Friday, July 22, 2016

Making Progress....

Since I have finished my cross stitch project, I needed a new one for my lunch break. I pulled out my stars and have settled in to stitched them to my squares. Two patriotic prints will proudly show off my 50 States stars with a simple (wonky) running stitch. A poor choice of fabric to embroider the stars on leaves me with lots of little threads. My star points may not last too long. It is going faster than I anticipated and 10 stars are done already. Slowly but surely... a few stitches a day is better than none!

 There is other motivation to complete this project. Mollie at Wild Olive is starting a new stitch club, Around the House. I'm in, are you?

Monday, July 11, 2016

On the needles...

I am not a "BLING" person. I know that. So, why would I purchase yarn that has silver flecks in it? I have been struggling to find a use for some Knit Picks Glimmer, 2 skeins each of Jay, Frost and (grey). The "glimmer" is subtle, but still just not my style. I have started and ripped out no less that 4 projects using this yarn. This try is Zypher Cove by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. I started with Jay and I'm pairing it with the Frost. The lighter color is a bit more blue that what shows up in the photo. All of the garter stitch makes this project go fairly quickly.

I've made it through the stripes and need to find some stitch markers for the short row before I move on. Happy stitching everyone!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Live Simply...DONE

Ahhh.... I finished a cross stitch project. Last stitch for Live Simply put in today. A fairly quick stitch for a lunch only project. I started back in June. I love the colors. 

Monday, June 27, 2016


I finished a pair of Dragonfly socks last year, YAY!
Dragonfly socks
Pattern: Dragonfly Socks
Designer: Jocelyn Sertich
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Mermaid

While I was working on it the little guy asked if he could have a matching pair. So I immediately cast on a pair of child tube socks, knit from the toe up. These go really quickly and were cast off and promptly forgotten. I had some time for finishing this weekend and did a lot of weaving in those pesky ends.

Tube socks
Pattern: Tube Socks for Kids
Designer: Jane Richmond
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Mermaid

Of course, 4 year olds have feet that grow very quickly, so these will only see a few more uses before they are too small. Oh well, I got two pairs of socks from my 2 skeins of Stroll and a smiley kid.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Another Fretful - Blue

This one gets a post because it gave me fits to close that second toe. But all done now and ready to keep some toes warm.

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Sapphire Heather. 
Pattern: Fretful by Janet D. Russell

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cross Stitch... really?

I dug out a small cross stitch kit from my stash to keep me busy during my lunch.
It is a Dimensions kit called Live Simply. Just the bottom third to go.


Monday, May 30, 2016

50 States Embroidery

"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away" ~ Charles Caleb Colton

And that is the how I am working on my 50 States Stitching Club by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive.

Each week she released a pattern until all 50 States were represented to be stitched on to an English Paper Pieced star. I worked on the embroidery and paper piecing during my lunch hour and slowly but surely all 50 of them are stitched up. 

I've also trimmed blue squares for the stars....  Trimming those stars?! Not a job I'm looking forward to...