About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.

Getting to Know Featured Stitcher Brandy

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You’ll find Brandy around the web on these links:

Now let’s get into the stitching questions and have some fun getting to know Brandy, her projects, and her crafty stash…
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Stitching the 2017 Rainbow SAL from Connie Gee Designs

This is a free design being released in parts as a stitch-a-long at Connie Gee Designs. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at http://www.conniegeedesigns.com/2017-sal.html.

[2/21/2017] Monday stitching…. about half way through the February section.
a little more progress on February rainbow sal section

Weekend stitching [2/20/2017] made a lot of progress on the February medallion:

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12 of My Favorite Stitching Groups

I’m sure there are probably hundreds of stitching and needlework groups on Facebook, and I’m definitely a member of more than just this dozen, but these are just a few of my favorites that I visit every week 🙂

12 favorite stitching groups
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Stitching the 2017 Mystery Band Sampler SAL from Linen and Threads

This is a free design being released one band at a time on the Linen and Threads website. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at http://linenandthreads.com/mystery-sampler-stitch-a-long.

[2/16/2017] a little birdie has made an appearance…. or maybe he’s a dragon, a tiny garden dragon? Hopefully his friends will be joining him soon.

and we have a corner:

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January Stitching and Stash Acquisition

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A quick look at everything I stitched on in January… The first week and a half I didn’t get any stitching done really, but by the middle of the month I was back to stitching every day again, even if it was in 15 and 20 minute chunks some days. [Read more…]

The War Doctor Quote Free Pattern

The War Doctor, without an official number or a fancy catch phrase, making the most difficult decision and fighting The Time War… Portrayed by actor John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, along side the beloved 10 and 11 of David Tennant and Matt Smith.

It was a quote-filled episode for sure, but this moment sticks with you. Okay, the whole thing sort of sticks with you as a Doctor Who fan, there’s a lot of emotion and powerful storytelling packed into that anniversary special. (random side note for ’80s kids, John Hurt was also The Storyteller)

Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.

Download the free cross stitch pattern here as a PDF
or add it to your account at Craftsy, whichever you prefer.

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Almost There on My Token of Love

[update 1/24/2017] Finished a motif and a skein of floss at the same time, seemed like a good place to take a pause and put her away for a bit.

progress on my token of love by rosewood manor

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Cool Grime Guard Solution for Big Projects

I came across this while browsing #flosstube videos on YouTube over the weekend. Pam was working on Bid Red Ship and afraid the hand-dyed floss would bleed if washed, so in order to take extra care to keep the fabric extra super clean she sewed up a solution using pillow shams!

[big project grime guard made from pillow shams at 37:56]
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