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27 August 2012

August Update

I am finally doing a stitching update. I finished Star Spangled Garden by Country Cottage Needleworks at the beginning of the month.  I loved stitching this piece. I end up changing the blue and red threads to DMC 312 and 498 threads.  The originals threads were too light against the fabric and I wanted a darker color. The fabric is a Silkweavers solo.  I got the pattern at The Silver Needle, while I was in Tulsa, OK.

I spend my birthday gift certificates at 123 Stitch. I was going to get a yard of fabric but some patterns were just calling me.  I got 2012 Halloween special issue, Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler part 1, and Little House Needleworks Spring Band Sampler, The Mercantile, and Old Nantaucket patterns. While I was on my vacation, I got the pattern Little House Heart of America from Judi. She  had finished her piece earlier this year and offered the pattern.

I had signed up for a Lizzie Kate round robin  in my ILCSing group. I decided I was going to send the 6 Fat Men.  I got the patterns, and picked a nice blue fabric in Virginia. I got the copies, threads and stitched Snow Friends. I started doing the borders and I kept making mistakes where the borders will not line up and I will be half a stitch off.  It was driving me nuts. The fabric is 32 count linen, not an even weave and I have to admit I am having problems seeing the holes at night. So I am giving up my morning reading to stitch on  6 Fat Men. I  end up sending some Christmas snippets for my RR.  I did get Berly's RR over the weekend so I will be stitching hers this week.  This is 6 Fat Men as of last night:
This morning I frogged and started on Snow House.
Last night I picked up one of my UFOs:  LHN Pumpkin Hollow.  I had finished one third of the pattern last night. I had majority of the top done and I had to frog the lettering below it because the border was off by a stitch, but that is part of the middle of the design. Before picture:

My progress from last night's stitching.



When the olympics started, I started a new project but I only worked on it for one night.  I have to find some time to work on it more.
It is Little House Coming to America.  I am stitching on Silkweavers Summer Winds. I just don't have enough time.

Thank you so much for reading my post and for any comments you may leave behind. I love reading them and they brings me inspiration to continue my stitching.  I will try to post after my Labor Day weekend.  I can't believe the summer is almost over.  Have a great week!

18 comments:

Linda said...

Wow Vicky. Great new starts and progress pics and stash pics. lol
Congrats on the finish. I love it.

Linda

Faith... said...

Love your garden! It is very cute. I need to start my snowmen too... I picked up the 3 snow belles the other day shopping with my daughter.

Helena Rice said...

I love all the fabrics you're stitching on! Fantastic choice of fabrics. I have to take my hat off to you though, frogging your stitches because you're off by a count. I just realized mine was off by a count and I looked at it, decided no one else can tell and left it! lol..

blueladie said...

Nice stitching, Vicky! You sure are keeping busy! :D Cathryn

Meari said...

Your star spangled piece looks great. The swapped colors pop right off the fabric. Nice progress on your other projects, too. Sorry you were having troubles with 6 Fat Men.

MaryT said...

Vicky really lovely stitching.

mary Louise

Denise SA said...

Lovely stitching lovely stash

Katrien said...

wonderful stitchy update! You chose some lovely patterns

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish and progress on all your fantastic stitching!

ChrisG said...

Good choice on the substitions of the threads...it really brings a new life to the design. Well done!

Anonymous said...

You sure have a lot of WIPs, lovely stitching.

Marl

Scattered Threads said...

Gorgeous stitching progress and stash enhancement.
Jackie

Marge Bobo-Smith said...

Your stitching looks great! Congrats on your finish! Enjoy all of your new stash!

Anne Sans Tete said...

Star Spangled Garden is adorable! Love the pumpkin colored fabric for Pumpkin Hollow.

- Lisa N. in Cambodia

Shari said...

wow Vicky, you have been a busy girl, both traveling & stitching....everything looks wonderful!!!! I need to get started on the 6 fat men......everything is kitted, just don't have time....

Miss LindaLee said...

Oh my goodness Vicky! You have certainly been busy stitching for sure. Beautiful work. I've been a member of your blog for quite some time now and ran across it again today. I really need to get here far more often. I love it here! I'm over at Cross’N My Stitches
Come on over and visit sometime.

Milly~ said...

Lot of wonderful WIPS Vicky. Of course I love your Star Spangled Garden. I now have the frame for it and hope to finish it this weekend.

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Olá! Gostei muito de conhecer seu blog. Maravilhosos trabalhos. Um abraço.