I have been a very busy bee since last time we met. I am trying to be industrious and work off nervous energy through needlework. Some days it works....some days it doesn't. I am still mainly staying home with weekly grocery shopping and a couple visits to Hobby Lobby. I did get my haircut the other day, which was interesting, but doable, with a mask! We are going to venture up to Baltimore tomorrow to see my parents; we haven't seen them since the beginning of February. It'll be a day trip, so a lot of driving for a short visit. Do we hug...wear masks the whole time??? I don't know, I just feel we need to see them in person and they see us.
I have a lot to share this post and it will be photo heavy. I'll try to be brief about each project, but if you have questions just leave in a comment. But be sure you have an e-mail listed and aren't "no-reply blogger" as I can't respond personally to you if that's the case. I've been hopping around a lot--this is what it looks like next to me on the sofa:
First up, I've been cutting more rectangles for masks for a local Richmond group. I figure I've cut up about 75 yards of fabric into 6 X 9 rectangles so far. This is my latest batch:
Next is my progress on my SAL's:
|iStitch Designs Burgandy Sampler Band SAL|
|Peppermint Purple FB Blackwork SAL|
|Learning Stitches (Jeanette Douglas) SAL with Sassy Jacks|
|Stand By Your Peeps by JABCO|
|Sampler Stitching Tote by Noteworthy Needle This is on a tote bag that was available last year at Target. Stitched with #5 Perle cotton.|
These are cute little holders for your perle cotton. The bottoms open up and you can store the little balls inside and "pull" up through the top.
|Pearl (that's how it was spelled on the chart) Cotton Nestler by Patricks Woods|
Then I had some finishes for me...first up is A Fish Tale, a shop exclusive for Salty Yarns designed by Hands on Design. I decided to stitch this in honor of my grandson, James (he likes to fish and crab), so I put his initials on the top of the pincushion.
A little out of season but here is Autumn Blessings by Noteworthy Needle, stitched on a foam pumpkin.
This came about with a little help from my friends...one lent me her chart and one sold me an extra silver ring..... Bee Pin Ball by Carriage House Samplings. I think I'm going to replace the ribbon with a silver chain.
And, I had to do a set of nestlers for myself!!!!
These two were finished by others:
|Silk Sampler by Birds of a Feather framed by Patti Nicolosi of By My Hand Needl'werk's|
|PSS Retreat 2020 Bag finished by Faye Riggsbee (Carolina Stitcher) design by The Spinning Monkey|
And last, but not least...a finish not yet FFO'd:
|Fourth of July Sampler by The Humble Stitcher|
Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!