Thursday, February 17, 2022

Getting Used to Blogging

 I don't like going so long without posting, but I find myself procrastinating til I have the PERFECT picture etc. I need to get over this perfectionist thinking or I'll never accomplish anything. Anyone have any blogging tips to help me out?

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Winter Cross Stitch Camp

Sheri,  The Colorado Cross Stitcher is having cross stitch camp again this winter. She had a three month summer camp with three different challenges.

The challenge for Winter camp is to do a one-color project. To participate, I picked a smallish sampler, and am stitching it with just one color of thread. There are lots of charts that are charted for one color; mine is not, but will be fine with one color. I had to post my chart/thread/linen on Instagram with the hashtag wintercrossstitchcamp
and tag @coloradocrossstitcher so she will know, and then at the end of the month, hopefully I will be able to post a "finish" picture (just the stitching, doesn't have to be a full finished object) and be eligible for a drawing. I missed out on the summer ones, so I'm excited to do this one.

My choice of chart is Mary Anne March, by Kathy Barrick. You can click on the name of the chart to get it, or click on her name to get to her Etsy shop.

I am using Classic Colorworks Hickory Sticks and a piece of 32 ct Wichelt antique white linen from my stash.

I'll post progress throughout the month.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Flashback Friday

 We've moved several times in the last 4 years, after living in the same house for 35 years. We are finally settled into a permanent home, and while going through a packed-up box of cross stitch items, I came across a gem I stitched sometime in the mid-'80s.

It is a Dimensions kit, #3527 "Americana Still Life- Charles Wysocki, from 1982

I hadn't realized I had done anything as detailed back in the day, so it was exciting to see it.