Hello Everyone! How is your week going? I’ve finally been able to get a little quilting in since Sunday. Our builder does an 11 month checkup and then does any needed repairs. This includes mostly painting and caulking. The first part of last week, my sewing table was covered while they fixed a few things on the ceiling and walls in the basement. So, I was able to get a lot of cross stitch in and I planned and kitted up some new small fall projects to work on in September. We also enjoyed some nice weather over the weekend so we visited a winery and then spent some time walking around Winchester on Labor Day. The weather has been gorgeous and I hope the cooler temperatures are here to stay!
Before we get started on all things fall, I did finish up the left section of Scenic Farm. I am absolutely loving this stitch.
Because it’s getting long, it’s hard to get a close up of the entire piece. I think I will be taking a break until next Monday morning before I start the last section. I plan to pull out Let’s Talk Autumn and work on that in the mornings. My plan is to finish Scenic Farm by the end of the year and I think I will make that.
This is where I left off on Let’s Talk Autumn by Hands On Design last fall. If I work on it in the mornings, I think I can make some good progress on it.
I’ve actually made a plan for my September stitching, which I don’t usually do, but I want to get some small pieces made, some into little pillows and a few other things. My plan is to start two a week, on Wednesday and Saturday. Of course, the first Saturday didn’t happen until Tuesday. The reason for that is that it was Blackbird Designs Weekend.
I made decent progress on In My Garden from the book, “Sewing Club” There was a mistake that had to be adjusted for, but it should be okay. By the time I saw it, there was too much stitching involved and I wasn’t going to pull it all out. In the book, this was made into a drum. I think it would be pretty on top of a box. I’ll have to see if I can find one the right size. I’m stitching this on 36 ct Winter Moon, 1 over 2 with some of the called for threads.
The first small I started, I finished too! This is another freebie from Melisa, Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching, Fall 1869 Crock. I stitched it on 28 count Summer Khaki with most of the called for DMC’s. I did change the crock to CCW Eggshell and I changed the colors of the two small pumpkins at the bottom. This stitched up really fast. I haven’t stitched anything 2 over 2 on 28 ct fabric in a long time. It just seemed so easy. Everything I have been working on recently is 36 or 40 ct or 25 ct 1 over 1. Fall Crock is really cute and I’ll be finishing it as a pillow. Thanks Melisa for sharing your talent.
I plan to stitch all three of the Autumn Fields, Well Rounded by Hands On Design.
I got a very small start on the small one with the house, but I think it will go quickly. I’m stitching it on 32 ct, Smokey Pearl with the called for colors, 2 over 2.
Besides the three Autumn Rounds, I plan on starting the smalls above during the month. From the left and around: “Autumn Skies” pillow by Hands On Design, the pumpkin and squirrel from “Autumn in Baltimore” by With Thy Needle and Thread, “A Raven’s Reply” by Luminous Fiber Arts and finally “Autumn In Amana” by With Thy Needle and Thread.
It may be two weeks before I’m back with a stitching update. We will be camping soon and it just depends on how much time I’ll have to get a post together. Yesterday, I did start a new fall table runner. I hope to show you progress on that before we leave.
Have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.