Thursday, February 16, 2017

Color Me Vexed

I haven't been stitching much since my three day Stitch-a-Thon but I have made enough progress on Flock Together to share with you.
Phil brought back the blue I needed for the water but I'm not loving that particular shade so I think I will swap it out for something with a little more green in it. I stitched just enough to verify that, yeah, I want to change it.

Then there's this...
Notice my pelican's bill compared to the one in the photo. They're not even close to the same color. I thought I'd screwed up and pulled the wrong thread but no, it's what's called for on the chart. I then checked the Hands On Design website and sure enough, the DMC substitution for the GAST Chamomile should have been 3045 and not 3022. So I'll be frogging the bill, the nest, and the rope, along with the water.


Monday, February 06, 2017

Stitch-a-Thon Day Three

Random Thoughts by The Drawn Thread

It took me waaaay too long to get everything organized so I could finally sit down and actually work on this project! I wanted to make little cards to loop the threads through but since we didn't have a hole punch or any card stock I resorted to cutting a manila folder into squares and using scissors to poke holes through them. Not pretty by any stretch but I got everything sorted and onto a ring so I can feel like I have it together. It could all be short-lived as I have a history of mislabeling my threads and not noticing until after I've stitched a bunch of green tree trunks. This I do know for certain... I love, love, LOVE this piece so far. All of the specialty stitches look intimidating when they're spread out over several pages, but you only have to do one at a time so it makes it fun!

I'm off to try to squeeze in an hour or two of stitching before Phil gets done with his work for the day. We're re-doing the guest bathroom and I think we've finally found a vanity that's going to work with our vintage yellow tile! I'm hoping we can go take a look at it tonight!

Thanks for visiting!


Friday, February 03, 2017

Stitch-a-Thon Day Two

Deciding what to stitch next turned out to be easier than I thought it would be. Who can resist Jane Austen? My goal was to at least get the top band of flowers finished and by dinner time it was done! Loving the colors on this one!

I've already decided Random Thoughts will be my third start. I don't have much of a fabric selection here but I hope I find something that suits the thread colors. If not I'll have to get something ordered, post haste!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Stitch-a-Thon Day One

I didn't get too far with Flock Together from Hands On Design. Let's just say I had a few issues with counting.

Phil FaceTimed me from the Chicken Ottoman Empire last night but we failed to find my stray Sweet Treat. I know I started it along with the others so I'm clueless as to where it could be. I really need to get more organized! Or I could try finishing what I start instead of tossing things in a basket for the cat to sleep on.

I still haven't decided what to start today. So many great choices! I might have to blindfold myself, spin around three times, and choose one randomly.

Sounds dangerous!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Short List

I pulled out several of the projects I brought with me to Florida and now it's decision time!

Number One...
Flock Together by Hands On Design
This one is super Florida-y and I chose a 32-count Driftwood linen to stitch it on. Very appropriate! I think this one will be at the top of the stack!

Number Two...
Random Thoughts by The Drawn Thread
I've had this one in my stash forever. The threads came with the chart and I brought some 32-count Dirty Linen that I think should work well with them.

Number Three...
Thoughtful Heart by Shepherd's Bush
I picked this kit up for a song a couple of years ago at the Midwest Stash Exchange hosted by House of Stitches in LaPorte, IN. It's vair vair pretty and with V-Day just around the corner, it's a definite contender!

Number Four...
At Home with Jane Austen by The Sampler Girl
I've wanted to stitch this for-evah! It's been kitted up, just waiting for the day I finally decide it's time to get started on it!

Number Five...
Farmer's Alphabet by Prairie Schooler
Seems like I can never put together a stitchy basket without tossing a PS or two into the mix. I brought a 25-count Mushroom Lugana with me so I might try stitching it over one. Am I that brave???

The laundry is going, the Pepsi is poured, the TV remotes are at the ready, so all that's left to do is decide where to start!