Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rotations work

These are the three major pieces I finished in 2015 using a 4 day rotation.
This one is called Magpie by Mystic Stitch took more the a year but it is one I did enjoy  especially once I was finished with the sky.
Ella's stocking was begun in January 2015 and presented to the little Miss for her birthday in November, just in time for Christmas.
And last but not least, my TW called Father Winter finished just last week. I was thinking to myself  as I beaded last week did I ever get through this piece without getting discouraged? I decided that I likely managed because I did it 4 days at a time. At no time did I expect to get very far in 4 days so I guess I did not expect too much each time but...look it all added up. 

I also made some ornaments and worked on my Dear Jane  piece. This has inspired me to keep up with the rotation plan for 2016. My stitching for 2016 will include Dear Jane, a new Mystic Stitch, ornaments and...I am planning to get back at my BB designed appliquéd quilt. More on the quilt next time.

Friday, November 13, 2015

RCMP memorial quilts

Here are the pictures of the quilts that were made up of the blocks we cross stitched. A big thank you to all the generous stitchers who took time to create a block or two or three for these quilts. They have been delivered to Moncton, to the detachment and the families.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Finally...a blog entry

I have no good reasons for not having blogged in such a long time but at least I have been stitching.

Here is my progress on Father Winter. It is slow going but totally worth the time and effort.

And here is my Dear Jane progress. I now have 1.5 pages complete (of 20). So you can see the things aren't moving very fast on this project either. I am enjoying it. Working with one colour and no fractional  stitches and no back stitching is a pleasant change from the TW. The size of the fabric is a bit unwieldy  though.

Friday, August 14, 2015


It is time to get back at my Teresa Wentzler piece. I did some work on it yesterday and since today is World Cross Stitch Day, it is only fitting I spend the rest of the day stitching on it. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Blogger cut my picture off!


After 2 and 1/2 years of on and off stitching on Magpie, it is finally finished. Let's face it I had to have something for show and tell on Stitching  Day here at Knowledge and Needles on Saturday, August 22.
Claude Monet is one of my favourite painters and Mystic Stitch did a masterful job translating his work into into something I could actually do since I cannot paint. 
My friend Betty made up Ella's stocking for me so I have two major finishes for 2015.

I suspect I will be spending the next little while working on one colour, no back stitch, no confetti, quickly finished, Christmas ornaments!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A great big Ta Da

Unironed but finished at last!
I have always wanted to stitch this stocking and I have always wanted a grand  I have both...the stocking will go to Elła on her first birthday  just before Christmas. I have to admit that part way through I found myself wondering why I wanted to stitch this complicated pattern riddled with quarter stitches and back stitching and frequent colour changes...but then I realized that the reasons I questioned myself were also the reasons I wanted to stitch it..
We stitchers are strange people aren't we?
I will now call my friend Betty and have her work her magic with her sewing machine, as she transforms this into a real Christmas stocking.