April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s day is right around the corner with Easter poking its head out of the closet. I love April Fool’s Day because it is a time to play pranks and just be silly or stitch the whole day away.

Embroidery Central will be hosting an all day Sit n’ Stitch from noon to 8 pm in Logan, Utah. It costs $30 and includes a one color wonder pattern (floss in one color and pattern) and lunch. This is a great time for stitchers to get together and just relax.

If you don’t stitch but would like to see what the excitement is about, go ahead and stop by, you just might find a new hobby.

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This pattern is driving me nuts…

I am trying to finish a Shepherd’s Bush pattern and it is driving me nuts. I picked it out because from the picture it’s really kinda cute.

I should have changed the colors. I am not a pastel type of person and this pattern is so pastel that some of the colors don’t show up on the fabric.

I think once this is finished, I well give it away. Not sure who will get it but I don’t think I’ll keep it.

What pattern has driven you nuts?

WIP Wednesday: The Musician by Joan Elliott

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Yesterday was WIP Wednesday for almost every stitcher around the world and I missed it. I spent Wednesday night trying to find my dog that had escaped out of a fenced in back yard. My body decided it needed sleep and slept through Wednesday.

Anyway, here is my progress picture. I started it awhile ago and this is as far as I have gotten. It is a Joan Elliott design called The Musician. You can Google it to see what it will look like.

It is an a hand dyed orange fabric that I purchased from Embroidery Central but I am not sure what it is called. If I find out or remember, I will let you know.

Now, I just have to decide if I want to clean, stitch, or write.

Sit n’ Stitch

Just a friendly reminder that Embroidery Central will be hosting their weekly Sit n’ Stitch. It starts at 6 pm and goes until 8 pm. If you would like to see what projects get finished within the month, check out their online finishers gallery.

On April 1st, they will be holding an all day Sit n’ Stitch. The cost is $30 for the project and lunch. This event starts at 11 am.

Embroidery Central is located in Logan, Utah.

Why do I stitch?

I went browsing through some other cross stitch blogs really quick today. What I realized is that a lot of stitcher’s show their current Work in Progress (WIP), they talk about the time, and they show the finishing or framing of the project. However, they rarely mention why they stitched that particular piece. This got me thinking about what I stitch and why I stitch it?

Lately, I have been doing a lot of projects for charity. I have stitched and finished Christmas ornaments for the Needlework Angel Tree that Embroidery Central will be setting up in July. The proceeds from these ornaments will go to local organization to help them buy Christmas presents for kids.  I hand embroidered some bread clothes that were auctioned off for a local benefit to help someone pay their medical bills. I have stitched projects for various cancer organizations to sell and raffle off.

I have two bigger projects that are being stitched for my children. Of course, they will hang in my house until I am gone then get passed down. I have projects waiting to be framed that are for my husband or for my kids. I have even stitched a project for someone who posted an add on KSL.

The reality is I stitch for everyone else and never for myself. Maybe, its time I start a project just for me.