Skip to content

Pumpkins on the Final Leg

November 4, 2018

Much more progress on the The Pumpkin Patch. The sky went pretty easy. I took it to my ANG meeting and got a good start. It was easy stitching so I was encouraged to press on.

I did take out the section outlining on the big pumpkin as I was not happy with my stitching. I am considering couching the gold outline instead of stem stitching. I think I can get a more rounded appearance.

Doing the ground was fun and a challenge as I had to adjust some of the areas on the right side due to the placement of my pumpkins.

I am hoping to have it finished this week.



October 28, 2018

I have made more progress on Pumpkin Patch. We had our ANG meeting this past week and the sky was easy to stitch and visit. Some more of the ground got done before I went to the meeting. I am slowly getting excited about stitching again.

Hi Ho Stitchaway

October 21, 2018

I have just returned from a great stitching get away weekend. Lots of fun, stitching and food.

I was a little lax on my packing of stitching projects. Forgot some threads and tools. My life is still fuzzy. Did have projects to stitch. And what tools I forgot someone had to share. Stitching friends are the best.

This is an old WIP that some may remember. I had thrown it in my stitching bag and had all the threads so I just made progress and I am close to finishing it.

Pumpkin Update

October 12, 2018

These pumpkins are proving to be more of a challenge that I thought. Jennifer chose large stitches which has resulted in tricky compensation. I took a break from the pumpkins and worked some more of the ground.

It’s Pumpkin 🎃 Patch Time

September 30, 2018

After plowing through more paperwork than I ever want to see again I am finally feeling more like myself….most of the time. My stitching mojo is coming back.

I am enjoying working on Jennifer Riefenberg’s Pumpkin Patch. This is the class I was suppose to take at Seminar. The ground area is small areas of fun stitches. The pumpkins are done with variegated Very Velvet. Such a pleasure to work with. Tip: use a larger needle and pull straight up and down through the canvas.

Last weekend I attended a two day class with Nancy Cucci. It was her Irresistible Iridescents. You may remember from a prior post that I was working on all the pre-work when my daughter and I were playing in DC. I did finish all the pre-work on Tuesday before I had to head home early on Friday. I tried to talk myself out of going to the class, but my friends encouraged me to attend. I think someone was looking after me to get my pre-work done early. This project had the most pre-work I have ever had to do.

Here is where I was after two days. There are lots of beads in this project. I love the way this will look when done. Not ready for all the beads just yet I’m having fun with the pumpkins.

Life Changes

September 15, 2018

The photo in the background is my DH’s father and parents.

The ashes have been scattered by friends and family on my five acres. Flowers have arrived, the pot luck table was soooo full. We cried and laughed and celebrated the life of my DH.

My daughter is here ( it was not her father who passed away) with me for several days and is a tremendous help with a mound of paperwork. I am beginning to come out of a fog and I see stitching in my near future. I am beginning to miss it.

Thank everyone for their caring and we will be back to needlepoint in my next post.

Many Thanks

September 9, 2018

So many well wishes from all of you..thanks so much. I will be back with my Pumpkins project soon. You guys are awesome.