Hello Everyone and where has August gone? Do you all feel like time is flying? It seems like it was just the beginning of the month. And because it’s already the last week of the month, I did a little extra stitching on one project and skipped a few days on another.
On Scenic Farm, I finally finished the backstitch in the tree and moved on to the regular stitching on the far left side. Next I’ll fill in the stone side of barn and the rest of the buildings. I took a few days break from this because, like I said, the end of the month is catching up with me and I realized a deadline is looming.
As most of you know, I’ve been participating in the Cross Stitch Camp on Instagram hosted by Sheri, the Colorado Cross Stitcher. It seems every month, I’ve had lots of time to finish the project I’ve chosen, but then, all of a sudden, it’s near the end of the month and I need to scramble to get it complete.
I chose Fresh Picked Pumpkins by Barbie, Petal Pusher on 25 ct Cloud Lugana from Lori Holt as my project. I’ve made good progress on it since last week, but still have a little bit more to do. I am really enjoying stitching on the 25 ct, 1 over 1, and will be doing more of it in the future.
I think I want to fully finish it on this pumpkin piece, but I need to paint it. I’ll be working on that sometime this week so it’s ready to go when I finish the stitching.
Before deciding I needed to concentrate on Fresh Pumpkins, I finished the little bit I had to stitch in the urn and started on the the lettering on the Peace on Earth Sampler. The lettering is stitched 1 over 1 on 36 ct which is quite different than the 25 ct. The words are from the Christmas carol, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” and there are two stitched lines of them.
While we were at the local quilt show last week in the oldest house in town, one room had some cross stitch samplers in it. This was the only one I could get pictures of, but it appeared to be in good shape since it is over 200 years old.
On Friday, it will be time to get together with the community quilt group again. We meet twice a month, so that’s nice. I know I’ll miss a few of the get togethers in September and October, though. This retirement thing can be tiring! We thought August would be a quiet month, but between catching up on doctor and dentist appointments and going somewhere a few times a week, it’s been busy. I think we’ll be on the go until after Christmas now. What about you, is fall a time to relax at home or get out and enjoy the nice weather?
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!