Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stitching update

Okay, my stitching updates are getting boring, even for me. I have been working on Large Cross-stitch #1 whenever I can spare a half hour. It is coming along quite nicely, but there are 8 more pages to complete following the current page. Here is where I was on my last update.
This is where I am as of today.
This is definitely a long term project.

I have decided that I must start stitching something else. I need a trip to the fabric store in order to finish my table runner. Hubby has agreed to go with me today. I also want to pick up a hand towel with a cross-stitch insert and some floss (actually only one skein of floss as I have all the other colors I need). I am planning to work on this Thanksgiving towel.
This looks fairly quick and easy and I don't currently have one for Thanksgiving.

I have just ordered two cross-stitch kits to stitch for Christmas gifts also. I can't tell you what they are because at least one of the recipients reads this blog. When they arrive I will give you snippets of the stitching as I work I it. I am excited to have some new stitching to work on. Now I just have to find the time and break out the Ott-lite. Sorry Hubby, I know it is very bright.

I thought I would share the "Fall" flowers on my front porch. I am amazed at how beautiful my geraniums and begonias still look. 
They have been on my porch all summer and are still blooming. I just added some mums as a nod to Fall.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Stop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching!

Thanks for stopping by!




12 comments:

Karen said...

I haven't done a large cross stitch piece in years. Yours is gorgeous. I tend to make a couple mistakes along the way on ones that I have attempted.

The Cozy Quilter said...

You are mAking slow and steady progress... I need to get going on some gifts too

Christine Feldstein said...

Perseverance... enjoy your stitches...it's beautiful!

mamasmercantile said...

You are doing so well, you seem to have made great progress. The thanksgiving towel looks wonderful and its always nice to have a couple of crafted gifts. Have a great week.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. I just started on the towel. I am looking forward to stitching something quickly.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful x stitch! I don't think I could do something so big. Will keep an eye on your Progress!

CathieJ said...

Thank you. Now that I have started I must finish as there is another in the wings for my daughter. This one is for my son.

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your little fall decor on the porch, especially that gorgeous mum! My geraniums are still blooming too, but we had to put it in the garage last night to protect it from frost. I wish winter would hold off just a little longer!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your flowers are pretty / updates are NOT boring...this is what Slow Stitching Sunday is all about. We didn't whip up a project in a day or a week / these take longer :) I enjoy your updates :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Slow and steady... keep at it :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your fall decor is fabulous.Nothing wrong with a long-term project ... nor with updates to the long-term projects. ;-)

I have a couple of questions. #1 if this pattern has 8 pages, how big is the finished project going to be? And #2 what are those large green stitches in the unstitched area for? I used to be an avid cross stitcher before I rediscovered quilting, and I don't ever remember being instructed to make large stitches like that. ;-)

Katie said...

I'm not bored cause I love your project piece. The new piece is fantastic though and I look forward to watching your progress on it too. I always have a million things going on the same time haha.