Loretta’s Annual Report of Stitching for 2013

Finished Paisley Pumpkin

I think I did more stash shopping than I did stitching this year... oops. I had very little in the finished category this year... I finished my January Snowflake and I finished my Paisley Pumpkin I made some progress on My Token of … [Continue reading]

Hot Chocolate Cross Stitch Ornaments

Janlynn Hot Cocoa Ornament Cross Stitch Kit

Last week's chart of the week was also a Janlynn ornament set. I decided not to buy the owl ornaments when I saw these cute hot cocoa mug ornaments! Hot chocolate is kind of a big deal around here. The kids love hot chocolate nights, they get … [Continue reading]

My Favorite Holiday Ornaments


I'll get our blog hop kicked off with the first post. First, I'll confess that I don't do a lot of holiday decorating. My favorite part of decorating is putting up the tree, and the kids do 99% of the work on that. My job on decorating day is to make … [Continue reading]

Stitching Bloggers #19: Your Favorite Holiday Decoration


Welcome back to a fresh new edition of the blog hop! We're on our new schedule of hopping once a month on the 15th. The blog hop widget for round #18 has been closed and this month's widget will be open for you to add your link until January 15th. … [Continue reading]

September Ornament Club Pattern


In September we decorated a few gingerbread men with the kids ;) When you purchase this pattern on Craftsy you receive the charting for all four of these gingerbread men that you can change, alter, and decorate however you'd like. Add some … [Continue reading]

August Ornament Club Pattern

August Ornament Preview

The best way to celebrate any holiday is simply with love and kindness to each other. A simple and fun ornament to stitch and one of my favorites this year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. If you missed out ornament club registration, you … [Continue reading]

July Ornament Club Pattern


July's Ornament Club Pattern comes with a speckle of Irish ;) Simple ornament with a knotwork accent in two versions, Beannachta√≠ na F√©ile = Happy Holidays / Greetings of the Festival (stitch count 73w x 51h) Nollaig Shona= Merry Christmas … [Continue reading]

Janlynn Owl Cross Stitch Ornaments: Creepy or Cute?


I am always on the lookout for owls to stitch up, and having a set of owl ornaments sounded promising. But two of these owls sort of creep me out with their eyes... For the most part I really like Janlynn ornament kits, they have all sorts of … [Continue reading]

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