Stitching Progress This Week!

It feels like forever since I had real stitching progress to share here on the blog. I mentioned in the newsletter last week that I was recovering from feeling pretty darn crappy and as part of that I prescribed myself some stitching time daily. I have to say, stitching is good medicine.

I put a few hours in stitching My Token of Love by Rosewood Manor, a project that has been neglected for awhile. This was my morning project, I’d stitch for 30 minutes or so after everyone left for school each morning. A cup of hot coffee and whatever random cooking show was on TV…
(you can see previous progress on My Token of Love here)

Then my weekend project was starting Joker & Harley by weelittlestitches
I’m hoping that I can finish this one up this week ~ yay for quick projects!

Finished Reading; Alone (A Bone Secrets Novel) by Kendra Elliot

Last night I finished reading Alone (A Bone Secrets Novel) by Kendra Elliot.

This was a pretty smooth read and I enjoyed the story. It’s a combination of mystery, thriller, sort of drizzled with romance. There is one sex scene in the book, but it’s pretty mild. In other words, the book is 98% story, no smut.

I didn’t realize this was the fourth book in the series – but fortunately each book in the series focuses on a different character, so I can go back and read the other three novels at another time and they’re all standalone stories that link together in small ways.

I kind of like that concept, little stories in their own universe that go together but don’t necessarily need to be together. Reminds me a little bit of comic book crossover stories, but in novel form.
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Independence Eagle Stitched by Denise

Independence Eagle stitched by Denise S

Denise shared this finish with us on the Facebook page awhile ago and I forgot to add it to the gallery. I love the idea of using the bandana as an accent or mat fabric too. Great work, Denise! (this free pattern is available right here on … [Continue reading]

5 Crochet Books that are Free on Kindle


It's no secret that I love my Kindle. It is often an extension of my arm, I'm always reading something somewhere. One of the cool things about the Kindle marketplace is the variety of reading material that you can pick up for no cost. Even if you … [Continue reading]

Finished Reading; Timebound (The Chronos Files Book 1) by Rysa Walker

Timebound by Rysa Walker

(Available as part of Kindle Unlimited if you're a subscriber, but also available in the usual other formats as well) I love time travel stories and this one was fun with the layers and ripples. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: How Many Strands?


This question from Amy made me so happy, because I love it when stitchers try new things! This is my first time stitching a project that isn't from a kit, it's also my first time using an evenweave fabric (28 count). The sampler pattern I'm using … [Continue reading]

Stitchnmomma Mystery SAL for the Holidays


I just signed up for the Stitchnmomma 2014 Mystery SAL. Sign ups are open until August 30th and it's only $3 to join and receive the patterns. You can register by picking up the SAL listing in Kelly's Etsy shop: … [Continue reading]

Star-Spangled Happiness Free Cross Stitch Pattern

free cross stitch pattern preview

Just a quick little freebie to stitch up over the Independence Day holiday this weekend. Unfortunately, the weather forecast here in my part of the U.S. looks hot, humid, and rainy :( - good weather for staying in to stitch, but not so great for … [Continue reading]

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