Sunday, August 7, 2016

My August TUSAL

Good Sunday Evening, dear friend!

I can't believe the weekend is drawing to an end already, it seems to have sped by so fast...but don't they all!

I am so late in posting my August ORTs jar report, but I drew it out as long as I could just so that I would have something in my jar to show besides cobwebs! It has been so long since I have stitched consistently, and therefor my jar has stood empty as well...but, I am happy to report that, as of the past two weeks I do have something to show...


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Quaker Village SAL Update #1

Good Wednesday morning, dear friend!

It is now official, the Quaker Village SAL, hosted by lovely Noelle of  Le Chas de L'aiguille (The Eye of the Needle) has begun!

We began stitching, as of Saturday July 30th, and made our first stitch in the upper left corner...I love the fact that we all started together and in the same spot so that we are all following the design in unison, and I believe the plan is to stitch one page of the charted design each "step," however since most (if not all) of the girls speak French, I am relying on Google Translate and what I remember of my high school French to follow the instructions...so I may be wrong...but I'm having a blast and making new friends...brilliant!

I usually begin my WIPs in the middle...even after all of these decades of needlework, I still follow that rule...so this took me a bit out of my comfort zone, but just to make myself feel more comfortable and since I buy my Monaco by the yard, I cut myself a piece of fabric larger than I needed to make up for any margin booboos.

Anyway, I digress...We are stitching "Quaker Village" by Jardin Prive.



What a fun stitch this is...


I chose to stitch on White Monaco, using the charted DMC floss

I love Nathalie's designs, and have stitched quite a few...two of which "My Lady's Quaker" and "A Gentleman's Quaker" have been sitting in my closet unframed, so my goal is to frame all three and hang them together, when this one is finished.

Our next check in is August 14th...watch for updates.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

My July Smalls 2016

Good Sunday morning, dear friend!

It has been a long hot week here in So Cal, and I have spent a lot of time indoors with the AC blowing, BBC's "The Indian Doctor" on the TV, and cross stitch in my lap...and therefor, very productive! I am hoping this means that I am out of my stitching slump...fingers crossed.

It is time for our July Smalls SAL check in and post, hosted by our dear Heather of Stitching Lotus.

I can't wait to share with you all of my little finishes...

Here I have my April Dough Bowl smalls...in July


And the backs...


And sitting in my Dough Bowl...


Mind you, these wee cuties will look so much better once they are accompanied by my many trinkets and treasures that sit within the bowl during the month of April...can't wait!

I will share an updated photo in April when the bowl is full and festive...

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