Friday, October 28, 2016

October 2016...

Hello! I wanted to get this post in before the month was over!! October was an extreme month for me... I was up in the mountains of Virginia for the first three weekends, helping my oldest daughter, Jessee, at the annual Apple Harvest Festival. It was very hard work, and I can't express how very proud I am of her, despite setback after setback after setback! She is quite a trooper!
I still managed a few finishes this month, and have two others I did in September that I forgot to share...Though they are all 'smalls' at least I stitched! First is my WIP I worked on last night...

Cinnamon Stars from Plum Street Samplings. I stitched the one wall of the house, and started on the roof. I will probably work on it again today... unless I change my mind, as I am apt to do these days! I am having to use my iphone to take pictures, as my camera is not working. Not sure why...seems to be the batteries, but still investigating!

Here are the September AND October Little House Needleworks Sheep Virtues... I finished Friendship in September, just neglected to show it in my post! I am thinking about stitching the last two in the series right now, so that I can finish them all before end of the year. It could happen!

This is called 'Full Moon Rising' and is by Bent Creek. I saw these patterns many, many years ago... and FINALLY located them and bought the magazine!

This is called 'Here Comes the Sun' and is the complimentary piece to the above one. I will hopefully get identical frames for them to be displayed side by side... (at least that is my vision right now!)

These were completed in September. They are the first of three sets of pillows from Hands on Design that I will stitch. I have LOTS of little pillows to finish, don't I?? As you can see from the photo, I changed up a lot from the original design!

And early last month... my stitching buddy Lisa RAK-ed me with these three charts, ALL of which I intend to stitch! I pulled out a Weeks Dyes variegated blue to do the Dessins Designs 'Birds Roundelay'... and have the finish in mind already!! Thanks again Lisa! :)

So, I THINK that is all to show for the month...

If you are inclined, please keep Jessee and her family in prayer. They have been going through so MANY things this year, and now they are about to go visit her husband's father for no doubt the last time, as he has terminal cancer and nothing is working anymore. It is a very distressing thing for them, so I would appreciate your prayers in this difficult time.

Hugs,

Maggee

13 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh you have been busy Maggee! I just love the Hands On Design pieces. I am sorry to hear of Jessee's FIL worsening again. I am praying.♥

Robin in Virginia said...

What fabulous finishes, Maggee! What green(s) did you use for the Hands On pair? What a fun RAK to receive from Lisa! Sorry we didn't get to connect at Graves this month. Keeping Jessee and her family in my prayers. Have a grand weekend!

butterfly said...


Wow Maggee, so many beautiful works .
You have been so busy , love all your stitching.

Brigitte said...

You have been so busy, maggie, such a lot of beautiful stitching on great designs. Nice progress on Cinnamon Stars, and some very pretty smalls that you finished. I also stitched these Bent Creek designs many years ago, they were the first designs I stitched from a magazine. Meanwhile some more have been added, lol.
I love the Hands on Designs finishes, they look gorgeous. So do the Sheep Virtues.

Andrea said...

Lots of beautiful designs you have been working on. Wonderful charts from Lisa too.

Barb said...

You have so many nice designs. Keep working on Cinnamon Stars, you will love the finish. After I put the Halloween stuff away, I will be getting mine out again. I'm sorry to hear about Jessee's family. I will keep them in my prayers.

Carol said...

In spite of all you have going on, you have really stitched up a storm, Maggee! I really love watching your Cinnamon Stars take place--it is gorgeous! And those little sheepies--too cute! I've stitched a few, but need to do more :)

Will definitely keep Jessee and her family in my prayers... Some years just seem filled with trials--I hope next year is easier.

Beth said...

What great stitching - you and I are taken by many of the same designs and designers. I've stitched the two Bent Creek pieces from the magazine, and I have the two Hands on Design pieces set out to stitch this month!

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful stitching. So many people seem to be having hard times at the moment don't they..it's never ending. An Aran jumper is just a baby top made with Aran wool which comes from the Irish island Aran lol xx

LindaLee said...

Hi Maggee! I saw your comment on another blog and decided to come over and check yours out. I LOVE IT! So many beautiful pieces. You've inspired me and I'll be visiting often. I'm now a follower of yours. Maybe you'll be able to stop in and visit my blog as well. LindaLee

Sally said...

You have been busy! Lots of lovely stitching and what a lovely RAK you received.

Thinking of Jessee and her family.

Rachel said...

Beautiful stitching! I love Cinnamon Stars.

Heather said...

Lovely progress :) I love the stars and the swirls!