Sunday, November 9, 2014

New Stitching

I have two new projects to share with you. First, I have started working on the Thanksgiving hand towel I mentioned a couple of post ago. 
It is easy to work on and is stitching up quickly. 
Up close the B's in the GOBBLEs look like 8s. I'm glad they look correct in the picture.
I have also started stitching a Christmas present. I can't show you the whole item, but this some of the stitching.
It is not a very large stamped cross-stitch so I hope I can finish it in a week. There is another one to work on right after this.
I also managed to make a trip to JoAnn's this week and came away with this fabric to use as backing for my table runner.
I think it goes well with the fabrics on the front and the binding will be a deep forest green. Even though I have been longing to work on this, it may have to take a back seat to the Christmas crafting. I want to machine quilt the runner which will go quickly, but most of my Christmas projects are by hand. I need to finish those first I think. 
Hubby and I took a walk along the path in our local nature preserve this weekend. This was part of our route.  
As you can see, many of the leaves have already fallen and left the trees somewhat bare.  
I am joining with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. 
Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Always fun to see your stitching and what a lovely scenic shot with the sun and shadows.

CathieJ said...

Thanks Deb, I appreciate your comments.

Christine Feldstein said...

Very nice projects Cathie! I used to do a lot of cross stitch in the past. And beautiful picture of the woods.

CathieJ said...

Thanks Christine.

butterfly said...

Lots of wonderful projects you are working on, love the photo of your walk.

mamasmercantile said...

Great projects you are working on. I love the fabric for the table runner. Looking forward to seeing the end results. Have a great week.

The Cozy Quilter said...

You are going to be able to meet your goal of finishing the towel before the US thanksgiving ...too late for Canadian thanksgiving though! Isn't it fun making gifts? I love making gifts rather than shopping...

cajunquilter said...

Thanks for stopping by! Quilt as you go does go quicker usually and I love using it on larger quilts as I can work on it easier and not put it on the floor frame. So that means it gets worked on at night watching tv with hubby.

karen said...

most of our trees are finished but I do love the late bloomer ones. My oak tree still has some leaves and there are some yellow maples holding out.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

I am not sure I could quilt at night, but I like the idea of smaller parts to quilt at a time.

Stephie said...

Wow, you are keeping busy! I love the photo of your walk, it looks like you had a bright sunny day too - makes the colours shimmer :)

CathieJ said...

There is a maple tree right in front of my house that is the last to get leaves in spring and the last to lose leaves in the fall. Unfortunately a really hard rain last week pretty much sent all the leaves to the ground.

Denise :) said...

Your stitchery is beautiful -- I can't wait to see it finished! The landscape for your walk was gorgeous -- I know you enjoyed it!! :)

Kaja said...

Your runner is going to be lovely - that backing is just right. Like the others I love your photo - really captures a mood.

Katie said...

Love your towel. Sometimes we just have to step back to see what our stitching looks like from a distance. Good luck with your Christmas stitching. I look forward to seeing it.

Donna said...

I am sure you can get that done in a week. What beautiful fabric you picked out - I love the greens!

Quilter Kathy said...

A gorgeous day to walk and enjoy the fall weather!
So glad you could join us for some slow stitching!

CathieJ said...

Thanks Donna. This will get done in time.