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Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Just a quicky update to show the progress that has been made on Grand Old Flag...

Stitching the letters goes rather quick. Now....the roof of the house is taking a bit of eyes and patience! ;-) Just for effect, the roof has been stitched using a darker color thread for the "right leaning" part of the stitch. Then the "left leaning" part of the stitch is a different, lighter color thread. I used this opportunity to see how I like the "sewing method" of cross stitching....and I just can't get the hang of it. So, it's poking and stabbing method for this gal! lol!

I admire all of the pretty project bags that stitchers show on flosstube...but, I find that having these plastic projects boxes (scrap book section of Michael's) is a bit more practical for me. This way I can see what's in the box...and I can keep my ort jar, glasses and needleminder (along with the pattern, thread and fabric) with the project in progress. My hoop or q-snap frames also fit in the project box (when working on smaller designs).

And....I had some folks email me for the link to my eBay auctions... I apologize for not including the link here sooner... should you be interested in checking them out, click HERE. They end this Thursday (the 16th) in the evening.

Be safe, stay well and stitch on! :-)



  1. Your stitching is coming along quite nicely. I'm not sure what you mean with the sewing method of Cross stitch. Is it the white stitching around the perimeter of the roof?I've done cross stitch but it was mostly x stitches.

    I also like to use clear plastic boxes for my projects and stuff.

    Stay well and happy.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. I am loving your sampler!!! I have not tried the sewing method because I like my linen taut and don't you need to stitch without a hoop for the sewing method? It sure would go a lot quicker!!!

  3. You are making some lovely progress on Grand Old Flag. I use the sewing method sometimes, depending on the fabric and floss that I am using. Mostly, my projects are in a q-snap and I'm stabbing the heck out of it :)

  4. recently I have been stitching more using the sewing method....after 30+ years of the poke/stab method. I am finding that I can usually stitch much faster using the sewing method. I’ve stitched in hand for at least the last 20 years. I started out using a hoop though.

  5. I haven't stitched in years but I do have a couple of projects waiting
    You are doing a great job I love it

  6. It's a beautiful border on your stitched piece. I haven't x-stitched for a long time, but have a project in mind for the fall. I've always done the sewing method. We'll see if I can still do it.

  7. Lovely stitching Sharon. I tried the sewing method but with old eyes and hands that have stitched the same way for 40 years, it was not happening for me.:) Love your storage box ....grab and go!

  8. Hi Sharon,
    You have made great progress on your sampler and it is lovely!! Glad you tried a new method and got good results!! I have tried both and it just depends on whether I am using a hoop or not! Love your project boxes, too!! Great idea and smart to have it all there for you when you want it!!
    Have fun being creative!! Also, thanks for the link!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  9. Your Grand Old Flag is looking wonderful Sharon! I find cross stitch incredibly hard on my eyes now. Thanks for the link.