Almost There on My Token of Love

This has been my morning break stitching piece for the past two weeks and I realized I hadn’t shared an update on it in quite awhile.

progress on My Token of Love (Rosewood Manor design)

thread is DMC variegated thread (#115 garnet)

Making slow but good progress on it and the motifs are filling out nicely now. It will definitely be a finish at some point really soon. [Continue reading]

Framed and Gifted Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

So I’m a horrible friend in general. I forget things, a lot, frequently, and all the time. If you look closely you’ll see the date on the piece is April of 2010. My husband became very ill that month and we missed the wedding. With so many things going on, I set the piece aside and figured I’d finish the beading and give it to them later.

And then, well, life happened I guess. A year later I finished the beading, but I wasn’t sure how soon I’d be able to have it framed. My intention was to give it to them as an anniversary gift, so I put it in my finished project box for safe keeping until I was ready to have it framed. I even blogged the finish here.

Finished Lace Heart Wedding Sampler Cross Stitch
(The design is Lace Heart from a Jeanette Crews Leaflet of wedding sampler designs, all the details about fabric and supplies are in my other blog post)

I’m not sure what happened, but I must have been distracted by life between my husband being ill, buying the house, stuff with the kids, and then me being ill, the past few years of life are really just a blur of doctor’s rooms, trips to the hardware store, and a lot of confusion. [Continue reading]

Stitches and Steps – Staying Active with a Sitting Hobby

fitbit chart

While I often talk about the therapeutic benefits of our hobby, doing any kind of stitching or needlework or sewing means we spend a lot of time sitting. And if you're like me and have a job that also has you doing a lot of sitting, you might be … [Continue reading]

Card Suit Sampler Blackwork and Cross Stitch Pattern Set

card suit sampler blackwork pattern and cross stitch pattern

Available on Craftsy and Etsy … [Continue reading]

Kawaii Panda Face

kawaii panda face cross stitch pattern

This design was charted by request of my youngest son Ethan, he was in a panda mood. Pattern size is 90 wide by 68 high. Available on Craftsy & Etsy … [Continue reading]

Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop: Staying Active

Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop #22

In this round of the blog hop we're talking about something a little different. Staying active. Stitching isn't exactly an active sport, and many of us also have jobs and other things that keep us sitting or stuck in one spot for long periods of … [Continue reading]

Blackwork Bookmark Trio the First Pattern

blackwork bookmark cross stitch pattern preview

I was stitching up some bookmarks as gifts and these were the designs I charted for them. Simple, fun, and easy to finish. Available on Craftsy & Etsy Each bookmark is approximately 30 x 100 stitches in size, there's a slight variation in … [Continue reading]

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

The Light of the Fireflies book by Paul Pen

I want to start by mentioning that The Light of the Fireflies as I'm reading it is a translation from another language. I do think the translation was done very well, the sentence structure and word order all makes sense and flows well for the most … [Continue reading]

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