Sunday, November 26, 2023

A Little Stitchin' and a Thanksgiving Snap

Gentle Friends, I had some extra time over the weekend for stitchin', here's where I am at the moment...

.. I went back and frogged the "C"... then replaced the called for WDW "Parchment" with WDW "Pebble."  I like the "Pebble" as it is still light but it shows up against the linen.  This is turning out to be a really fun stitch with all the colors.  It's not a very traditional Christmas piece.
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Here's a snap from Thanksgiving ...from l to r... sweet Rico, our dear friend, Teresa, my baby sister Cissy, and her husband my super BIL, John, we were a smaller but festive group this year.....
... those damn candles just never would stand up... I remember my Mom, these same silver candle sticks, and the many "candle battles" she had during the Holidays... a fun memory but so frustrating...is there ever enough Stick-um??
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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

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

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Just wanted to stop by a wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving... 
and a repost of my Mayflower piece...

... with my ancestress Mary Brewster's name in a different colour. 
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Have a safe a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
edgar

Monday, November 20, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends, here's a snap of the start of the Christmas stitch...

"Feliz Navidad' - by Blackbird Designs
Number 2 in the Christmas Sampler Series
40ct "Barn Owl" from Birds of a Feather
Called for WDW Floss

The picture makes the linen look more yellow than it actually is, and the Q-snap makes the stitching look wonky but you get the idea.  I am thinking I'll need to switch out the "Parchment" floss for something else as it totally disappears against the fabric... the letter "C" is what's pushing me towards that decision.  Other than that I'm pretty happy with the rest of the colors so far.
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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, November 17, 2023

A Little Hallowe'en Finish

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Halloween Rules, and here's a snaperoo...

"Halloween Rules" - by Lizzie Kate
40ct "Chocolate Milk" from Fabrics by Stephanie
Using the recommended floss

... it ended up being a fun stitch in the end and I'm glad I stitched it ...now to get it framed.  Although I did use the recommended floss I stitched it on higher-count linen than the 32ct called-for linen.  The only difference this made with the end result is that each section has accompanying little buttons that I did not use.  Where appropriate I stitched a black "X" for the black buttons or an orange "X" for the orange buttons or just nothing where the button was charted.  I really don't miss the little additions and more times than not on past stitches I've left off the doo-dads and not really missed them.  This is because I like to stitch on 40ct linen and many times when there are doo-dads or adornments charted the called-for linen is 30ct or 32ct which I really do not enjoy stitching on... I stitch because it's relaxing and if it isn't then what's the point???  I started up my Christmas piece but it's sad looking at the moment so I'll wait until Monday to post that snap.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

edgar

Saturday, November 11, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends...  three more "Rules" stitched.... here's a snaperoo...

...  getting close to the finish on this one... a Christmas Stitch is up next!!
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, November 6, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, a little late today...the next two sections are done, and here's a snap...


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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Let's Stick to the 1840's

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Miss Sarah Barker 1840 here's an old snaperooo of how she looks... "Sarah Barker 1840"  from Ne...