Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stitchingly Along...

Hello!  :)

Perhaps that should be the title of my blog with how much stitching I've been doing lately... lol!  :)  I'm definitely moving stitchingly along. I will be moving sewingly along again but for now stitching is bringing me comfort and joy.  :)

When I last shared with you I had begun stitching the first piece in the new Little House Needleworks series called "Sheep Virtue's". Here is where I left off . . .


 This "Hope" piece stitched up pretty quick. I finished it the next day.


I can't wait until the end of this month when the 2nd in the series comes out. I already have my fabric ready and waiting.  :)

This past weekend I began stitching on a piece I've been wanting to work on for awhile now. Lizzie Kate's "Boo Club" is a fun piece that actually has 12 individual designs that can be stitched separately or all together. I'm stitching them all together on a piece of 28ct Golden Harvest Lugana.


I've made quite a lot of progress in a few days. I've actually been stitching more than I've been on the computer which isn't normal for me.  ;)  I think it's coming along very nice. I had to change the original yellow border to the bluish/green color already used in the design. There are also stars in each section that I haven't stitched yet. They were suppose to be yellow and won't show up so I need to change them. I'm thinking about using a silver color with some shimmery strands but I haven't decided for sure yet. I'm also considering just adding star buttons. I'll make that decision eventually.  ;)  For now I'm just plugging along.

I got some good news today. My Yahoo stitching group, SoCalCrossStitchers, will be getting together again on February 23rd in Upland. I can't wait to spend another day stitching with these lovely ladies. We also have another stitching day set up for March 9th in Newport Beach, an overnight stitching day/night on May 18th in San Diego and we're talking about setting up a retreat. I'm so glad I found these ladies. If you're a cross stitcher in Southern California we'd be happy to have you join us!  :)

Oh I almost forgot . . . It's the time of the month to show my ORT's for the


What are ORT's? They are your 'old ratty threads' that are leftover when your stitching. Before I show you my jar for 2013 I need to show you how full my jar got in 2012 (since I forgot to earlier).


It got pretty full huh? I love all the colors. While I should throw these out, I just can't yet at least. I may find something else to do with them. I think for now I'll keep them.  ;)

Here is my jar for 2013. Two months of stitching so far. Such a difference.  :)


Until next time . . .


9 comments:

Karen said...

Your stitching is so beautiful! Love to see your work :)

Noela said...

Just beautiful stitching. Hugs....

hennies.pennies said...

I scatter my thread ends in my gardens for the little birds to use to decorate their nests. It's a sweet thing to see them woven into sweet little homes for their little ones to grow in!

Connie said...

The birds would enjoy the threads in the spring. ;^)

Janet P said...

Those stitching days sound great fun, they can be inspiring. x

Rachel said...

Both look amazing!!!

Catherine said...

Great stitches!!

Zurainny Ismail said...

Hi Cherise,

Good news - I think your 'old ratty threads' can be re-used. Have a look at : http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20110204/how-can-i-reuse-or-recycle-small-scraps-of-yarn

Have a nice day!:D

Connie said...

Beautiful stitching Cherise and your jar of threads is precious! Thanks for sharing.
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