May was a complicated month out there in the real life world. My husband (Brian) had gallbladder removal surgery. Someone shot our van window out with what I assume was an Airsoft or BB gun while we were going down the road near our house. Lucas turned 20-years-old 😮 We’re getting ready for graduation coming up in a few weeks, Noah graduates this year and then next year only Ethan will be high school. In February all of my kids will be adults ~ I suddenly feel a little old.
Surprisingly, I managed to get a little bit of stitching done here and there throughout the month, even with weird weather and humidity making my knuckles angry.
Linen & Threads 2017 Band Sampler: (blog post)
Finished stitching Part 1 of the Linen and Threads 2017 Band Sampler – 18 count navy blue Wichelt aida – DMC 762 – DMC 775 . . . #LinenAndThreadsSamplerSAL2017 #linenandthreadsmysterysampler #crossstitch #crossstitching #crossstitchersofinstagram #linenandthreads #stitchingthenightaway #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchstagram
I finished stitching Part 1 of the 2017 Linen & Threads Band Sampler
Connie Gee Designs 2018-2019 Backstitch SAL: (blog post)
Finished 3 of 25 blocks for the Connie Gee Design's Backstitch SAL (@conniegeeb) tonight Fabric is 28 count evenweave Orange Spice from @stitchnmomma these three blocks were stitched using Eterna Silks 3010 . . . #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitching #blackwork #stitching #stitchalong #backstitch #embroidery #conniegeesdesigns #stitchingthenightaway #eternasilk
I finished the third block of the Connie Gee Designs Stitch-a-Long that’s going on for 2018 and 2019 – there will be 25 blocks total for this one.
What's with this empty rectangle? It's the outline for a blackwork bookmark. (Patterns available in the shop at http://www.stitchingthenightaway.com/pattern-shop/ or link in profile on Instagram) Unidentified evenweave in an ecru color from my stash cabinet. Thread is DMC #989. I'm not really loving the fabric though, so I may start over on a new piece of fabric. . . . #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitching #blackwork #stitching #dmcthreads #backstitch #bookmarkdesign
I know this looks like an empty rectangle, but it’s actually the outline for one of my Blackwork Bookmark models. I’m not sure that I like this fabric, though, so I might start over. Patterns are available in the new Pattern Shop
I picked up the May Thread of the Month pack from Ship’s Manor plus a Little Orphan Fabric and some of the cool new Bamboo Thread, which I can’t wait to try out 🙂
Designing and Such:
I released the Death Before Decaf free cross stitch pattern as well. You can pick that up at http://www.stitchingthenightaway.com/9487/death-before-decaf-pattern/