Monday, October 23, 2017

Diane Graebner Designs Finish

This past weekend was a good one. 

Met my goal of getting my Diane Graebner Design - Cross Stitchin' Friends - piece finished.  

Cross Stitchin' Friends
Diane Graebner Designs
32ct White Jobelan, DMC Threads
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/06/17
Completed 10/22/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on This - 16
Will Mount, Lace and Frame - Myself

Shared in my last post about choosing fabric for this design.  Decided to go with a hand-dyed fabric done by Garibaldi's Needle Works, an Etsy artisan.  When I put in the first few stitches, I knew I had made the right choice.  LOVE how it looks and I've only just started.  I had envisioned a clear crisp winter day, bright blue skies, some white clouds and pretty white snow.  I got it with this fabric.  Got started stitching and didn't want to quit last night.

Needleminder is another pretty from Gina's Unique Boutique, another artisan from Etsy.

Let it Snow...Somewhere Else!
Waxing Moon Designs
28ct Blue Ice Lugana, WDW Threads, Embellishments
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/12/17
Progress as of 10/22/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on This so Far - 2

In other news...

Made a trip to the LNS on Saturday to pick up the latest issue of the Just Cross Stitch magazine.  I'm afraid I am moving over to the camp and joining the others regarding the quality of this magazine.  It's gotten less in number of pages, print quality I felt was poor, few designs and for $6.99 that I paid for it, I will be thinking real hard regarding purchasing 2018 issues.  Sad.  I like Just Cross Stitch magazine, but cannot justify cost per issue for what I'm getting for my money.  

While at the LNS picked up over dyed threads for three projects, some Thread Heaven, a small clippers - was yellow and cute and the latest pair of Gingher scissors.  The blue and white one.  Lauren.  Beautiful.  But then I like anything cobalt blue and white or delft blue and white.  

Then I went over to Hobby Lobby and found two packages of 28ct Antique White Monaco.  Was gifted a package of it this past year in an exchange and really like it.  Like the color and that it has small flecks of brown in it.  Kind of reminds me of fiddlers cloth - something I used to use alot when I stitched using aida.  Also bought some fall themed pretties for my living room. 

Pulled together items to send in a pattern box giveaway.  I had some fabric (28ct evenweave) and charts (Shepherd's Bush, Diane Graebner - duplicates, Bent Creek, My Big Toe) pulled and want to do a giveaway as a pass along the kindness type of thing.  What items I don't use for my giveaway will be put in the pattern box and passed along. 

For a smile...

Leah being Leah.  I stitch in the evenings and she stays close.  Every once in a while she gets up from her perch and walks across the small side table by my stitching chair and wants a hug and cuddle, meows for a bit and then when she's done, she goes back over to her perch, watches some more out of the window and then sleeps.  The last few times I've left the house, I've returned to see her watching out the window, waiting for me to come home.  First time I saw that, my heart melted.  She's a keeper.