24 October 2015

Saturday Sampler

Mr. Wonderful and I were having a quiet Saturday, watching college football. I had been stitching, and uploading some pictures for a blog post, and I was thinking about what to title the post. I said, "What's a word starting with 's' that means 'odds and ends'? I want to call this post 'Saturday... something'." Without missing a beat, Mr. Wonderful said, "Saturday Sampler!" I nearly fell off the couch! It's perfect! Sometimes this man amazes me, y'all. 

So here we are, our first Saturday Sampler. I'm not going to promise I'll do this every Saturday, or even most Saturdays, but I thought having an occasional "hodge podge" post at the end of the week might be fun. Just a little re-cap of the week, things I've found shopping, things I've found wandering around the web, things I've been working on, and of course, Tiger Lily. Let's see what we have today...

Have y'all seen the FREE 12 Days of Christmas SAL from Plum Street Samplers? The first three days were released last Sunday, and the remaining days will be released each Sunday until the sampler is complete. I haven't decided if I'll stitch it or not, but I'm saving it... it's pretty neat!

I found this little fox ornament for my Fox Christmas Tree. Yeah, he looks kinda like a dog, but he's still cute... and I know he's a fox.

Every year Mr. Wonderful and I choose our Christmas ornaments from the annual Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue. If you'd like to see all of them, just click on the "Christmas Open House" label on the right sidebar. Anyway, although I didn't choose it for my ornament this year, I really liked the Mani di Donna "Christmas Carols" ornament. I found the beautiful button for it at Down Sunshine Lane and ordered it, just in case I want to stitch it some day. 

Speaking of ornaments, have y'all seen the super cool Mid-Century Modern set of Christmas ornaments from Misty Hill Studio? I love, love, LOVE how they look grouped together... so mod! Check out what I found at Hobby Lobby to use on ornament finishes:

Perfect, right? When I saw the black and silver, I was like (gasp!), "Holly's ornaments!" 

Here's a shot of Tiger Lily taken this week. She was sitting in her "donut" patiently waiting for me to finish my housework so we could settle down and stitch. Seriously, that's what she was doing... waiting on me!

And here's a sneak peek of what we've been working on all week. Somebody's got some cute shoes!

Okay, y'all, that wraps up the Saturday Sampler. Hope y'all enjoyed it. Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your Saturday Sampler, Honeybee. Where did you find the tree buttons? Tiger Lily looks like she was waiting very patiently. Hope you didn't keep her waiting too long! :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

    1. Thank you, Robin! I found the tree buttons at Hobby Lobby, which I should have put in the post. I've edited it to correct the omission. Thanks for pointing it out!

  2. I like this idea of Saturday Sampler! Tiger Lily is sure pretty. I like that pattern by Mani di Donna too. Hopefully you'll stitch it soon, no pressure ;p Love those shoes; bravo for stitching with metallics! Sometimes, you gotta just do it, for the sake of the craft! Have a great evening!

  3. Saturday Sampler - I love it! Yes, I did know about the 12 Days of Christmas...I already caved, printed the patterns and started stitching them. I was considering blogging about it too. You can stitch them for next Christmas...they work up fast.

    Those tree buttons are perfect!!! But my ornaments are already finished...sigh...you have a very good eye! Our Hobby Lobby is about 35 minutes away, not that far, but just enough out of the way that I don't go very much. I am missing out! :)

    The sneak peek is adorable! Thought I knew what it was but I just checked and it isn't...

    Hugs and kisses to the gorgeous Tiger Lily!

  4. Yes, I did enjoy this Saturday Sampler. I am excited to see the rest of your sneak peek. :D

  5. Love your Saturday sampler! Smooches to Tiger Lilly

  6. Love your Saturday sampler! Smooches to Tiger Lilly

  7. Just found this, late Monday our time down here. Thank you for posting the info & Tiger Lily looks adorable,