Sunday, May 15, 2022

Stitch Along Update

It is a good thing that this week is a stitch along update as Santa is the only craft that I have worked on this past week. Three weeks ago was the day after my son's wedding and I was still in California. You can see some photos of the wedding here and of our adventures here.  

Here is how Santa looked for the last update three weeks ago. 


Oh my, I didn't realize that I hadn't even finished the cap's furry edge. Wait until you see where I am now!

Santa himself is completely finished as is the bottom border. I have to stitch my son-in-law's name and the top border. Then it is on to the embellishing.


I don't think I ever shared the hanging basket that Hubby bought me for Mother's Day last week. It looks great against the hedge that is behind it.


One of my azaleas has bloomed finally. It's color is similar to those in the hanging basket.

Thank you to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along every three weeks and sending us the needed posting reminders. 

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to visit the other talented bloggers below who are part of this stitch-along. There is a wide variety of stitching projects. These talented stitchers are from all over the world so please allow for the time differences and check back for each post. 

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaret,

 CindyHeidiJackie, SunnyMegan, Deborah, 

 SharonDaisyAJ, CathieLindaHelen, Connie

We are so glad that Connie has returned to the stitch along to share her pretty stitching! I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what she is working on.

Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

  1. You have almost finished your Santa stitch , so beautiful.
    Love the hanging baskets ,also beautiful.
    Have a great week .

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  2. Hi Cathie! I loved the photos you shared of the beautiful elegant wedding and your adventures in CAli.... I love your Santa progress... wow... you may have a new long term project starting soon too! Our azalea doesn't look as coifed as yours... we hope to fix that after this blooming season but the bugs and bees LOVE IT as do the hummingbirds when they aren't eating our homemade sugar water nectar :)
    Have a wonderful week as schools wind down now... when are you off for summer I wonder????

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  3. Santa looks fantastic! Gail aka The Cozy Quilter

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  4. well done Cathie - so close to a finish now!

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  5. (oops not sure my comment posted). Wanted to say, well done, you're so close to a finish on this piece now!

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  6. Congrats on your son's wedding I hope you had a great time. You've made impressive progress with the stocking, not far along now, wow!!

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    1. We had a wonderful time. I can see the finish line with this stocking. Hooray!

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  7. You have made some great progress on the Santa! Looking forward to the embellishments. I love seeing how the 'bling' adds to the final look of a piece.

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  8. Santa is awesome! Good for you finishing him. My azalea's have bloomed as well. They are not quite shaped neat & tidy as yours. Looking forward to seeing the completed Santa stocking.

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  9. Great job on Santa... it has been fun to watch him come to life!

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  10. Wow! That's a ton of stitching done this time! beautiful flowers too. I've been planting out sweet pea plants today. I love a bit of summer colour around the garden.

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    1. I have to admit, I was surprised myself with how much stitching I have completed lately. I planted a few pots today. Hubby and I went plant shopping yesterday.

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  11. Santa is almost finish. And it isl ovelyf

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  12. Santa is almost finish and it is lovely. Gorgeous flowers. Love your round azalea. Have a great week, Cathie.

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  13. Santa is looking jolly indeed. Pretty bright flowers!

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  14. Santa is looking fabuous, Cathie. It has been a joy to see your progress on him. Gorgeous flowers too. Have a great week and happy stitching.

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  15. Great progress! Santa is looking great!

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  16. Lots of great progress with Santa and your garden flowers look so lush and beautiful :)

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  17. Your Santa is gorgeous! The flowers look so pretty too.

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  18. boy those flowers are quite cheerful to see!! lovely stitching.

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  19. Wow, Santa is almost a complete finish! He's a beauty! Love the colours of your flowering bushes.

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