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Sunday, January 20, 2019

A Snowy Weekend...

...is good for eating snow, if you're Molly...




...and good for staying indoors and stitching, if you're me.

Here is my latest small finish:
This is from Prairie Schooler's
A Prairie Year booklet.
I am into small seasonal pillows this year.

And as long as we're talking stitching,
these are the projects that
I'm actively working on and
sincerely hope to finish this year.
Actually, I hope to finish at least
two of them this month:

Minimal progress has been made on the Beast.
But at least those @#$%^&* bees are done!
The actual name of the project is
Blue Jeans and Daisies by
Blue Ribbon Designs.
I'm having a lot of issues with it.
This is definitely not one of the projects
that I hope to finish this month.

This is Needle Delights Originals'
Holiday Delights Valentine's Day.
Would you believe that the small hearts
come from a skein of Watercolours that is
 a totally different color than
the large heart?
And they show up less well
against the lilac background IRL.

So I held my breath and
ripped them out (very carefully)
because I wasn't restitching that background!

And I was careful to avoid the pink parts
 of the thread when I restitched the small hearts.

Better.


Here's another little seasonal start.
There are two very similar designs in this chart:
Solitude and Serenity.
I'm doing Solitude.

Last but not least
this one needs no introduction:
So near, and yet so far.
I lightened up the flowers considerably.
The red flowers would have been
the same color as the watering can.
And the purples would have been darker.
The leaves were charted in a much darker color, too.
I'm happy with the changes.

That's it for now.
Thanks for visiting!

7 comments:

Rita JG said...

Wow, good luck with stitching this year!

Robin in Virginia said...

I really like your heart pillow from The Prairie Year. You have some awesome projects in the works. I really like the color changes in the Zinnia block. Enjoy your week!

Linda said...

Congrats on the super cute finish. Great progress on all of your lovely projects.

Linda

Carol said...

Great to see your Z in progress, Pat! I am so impressed that you will be finished with this giant piece in 2019 :) Love the PS heart finish, too--I will have to take another look at that one! I know I have the chart :)

Have a good week--stay warm ♥

Julie said...

So close to finish on the PS, zinnia is such a pretty flower.

Donna G. said...

Great work! I keep waiting for a blizzard to hit southern Tennessee so I can have some “sorry I’m snowed in, guess I’ll have to stitch” days.

Astrids dragon said...

Looks like a win for both you and Molly!
Sweet heart pillow and the bees look great.
Your Holiday Delights looks great, such pretty colours.
Nice changes on Zinnia, brighter looks good.