Monday, May 29, 2017

The June Bug

Do you have the June Bug like I do...longing for clear skies and sun, patriotic celebrations, graduations, maybe even a picnic or two?  Stitchers are usually stitching up something in anticipation of the days ahead and during the month of May, many stitchers are frantically starting new projects for StitchMaynia on Facebook.  This year marked my first StitchMaynia..I started five new pieces (some stitchers start 20 to 30 new projects....Eeeek!) and I'm excited to be able to just go to each one and stitch away because they are kitted up and already started.

I have been slowed down a bit by two projects that will be June presents...I'll show those after I deliver them...right now I'm trying to figure out how to frame them myself!  A little bit scary for me, but I've been watching framing videos on Flosstube (The Crafty Curator #29) to prepare myself.  I bought a Micro Stitch on Amazon to seal the sides of the fabric to foam board, but that's as far as I've gone for now.

In addition, I have chosen to finish the Little House Needleworks monthly series from a few years back and that also keeps me from ALL the projects I want to stitch!

Here is a picture of the MicroStitch...it really is quite nice and works well.  The kit comes with quite a few of the black or white stitches. Of course, I'll show the finished projects when the deed is done!


The following pictures show my monthlies for May and June...and the upcoming July monthly...



Next are some of my new starts, but first my patriotic dough bowl for the summer months...


This new start is Land That I Love by Little House Needleworks....I started this piece stitching with one thread over one square on 25 count fabric, but unfortunately my eyes are just too old to be able to be able to do that kind of stitching...Sad, because I love the way it looks.  So, I've restarted this piece stitching 2 over 2 on 32 count Platinum Lugana.  


And here is the first in a series of Early Americans by Little House Needleworks...I need to get going on Betsy Ross because John Hancock is already in the house!  The 30 count Tin Roof Linen by Weeks Dye Works looks a bit wonky here, but it's just a distortion of the picture for some reason.


And finally, here is a picture of a Mother's Day Tea I attended at my son's church...my daughter-in-law, Melinda is to the far left with her friend, Natasha standing in the back...my daughter Jennifer is next, then my granddaughter, Jessa (graduating from high school in June) ...next is me, and then Amanda, a friend of Melinda's.  We had a wonderful and blessed time...you can see the room was packed!


Remember those who have given up their lives for our freedom and thank God for his protection.

Happy Memorial Day!

Many Stitchy Blessings,
Susan