Sunday, October 18, 2020

Weekend Update

 In the before times, this past weekend would have our Mid-Atlantic Region meeting in Wilmington, DE. But of course nothing is as it should be. And thus, yesterday morning we had our meeting, virtually. And then in the afternoon Orna Willis taught our class, The Flower Cuff, virtually.

This is my start. We all received our kits weeks ago. Canvas, beads, threads, finishing supplies and instructions. Three colors of Neon Rays and four  colors of variegated DMC floss.

During the morning meeting, I made some progress on Frank. His smile is now a frown. 

And a little progress on my scissor case. 

That's enough stitching. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Scissor Case in Canvas

 Tonight was a delayed chapter project via Zoom. We had originally planned to do it in the spring. It had been a while since I looked at the supply list.

So yesterday I printed it out. And realized that there's bare canvas showing. Which meant as I was trying to fall asleep last night, I was wishing I had painted my canvas. 

And that meant, I woke up this morning and decided to make time to paint my canvas. 

And I had white ribbon. But as I had the paint already, I painted the ribbon, too!

So an hour and a half of stitching, and I have the beginning of a new scissor Case! 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Frank & Beach Dance

 Saturday brought a little but of progress. Stitched on Beach Dance during the Loudoun Sampler Guild Zoom meeting.

I've got two birds! 

I love this pair. One foot, a few flowers, ground, and a border to go. 


Started on Frank's shirt. Put in something not shown here that has to come out. 

He'll match up with the Bride eventually. 

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Frank's Pants

 It's so lovely to stitch outside, 75 degrees, sunny, a slight breeze. My idea of how to spend an afternoon.

Frank now has pants. Stitch is from the Lonestar Chapter's Grab n Go book. And the Rainbow Tweed is fab. Too bad this color is discontinued. But I've got enough to work another ornament. 

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Spooky Season

Today I realized what was missing from October.

Stitching the season. Here we are in spooky season and me with a ton of Halloween projects. 

A quick stop by the studio and here's Frank to brighten my day.

I've barely started his pants and already I'm smiling. I stitched the Bride of Frankenstein a few years ago - a Labors of Love canvas. And I made a castle wall behind her. Thus the pencil lines behind him. 

I found Frank in a sale bin at Stitch in Louisville in 2018. He's by Liz. And I like him as match to my Bride because he's taller! I will be wiping the smile off his face because Frank is kind of a morose, sometimes angry guy who doesn't fit in. 

Friday, October 02, 2020

October 2nd

Symposium time! I have often wanted to, but never attended the embroidery conference at Winterthur, but I am right now.

Not the neatest work space... 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September 30th

End of the month and yes I blogged every day!

So yay me.

I went to lunch with friends for the first time since winter. 

Saw some large bugs. 
Enjoyed a bamboo forest 
Contemplated a new project 
Made a friend 
Finally saw the Natural Bridge 
Enjoyed a farm visit 
Played some pinball. 

Stitched a lot! 

Thanks for visiting and I promise to continue. But probably not every day. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

September 29th

 I'm mentally tired. But I'm here.

Making progress. One week of stitching. 

Monday, September 28, 2020

September 28th

 Things to look forward to in October:

I'm signed up for the Winterthur needlework symposium. I've never been in person. And I think it's great that I can attend virtually this year. 

And then there's this! 

An Orna Willis bracelet class. 

She would been our in person teacher at the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Embroiderers' Guild fall meeting. We our fortunate that she was willing to pivot and go virtual. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

September 27th

A Zoom Sunday afternoon spent stitching with friends.

Sometimes I take black and white photos. Ugh. Not a lot of contrast between the body color and the linen. 

In reality it's grayer than the color photo. But this bird is done except for the eye and other foot.