August 2009


I really don’t have an update because unfortunately I have not been able to stitch this entire week. I have been working after hours for the company that my Mom works for so no stitching for me. I have not been able to try my rotation experiement! Hopefully, I will be able to stitch on Friday night and will start it then.

On a happy note, I was able to buy some new linen on Ebay from a shop that had recently closed. I know that a lot of people don’t like R & R fabric but I really love the colors that they have and the way samplers turn out when using it. Can’t wait to see what the actual colors look like when I get my package.

I promise that I will start taking pictures of my WIP’s this weekend. I love when blogs have updated pictures on them so I will have them too..soon!!

Hope everyone is able to get a lot of stitching in today…I’m jealous, there is always the weekend!!

Ok, well I am attempting to write on this blog while traveling on the train back home from San Diego. It is very hard to type on the train specially when heading home…..I think they go faster so it is way more bumpy.

If you have been following this blog you know that I have been working on “The Village of Hawk Run Hollow”. I have made it to box #8, but have been reading on other blogs where they have been rotating what they are working on each night. I used to be of the mind set that I would work on a large project and then switch to something small, completing each one before starting something new. I have finally decided that I will try a stitching rotation, working on something different each night. I have so many WIP’s that this might give me the chance to change things up and make a dent on them.
So tonight I am going to work on “Pretty Pumpkins” by Glendon Place and then tomorrow night “Quaker Christmas” by By Gone Stitches.

Of course I have other WIP’s to add to my weekly rotation and will dig them out tonight and will update my blog soon….as well as new pictures.

I will be working on Wednesday and Thursday night this week so might not be able to stitch much, but will try. I am really going to try and stick with this rotation for 2 weeks to see how much progress I will be able to make…wish me luck.

I have not been able to stitch much the past few days, which drives me crazy. I finally finished box #7 on Village of Hawk Run Hollow and have completed the border for box #8. For those of you that haven’t stitched this project yet, there are almost 400 stitches just in the border for all 12 boxes….Wow! I am sometimes hard on myself thinking that I am not going that fast, but there is a huge amount of stitching in this piece. I just cannot wait till I am done. I know I have promised an updated picture I will try to remember tonight to take one.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!!

Someone posed the question on another blog about why cross stitching is not very poplular…here are my thoughts….Would love to hear what everyone else thinks.

I personally think it is a place in life that you have to be in to take on stitching, i.e. like having a baby..(stitiching a sampler). Maybe it relates to a lifestyle change no more school and dating, so have more time for a hobby.

I have a 24 year old daughter that I have taught to stitch on linen and not till just recently did she pick it up again, to kill time when her boyfriend is at work.

I also understand that the designs out there in magazines and kits don’t have younger people in mind. That being said what I liked 20 years ago is very different from what I stich now…like no more Aida only linen.

Maybe if someone could think outside the box and design more eclectic designs or ones that cater to a certain design in a house….ie, Art Deco.

I am in that boat right now the sytle of my house is way different then what I stitch, so I am trying to find things that I could actually frame and put up in my living room. My house is in grays with a mix of contemporary and traditional.

If designers could put the pulse on what a younger generations style is maybe cross stitching would have a revivial. Usually in a bad economy, people are more prone to stay home and possibly learning a new hobby. It would be great if cross stitching could be that hobby!!

Romantic Couple finished in 2007 Close up of upper bodyI was on webshots today and found this in someones completed projects folder. She said the kit was from China and did not know the name or designer. Has anybody seen this before or know who the designer is? Not that I don’t have anything to stitch….haha!!

I had a really busy weekend, but unfortunately no stitching. I have been having computer issues so am in the process of building a new computer….but having major dificulties. I finished some painting around the house that needed to be completed since we had some electrical work done.

I finished block #6 of Village of Hawk Run and am well on my way on box #7. After work today I am really going to try and stitch. It really does help me keep my sanity…haha. Tomorrow I will be taking the train for my weekly trip to the office on Tuesday. Tuesdays are usually pretty stressful since I have to wake up before 5 to catch the train.

I will try and post a new picture of VoHRH sometime this week!!