Friday, August 4, 2017

It's Friday!

What a glorious day.... now that I am home and have conquered the one hour drive to go 12 miles.    No worries.   I have arrived home with left-overs for dinner, a clean house (major afterglow from hosting needlework group this week) and not one thing on my agenda for the weekend except logging into my banking on Sunday morning.

Remember this seam of beauty?
To catch up or rather round out my serger endeavors......I spend a good portion of two days serging all my linen.   This was good and bad.  

Holy Moly!
You know how we have patterns to last forever and a day; well I have the linen to go with those patterns.

Once I serged the edges, I ironed each piece.   I dug an empty storage tub out of the attic and proceeded to fill it.    I was not about to spend forever and a day to try to identify the count on all the different pieces so I separated by color.  Yikes, my epiphany was that does not include linen that is already kitted up with pattern and floss and stowed elsewhere.   Oh well.

This gal is heading to the deck with this little old stitching piece that has been calling me all day.   Here is where I was last weekend;

and now.   The blackwork in the Assisi section is completed halfway across the  pattern.    Now to fill it in with the NPI Chinese Lantern Red.

Not earth shattering progress, but progress none the less.  Really not too bad for less than a week if I do say so my humble-self. 

Hmmmm, off to the deck for me but I might take a detour to the internet to find a recipe for making a Mojito.    Wouldn't that be tasty on a warm summer evening. And I wonder what shenanigans I can get myself into......

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a great weekend everyone! Happy stitching.


Stasi said...

All that solid stitching must be tedious but will be so worth it in the end!!! Looking good!

Anna van Schurman said...

You can stitch and drink? That is definitely beyond me! LOL

Robin in Virginia said...

Good for you on getting your fabric serged! I think you made good progress; every stitch you put in is one less stitch you have to stitch. Enjoy your weekend!

Marilyn said...

That's great idea to have all of your fabric serged and organized.
Then you know what you really have.
The Assisi work is beautiful.

moosecraft said...

Congrats on freshening your linen stash! I have some that's folded up that I really should neaten and lay out flat. I've tried many times to give up the cross stitch hobby... but, there are always those patterns that simply will not let me leave! lol!