Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekend Progress Report #13

Since last week was Holy Week, with its extra church services and spring cleaning and shopping and preparing for Easter dinner, it was another week I didn't stitch all that much. I did post a few pictures on April 3 of progress on pieces in my regular WIP rotation but I have since reverted back to my Round Robin piece and will try to stick to that till it is ready to mail.

I am not including a photo of the progress on the Autumn 2010 RR ... it would not be particularly dramatic since it is mostly back-stitching and outlining the acorns in the border ... but still it is progress. The weather has been particularly fine these past few days so I have been enjoying some outdoor stitching and this project is perfect for that. No need for a chart when back-stitching the repetitious border motifs ... just one shade of floss and one small scissor to keep in a pocket ... nothing fussy at all.

And I finished my Heartstrings Santa Factory February Santa with Heart ... my husband and I enjoyed a Jesse Stone/Tom Selleck movie marathon Saturday night ... during which I sat in my favorite straight back chair near my magnifying lamp and stitched on this piece. Since this is on 40ct, I tend to pick it up whenever I am near my magnifying lamp.

Also I did a few sewing finishes but have lots more to attend to. The first is my Luck o'the Irish fringed pillow pinchushion, front & back. The front [or top] is stitched on antique ivory linen in the suggested GAST floss but for the back [or bottom] I used a green linen and stitched the same border using some GAST Oatmeal and added my initial in one of the greens. Next is my Homespun Elegance Wooly Tyme November Turkey stitched up as a Thanksgiving ornament. I added a bit of cotton lace to the bottom of this because I felt like doing something a little different. But the rest of the finish is very conventional with just a touch of home made twisted cording [DMC 729]. And finally, one more Prairie Schooler Annual Santa Card stitched on 32 ct Autumn Sunrise linen in the suggested DMC and finished as a flat ornament with handmade twisted cord trim [DMC 501]. I have loads more sewing finishes in my basket and I hope to get quite a few done while I am off this week. Top priorities will be finishing the teddy bear tote, assembling my two remaining stitched Thanksgiving ornaments, sewing up my Handblessing Autumn Lace bookmark and hemstitching the LHN Season's of ... series and affixing them to the pre-made pillows with the fabric covered buttons provided.


Paula C. said...

Beautiful finishes =)

Myra said...

Great finishes! I really like what you did with the turkey.

Rachel S said...

those are lovely finishes! Great job!