Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Good Morning Stitchers!! It is quite cold out today but the sun is shining bright and it's going to be a great day.

I have a finish!!
Brooke's Books Advent Animal 2

The first picture is the one that I had posted the last time.

I stitched on 272 Words for the first time in a couple of weeks and very pleased with my progress.

I also worked on Save the Stitches.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly Stitching

It is really hard to get going today. I think all the rain and dreary weather just has me moving slow. I have had my coffee and hopefully it will kick in soon. I hope you all had a great stitchy weekend.

I worked on Save the Stitches over the weekend. Some of the work isn't exactly like the pattern as I am doing it on aida and some of the stitches work much better for linen. So, I have changed a little of it.

I started a new project on the 17th for the Year of Starts with Stitch Maynia on facebook.

It will look like this once completed.

I have a mini finish!!

I hope you all have a great week!

Monday, January 16, 2017

FlossTube Feature-Mischievous Stitches

I haven't posted a feature on someone that I watch on flosstube for awhile. I have a new girl to introduce you too-she just posted her first video this past weekend.
Lorrie is fantastic and my bestest friend in South Carolina. We met a few years ago when she was my secret santa and sent me some pretty fabulous gifts and we have just remained email and phone friends. Check out her video and subscribe!

Weekly Stitching

I hope everyone has had a great week and got lots of stitching time in.

I started the second Advent Animal by Brookes Books.

I worked mostly on Save the Stitches by Blackwork Journey. I was very intimidated by this piece as I had never done a piece that was primarily blackwork but I love this piece. I have barely put it down over this past week. The pattern is free and the site has several other great freebies as well. I have plans of doing a couple of the others once this one is completed.

My plans this week include a new start! I joined an event through Stitch Maynia on facebook where you start a new project on the 17th of each month. I am still contemplating what it will be but I am thinking it might be a Christmas one. I should also have some haul to show later in the week. I ordered some things last year and they have now been shipped and set for delivery so I am hoping they will be here tomorrow. I am very excited to share those. I hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I love flosstube and watch it often. I think I have become a little obsessed with seeing what everyone is working on, their progress, and just what is going on in their lives in general. I feel like I know the stitchers I watch and flosstube has built such a great community for everyone to share and get to know each other. There are a few that I watch faithfully but I want to know who you watch. Tell me your favorites so I can find some new ones to add to my list.

My current list:
The Eskimos Wife
The Twisted Stitcher
Judy Hewlett
The Stash Queen
Nicole's Needlework
Little Yellow House Crafts
Tracy P.
Ginger Gerald Stitcher

I do randomly search and watch videos but the ones on this list-I watch every video they post.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Weekly Stitching and Plans

Happy Second week of the New Year! I hope that everyone is enjoying all of their new 2017 starts. I have been thinking about the year and what I want to accomplish and I must say I have some very ambitious ideas of what I want to start and finish. I have also come up with a rotation plan that I think will work very well for me.

Rotation Plans
-Once the stitching starts on George Washington Crossing the Delaware, I will need to do about 125 stitches a day to stay on track, so I will do that each day.
-The monthly SAL's that I have joined will be worked when the new monthly pattern comes out until they are finished.
-One project of any size, that is not full coverage.
-One project that is full coverage.
-One Brookes Books Advent Animal ornament.
-The Sistine Chapel on Sundays. I started this piece so long ago and there is very little stitched on it. I will get this out and post a picture next week of where I am on it, but this is a picture of the finished project.

It is my plan to work on George daily and once the SAL's have been completed, which hopefully will be in the first week of each month, I will move on. For example:
Monday: George and then the project that is not full coverage.
Tuesday: George and then the project that is full coverage.
Wednesday: George and the Brookes Books Advent Animal Ornament.

Then I will repeat this plan until the first of the next month where I will do the SAL's once again the first week of the month. Once I finish one of the projects, I will add in another one that fits the criteria I have laid out. It just doesn't seem to work for me to count a certain number of stitches or a certain number of hours and then move to another project. It is too much to track and takes away from the time I can spend stitching. I am in hopes that this will allow me to have several more finishes than usual and to get quite a bit of work on my full coverage pieces. I also think it will allow me to spend more time concentrating on a couple of projects rather than jumping around so much and taking me so long to get a finish.

I have my first finish of 2017! This is Day 1 of the Brooke's Books Advent Animals. I apologize for the wrinkles, I was so excited about having a finish so quickly in the new year, that I took a pic as soon as I put in the last stitch.

I worked on Patriotic Quilt by Rosewood Manor this week.

What did you work on this week?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Weekly Stitching

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that you are all ready for a great new year. Did you start something new on the 1st? I would love to hear what you worked on.

The last time I showed you 272 Words, it looked like this.

I was able to get quite a bit done on this over the past week.

I started a new project on January 1. Save the Stitches by Blackwork Journey. The pattern is a freebie and I have had the fabric and thread for quite awhile but I was a bit intimidated on starting it. I have never done blackwork before and some of the designs are quite intricate, however, I am really enjoying this piece. I changed the thread color and I am using Blackberry by Weeks Dye Works. The pattern does call for some metallic colors but I am not sure I will use any of them.

On January 2, I decided to pull out a wip to work on as I am going to try very hard this year to get many wips finished. I had the wording already stitched-I started this piece in August 2016. I stitched the flags yesterday. This one is called Patriotic Quilt by Rosewood Manor.

I hope you all have a great stitchy week!