Monday, November 23, 2020

Prim Needles

Before Fall/Autumn gets away from me, I stitched this Prim Needles design.  I love “pin here if you dare”. It is stitched on 32 count evenweave linen.

I loved how the sample in the picture showed it stitched on a printed fabric.  I went in search of some of that cloth.  WOW is that expensive!  So I went to my craft space and printed my own.

The design is by The Primitive Hare.

I might do more of that in the future.

I began stitching.  Of course, as usual, I didn’t know how I wanted to finish it.

And I still don’t know. In the meantime while I ponder this it hangs on my small portable design wall next to my sewing machine.  There will not be any of that business of putting it away in a drawer for ....ever?

More of the days-gone-by, primitive look that I love.  This is the last cross stitch from me for a long time now.  My next project will be a 25” x 25” piece containing 122,400 cross stitches.  25 pages of chart.

I’ve never tackled such a daunting project before.  Good luck to me to get it done.

In between I have a Christmas quilt in the making that I might actually finish before Christmas arrives.

As we all make the best of the holidays during this COVID-19 pandemic, (who could have guessed it would go on like this?!).....


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Fabric Book Pages

I haven’t played in this Fabric Book for quite a long time.  8 years!  Where the heck does the time go?  And why so fast?

I stitched this lady last month from a page torn from a Cross Stitch magazine years ago.  There was no reference on the page to the magazine or the designer.  The design was originally intended as a sachet pillow, I think.

I wasn’t sure what to do with her as I stitched.  Then I remembered the fabric book of eclectic pieces I started.  She fit right onto a page.

I knew I had stitched this cute Cat piece.  But I didn’t remember finishing it and it was another piece I thought was long lost.  So many surprises lately when I sort and purge.

He also fit well in my fabric book of sorts.  I just don’t want to frame everything or make all the pieces into pillows.  But I want to enjoy them, so I’m glad I remembered (came across while sorting and purging) my book.

The pieces work out so nicely in the book.

October 2020 went along as such...

For my fellow nosey Parkers who want all the fine details...