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!