Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Already

I can't believe that it is already the 9th of July.  The summer seems like it has hardly started and we are almost a third of the way through it.  I have been stitching up a storm for myself lately.  Now I need to do some finishing.  With that being said I just finished this stitch.

This is a Prim Sisters Club stitch by The Pinkeep called Old Flag Station.
It was stitched on 30 count cocoa with DMC threads all included in the kit.
Started 7-7-2014
Finished 7-9-2014

Here is the back of the pillow with the fabric included in the kit.
I stuffed this pillow with sawdust.  This is the first time I have used sawdust.  I will have to say that I do like it.  It is really quite light but firmly stuffed.  I usually use crushed walnut shells which I also like but depending on the size of the pillow it can get a bit heavy.
One of the challenges of using sawdust is finding it.  I went to a local lumberyard  and they gave me a bag full.  It can be hit or miss on whether they have it or not.  But I will be using it again.

Here is Threadwork Primitives Beggar's 4th.  I stitched it on 36 count coffee dyed/baked linen by myself using DMC threads.
Started 6-12-2014
Finished 6-19-2014
Should have gotten it finished before the 4th but it just didn't happen.

Primitive Stitchin--Freedom Crow stitched on 28 count hand dyed linen by myself with DMC threads.
Started 6-25-2014
Finished 6-26-2014

La D Da--My Country stitched on 32 count unknown linen with DMC threads.
Started 6-26-2014
Finished 7-2-2014

 The Pinkeep--Pledge Allegiance 1892 stitched on 32 count Dirty linen with Sampler Threads.
Started 7-2-2014
Finished 7-7-2014

This is the frame I found in my stash that I think will work for this piece.

Well there is a bit of a catch up on what I have been doing since I last posted at least stitching wise.  I have also been doing some sewing/quilting and taking care of grandkids plus trying to get to the gym 3 days a week along with walking and spending time with my hubby:)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the weather--it is gorgeous here today!!!


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Love your stitching--what a nice collection of patriotic themes--so fun to decorate with at Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day

Marilyn said...

Wow, you've been busy!
All great projects too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've had your patriotic mode going full speed ahead! Great pieces.

dixiesamplar said...

Oh my goodness...just look at all the prim patriotic loveliness!!! I sure hope you are a member of our Prim Stitchers Society FB Group...if not, are you interested, cause we would love to have you share your work with us??

Frances N said...

I love all your patriotic finishes! You have stitched some lovely pieces! They are all perfect!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I love all of your Finishes...that is so great that you finished all of these. They are just beautiful.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Julianne said...

Hi Joan,
I am glad to see all of your nice finished. Great work! Congratulations on keeping the mojo going for exercise. I'm sure you really feel how rewarding it is when you have more energy and stamina with your grand kids. Great job! I' really happy for you.😀