Tuesday, May 16, 2017

April and May

I have been dealing with some minor health issues which has certainly taken time away from my stitching an posting.   It is depressing to feel bad and it makes me very mad.  I do not handle "sick" very well.    I am well on the mend and back to actually getting some things done!  Anyway......on to the stitching.

April went by in a blur so I am moving on to May.


I started trying to work on one WIP a day for the firt 15 days of the month.  Did not work for me, but I did get some work done on a few but nothing to write home about.


Serbian Proverb

I really like this piece.  I will probably change the one of the colors but I am not yet sure.  The aactual colors that are called for are not quite the same as what is in the picture.  I like the semi-monochromatic color scheme and the mutted colors and, of course, the frame is just perfect.


I finished Afternoon in Paris by Country Cottage Needelworks.  Since I am determined not to buy any fabric I used "Silver Moon" 32 county linen instead of the Star Sapphire that is called for in the pattern.  Luckily I only had to sub out one of the threads.   I ordered the frame for it but it has not arrived.

I haveh been practicing making cording for my projects and think I am finally getting some that I can actually use!  This is a small pattern (a freebie I think) that I did playing around with some variegated thread.  I filled it with crushed walnut shells.  Again, Vonna, the Twisted Stitcher and her tutorial video on cording has worked a miracle and I can actually make some pretty decent cording!


I decided I had way too many projects that were done and just rolled up so I went to the Michaels frame sale.  I framed several pieces and they are ready to go on a the wall in my bedroom.  I feel better knowing they are "up".  The nice thing about framing them myself is that, although they are by no means perfect, if I change my mind or find a frame I like better I have no hesitation to take them out and re-frame them.  If I had paid to have them framed I would not touch them I can tell you that!

The three on the right side were finished prior to 2017 and were just sitting around.  I still have one more to complete.  I am waiting for a large piece of foam core for it.   I did not plan my trip to Michaels very well or I would have picked up the large piece I need.

Another life update......we decided to stay in California for the summer rather than going to Texas as we usually do.  This means that all of my patriotic stitching is in Texas so I guess I am going to have to do some shopping!  I certainly cannot expect to go through June and July without doing something in an Americana theme!

That is it for this post.  I am planning the next one in my head already!  I am trying to get this updated and post at least every month if not every two weeks.  Depends on show much I can get done.


  1. Glad to hear that you are recovering now. Lovely stitching and finishing this post. I think you made a wise fabric choice, Star Sapphire is one of those stiff Wichelt fabrics?
    The cording looks great, your practise has paid off.

  2. That's a big decision, staying in California for the whole summer...hopefully you will be able to go again next year and yes, some shopping is definitely due! Your finishing and framing looks great.