Greetings and Happy Fall Y'all!!! I think autumn may have finally slipped in...cool nights and great sleeping weather...definitely my favorite time of the year! It's about time for another blog post and I thought I better get it done now before I leave Thursday for two...yes I said two....stitching events! I am heading to OCMD for their annual Jamboree the first weekend. There will be three wonderful teachers: Catherine Theron, Cissy Bailey Smith and Linda Vinson. Then I will be attending the Delaware Valley Historical Society retreat the next weekend. I decided rather than driving home for two days , then back, that I'd stay the week in between. There are a number of ladies doing the same thing, so it should be a quite fun time with lots of stitching going on. So, lists are being made, food prep for hubby, packing etc. I packed my needlework today because, of course, that is number 1 on the hit parade!!! I will tell you all about it on my return.......or maybe I can squeak in a post while there...... but for now, here's what's been keeping my busy!
I have a few small finishes....first up is The Stitching Bee by Little House Needleworks. This was a club kit I bought on the second hand market and stitched as called for.
Next are Naughty/Nice, a sweet pair of freebies from Thistle Threads. These were done on Tokens and Trifles perforated paper cards..I think they were 20 count. This was my September ornament for the IG SAL, hosted by Carol of Stitching Dreams fame. I just love these!
Finally, I saw this on FB (Violets and Verses) and on Vickie's (A Stitcher's Story) blog. It is a freebie chart listed in the files of the Violets and Verses FB page. I bought the crown at Hobby Lobby, removed the original yarn cross stitches, painted it gold, added the stitched piece...and restitched the X's.
I finally completed the Houses of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. I did change things up a bit.....I took the cow out of block 10 and put a beehive and trellis in its place. Instead of the original wording, I put the places I've lived in different blocks (thanks to a dear friends suggestion) and a very fitting quote in block 12. I did stick with called for colors and did it on 40 ct. linen, over two. I will be dropping this off at the framers on my way home from Ocean City. I can't wait to get it hung on my wall!
I've been working on a new car project....Patriotic Needlebook by Carolyn Meacham. It's done on 24 ct. congress cloth. I changed the colors so they weren't so bright (They're still bright, but not as much as the originals).
I've started back on my Bee Contained by Betsy Morgan and am almost finished the etui box. The fabric is actually yellow, not cream.
Well, I think that's it....lots to do before Thursday. Stay well.....thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship.