Pattern Pick of the Day: Howling Wolves

Benway Counted Cross Stitch Howling Wolves 14CT 56x71cm Counted Cross Stitch Kit contains 14 Count,White Canvas Cotton threads, 76 kinds of DMC colors Pre Sorted Thread Card Easy to follow instructions 2 Needles supplied … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Let It Bee from Dimensions

Dimensions Jiffy Let It Bee... Mini Counted Cross Stitch Kit: 5x7 This kit contains white cotton Aida, cotton thread, needles and easy instructions. Frame and mat are not included. Finished size: 7" x 5". Design: Let It Bee. Designer: Lisa Audit. … [Continue reading]

Loretta’s Annual Report of Stitching for 2014


At the end of the year I like to look over what I finished, what I started, what I wanted to do versus what I actually did. This year I had some slumps, I had some finishes, and I made some progress. Not as much as I would have liked, but then again … [Continue reading]

Crewel Yule – a Needlecraft Mystery

crewel yule by monica ferris

Part-time sleuth and full-time owner of the needlework shop Crewel World, Betsy Devonshire prepares for a chilling holiday season filled with mistletoe--and murder. I love the Monica Ferris Needlecraft Mysteries line of books ~ combines two of my … [Continue reading]

Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head


All finished stitching the blackwork version of the deer head silhouettes and really pleased with how it turned out. I'll be turning it into a throw pillow on my next sewing and finishing day. The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count … [Continue reading]

Almost Done with My Blackwork Deer

deer head silohouettes preview

I've got the outline finished, the antlers are all filled in, just little bit more to stitch. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC and I'm doing the fill work all in 1 strand. [Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy] … [Continue reading]

Finished Reading; The Paper Magician

the paper magician

This is the first short story in a series of shorts. Despite being short, it actually took me a lot longer than usual to read. The pacing of the story was all over the place and I was having a hard time staying focused on it. It's not that I didn't … [Continue reading]

Almost the Whole Outline on Blackwork Deer

deer head silohouettes preview

I've been working on stitching up the blackwork version of the Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern. I also started the solidly stitched version, so I can switch back and forth depending on how much brain power I have each day -LOL- I managed to get … [Continue reading]

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