Almost There on My Token of Love

progress on My Token of Love (Rosewood Manor design)

[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. … [Continue reading]

Cool Grime Guard Solution for Big Projects

pams grime guard

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 … [Continue reading]

12 SALs Happening in 2017

12 cross stitch sals big pinnable image

Stitchrovia's Charity SAL for UK based charity Mind. All profits from the pattern will go to directly to the charity to help those who suffer with mental health issues, as well as their families. You'll find the first of nine installments at … [Continue reading]

Always Some Madness in Love

preview of the pattern for madness in love quote

Click Here to Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial My favorite Nietzsche quote. Quite possibly my favorite quote of anyone ever. Download the free cross stitch pattern here as a PDF or add it to your account at Craftsy, whichever you … [Continue reading]

10 Things I Want to Do in 2017

10 stitchy things I want to do in 2017

So here we are almost two full weeks into the new year already. Gosh, that happened fast. I'm trying to get my stitching stash reorganized so I can spend more time stitching and less time moving things from place to place. I miss having a "spot" that … [Continue reading]

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

the girl on the train by paula hawkins available on Amazon (kindle, paperback, and hardcover)

Why is everyone drunk or drinking all the time? I can't tell if this part was intentional to draw out the recovering alcoholic character perspective, that she the character is noticing it so it is being made extremely obvious to you as the reader, … [Continue reading]

Almost Done Stitching a Bookmark….

I've been working on this chevron design off and on, it's part of a series of monogram patterns that I'm working on charting to be released this year (there are bookmarks, ornaments, and in-the-hoop designs) This one is almost ready and I really like … [Continue reading]

Retta’s Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

printable recipe card for peanut butter cookie recipe

Several years ago when everyone in my house could still eat peanuts and I was baking more frequently, there were many batches of peanut butter cookies being made. This is also the recipe I shared way back in the first Stitching the Night Away holiday … [Continue reading]

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