Thursday, October 27, 2016

Smalls for October

I've been able to catch up on the Snowflower Diaries SAL and will start soon on the November chart, which is a beautiful peacock.

I've only done a couple of small geometric squares for a quilt for World of Charity Stitching.  Everyone picks out a chart or two and stitches in the colors they choose.  

I've also started on a Dachshund piece for a future quilt.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

More Progress on the Snowflowers Diary SAL

This Disney chart of Kiara from the Lion King took a while to finish.  It didn't have any back stitching, so I added it as best I could.  This was stitched for Love Quilts USA.  

The August Snowflowers Diaries chart.  I'm currently working on September and have already downloaded the October chart, which has owls as the main focus.  The Lazy Daisy flowers in the August design were a pain, but I finally finished them-whew!

This is a chart I did just for fun.  It went really fast and I hope to make a tote bag or pillow for a senior for World of Charity Stitching with the square as a centerpiece.   I did a lot of the stitching while waiting for my hubby at a doctors appointment.  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Slow Stitching after Vacation

I don't have a lot to post after our long vacation overseas.  There was so much to do when we got home: house cleaning, cleaning up the garden, bathing dogs and too many other duties to list.
This was stitched for World of Charity Stitching.  We are making a quilt of various houses; it will be donated to a senior citizen in a care facility. 

These two bookmarks were stitched on scraps of Aida fabric.  

I am working on the Snowflower Diaries SAL, but got a little behind and am almost finished August. The September chart has already been offered to the followers, so I need to do some catching up.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Vacation Stitching

Most of the stitching this month has been done either in the airport on the way to Germany, while in Germany or on the way home.  So glad I brought some stitching with me or I would have gone crazy(er) 😄.   Germany (Bavaria) and Paris have been nice to visit, but I can't wait to get back home to my regular life.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Smalls finished in June

 The charts I finished for June technically aren't "small" but these are ones I enjoyed stitching this month.  I'm getting ready to go on a long trip overseas and am taking some stitching projects along with me.  I hope to be able to stitch in the airports and on the planes, but the rules and regulations are a bit confusing.  We'll see how it goes.   If nothing else, I'll be able to stitch in the evenings if I'm not too exhausted from all the sightseeing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stitching in the Spring

Spring is my favorite time of year - all the birds singing, finding mates, building nests, raising their brood, planting the garden and seeing new plants blooming.  I confess I don't do as much stitching in the spring as I do at other times of the year, but I am still able to stitch in the evenings.

I've started making some quilts for World of Charity Stitching, so my free time is more limited than before.  Even though I'm retired, there still aren't enough hours in the day for all the things I'd like to accomplish.  

Here are some pieces I finished in May this year for Love Quilts and World of Charity Stitching. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Stitching

This month I finished the April SAL at the Snowflower Diaries.  I've already downloaded the May chart and hope to start on it tomorrow evening.  

I stitched this cute little wymsical owl for Love Quilts USA.  

Tonight I finally finished the USA map (a free chart from Daily Cross Stitch).  Our group, World of Charity Stitching, is stitching a travel theme.  The pieces from various members will be made into a quilt (or quilts) for a senior in a care facility.  

Don't know how April disappeared so fast, but I love the warm, springtime weather we are having lately and look forward to the warm, hot days of summer.