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.  







Friday, April 1, 2016

March Stitching

A few new pieces finished in March.  I've really enjoyed the SAL that the Snowflower Diaries has been having since January, and am currently working on the April chart. 





I'valso been teaching a little girl, age 10, who showed interest in my stitching at the bowling alley.  She has already stitched a little tulip and has started on a little butterfly.  She is doing well and has stuck with it and seems to enjoy it.  She stays at my table stitching almost the whole time we are bowling (almost two hours). I hope she will continue to be interested in cross stitching.  










Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February Stitching

This is the second in a year-long series of charts graciously given to stitchers by Maja of The Snowflower Diaries.  I have already started on March, which is very spring-like. 
This cute little whimsical owl was stitched for Railey, a little girl who wanted owls for her quilt.  Love Quilts USA is putting together a quilt of whimsical owls.  

I enjoyed stitching both of these charts.  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Snowflower Diaries SAL

This cute fox and crow chart is a freebie gift from Maja of The Snowflower Diaries.  She is gifting monthly charts to anyone who wishes to download and stitch them. 

I am stitching these to be made into a quilt for a senior in a care facility.  

I have already downloaded the February chart and hope to start on it very soon.

Stitchers can either stitch the charts on separate squares of fabric or on one whole piece of fabric.  I chose to stitch them separately, as I don't like to stitch on large pieces of fabric any longer.  


Sunday, January 3, 2016

December Stitching



A couple more finishes in December 2015.  Now on to the new year!  I've already started a new project for World of Charity Stitching.  We are doing a Sweet Things theme and I am stitching some hard candy.  I found the chart on Cyber-stitchers, where they have loads of free charts.

Love Quilts is re-vamping their organization with new leadership, so I'll have to wait to see what they come up with in the way of new themes for this new year.


2015 Stitching Projects

This is a collage of most of my 2015 stitching.  As you can see, I spend a lot of my free time stitching.  I've been cross stitching for over 30 years and I still enjoy it very much.

I hope to continue stitching until my hands and eyes won't allow it.  So far, my health has been good and I don't have problems with seeing the stitches or the charts. (I do use a very bright light which helps.)  My arthritis is only minimal, so I feel blessed to be able to continue to stitch for charity.