Friday, October 8, 2021

Weekend Plans and A Finish

Happy Friday Friends!


I’m always happy to see this day of the week.  Not that I don’t enjoy my job, I do.  I just enjoy my free time a tad bit more. 😊  Especially when it kicks off a weekend where I have nothing to do except what I WANT to do.


Before we get to that though, I want to share this week’s cross stitch finish.  Stitching with the Housewives has a monthly release called Calendar Crates.  It’s in Priscilla's usual chalkboard fashion, and features seasonal elements.  The patterns include both large and small charts.


I fully finished the release for October this week…

Black Cat Broom Company


This was September’s…

Pumpkin Seeds


And this was August’s…

Sunflower Seeds

August and September patterns were stitched on the usual 14 count Aida in Chalkboard Black by Witchelt.
  For the October charts, I used 14 count Aida but in just plain black from Charles Craft.  It was a nice change, I think.


Now, for this weekend’s plans… you won’t believe it…


I’m going to SEW! Like actually use my sewing machine. 


I used my Accuquilt GO to cut out Plaid Farmhouse Quilt back in the summer.  This pattern is designed by Priscilla and Chelsea of Stitching with the Housewives and published by It’s Sew Emma.  (I promise I stitch and sew other designers!)

It was supposed to be a vacation project but you know how that goes.


I even had a nice setup ONE day.

I only got as far as paper piecing some half-square triangles.  So my goal for this weekend is to finish the quilt top and possibly piece the backing.


I also want to piece backings for two additional quilts.  I’ve shared these before as they’ve been around a while.

Witch’s Night Out

2019 Block of the Month with my local quilt shop


I’ll come back Monday and share an update on my progress…wish me luck 😊


So, what are your plans this weekend?  Anything you can tell? 😉


Angie said...

I love seeing your finished cross stitch projects! I'm not tempted to take up cross stitch again, but it's great to see all the fun projects being worked on.
Good luck with your sewing plans for the weekend - sounds like heaven!
And may I just say, the Featherweight and flamingo combination is perfect! ;-) We're headed to our camp this weekend, where I have a huge stash of flamingo hexie scraps that are supposed to get string-pieced...

Gene Black said...

My weekend will probably be spent working on the quilt I am making and practicing ukulele - I am taking a workshop today.

It will be fun to see that sewing project coming along.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

That plaid farmhouse patter is so cute!!! It's nice that you have the weekend to work on it!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Whoo hoo sewing weekend! That is going to be one very fun quilt. And your cross stitch pictures are so fun, you must be a very fast stitcher(unlike me). I'd like to know how you are finishing them off, stretching over mat board or what? Is there a tutorial for that somewhere?

sewyouquilt2 said...

Love your witches night out.it is on my list
Thefarmhouse quilt is neat top
I always LOVE your stutcheries and am
Amazed at how many you get done

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Good luck!! I LOVE your cross stitch projects - but it's good to see you sewing again - ;))