Monday, June 27, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends...  getting close to the end of MQ here's where I left off...

...  I've already lined up my next project... a great small sampler.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


Friday, June 24, 2022

Flashback Friday

Gentle Friends, I've been seeing this piece pop up lately on Social Media and remembered how much I enjoyed stitching it... here's a snaperoo...


... it's the BBD Mystery Sampler.  I stitched it all on a single piece of linen instead of the various linens for each section.  Originally issued with the Loosfeathers #31, #32, #33, and #34 as bonus charts.  It has been recently reprinted within the Booklet "A Heart Remembers."

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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts1 Good Words! Good deeds!

edgar

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A Little Summer Music

Gentle Friends,  today is the first of Summer which means a bit of Vivaldi... enjoy this lovely very "summery" video!



Monday, June 20, 2022

A Little Stitchin' and CAKE!!

 Gentle friends, I've turned the corner so to speak on MQ.... here's a snaperoo...

.. sorry about the craptastique snap but you get the idea... now, since I'm looking at a finish on the horizon I've picked out my next project... a sampler that is all kitted up and ready to go... this piece will, I think will push me to a finish at the end of the summer and then I'll get to stitching the Fall sampler I've decided to do this year... come hell or high water.  It's been floating near the top of the "to-be-stitched" heap for so long that this is the year I want to geter' done! But, that will have to wait until the late summer. 
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A good friend of ours had a birthday over the weekend and his wife inadvertently ordered two cakes...

... so we got a chocolate cake from Black Jet Bakery!!  Happy Birthday, Tom!!!!!
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That's about it for now sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words!! Good Deeds!
edgar

Friday, June 17, 2022

Flashback Friday

Gentle Friends, a dug around in the box o' finishes and found a sampler I really enjoyed!!!  Here's a snaperoo...


"The Sarah Maddock Sampler - 1810" from Simply Samplers
11/20/2016 - 2/14/2017
36ct Barn Owl 
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I remember seeing this on a blog post and then hunting for quite a while until I found the chart on the secondary market.  It was charted for DMC only.  Since I wanted to stitch this in silk, like with so many things I work on, I converted them to my favorite silks...my conversion from the charted DMC to Belle Soie (Classic Colorworks Silk) and HDF Silk
DMC 224 - Terra Potta
DMC 422 - Scarecrow
DMC 500 - Enchanted Forest
DMC 829 - Limited Edition Brown 
DMC 841 - HDF Jackalope 
DMC 924 - Mer Blue
DMC 926 - Ocean Tide
DMC 927 - Puritan Blue
DMC 928 - Eiffel Tower
DMC 3053 - Fern frond
Grass - Ivy League
Grapes - Elegant Eggplant

You know that what I usually am drawn to first in a sampler is the border and this one has a great grape/vine border with strawberries - such a super border and all those ducks!!!  It was a great piece to stitch from start to finish!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 13, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, just working my way through MQ... here's a snaperoo...

... I really enjoy stitching Quaker pieces they are so relaxing!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Friday, June 10, 2022

Flashback Friday

 Gentle Friends, today let's look to Fall for a piece from the past...


Lizzie Kate, 3 Piece Hallowe'en Mystery "Very Scary"
Stitched from July 23, 2013 - August 24, 2013
Framed in 2018
30ct WDW Tin Roof - recommended WDW + CC Black Coffee

This hangs near my front door and I love it!!  I think the reason I waited so long to get it framed was my reticence to use a mat board with cross-stitch.  For me, I will not use mat board, just the frame, and the needlework.  But, I think with this was one I wanted to highlight the Halloween colors so mat board was what was needed.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 6, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, still stitching away on MQ... here's an updated shot...


... I was able to get quite a bit done over the long weekend... I'm not sure what I'll put in the open wreath just yet but have some thoughts.
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Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


Friday, June 3, 2022

Flashback Friday

Gentle Friends, today's oldie-but-goodie is a sampler I really enjoyed as I do with most of my stitching... here's a snap...

ABC Hornbook, by Lisa Roswell of The Primitive Needle
3/13/2011 - 4/12/2011
36ct BoF Sandpiper, with the recommended WDW floss
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I remember pulling this and all my Primitive Needle charts when Lisa died.. this just called to me to start and was a joy to stitch.  She was such a talent and I have quite a few of her charts in my stash left to stitch...  
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That's about it for today sports fans, have a super weekend!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I'm still slowly stitching away on Mary Ann... here's a snap... ... the top is in and now it's on the bottom ha...