Friday, July 1, 2016

July? Come on....

Are you having a hard time believing it is July?  Oh, my goodness!  Although it's still hot and humid, at least we've had a little break in the torturing heat this week.  
One of the good things is that I love stitching patriotic or Americana designs.  The bad part is deciding when to move on to something else.  Here is my most recent stitched piece.  It was in the summer issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitching magazine.  Sweet Land of Liberty is by Sandy Whitlow.  It was such a fun piece to stitch.

June 30 #27

Sweet Land of Liberty
The Humble Stitcher
40ct Sand Dune

Someone recently asked, how will you finish this (another piece)?  My honest response was, I'm a lover of stitching; finishing, not so much!  My hope is that when my craft room magically becomes clean and organized, I'll be inspired to finish everything that's in that tub!  So, are you like me, or do you have your mind set on how you'll finish a piece before the first stitch goes in?

Wishing a Happy Independence Day to everyone
 - and Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends. 

Happy Stitching!!
Charlene SC


  1. I'm with you, finishing is not my thing! I do like the patriotic piece you just finished.

  2. Charlene, it was great to see your post. It's been a bit crazy here, so I missed your other two. Great to see you're still stitching. Have a great Fourth. Sounds like your year was a busy one so far.

  3. Oh I knwo what you mean -- Certainly, I LOVE finishing things. But getting going on them and finding the perfect groove is so relaxing.

  4. I enjoy patriotic pieces. Yours is really pretty. I usually have in mind how I will finish before it is done.

  5. Love your finish! Did you use the called for fibers for your piece or change them up? Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Oh my goodness, I can't believe it! This is the first I've ever heard of that magazine, and I'm ALL ABOUT primitive stitching! What a great find, thank you so much for introducing me!:) I love that red house, so lovely!

  7. Great patriotic finish! As for finishing, I know what I am going to do with the piece before I start. Getting around to it... another story! I have been stacking them up lately, but will get some done this month. Hugs!

  8. I cheat. Most of the tops I make go to American Hero Quilts, so I don't have to consider finishing them! On the ones I keep ... I sort of wing it. There's no pre-set plan until I come to the end of a quilt, and then I sometimes set them aside to think about borders or what finish I want. And sometimes I just set them aside. =) I love your stitched piece, though.


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