Sunday, February 9, 2014

Another Snowy Slow Stitching Sunday

Just like in the movie Groundhog Day, the weather is a repeat performance of snow and cold - yuck! So I'm hunkered down with my needle and thread and have a little something to show for my time.

First I finished my BBD Stitcher's Companion. I'm not sure yet how I'm finishing this one. Maybe a little frame, maybe a little cushion.

As I was putting the last stitches into this the name of the linen popped into my head. It is called Alma cloth and I remember purchasing it at a little cross stitch show on the west side of Cincinnati probably close to 20 years ago. Now how come I can remember this but I can stand in the kitchen and can't remember which drawer I put the potholders in? Sheesh..

And this is the bit of progress I've made on my BBD Bittersweet September. It is coming along. Those oval spots are sunlight...glorious sunlight...the only sun I will probably see today. If you want to see a pretty version of this piece check out Catherine's blog, Bramblewood Stitches. Just click here.

Since I did get out and about yesterday, in comparison to today where I'm in and staying put, I picked my finished BBD piece from the Maria Selby Humphrey 1831 book. I am very happy with this frame. I like how that darker part is carved. It is part of the wider frame, not a separate filet.

Here's a bit of a close up.

I'm going to add this to my wall of yellow house samplers on the left side of the stairway into my sewing room. I'll try to get a picture of the grouping but it is hard as you can't get back real far to take the photos.

So I have a roast ready to pop into the oven. Side dishes have been prepared. Just need to bake the rolls before my son comes over and we'll have a lovely Sunday dinner. Since I've been in this house we have had dinner together almost every Sunday. It is a tradition I hope to continue for a long long time.

So stay warm and happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Lovely sweet red finish and I am love the frame that you picked for the yellow house piece.
    Bittersweet progress looks great.
    Dinner sounds yum, enjoy and stay safe and warm.

  2. Isn't it great that you have a warm home, food to eat and something to do, unlike the homeless. Yes, I'm getting tired of the snow, but I also count my blessings.

  3. Beauty and more beauty! Love that variegated red thread. Thanks for linking up and enjoy your slow stitching!

  4. Your stitching is amazing. I love each of your projects.

  5. Your stitching all looks wonderful. I do love the red BBD piece and the frame is just right for the sampler house.

  6. The sampler house is so pretty! Be sure to hang it so you can enjoy the frame, too. Beverly did her usual great job.

  7. Your stitcheries are beautiful! I like the idea of grouping all your house pieces together. I seem to have a thing for houses, too, although mine aren't all yellow.

  8. Your works are so beautiful and the frame is perfect.

    Greetings, Manuela

  9. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a snowy Sunday to me! Your finishes look great. Love the frame!

  10. Great finish Carol! Love that shade of red and great framing on your little yellow house sampler. Each time I see your bittersweet sampler, I keep thinking I need to buy the pattern! LoL


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