My Battle with the Stitching Blahs (Blog Hop)

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

The blog hop question this time around was:

Have you ever had a case of the “stitching blahs” where you just didn’t want to stitch? Or maybe it was more like you didn’t get to stitch because you were busy and that created a chain reaction sense of the “blahs” and led to even less stitching…. sort of like a case of “the Mondays” that we are all familiar with. How do you handle your stitching blahs and get back into stitching mode?

I’ve had a long ongoing battle with the stitching blahs over the years, and I know several other stitchers who have as well. That’s part of the reason I chose it as our topic for the first blog hop here at Stitching the Night Away. I was actually going through a bit of stitching blah when I put the hop together, so I figured I would glean a little inspiration from the community on how to banish this most recent bout with the blahs. [Read more...]

Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop #1: Stitching Blahs

Welcome to the first round of Stitching Bloggers here at Stitching the Night Away. I’ve had so many requests to start a blogging-round-robin or “blog hop” of sorts that I finally got it on the to-do list and managed to pull it all together.

The idea here is to pick a topic, sometimes a specific question, everyone will blog about the topic and then come back here and enter a link to their blog post in the link widget on the current post. That way everyone can check out the participating blogs, meet new blog friends, and comment on each other’s work, etcetera. Sound like fun? Great. Let’s get started with this blog hop….

Blog Hop Blogging Prompt:

Have you ever had a case of the “stitching blahs” where you just didn’t want to stitch? Or maybe it was more like you didn’t get to stitch because you were busy and that created a chain reaction sense of the “blahs” and led to even less stitching…. sort of like a case of “the Mondays” that we are all familiar with. How do you handle your stitching blahs and get back into stitching mode?

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Cute Free Owl Cross Stitch Pattern Whoo-Hoo Me

WhooHooMe-free-owl-cross-stitchHow cute is this little guy? You know I love finding owl cross stitch patterns around the web, and this one just happens to be a freebie.

Whoo-Hoo Me comes from Kincavel Krosses and those big owl eyes are just too adorable. I had to share the cuteness.

Of course at this point I have so many owls on my to-stitch list that I’ll probably never get them all stitched up, but a girl can dream.
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Stitching Fairy is Chart of the Week

Stitching Fairy by Nora CorbettThis is part of Nora Corbett‘s Stitching Fairy series, in particular this fairy represents Linen.

Model stitched on 32 Ct. French Lace Linen with Crescent Colours floss, Kreinik #4 braid, and Mill Hill beads.

I chose the Linen Fairy as our chart of the week to encourage you to try something new in your stitching. If you’re generally an aida stitcher, pick up a piece of linen or evenweave this week and give it a shot. Grab a copy of the free guide here on the site to help you get started and enjoy.

Or maybe you’ve never done a project that included beads added to it like this one does, [Read more...]

Night Owl from Mill Hill is Chart of the Week

Night Owl Cross Stitch Kit from Mill HillIf you’ve been reading at Stitching the Night Away for any length of time you’ve probably caught on that I like seeing owls in cross stitch, so this week’s featured chart probably comes as no surprise to you.

If you’re new around here - welcome! I’m glad you’ve stopped by to chat and stitch :)

Night Owl is actually a complete cross stitch kit from Mill Hill.
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