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Wednesday, April 24, 2024


I will be teaching a flat fold workshop for my local stitching club and decided to stitch this as an example. I have one stitched for my hubby and I stitched another to show the steps to make a flat fold. I plan to put the second one in our Oct. 5 EXPO.

I found this cute pretzel fabric for it and can't wait to actually create the flat fold. I will post the results after our May 21st meeting.

It is a Sue Ellis Post Stitches Design (PS107) called Beer... (c) 2003

Happy Stitching!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Blackwork in Red and Green Update

 I have been working on this during baseball games. Pretty good progress so far. I first told you about it on April 12. 

There is one more section to the left, leaves and the strawberry yet to stitch.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 15, 2024

Saguaro Sunrise Completed!

I worked on this the last couple of days and finished the stitching. I am not sure if I will make it into a needlebook or not. The kit included fabric and felt to turn it into a needlebook, but the verdict is still out.

It was a fun stitch and I am glad the teacher allowed ghosts.

Happy Stitching!!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Blackwork in Red and Green

 This is a retired Embroiderers Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) Group Correspondence course (GCC) by Ginger Gouger Miller (c) 1997 and rewritten in 2000. 

I have the pages in a 1/2 inch three-ring binder and keep started it in June of 2021. I ran into a problem with the instructions (they referenced some diagrams that were not in the instructions). So I put it down and  have been moving it around my studio when I need to declutter for the cleaners. I finally decided to just stitch it so I could stop moving it around so much. 

When I picked it up I had two steps to complete the enter red section. I could not find the diagrams referred to, so I used the cover photo to figure it out. Once I got past that problem this is my progress as of April 6.

I have been working on this during baseball games and as of April 9 below is as far as I have gotten.

You probably can't tell it yet, but this is a tomoto pin cushion with a spool of thread and pins in the cushion. I am hoping for more progress on this now that baseball season has begun.

I am still working on Saguaro Sunrise and the Game is On! Both with minimal progress so nothing to report on those.

I thought I would close this post with a photo of Coco. This is what it looks like behind me to my left when I cook. As you see she was very interested in the ham I was dicing for soup.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Some Papercrafting

 I took a class with my Paper Crafts & More club and made a squash box with lid.

This shows the inside and the top of the box at upper left. The whiter areas are a great place to put photos. I am not sure what photos to put in it yet, but will probably cut them into a circle to offset the hard lines and angles of the rest of the card.

This is the outside

Here is the side of the top (above) and the top of the top (below).

The "card" squashes down and fits into the box.

Coco safely watching the eclipse!

Thanks for stopping by!!