Greetings from a slightly cooler South Texas. It has been in the 90’s to 107’s since the first of May. This morning a nice Canadian cool front provided me with a 66 and nice North wind to do my power walk. Thank you Canada!
Life has been very quiet for Clay and I and I am LOVING IT! Problems are becoming less and less and I am feeling like used to. My projects are getting done and I have set some goals! I have begun to miss my needle turn applique so I will be preparing 3 applique projects this week. Lilly Rosenberry, In the Garden, and Lori Smith’s small block quilt with Jaydee. Check my Applique Project Plan here. I think I am the only person (other than Jaydee) that does the traditional Needle-turn applique without glue. I hope it is not going to be a lost art!
On to some hand work! I made the Bats and Boos quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop pattern and decided to do the Cross Stitch version. Being a newbie to Cross Stitch I was hoping there would be a video tutorial for it but I am not that lucky. It was a SAL and I started late (of course).
I had purchased some white Aida cloth when I first started Cross Stitch that had threads running through every 10 stitches and it was great for not losing one’s place. I had discussed the problem I was having with starting the project with my go to Gal Jaydee and she advised me to run a stitch on the cloth to make a grid. Thank you Jaydee!
I used a light light blue thread and a yellow stitch to mark the center.
This is how the pattern looks when starting. Part 1 was to start with the Bats but I was totally lost! The white circles on the top right hand side show where to start with the white thread but one can barely see them, so last night I marked the circles with a pencil and now I can see where I will start and where to cross stitch before I screw this up!
Now if I am blessed this is what I should end up with!
I leave you with this lovely memory of last Wednesday at the Gas Pump! We have 2 vehicles that require the higher grade! What used to cost about $20 is now $60. No wonder I have absolutely no desire to leave the 5 acres!
Have a great Slow Stitching Sunday!
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