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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Moving along, nicely....

One Nation by Bygone Stitches is moving along very nicely - I find that I am really looking forward to each Monday so that I can pick it up again.

Before:


Monday, May 28th:


So sorry about the terrible ironing!


hugs,

                                                             

P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes TOMORROW - May 31st.










Thursday, 24 May 2018

HELP PLEASE.......

I got my kit that I'm doing for the SAL.  It's a Pillow Kit from Pine Mountain.
But I'm have some trouble trying to start.  The directions don't give a starting point.  No markings for the center.  Usually there are little arrows pointing to where you start at, but this one doesn't have the arrows. 
Any help would be appreciated lots.  Have a great day!


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Old Glory

Hello everyone!  I thought it was probably about time that I got onto the Red, White and Blue bandwagon and attempted an Americana style stitch....

Last week I finally got around to starting Little House Needleworks "Old Glory".  This design was one of my Stitch Maynia starts, but it was mainly chosen to fit into another SAL on the Stitch Maynia group to celebrate the state of Texas.

I am stitching the design with the DMC conversion rather than the fancy floss, but that's ok because it will still be a gorgeous finish (one day!).  Fabric is 28ct Lugana "Dapple" from Picture This Plus.


See you next time I bring this one out to play!

Hugs x

A bit of red, white and blue.....

.... stitching this week, which, of course, is as it always is on the Americana SAL blog.... lol!

So, as you know I have started on a BAP, "One Nation" by ByGone Stitches. I am loving stitching this design.

Here is where I began last Monday evening...



... and this is my progress....


... and then I couldn't stop stitching on it, so I did a bit more yesterday (Tuesday).....


Are you doing any Americana or Patriotic stitching?  I would love to know.

Until next Monday ....


hugs,

                                                             

P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.








Saturday, 12 May 2018

A Happy Dance for Happy 4th and a new Start....

Thanks to everyone for your advice on my two dilemmas - as you will see from the pics below, they have been resolved - if you click on each pic you will be taken to the relevant posts describing my dilemmas.

First up is my Happy Dance - "Happy 4th" by Threadwork Primitives, gifted to me by my dear Stitching friend, Barb, from Wicked Stitcher.



Thank you to those of you who gave me such excellent advice - I am very happy with this finish.


I also have a New Start, "One Nation" by ByBone Stitches, which will be a focus piece for the foreseeable 'Merica Mondays, although I am not discounting the possibility of being easily distracted by another Americana Small along the way!


I have one State stitched and the start of Indiana.  The states are listed on the flag in the order in which they joined the Union.  Here is a reminder of what it will look like one day....





hugs,

                                                             

P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.



Wednesday, 2 May 2018

HI.....

Hi Kaye,
Thanks for the invite.  I've ordered my Americana piece, it went in the mail today.  So should be here in a week.  I've picked something small for now, but am seriously looking at something bigger. 

Monday, 30 April 2018

More advice, please....

Thank you so much to everyone who has been giving me great advice on my fabric choice for One Nation  - see this post here or here, if you want to see what I am talking about or put your two cents worth in - lol!  It has been really helpful and I have just about made a decision, I think.....

Anyway, another 'Merica Monday brings another dilemma....  this week I continued stitching on Happy 4th by Threadwork Primitives, gifted to me by my dear Stitching friend, Barb, from Wicked Stitcher.

Here is the floss toss (I am choosing my own colourway):



Before photo:


Progress pic:


... and here is my dilemma.  I found this gorgeous WDW floss, "Old Glory", in my floss stash and so I have started using it for the words, "Happy 4th".  I haven't done much yet but I am not convinced that it is working - maybe too pale?  I am thinking of using it for the stripes on the flag instead, as I am really keen to use this floss somewhere on the design, and choosing a slightly different blue for the words.

What do you all think?  I would really appreciate some more of your good advice.

hugs,

                                                             

P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.