Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Summery Start

There's nothing like getting back to stitching after a stitching dry spell.  I hadn't worked on any of my cross stitch projects in a long time, so was happy to go to a stitch day with my fellow needleworkers. 

For my birthday, Sheila gave me the chart "Tulip's Praise" by Gracewood Stitches.  You can see the chart here.  When I gathered the DMC colors for the chart, I was instantly happy.  I decided to stitch it on 18 count evenweave over one, in a not-quite-white color.  I did make a little progress at stitch day.  Yes, just a little, owing to the fact that I am not the speediest stitcher on the planet, and hey, we had to eat the yummy dessert that Peggy brought and do our traditional gift exchange.
Just look at those colors -- all of the pinks, greens and turquoises -- just lovely.  Continuing this project will be a pleasure.  It's so summery.  Or it could be springy.  No matter what, like my other stitching projects it will take a while for me to do, and I'll be stitching it when the leaves and snow are falling.  No matter.  It's what we stitchers do.

I also am continuing on my little Just Nan project, "Jasmine Mix".  Lots of color changes, but when it starts coming together, it's an amazing result.
I want to thank everyone who made such kind comments on my post about our trip to California for my son's graduation.  And thank you to all of my followers.  When my follower count gets to 200, I will have a drawing for a giveaway.  So keep watching. 

I will also be participating in the "Where Bloggers Create" blog hop on July 12th, sponsored by My Desert Cottage.  You can find out more about this event by clicking on the button in my sidebar.  Even if you don't choose to take part in this, you can still visit the many blogs participating and check out their amazing work spaces.  You'll find so many ideas for setting up your creative space, organizing, and decorating your crafting area, and also see the the materials that other crafters use.  This, to me, is just fascinating.  So please take a look to see if you're interested. 


  1. Glad your stitching mojo is back. I am going back and forth as usual from stitching to crochet.

  2. Lovely start on the tulip piece! Your Just Nan piece is coming along as well! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  3. I am right there with you bringing up the read being a slow stitcher. Your Tulips Praise is so pretty. The colors just POP!

  4. Your WIPs look very pretty, Cathy. I'm going to check out the blog hop.

  5. That's a lovely and very bright new start. Just perfect to celebrate the beginning of summer.