Tuesday, September 12, 2017

August finished pieces and a new start for September...

Well, I really cannot get a handle on what day it is lately... I think it is because I get interrupted constantly by my husband, to answer questions, go here or there, do this or that... He has not gone fishing in over TWO months, and I am about to go NUTS! So, I have not gotten as much stitched as I had hoped! Plus, I am losing my finishing mojo... mainly because I just cannot be interrupted while doing it, and I know I will be...☹  So this post is not as packed as I usually do...

My first finish was Prairie Schooler's Bird Song II. Boy, was that a fun stitch! I will get out and find the perfect frame for it.

And speaking of framing, I have decided I shall hang all my framed stitching that is not already in place. I usually have just switched it out for the seasons, but some are not seasonal and languish and others... well, I miss them! So, I have this huge Family Room upstairs, and LOTS of wall space... I am going to go out and get those Command hangers that you don't have to hammer and can easily move around, and just do it! I spend the most time up there...

So, my second and most recent finish was Peace on Earth that I had started last winter. This piece has once again confirmed.... I HATE stitching white!! At least big chunks of it! And getting constantly interrupted, I just kept messing up, losing my place, etc... So, this piece is as done as it is gonna be! Any 'changes' to it are going to be chalked up to 'my interpretation' of it, period!


So, that is all that I finished... I started a piece that has been languishing for over 5 years... I have wanted to do it... it was in my WIPs box even tho I had not yet started it! I had even kitted it! It is called Red Border Study II, and is by Heron House Designs. I do not believe she is in business anymore. But--I will soon have a matching set, because I did the Red Border Study design wayyyy back in 2011, and had it framed. I see it every morning when I wake up (along with about a dozen other favorites!!). I absolutely LOVE the frame, and am hoping I can get this second one done similarly!! We shall see. The fabrics are not the same color (this one is lighter), but they are the same count. And the thread I am using is Ribbon Red by Crescent Colors. I will go back and get the names and stuff to mention when I post the finish, just for comparison. Meanwhile, here is my progress picture! With my signature purple initials! ☺


I will be modifying it a bit, because she leaves room for three initials in the design, and I won't be needing to do that. But I have already figured out what else I will be doing! Stay tuned!

Lastly, one of the things that keeps me stitching, despite all the interruptions (since I have sat down here to do this post, I have been interrupted 2X!!) is watching Flosstube. I don't feel like I have to make videos, but I sure do love to watch them! I haven't quite figured out how to 'like' them or comment, but I will eventually! I have watched people from many different countries now! What fun! So, if you have the ability to watch YouTube videos while stitching, either on a television or a tablet, check into Flosstube... You never know what you will find!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Hugs,

Maggee

15 comments:

Vickie said...

Bird Song is so very pretty. Glad to see you got Peace on Earth done. That is a beauty!

Linda said...

Awesome finishes and new start Maggee.

Linda

marly said...

Interruptions? Thank goodness for golf but that will be ending soon. Hoping for mild winter because they will be out there as long as the grass isn't covered in that white crap. Ah. Retirement. For him maybe!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your PS finish looks great, Maggee. Peace on Earth looks good as well. You are off to a good beginning on your new start. I like how you switched up the color for your initials. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Maggie said...

I had to laugh at your post, when my husband is doing anything he always keeps asking me for things and interrupting what i'm doing, now if he is doing anything around the house i take myself off out of his way so i'm not at his beck and call!
Love your stitching finishes, do show us a photo of your stitching wall when you have it done :-)

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching Maggee as always. I'm so glad to hear you're going to hang all your stitching! I have too much that's languishing...

diamondc said...

Maggee: I love the feeling of getting a stitched design finished and to start on a new one.
Lovely designs you have finished.
Red Border is beautiful you have a great start.
I would love it if you share with us your wall when finished.

Blessings
Catherine

Barb said...

You are doing very well. Those husbands can be a big challenge for sure!! I have issues stitching with white too, I'm not sure why it is so difficult for lots of us. Your finishes are so pretty. I use those command strips a lot with framed stitching.

Pam in IL said...

Lovely finishes and stitching. I guess I'm lucky in that Hubby doesn't interrupt me too often when I'm working on something.

Brigitte said...

Both you finishes are awesome, particularly the Prairie Schooler one. After I saw you stitching on Bird Song in your last post I pulled out the chart as well and kitted it up. It will be one of my next Prairie Schooler starts. It's always so nice to be enabled :)))
Great new start as well. It will be a great companion piece to the one you have already finished and framed.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Maggee, your finished pieces are pretty. I love the Peace on Earth. I could ever take this up, my hands hurt too much. I think with winter coming and cold days, I will be walking on my treadmill and reading a lot of books.

Enjoy your evening and weekend ahead.

Carol said...

How beautiful your finishes are, Maggee!! You know my love for PS, so that is darling, but your cardinal piece is lovely, too. I was thinking about just doing the cardinal and pinecones as an ornament some year.

I do feel your pain as biking season is ending and that means my husband will be home (not that I don't love having him here, but, I, too need my alone time to finish, etc :) Hang in there!!

Beth said...

Funnily I had both PS Birdsong charts out this morning under consideration! Love your Quaker cardinal too.

Von said...

Congrats on your fine finishes!! I'm with you - I enjoy watching Flosstube, but not sure I want to make one, lol!

Andrea said...

Love the finishes. I too love to watch Flosstube, unfortunately very addictive!