Welcome to the Prairie Schooler SAL blog. This is a blog to celebrate our stitching of the wonderful designs from the lovely ladies of Prairie Schooler. Pamela and Nancy are retiring to take a well deserved break after 32 years of giving us cross stitchers the most wonderful designs and so much pleasure. The rules of the blog are simple: post a progress pic or a finish whenever you like, as long as it is a Prairie Schooler Design.
I've been absent from blogland for awhile; our house has been the infirmary lately. All four of us have been sick at least once in the last six weeks. I managed to put a few stitches into each of my two Santas.
I guess it's time to update my Prairie Schooler I've been working on. I have made quite a bit of progress on it since last month. I've been trying to work at least an hour a day on it but more often than not I'm still spending way too much time on the ipad. I have deleted most of the games on it and have been trying to limit the amount of time I've been playing the few that are left. Also I've been spending a lot of time stitching my daughter's wedding sampler. I've made really good progress on it and I can actually see myself finishing it by the time the wedding rolls around next year. So I guess I'm okay with the way this one looks right now. It is a fun piece and is working up rather quickly.
I just am not going to make September's deadline. I have started a new PS Santa but all I have done is his boot so far (and only one boot). I'll get a photo of the progress in a day or so. I know that I will have two nights of tv watching to stitch thru. Meanwhile I thought I would share some of the PS nutcrackers I did earlier in the year that I plan on making into ornaments.
Actually the big Santa in the middle photo is one of the early PS Santa series.
Happy Autumn, everyone (well, at least to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere)! Things have turned a bit cooler here, but, what a gorgeous September we've had. In keeping with the season, I have a couple of fall-themed pieces to share with you today.
The first is simply called "Autumn" and is from an old Just Cross Stitch magazine. I stitched it over one on 28 ct. black Monaco using the suggested DMC threads.
To finish it off, I simply "framed" it with some rust colored ric-rak and used the acorn strewn fabric as the backing.
My second PS piece is a larger sampler from the Band Samplers book (no. 42). I just loved the saying on it "Tall trees from little acorns grow." I hope to have it completed soon, but here is a peak at my progress so far. If you would like any more information on these, I just posted about them on my blog, Stitching Dreams, this morning.
Wishing you each a pleasant day--hope it includes some stitching time! Carol
last week I wanted to start something, so I pulled out A Prairie Garden that I kitted up quite a while ago and that I wanted to be my first project for this SAL. As always I started in the center and stitched the first two blocks to the left.
Let me tell you, it was a lot of fun to stitch these flowers. Does anyone know what flower the pink one on the right hand side is?
I know that I will get back to this project very soon.
I am so sorry, I am very late with the drawing for the 2015 Santa chart .......that's what happens when you put the date right in the middle of a road trip! Anyway, home now and without more ado.......the winner is
Ariadne in Greece!
Congratulations, Miss A! Please send me an email to britstitchatgmaildot com with your street address and I will mail it to you!
It doesn't look like much but this is the progress I've made so far on my Prairie Schooler design. I only had about an hour or so last Saturday to work on it so this was all I was able to get done. I figure if I can work on it for an hour a day, I might be able to make good progress on it. I did find there was an advantage to stitching these as individual designs. I am able to choose the design I most want to work on and stitch that one before any of the others. This is the Autumn chart. I figured it would be appropriate to stitch it since fall is fast approaching. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's progress.