Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Stitching Away

While I was waiting for my floss to come so that I could finish my Christmas carol stitching, I finished up a stitch that I wanted to do for fall. Cotton is beautiful in the fall months in the south. On the drive from here to my hometown just across the state line of Florida / Alabama you will see beautiful fields for miles. It may grow much larger a little farther north, but not prettier.

The pattern was found on Cross Stitch Stash. It is stitched on 14 count Aida.

Here is a photo I took a few years back.

I am not a photographer so you can't tell much from my photograph, but trust me it is gorgeous.
I have no clue how I am going to fully finish it. I don't know if I will look for a frame or make it into a pillow or a flat fold. I really haven't had a lot of time to contemplate it just yet.

When I finish the carols, I will have  quite a bit of finishing to do. I still haven't even made an ornament yet out of the chickadees.

Now, about the carols. I have finished 6 ...

and purchased some wonderful velveteen for the backing and some beautiful ribbon. I ordered them from the lady that the pattern suggested although the pattern suggested chenille, but I think I plan to ruche the ribbon. I ordered the same color as the called for chenille. It came from an Etsy shop called lady dot creates. It was a so pretty and arrived quickly.

Took this photo late in the day and it does not do justice to the color.

I have two more carols to stitch and am now working on number 7. I will share them when I am finished with all 8.

Until then, football season is just around the corner and Tucker is already fitting into the outfit I got him the other day in Auburn, so who knows if he will even be able to wear it for long.

Happy stitching,


  1. Your stitch of the Cotton is lovely. Thanks for the link to Cross Stitch Stash. I just now visited it and decided to be a follower.

    Love the cotton field! I've never seen one that full of cotton. By the time I've traveled past them, they're mostly picked-over. What an amazing sight.

    Tucker looks so sweet in his Auburn outfit! What a precious face!

  2. Oh I love love love those carols and the ribbon!! And that cotton boll just says fall to this southern gal. That Tucker is adorable!!

  3. I love the cotton, Sandy. It really is the fabric of our lives. If nothing else the western world would have a hard time getting by without blue jeans. The cotton fields look amazing. We don't have any of those in my little section of TN, but West TN is full of them. Your velveteen and ribbon are just stunning and go really well with the Carols. Lady Dot Creates has such wonderful finishing items. I really need to think about getting back there. Wow, Tucker is really growing up. He looks more like boy and less like baby every day. Judy

  4. Your cotton stitching is beautiful and the cottonfield is wonderful. Haven't seen it before.
    Good progress on your carols.
    Another very cute photo from Tucker.
    Enjoy the week.

  5. So beautiful. Star of Wonder... Love that one! So simple and so beautiful. I like that you had a dream to be a home economist. :)

  6. Oh Sandy, your cotton stitch looks fabulous. I think it would look stunning in an oval frame. Thanks for the link. What is the name of the chart? Your carol stitches are gorgeous and the ribbon and velvet are so pretty. Oh my goodness, look at Tucker! He is such a cutie.

  7. Tucker is adorable!! I really like your carols and can't wait to see how you finish all eight! I'm not a stitcher so can only marvel at your patience and talent!

  8. I can't wait to see how you FF the cotton. I loved your photo! I have never seen a field of cotton. Your Carols are going to be very elegant!! You certainly are moving along on them. Tucker is getting so big, he is just too adorable for words!! What joy he must bring to you Sandy.

  9. Oh, I bet those cotton fields are a sight to behold, Sandy! Have never seen cotton growing in real life so I appreciate your photo... And your little stitch is darling-I know you'll find the perfect way to finish it. Love your choice of velvet and trim for the carols--I've never stitched with velvet, but it will look very elegant in your tiny pillows :)

    Such a sweetie, Tucker is! Oh, my--could you have a cuter grandbaby? Enjoy your coming week, Sandy! ♥

  10. Your carols are going to be elegant and beautiful. I so look forward to seeing them finished. Tucker is such a sweetie...what a joy and big blessing he is. RJ


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