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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6 Replies to “Slow Sunday Stitching – 22 May 2022”
I love needle turn appliqué! I don’t use anything either, I like to just position my piece and start. I have doing cross stitch since about 1980. No matter what gets my interest I always have some cross stitch going. I really enjoy your blog and seeing what you have going on. Have a great day. Hugs,
I am so sorry for being late in responding! Great to find a quilter who shares the same traditional methods hugs
You got me laughing on ‘this is how it’s suppose to turn out’ good luck Nanette – you got this!
Yup finally got it right Sharon Hugs
So delighted things are back to comfortable mode! Enjoy your cross stitch.😍 enjoy the cool break while you can, I don’t mind the high temperatures in day time but come night fall it’s not fun when it’s still 90’s out.
We had the hottest May EVER Now June is starting out even hotter and dryer Summertime in the new desert Southwest! Hugs