Sunday, May 13, 2018

Slow Stitching

I have been missing, but still stitching - mostly hand work.  The next temperature rosette is showing that Spring is trying here.  Trying is the word as we get a warmer tease with some pretty wild weather.  We had our first thunder/lightening storm a couple of nights ago that shook the valley!  The high winds that came with it did more tree damage which will result in plenty of firewood for the next winter season.

82 - 72 - 74 - 64 - 62 - 60 - 68

I haven't touched my sewing machine in days due to concentrating on getting this piece finished.  I have about 300 miles of back stitching to do and if you do cross stitch, you know how tedious that is.  This is worked on 16 count Aida cloth with one, two, and three strands of DMC thread for a lot of dimension.  I can't wait for this to be finished - my eyes will be glad too.

BUT it is Mother's Day and I deserve a little machine time.  I did a presentation on making journal covers at our last quilt guild meeting and those sample pieces are sitting there.  I have three that are designed for my grandkids to cover composition notebooks for their journaling.  Maybe I can get these finished so I can send them on with some other goodies.

Enjoy your day,
Sewingly Yours,


  1. Glad to see you are getting some warmer weather there, because it has left us.

  2. This week's weather has been a wild ride, hasn't it?
    I hope you get plenty of sewing in today! I'm headed down to play with my machine this afternoon - first time in days!

  3. Yes, cross stitch backstitch is tedious. I rather enjoy it because that is what makes all the other work really pop and come together. I still love your hexies. It's been hot here in the Tulsa area with just a couple of days of what we would classify as spring days. Temperatures have jumped to what would be normal late July temperatures. I absolutely wilt in summer temperatures so I've been staying indoors. Thank goodness I have a good yard boy who is a reliable neighbor. I can hardly believe that I used to help mow the lawn back in my early married with children days. During those spring days we were even threated with our usual tornadoes which didn't spawn thankfully. It's been wild weather for sure. I'm concerned that we are going to have a hot, hot summer. I'll be glad to see your finished cross stitch.

  4. Happy Mother's Day! Love the just the peak of yellow in your hexies. We've had one really bad round of storms. It's definitely that time of year. Hope you get in some more stitching this week and are able to finish off your commission piece.

  5. Your stitching looks so beautiful! Happy Mother's Day, Sharon!

  6. When nature fells a tree, that is a huge bonus, unless they all topple over each other, in the haste to be first on the ground. I look at it as one way of culling out the unsteady ones. Lovely stitching, that is a lot to get done, but it is beautiful.

  7. Lots of lovely stitching stuff happening at your place, happy Mothers Day.

  8. I hope you got more done than I did. Got lots of projects going like always