Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Finishes!

This week I was able to work on a few fall pieces. I got last years issues from Punch Needle and Primitive Stitchery. It is nice that you can get back issues at a reduced cost and be able to store them on my computer, instead of finding new spaces for magazines. And I don't have to dust them.

One of the patterns I liked was by Teresa Kogut. This was a fun and simple piece to do and I could use up some scraps. I wish I could figure out how to get better photos, this one I like more in person, than the photo. I did antique it, so it is with brighter colors, but all dulled down with walnut stain.

Another piece I made was a stitchery with a design by Kelley Belfast. I joined a new facebook group called Uncounted Cross stitch. Perfect for someone like me, who cannot count tiny stitches. I traced the design on with a washable marker and filled in, the best that I could. I missed a few holes, and I know I went over the same stitches in some places, but it was fun to try and relaxing, since I didn't have to be perfect.

I made black facial features and realized I couldn't make a black cat, so I did white around the face and then ended up using a dark shade, so that is why he has a weird face, lol. This was on 32 count, I think if I do it again, I will use a 14 count.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Last weekend we did get out, but the foliage isn't peaking yet. We did get to see a bit of color and explored some new areas for fun. Hopefully we can get further out this weekend and find some foliage.

I also love to find old towns with mills and churches, so I will be on the hunt for some new towns, we haven't been in. I also need to remember not to move when I press the shutter, my photos always come out crooked and it makes it tough when I am doing close ups of churches.


Kate said...

Have a fun adventure this weekend and I look forward to reading about it. I love your two pieces. It's snowing here - yuck!!

acorn hollow said...

I think that is the only stitching I could do not my eyes are not great anymore.
Love your pieces as always.
When my daughter went to URI we loved Wickford but a few years after she graduated we went and a lot of the cute stores were gone. Still a lovely place to walk around the enjoy

Saundra said...

Love the needlepunch piece. Hmmm, good idea to get the back issues at reduced cost. Will look into that.

Fiona said...

lovely little cushions.... I agree with enjoying patterns stored electronically when you can.... That's a lovely little church....


Susan said...

A lovely old church, thank you. I like both your fall pieces. The pumpkin heads are very whimsical, and that cat is just great!