My Autumn Mantel & Two FFOs

I’ve finally decorated for Fall, and I put some finishing touches on two finished pieces.

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Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden”: Attached by magnet so I can switch up the displays!

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The Sampler Girl’s “A Pumpkin of My Own”

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Bunting I knitted a while back

 

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This Week’s WIPs

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!
Happy stitching!
-Amy

Weekend Finish

img_2849It’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.

Happy stitching!

Start-itus 

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. 

“Rabbit Run” Start

Indeed, “my soul is fed by needle and thread.” Needed a new start so I picked up The Praire Schooler’s Rabbit Run. I am FLYING through it.

32 ct. white linen; DMC 3787, Gentle Art’s Daffodil, Evergreen, Morning Glory, and Rhubarb.