Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hello Mrs. Maguire!

Mrs. Maguire emerges! I added a couple things here. Her hat was increased by one stitch on each side, I added hair for her as well. I lifted the idea for her apron via an image I found on google. I like how it breaks up the brown of her dress.

I think she's an older lady with graying hair that enjoys being out in her garden under the sunshine, or maybe even the rain.

Turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself! I'm enjoying stitching on 16 ct with just one strand.

Added a bit more stash to my collection the past couple weeks.

I love those Workbasket charts, but oh man, those barns are a TON of stitches! So gorgeous though!

And that Cricket Collection Dutch Sampler chart? Yep, I've only been to the Netherlands once and it holds a special place in my heart. I love pretty much any stitchery having to do with the Dutch. The colors in that are just gorgeous!

I've been learning (with the help of some youtube videos) the crochet join-as-you-go for hexagons. Man, it took going through several, and then practicing a bit, but I got it! And I'm so so happy. I will show my progress on that next time around. I've always wanted to learn it, and now I have! The next thing after that will be the continuous join-as-you-go, because lemme tell you-I got a boatload of ends to weave in. If you have any tips, please let me know!

It's been as hot as the hinges of hell here. I don't want to wish my life away, as my mom says, but wow I can't wait for cooler weather. I love summer. Love. But the oppressive heat just zaps my strength and makes my upstairs hot, lol. First world problems, I know.

See you next time. Hope you gets lots of stitching in! Until then,

Friday, July 10, 2020

Pineberry Lane Mrs. McGuire's Garden progress

I don't think the white on the tulips stands out too well on my fabric, but I'm going to keep going. I am using the DMC Bright White on this one. We'll see how it goes.

I love this design! Hopefully I'll finish it this time around without casting it aside because I'm not happy with it.

Here's Mr. WitchyStitches making our pool reservations (using my glasses, lol). We were enjoying lunch outside at one of our local eateries, and having a great time. One thing I love is that he uses his phone to connect to our pandora account and we can have some nice jazz while we eat out. It's great. You can't do that indoors!

They have a strict limit and there was only about 15 other people there. We kept our distance, but oh, how good it felt to get some sunshine and be in the water!

We stayed almost the entire allotted time (2 hrs) and returned home with sunkissed faces. It was glorious, after the nightmare spring we've had. I understand why people want to get out, BUT, it must be done safely. And right now, our country is in a mess. A big mess. So this little outing really made me feel a bit better about life in my little bubble.

I saw this post on facebook today and I LOVE IT.


With that in mind, have a great weekend and I hope everyone stitches way too much! Until next time,

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy (?) 4th!

May we be worthy of our independence a year from now, and may we grieve for the hundreds of thousands, by then, Americans lost to a deadly virus that has needlessly spread throughout our land. May we be worthy of the Americans fighting for equality and justice, on which this land was supposedly founded-we have not reached that pinnacle yet. I hope we do and I hope we will be...

Have a safe and happy and socially distanced 4th!