The sorting……

I got some new storage containers from Fat Quarter Shop last week for some of my cross stitch supplies since the one I was using the handle ripped off of and the large basket that had all my charts in it had leather handles at each end and last time I took it off the shelf, one of those handles pulled right out of the side of the basket too – clearly they were more decorative than functional but I didn’t think about that.   Anyway, I now have a couple containers that fit nicely on the shelves where I store them and I can easily grab and pull out and if I ever empty them 🙂 they are collapsable so easy to store if empty.  Okay and the fact that some of them are red and some are red and white polka dots just makes me happy when I look at them – and will look nice on the shelves which are out in my sewing room and not in a closet.   It’s the little things that make me happy.   

Anyway, as I was moving all my Aida fabric, I pulled out three pieces, purchased because I wanted to try something else other than cotton Aida, but after seeing them in person, I don’t care for them and won’t stitch on them so time for a flash adoption of these three fabric pieces.  Usual Flash Adoption rules for  participation apply (see link in header of blog for those).  Instead of the name of a chart you need to list ONE of the key words below. 


The fabric above is Damask Aida – 18 count – in a very light gray color.  Damask is a cotton/rayon blend. Leave a comment with the word Damask in it if you are interested in that one.


The fabric above is 14 count Linaida –  which is woven like Aida but made of linen.  The color is called Kid Glove – a light off-white sort of color. If you are interested in that one leave 14Linaida in your comment.


Lastly is 18 count Linaida in Tallow White.  If you are interested in this leave 18Linaida in your comment.

Lots of people love these fabrics.  Damask is a Zwiegart fabric and the Linaida is made by Legacy Linens.  to me they have a bit of a sheen to them which I don’t care for and I don’t like the feel of them and prefer 100% cotton.  But if you like stitching on these or want to try one of them, leave a comment for which one is your choice.


Friday 11-26-21

When I poked my head out the door this morning — it’s a chilly one out there as its 22 degrees at the moment when two days ago it as 50 but it looks like this is the chilliest day for the next week.  I need to get outside this weekend and do a bit of straightening up, getting the patio table stored against the side of the building for the winter and get the pine garland up above my door.

Did some more stitching on First Thanksgiving last night.   Judy had emailed me about an error in the top border (luckily I’m leaving the outside border out) and I also came across a missing stitch symbol in the flag pole for the British flag (which is pretty obvious when you are stitching that part).   I never did get around to stitching yesterday until after I had dinner in the oven but here is my progress made yesterday.