Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Adding to my future projects

The new kit, evenweave fabric and floss that I ordered have arrived! Now I have even more projects to work on. 

I can't show you the kit for my son's wedding sampler as I think he looks at this blog every once in a while, so that will have to be secret stitching. You can see it peeking out below the fabric and floss. I will give you small peeks at the stitching every once in a while. 

The light blue evenweave fabric and most of the floss is for this Christmas Stocking for my future daughter-in-law. I found this when looking through my magazine stash. She is a veterinarian so I thought she would like all the animals around the tree. I had most of the floss needed in my stash.

I won't be starting that stocking for a while as the wedding sampler is more time sensitive. Today I think I will prep the fabric for the wedding sampler. I may even put in a few stitches. I will have to put October Morning aside once again, as I think I want to use that hoop for the wedding sampler. 

I have been thoroughly enjoying stitching the stocking for my son-in-law. Look at how much progress I have made already.

I am still working on stitching the grey as it does a good job of outlining where all the rest of the colors will go and it allows me to leave the white for a little while longer.  It is such easy stitching and I am reminded that I really like stitching on 14-count Aida cloth rather than the higher counts with smaller stitches. I don't even have to change to stronger readers.

Since I have this week off from school for Winter Break, I have also been very busy cutting more beige fabric. I just ordered some more fat quarters as I realized that I didn't have near enough, but I have already cut up 16 of the fat quarters that I had into the pieces I need. 

How do you like my sorting system? I have written the assigned letter on each baggie as well as the size that I need to cut. I have also included a sticky note in each bag that tells me the number that I need of each and how many I have cut so far. I need to cut up around 17 more beige fat quarters for the entire quilt and 32 green fat quarters also. I may start on the green next until I get the new beige fabric, but they are more fiddly pieces. We are expecting 5-8 more inches of snow tonight, so I will be stuck inside again tomorrow. 

I recently finished reading "Message in a Bottle" by Nicholas Sparks and was reminded of why I don't love reading his books. I had wanted to read a physical book not an e-book and I think my mom has almost all of his books. She hasn't read all of them, but she has kept buying them. I don't love reading these books, because I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop. It always does and I read the book with dread. I had thought I would just keep reading through all the books mom has, but I just don't want to read another right now. Maybe in the summer when the sun is shining and the world is not so bleak, I could enjoy reading another of his books. 

I went on to read "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K.Rowling, just to have something light to read. That is finished and now I am debating what to read next....continue with the Harry Potter series (always a good choice) or "My Life from Scratch" by Gesine Bullock-Prado which my son gave me for Christmas. 

He also gifted me this author's cookbook "Let Them Eat Cake"

I want to make something from this, but I will have to wait as dieting is starting with Ash Wednesday. I have put on enough pounds recently that my clothes are uncomfortable and of course I want to be in better shape for my son's wedding. It is so hard when I am in the house so much. 

Well that is all for now.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. you've reminded me that I need to buy red wool to make my son and his wife matching Xmas stockings for their home and one for her for my home. I love the stocking you chose for her!!!

  2. Wow CathyJ you are going to be busy , but that's great .
    Always good to stay busy it's good for the mind .
    Love the start of the stocking .

  3. Such nice colours in the wedding sampler! When is the big day? I think that stocking is perfect for a veterinarian! She will love it

  4. Cathie: Nice books, I love the look of the cake on the book, yummy looking.
    I am so looking forward to seeing the Sampler, the stocking is adorable.
    Santa is showing his smile.
    I do still like working on Aida fabric for some projects.
    You are very organized with the quilt pieces, that is a great way to organize your pieces.
    Have a lovely day



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