Thursday, February 13, 2020

heartily stitching along . . .

I've had to work all four (10-hour) days this week.  It's been long!  LOL!

I made just a little progress on my Love Sampler project.  It's really so sweet to stitch on . . . 
But not as much progress as I had planned. Scrolling through Instagram on Sunday, I stumbled upon a Blackwork SAL hosted by Peppermint Purple, and I chased that squirrel down.  I have been fascinated by blackwork for some time, but hadn't ever tried it.  This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
At first I though starting six weeks behind might be a problem, but it stitches quickly and I'm caught up through week #7.  
Go me! (It was really easy to catch up.  Each block represents one week.)  I'm using Cosmos Seasonal floss (1 over 1) in 8056.  I really love the subtle movement of color!

In other stitching news, I got some happy mail . . .
Kathy Schmitz was running a special:  spend a certain amount and get the heart stitchery free.  So I got the birdie stitchery and the black floss.  
They're really cute.  Pre-printed ... you just outline stitch in black and frame!  Voila!  I thought it would be fun (and now I have two to play with)!

Been having fun getting Valentines together for the local grandgirls. They stopped by for a quick visit at work yesterday . . .
They're so fun!  And they all MATCH!  Even mama matches!    I found some really cute vintage cards to gift the girls . . .
And made some heart-themed baskets filled with goodies . . .
Just simple things.  But sweet!  And speaking of sweet, look what *my* Valentine sent me!
Aren't they beautiful!  Gives me lots of reasons to stop and smell the flowers!

Signing out ... have a great weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!

:)

6 expressed . . .:

Bits of Stitching! said...

That red you are using for the Love Sampler is lovely, and wow you caught up quickly with the blackwork, way to go! Yippee for happy mail... enjoy!

Janet O. said...

A wonderful post full of hearts and flowers (and blackwork).
Your girls look very cute in their matching outfits.
I love vintage Valentines! And look at those two with the teacups. So perfect! :)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I just joined a fb blackwork group! I have always loved the look of blackwork so delicate! So far I am just enjoying others work! Your first attempt looks awesome!

Linda in Calif. said...

First things first, those little girls are too cute! Now on to the blackwork, I've never heard of it - but your project is so pretty. I too love the subtle colors. It looks like a lot of fun to do.

Kate said...

Both stitchery projects are looking good. Lots of fun things to play with on the stitching front. Love the vintage valentines. I sent my girl and her roommate a box of goodies for Valentines Day and got a very nice note back from both of them. Hope you have lots more stitching time this week.

Jennie in GA said...

Just playing catch up on your posts. You’ve really been busy with lots of nice stitch projects!