Almost Halfway on My Token of Love

I’ve made a nice amount of progress stitching My Token of Love this month, I’m almost at the halfway point. I’ve been taking 30 – 60 minutes in the mornings during the week after everyone leaves to just sit by myself, enjoy some hot coffee, and stitch before I fire up the computer and start working.

progress stitching My Token of Love (a Rosewood Manor design)

I’ve had a lot of folks ask about the threads I’m using on this project ~ DMC variegated thread (#115 garnet)
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Trying to Love Mill Hill’s Owlets

Mill Hill released some new Spring designs for the 2015 line up, including a series of little owlets still in their eggshells. I love Mill Hill kits and I love owls, but I’m not sure if I love these little owlets or not. I like them, but I’m not sure I love them.

The turquoise guy pictured here at left is definitely my favorite of the six. (Finn Owlet)

I get it, Spring, renewal, easter, pastely colors, etc… but I’m having a hard time loving the owls in the eggs. I guess maybe I just want to see wings and feathers and majestic owl beauty. Lately it seems like owls are being represented as cutesy and colorful everywhere, almost to the point of annoying and tiresome. (I said almost, I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of seeing owls represented in art and needlework, even if they’re pastel and cute.)

What do YOU think of the new Owlet designs? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below…

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January’s Big Fluffy Snowball

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Click here to open Craftsy in a new window Pattern size: 98 x 98 stitches 2 colors floss, your choice Enjoy & Happy Stitching! … [Continue reading]

A Little Gridding Goes A Long Way

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (like back in 2013), I guest blogged a few times over here about my adventures in stitching.  Then, in Summer of 2013, I started a Masters of Arts degree in teaching and most of my spare time for blogging … [Continue reading]

Loretta’s Annual Report of Stitching for 2014

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At the end of the year I like to look over what I finished, what I started, what I wanted to do versus what I actually did. This year I had some slumps, I had some finishes, and I made some progress. Not as much as I would have liked, but then again … [Continue reading]

Crewel Yule – a Needlecraft Mystery

crewel yule by monica ferris

Part-time sleuth and full-time owner of the needlework shop Crewel World, Betsy Devonshire prepares for a chilling holiday season filled with mistletoe--and murder. I love the Monica Ferris Needlecraft Mysteries line of books ~ combines two of my … [Continue reading]

Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head

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All finished stitching the blackwork version of the deer head silhouettes and really pleased with how it turned out. I'll be turning it into a throw pillow on my next sewing and finishing day. The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count … [Continue reading]

Almost Done with My Blackwork Deer

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I've got the outline finished, the antlers are all filled in, just little bit more to stitch. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC and I'm doing the fill work all in 1 strand. [Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy] … [Continue reading]

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