Sunday, June 28, 2020

Flag Folk is FINISHED!

OMG, ya'll. It's done! I want to list a couple substitutions I made on this. I used all recommended flosses with the exception of the reds/orange in the flags and flower, and the blue in the flags and skirt. I used DMC 926 in place of WDW Dolphin, and DMC 3777 in place of WDW Terra Cotta. I took this pic in a lighter room than I usually do, so it's coming off a few shades lighter for the fabric.

Whew. I should have worked this weekend, but I just had to finish this and get it under my belt. It feels SO GOOD! I really adore Lori Brechlin's designs. They are so fun and have so many great little elements to them. I hope she never stops designing cross stitch! I need to try some of her embroideries too.

Don't know what I'll pick up next. I have so many things kitted and ready to go. Sometime soon, I'll show how I organize my charts and floss, etc. Don't know if anyone would be interested, but I'll put it out there anyways. None of it is particularly innovative, lol. But it works for me.

Here is just some random pretty pics that happened over the past two weeks. I have been trying to be consistent with walking and I find that driving up to the battlefield park helps me do that. This little deer wasn't spooked by me sharing space with her at all!

Don't ask me what I'm gonna do with all these baby hats, but yeah, I finished another one. The yarn just made it too cute.

How are you guys doing? I really want to know. I am having a pretty hard time about now. Life has been upended it seems. Yes, things are opening, but the numbers in this country are the worst they have been during this entire nightmare. Sure, we can go out. But I find myself asking "is it worth it?". Somehow, I thought that things opening up would make me feel better, but going into stores, or eating somewhere now comes with existential fear that wasn't present before. UGH! Anyways, that's where I am.

I'll be back soon, after I'm done picking out a new project to stitch. Hopefully you will all have a wonderful, healthy week and get lots of stitching done. It's going to be hotsy totsy here this week, so I might not be walking as much as I did this past week. Stay cool!

Until next time,


  1. Flag Folk is awesome!
    Congrats on your finish, so pretty on that fabric.
    I also love Lori's designs.
    Did you see her new Strawberries?
    I think I need to get them.
    The baby hats are too cute.
    I'm the same, not sure if I should go out unless necessary, it seems more cases are popping up.
    My niece was very sick, so many weird symptoms.
    She was tested & came back negative, but she's sure she had it.
    She had every symptom you can imagine, only thing she didn't have was a fever........weird.
    She's much better now, but still has some fatigue.
    I still wear a mask, don't care if I have to wear it the rest of my life to stay well!
    Take care & stay safe!

    1. Thank you Marilyn! I hope your niece stays well. It's a vicious one for certain. I mask up too, everywhere. I did see the strawberries and I love them! I am just not anywhere near confident enough to finish them. They are so adorable and BIG! Love 'em!

  2. Well done on your Flag Folk finish, Tammy! It looks fabulous. Will you frame it or turn it into something? You have created another adorable baby hat. I would like to see how you organize your charts/projects.

    Doing okay here! Have been out a bit more, but being diligent about where I go and the conditions around me.

    Wishing you a good week along with a Happy Fourth at the end of the week!

  3. Thank you Robin! I am sure I will frame it, and I'll post photos afterward-might get this one professionally done. We'll see! It's so expensive! Glad you're doing OK. These are tough times. You have a great 4th as well!


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