Saturday, June 17, 2017

Finishes and StitchMaynia SALS

Hi to everyone!  Welcome to my stitching blog...

The most important news event for me this month was the graduation from middle school and high school for my two granddaughters (my son's family).  It was a big day for our family as we gathered to participate in this day-long event...the eighth grader graduated at 9:30 in the morning and the high schooler at 7pm the same day...Whew!  So most of us just hung out at my son's home for the day.  Here is a picture of the two of them...Makayla on the left and Jessa on the right.  I'm so proud of these girls!

Here are the stitching presents I gave them...first for the eighth grade graduate and then for the high school grad...I framed these can probably tell...and the most difficult part was finding the right size frame!  I never did!  Of course, mats would be able to solve that problem, but I don't (yet) have a mat cutter.  Oh, and I loved using the worked really well to attach the stitched pieces to mat board (see my previous blog for an explanation and picture of the packaging).

They were both stitched on 32 count Antique White Lugana...the larger one with all the words was more difficult than simple cross stitching...I still can't figure out exactly why, but it was!  I hope they liked these presents as much as I loved making them.  No one in my family is accustomed to my stitching because I just returned to this hobby after so many years.

Remember Stitch Maynia?  I did have five starts during May, but I had to keep it to that because of the two presents I was making and the Little House Needleworks monthlies that I'm scrambling to complete every month.  Actually I'm finally getting ahead with the's still June and I'm starting on August...Yay!

Here is July... the colors were a little softer than previous months, but I love them!  I've finished most of the monthlies with mat board covered in a green cotton material.

Now that Stitch Maynia is over...with some WIPS to finish, I'm going to jump into their Summer SAL starting on June 20th and ending on September goal will be to finish Summer by Little House Needleworks (started during Stitch Maynia).....and get another summer piece started...Hello Summer by Plum Street Samplers.

Sorry...sometimes the fabric photographs a bit wonky.  This particular fabric is 28 count Earthen Lugana.

The next Stitch-a-Long (SAL) that I will participate in starts on July 1st and is the Patriotic Pride SAL....I will be working on Let Freedom Ring and possibly some smaller patriotic pieces I've started. 
So much to little time!  

I won't be able to finish this piece until well into next year...Ha! and perhaps beyond!

This concludes my latest stitching...thanks for visiting my blog!  Take care and God Bless!



  1. Susan, first of all congratulations to your two lovely granddaughters. I know you are so proud of them. Your cross stitched gifts are beautiful and I know meant a lot to each of the girls.
    I love your monthly's. The stitching is perfect and I love how you finish them.
    And your choices for future stitching are ones on my wish list too. I love Hello Summer and can't wait to get it. Let Freedom Ring will be a true endeavor of love but it will be gorgeous.

  2. Congratulations to your lovely granddaughters on their graduation. YOur gifts to them are lovely and I'm sure will be treasured.
    Love the little July stitch and the finishing is adorable, sweet little pink button!
    Let freedom ring is a huge project!! I'll be looking forward on seeing your progress on this piece over the next year. Mary

  3. Congratulations and best wishes to your granddaughters on their graduations! What super pieces you created for them. I look forward to seeing your progress on the pieces featured in your post. Enjoy your day!

  4. Congratulations on completing graduation. You have beautiful embroidery that you show, I am quite enthusiastic.
    Have sunny days, Martina

  5. What a special day for your granddaughters, Susan! Their lovely smiles tell the whole story--I'm sure they love what you made for them, too! Both are very special and they'll always remember that they were stitched with love by their grandmother.

    Your June piece is finished perfectly and I look forward to both of your summer pieces. I just purchased the PSS Hello Summer (and Hello Spring) chart, too, but I doubt if I'll get to it this summer.

    I can't imagine tackling a piece the size of the freedom one, but I certainly look forward to watching yours grow!

  6. Congratulations to both of your granddaughters Susan! How very exciting! You must be so proud! All your stitching projects are amazing! I can appreciate every little stitch you make! Thanks for the inspiration!


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