I love the pace of Fall. Gorgeous sunrises, shorter days, cozier nights. This cycle perfectly lends itself to handiwork. One of my goals is to slow down and enjoy the season. At least nowadays we don’t have to stitch by candlelight. 🙂
Other than a new start, my focus has been (and will be until I finally finish) Nora Corbett’s Halloween Fairy. This is a gift for my sister, and at this point, I am ready to be DONE with this one! *cough*So I can start on my own At the Met.*cough* I am at the homestretch – stitching the moon and the rest of the vines and beading – but am having a hard time staying motivated. It’s going to be my focus this weekend.
In “knitting news,” I almost have my second “for me” shawl. A “for me” is a finished object that I keep for myself. I have knitted several shawls but only have one “for me.” I have the last garter section to do for All About that Brioche shawl by Lisa Hannes. I will definitely have it done by Thanksgiving which makes me very happy.
Could help myself to a new start on Monday:Farm Sampler by Lizzie Kate//30 ct Straw linen//DMC
I’ve finally decorated for Fall, and I put some finishing touches on two finished pieces.
Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden”: Attached by magnet so I can switch up the displays!
The Sampler Girl’s “A Pumpkin of My Own”
Bunting I knitted a while back
This week I’m focusing on three projects I have going on:
1. My first punch needle! “Petite Prims Series: Flag,” by The Old Tattered Flag
It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of how it’s turning out. I’ve already “stashed” two more punch patterns, weavers cloth, and a couple of issues of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitch magazine. Man, are my shoulders tensing up from this though!
2. More progress on Nora Corbett’s “Halloween Fairy”! I’ve been working on this one for over a year on and off for my sister, and I’m just ready for it to be framed! I am beading and back-stitching as I go. Cross stitch-wise, I only have the pumpkins and the moon left, then the rest of the Kreinik and beading will follow! I can actually SEE the finish line!
3. Also close to the finish line: “Moon Sicke,” by The Primitive Needle. So far, I don’t regret omitting the alphabet sampler in the middle. There’s only SO MANY alphabets you can cross stitch in a certain time frame and not go crazy. 😛
I hope everyone’s week is going well and that you find some crafty time!
“Moon Sicke,” by The Primitive Needle
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a finish (cross stitching or knitting). I consider myself to be a slow stitcher, so I’m happy that I have this one to add to my “to finish” pile. I started this project Friday afternoon and just finished (Sunday afternoon).
All the details:
Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden” from Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine (Fall 2017) | Stitched 2-over-2 on 32 ct Zweigart linen in “Winter White” colorway | DMC colors (used a mix of called-for colors and my own picks)
I’m not sure how I’ll “finish” her yet (I’ve named her Tabitha by the way). I know she’s supposed to be for Fall decor, but I think she’d be perfect to have around all year. I have a huge pile of finishes that I need to frame or craft into some sort of display so I can finally have a home that looks like a stitcher lives here.
Picking out colors for a random weekend start: “Sweeping the Garden,” by Barbara Ana Designs (Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine, Fall 2017).
Bought this magazine so I could learn punch needle, but I’m still waiting on my hoop.
Half way through (making some pattern adjustments as I go- will not be stitching the middle alphabet section)
The Primitive Needle’s Moon Sicke on 40 ct “Wren” (Picture this Plus)