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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday at the Library

I worked on my Ball Jar pattern today. This is where I started:


And this is where I was when I left this afternoon:


I want to start a new small this week as next Friday is Harry Potter's birthday and I hope to have at least one ornament on my tree in his honor!! I have found a few patterns on Pinterest that are freebies so I will be picking one out to work on....and then I must buy a new color cartridge for my printer to print it out :(.

later, deb

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I don't like French knots.....

and unfortunately, I am out of practice on making Colonial knots as you can see on the right side of my picture. I stitched those first and then made the ones on the left, which are much better. So, I will be taking the "practice" knots out and redoing. This is my stitching from this weekend, which did not occur at the library due to sad circumstances, which I will relate at another time.


This pattern calls for the background to be filled in, which I am still thinking about as I will not be framing this stitching, but will use as an ornament/door hanger. I still need to add the stars charms which will be located on the brownish-black band.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July IHSW

Well, since I have found a great place to stitch on the weekends, this weekend my Saturday at the library will also be my International Hermit & Stitch Weekend. I wasn't able to stitch last weekend as my EGA chapter had its annual planning weekend. So see you Saturday!!

And I just bought this......


Picture taken from the publisher's website.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saturday at the Library and other stitching...

I worked on this piece during the week and made some progress:


I last showed an update on this project in July, 2014, which I cannot believe....but I could not find a more recent update.

I went to the library again on Saturday and am enjoying myself so much that I think this may be my new routine and a way to be able to stitch on a routine basis. I live outside of the Tallahassee city limits and our county branch is fairly small, but one that I enjoy using. Here is a picture of the Ft. Braden branch of the Leon County library.


And this is where I was stitching....private, quiet and by a window with decent light.


And I started a new project....this pattern is from Country Living magazine's May 2015 issue. This summer they are giving free cross stitch patterns on their website. I love the old blue Ball jars and when I saw the pattern and then found the Modern Minis Aqua Jars by Lori Holt for Riley Blake on Fat Quarter Shop, well I ordered the fabric and pulled the threads and started stitching. The picture of the fabric sample is from the Fat Quarter Shop websiste, but I feel like the fabric is a little more aqua.





Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday at the Library

I spent some time at the library this afternoon reading magazines and stitching and I have a finish!!

Before:

After:

Later, deb