Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Whole Lotta Stitchin'/Strollin' Going on....550-557

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
I had a couple birthdays I stitched gifts for:

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

 This was a non stitched gift but I fell in love with it when I saw it..and yes, I had to get one for myself!!! Bay Dreams by Spartina case anyone is interested! :)

 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 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

The Berry Thief by It's Fine-ally Finished

And last, but not least...a finish not yet FFO'd:

Fourth of July Sampler by The Humble Stitcher
Whew!!!! I think that's it for today. Thanks for strolling along with me..hope you enjoyed the ride! I'm off to see what's on the agenda today.....STITCHING...what else???

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!