Mid August Already?

Where has half the month of August gone? It doesn’t seem like it should be August 15 already.   Finally we have some lovely weather – no humidity and it’s mid 70’s at the moment.  So for once I didn’t have to worry about my camera lens fogging up when I walked outside to take some photos.

Here’s where I am on the project I’ve currently been stitching on.  This is stitched on 16 count aida and as  I mentioned before Judy and I were having a conversation about what count aida do I use 2 strands on and what’s the largest count I use one strand on.  I had always used 2 strands on 16 count ((and heck I think I used to use 2 strands on 18 count many years ago in my last cross stitching life).  I now, in this current reincarnation of my cross stitch life)  use 1 strand on 18 and love it and, after our conversation, decided to experiment on this piece.   The birds, band on the bottom and the house I was doing with 2 strands so the house will be finished with 2 strands.  But the pots, pet, vines and strawberries (I was getting very tired of stitching strawberries last night but finished them all) are all done in 1 strand and I really like it on 16, so I may never use  strands on 16 count again.


Sunday Chart Adoption —  Last Sunday’s  Farmhouse Christmas packet of charts goes to Liz.  So Liz email me privately with your mailing address and I’ll get all those charts in the mail to you.  This Sunday’s charts up for adoption, as I mentioned yesterday, will be the charts from the Amish series by designer Marilyn Leavitt-Inblum that I don’t intend to stitch.  I finished framing four of them yesterday that I had previously stitched and have 9 total finished and framed (tho I need to take some glass out of two  of them that were framed long ago.)   So I think 9 will fill my bedroom wall nicely and I have too many other things I want to stitch.  There’s also one Lavender & Lace chart (by same designer) I’m passing along as well since it was passed to me in the early 90’s and I’ve never stitched it.

If you don’t know how my Sunday Chart Adoptions work – click the link in the header bar of the blog for Chart Adoption Info.  Please read that and it tells you how to become a possible adopter of the charts I am passing along to others free of charge.  So here are the charts up for adoption today – photos are a bit fuzzy since these are unopened charts and taken thru the plastic but you can easily find photos of them on line if you want to see them more clearly.   They are Grandfather’s Barn, Home of a Quilter, Grandmother’s House, Strawberries Forever, and  Simple Gifts which is a bell pull (and that one is not in the original packaging as it was passed on to me by someone else but the chewed off corner of the photo is courtesy  of my puppy at the time but chart is unscathed).     The necessary Keyword is below each image.











Also one other chart – Enchanted Alphabet  This one was passed on to me many years ago and is missing the color photo that goes with it so is just the chart.  But click the link and you can see what it looks like.  It would be so sweet in a little girl’s room and I just love the multicolored alphabet.  Keyword: Enchanted.

So remember to follow the rules of adoption and check back next Sunday to see if you have been selected to adopt.