This has not been fun...
I have been having MAJOR issues ever since installing Windows 10 on my computer. Accessing my own blog so I can post is like a game of chance... sometimes it works, sometimes not. I usually have to shut down and start up about 4 times before I'm allowed access. And getting help from the Microsoft Support team has been next to impossible. So, while I'm here at last, on my own page, I'll give it a go!
It was high time I spent a day (or two) "finishing" numerous counted cross-stitch projects. I have
at least a dozen more than two dozen designs that are completed as far as the cross-stitching is concerned, but remain in a "flimsy" stage, to borrow a quilting term. I don't frame the small designs, especially if they are seasonal... I'm too cheap to spend lots of $$$ on something that will be displayed for just 2-3 months. So I usually make mini pillows that can be grouped together on my sofa table, or in a wooden bowl that graces my farmhouse kitchen table. It's easier to change out what goes in the bowl than rearranging a wall of framed mini designs... well, it is for me anyway.
Welcome September, Prairie Schooler book #90. Stitched on 28 ct. mushroom lugana,
one strand over one thread, using DMC floss. Mini dot pompoms from Lady Dot Creates.
Bittersweet September by Blackbird Designs. Stitched on 36ct linen, one strand over
two threads. The alphabet, except for the W, is stitched over one thread using
Gentle Arts Sampler threads. Medium orange rickrack from Lady Dot Creates.
Gobble Pillow Tuck by Country Rustic Primitives. I stitched this and a companion
piece in 2017, on 36ct linen, one strand over two threads... I omitted GOBBLE which
is stitched between the two flowers on the pattern. DMC floss.
Casting a Spell, by Blackbird Designs. Stitched on a scrap of 36ct linen, one strand over
two threads, using Gentle Arts threads.
I had a great visit with family on my recent trip to my home state of Wisconsin. My younger brother and I spent a day walking the wooded acres my parents purchased many years ago in central Wisconsin, and visited the lake where many happy childhood memories still live. My uncle had a tiny cottage on that lake, and I still visit it in my mind with my eyes closed, and a smile on my face. So many happy times! The cottage is no longer, replaced with a year round home that seems oversized among the birch and pine trees. I'm happy for the new property owners, so long as I can keep visiting this summer sanctuary in my mind.
My sister and I enjoyed the time we spent at Lambeau Field, yelling, screaming, and cheering on the Packers, in the company of 80,000+ other friendly, fanatic Packer fans! It was my first overtime game, and although I would have hoped for a win instead of a tie, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything!
|A great NFL rivalry... Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings!|
I didn't visit any quilt shops in my days away... rather proud too! Because I don't need anything, and if I stop, I know I would shop! There are plenty of patterns and fat quarters filling the shelves in my sewing room closet, each of them begging for place on the cutting table!
Until next time, happy stitchin' and sewing to all of you!