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!

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 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.

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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

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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

SOCKS!

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.

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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.

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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. 

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