Grab a cuppa something yummy and come join me as I sharing our week!
We are preparing for the autumn season by washing the house and cleaning the windows! Definitely a busy time!!! I guess we are following the above motto shared by my bestie on Facebook!
We definitely have love in this house between the 3 of us!
I have also been listening to a great book on the life of Ron Howard and his brother Clint!
Very interesting listen! They had very involved parents too!
I finished the binding on the table runner I shared last week…
Then it was washed and dried… with other laundry… and ready for photos!!!
Didn’t it turn out fun with the extra quilting I did!!? I’ve been quilting interspersed with hand embroidering since that finish too!!!
First my quilting progress…
Which leads me to a roll!!!!
And a real view of the top!!! Maybe 4 rolls left now and shooting for October finish!!!
On the embroidery front … there are 24 napkins in all to embroider… I am perfecting my process as I go. I also found gold in this arena on YouTube that I now follow … “Sarah Homfrey Embroidery “ is her channel name click on it to go to her main youtube page :)… if you want to brush up or learn more about it!!!
First I marked 8 napkins to start… 1/3 of the total napkins needed for the November wedding!
Above is my homemade light board using my iPad flashlight… a 1” thick book to hold it up some from the light for better imagery ( below is a pic of what I see at that level away from the light!). Perfect!
Also used ate some wonder clips and blue tape… graphite quality lead in my pencil and a good quality eraser for lead…
First I learned from Sarah’s videos how to start your stitches without a knot!!! Awestruck with her techniques!!!
Leaving me a finished backside that is as neat as the front…
I am using Sarah’s stitch on the date… a wrapped back stitch… stem stitch with lazy daisies for the olive leaves on either side of the chain stitched monogram 🙂
I have 2 complete and the 3rd is almost done… I am stitching with Aurifil 12 weight threads in colors the couple chose… and using a DMC size 7 between needle for my stitching! I’m also hooping this most of the time in a little hoop I have by clover…
Linking all this fun hand work to Kathy Slow Sunday Stitching crew >>> HERE <<<. Feel free to link a pic of your hand stitching even if it doesn’t lead to a blog or Instagram!!!
Otherwise I have just been keeping up with house chores and being my honeys assistant 🙂 I do enjoy this job as I learn sooo much from him !!!!
WordPress tells me today I’ve been with them for 2 years this week!!! I am looking for a new blog home beginning in December though… any suggestions??? I love to keep a diary of weekly happenings but WordPress is a paid service and we are trying to decrease monthly expenditures! Plus for a paid service they have terrible customer service options!
In that vein … we are leaving Dish Network as well and getting a Roku device … anyone have a Roku on their tv??? Pros and cons in the comments are appreciated!
In other news… I got some excellent information for figuring things without math or easy conversions for quilting from my friend Gretchen…
And… I found this key ring my parents gifted to me when I left home after rededicating my life to Christ! I did that at 21 then completed nursing school and left Florida at 24 and move back to Nashville to live with my grandmother I called Gaga!!! What wonderful memories flooded me when I found this key ring!!! It is now on my daily keys!!!
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today… have a wonderful week as we welcome September!!!