Saturday, June 3, 2017



On the first Friday night of each month, Cheryl over at Gone Stitching invites crafters of all kinds (cross stitch, quilting, needlepoint, etc) to a stitch 'n chat.  She calls it Friday Night with Friends.  Sounded like fun so I signed up.  Did I mention that Cheryl lives in Australia?  Did I mention that I did not have to make the 13-14 hour flight to Australia to attend this event?  You guessed it......a virtual gathering of crafters.  I actually had plans on Friday night so my stitching happened during the day.  Here are some photos of what I worked on......

This piece has been a WIP for at least a year.  I stitched the border and '1808' shortly after getting the pattern and then abandoned it.  I happened across it a few weeks ago and decided that I needed to move it to my "actively stitching" pile.  

Plum Street Samplers - 'Fraktur Friends'
(Exclusive design for Silver Needle's 2016 Circle of Friends)


And then.....drumroll, please......I have a finish to show you.  Heartstring Samplery's Stars & Stripes Forever Stocking Ornament #3.  Another exclusive design....this time for Dyeing to Stitch 2017 Ladies Prim Society.  It is stitched on 35 ct linen.  I stitched it using the called-for threads.....including silver and gold metallics.  I do not like stitching with metallics but I must say that it did make the fireworks "pop"!  

First is a photo of the stitched front and the cute cotton backing.


And then a photo of the assembled stocking.  

                     The stocking is approximately 6" long.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you want to join July's FNwF event, keep an eye out for Cheryl's sign up blog post near the end of June.