30 November 2013

Thankful Turkey

A little Thanksgiving freebie found here. 

Stitched with DMC and Caron Wildflowers in Fiesta. I think Wildflowers is my favorite fiber now. I love that stuff. 

Back to decorating for Christmas! 

28 November 2013

22 November 2013


I love Chickadees. Small, chubby, busy, with that cheerful little buzzing chatter. Birds are usually beautiful rather than cute, but on the adorableness scale, I think Chickadees are right up there with the impossibly cute Tufted Titmouse. If you've been following my blog, you know I've slowly been stitching up all the Button Up Birdies from Victoria Sampler. There were twelve, and I was almost done with them, and then they released four more. {sigh} I've been busy with other projects, but I finally have another one to show off. Here's #13 (for me). 

If you've seen the design, you'll notice I've changed the colors (shocking for you, I know). The original has blue and red mittens, and red berries. I wanted a softer look, so I used my favorite pink (CC Cerise) and green (GAST Green Apple) for the mittens and some blue-ish beads to resemble Juniper berries.

As always, my work was closely monitored for quality.

And here's a sweet little ornament I picked up yesterday.

There were lots of different bird ornaments--including a gorgeous Red Bellied Woodpecker I was having a fit for--but I behaved myself and only bought one. 

For now.

16 November 2013


We should never outgrow goodies. Today is cool and damp and grey... in other words, perfect stitchy weather. I've been playing in my sewing room and have a new sewing basket to show off. I've been wanting a new one for a long time, and stumbled upon this one at Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday. Bonus: it was 40% off! 

Isn't this fun?

Too cute, right? Also, stash goodies for an upcoming Christmas project. It'll be a while before I have this one finished and ready to show, but even the supplies are fun! The sparklier, the better.

Gloomy outside, bright and festive inside. Just an ordinary old Saturday afternoon... the best kind.

Happy Stitching!

11 November 2013

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you to all veterans, and especially to my favorite veteran, Mr. Wonderful.

This is Hero Quaker by San-Man Originals, a freebie which can be found here. 

06 November 2013

Fox Finishing

Spending the week doing some major reorganization in my sewing room, getting ready for a long, cozy winter of stitching, stitching, stitching. Hopefully. Anyway, I stitched this little guy a long time ago and he's been in a small frame since then. Never have been carried away with the frame, so I decided to unframe him and finish him instead. I already had all my finishing stuff strewn all over the floor (reorganizing!) so I just whipped it out in a few minutes. I like him better now. 

Okay, back to work.