Crewel Yule – a Needlecraft Mystery

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 favorite things ever, great mystery novels and great needlework! what’s not to love?

This book – or any book in this series – makes a fantastic gift for the needle-crafter on your holiday shopping list (or of course yourself) The details the author goes to in order to capture the world of needlework are astounding, she picks up lingo, fiber specific detail, and more in each and every book.
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Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head

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.

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[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC 986 the fill work was all stitched with 1 strand of the same.
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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]

Finished Reading; The Paper Magician

the paper magician

This is the first short story in a series of shorts. Despite being short, it actually took me a lot longer than usual to read. The pacing of the story was all over the place and I was having a hard time staying focused on it. It's not that I didn't … [Continue reading]

Almost the Whole Outline on Blackwork Deer

deer head silohouettes preview

I've been working on stitching up the blackwork version of the Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern. I also started the solidly stitched version, so I can switch back and forth depending on how much brain power I have each day -LOL- I managed to get … [Continue reading]

Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern for Blackwork and Cross Stitching

deer head silohouettes preview

The chart includes both the blackwork and the solidly stitched silhouette, so you can choose to stitch one or you can stitch both. Pattern is available for purchase and download at Craftsy [click here to open in new tab] I'm currently … [Continue reading]

Finished Stitching Joker and Harley

Joker & Harley in Love - finished stitching

This is a WeeLittleStitches pattern from the Pixel People in Love collection. I've actually had this pattern for awhile, but I was missing a color so I hadn't stitched it yet. Found the color I needed, so I pulled the pattern out and got started … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Donna Kooler’s 555 Christmas Cross Stitch Designs Book

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I've been destashing and adding things to the Etsy shop recently, when I realized we haven't done a giveaway in quite a while. So, here we go, an easy-peasy giveaway with different entry options for a copy of Donna Kooler's 555 Christmas Cross … [Continue reading]

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