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.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Some Recent Projects

This Cowboy boot was stitched for a sick boy who loves anything involving cowboys.   This was a recent theme for Love Quilts USA.
I enjoyed stitching this one, as it was so colorful and cheerful.  I hope the little boy loves it as much as I loved stitching it.
A Ballerina for a little girl who wants a quilt of Ballerinas.  I've stitched this one previously, so it stitched up pretty quickly.  

Both of these have been mailed to the Love Quilts coordinator and will eventually be part of beautiful quilts for children.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SMALLS SAL

I finished some stitching last month, mostly while on our trip to and from Virginia to celebrate my Uncle Phil's 90th birthday celebration.  Since we never know how long we will be on this good earth, my husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to join the rest of his close-knit family to celebrate this special occasion.  He was honored by the United States Marine Corp. for his exceptional service during World War II, with an honor guard who arrived at the party to give him a special plaque and a speech by the Colonel of the unit.  

Sometimes it's not easy to stitch while riding in the car, but I managed to get these small pieces finished.  They will be made into a wall hanging soon and will be donated to a care facility nearby.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Stitching


I've been doing quite a bit of stitching this fall. I enjoy doing small projects, as these don't take a whole lot of time, they are usually simple designs and I can stitch more squares for charity.  The wolf design is one I've stitched previously a couple of years ago. 



  

Bookmarks are usually quick and easy to stitch and finish.    The charities they go to really like them for the elder care residents. 



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Smalls SAL

My Yahoo stitching group, World of Charity Stitching, has a new theme called "Dear Jane".  The charts are geometric shapes of all kinds.  We choose which design or designs we'd like to stitch.  There are a lot of designs to choose from and some of our members are stitching several.  I've only stitched one so far, but hope to stitch a few more before this theme closes next month.  They are quick and easy to stitch.  We hope the resulting quilt or quilts where they will be used will be stunning.  

I've also finished a cute little Angels collage for Love Quilts.