Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Re-Visit........

 The weather here has been perfect the last few days, but rain from Ian is on the way. My heart goes out to all the people in FL that are dealing with the hurricane and its devastating!!!

I pulled out the sampler I've designated for my Sampler Camp with Colorado Stitcher, We Live in Hope by Blackbird. I started it awhile ago and got the top third, or so, done. Last evening I worked on the vines and berries working their way down the sides. We are supposed to change something up in the design and I am working on an idea I have.

Here is where I had left over a year ago....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

VA State Fair

 Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day so we went to the VA State Fair.


 I was sad to see there weren't more needlework items on display, but got the feeling they only show the top ribbon winners. Here are the two I liked:

 There was a fun display in one of the tents of old household are a few that caught my eye:

My Mom had one of the old Coke bottle with a "sprinkler" on top

But this was really cool...never seen a hoop like this... the rings were so 'thick' ......the the lady wasn't sure where it came from. Have any of you seen one like this?

That's it for my highlights of the Fair! Overall, it was a lot of rides, junk food and very expensive!!!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Some Redwork Stitches......

 I've worked a bit more on the red stitch band and am really enjoying it. It goes quickly since rows are short and only using one color. I have opted to leave out the pulled and hem stitched bands and pull some stitches from other sources. Everything above the Banded Cross is from the original project....below is from other sources.

I'm going to keep going until I run out of stitches...or steam!

Here is my camp badge on my project bag. Now if I can find the time to work on my chosen sampler. I have way too much to do by Christmas!!!

We went to an escape room Saturday with my daughter and granddaughters and were tomb raiders for a night. This was our second experience (different theme) doing this and we had failed horribly the first time with my brother and SIL. This time we made it out with 3 minutes to was tight but we did it!!! These are fun and challenging; it was good to have 'younger' brains working with us.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Not a Lot of Stitching Going on.....

 This is always a busy time of year.....sports events for the grands, craft shows, retreats, up buttercup!!! My daughter's day care provider did not have her baby yet, so I am off stand by duty until the end of October. Other family members were scheduled to cover this week; my hubby is going down next week (I want to be a fly on the wall) so I can attend my events at Salty Yarns. Then my SIL is taking 3 weeks family leave. 

I did work some more on the baby's stocking......

......and got my badge done for Sampler Camp with the Colorado Stitcher. This will be adhered to my 'Camp" project bag made by my friend, Lisa. 

 If you're interested in the virtual camp, here is the info:

Sampler Camp 2022

I don't think it's too late to join!

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Moving along......

 ....on the stocking....

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Where There's a Will, There's a Way........

 Here's my set up for stitching, in the dark, while waiting for grandson at soccer practice. Worked great!!!

I managed to get two more Wordplays stretched and laced.

I got some fun fabric in the mail.

It's cross stitch!!!

 My granddaughter did great in her first cross country meet....2 1/2 miles in almost 90 degree temps...she came in #23 out of 40!! So was hot and we didn't think to take water and/or chairs. Luckily the whole thing only took about an hour. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Finally a Wordplay Finish....670-681


I have pondered long and hard over how I wanted to finish the Wordplay series by With Thy Needle and Thread. I knew I wanted to be able to change them out monthly with no fuss and keep on the small/simple side. I finally found a frame at JoAnn's, awhile ago, that would work size-wise. I painted the frame red and stained the hanger. Then I started to stretch and lace the pieces. As always happens, they are never a perfect fit; I had a little bit of space showing, which bothered me. So I started the hunt for a trim that would fit, not be too overwhelming,  not be too time consuming to add to 12 different pieces (I'm so over these by now) .... and I liked the look of. I tried chenille, ric-rac, various ribbons etc. Then I tried this trim I had in my stash and glued it to the inside edge of the frame so you only see the white rope-like part. I can pop the pieces in and's a tight fit but doable. Voila!!!


Now to stretch and lace the other 10 pieces......

I got a little more done of the stocking.

 Off to watch granddaughter in her first cross country competition this afternoon...not sure how that's going to work as they run through the woods on a path...I guess we just wait at the finish line---will see!!!

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