Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! If you are in the snowier parts of the country, I hope you are doing okay after this recent storm. Stay safe and warm!
Last week I ended up with two stitchy finishes! One of them was actually completed on our flight home from Charleston, but I had already written and scheduled this blog post. I started this piece, Free & Brave by The Drawn Thread, on our trip to Chicago when we went to attend Josh’s boot camp graduation. It seemed fitting that I would finish it on our trip home from Josh’s A School graduation. This had some specialty stitches in, but only one was particularly challenging for me. The Sprat’s Heart stitch. I just couldn’t seem to get the counting down on that right at first. It took me some time,but I finally got it done. This piece was stitched 1 over 2 on 32 count Summer Khaki linen with the called for flosses.
I actually finished Free & Brave on the first leg of our trip home. We had a layover in Houston, so I started a new project in the airport there: Liberty Notes by Shepherd’s Bush. This was a super fun and quick stitch. Once we got home I stitched on this for the next three nights, so this was done in 4 days. This was stitched 1 over 2 on 32 count Country French Cafe Mocha linen with the called for flosses and the coordinating button pack. The day after finishing it I went to Hobby Lobby and found a perfect frame in the same color blue as the floss. I pinned the piece to some mat board that had two layers of batting glued to the top to add some puffiness to the finished piece. I used stitchery tape to secure the stitching to the mat board. I haven’t figured out lacing yet, but the stitchery tape works just fine.
Along with the stitchy finishes, I cut out bags last week and prepped them to sew for this week. I did manage to get one bag and a coordinating accessory pouch finished on Monday. This was an Alexander Henry Print called Trickery. I do like the Halloween fabrics! It was a slow start getting back into a routine after our trip, but I think this week will be a normal week for me. Yay!
This coming week I will be sewing the rest of the bags that I prepped last week. I don’t really have any other plans than that. I look forward to reading what you will be working on this week!
This week’s To-Do list:
- Sew up the bags!
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9 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 1-22-19 | Stitchy Finishes”
nice to have some finishes – love your stitching
Yes! It was great to get some done so early in the year!
that is always nice
Beautiful stitchery! How fun to have finishes so early on in the new year!
Thank you, Sharon! It was nice to knock some finishes out right away! Now let’s hope I can keep it up! LOL!
Your cross stitching is magnificent, Christine! Those fancy specialty stitches really make it special. I need to learn more embroidery stitches than my current repertoire of chain stitch and back stitch!
Thank you so much, Rebecca! I’ve ended up learning quite a few different specialty stitches just from cross stitch patterns!
Cute finishes! I love Patriotic stitchery.
Thank you! Me too!