14 December 2015

Christmas Crafternoon: Stitching is the Best Medicine

Happy Monday, y'all! It's Christmas Crafternoon Week! The sewing room is open, the kitchen is open, and we're ready to go! 

Today's project is so, so versatile. It could be a stocking stuffer, it could be a pick-me-up for someone who's blue or down with a cold, it could be a keep-busy gift for someone who's sitting with a loved one in the hospital, it could be for a long trip... really anything. And best of all, it's so easy to put together from your own stash, you'll probably only have to purchase one item. Let's get started!

Stitching is the Best Medicine Pill Organizer 

What you'll need:

*a large plastic pill organizer (the larger, the better)
*tiny cross stitch freebies
*fabric, floss, needle, needle threader
*prescription form

For this project, I used some tiny freebies from DMC's Spanish blog, but any really small designs will do. Choose seven designs, one for each day of the week.

For each design, choose the necessary floss colors and cut 12" lengths. This should be plenty for tiny designs, as it equals one yard of floss when separated into two-strand lengths for stitching.  Cut fabric for each design, probably a few inches square, depending on the size of the designs you've chosen. Add a needle and a needle threader.

Put a design and its materials in each compartment of the pill organizer. Be sure to include the needle and needle threader in the first compartment.

With your gift, include a prescription form. You can make one up to say whatever you want, but here's an example of what I came up with:

Rx 24-7-365

Prescribed by: (your name)
For: (recipient)


Take one dose every day for 7 days for relief of symptoms (boredom, stress, the sniffles, etc.)


Expires: N/A
Refills left: 1 of 1

May cause neglect of housework. Take with snacks and cups of tea.

You may also want to include finishing ideas. The stitched squares could be sewn together to make a couple of bookmarks, or even a tiny quilt. Add an extra piece of fabric just in case the stitcher wants to stitch a signature block for her project.

Today's recipe is a savory baked omelet that is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and we even have it for supper sometimes! This is one of Mr. Wonderful's favorites.

Baked Denver Omelet

2 Tbsp. butter
1 c. frozen seasoning blend (peppers, onions, celery, parsley--or veggies of your choice)
1 c. chopped ham
8 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. shredded cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Saute veggies in butter until golden; set aside to cool. Beat eggs well with a fork; beat in milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in cooled veggies, ham, and cheese. Pour into a greased 10" pie dish and bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until eggs are browned and puffy. 

Have a great Monday! See y'all tomorrow!


  1. What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a super cute idea, Honeybee! The recipe sounds easy enough; definitely sounds yummy!

  3. This is brilliant! Perfect for encouraging stitchers to treat themselves to a little something every day. Yum to the recipe too...I love breakfast for supper!

  4. I just love Tiger Lily! What would you do without all of her help ;-)?