Finished Stitching Paisley Pumpkin!

Finished Paisley Pumpkin

This was the Paisley Pumpkin beaded cross stitch kit from Mill Hill: I did all the beading this weekend, so it's a finish! YAY! I had all the stitching done when I put away last Fall, but I didn't have the space at home to sit down and work … [Continue reading]

Arc of White is Chart of the Week


Arc of White comes from Tempting Tangles ... A spider sewed at night without a light, upon an arc of white. ~ Emily Dickinson 1891 Stitch Count is 193w x 192h. The pattern model was stitched on 40 count Midnight Fantasy linen using Gentle Art … [Continue reading]

Designing my own patterns the 500th post!


I thought about designing my own patterns for years. I would go to the nearest shop and find things I liked, but very rarely that I LOVED. I joined the Stitching the Night Away ornament club in January, and I confess I fell in love with the idea of … [Continue reading]

Sentimental (cross) Stitches


My Mom was an avid cross stitcher.  She was always working on a pattern and I would always get her a new kit for her birthday. I guess I'm writing this post to tell you how special a cross stitch project is when you've lost a loved one.  My Mom … [Continue reading]

Too Deep to Fall Free on Kindle for Five Days

Too Deep to Fall on Kindle

Today's post is a bit off topic, as it's not about stitching but about reading. This is my husband's poetry book and it's free on Kindle for the next few days. (We actually just celebrated 19 years since our first date yesterday - gees I feel old.) … [Continue reading]

Believe Mill Hill Kit is Chart of the Week

Believe Santa Mill Hill Kit

I've been seeing a lot of Christmas in July celebrations being planned and it got me thinking about holiday stitching ~ of course. This week's chart pick is Believe from Mill Hill, and it's actually a full stitching kit. I love these Mill Hill … [Continue reading]

I Cannot Count My Day Complete… How Often Do You Stitch?

I cannot count my day complete 'til thread, needle, and fabric meet.

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A Creative Mess….

A creative mess is better than tidy idleness.

I agree entirely. Not only is it better, it's practically required that you create some sort of mess to reach the end result of creativity. Sometimes that mess is physical, sometimes that mess is just part of the process in your mind. What's the … [Continue reading]

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