Saturday, April 21, 2012

April TULSA New Moon Post

This is my first post for the 2012 TULSA.  Not much stitching going on the past few days, but hope to finish my Bent Creek Autumn Zipper project this weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Learning To Stitch On Linen!

Well, I have been wanting to learn how to stitch on linen, and Tuesday night, I finally got the chance.  A few weeks ago, I was told about a knitting and needlepoint store nearby called The Stitch Niche, Inc, and to say I was excited was an understatement.  I have been cross-stitching off and on for about 20 years, and have never stitched on linen.  Not sure why, maybe I thought I wouldn't be able to learn.  Anyway, The Stitch Niche was having a beginning stitch on linen class, and I signed up immediately and to my surprise, it is so easy and I love it.  The picture above is what we stitched on in class and was stitched and finished by the instructor.  You can find the free pattern at  I will post a picture of my finished project sometime this weekend.  I am so excited about all the possibilites of great looking projects now that I have learned how to Stitch On Linen!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Progress on my Bent Creek Autumn Zipper

Didn't get much stitching done during the week, but was able to spend the day doing laundry, reading and stitching.  I hope to have this finished by next weekend.  Still need to decide how I am going to finish this, probably a frame.  Shepherd's Bush Lamb needs finished too, think I will be making this into a pillow.  Need to pick up some fabric and then find a tutorial to see how to sew it up.  Going to my first knitting class tomorrow.  I hope I can get that craft down, listening to all the knitting and spinning podcasts makes me want to learn so bad.  I will post how the class goes.  In the mean time, here is a photo of the progress I have made on my latest stitching project.