I believe this project will work great for the theme-tas-stitch sal, with a Garden theme - I have lots of trees in my garden.  The very light letters, you can see them in real life but this is a varigated thread and I think I should have stitched them all with the darkest color - to late now, will not be redoing that one.

Here is my amazing ORANGE hardanger project.  Current with the HAL.
One of these things is not like the others!
And guess what.  I am not doing this over again.
I am definitely enjoying this little project and am learning a lot about me and my stitching.  I have perfected the process of ripping out and starting over - and I am very sure I will be doing this again and it will not be orange,

As you can see, I am doing the tree for 12 days.  This will not be as bad as I imagined, Isn't that always the truth.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Small Monthly Update for May

Today is the last Friday of the month, so I am sharing my latest Small, stitched in the month of May.
Heather at Stitching Lotus hosts this SAL, and I don't think I would have ever started stitching Smalls if not for this wonderful SAL.
I am doing the 12 days of Christmas, one day each month this year.  I have finished day 5 for May.  
Also here is an updated picture of the project. 

Here is a reminder of what the completed piece will look like.  I think I am going to spend the rest of May working on the Partridge Tree in the Center.  I debated whether or not to stitch this part, or just the 12 days, and I decided I to do this design as it appears. The more I stitch on it, the easier the fractionals stitches are getting.  Guess that is pretty much true in all aspects of my life.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Theme-Tas-Stitch May is Monochrome

This is my Monochrome May stitching.  I am following a wonderful Monthly Themed Stitch Along Theme-Tas_Stitch sponsored by Kelly over at Ranblings of a Biscornu Addict.  I have one small project to share.  But let me tell you.

It was a little bit of a challenge, and was super glad I stitched this with Orange - so bright - it was very easy to rip out over and over and over again.

UGH!.  What I have learned.  I need patience to do this hardanger stitching.  This is a floss tube video Hardanger  Along I am doing on line with Stitching With A Smile   And Yes I should have done the tutorials she has provided for all of us first.  But she is a wonderful instructor.  Amazing.

I am so use to adjusting for all of my mistakes in my cross stitching this was a bit of a challenge.  I still somewhere have made a little mistake, but I swear I am not taking this out again.  Just going with the flow.

But this is me doing one of my goals - Learn new Stitches - for 2017.  I know I will be stitching more things like this because, I am sure once I get this figured out I will love it.