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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Another Stitching Finish

I am enjoying a few stress-free weeks and getting back into stitching.   I take a needlepoint project to work with me for my lunch hour while I watch Netflix (which is currently Frankie and Grace - love it) and then I've been stitching with my southern cal group on Saturdays.  I enjoy stitching and when I have long draughts of not stitching and start again, I wonder why I stopped.  It is so relaxing and I feel so much better after stitching for a few hours.  And the bonus side is that when I'm stitching I have no desire to buy, so its good for my wallet too.

On the needlepoint side I've finished stitching my Emerald City!!  Was debating if I should put some red poppies on it, but not sure yet.  Might add it, what do you think?  Otherwise I'm loving the finish, it has lots of sparkle, as all Emerald City's should.

To celebrate this finish, I re-started the Ruby Shoes!!  I had started with the yellow brick road, but really didn't like it.  So I took it all out, not sure what thread I'll use, want something lighter so it recedes in the background vs. standing out.

So I started with the inside of the shoes, then will go and do the background and will finish with the shoes.  I have some red sequins that i got awhile back with this project in mind.  I just have to remember where I put them.....ahhhh those senior moments.

On the cross stitch front I've been working on a couple of projects.  I did pull out my Mermaid Letter A to work on, but just haven't been feeling that one.  So after a few stitches it was put away and I pulled out my Heart's Content's Inspire Others.  If you've even seen any Heart's Content, you know they are all done over one thread.  I've done Kindred Spirit and have it framed, I think this one is a companion piece and would like to get it done.  So here is where I stopped.  I don't think I was supposed to do the background in this section, but didn't realize that until I had started it and decided I wasn't picking it out.  I think it will be OK and since this is all DMC if I run out of thread I can easily get more.

Last is my With thy Needle & Thread design called Forget Me Not Sampler.  I was thinking of started the words under the picture "When this you see Remember me", and was reading the directions (novel concept) and realized I was supposed to be stitching over two using ONE thread.  Oh well, if I need to get more thread I will.  Since the motifs are not connected if the colors change a little or even a lot, it won't be noticeable.  The words are one over one with the exception of the W and the R.  I'm enjoying this one and will work on it more today.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful day off.  While I love a short week, they always seem so long.  This weekend the group is stitching in Temecula, which would be fun, but not sure I want to do the drive.  We'll see how the rest of the week goes and then decided.

Until then may your thread always be enough to finish the section you're working on!!


1 comment:

  1. Congrats on finishing Emerald City it looks beautiful. I think some red poppies would look amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on Ruby Slippers too. I can't wait to see what direction you decide to take on that one.

    I have to stitch everyday, even if it's only for an hour or so. I feel weird when I don't get a chance. It's my happy time xoxo Alicia