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.  

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.