Friday, January 20, 2017

Some Stitchy Things

     I've been able to get a little bit of stitching done each day since my last post, and sometimes I feel that stitching has to be right up there on our priority lists with our dusting, sweeping and all other cleaning chores.  Otherwise, we tend to keep putting our stitching on the back burner so to speak.  Yes we do need to keep our homes neat and all, but throw ourselves deeply into cleaning day after day and we lose our quiet times with our threads and fabrics.  Not good.  We all need something that we enjoy and soothes our minds.

     Before I go any further, I want to show ya'll what our dear friend Dave saw and picked up for me at a consignment shop.  It now sits in my sewing room.  How sweet is that! Thank you again Dave.

We love thrift and consignment shops.  Second hand and antique stores.  Sometimes we have our minds set on finding something in particular, and at other times we're just enjoying the whole idea of finding something at a good price.  Whether we find something or not, we're never sorry that we took the time to visit the store.
     A little bit more done on the Little House piece.  I had to wait for the floss I needed to continue with it.  When I order from 123 Stitch, the order is usually sent out the very next day.  The floss order was no different, but according to the tracking of the package, it was held up several miles away in NC.  Took nearly two weeks for it to finally arrive.  Here's the piece so far...... Loving all the country colors.

     I've been wanting to hang a quilt up that I bought a while back.  Right now it sits on top of an antique bench table in my sewing room.  Excuse the messy look, but this table sits right on my left as I stitch.  So there sits a pattern I'm using and all.  Before I hang the quilt, I feel that something needs

to replace it on the table.  I've been eyeing some yarn and the colors at Michaels for the longest time, and found out last night when I stopped in there, that it was on sale! Well no time like the present in this case! So I bought all the colors I wanted to use, and here's a display of the whole shebang!

Loving this! Here's a closer shot of the first square that I've chosen to make a crocheted table topper.  I'm thinking right now to connect them all using the deep brown, but that thought may come and go as the squares add up.  Any opinions as I work on this are certainly welcomed.  Square is four and a half inches across.

     Other than the stitching, I've been doing some painting here at home.  Changing color schemes and just freshening up each room  This has been taking some time as,,,,,,,,I'm lazy at times! Yeap I am, and I'm not embarrassed to say so! LOL.  I picture the rooms all finished up and decorated like I want though.  That must count for something!

     Oh! Nearly forgot! The giveaway of the chart of the wedding sampler, didn't go as I hoped it would.  Not a one entered for the drawing.  So for the time being it's still in my possession.  I would still love for someone to have it.  Another picture of it.....

      There will be another giveaway soon.

     Until next post, ya'll be safe and take care.  Love you my dear friends and followers.  Remember to "feel the colors".


  1. Love the yarn colors you picked!! That is a pretty quilt!

  2. I love thrift stores, too, and have "rescued" several pieces of needlework from them. And lots of other items, too, LOL! Love your current stitching piece and the yarn colors. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Lovely wool what beautiful colours .
    Love your needle work , and you are so right about about taking time out for sometime for yourself to do things you love to do , or time will be lost forever.

  4. Nice work and lovely colours! I'd pick and match the yarn however you felt it worked.

  5. Love the stitches! The burlap looks good! I like the idea of putting thst pattern with some kisses. How long will tou be on the hike?